The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
Uniform Title:
Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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West Palm Beach, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
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November 18, 1988
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Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
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Numbering in masthead and publisher's statements conflict: Feb. 20, 1987 called no. 4 in masthead and no. 8 in publisher's statement; Mar. 31, 1989 called no. 12 in masthead and no. 13 in publisher's statement.
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Shamir Gets Nod To Form New Government
President Chaim Herzog for-
mally called on Premier Yitz-
hak Shamir to form a new
At the same time, he made ,
clear to the Likud leader his
preference for a broadly based
regime that would unite the
country and avert the aliena-
tion of overseas Jewry.
Shamir seems most likely
instead to form a narrow coali-
tion led by Likud, with the
support of the ultra-Orthodox
and right-wing parties.
He got the nod from Herzog,
a full two weeks after Election
Day, only after the two largest
religious parties, Shas and
Agudat Yisrael, decided to
align with Likud rather than
Their combined 11 Knesset
seats will allow Shamir to form
a working majority in the
Knesset. The two other religi-
ous parties are expected to fall
in line.
Herzog, whose office as chief
of state is non-political and
non-partisan, made his prefer-
ences known by stressing to
Shamir the mounting public
pressure for a unity govern-
He noted widespread con-
cern among Israelis and Jews
abroad over the future Zionist
nature of the state and the
fragility of Jewish unity. And
he offered a withering criti-
cism of Israel's present elec-
tion system, which endows
minority parties with dispro-
portionate political power.
Shamir was equally careful
in crafting his response ,to the
president. He said he would
approach "all parties who
agree to serve in a Likud-led
government" to join him
"according to such terms as
we all agree to."
The premier said he was
"always a devotee of wide gov-
ernment what was called
four years ago a unity govern-
ment," a reference to the
Likud-Labor partnership
established in 1984.
This remains the correct for-
mula today, Shamir said, "and
we will try to persuade all the
parties involved so that we can
set one up this time, too."
A new Labor-Likud coali-
tion, however, seems hardly
likely at the moment. Labor
Continued on Page 13
Seminar Looks At Financial
Planning For Women
Two well-known leaders in
the community will address
the Educational Seminar on
Women's Financial Planning
on Friday, December 2, 9:30
a.m., at the home of Shirlee
Blonder in Palm Beach.
Norma Kipnis Wilson and
Harry B. Smith will be fea-
tured at the seminar spon-
sored by the Women's Endow-
ment Committee of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
The coffee seminar will
include a variety of subjects
focusing on the general theme
Harry B. Smith
Engelstein: Jewish Federation Pres.
Greenbaum: Pres. Women's Division
Alec Engelstein has been
elected President of the Jew-
ish Federation of Palm Beach
County for 1988-89, and
Women's Division President,
Carol Greenbaum, has been
chosen to serve a second term.
Mr. Engelstein has been
involved with the Palm Beach
County Jewish community for
many years. He has served as
Vice President of the Jewish
Federation for the last three
years and has chaired the Fed-
Task Force
"Adopts" Soviet
Ref useniks...........Page 4
Challenges On Soviet
Jewry Front.........Pt5
Random Thoughts By
Muriel Levitt.......Pge 8
Soviet Scientist Open
U.S. Offices.........P.*e9
From Memory To Hope
PB County Observes
Kris tall nacht.....Page 13
also Chairman of the Building
Committee for the Jewish
Community Campus.
Carol Greenbaum wrved as
Campaign Vice President for
Women's Division for two
years before she accepted the
leadership of Women's Divi-
sion last year. She is a member
of the Executive Committee of
the Federation's Board of Dir-
ectors, and sits on the Cam-
paign Cabinet and the Central
Planning and Allocations Com-
mittee. She also chairs the
Atlantis campaign.
An active member of Hadas-
Alec Engelstein, President,
Jewish Federation
eration's Community Planning
Chairman of the 1988 Federa-
tion-United Jewish Appeal
campaign, he was previously a
member of several campaign
Mr. Engelstein is the recip-
ient of the Federation's high-
est honor, the "George B. Gol-
den Community Service
Award." A former Vice Presi-
dent and current member of
the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center's Board of Trustees,
Mr. Engelstein served as
Chairman of the Morse's
Building Committee. He was
of financial planning for
women. This particular pro-
gram will include information
on the Federation's "Letter of
Intent" program, which is the
initial step in the Endowment
program. Other ways for
establishing endowments will
also be discussed.
Shirlee Blonder, Chairman
of the Woman's Endowment
Committee has scheduled this
seminar for the 1988/89 season
in order to reinforce the theme
of the committee. According to
Mrs. Blonder, "with vision and
foresight, we want women of
Norma Kipnis Wilson
all ages, married or single to
participate and be educated on
this important topic."
Norma Kipnis Wilson, Foun-
der of the Lion of Judah Pin is
a strong community leader.
She has been active in the
Greater Miami Jewish Federa-
tion since 1970 and has served
as Campaign Chair of the
Women's Division General
Campaign. She currently sits
on the Board of Directors of
the Federation and the Feder-
ation Foundation.
Harry B. Smith, a prominent
attorney in the area of Endow-
Continued on Page 12
Director To
Shoshana Bryen, Executive
Director of the Jewish Insti-
tute for National Security
Affairs (JINSA), will be the
featured speaker at the $365
to $1,199 Genesis luncheon
Monday, Dec. 5 at the Break-
ers West Country Club.
In her role as Executive Dir-
ector, Mrs. Bryen is responsi-
ble for taking groups of Ameri-
can Jewish Community leaders
to the Pentagon for full day
seminars to fulfill the goals of
the organization. In addition,
she has organized and led
groups of American Admirals
and Generals to Israel.
The goals of JINSA are two-
fold: To educate the American
Jewish community about the
vital necessity of a strong
American defense posture and
to educate the American mili-
tary and defense community
about the key role Israel can
play as a strategic ally of the
United States.
Mrs. Bryen is also managing
Editor of Security Affairs, a
monthly publication of JINSA
and author of several articles
on America's defense and the
role of Israel as a U.S. ally.
For more information, con-
tact Faye Nelson, Director,
Women's Division, Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
Carol Greenbaum, President,
Women's Division
sah, Mrs. Greenbaum is a
member of the Angel of Mercy
Committee. In the general
community, she is a member of
the Women's Auxiliary Board
of Directors of JFK Hospital
and a committee member for
the Guild for the Blind.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 18, 1988
Soviet Jewry Task Force
To "Adopt" New Refuseniks
The Soviet Jewry Task
Force of the Community Rela-
tions Council of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County is hard at work educat-
ing the community about the
plight of Soviet Refuseniks.
The primary means for focus-
ing attention on gaining free-
dom for these Jews is through
an "adoption" program of
individuals in the Soviet
At its next meeting, on
December 1, the task force will
decide which refuseniks to
adopt so the local community
can help them emigrate from
the Soviet Union. Typical
adoptions consist of those refu-
seniks who are not as well
known and who have some ties
to the local community.
In order to reach out to the
entire community, Sandra
Goldberg, Chairman, and the
entire task force is seeking
more active participation from
Jewish organizations in the
area. Several of these groups
have donated their time and
effort to the Community Rally
to be held on Soviet Jewry,
Wednesday, December 7 at
Temple Beth El. "We look
forward to enlisting support of
both young and old to work on
behalf of more refuseniks
whom we plan to adopt. Our
track record is very strong and
we hope to achieve even more
success," stated Mrs. Gold-
This past October, Mrs.
Goldberg went for the second
time to the Soviet Union. Dur-
ing her travels to Moscow,
Leningrad and Odessa, she
met with a total of 16 refuse-
niks. They discussed the prob-
lems they face and she discov-
ered that while the govern-
ment is allowing more people
to emigrate as a result of
-glasnost, older, long-term
refuseniks are not as success-
ful. "Things have gotten bet-
ter over there, but we still
have a lot to do," said Mrs.
Rabbi Alan Cohen, Vice-
Chairman of the task force and
rabbi of Temple Beth El in
West Palm Beach is also chair-
man of the rally. The Rabbi
feels that one of the main roles
of the task force is to create a
heightened sense of awareness
in this community on behalf of
the Soviet Jews. "Through our
efforts, we can ultimately give
them the freedom to emigrate
or to help them live freely in
the Soviet Union should they
choose to stay."
Stephen Cohen, a local attor-
ney and Vice-Chair of the task
force, has been active in assist-
ing refuseniks with legal rep-
resentation. In addition to par-
ticipating on the local task
force, he also works with the
South Florida Conference on
Soviet Jewry and with a
national conference headquar-
tered in Chicago, comprised of
20 attorneys who work with
refuseniks on a pro bono basis.
"We are very fortunate to
have been able to obtain these
people who are so dedicated to
this cause," said Sandra Gold-
berg. "Their experience and
hard work over the years, in
teaching the public about this
major problem, will be a great
bonus for the task force. I'm
thrilled to work with such a
great group and I look forward
to a productive year."
For more information, con-
tact Mark Mendel, Young
Adult Division Director, Jew-
ish Federation, 832-2120.
From left, standing, Sam Meyers, Ben Roisman, Morrie Rapo-
port. Seated, Keith Baker, Artistic Dtrector of the Florida
Repertory Theater.
Morse Men Stage 2nd Annual
Theater Party
Ideas And Resources Found
In Teacher Center
The well publicized and
much talked about community
Teacher Center officially
opened Nov. 1 with a three-day
open house at the Jewish Com-
munity Day School, 5801 Par-
ker Avenue in West Palm
From Nov. 1-3, teachers in
the area were invited to visit
the Center and use the
resource material available,
consult with Director Ruth
Levow or Teacher Resource
Linda Chazin on classroom
needs and participate in three
days of scheduled events: A
workshop on Games with Ms.
Levow, Puppetry with Ms.
Chazin and Hannukah Arts
and Crafts with liana Burgess.
The Teacher Center, spon-
sored by the Education
Department of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, is a multi-faceted
facility which will help com-
munity educators to prepare
posters, games and lesson
plans for the classroom as well
a as instructional manuals. Ms.
Levow will be available to
assist visitors in selecting
a laminating materials and copy-
* ing educational materials. Ms.
g Chazin will be available as an
arts and crafts specialist. The
s Center will be open Mondays,
^Tuesdays and Wednesdays
*" from 4-7 p.m. and Thursdays
8 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
r With the Hanukah season
c approaching, the Center offers
a variety of materials that can used for holiday decora-
| tions, arts and crafts projects
2 and classroom learning tools.
~ Also available are Hanukah
* kits that were distributed to
g educators attending the recent
open house. Each kit contains
;a model and directions for
Continued on Page 8
A dress rehearsal of "Man of
LaMancha" at the Florida
Repertory Theater at 8 p.m.
Wednesday November 30, is
the first fund-raiser of the sea-
son set by the Men's Associ-
ates of The Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center.
"Last year's theater party
was a solid sell-out, and we're
on our way to a repeat per-
formance this year," said Mor-
rie Rapoport, Associates Vice
President and Co-Chairman of
the event. Working with Rapo-
port is Treasurer, Sam Mey-
Ben Roisman, President of
the Men's Associates, said,
"Morrie and Sam did such a
great job on our first theater
party, we just had to give them
another chance. But, how can
you do better than a sell-out?"
"The remodeled theater has
50 fewer seats than last year,"
said Meyers, "so the feeling is
a much more intimate theater,
and there are no 'bad seats' in
the house."
For information and tickets,
call Rapoport at ($30 contribu-
tion per ticket) 622-1909, Mey-
ers at 622-0555.
Accomplishments of the 80s
Ruth Levow, Director, Teacher Center, setting up the new Center
housed at the Jewish Community Day School.
JF&CS Builds
" Link-To-Life" Alternative
and police emergencies may be
reported to the station. The
smoke detector automatically
sends a signal.
During an emergency, when
a life is on the line, every
second counts. For a family
with children, an older adult or
a handicapped person, the abil-
ity to quickly summon help in
the event of an accident or
other emergencies is crucial.
Realizing these concerns and
needs, Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County is offering Link-
to-Life personal home emer-
gency response systems. At
the push of a button, a small
pocket transmitter automati-
cally sends a distress signal via
telephone to a central receiv-
ing station. When the signal is
received, appropriate action is
taken to assure that help is
obtained. The home equipment
also includes a smoke detector
so that fire, as well as medical
For the older adult, someone
who is ill or disabled, this
system can provide a real feel
of independence, allowing
them to live comfortably alone.
Knowing that help is only a
few minutes away will relieve
fears and anxieties for many
individuals and their con-
cerned families.
When a person subscribes to
Link-to-Life, he or she will
receive the support from a
team of service professionals.
A Jewish Family and Chil-
dren's Service coordinator will
meet with each patient in his
home to discuss his medical
profile, explain the Link-to-
Life services, and assist in
selecting designated respon-
Today in Rosh Ha'ayin, a center for Israel's Yemenite popula-
tion, a young family enjoys the benefits of life in a Project
Renewal neighborhood. Through the UJA/Federation Campaign.
Rosh Ha'ayin is twinned with the Jewish communities of Dallas
and Birmingham. A new generation is being given the opportu-
nity to share in Israel's achievements.
_________________-UJA Pre,, Service Photo!Edward Serotta
ders. The equipment consists
of a small unit placed next to a
telephone, a call button and a
smoke detector, to be installed
and maintained by a Link-to-
Life technician. Every six
months, the call button is
replaced and the smoke detec-
tor is inspected and cleaned, at
no charge. Since the equip-
ment is rented, one will never
worry about repairs or mainte-
For additional information
about this life saving program,
call Gail Schwartz at the J.F.
& C.S. offices, at 684-1991, or
Rena Entin in Broward at 305-
437-3570, or 1-800-338-4176.

Friday, November 18, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Jonas, Fleischman and Meyers
Co-Chairs Genesis Event
Sheila Engelstein, Women's
Division Campaign Chair,
announced that Amy Jonas,
Eleanor Fleischman and Gla-
dys Meyers have been named
to co-chair the $365 to $1199
Genesis luncheon event in sup-
port of the 1988/89 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign. The luncheon will
be held on Monday, December
5, 11 a.m. at the Breakers
West Country Club in West
Palm Beach.
Amy Jonas, who has served
as Co-Chair of the $365 to
$1199 for the past three years
explained, "This year we
decided to give our event a
name that could be used as a
reference similar to the way
we refer to the Pacesetters or
the Lion of Judah events. We
chose the name Genesis
because it signifies creation
and the beginning and will
serve as an introductory event
for new members." In the
past, the $365 to $1199 event
took place at the end of the
campaign. "This year we
decided to move it up so it
could be used as a foundation
for those women who want to
become more involved in the
Federation," Jonas said.
Mrs. Jonas, a member of the
Jewish Federation's Board of
Directors, is currently
the WD's Vice President of
Outreach and also Vice Presi-
dent of Membership for the
Young Adult Division.
This year's committee has
many new members including
Co-Chair, Eleanor Fleischman.
Mrs. Fleischman previously
served for five years as Feder-
ation Campaign Chairman in
New York. Currently, she is on
the Board of Directors for the
Morse Geriatric Center. She
Massachusetts. Mrs. Meyers
feels that this year the
Womens' Division has broad-
ened its base and will hopefully
attract more uninvolved
women in the community.
Featured at the luncheon
will be Shoshana Bryen, Exec-
utive Director of the Jewish
Institute for National Security
Affairs (JINSA), a non-profit,
non-partisan organization that
Rabbi Feldman To Discuss
Jewish Survival With
Young Adults
hopes that by moving the
event to December, the
Women's Division will be able
to attract new members this
year as well as in years to
The third Co-Chair is Gladys
Meyers. Mrs. Meyers has been
a resident of Palm Beach Gar-
dens for the past seven years
and has been very active in the
Jewish Community. She previ-
ously was a member of the
Jewish Federation in Newton,
Morse Auxiliary
Sets Annual Gala
Flo Stuart, Co-Chair; Sylvia Berman, Auxiliary President;
Marilyn Zelnick, Co-Chair.
Committee effort in the
Fourth Annual Gala and draw-
ing for the benefit of the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center is underway by mem-
bers of the Center's Women's
Sylvia Berman, Auxiliary
President, announced that
both reservations for the Gala
and drawing ticket contribu-
tions are running well ahead of
last year. She commended co-
chairwomen, Flo Stuart and
Marilyn Zelnick and their com-
mittees for "coming up with
the most exciting Gala and
drawing ever."
The Gala, set for Dec. 18, at
The Breakers will be high-
lighted by a drawing for a
two-week Mediterranean
Cruise, a nine-day transatlan-
tic cruise and dinners for four
at five Palm Beach Restau-
"We have been most fortun-
ate in having the Seabourn
Cruise Line and the Royal
Cruise Line donate these fabu-
lous trips on their newest and
most luxurious ships," said
The Seabourn Pride, to be
launched Dec. 8, features all
suites. The full-size, nine-deck
liner carries only 212 passen-
gers. The Royal Cruise Line's
trip is aboard the Crown Odys-
sey, which features many eleg-
ant appointments and ameni-
Dinners for four persons will
be claimed by one lucky person
who will dine with his or her
guests at Cafe L'Europe, Le
Monagasque, Providencia, La
Sirena (Marcello's) and the
Palm Restaurant at the
Drawing tickets are availa-
ble for $100 contributions.
A black, white and silver
fantasy will greet the Gala
guests who gather to dine and
dance to Paul Farmer's
educates the American Jewish
community on defense issues
and Israel.
Members of the Genesis
Committee are Erie Abrams,
Continued on Page 12
The Young Adult Division of
the Jewish Federation welco-
mes Rabbi Leonid Feldman to
Palm Beach County and to the
first 1989 YAD Educational/
Cultural event as its guest
Rabbi Feldman, former
Refusenik and well-known
leader and teacher will discuss
Why Should The Jewish People
Survive?, on Tuesday, Novem-
ber 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the
Sheraton Inn, West Palm
For the past six years, Feld-
man has lectured nationally
and internationally on Soviet
Jewry, human rights and
Judaism and just recently
assumed the pulpit as spiritual
leader of Temple Emanu-El in
Palm Beach. He has also
served as scholar for the Bran-
deis-Bardin Institute in Cali-
fornia, and as Director of Pro-
grams for Soviet Emigres for
the Jewish Federation in Los
Angeles and the Joint Distri-
bution Committee in Rome,
Rabbi Feldman has lived a
varied and unusual life. His
educational experience and
background in a Marxist
Society has enabled him to
lecture on Judasim with a pas-
sion and perspective that is
unique ana exhilarating. He is
a dynamic speaker and an
important new figure in the
American Jewish Community.
The Educational/Cultural
Committee of the Young Adult
Division is headed by Karen
List. Committee members
include Caryn Doniger, Jenni
Frumer, Amy Goldenberg,
Howard Kaslow, Donna Zeide
Kener, Patricia Lampert, San-
dra Lifshitz, Amy Pearlman,
Jonathan Rubins, Carol Shubs,
Olivia Tartakow, Eric Weiner
and Eileen Zimkind.
For more information, con-
tact Mark Mendel, Young
Adult Division Director, Jew-
ish Federation, 832-2120.
Mark Your Calendar
Announces a Meeting on
You are invited to attend an interesting forum on current tax saving
opportunities available in charitable transactions
Erwln H. Blonder
Chairman, Endowment Committee, and
Former President, Jewish Federation
Arnold J. Hoffman, Esq.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Leonard J. Adler, Esq.
Shapiro & Bregman
Michael A. Lampert, Esq.
Jacobson, Berkowitz & Lampert
Barbara K. Sommers, CPA
Ernst & Whinney
4:00 P.M. to 6 P.M., Monday, December 5, 1988
Royce Hotel, Atrium Room
1601 Belvedere Road (corner Belevedere & Australian)
West Palm Beach, Florida
Question and Answer Period, and Refreshments
...No Charge, No Solicitation...
Inquiries should go to:
Edward Baker
Endowment Director
(407) 832-2120

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 18, 1988
limiting Soviet Immigration
In the midst of all that is political, a news
report on the most humanitarian struggle is
easily buried.
In recent days, a not-so-subtle message was
uttered by the assistant secretary of state for
human rights and humanitarian affairs.
Richard Schifter, in the curious forum
provided at the celebration honoring Morris
Abram, outgoing chair of the National
Conference on Soviet Jewry, suggested that
in some not-so-distant-future the United
States might be unable to accommodate all
those Soviet Jews who might wish to make
their home here.
The threat took on greater moment when
Schifter said that with another refuge Israel
the U.S. could more easily pull back on its
traditional role of welcoming immigrants.
There was, this summer, a portent of things
to come when the Congress needed to
appropriate special funding in order to
continue issuing entry visas to those already
approved for emigration from the Soviet
When Schifter, described as the
"Administration's top human rights
specialist," starts warning away Soviet Jews,
then the United States best look carefully at
commitment to the rights of all men.
A New Government
With the victory of the Republican presiden-
tial ticket, it is now appropriate to put aside
the incredibly nasty invective of the 18 months
past. It is in the nation's best interest to cast
aside the accusatory postures and, instead,
pull together in a common effort to create an
environment to enhance the common good.
It is to be hoped, most earnestfully, that the
experience of the campaign will not be dupli-
cated when President-elect George Bush
selects only the best for his cabinet. Let not
sloppy investigations and patronage dictate
who will oversee this nation's various sectors.
Each secretary should be free of taint and free
from prejudicial leanings.
By surrounding himself with men and
women of the highest intellectual caliber and
moral fiber, George Bush will do much to
ensure that his government will be sleaze-free
and ethnically-unbiased.
Holocaust Monument Dedicated
Holocaust Survivors of the
Palm Beaches, Inc. will be
dedicating their monument at
Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels. The monument will
represent a section of Menorah
Gardens that has been set
aside tor Holocaust Survivors.
The dedication ceremony
will take place on Sunday.
Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels.
9321 Memorial Park Road.
West Palm Beach. Florida
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The recent decisions of
major television networks to
curtail or end completely their
religious programs is, I
believe, a serious mistake that
should be reconsidered.
I say that as one who has
worked closely with the net-
works over decades, and who
has had little patience with
mindless media-bashing.
What is at stake in restoring
mainstream religious pro-
gramming is the future charac-
ter of America's pluralistic
My experience over three
decades persuades me that
ABC, CBS and NBC, among
other media, made major con-
tributions to promoting religi-
ous and racial harmony
through their weekly religious
television programs.
Thoughtful discussions and
documentaries on key moral
issues involving leading Chris-
tian and Jewish spokespersons
provided strong images to the
nation of mutual respect and
Today, many local affiliates
should not be capitulating to
preachers of parochialism just
because they can buy expen-
sive air time. All of us, includ-
ing the media, have a critical
stake in strengthening the
message of mainstream
groups who advance religious
coexistence and respect, the
keystone of a pluralistic
Letter To The Editor
Frkattjr, September i3, lfS*-
Volun.e 14
Numbe1' 29
Although I am President of
the Zionist Organization of
America, in my personal
capacity I wish to record my
deep disappointment in the
"60 Minutes" program of Oct.
23. In view of my direct know-
ledge of AIPAC and the rela-
tionship it has with the Ameri-
can Jewish community and its
organizations, this program
included slanted, biased and
distorted interpretations
which are the contrary to the
Mike Wallace should under-
stand freedom of the media
does not allow him or his staff
the privilege to manipulate
information so that conclu-
sions are projected which deni-
grate an organization that is
supported by almost a total
American Jewish community.
Of course, CBS can disagree
with AIPAC's position and
this can be clearly stated, but
to include the views of those
who are known to be Arabists
and who have expressed bias
towards Israel presents a seri-
ous question relative to the
standards of reporting which
CBS should uphold. Even in-
vestigative reporters have a
responsibility to be objective
and to provide the public a
balanced view.
Wallace referred to three
agencies which privately criti-
cized AIPAC for some aspect
of its procedures. He failed to
note that there were over 40
other national organizations
which did not express this
point of view. In fact, he failed
to recognize that the views of
the three non-Zionist organiza-
tions, which criticized Israeli
policy in the past, did not
reflect the opinions of one mil-
lion American citizens who are
affiliated with the Zionist
movement. If Wallace felt
compelled to report the opin-
ion of three organizations, why
did he fail to include on his
program the views of those of
us who believe otherwise? If he
had a need to criticize the
lobbying system of America as
a whole, then he should have
done so, but not limit this only
No Jewish organization or
leader is perfect. The attack on
AIPAC serves to create Jew-
ish disunity. ZOA is proud that
it was the first to come for-
ward with a strong, firm and
compromising statement of
support. The important issue
is not AIPAC, but rather, the
future support Israel will
receive in Washington and by
the American people. As Zion-
ist, we not only exercise vigi
lance for Israel but a sens,
responsibility for a greater
cause and objective, which is.
Jewish unity.
Final Ballot Count
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 *

Friday, November 18, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Five Challenges Facing The Soviet Jewry Movement

David A. Harris is the
Washington Representative of the
American Jewish Committee.
There's some good news for
a change on the Soviet Jewry
front. Emigration numbers
are increasing. From Jan. 1 to
Sept. 23, 1988, more than
10,600 Soviet Jews left the
USSR, as compared with 8,155
for all of 1987. Yet, much
remains to be done. Fortun-
ately, in recognition of this
fact, U.S. officials placed
human rights and emigration
near the top of the agenda
during Soviet Foreign Minis-
ter Shevardnadze's visit to
Washington Sept. 22-23. Sev-
eral key issues were discussed,
including the possibility of eas-
ing Soviet secrecy restrictions
and ending the narrow defini-
tion of family reunification for
would-be emigrants. But only
Soviet deeds, not words, will
show whether Moscow is seri-
ous about introducing these
With these facts in mind,
five compelling challenges now
confront the Soviet Jewry
movement in the U.S. Each
requires our careful considera-
STRATEGY: The complex
and delicate challenge facing
the Soviet Jewry movement
always has been how to formu-
late an appropriate set of
responses to Soviet behavior.
Now more than ever in recent
memory, difficult decisions
soon may have to be consid-
ered. How do we strengthen
cow's view, to better overall
ties, but also could spur
increased tourism and invest-
ment, and confer on Moscow a
new mantle of respectability.
ADVOCACY: Whatever the
good news, the need for advo-
cacy continues: Long-term
refuseniks remain; a second
generation of refuseniks has
emerged; capricious bureau-
cratic rules persist, restric-
tions on Hebrew continue, and
the specter of anti-Semitism,
generated particularly by
nationalist groups such as
Pamyat, has risen. While most
of the best known refuseniks
and those prisoners whose
plight came to symbolize the
larger movement have exited,
tens of thousands of Soviet
Jews, perhaps many more, ser-
iously are considering emigra-
tion today.
Unless we continue to make
our voices heard, there is no
guarantee the gates will
remain open. The Kremlin's
decision to permit greater emi-
gration was not a sudden
humanitarian gesture. Rather,
it was a carefully calculated
acknowledgement of the prior-
ity the issue is accorded in the
West's dealings with Moscow.
Our challenge will be to main-
tain Soviet Jewry as a priority
matter on the West's consci-
ence and, more practically, on
its political agenda.
NESHIRA: The controversy
over the "drop-out" pheno-
menon! persists. The stakes
for Israel have grown much
'How many of us count among our friends
Soviet Jews ? How many Soviet Jews are in
the members lists of the Jewish
organizations to which we belong?'
the Soviet's commitment to
increased emigration and
greater religious and cultural
opportunities without at the
same time overreacting to only
partially-fulfilled demands?
There are several short-term
and longer-term Soviet foreign
policy goals where the Ameri-
can Jewish community will
have a role to play. How the
American Jewish community
navigates these difficult shoals
finding the right mix of
resoluteness and flexibility
represents a major task.
The Kremlin's aims include:
(a) a possible human rights
meeting in Moscow for the
35-nation Conference on
Security and Cooperation in
Europe. Some months ago,
Western observers note, the
idea was unthinkable; today it
is not. But to obtain U.S. sup-
port, the Soviets need to con-
tinue to make progress on the
human rights front, including
increased emigration. How
"progress" is defined will be a
difficult matter to resolve; (b)
the waiver of the Jackson-
Vanik Amendment, which
denies the Soviets most-
favored-nation trade status
(and thus a competitive trad-
ing position for many prod-
ucts) until they significantly
relax emigration barriers: (c)
repeal of the Stevenson
Amendment, which limits the
amount of U.S. Government
credits available to the Soviet
Union to a modest $300 million
over four years; and (d) a
further improvement of the
Soviet image in the U.S. Not
only would this lead, in.Mos-
higher as the emigration rate
increases and the number of
Soviet Jews who resettle in
countries other than Israel
reaches 85-90 percent. A
workable compromise must be
found or else, to the amuse-
ment of the Kremlin, Ameri-
can Jews and Israel will be at
each other's throats. The best
answer to date is to press for a
two-track solution: Those
Soviet Jews who want to tra-
vel to Israel would do so on
Israeli visas, while those who
seek resettlement in the U.S.,
would exit on U.S., not Israeli
visas. The U.S. has pressed the
Soviets in the most recent
Shultz-Shevardnadze talks to
ease the restrictions on direct
emigration to the U.S. Such a
plan would end the "abuse" of
Israeli visas. Still, it would not
increase aliyah. Consequently,
American Jews must consider
what further steps can be
taken to assist in the areas of
hasbara (information) in the
USSR and Klitah (absorption)
that would help make Israel a
more appealing destination.
LARS: The U.S. establishes
annual overall and regional
ceilings for refugee admis-
sions. If the current emigra-
tion trend continues, there
simply will not be sufficient
slots available for the Soviet
and East European regions in
this fiscal year (Oct. 1, 1988-
Sept. 30, 1989) to permit the
entry of those Soviet Jews who
seek to resettle in this country.
To overcome this, the Ameri-
can Jewish community likely
will have to urge the govern-
ment to allocate additional
emergency slots. That's cum-
bersome, though not necessar-
ily an impossible task. What
will be still more complicated
is finding additional federal
dollars to assist in the process-
ing and resettlement of those
additional Soviet Jews not cur-
rently provided for in the
budget. Given the federal
budgetary crunch, that may
not be easy.
In response, the government
might seek to shift an increas-
ing share of the cost of the
refugee movement onto the
private sector. As it is, how-
ever, the increased numbers of
arriving Soviet Jews will pre-
sent a significant financial
challenge for the Jewish feder-
ations in the U.S. Clearly then,
there will be no easy answers
in addressing these complex
money issues.
Soviet Jews already have
resettled in the U.S., with
more on the way. Federations
and their partners have
worked magnificently to
insure a speedy adjustment.
As an American immigration
story, Soviet Jews have been a
resounding success; however,
as a Jewish immigration story,
the results have been more
mixed. The reasons are com-
plex, largely rooted in the lin-
gering impact of the decades-
long separation of the vast
majority of Soviet Jews in the
USSR from any vestige of
Jewish culture or religion.
Whatever the reason, the
American Jewish community
must consider additional out-
reach efforts, especially to
those Soviet Jews who have
now been here for several
years and who, having solved
most of their basic problems of
language, education, jobs,
housing and cultural adapta-
tion, might be more open to
Jewish communal involve-
How many of us count
Continued on Page 12
of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
We have discussed with you various tax-advantaged methods of contributing
to the Endowment Fund Program of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County. This column will discuss another method, one that not only has tax
advantages but can ultimately provide a contribution well beyond the dollar
amount actually contributed. This method is the gift of life insurance.
What are the advantages? A gift of life insurance permits the donor to make a
charitable gift while retaining most of the donor's assets for ultimate disposition
to the donor's family. In general, a gift of a whole life insurance policy allows an
immediate deduction for the cash value of the policy (if any) as well as
subsequent premium payments. Upon the death of the donor, the Federation will
receive the full death benefit of the policy. For example, a 55-year-old man can
pay $50,000 (payment of which may be spread out over several years), obtain a
deduction for the premium paid each year and, upon death, make a tax- and
probate-free gift of over $100,000 to the Federation. A $100,000 gift can also be
obtained with an annual, premium of under $600 utilizing a term life insurance
How may the gift be accomplished? Charitable giving with life insurance can
be accomplished in many ways. These include:
1. An outright gift of life insurance;
2. A gift of an existing insurance policy;
3. Assigning the annual dividends of an existing policy to the
Federation; or
4. The Life Insurance Charitable Trust.
The initial two methods are discussed below.
How do they work?
1. For an outright gift of life insurance, the donor purchases a life
insurance policy on his life and assigns ownership to the Federa-
tion. The initial cost is deductible, as are all future premium
payments. Note that if the donor is uninsurable, a donated policy
can be on the life of another person.
To further obtain tax benefits, one may consider donating long-term
appreciated property to the Federation and allow the Federation to
utilize the proceeds from the sale of the property to make the
premium payments. This technique, discussed in a prior column,
will allow for a deduction of the fair-market value of the item
donated and avoid any capital gains tax.
2. A gift of an existing policy can also be made. In this case, the donor
obtains a charitable deduction in the amount of the lesser of the net
cost of the policy to the donor or the policy's fair market value. Of
course, any premium payments made by the donor after donating,
the policy are deductible.
Next week assigning the annual dividends and the Life Insurance Charitable Trust.
please call: Edward Baker
Endowment Director
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
501 South Flagler Drive, Suite 305
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone: (407)832-2120
Thanks to Michael Lamport, Esq., Jacobson, Borkowilz & Lampert, P.A. for preparing this material.
This is a summary of certain tax matters only. Each circumstance is different and the alternative
minimum tax may apply. Please contact your attorney, tax advisor or the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County for further details.
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County Endowment Fund
Yes. I am Interested in the Endowment Program. Please send me information
D Letter of Intent ? Charitable Reminder Trust
? Philanthropic Fund ? Please call me.

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 18, 1988
Over 60 women attended the Business and Professional Women's
Group Campaign Event at the Brazilian Court Hotel, November
7. Distinguished author and journalist, Gerda Klein addressed
the group. Standing l-r are: Carol Greenbaum, WD President,
Robin Weinberger, Pre-event Chairman, $1200 minimum cate-
gory, Marjorie Berg, Chairman, $365 minimum category, Gerda
Klein, guest speaker, Sheila Engelstein, WD Campaign Chair-
man, Miriam Levinson, Chairman, $150 minimum category,
Amy Pearlman, Chairman, Super Sunday. Sitting l-r: Ingrid
Rosenthal, VP, B&P Women's Group, Angela Lampert, Cam-
paign Chairman, B&P Women's Group.
Standing l-r: Ellen Malasky, Elizabeth Herman, Penny Beers,
Nini Krever, Miriam Levinson. Sitting l-r: Jean Rubin, Barbara
Brams, Syd Schwartz.
Gina Boner
Standing l-r: Angela Lampert, Leslie Adams, Marva Perrin
Standing l-r: Jayne Weinberg, Leah Siskin, Lisa Siskin-
Glusman, Dr. Florence Kaslow, Terry Kuril.
Women's Division Campaign
Event With Gerda Klein
Barbara Sommers
Standing Ir: Flora Kaufman, Beth Levinson, Susan Wolf-
Schwartz, Miriam Levinson, Bunnie Brecher. Sitting: Sylvia
Lewis, Mimi Stein, Ilene Narbut.
Standing l-r: Eileen Zimkind, Olivia Tartakow, Dr. Norma
Sch"xlman, Carole Koeppel, Paulette Koch.
Carole Shubs, Marci Adler
saSSyai^u1^ Lampert- HeUn Greene' ElaiM Weber'

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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 18, 1988
Random Thoughts
On a recent visit with our
children in Atlanta, we partici-
pated in such an exciting Jew-
ish happening that I'd like to
share the experience with you.
The Friday night we arrived
was not only Simchat Torah,
but also a Tot Shabbat (I'll
explain this later on), and our
grandson, Jonathan, was being
consecrated as a new religious
school student.
We got to Temple Kol
Emeth at about 7:30. I think
my husband and I got the last
two seats available. Since this
is a new congregation without
their own building, they wor-
ship in a church social hall. The
use of the premises is abso-
lutely free and a true expres-
sion of brotherhood. There
were a few hundred chairs and
almost all were occupied. The
overflow of adults and children
were either standing or sitting
on the floor. This was awe
inspiring to me.
Once a month they have a
Tot Shabbat. This means that
all members were urged to
bring their children, no matter
how young. And they did!
From babes in arms to teen-
agers, the place was alive with
youngsters. By encouraging
children to attend services,
they are indoctrinated to
Judaism from a very early age.
Those kids know what it
means to be Jewish and they
grow up feeling proud.
All through the services,
tiny ones roamed up and down
the aisles. They were accepted,
not restrained, and were a
part of everything that was
going on. I was told they look
forward to their once a month
visitations and feel comforta-
ble throughout the prayers,
singing, and worship. A tal-
ented guitarist served as Can-
tor and created a beautiful
musical background which
further added to the pleasure
of young and old alike.
I was overcome with pride
and emotion when our son,
David, was one of those chosen
to hold the precious Torah
while parading around the
room. Over a hundred followed
him, singing and waving flags
At one point during the ser-
vice, their dedicated and char-
ismatic leader, Rabbi Steven
Lebow, led the congregation
while holding his infant son on
his shoulder. You may be sure
that this child will know our
lineage and religion at an early
age. There were many other
parents holding infants while
participating in the Simchat
Torah revelry. Since the aver-
age age of temple members is
35, you can well imagine tne
young families in attendance.
But the best of all was the
total feeling of warmth,
belonging and pure Yiddish-
keit. I have never seen any-
thing like it in my whole life.
We have always been attached
to Conservative synagogues,
but this outreach to the total
family by the Reform move-
ment earned my real admira-
Our five year old grandson
was consecrated and blessed
with prayer. He was given a
miniature Torah, which he
treasures, realizing instinc-
tively its importance. His reli-
gious school teacher has
already had an obvious influ-
ence on his Jewish upbringing.
I was delighted to learn that a
pre-school session for four and
three year olds will be held
once a month and that our four
year old, Adam, will surely be
part of this mitzvah. I realize
now that it is never too early
to begin teaching. How right
they are with this premise.
Just think. While kids are in
their early formative years
they are brought to temple,
made to feel part of the pro-
ceedings, taught the wonder-
ful songs, encouraged to par-
ticipate, and to look on the
Temple as their second home.
What could be more wonderful
and how lucky they all are!
Following the services, a
large Oneg Shabbat was
offered. Incredibly, the Sister-
hood had baked more than
enough goodies for such a
mob. There were big baskets
of apples to whet the appetite.
Cups of apple juice were
served instead of the prover-
bial hot tea. Everyone nibbled
and socialized. It was a gather-
ing of such good will and con-
geniality that we felt fortunate
to be included even though we
were strangers. How lucky we
were to be there to share this
inspirational Shabbat with our
children and our grands. You
may be certain that on future
visits to Atlanta, we will surely
attend similar delightful Fri-
day nights at Temple. Be of
good cheer the Jewish con-
nection is alive, well, and
flourishing in the south!
UJA's 50th Aniversary Jubilee Celebration In NY
eral hundred United Jewish
Appeal leaders from through-
out the United States are
expected to participate in the
UJA's 50th Anniversary Jubi-
lee Celebration, which will
take place December 11-12 at
the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in
New York City.
The celebration will include
two major symposia focusing
on the UJA at mid-century:
"Israel Among the Nations,"
with Abba Eban and Henry
Kissinger, panelists, and Ber-
nard Kalb, moderator; and
"The American Jewish Condi-
tion," with Norman Podhoretz
and Rabbi Harold Schulweis,
panelists, and Professor David
Sidorsky, moderator.
62 communities across the
United States, visited Project
Renewal and rural communi-
ties, American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC)
facilities for the aged and Jew-
ish Agency schools for new
anniversary date of Krutall-
nacht, the UJA sponsored "A
Night to Remember" when all
Americans were urged to light
a candle as a solemn act of
remembrance. A commemora-
tive poster was distributed by
UJA to 11,000 Jewish com-
munity institutions throughout
the country, urging all to mark
the day.
Commenting on UJA's 50th
Anniversary program, Robert
E. Loup of Denver, General
Chairman of the 50th Anniver-
sary Jubilee and a former UJA
National Chairman, stated:
Abba S. Eban
There will also be a gala
show, a photo exhibit depicting
UJA's history and a private
tour of the New York Public
Library exhibit, "A Sign and a
Witness: 2,000 Years of
Hebrew Books and Illumin-
ated Manuscripts."
An earlier highlight of the
50th Anniversary Celebration
was the Jubilee Mission to
Israel in mid-October. The
1,000 UJA participants, from
Dr. Henry Kissinger
immigrant children. In Jerusa-
lem, they joined with Mayor
Teddy Kollek in dedicating the
intersection between the
Knesset and the Israel
Museum as KIKAR HAMAG-
BIT (UJA Square) and then
took part in a colorful outdoor
festival in Liberty Bell Park
featuring exhibits from Pro-
ject Renewal neighborhoods.
The Mission also held a "Kad-
dish Convocation" at Yad
Vashem in Jerusalem to honor
Holocaust martyrs and to com-
memorate the 50th anniver-
sary of Kristallnacht, the
event that triggered the found-
ing of the United Jewish
Appeal. The Jubilee Mission
raised $22,351,000 for the
1989 UJA/Federation Cam-
paign, including $1.2 million
for Project Renewal.
On November 9, which is the
Bernard Kalb
"Our December gala helps us
culminate 50 years of achieve-
ment on behalf of the Jewish
people worldwide. But at UJA
we see it equally as a portal,
the entranceway to our next
50 years. We are hard at work
preparing for future years of
campaigning to help meet the
substantial needs of Jews
worldwide that are likely in
the 1900s and beyond.
Teacher Center
Continued from Pmgt 2
making dreidles to decorate
the classroom, a pattern and
felt to make a dreidel puppet, a
tagboard dreidel puppet, and a
multi-purpose game that can
be made into four different
games or activities.
Teacher Seminars
As part of its teacher-train-
ing program, the Teacher Cen-
ter will offer a series of in-
service seminars on timely
subjects selected by area
teachers. Outstanding work-
shop leaders have been
selected to conduct these
seminars, which will feature
hands on activities to supple-
ment lectures and discussions.
Starting last Monday, Nov.
14, and continuing for eight
weeks, the first of the semin-
ars will offer participants HRS
certification and an incentive
of $100 for successful comple-
tion of the series.
Esther Adler, of the Jewish
National Fund, Malka Korn-
blatt and Dr. Elliot Schwartz,
Jewish Federation Director of
Education, will conduct the
first series on Creative Teach-
ing of Jewish Holidays, Exper-
imental Techniques in Teach-
ing Social Studies, The Teach-
ing of Prayer, and Classroom
Management. Classes will be
held in the Jewish Community
Day School from 7-8:30 p.m.
For more information,
please contact Ruth Levow at
the Teacher Center, 588-9610,
during the Center's hours, or
Dr. Elliott Schwartz, Director
of Education, Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County,
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SHAMIR Opens U.S. Offices
SHAMIR, the Association of
Jewish Religious Scientists
and Professionals from the
Soviet Union has opened
offices in the United States.
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, a noted professor
and innovator in the field of
magneto-hydro dynamics and
the first Jewish Doctor of Sci-
ence and full professor allowed
to leave the USSR, SHAMIR
set out to create Jewish aware-
ness within the Soviet Union
through the promotion of Jew-
ish education.
SHAMIR began its struggle
by publishing and duplicating,
in Modern Russian, hand writ-
ten pamphlets on such subjects
as Jewish history and culture.
Through various means these
pamphlets found then way
into the Soviet Union.
Soon reports reaching SHA-
MIR headquarters in Jeru-
salem stated that more and
better publications were
needed to help feed the Jewish
spark and, at the same time,
quench the thirst of Soviet
Jews to learn about their own
history and traditions. Not
even the organization's foun-
ders could have foreseen the
growth of an entirely new phe-
nomenon. Young Jews in
major Soviet cities began to
accept the commandments of
traditional Judaism. As the
need arose, SHAMIR created
better educational tools. SHA-
MIR not only would provide
ancient and modern Russian
language Jewish texts, it also
produced slide shows, video
and audio programs explaining
basic Jewish practices the
wedding ceremony, Passover
Seder, lighting of Chanukah
candles, etc. Children's pro-
gram and teaching aids were
also created.
SHAMIR's achievements did
not end with creation and pub-
lication of tools to promote
Jewish heritage and spirit.
One result of the promotion of
the Jewish identity of Soviet
Jews is Aliyah. To this end
SHAMIR provides practical
help to Soviet Jews in Israel.
Social workers and counselors
visit new immigrants and help
them find employment, hous-
ing and schools. Certificates
and creditials are translated
into Hebrew. Immigrants have
been guided to jobs in aca-
demia, industry and research.
SHAMIR has created a
"neighborhood" in Ramot,
Jerusalem. New, spacious
housing is provided in a setting
designed by and for Soviet
Olim to ease the trauma of
coming to a new country.
SHAMIR also provides high
level jobs through SATEC, the
SHAMIR Technologies Center
in Jerusalem. At SATEC's
three departments, Computer
Science, Physics and Chemis-
try, Soviet Olim become
involved in high-tech projects
serving both Israel and over-
seas industries.
According to Marvin
Aschendorf, SHAMIR's Exec-
utive Director, "the clearest
evidence of SHAMIR's impact
is provided by the Soviet gov-
ernment itself. A half hour
Special T.V. Report on Lenin-
grad Television concerned
itself totally with the efforts of
GA Overwhelmingly
Condemns Israeli Policies
High Court Hears Appeals For Registering
Non-Orthodox Conversions
cases of converts to Judaism,
whose status is challenged by
the Orthodox religious estab-
lishment, were discussed by
the High Court of Justice
The court's ultimate decision
is awaited with considerable
interest here.
But it might become moot if
the ultra-Orthodox political
parties succeed in forcing the
Knesset to adopt the contro-
versial "Who is a Jew" amend-
ment, which would nullify con-
versions performed by non-
Orthodox rabbis.
The matter under judicial
review started with the case of
Shoshana Miller, an immigrant
from the United States who
was converted to Judaism by a
Reform rabbi in Colorado.
The Orthodox-controlled
Interior Ministry refused to
In The
Harrison J. Goldin i comptroller of
the City of New York
FOR Israel, the commence-
ment of 5749 is a time for
special reflection and retro-
spection on the extraordinary
events of the past year. Her
40th anniversary has been the
fulfillment of a dream, high-
lighting the accomplishments
and advancements of a coun-
try whose very existence is a
Unfortunately, the tears
that marked the celebrations
were not solely of joy; nor
were the songs just of glee.
For nearly a year the world's
spotlight has remained fixed
on the intifadeh (uprising) in
Gaza and Judea and Samaria.
Palestinian Arabs continue to
throw stones, hurl Molotov
cocktails, attack cars and
stage violent demonstrations
in an effort to capture interna-
tional attention. After four
Continued on Page 10
register her as Jewish, and
when the High Court ordered
the ministry to issue Miller a
Jewish ID card, Interior Minis-
ter Yitzhak Peretz of the Shas
party resigned rather than
comply with the court's ruling.
In discussions before the
High Court, Willi Arad of the
State Attorney's Office argued
that the ruling in the Miller
case was based on an assump-
"If a person declares that he
is Jewish by law, he should be
registered as such unless there
is evidence to the contrary,"
Arad said.
Arad noted that the official
in charge of the Interior Minis-
try is not empowered to decide
on the validity of a conversion
The trial will continue at a
later date, but this could
change if the new Knesset
pulls the rug out from under
the state prosecution and
passes a new law disqualify-
ing any conversion not done
according to halacha before
the High Court rules.
The United Nations General
Assembly voted overwhelm-
ingly to condemn Israel's polic-
ies in the territories and the
measures it has taken to quell
the uprising.
The vote was 130-2, with 16
abstentions. Only Israel and
the United States voted agan-
ist it.
In the course of the debate,
the representative of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion accused Israel of killing at
least 411 Palestinians since the
uprising began on Dec. 9,
But Israel's ambassador to
the United Nations, Jonathan
Bein, charged that the meet-
ing was called only "to incite
and instigate more violence
and more suffering among
both Israelis and Palestinian
The United States
announced in advance of the
vote that it would not support
the draft resolution.
U.S. Ambassador Herbert
Okun said it contained "harsh
rhetoric" that can "only
enflame an already embittered
Okun also charged that the
resolution was "an unbalanced
document condemning one of
the parties without taking into
account acts of violence com-
mitted by the other side."
The resolution also called on
the secretary-general of the
United Nations to examine the
situations in the territories
and to submit "periodic
reports" to the General
Assembly, the first one no
later than Nov. 17 of this year.
Ambassador Bein, who
addressed the General Assem-
bly before the voting, declared
that as long as violence contin-
ues in the territories, "Israel
will exercise its right and duty
under the international law to
restore order in the face of
violent provocation.
"We will continue to do so
with maximum restraint and
in full compliance with the
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 18, 1988
Symbolic Soviet Twin
To be Real BatMitzvah
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
RAFAEL Kapustin calls it
nothing short of "a miracle."
For a year, Kapustin and his
wife Sara's daughter, Gina
Eve, was planning to celebrate
her bat mitzvah this Saturday
and chose to "twin" with a
Russian girl who could not
exercise similar religious free-
dom in the USSR.
The twinning process has
always been symbolic, but
Kapustin said he never
dreamed that Gina Eve's Rus-
sian twin, Anna Borokhov, and
her family would be given per-
mission to emigrate from Rus-
sia to the U.S. last month.
As soon as Kapustin learned
that the Borokhov family had
settled in Maryland, he invited
them as his guests to attend
the double bat mitzvah cere-
mony Saturday at Temple
Beth Am in Kendall.
"In Gina's invitation, there
is a specific mention that she is
twinning with Anna. Never did
we dream that the invitation
would be real rather than sym-
KAPUSTIN, a Miami real
estate developer, says he
expects the bat mitzvah cere-
mony to be emotional.
"Every time we talk about it
we cry," he said. (Anna's) fam-
ily is very excited and we talk
to them on a daily basis."
The twinning program was
established to bring awareness
of the Soviet Jews who cannot
practice their religious free-
dom in Russia. Gina decided
she wanted to twin with a
Russian girl, was assigned to
Anna, and they began to corre-
spond a year ago.
Gina wrote to Anna many
times until Anna finally
responded. The correspond-
ence continued until a letter
came back from Russia saying
the family had left that
Continued from Page 9
decades of struggle Israel still
fights for its very existence
against an enemy which hides
behind the pretense of compro-
mise, but will not, in fact, give
an inch.
With King Hussein's cun-
ning surrender of responsibil-
ity for the Palestinian Arabs
living in the territories, Yasir
Arafat's strong and destruc-
tive influence in that area is
virtually unchecked and
remains a constant obstacle to
THE Palestinian Liberation
Organization (PLO) continues
its relentless military, eco-
nomic and diplomatic war
against the Jewish State.
Further, the Palestinian
National Covenant makes
clear that the Arab Palestinian
people "reject all solutions
which are substitutes for the
total liberation of Palestine
and reject all proposals aiming
at the liquidation of the Pales-
tinian problem or its inter-
On numerous occasions
through the 24 years of its
Continued on Page 16
Kapustin began a frantic
search through agencies in
Israel and New York to deter-
mine whether the family had
left Russia to no avail. "We
were not able to determine
what happened to them,"
Kapustin said. Meanwhile, the
date for his own daughter's bat
mitzvah was only weeks away.
JUST last week, the Kapus-
tin's received a letter through
Temple Beth Am telling them
the Borokhov family had left
Russia and were living in Mar-
yland. The Kapustins reached
the family, who can speak
English, and learned that their
refusenik status ended. Anna's
mother was teaching Russian
literature in Washington, D.C.
and her father, who had been a
graduated mechanical engi-
neer in Russia, was looking for
a job.
"We then invited them and
convinced them to fly down at
our expense and celebrate
jointly at the (temple) bat mitz-
vah Saturday and the recep-
tion afterwards," Kapustin
"It's really incredible," he
stressed. "It's like a dream
coming true. It's like a mira-
cle. When you decide to twin
. never do you dream that
the miracle will happen that
your twin will actually be there
to share it with you."
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Friday, November 18, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
UJA's Horowitz Says Unity Is Still Jews' Strength
Two milestones one tra-
gic, the other joyful are
being marked this year: the
50th anniversaries both of
Kristallnacht and the founding
of the United Jewish Appeal.
It is not coincidental.
Prompted by the terror
inflicted upon Germany's Jews
on the night of Nov. 9-10,
1938, leaders of the American
Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee, the United Pales-
tine Appeal and the National
Coordinating Committee for
Aid to Refugees agreed to
combine their separate fund-
raising drives to form one
united appeal.
For Stanley Horowitz, presi-
dent and chief professional
officer of the UJA, there is a
lesson to be learned in the
cause-and-effect relationship
between the two events.
"Disunity gave way in
the face of crisis to
unity," Horowitz said
recently. "It shouldn't
take a crisis to create
unity, but
unfortunately it did."
"Disunity gave way in the
face of criss to unity," Horow-
itz said recently. "It shouldn't
take a crisis to create unity,
but unfortunately it did."
Unity among American
Jews, taken for granted in
the 50 years since Kristall-
nacht and the 40 years since
the birth of Israel, has
accounted for the phenomenal
success of the UJA fund-
raising efforts.
Last year's combined cam-
paign with local Jewish federa-
tions raised a record $720 mil-
Fabled for, and even at
times proud of, being unable to
agree on anything else, Jews
have nevertheless agreed that
the UJA is the central address
for fund raising on behalf of
world Jewry.
But in recent years, fund
raisers have begun to wonder
whether that unity can survive
a series of changes inside and
outside of Israel.
Drawing Dollars
In the United States, compe-
tition from non-sectarian
and even alternative Jewish
philanthropies has drawn off
some of the dollars of philan-
thropic young Jews.
And since the Lebanon War,
some American Jews have
shown a willingness to ques-
tion internal Israeli policies
and to disagree on what role, if
any, Jews of the Diaspora
should play in their formation.
Even the UJA, fiercely non-
partisan in its efforts, found
itself taking sides in the Knes-
set debate to oppose the "Who
is a Jew" amendment to
Israel's Law of Return.
Horowitz, 55, became UJA
president in 1983, after eight
years as executive director of
the Jewish Community Feder-
ation of Cleveland.
The UJA lists among his
accomplishments his adminis-
trative successes in streamlin-
ing the organization and
reducing its operating costs,
while increasing the combined
campaign from $582 million in
1983 to last year's $722 mil-
In a recent intereview at
UJA headquarters here, he
welcomed a discussion that
went beyond the day-to-day
operation of the organization
to include a broader look at an
institution in flux.
"No doubt that the next 50
years are going to see the UJA
engaged in a far more mature
relationship with Israel," he
"That will mean more reci-
procity, and more understand-
ing and respect for one
another's point of view."
But there are limits to that
reciprocity, he said. Horowitz
defended the advertisments
taken out in the Israeli press in
June by the UJA and the
Council of Jewish Federations,
urging Knesset members not
to amend the Law of Return.
The Orthodox-inspired
amendment, which was
defeated, says that immi-
grants converted to Judaism
would be entitled to automatic
"No doubt that the next
50 years are going to see
the UJA engaged in a
far more mature
relationship with
citizenship only if they were
converted according to hala-
cha, or Jewish law, as unde-
rstood by Orthodox rabbis.
Non-Orthodox Jews argued
that the amendment would vir-
tually delegitimize non-
Orthodox Jewish denomina-
tions such as Conservative and
Reform, and alienate Diaspora
Jews, the majority of whom
are not Orthodox.
Horowitz supported the
advertisements because, he
said, the "Who is a Jew" ques-
tion directly affected the
future of Diaspora Jews.
Criticism In Private
But criticism of Israel's
security policies is another
He believes, as do other Jew-
ish leaders, that criticism can
better be conveyed to Israeli
leaders in private, and not in a
forum where it may be seen
and distorted by true enemies
of Israel.
"We have an obligation to
let Israelis know our views. I
have the utmost respect for
those who have spoken out in
public. No American Jew is an
enemy of Israel," said Horow-
On another topic, Horowitz
was asked if he agreed with
sociologists, like those at the
CJF-sponsored North Ameri-
can Jewish Data Bank, who
have concluded that young
Jews are increasingly disaf-
fected from traditional Jewish
fund raising.
He didn't agree, pointing to
the success of the UJA's
Young Leadership Councils,
and participation by young
professionals in fund-raising
missions to Eastern Europe
and Israel.
Despite those who have
"opted out" and given
elsewhere, said Horowitz, the
majority of young Jewish giv-
ers have followed a previous
generation's example.
"I know there are defec-
tions," he said, referring obli-
quely to newer Jewish philan-
thropies like the New Israel
Fund and American Jewish
World Service.
"But when they take on a
Continued on Page 12

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Continued from Page 11
different Jewish cause, they
are not lost to the Jewish
community. Their efforts are
highly valid, and their individ-
uality is something we want to
"We have an obligation
to let Israelis know our
views. I have the utmost
respect for those who
have spoken out in
public. No American
Jew is an enemy of
'Fine Tuning'
Nevertheless, Horowitz said
the UJA apparatus and its
relationship with other institu-
tions within its constellation
may require some "fine tun-
"Whether that means
change of a revolutionary kind,
I don't know," he said.
One thing that won't
change, he said, is the UJA's
"single-minded concentration
on advocating the cause of
Israel and overseas Jews."
That mission, he said, is
above the "vagaries" of Israeli
or Diaspora politics.
He gestured to a photograph
that rests on an easel in a
corner of his office. Like a
Walker Evans portrait of
Depression-era poverty, it
depicts a group of shabbily
dressed Israeli children of
many backgrounds and races.
"These children have noth-
ing to do with the 'intifada,'
nothing to do with Likud,
Labor or the PLO," said Hor-
owitz, referring in turn to the
Palestinian uprising, Israel's
major political parties and the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
"We're trying to preserve
their lives physically, make
them whole people in the
end who will build the Jewish
future. Things that build life in
an apolitical setting. That
transcends the disunity you'd
prefer we walk about.
Carlucci, talks with unseen entourage member after they emerged from their helicopter
transport at Ramon Air Force Base in the Negev Desert. The defense secretary, along with
Israeli Minister of Defense Yitzhak Rabin, center, and Chief of Staff Dan Shomron, the
Israeli air Force Commander and Squadron Leader were to brief the entourage. Carlucci
was in Israel as the guest of Rabin. (AP/Wide World Photo.)
Continued from Page 5
among our friends Soviet
Jews? How many Soviet Jews
are in the membership lists of
the Jewish organizations to
which we belong? How many
Soviet Jews have been invited
into our homes in recent years
for a festive holiday event?
The challenge of integration
does not belong to any one
agency alone; rather, it is our
collective responsibility. What
a sad irony it would be if
history recorded that the
American Jewish community
expended such extraordinary
efforts to secure the release of
tens, indeed hundreds, of thou-
sands of Soviet Jews, only to
see too many quickly disappear
into the American melting pot.
Continued from Page 1
ment Fund Development, has
also been quite active in the
Jewish community. He has
served for several years as a
leader with the Greater Miami
Jewish Federation. Presently,
he is a member of the Board
and Executive Committee. He
also serves on the Executive
Committee of the Foundation
of Jewish Philanthropies and
the American Committee for
the Weizmann Institute of
For more information,
contact Edward Baker, En-
dowment Director, Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
Continued from Page 3
Judy Axenfeld, Marjorie Berg,
Beatrice Bloch, Deborah
Brass, Neomia Chitlik, Sheryl
Davidoff, Sonia Dorfman,
Ellen Gordon, Esther Gruber,
Sonia Koff, Sharon Lerner,
Sandy Lifshitz, Cynnie List,
Shirley Schauber, Sandra
Schwartz, Deborah Schwarz-
berg, Marcia Shapiro, Arlene
Simon, Doris Singer, June
Spunberg, Eleanor Strauss,
Esther Szmukler and Estra
For more information, con-
tact Faye Nelson, Director,
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Friday, November 18, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Kristallnacht Memories Turn To Hope In 1988
Horror. Destruction. Terror.
1938: Kristallnacht The
Night of Broken Glass. Fifty
years later, 1988: Memory.
[Growth. Renewal. Hope.
On November 9, the world
observed the 50th anniversary ^.m Yisreal Chai, our people
"Despite Kristallnacht, and
what that modern-day Haman
planned for the Jews, we sur-
vived," said Rabbi Werner in
his address. "Tonight, on Rosh
Hodesh, the beginning of a
in a concentration camp in
Poland. She cried as she
described the memories the
program evoked. "It really did
ustice to the memories, her
husband Albert, a survivor of
new Jewish month, let us say, Buchenwald, agVeed.
of Kristallnacht, the Nazi's
first move toward Hitler's
"Final Solution" for the Jews
in Europe. Communities
everywhere came together to
commemorate Kristallnacht's
will continue to survive."
As the audience watched and
listened in stunned silence,
rabbis and community leaders
interpreted emotion-laden
excerpts from "The Six Days
once more
shall never happen again."
nightmare and to collectively of Destruction" by Wiesel and
declare once more that 'it Friedlander, interspersed with
rich Hebrew and Yiddish melo-
dies of destruction, despair,
faith and hope, sung by area
"It was very stirring and
beautiful with so many memo-
ries," said Friedel Mayer, who
managed to escape interment
Following the readings,
Kaddish and Hatikvah, Rabbi
Alan Cohen, of Temple Beth
El, said the following:
"At this moment, the light of
synagogues in the Palm
Beaches burn brightly. They
will be lit all this night long.
They will glow from the inside
out and speak by their bright-
ness the promise we make
to this and future generations.
Mah Tovu Oha lecha How
goodly are your tents, O Jacob,
your dwelling places, O Israel.
The lights of Judaism will not
be extinguished."
Rabbi Steve Westman, chair,
Holocaust Commission.
Ed Lejkowitz, President, Holo-
caust Survivors of the Palm
Beaches, Inc., leads the Torah Pro-
eeuwn during the Kristallnacht
observance at Temple Israel.
Over 800 people came to
Temple Israel in West Palm
Beach last Wednesday night
for a community wide observ-
ance of Kristallnacht, spon-
sored by the Community Rela-
tions Council of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County and The Palm Beach
County Board of Rabbis.
During a two-hour cere-
mony, community leaders, rab-
bis and holocaust survivors
provided a musical program of
memory and hope featuring
The Six Days of Destruction,
by Elie Wiesel and Albert H.
Rabbi Steven Westman,
Chair of the Holocaust Com-
mission, began the program
after a silent procession and
Holocaust Memorial Scrolls
from area congregations were
placed in the Ark. Personal
memories of The Night of Bro-
ken Glass, shared by Rabbi
Oscar Werner of Congregation
Aitz Chaim and Rabbi Eman-
uel Eisenberg of Temple Beth
Sholom, stirred the emotions
of audience members and
brought tears to the eyes of
many who had been there.
A young girl, her face contorted with fear,
is seen here during a pogrom on Kristall-
nacht, Nov. 9, 19S8. (VVZPS photo.)
Excerpt From
The Six Days of Destruction
"Come," said an old man to his terrified grandson. "Let
us walk together. Give me your arm and try above all not to
be afraid." Together they walked in silent throng. Together
they went forward toward a darker place under a flaming
sky. Together they mounted the altar of their murdered love.
A father who shared his piece of moldy bread with his son.
A son who took the blows meant for his father. People who
did not know each other moving into a group as one when
they sensed death sniffing around. Groups who went
straight to the gas chambers, remaining unaware that
Jewish chroniclers in the Sonderkommando tried desper-
ately to report their end. Tell me, you my friends who hear
these words. Tell me: what should I do to include it all in our
And so, my fellow Jews, each episode we have recounted
here stands for a thousand episodes; each name we evoked
symbolizes a thousand names. You may well say that the
tale you repeat after us, with us, for us is too vast to be
included in a single book. But if all the books in the world
tried to tell, they still would not succeed. Learn from this,
my fellow Jews, that there are some tragedies deeper than
the ocean.
Vayehi erev, vayehi voker .
Close your eyes, fellow Jews. Look at the sky whose flames
tear us apart and cast light upon us. Does it hurt to look at
them? Does it hurt to remember? It is just a scratch, that is
all. We can never remember all the days of destruction. Just
a fragment. An hour. A bloody dawn. A groan at twilight. A
cry of distress. An old man's silence. That should be enough.
Vayehi erev, vayehi voker ...
A day, a night. A community. A family. A child. A
mother. Lying in each other's arms. A boy and his fiancee,
united in a love destroyed. A body, and another, and
another. Do not weep, my fellow Jews. Above all, do not
weep. That would be too easy. Let us listen to their tears
which flow in us without a sound, without the slighest
sound. Let us listen.
Shamir Gets Nod
Continued from Page 1
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set seats than Likud in 1984.
The reverse occurred in the
1988 elections, with Likud
winning 40 to Labor's 39.
Shamir told Herzog he was
"aware of the concern and
fears, especially among U.S.
Jewry" concerning "legisla-
tion which is part of the pre-
sent discussions."
This was a reference to the
demands of the ultra-Orthodox
parties that the next govern-
ment guarantee swift passage
of an amendment to the Law
of Return that would redefine
who is considered a Jew in
The amendment would not
grant automatic citizenship to
those converted to Judaism by
non-Orthodox rabbis. The
change is fiercely opposed by
Conservative and Reform
Jews, who constitute the vast
majority of affiliated Jews in
the United States and other
Diaspora countries.
Shamir said the outgoing
government had sought a solu-
tion to this issue "that would
prevent division and discord
. and we will continue to
pursue this search."
He called on all sides "to
show goodwill" and work
together on "solutions that
will facilitate the unity of the
Jewish people."
But Shamir already has
promised the religious parties
that the "Who Is a Jew"
amendment will be passed
within weeks of the new gov-
ernment taking office.
Herzog called Israel's pre-
sent electoral system an ano-
maly not attuned to the final
years of the 20th century.
He called for "a searching
re-examination" of the rele-
vant laws. But he stopped
short of urging a change from
proportional representation to
constituency elections. Nor did
he call on Labor and Likud to
form a unity government for
the sole purpose of enacting
electoral reforms.
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Bonds To Honor Kaye, Kukoff
also a member of the Human
Relations Council of the Jew-
ish Federation and is active in
its Holocaust Committee and
Soviet Jewry Activities.
Dorothy Mofson Kaye
The Women's Division of
Israel Bonds, in conjunction
with Hadassah, is pleased to
announce that Dorothy Mofson
Kaye and Tita Kukoff will be
honored at this year's Inter-
national Premiere Fashion
Show and Luncheon to be held
on Thursday, December 15th
at 11:30 a.m. at the Breakers,
Palm Beach.
For over four decades, Dor-
othy Mofson Kaye has been
actively involved in the Jewish
Community, closest to her
heart being Hadassah. She is
Tita Kukoff
Tita Kukoff is involved in
various causes and activities
which include, the Jewish Fed-
eration, the United Jewish
Appeal, Anti-Defamation
League, Lake Worth Jewish
Center, National Council of
Jewish Women, as well as the
J.F.K. Auxiliary, and Cerebral
Goldstein Named International
B'nai B'rith
Oscar Goldstein has been
elected one of two B'nai B'rith
International Commissioners
for Community and Volunteer
Services representing the
southeastern states from Flor-
ida through Maryland.
Goldstein, public relations
director of Menorah Gardens
and Funeral Chapels, was una-
nimously reelected a commis-
sioner for a two-year term at
the annual B'nai B'rith Dis-
trict Five convention in Innes-
The group is comprised of 55
commissioners from through-
out the U.S., Canada, Latin
America, Europe and Africa,
who set policy for B'nai B'rith
community services and activi-
ties in 45 nations.
Formerly a B'nai B'rith pro-
fessional for 36 years, Gold-
stein joined Menorah Gardens
and Funeral Chapels in 1980.
A well-known Yiddishist,
many of Goldstein's personal
and radio appearances for the
Menorah Speaker's Bureau
are on the subject of Jewish
Humor, which he has
researched in Jewish commu-
nities in 45 nations for more
than 25 years.
The Tamarac resident is a
native of Brooklyn.
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Seen at a planning meeting for the Israel Bonds gala Fashion
Show are Hadassah Presidents: Sara Klein, Mickey Ross, Laura
London, Sylvia Diamond.
Keep us informed.
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someone you know
recently receive an
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Experiencing G-D On ABC
How Jews experience G-D
through ritual, study, con-
fronting life, transcending tra-
gedy, trying to make the world
better is explored in the
ABC-TV one-hour special, /
ask For Wonder Experienc-
ing G-d, Sunday, December 4
at 1 p.m. on WPEC Channel
In a moving and uplifting
portrayal of the human experi-
ence, / Ask For Wonder
explores the enigma of suffer-
ing and the wonder of healing
in the stories of those who
have "chosen life."
Produced by Yale Roe Films
Ltd. for the Jewish Theologi-
cal Seminary of America, the
program focuses on men and
women whose lives have been
shattered by personal tragedy.
As they work through the
seeming unfairness of their
pain, a common spirit of
triumph emerges to make a
touching statement on the
resiliency of those who
"choose life." It is a universal
message of the search for
meaning beyond absurdity ...
in the world as it is supposed
to be and life as it becomes.
/ Ask For Wonder was
created by Yale Roe, producer
of the recently acclaimed tele-
vision special, "Israel '88
The Dream at Forty." His
half-hour documentary, "Jeru-
salem, Jerusalem" has been
translated into eight lan-
guages and was honored by
the New York International
Film and Television Festival of
New York.
/ Ask For Wonder is the
second program in a series of
four presented by the Inter-
faith Broadcasting Commis-
sion a non-profit organiza-
tion created by the communi-
cation departments of the Jew-
ish Theological Seminary of
America, The National Council
of Churches, Southern Baptist
Convention and the U.S.
Catholic Conference. The
remaining programs will air on
ABC-TV on March 5 and April
23 in 1989.
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Mazels &
B'nai Mitzvah
David Slonim
David Haim Slonim, son of
Reuven and Fanny Slonim of
Palm Beach Gardens, will be
called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah on Friday, November
18 and Saturday, November 19
at Temple Beth El. Rabbi Alan
Cohen and Cantor Norman
Brody will officiate.
David is an eighth grade
student at the Jewish Com-
munity Day School and also
attends Midrasha. He enjoys
computers, radio controlled
planes, rockets and science.
He will be twinned with Alexei
Achildiaev of Tashkent, Soviet
Union, who was denied his
freedom to be called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.
Since his family immigrated
to the United States a few
years ago from the Island of
Cyprus, he hopes to share this
simcha with family from
Europe and other parts of the
Jessica Weingard
Jessica Blair Weingard,
daughter of Ellen Flaum and
Joseph Weingard was called to
the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on
Saturday, November 12 at
Temple Beth El in West Palm
Jessica is an eighth grade
student at the Jewish Com-
munity Day School. She is a
member of Kadima and the
Jewish Community Center
Tweens. Her interests include
dancing, tennis and art. She
was twinned with Lena Zas-
lovsky of the Soviet Union,
who was denied her freedom to
be called to the Torah as a Bat
Sharing the day were her
brothers, Joshua, Aron and
Robert, her stepmother
Nancy, grandparents Sylvia
and Hy Flaum and Morris and
Grace Weingard.
Darryl Wanuck
Darryl Keith Wanuck, son of
Dr. Stuart and Karen Wanuck
of Palm Beach Gardens, will be
called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah on Saturday, Novem-
ber 19 at Temple Beth David.
Rabbi Randall J. Konigsburg
and Cantor Earl Rackoff will
Darryl is a seventh grade
student at The Benjamin
School. He is involved with
Midrasha, Kadima Youth
Organization, the school band
and cross country running. He
enjoys basketball and swim-
ming. He will be twinned with
Dmitri Klebanov of the Soviet
Union who has been denied his
freedom to be called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.
Darryl will share this occa-
sion with his brother Jason,
sister Jenny, grandparents Dr.
and Mrs. Martin Wanuck of
Hollywood and Mr. and Mrs.
Bert Hacker of West Palm
Gruber Receives Award
The Aviva Chapter of
Hadassah recently presented
Esther Gruber with the
National Hadassah's prestig-
ious Leadership Award. Mrs.
Gruber merited this honor
because of her outstanding
contributions and service to
Hadassah and to the commun-
ity. Serving for three years as
Aviva's treasurer, she has
been a life member in Hadas-
sah for over 35 years, an Ima
to many youth Aliyah children
and with her husband Alex, a
Hadassah Founder.
.in. ib oIjci a buu< *
of the Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and the Morse
Geriatric Center.
ahe is a member oi' ihe Jew-
ish Community Center, the
Norton \jniivty, nito, ORT,
and a supporter of the arts,
music and dance. She was a
founder of the Fountains Resi-
dents Club at the Fountains,
Lake Worth.
Continued from Page 10
existence, the PLO, its leaders
and members have implacably
frustrated peace in the Middle
East. Their commitment is to
"armed struggle" as the only
effective way to achieve their
No country should be
expected to negotiate with an
organization avowedly conse-
crated to its destruction, a
group whose very credo unam-
biguously denies that coun-
try's right to exist.
To be sure, Israel and her
supporters are open to funda-
mental and credible change in
the attitude of any of her ene-
mies. She will never close the
door to compelling evidences
of that. After all, was not
Egyptian President Anwar
Sadat ultimately willing to
take courageous steps toward
peace in the Middle East?
BUT how can Israel sit down
at the bargaining table with
those who unalterably elect
violence as an acceptable polit-
ical strategy, even if it results
in the deaths of thousands of
innocent men, women and chil-
Despite highly publicized 1
divisions within the leadership
of the government of the State
of Israel, there remains a
shared goal of peace. Peace,
however, cannot be achieved
through legitimization of an
organization that, since its
inception in 1964, has em-
braced violence and terror.
Nor though we remain ever
open to convincing evidence to
the contrary has there been
any indication that this policy
is about to change.
Until Arab representation
emerges that accepts the legit-
imacy of Israel, there can be no
permanent secure boundaries
in the region and no peace. Is
it not high time that Palestin-
ian Arabs who reject terrorism
and are ready for peaceful
coexistence with Israel step
forward? Is it not finally time
that they renounce the crimi-
nal leadership of the PLO?
It is essential that these rep-
resentatives manifest a will-
Masada Chapter regular
meeting and mini lunch Tues.
Nov. 22 at Congregation Aitz-
Chaim at 12 p.m. Program will
be different and lots of fun.
Stories will be read in Yiddish
with English translations.
Coming Events: Dec. 5th
Luncheon and Card Party at
Bobby Rubino's; Jan. 4th
Dream Girl at Burt Reynold
Dinner Theatre; and Feb. 26th
Gigi at the Royal Palm
Dinner Theater.
The Palm Beach East Chap-
ter is presenting its Annual
Showcase Breakfast on Wed-
nesday, Dec. 7 at 9:30 a.m. at
the Palm Hotel on Clearwater
Rd., West Palm Beach. They
will be celebrating the 40th
anniversary of the founding of
Brandeis University and of the
National Women's Committee.
If you wish to be part of an
exciting program of study and
discussion groups covering lit-
erature, music, world news
and current events, theatre,
etc., then this is your chance to
become involved. The 1988-
1989 program will be pre-
sented. All members and their
friends are our guests.
Cypress Lakes Leisureville
Chapter, invites you to attend
its membership luncheon Tues-
day, December 6, noon, at the
Royce Hotel, Belvedere Rd.,
West Palm Beach. Only mem-
bers in "good standing" may
join in this gala occasion.
Yovel West Palm Beach
Chapter will have its bazaar
and boutique sale at Century
Corners (Publix) on Sunday,
November 20.
Okeechobee Section, will hold
its annual paid-up membership
luncheon on Thursday, Decem-
ber 15, 12:00 noon at Century
Village Holiday Inn.
Coming events: Jan. 18, '89
Wednesday Matinee, Gigi,
Royal Palm Dinner Theatre.
The group will meet at 1:00
p.m. Sunday November 20 at
the Royal Palm Club House, on
U.S. 1 and N.E. 22nd Ave.,
Boynton Beach.
Guest speaker will be Har-
een Bertisch, Assistant Direc-
tor of the Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beachers.
Her topic will be "Developing
and implementing creative
programs from pre-schoolers
to senior adults." enjoy an
informative afternoon, bring a
friend. Refreshments served.
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.
ingness to achieve a genuine
solution. Hopefully, thereby,
by the time Israel celebrates
her golden anniversary she
will be blessed with a secure
and lasting peace.



Senior News
Friday, November 18, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17

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.
Friday, Nov. 18 Sabbath
Monday, Nov. 21 Bingo
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Nov. 22 -
R.S.V.P. Barbara Shrews-
Wednesday, Nov. 23 Bar-
bara Kaplan "Today's Jewish
Thursday, Nov. 24
CLOSED Thanksgiving Day
Friday, Nov. 25 CLOSED
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 and 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-
Fun With Yiddish Its
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: David Sandier, Mod-
erator for Nov. 21st.
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, (in session already)
Nov. 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 JCC.
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, (already started) Nov.
18, Dec. 2, 9,16 at 9:30 a.m. at
JCC. $3 for complete series.
Please register with Louise at
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, (in session) Nov. 17 and
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: (in session
already) Nov. 23, 30 at 10 a.m.
at JCC. Registration limited.
Fee: $2. Call Louise at 689-
Timely Topics: Date: Mon-
days ongoing following lunch
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. 21st Moderator Sylvia
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.
Ann Norton Sculpture Gar-
dens Join us on a beautiful
Docent tour of sculptress Ann
Norton's home, her studio and
her sculptures. Docent tour:
1:00 Tuesday, December 6,
1988. Fee: Non-members $5,
JCC members $4, transporta-
tion included. Bus leaves 12:30
from Cartaret Bank at C.V.
Tour Guide: Sondra Werbel.
Your check is your reserva-
tion! Call Louise at 689-7700.
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: 2nd and 4th Wed-
nesdays at 1:30 p.m. RSVP
Sophie at 689-4806 or Sabina
at 683-0852. Next card game is
scheduled for Nov. 23.
Intermediate Bridge with
Al Parsont Basic bidding
and play starting Wednesday,
Oct. 26, 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
Wednesdays, Nov. 9, 16, 23
and 30. Fee: 4 lessons for
$5.00. Call Louise at 689-7700
for information.
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-
teret 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 Meet
monthly at JCC. A variety of
JCC News
700 Spencer Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Sunday, Nov. 20th, 2:00 p.m. Meet at Carlin Park (1-95 no.
to Jupiter exitIndiantown Rd.) for a "Don't Worry, Be
Happy" Beach Party. Bring your own picnic lunch we'll
supply soda and volleyballs. Beach available for sun and
fun. Cost: $2.00.
SINGLES GROUP (30s & 40s)
Sunday, Nov. 20,12 noon. Meet your Boca counterparts at
Tropics On The Water (formerly Shooters), 2280 No.
Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach for brunch and an afternoon
around the pool with live music. If it rains, join us for the
Dutch Treat lunch with good company.
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2:00-4:30 p.m. You are invited by your
Boca counterparts to a Sunday afternoon of dancing to Big
Band sounds at the Boca JCC (336 N.W. Spanish River
Blvd., Boca). Cost: JCC members $3.00 non members
Wed., Nov. 23, 5:30 p.m. Chance a new spot to enjoy the
Happy Hour. Join us at the Catalina Club in the Boynton
Ben. Holiday Inn for a mid week break. Cost: $1.00 plus
your own fare.
For more information please call the JCC at 689-7700.
Radio/TV/ Film
MOSAIC Sunday, November 20, 11 a.m. WPTV
Channel 5, with host Barbara Gordon. Host Barbara
Gordon will talk with Gerda Klein, Holocaust survivor and
distinguished author, journalist, historian and lecturer.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, November 20, 7:30 a.m. WPBR
1340 AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
20, 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 20, 11 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, November 21-23, WCVG 1080 AM
This two-hour Jewish entertainment show features
Jewish music, comedy, and news.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
activities take place through-
out the month. For informa-
tion call Sally at 478-9397 or
Evelyn at 686-6727.
Calling All Quiz Show Lov-
ers 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 Drive.
Deadline for filing is Novem-
ber 30th.
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-
"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.
"Fun 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.

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Community Calendar
Nov. 18 Federation, General Assembly in New
Orleans, through 11/20 Hadassah Florida-Atlantic
Region, Presidents Council Free Sons of Israel, Lunch-
eon, noon Temple Emanu-El, Friday Forum Series, 8
Nov. 19 Federation, General Assembly in New
Orleans.through 11/20 Federation, Leadership Devel-
opment Program 8 p.m.
Nov. 20 Federation, General Assembly in New
Orleans Parents of North American Israelis, 1 p.m.
Lake Worth Jewish Center Sisterhood, Regency Spa,
through 11/23 Temple Beth David Sisterhood, Chanukah
Bazaar, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Temple Torah West Boynton,
board, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Aitz Chaim, board, 9:30
a.m. Jewish Community Center, Children's Performing
Arts Series, 2 p.m. Israel Bonds, Temple Israel Brunch,
10:30 a.m. Israel Bond, Temple Emanu-El, Luncheon,
12:30 p.m.
Nov. 21 Federation, Executive Committee, 4 p.m.
Jewish Community Day School, Executive Committee,
7:45 p.m. Women's American ORT Palm Beach,
Homecoming Luncheon Jewish Family & Children's
Service, board, 7:30 p.m. Hadassah Henrietta Szold,
board, noon, and regular meeting 1 p.m.
Nov. 22 Yiddish Culture Group Century Village, 10
a.m. Temple Beth Zion, board, 7:30 p.m., B'nai B'rith
Women Masada, 1 p.m. Federation, Royal Palm
Beach Campaign Committee Kick-Off Meeting at Tem-
ple Zion, 3 p.m.
Nov. 23 Congregation Aitz Chaim Sisterhood, board, 10
a.m. Temple Beth Torah Sisterhood, board, 7:30 p.m.
Jewish Community Center, No School Holiday Program, 9
a.m.-5 p.m. Brandeis University Women Lake Worth,
Thanksgiving Holiday in Miami.
Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Temple Torah West Boynton,
Sisterhood, 7:30 p.m. Congregation Aitz Chaim Sister-
hood, Thanksgiving Weekend at Miami Beach Hadassah
Henrietta Szold, Thanksgiving Weekend Free Sons of
Israel, Weekend at Miami Beach
For information call the Jewish Federation 832-2120.
Arafat Dismisses Election Results
ROME (JTA) Palestine
Liberation Organization chief
Yasir Arafat offered his analy-
sis of Israel's recent elections,
and insisted that the results
would have no bearing on the
intifada the Palestinian
uprising in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip.
"The revolt will continue,
wave after wave, until the end
of occupation," Arafat told
reporters here after a 90-
minute meeting with Foreign
Minister Giulio Andreotti.
Arafat was making a three-
hour stopover after a flight
from Baghdad.
As for the outcome of the
election, which put the balance
of political power in the hands
of ultra-Orthodox and extreme
right-wing parties, the PLO
chief said, "The results show
the failure of the two main
"The growth of the small
parties shows the confusion of
the electorate," Arafat said,
although according to him,
there was no difference
between Prime Minister Yitz-
hak Shamir's Likud bloc and
the Labor Party headed by
Foreign Minister Shimon
THANK-YOU for your support of our commun-
ity-wide program on the 50th Ann.versary of
I Kristallnacht.
We regret any inconvenience to you as a result
I of our space limitations and the overwhelming
" response to this event.
The Community Relations Council of Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County Board of Rabbis
The Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County
urges you to
...because vital Jewish
institutions build strong
Jewish communities.
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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 Pkkhola. Cantor AadmrE. Beck.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 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 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Rabbi Oscar
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. 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
Emigration SVTIJ
Up Slightly,
Passes 2,000
e News
ber's figures for Jewish emi-
gration from the Soviet Union
showed a slight increase from
the previous month and, again
as in September, was the larg-
est monthly total of Jews leav-
ing 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, 2,469 Jews emi-
grated from the Soviet Union.
The October figure exceeded
by only 17 the number of Jews
who emigrated in September
- 2,051 and exhibited the
same percentage as last month
of emigres arriving in Israel.
The majority of these Jewish
emigres, 1,954, traveled
through Vienna, of whom 78
proceeded to Israel. A total of
114 went Israel directly via
Bucharest, Romania.
The total of Soviet emigres,
both Jews and non-Jews, arriv-
ing in Vienna in October was
2,473, of which 519 were non-
Jews, according to National
Conference figures.
This includes those going
through Bucharest ana
The National Conference
estimates that the vast major-
ity of Jews leaving the Soviet
Union are not long-term
Cohen, Henrietta, 85, of Lake Worth.
Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach. Funeral
in Dix Hills, N.Y.
Vogel, Edward J., 85, of Lake Worth.
Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
Levin, Charles, 81, of Boynton Beach.
Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach. Funeral
in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Posluns, Maxine, 78, of Palm Beach.
Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach. Funeral
in Kankakee, III.
Silver, Hyman, 86, of Century Village,
West Palm Beach. Menorah Gar-
dens and Funeral Chapels, West
Palm Beach.
Kosen, Milton, 70, of Lake Worth.
Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
Sherman, Pearl P., 71, of Lake Worth.
Levitt-Weinstein Guaranteed
Security Plan Chapel, West Palm
Taitlebaum, Abraham, 80, of West
Palm Beach. Levitt-Weinstein
Guaranteed Security Plan Chapel.
West Palm Beach. Funeral in Ran-
dolph, Mass.
Weiss, Harold, 67, of Menorah Gar-
dens and Funeral Chapels, West
Palm Beach.
Parnes, Esther, 90, of Lake Worth.
Levitt-Weinstein Guaranteed
Security Plan Chapel, West Palm
Rivkin, Murray, 83, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guar-
anteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
Loshin, Archie, 85, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guar-
anteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
On Friday, November 18, at
8:15 p.m., the temple will hold
an installation and reception
for its new rabbi, Joel
Dr. Asher Bar-Zev, will be
the installing officer. All con-
gregants and friends are
invited to come for services
and afterward to meet the
rabbi on a one to one basis, and
help share his dreams and
hopes for the congregation.
Rabbi Alan Cohen will have
monthly Torah study sessions
at 12:30-1:15 p.m. in Rapaport
Conference Room at Temple
Beth El, West Palm Beach.
The sessions will be devoted
to a most important text
"Emet Ve-Emunah" which
was published this past spring.
This work, subtitled "State-
ment of Principles of Conser-
vative Judaism is the culmin-
ation of many years of scholar-
ship by all the organizations of
the Conservative branch of
Join us December 24 when
Rabbi Cohen will discuss "God
in the World: The Question of
Revelation." These sessions
begin after Shabbat services
and Kiddush.
Temple Beth El, Widow &
Widowers Support Group con-
tinues to meet every second
and fourth Thursday of the
month. Sessions are held in the
Temple's Hornstein Lounge
between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
There will be no session in
November. December 8, Jen-
nie Frumer of the Jewish Fam-
ily and Children's service will
meet with the group. Ms.
Frumer has been instrumental
in organizing and running sev-
eral similar groups and pro-
grams within the community.
If you are interested in join-
ing the group, call the Temple
for further information.
Kadimah, the temple's
Youth Group announces its
officers for the coming year:
Max Marion, President; Jason
S. Greenberg and Danielle
Zwick, Vice Presidents; and
Roy Salins, Secretary/Trea-
surer. The coming months will
feature many Kadimah activi-
ties. Kadimah is for grades
6-8. Call the temple office for
more information.
On Friday evening Novem-
ber 18, at 8:00 p.m. Shabbat
service will be conducted by
Cantor Stuart Pittle and he
will lead the congregation in
songs. Everyone is invited.
The first guest speaker for
the Adult Education Friday
Forum Series, on November
18, at 8:00 p.m. will be Mr.
Morris Amitay, lawyer and
lobbyist. He is described as a
heavy hitter and insider by
"The Washingtonian" maga-
zine. Mr. Amitay represents
energy and defense clients and
his topic of discussion will be:
"How the recent presidential
and congressional elections
will effect Israel."
Mr. Amitay is founder and
treasurer of the Washington
Political Action Committee
For further information or
tickets contact the Temple
Rabbi Joel Levine will pre-
sent slides of his recent mis-
sion to the Soviet Union dur-
ing Adult Education Sabbath,
Friday, November 18 at 8:00
p.m. Cantor Anne Newman
will chant the liturgy.
Rabbi Levine visited seven
refusenik families this past
summer. His mission was fea-
tured in The Palm Beach Post.
Rabbi Levine will have
returned to the pulpit after
making a special presentation
on Glasnost at the Regional
Biennial Convention of the
Union of American Hebrew
Congregations in Chattan-
ooga, Tennessee.
Adult Education Sabbaths
are held monthly at Temple
Judea. These Sabbaths high-
light issues of Jewish concern
from the arena of current
events to classic Jewish texts.
The congregation is invited
to an oneg shabbat following
services sponsored by Sister-
A special interfaith Thanks-
giving Service will be con-
ducted on Wednesday evening,
November 23 at 8:00 p.m. at
St. Catherine's Greek Ortho-
dox Church, the corner of
Southern Blvd. and Washing-
ton Road. Temple Judea, St.
Catherine's and St. Chris-
topher's Episcopal Church will
Father Christopher Kelly,
Rabbi Joel Levine, and Father
John Theodore will participate
with the forty voice choir of St.
Catherine's. The women of St.
Catherine's will prepare a cof-
fee following the Service. The
Sisterhood of Temple Judea
will serve as greeters.
This year's message will be
presented by Father John
Theodore. This service is an
interfaith project of Temple
Judea Sisterhood.
Candle Lighting Time
^ Nov. 18 5:13 p.m.
Nov. 25 5:11 p.m.

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