The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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West Palm Beach, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
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November 25, 1988
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Egypt Recognizes
Palestinian State
Egypt, in a move that offi-
cials claim will threaten its
already sensitive relations
with Israel, announced Sunday
it has granted full recognition
to the Palestinian state
declared last week.
In an official statement that
clarified its previously uncer-
tain position on the independ-
ent Palestinian state, it was
reported that Egypt confirmed
its recognition and "blessed
the state as a constructive step
with hopes that it would serve
the cause of peace and stability
in the region."
Egypt had previously
declared support for the pro-
clamation when it was issued
in Algiers November 15. But
apparently leery of endanger-
ing relations with any party to
the conflict and jeopardizing
its position as a peacemaker in
the region, Egypt declined
immediate recognition of the
Jordan's King Hussein, who
recently severed all economic
support for Palestinians living
in the West Bank, issued a
similar statement following
Egypt's announcement last
week that suggested Israel
and the United States are now
the main barriers to peace in
the Middle East. "I believe
that if there is any intransi-
gence and there is indeed
it is in the Israeli position,
which hasn't changed and up
to now the United States' posi-
tion," he said on CBS televi-
sion's Face the Nation.
Hussein said in recent
reports that the Palestine Lib-
eration Organization has now
met American criteria for a
Mazer Sets Plans
For 1989 Campaign
Irving Mazer, Jewish Federa-
tion/UJA Campaign Chair
The goal for the 1989 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County/UJA Campaign is $10
million, nearly $1 million more
than last year, according to
Irving Mazer, Campaign
"During the 1989 Campaign
we hope to emphasize the local
needs of this community with
the hope that we will at least
meet some of the existing
unmet needs here," he said in
a recent interview.
Mazer also discussed the
Campaign's role in relation to
Israel. "This is a year when
Israel is in as precarious a
position as it's ever been, hav-
ing lost the sympathy of a
growing group of Americans
who seem to forget that Israel
place in Arab Israeli peace
talks and insists that the PLO
take part in any Middle East
The Palestine National
Council, the PLO's parliament
in exile, recently
endorsed U.N. Security Coun-
cil resolutions 242 and 238,
implying recognition of
Israel's right to exist. It also
supports the Cairo Declara-
tion, which demands an end to
more than two decades of
worldwide Israeli-PLO under-
ground warfare and restricts
guerrilla operations to military
targets in Israel and occupied
Continued on Page 3
Children at Mevasseret Zion Absorbtion Center outside Jerusa-
Vanguard Mission:
*An Incredible Experience'
Participants in the highly
rewarding, Vanguard Mission
to Israel, returned home
recently after nine days of an
in-depth tour of the country-
side, meetings with top-
ranking government and mili-
tary officials and visits to Fed-
eration funded projects. Ten
community leaders from the
Business and Professional
Men's Division of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County got a chance to see
first-hand, the land and the
people of Israel.
The purpose of the second
Members of the Vanguard Mission at Julius Military Base.
Standing l-r: Kalman Gat, Israeli Defense Force Rep.; Barry
Berg, co-Chair Vanguard Mission; Mike Platner, Leonard
Hanser, Dr. Robert Green, Co-Chair Vanguard Mission; Jeff
Zone, Robert Abrams, Joel Koeppel, Dr. Paul Liebman, Dr.
Henry Saiontz, Ron Schram; front, kneeling, (l-r) Ed Roos,
WPTV-Ch. 5; George Horesh, tour guide.
Meyer B. Siskin Fund
For Education and
Development........Page 3
Community Rally for
Soviet Jewry........Page 3
In MOSCOW............Page 8
Learning the
Root Cause of
Terrorism...........Page to
Culture and Learning
For Soviet Jews. Page 15
The Changing Faces
Of Women's Division
tray," Mrs. Engelstein
explained. "It's our first
event, it's at the beginning of
the season and we wanted to
Continued on Page 6
Changing faces and creating
new images has been the
theme permeating the
Women's Division this year,
both in programming and cam-
paign planning. Several annual
events have adopted a new
look and outreach into the
community has touched an
even greater number of
women who want to become
involved in the Jewish Federa-
"Throughout the year
Women's Division will be hold-
ing more innovative programs
and reaching out to women in
all the affiliate areas of the
Jewish Community," said
Sheila Engelstein, 1989
Women's Division Campaign
Chair. "We've made a few face
changes and we expect our
1989 campaign to again reflect
the continued quality of our
events and the highly commit-
ted women who invest their
time in our campaign efforts."
Heading the campaign sea-
son this year will be the $365
to $1199 Genesis Category
Event. "Genesis means in the
beginning and that was the
concept we wanted to por-
annual mission was to provide
an opportunity for the group
to see exactly where their con-
tributions go and the impact
they make on the lives of the
Israelis, to enhance their Jew-
ish identity and to develop
personal and professional rela-
Members of the mission
were selected based on their
Jewish commitment, their pot-
ential leadership abilities and
their stature in the business
and professional community.
Hopefully, as a result of their
trip to Israel, these men will
assume leadership roles in the
Jewish community as well as in
the Federation.
Leonard Hanser, a local
attorney who participated on
the mission, had never visited
Israel. "I really had no expec-
tations before the trip," he
explained. "However, while
Continued on Page 15
Sheila Engelstein, Jewish Fed-
eration WD Campaign Chair

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 25, 1988
Village Royale Honors
Major Contributors
Five major contributors to
the Village Royale on the
Green Campaign in Boynton
Beach will be honored for 15
years as dedicated campaign
volunteers and faithful sup-
porters of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County/
UJA Campaign.
On Tuesday, December 6th
at noon in the Hunters Run
Clubhouse, residents and
friends of Village Royale are
invited to attend a tribute
luncheon in honor of Mrs.
Libby Kaplan, Mr. and Mrs.
Lazarus Salamon and Mr. Jack
Schwartzberg for their consis-
tent hard work and devotion to
the Campaign.
"These are exceptional, gen-
erous people who have been
residents for some time and
dedicated hard workers for our
campaign," said Al Moskow-
itz, Chair of the Village Royale
Campaign for 15 years. "I
thought this would be a very
good time to honor them as
well as the other volunteers on
the committee." Louis L.
Flaum will Co-Chair this
year's Campaign.
In addition to the honorees,
the program will feature guest
speaker Al Effrat, Florida
Director of the American
Israel Public Affairs Commit-
tee (AIPAC), and entertain-
ment by Cantor Elliot Rosen-
Al Moskowitz, Village Royale
Campaign Chair; not pictured,
Louie L. Flaum
baum of Temple Beth Torah in
"We're hoping for a good
turnout again this year despite
the fact that we must charge
for" the luncheon," said Mos-
kowitz. "It promises to be an
excellent program."
Other committee members
to be honored, many of whom
have worked on the Campaign
for almost 15 years, include
Kurt Aron, Esther Baker, Ann
Bein, Edna Bienstock, Dor-
othy Cole, Marcel Dumas, Lil-
lian Frank, Al Friedberg, Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Gottehrer,
Mary Gould, Rose Greenberg,
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Guttman,
Max Harris, Dr. and Mrs.
Harry Hazelkorn, Ben Isen,
Frank Kamins, Min Kaper-
owsky, Ben Katz, Roslyn
Kuperman, Ann Levy, Bill Lil-
lie, Philip Marcus, William
Marx, Ed Passman, Lou Rass-
ner, Sally Reiser, Joyce Rost,
Bob Seebol, Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Sewall, Herman Shaps,
Gert Sheppard, Albert Wilans,
Hilda Zell.
Moskowitz is a native New
Yorker who taught health and
physical education for 35
years. He and his wife have
lived in Village Royale for 16
years and he has been very
active in B'nai B'rith Interna-
tional and the Men's Club of
Temple Beth Sholom. In the
past, Moskowitz also devoted
much time and energy to the
annual Israel Bonds drive.
In New York, Moskowitz
coached soccer and football
and owned and managed a
summer camp in Pennsylva-
nia. Although still active in
many Jewish organizations,
Moskowitz admitted he has
begun to limit his activities to
just those mentioned above.
Judge Louis Flaum and his
wife Ethel have been in this
community for 13 years, orig-
inally from Hudson County,
New Jersey. Flaum was an
assistant city attorney and a
prosecutor as well as a judge in
the municipal courts in Hudson
County for 18 years.
Flaum chaired several fund-
raising campaigns while in
New Jersey, including UJA,
Israel Bonds, Red Cross and
Cancer Society. Since he has
lived in Boynton Beach, Flaum For more information
has been active in the Jewish please contact Fran Witt'
Federation/UJA Campaign Boynton Beach Office, Jewish
and Israel Bonds. Federation, 737-0746.
The Educational/Cultural Committee
of the
Young Adult Division
is pleased to present
well-known former Refusenik and
spiritual leader of Temple Emanu-El
Why Should the Jewish People Survive?"
Tuesday, November 29,1988
Sheraton Inn Palm Beach Lakes
West Palm Beach
Early Morning Breakfast
With Men's Division
Women's Division
cordially invites you to
The Genesis Luncheon
in support ot the
1989 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
Monday. December 5, 1988 11:00 A.M.
Breakers West Country Club
9406 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach
Special Guest Speaker
Shoshana Bryen
Executive Director
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
For more information contact Faye Nelson, Director
Women's Division, Jewish Federation, 832-2120.
The Business and Professional Men's Division hosted a breakfast
with Major General Aharon Doron, Nov. 15 at the Palm Hotel.
Doron, a resident of Tel Aviv, has been in the United States for the
past several months as a UJA consultant for local Federations.
Pictured Above (l-r): Bob Burg, Bruce Pasternack and Morris
Kener. Middle (l-r): Howard Feldman, B&P Men's Division Sec-
tion Chairman, Michael Lifshitz and Major General Doron. Bot-
tom (front to back): Jonathan Klorfein, Dr. Nissim Elbaz, Exec.
Director of the Jewish Community Day School.
Condolences To
Tufeld Family
The Palm Beach County
Jewish community extends its
heartfelt sympathies to the
family of our dear friend Izolde
Tufeld, who passed away in
Israel on Tuesday, November
15, 1988. She is survived by
her husband, Vladimir Tufeld,
her son and daughter-in-law,
Igor and Natasha Tufeld and
two grandchildren, Daniel and
Mordechai Mikhail.
As you may remember, our
community was very active in
helping Izolde and her husband
acquire exit visas to leave the
Soviet Union, which they did
on December 30, 1987.
Condolences can be sent to:
Vladimir Tufeld
Merkaz Klita
Gilo A 80/30
Jerusalem, 93826
The Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County
urges you to
...because vital Jewish
institutions build strong
Jewish communities.
of the
presents the second part
of an
Jewish Women. "The Challenge of Change"
"New Beginnings... Coping With Transition...
Family. Career or Community
The Palm Hotel
9:00 am 11 30 am

Full House at Century
Village Campaign
The Century Village Clubhouse was filled almost to capacity,
about 1500 seats, Tuesday, Nov. 15 for the annual Century
Village Campaign Kickoff. The morning program provided,
entertainment by Cantor David Feuer of Temple Emanu-El and
short presentations by several community leaders, including two
high school students and a visiting Israeli Major General (Ret.)
Pictured above are (l-r): Jennifer Gomberg, a junior at Forest
Hill High School and Midrasha Judaica High School. Ms.
Gomberg was one of five Palm Beach County students selected to
participate in last year's "March of The Living," during which
she visited Poland and Israel. She spoke on the concentration
camps and Israel's UOth Anniversary Celebration. Sitting next to
her are Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin, of the Lake Worth Jewish
Center and Nat Cohen, Co-Chair of the Century Village Cam-
Above (l-r): are Sam Wadler, Co-Chair of the Century Village
Campaign and Jonathan Davidojf, a junior at Santaluces High
School and Midrasha. He also participated in the "March of The
Living" and described to the audience what it was about.
Above (l-r): Lester Silverman, Director of Leisure and Retire-
ment Communities and Aharon Doron, Major General (Ret.) and
UJA Consultant to local Federations.
/I 4
The above pictures were
run last week with incor-
rect namelines in the arti-
cle Jonas, Fleischman
and Meyers Co-Chair
Genesis Event, on page 3.
Please accept our apol-
ogy- .._...
Continued from Page 1
It was also reported that
China has recently joined the
35 mostly Arab nations who
have said they recognize the
Palestinian state.
Both Israel and the United
States have dismissed the
PNC's move, declaring the
PLO has not openly recognized
Israel nor renounced terror-
In Jerusalem, Foreign Minis-
ter Shimon Peres said he
regrets Egypt's decision.
Friday, November 25, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Memorial Fund For Human
Resource Development
Last year, the Jewish Feder-
ation, through the resources of
the Meyer B. Siskin Memorial
Fund, sponsored an educa-
tional series offered by the
National Jewish Center for
Learning and Leadership
(CLAL) in which nationally
prominent educators con-
ducted a series of lectures and
discussions in the community.
It was to be the first of many
such educational programs for
the development of human
resources in the Palm Beach
County Jewish community.
The Meyer B. Siskin Fund
was established in 1987, in
memory of Jeanne Levy's
father, to fund Jewish Federa-
tion Human Resource Devel-
opment programs for the
education and development of
community leadership. Jeanne
Levy has been a prominent
and active member in this
community and the Jewish
In order to continue provid-
ing quality educational pro-
grams under the auspices of
the Human Resource Develop-
ment Committee, the Meyer B.
Siskin Fund must be expanded
lluuugli community contribu-
If you are interested in sup-
porting these valuable educa-
tional programs which provide
an outstanding vehicle for
developing the strong and ded-
icated leadership this commun-
ity needs, contributions can be
made to the Meyer B. Siskin
Fund, or to another program
of your choice.
For more information, call
Ronni Epstein, Assistant
Executive Director or Edward
Baker, Endowment Director,
Jewish Federation, 832-2120.
'From Darkness To Light9
Community Rally For Soviet Jewry
"From Darkness to Light,"
will be the theme of a commun-
ity rally on behalf of Soviet
Jewry, sponsored by the
Soviet Jewry Task Force of
Beth El.
Benjamin Charny, a former
refusenik will be the featured
speaker at this year's rally.
Charny and his wife, Yadviga,
received permission last July
to emigrate to the United
States, after nine years of
pleading with the Soviet Gov-
ernment. His case received
world-wide attention and Jew-
ish Community groups, sena-
tors and congressmen helped
maintain a high profile for the
Charny's case. Armand Ham-
mer, the 90-year-old industri-
alist, was also instrumental in
urging Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev to allow the
Continued on Page 6
Tax Magic In Charitable Giving
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County. This theme
encompasses the hope that
someday all Soviet Jews will
be able to emigrate and be
free. That hope and its cause is
the inspiration for refuseniks
who still await their freedom.
They depend on the American
Jewish community for its
strong support, reflected
through local efforts like the
The rally will take place on
Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. at Temple
Tax Magic in Charitable Giv-
ing will be the subject of an
informative seminar spon-
sored by the Endowment
Department of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, Dec. 5, 4-6 p.m. at the
Royce Hotel in West Palm
Moderated by Arnold J.
Hoffman, of Cadwalader,
Wickersham & Taft, the
seminar will provide non-
technical, idea-oriented infor-
mation on how charitable/phil-
anthropic giving can provide a
method for taking advantage
of all possible tax benefits dur-
ing year-end planning.
Three community profes-
sionals will share their insights
and expertise on current tax
saving opportunities with indi-
viduals and professionals dur-
ing the two-hour seminar.
Barbara K. Summers, senior
manager in the tax depart-
ment of Ernst & Whinney,
CPAs, works extensively in
the areas of individual and
corporate taxation. She
received her Bachelor of Busi-
ness Administration from
Florida Atlantic University
and has been a CPA since
1978. Ms. Summers will dis-
cuss Outright Bequests,
including Private Founda-
tions, Philanthropic Funds and
Continued on Page 7
A contribution to the
Jewish Federation's Endowment Fund
can provide you with:
Tax advantages under current law
Several options to meet your charitable giving needs, and
Allow you to recommend future distributions to charities through
a Philanthropic Fund.
Perpetuate your annual gift to the Federation/UJA campaign
through a trust or bequest.
Provide an opportunity to retain an income for life.
The satisfaction of participation in meeting the needs of local and
national organizations.
Plan to attend the Endowment Seminar on December 5th at the Royce
Hotel for more Interesting information on the above.
For more information contact:
Endowment Department
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
501 South Flagler Drive, Suite 305
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(305) 832-2120

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 25, 1988
Questionable Declaration
Caution ...
And careful scrutiny are required in the
aftermath of the declaration from Algiers.
In language far more moderate than its
international posture and modus operandi, the
Palestine National Council issued its declara-
tion of statehood couched in terms of social
justice, equality and human dignity.
Caution ... It has been reiterated time and
again from major PNC players that the first
step of a piece of a Palestinian state would be
but a pothole on the road to 'liberating' all of
The anachronistic UN resolution the
Partition Plan upon which the PNC belat-
edly based its call for statehood is 40 years old
and was rejected by Palestinians at the time.
That the UN and colleagues of world peace
now recognize, not UN Resolution 181, but
UN resolutions 242 and 338, would seem to
suggest that the Palestinians are resurrecting
an invalid thesis.
Caution .. The PNC and PLO participants
to this declaration have stated that a "phased"
program of repatriation is the intent of the
moves made in Algiers. Such a state, as has
been stressed in the recent past, would be only
an interim resolution from the PNC perspec-
The Israeli government's position is that the
tactical ploy which passes for a declaration of
statehood is but political fiction which calls for
careful reading and scrutiny and .
Caution and Disunity
With words of caution to Diaspora Jewry,
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir announced his
intention to shuttle 'Who is a Jew' legislation
into law.
It is a stiff political price to pay for the
assurance of forming a coalition government
as requested by President Chaim Herzog.
While the religious parties in general, and
the ultra-orthodox voters in particular, have
every right to assert their specific agenda
demands of their own government, it should
be noted that expediency alone has forged this
mixed marriage.
In prior months and years, the prime minis-
ter assuaged those who would disenfranchise
the Conservative and Reform rabbinate and
those converted by other than the Orthodox.
Now, apparently, he has capitulated.
Once the Law of Return is amended to
reflect the new international definition of just
who is a Jew, there will be a stressful period of
adjustment with, most especially, American
It will take as much finesse, ana maybe
more, to palliate the intrafaith damage that
will be done in the name of the new Israel
Arab Success at Israel Polls
Israel's elections two weeks
ago burst with paradoxes and
The week before the elec-
tion, pollsters and pundits
portrayed the race between
Labor and Likud as "a dead
Then radical Palestinian and
Arab terrorist groups carried
out a series of violent attacks,
brutally killing Israeli civilians
as well as Israeli soldiers.
The psychological effect of
that calculated violence was to
turn marginal Israeli voters
who supported Labor's peace
and security policies into sup-
porters of Likud and other
nationalist parties, whose pri-
orities are security first, then
Clearly, these radical Arabs
sought to derail any prospects
for peace negotiations by
undermining Shimon Peres'
peace initiatives, thereby
expecting a collision course
with Likud.
Now, thanks in part to these
Arab interventions, Israel will
be apparently forming a hard-
line, right-wing, religious-
nationalist government.
It may well be that a strong,
stable government under Yitz-
hak Shamir could well have the
power to negotiate some form
of peace with Palestinians,
much as anti-Communist Pres-
ident Richard Nixon opened
negotiations with Red China.
But the over-arching parallel
challenge for Israel and world
Jewry will be the predomin-
ance of ultra-Orthodox parties
in the new government.
If wisdom does not prevail,
theocratic policies could seri-
ously alienate American and
world Jewry, and that, too,
could weaken Israel's capacity
to make peace with the Arabs.
Comparing the Holocaust
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Number 38
National Socialist crimes
must not be relativized by com-
paring them with other cam-
paigns of destruction, German
Federal Republic President
Richard von Weizsacker
declared. Addressing the 37th
Historians Conference in Bam-
berg, von Weizsacker empha-
sized that the Germans must
bear the responsibility tor
their history.
The federal president's
remarks placed nim on one
side of an ongoing dispute
among West German histori-
ans over whether there are
parallels to the Nazi Holo-
caust. "Auschwitz remains
unique," von Weizsacker ins-
isted. "It was carried out in
the German name and by Ger-
mans." This truth, he said, is
Letter To The Editor
I just glanced through the
Jewish Community Center's
Senior Program "Update."
Since I have been a Floridian
since 1945 in Palm Beach
County, and can appreciate
the Jewish Community Cen-
ter's services available for all
age groups. Now that I am a
Senior Citizen and live in Cen-
tury Village, I say thank God
for such an organization as the
Jewish Community Center,
which is able to supply badly
needed services for so many
over the years. I know it takes
lots of effort and many volun-
teers. I'll conclude by saying:
Thank "you all" for making
the effort to do so much for so
Richard von Weizsacker
incontrovertible and will not
be forgotten, and nothing his-
torians may bring to light will
lessen the crimes of National
Socialism. There will be differ-
ences among historians in
their research, von Weizsacker
observed, "but no one who is
serious proposes debate on a
moral relativizating."
Nor is historical responsibil-
ity altered with time, the presi-
dent continued; rather, what
happened at Auschwitz has
taken on added weight in peo-
ple's awareness since the end
of the war. At the same time,
he pointed out, a democracy
has arisen in the Federal
Republic which has stood the
test of time not least because
of its openness toward history.
This circumstance, von Weiz-
sacker maintained, justifies
self-awareness and has a liber-
ating effect.
Religion and Politics
JERUSALEM (JTA) Premier Yitzhak Shamir owes
his mandate to form the next government to the Torah
sages of the two largest ultra-Orthodox parties and to the
Lubavitcher rebbe, 6,000 miles away in Brooklyn.
The Shas party's Council of Torah Sages, Moetset
Hahmei HaTorah in Bnei Brak, and the Agudat Yisrael's
corresponding panel. Moetset Gedolei HaTorah, instructed
their parties' Knesset factions to advise President Chaim
Herzog they favored a government headed by Shamir.
The president is required by law to assign the task of
forming a government to the political leader most likely to
accomplish it. Shas and the Agudas represent 11 Knesset
seats between them.
Shamir has a good chance of winning the National
Religious Party's five seats, in which case Degel HaTorah,
the newest Orthodox party, with two seats, is likely to
climb aboard. It declined to make any recommendation to
the president itself.

New Trade Era Begins
With Palestinian Exports
BRUSSELS (JTA) A new trade era will begin at the
end of this month when the first direct export of Palestin-
ian agricultural produce from the West Bank and Gaza
Strip reach the European market, European Community
sources said here.
The initial consignment of 6,000 tons, mainly grapefruit
grown in Gaza, will go to importers in West Germany,
Britain, Holland and Denmark.
A total of 16,000 tons of fruits and vegetables from the
Israeli-administered territories is expected under a con-
tract between Israel, the Palestinian exporters and the
European community.
Until now, exports from the territories had to be
marketed through Agrexco, the official Israel government
export agency. Israel was reluctant to allow Palestinians to
export their goods independently.
But Israel, bowing to pressure from the E.C. Executive
Commission and the Parliament of Europe, agreed to allow
direct Palestinian exports.
Aliyah Same As 1987 Level
JERUSALEM (JTA) A total of 9,220 immigrants
arrived in Israel during the first nine months of 1988, about
the same in the corresponding period of 1987, the Central
Bureau of Statistics reported.
Emigrants from the Soviet Union numbered 1,570, a
slight increase over the previous year. But a 43 percent rise
was reported in emigration from Argentina.
Polio Outbreak Ends In Israel
TEL AVIV (JTA) The polio outbreak in Israel has been
officially declared over.
Health Minister Shoshana Arbeli-Almoslino reported
that no new cases have been diagnosed in the last five
Fifteen cases in all were reported between August and
October, leading to a mass inoculation drive.
A total of 3.2 million people under age 40 were given the
polio vaccine, the health minister said. She said they
included ultra-Orthodox Jews and others who at first
refused to be inoculated.
Meanwhile, Health Ministry officials here said rumors of
a meningitis outbreak were false.
B'nai B'rith Honors Shultz
WASHINGTON (JTA) Secretary of State George
Shultz accepted the Philip Klutznik Distinguished Service
Award from B'nai B'rith International and said he appre-
ciates the support he receives from such private groups.
Seymour Reich, international president of B'nai B'rith,
said the award "symbolizes for us all you have done as
secretary of state on behalf of human rights everywhere,
on behalf of seeking peace, not only in the Middle East but
throughout the world."
War Criminals Witnesses
The Office of Special Investigations (OSI) is attempting
to locate survivors with knowledge of Nazi crimes in
Tryskiai, Lithuania during World War II, particularly the
murder of some 80 Jewish males in Tryskiai at the end of
July, 1941, the deportation of Tryskiai's Jewish women and
children to Zagare on the Latvian border, the murders of
six Jewish women in September, 1942, and the murders of
the wife and brother-in-law of an anti-Nazi partisan in the
summer of 1944.
Information should be sent to Michael MacQueen, OSI,
Criminal Division, 11th Floor, Bond Building, 1400 New
York Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530.
Neo-Nazis Recruiting Swiss
GENEVA (JTA) A group of German neo-Nazis is
trying to recruit like-minded persons in Switzerland.
According to a Swiss radio report, their initial target is
Germans living in Switzerland. Letters have been sent to
hundreds, asking them to join the movement.
So far, the only serious Swiss neo-Nazi organization is
based in Lausanne.
Friday, November 25, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Kahane Forswears
End of Kach Party
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
Rabbi Meir Kahane said in
Miami last week that the end
of the "Kach" party "is not
the end of Kach."
The American-born rabbi,
who made aliyah to Israel
from Brooklyn in 1971 and was
elected to the Knesset, saw his
party banned from this year's
election because of its views
that all Arabs should be trans-
ferred from Israel to Southern
Lebanon and Jordan.
"The official reason why I
was banned was because they
ruled the party was racist, '
Kahane said, in a private inter-
view with The Jewish Florid-
ian. "The real reason was
because all the polls showed us
getting 10 to 12 seats. That is
what terrified the parties and
that's why they did a step
which is more consistent with
a fascist state than a Demo-
cratic state.
"They simply banned the
party. This bill in America
Meir Kahane
would have been thrown out in
two minutes.
He announced that Kach
(which means "Thus") would
be changed to the Koach
("strength") party.
"Since Kach is the only
party (pledged to support its
Arab-oriented goals), we will
make the cosmetic and I
stress cosmetic change,
because we will not make a
single substantive change in
our program," he declared.
"Thecosmetic change will be
only the name of the party
because the ban was against
the party, not against people
"We now start fresh," he
said, explaining his new strat-
egy: "all our literature will
deal only with verses from the
Torah and the Talmud. This
time if they want to ban us,
they will bring the flyers which
are only quotations from
Torah. And, if they ban us they
will have to explain these
quotes are 'racist' quotes."
Kahane vowed to continue
holding rallies, repeating the
same speeches, holding the
same house-gatherings and
distributing booklets and liter-
ature "in order to capture the
mind of the Jews of Israel and
give them what I call the
authentic Jewish idea."
Continued on Page 9
New Faces In Israel's
12th Knesset
there is one thing that the 15
Israeli political parties
recently elected to the Knesset
have in common, it is that
nearly all of them are sending
new faces to sit in the 120-
member legislative body.
Mostly young, predomi-
nantly Sephardic and new to
politics are the words that
describe most of the 18 mem-
bers of the ultra-Orthodox par-
ties who were elected to the
12th Knesset.
The far right-wing Tsomet
and Moledet parties and the
leftist Mapam also will be
sending new faces to the Knes-
set, though their accent on
youth is not so pronounced.
The ultra-Orthodox made a
strong showing on Election
Day, with candidates chosen
for their religious back-
grounds, rather than political
Four of the six men the Shas
party will send to the Knesset
are newcomers. After incum-
bents Yitzhak Peretz and
Rafael Pinhassi, No. 3 on its
list is Rabbi Yosef Azran, 47,
who has been Sephardic chief
rabbi of Rishon le-Zion for the
last 12 years. He also heads a
rabbincal court in Paris and an
educational institution in
Strasbourg, France.
Azran is a graduate of a
yeshiva in Tangier, Morocco.
He also studied in London and
at the Ponevetz yeshiva in
Bnei Brak, headed by the ven-
erable Rabbi Eliezer Schach.
Fourth on the Shas list and
its only member of Yemenite
ancestry is Israeli-born Rabbi
Arieh Gamliel, 37. He heads a
yeshiva in the Negev develop-
ment town of Sderot and was
said to have been reluctant to
enter the Knesset race. He
reportedly was persuaded by
Schach and former hardic
Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the
spiritual mentor of Shas.
Torah Scholars,
Not Politicians
Shas' No. 5 man is Yair Levi,
36, who was active behind the
scenes until now as the party's
director general and an admin-
istrator of Sephardic institu-
Rabbi Shlomo Dayan, sixth
on the Shas list, is Moroccan-
born and represents the party
on the Jerusalem City Council.
He is founder of the Sephardic
Metivta school in Jerusalem.
The Agudat Yisrael party,
which won five Knesset seats,
is now headed by Rabbi Moshe
Zeev Feldman, 58, an
Austrian-born member of the
Gur Hasidic movement and
director of the Imrei Emet
yeshiva in Beni Brak. He will
take the Agudah seat held by
Avraham Shapira in the outgo-
ing Knesset.
Feldman is described as a
"Torah scholar but not a politi-
cian." He is known to be
extremely hostile to Schach,
who broke with the Agudah to
form the new Degel HaTorah
Degel's No. 1 man is Rabbi
Avraham Ravitz, 54, a father
of 12. He heads the Or
Sameach yeshiva in Jerusa-
lem, a school for people newly
turned to religion. He reput-
edly influenced a popular
Israeli actor, Uri Zohar, to
embrace the faith. The other
Degel seat is going to Rafael
Moshe Gafni, another new-
Three of the Knesset seats
won by the National Religious
Party will be going to men who
did not serve in the 11th Knes-
set. They are Hanan Porat,
Yigal Bibi and Yitzhak Levi.
The Secular Newcomers
The Knesset members of the
secular right, as distinguished
from the religious right, have
military or scientific back-
The expansionist Tsomet
party, which won two seats, is
headed by reserve Gen. Rafael
Eitan, a former Israel Defense
Force chief of staff who sat in
the 11th Knesset as part of the
He chose as his second in
command Yoash Zidon, 62, a
former air force officer. Zidon
is a graduate of Israel's first
flying course and was a wing
commander during the Sinai
campaign in 1956.
Professor Yair Sprinzak, 66,
a chemist at Tel Aviv Univer-
sity and at the Weizman Insti-
tute of Science, is No. 2 man of
Gen. Rehavam Zeevi's new
Moledet party, which won two
Knesset seats.
Moledet's campaign called
for the "transfer" meaning
expulsion of Arabs from the
West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Sprinzak, whose father,
Yosef, was speaker of the first
Knesset and a prominent
member of Mapai, forerunner
of the Labor Party, insists
Moledet's philosophy is not so
distant from the party of
David Ben-Gurion.
"Many members of Mapai
believed in transfer," accord-
ing to Sprinzak.
Two of the three Knesset
seats won by Mapam, the left-
ist United Workers Party of
Israel, will be occupied by new-
They are Chaim Oron, 48,
secretary of the National Kib-
butz Movement for the past
eight years, and Fares Has-
sein, 52, the only newly elected
Arab member of the Knesset.
Oron, a member of Kibbutz
Lahav, is a leader of Peace
Now. Hassein is editor of New
Outlook magazine and chair-
man of the Committee Against
Racism and for Coexistence,
based in Western Galilee. He is
headmaster of a school in
One of the two Knesset seats
won by the Center-Shinui
Movement will be occupied by
a newcomer. He is Avraham
There are several newcom-
ers in the Knesset delegations
of the two largest parties,
Likud and Labor.

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 25, 1988
From Literature To Cheerleading
Learning Fair Successful At JCDS
Every aspect of teaching
and learning at the Jewish
Community Day School was
demonstrated last Thursday
evening at the school's first
annual Learning Fair. From
audio cassettes on Jewish
immigration to dioramas
depicting great works of litera-
ture to cheerleading demon-
strations, parents and children
were treated to a complete
array of school activities.
Children in grades 5-8,
under the direction of music
teacher Karen Blum, per-
formed a medley of songs and
Uncle Sam paid a visit to the
Learning Fair.
An estimated 250 guests
also viewed a science exhibit
on color interactions, wrote
stories on a computer, learned
about Alaska and Hawaii and
the War of 1812, and viewed
an exhibit on Jewish contribu-
tions to the world.
Cheerleaders raise school spirit.
David Arenstein, Nathan Burgess and Hilary Arenstein intri-
gued by the science exhibit.
Second Graders Honored
At JCDS Ceremony
Second grade students at the
Jewish Community Day School
recently celebrated a miles-
tone in their Jewish learning
when they received their first
Torah study books at a Hagi-
gat Ha Torah Ceremony
before family, friends and the
students of grades K-3.
Under the direction of their
Jewish studies teachers, Sho-
shana Sharf and Yael Zion, the
34 children presented the
story of creation in Hebrew
and with pictures. This was
followed by singing and danc-
ing with an accompaniment by
Cantor David Feuer of Temple
Six area Rabbis, Alan Cohen
of Temple Beth El, Randall
Konigsburg of Temple Beth
David, Steven Westman of
Temple Beth Torah, Leonid
Feldman of Temple Emanu-El,
Murray Ezring of B'nai Torah
Congregation, and Joel Levine
of Temple Judea, along with
Cantor Feuer, blessed and con-
gratulated the children under
a double tallit.
The second graders danced and sang in celebration.
Executive director. Dr. Nissim Elbaz, and Shoshana Sharf con-
gratulate Jessica Nabel and Anais Adair.
(L-R), Rabbis Westman and Ezring and Cantor Feuer took part
in the ceremonies.
Community Rally
Continued from Page 3
Charnys to leave.
Doug Mishkin, a U.S. attor-
ney and well-known Soviet
Jewry Activist will lead songs
to inspire the group and set
the tone of the rally.
The goals of this year's pro-
gram are different than in past
years. This year, the task force
hopes to attract young people
and families by providing an
informal dinner before the
There will also be singing
before the program and a spe-
cial "Light of Freedom" cere-
mony in which Midrasha stu-
dents will participate. This cer-
emony will open the program
to symbolize the struggle for
Soviet Refuseniks and to light
the path of freedom.
As a way of reaching out to
the entire community, the task
force has organized this event
in conjunction with the follow-
ing organizations: B'nai B'rith
Women, National Council for
Jewish Women, Hadassah, Ed-
ucator's Council for Jewish
Women, Hadassah, Educa-
tor's Council of Palm Beach
County, Palm Beach Board of
Rabbis and Women's Ameri-
can ORT.
These groups have donated
their time and effort to the
rally and have collected vari-
ous consumer goods to be
hand-delivered to refuseniks,
including medical supplies,
makeup, cigarettes, classical
books and cassette tapes. The
refuseniks will probably sell
these goods for money to live
Sandra Goldberg, Chairman
of the Soviet Jewry Task
Force, feels this year's rally is
as important as ever, despite
Gorbachev's new policy of
openness, glasnost, in the
Soviet Union. She stated
"The plight of Soviet Refuse-
niks is still very serious. The
reality is that there are still
major obstacles to increasing
the number of Jews let out of
the Soviet Union. We must
make sure these current gains
will not close off future possi-
For more information, con-
tact Mark Mendel, Director,
Young Adult Division, Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
For pre-rally dinner reserva-
tions, contact Jill Troner, Jew-
ish Federation, 832-2120.
The Changing
Faces Of
Continued from Page 1
name it accordingly."
New goals and aspirations
are important for each giver at
every level. To continue to
inspire women in the Lion of
Judah category, the Lion/Ruby
Event will be extended this
year to even higher giving
levels. A sapphire-inset Lion of
Judah pin was established for a
minimum personal gift of
$18,000 and an emerald-inset
pin was developed for a mini-
mum personal $25,000 gift.
As always, the Pacesetter
($1200 to $4999) Category
event will continue to enhance
the image of the Women's
Division Campaign through its
exciting programs, bringing
the Women's Division Cam-
paign even closer to its final
goal of the season.
"In order to reach another
all time high this year in our
fundraising, we hope to ad-
vance the pace of the Women's
Division campaign by begin-
ning and ending our events
earlier in the season," Mrs.
Engelstein explained. "We've
had tremendous cooperation in
organizing our campaign this
season and it is with a great
deal of pride that I look for-
ward to working with all the
women in the community to
once again make our Women's
Division one of the most sue-
cesssful campaigns in the
Sheila Engelstein served as
Women's Division President in
1984-86 and was an Associate
General Campaign chairman
of the 1987 Federation/l'JA
Campaign. She also co-chaired
the Lion of Judah event in
1987. A member of the Execu-
tive Committee of the Jewish
Federation, Mrs. Engelstein
will be serving her second
term as Women's Division
Campaign Chair. This year
Mrs. Engelstein is a member
of the Women's Board of the
Morse Geriatric Center and a
founding committee member
of the Alzheimer's Caregiver
Service. She is also a founding
member of the Bat Gurion
Chapter of Hadassah.
Carol Greenbaum, also serv-
ing her second term as
Women's Division President,
commented, "Sheila's experi-
ence in a variety of capacities
over the years combined with
her last term as WD Campaign
Chair gives me great confi-
dence in her dedication and
ability to lead the Women s
Division to even greater
heights this year. She contin-
ues to be a devoted worker, a
superb organizer and an exem-
plary role model to JejJI8h
women everywhere," Mrs.
Greenbaum continued. "Not
only is she herself an inspira-
tion, but she is able to inspire
others to do their utmost for
the Jewish community, both as
volunteers and contributors.

Frankel and Goldsmith
To Chair Tribute
Leonard Frankel and C. Ger-
ald Goldsmith have been
appointed to serve as Chair-
men for the State of Israel
Bond Tribute to H. Loy Ander-
son. Mr. Anderson will be hon-
ored with Israel's Peace Medal
for his dedication and service
to his community, his fellow
man, and the State of Israel at
a Cocktail Reception to be held
on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the
Breakers, Palm Beach.
Frankel is a Builder/Devel-
oper who has developed Boca
Lago Golf & Racquet Club,
Hunters Run Golf & Racquet
Club, and Admirals Cove in
Palm Beach County. He is a
Benefactor and Founder of the
Miami Heart Institute and
Mount Sinai Medical Center in
C. Gerald Goldsmith is an
independent investor. He has
served on the Boards of sev-
eral corporations, charitable
and philanthropic organiza-
tions. Both Goldsmith and
Frankel are members of the
Board of Directors of Florida
National Bank of Palm Beach
The distinguished guest
speaker for the reception will
be Israel's Ambassador to the
United States, Ambassador
Moshe Arad.
Paid-Up Membership Dinner
Temple Beth David Sisterhood held their Paid-Up Membership
Dinner Extravaganza in October. The entertainment was Eileen
Levin with her "Jewish Women of Note." USY and Young
Judaean children were recruited to help serve the great dinner
prepared. They were a hit and extremely helpful to all the women
who were about to enjoy the evening. Left to right: Eileen Levin,
entertainer, Audrey Grossman, Membership Vice President,
Sheila Lewis, Sisterhood President, Michelle Konigsburg, Rabbi's
wife and Board Member.
Front and clockwise: Brian Levine, Gary Grossman, Kitchen
Supervisor, Heather Lewis, Erin Garvis, Amy Manko, Tara
Lewis, Jennifer Meir; not shown: Shawn Barat, Bari Hoffman.
To residents of
Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County/UJA Campaign
Has Begun
We Need Your Help
In Spreading The Word
Call: Frank Goldstein Lou Berman
967-2384 967-3665
Hank Grossman Lester Silverman
433-5455 832-2120
Friday, November 25, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Nine Years Later Soviet Doctor Takes Up Professorship
Prominent Soviet immunolog-
ist Roald Nezlin, 58, has
arrived at the Weizmann Insti-
tute of Science to take up a
nine-year-old promise of a pro-
fessorship at the renowned
Israeli research center.
Nezlin was Professor of
Immunology at the Institute of
Molecular Biology in Moscow
and senior editor of the inter-
Continued from Page 3
Undivided Interests.
Michael A. Lampert is a
partner in the newly formed
firm of Jacobson, Berkowitz &
Lampert in Boca Raton. He
received his B.A. in Economics
from the University of Miami,
a J.D. from Duke University in
N. Carolina and a Master of
Law in Taxation from N.Y.U.
School of Law, in New York
City. Lampert will adress Life
Insurance, Residual Bequests,
Letters of Intent and Contin-
gent Bequests.
Leonard J. Adler is a part-
ner with the firm of Shapiro &
Bregman in West Palm Beach.
He works on estate planning
and administration for trusts
and estates. He received a B.S.
in Economics from the Whar-
ton School of the University of
Pennsylvania, a J.D. from
Columbia University Law
School and a Master of Law in
Taxation from N.Y.U. School
of Law. Adler will speak about
Charitable Remainder, Annu-
ity Trusts, Charitable Remain-
der Unitrusts and Charitable
Lead Trusts.
Moderator Arnold Hoffman
was a former Attorney Advi-
sor to the U.S. Tax Court, a
former professor in the N.Y.U.
Law School Graduate Tax Pro-
gram and a former president
of Tax Society of New York.
Currently he is Counsel to
Cadwalader, Wickersham &
Taft in Palm Beach and Chair-
man of the Jewish Federation
Investment Committee. He
attended Columbia College
and Columbia Law School.
Chairman of the Endow-
ment Committee is Erwin H.
Blonder, former President of
the Jewish Federation.
For more information,
please contact Edward Baker,
Endowment Director, Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, 832-2120.
national journal "Molecular
Immunology." Remarkably,
the Soviet authorities allowed
him to keep his posts even
after he started his efforts to
leave the country.
The promise of a professor-
ship was made by a fellow
immunologist who at the time
was President of the Weiz-
mann Institute Prof.
Michael Sela.
Welcoming Prof. Nezlin,
Weizmann's Academic Vice
President Prof. Ruth Arnon
herself a fellow immunologist
said she looked forward to
important new contributions
from "a scientist of his caliber
and research experience."
Immunological research has
traditionally played a leading
role at the Weizmann Insti-
Seeking full time M.S.W. professional to provide direct
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opportunity for the right person in a growth oriented
Searching for special outgoing person with knowledge
of Judaism to work with the elderly. Past experience
required. Degree in recreational therapy desired.
Send resume or call :
Susan Fleischer, Geriatric Services
Jewish Family & Children's Service
2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite #104
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Women's Endowment Committee
Wishes To Remind You Of
(Second In A Series)
Friday. December 2. 1988
9:30 a.m. 12:00 noon
At A Private Palm Beach Home
For More Information, contact Edward Baker.
Endowment Director. Federation Office. 832-2120
501 N.E. 26TH AVENUE

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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 25, 1988
Jewish Play With Zionist
Theme Performed At
Moscow Theater
MOSCOW (JTA) Most of
the audience was Jewish. Most
of the performers were Rus-
sian. And while the dialogue
was in Russian, it was liberally
sprinkled with Yiddish
phrases, and nearly all the
songs were sung in Hebrew.
The place was Moscow's
Hermitage Theater. The play,
staged there two weeks ago,
was "Benjamin Ill's Trip to
the Holy Land," based on a
humorous tale by Mendele
Mocher Sforim, the famed
Jewish storyteller of 19th and
early 20th century Russia.
According to Mikhail Lev-
itin, chief director of the Her-
mitage Theater, and others,
the performance was a break-
through. It was the first time a
Soviet theater was allowed to
stage a play that symbolizes
Jewish aspirations to go to
The theater was not under
pressure by the authorities to
renounce the play, though it
contains a very strong Jewish
national element, Levitin told
the Jewish Telegraphic
The critics, in fact, hailed the
performance as superb, and
praised the actors and director
alike for their excellent work.
"Today, in the age of pere-
stroika (restructuring) and
glasnost (openness), you can-
not deal with Soviet culture
but disregard Jewish culture,"
Levitin said.
"And Jewish culture inevita-
bly implies dealing with the
land of Israel and the people of
Israel," he added.
Hebrew Words And Songs
Some of the Hebrew songs
contained unabashed calls to
go to Israel. The enthusiastic
audience of several hundred
was brought to tears when
Russian actors uttered such
Hebrew words as "Eretz Yis-
rael," "Har Zion." "Kever
Rachel Imenu," "Ribono Shel
Olam" and many more.
When the audience
demanded an encore, the cast
burst into a rousing "Heveinu
Shalom Aleichem," joined by
virtually everybody in the
Evgeny Gerchakov, the Rus-
sian-Jewish actor who played
the tital role of Benjamin, told
the visiting Americans: "You
don't believe it? Well it is true.
This is perestroika. Each peo-
ple has a homeland, and this
piece tells us something about
the homeland of the Jewish
For the first time in the
history of the Hermitage, the
theater program was printed
in both Russian and Hebrew.
Most of the audience, obvi-
ously Jewish, had heard about
it, either in the synagogue, by
word of mouth or by accident.
Members of a group of
United Jewish Appeal activists
from Boston who happened to
be in Moscow heard of the play
from Jewish activists.
But Levitin and director Ser-
gei Korovin said they planned
to show the play to the general
"We believe its message is
important for non-Jews too,"
they said.
A guest of honor at the
Hermitage performance was
Meron Gordon, head of an
Israeli consular delegation
that came to Moscow this sum-
mer, the first Israeli diplo-
matic mission at any level to
visit the Soviet Union in 21
Said Gordon: "Lately we
have known so many 'firsts' in
Soviet-Israeli relations. This
has been another first, and
certainly a very special one."
The Yiddish film "Mamele," with Molly Picon, above, is one of
five released this month on videocassette by Ergo Media. Another
Picon film, "Yidl Mitn Fidl," is also being released with the two
timed to celebrate the 90th birthday of the queen of Yiddish
cinema. A total of ten Yiddish classics are on Ergo's new list,
including "The Bent Tree," an animated fable; "Overture to
Glory," featuring Moishe Oysher; and "Yiddish: The Mame-
Joseph Papp
To Inaugurate
Yiddish Theater
Joseph Papp, founder of the
Public Theater and the New
York Shakespeare Festival,
has found a way to blend his
passion for the theater with his
love for the Yiddish langugae.
This year's opening season
of the Joseph Papp Yiddish
Theater will mark a new theat-
rical venture between Papp
and the YIVO Institute for
Jewish Research, the foremost
Yiddish institution in the
This collaborative effort will
draw on and develop the crea-
tive energies of young play-
wrights, actors and directors.
It will also reach out to a
growing Yiddish-speaking
audience as well as those who
simply love the language and
identify with its culture.
All plays will be performed
in the original Yiddish as well
as in English translations.
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The American Dream From Kahane
An East European Perspective
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
IT was an early morning in
1911 in a Polish shtetl when
the wagon came to take Anna
and her three children to an
old ship in which 1,000 immi-
grants would make the trans-
atlantic crossing to the gol-
deneh medina America.
But even worse than the
seasickness, crowding and
hunger, was the distress of
parting with family members,
Knowing that they would never
be reunited.
The story is fictional, but
Harold "Hal" Gershowitz, a
Chicago corporate senior exec-
utive, says his first novel,
"Remember This Dream,"
(Bantam publishers, Nov.
1988), is based on research,
especially of the circumstances
his maternal grandparents
faced when they came to
Anna is actually the name of
Gershowitz's grandmother,
who in fact came via wagon
and ship to this new land to
rejoin her husband who had
previously settled in Balti-
Anna's aging father-in-law
has a discussion with his wife
the night before the wagon is
to come:
"Who will remember us,
Necha," he lamented to his
wife. "There will be no one left
here to say kaddish for us, to
remove the weeds from our
graves. If we have no one to
remember us, what do we
His wife assures him: "They
will remember us. In Amer-
As the wagon pulls away, he
follows it down the road touch-
ing each family member in
"Remember me Anna," he
says to his daughter-in-law.
'Remember me, Rachel,
Sheara, Rebecca. Remember
me!* "
WHILE the father-in-law
was lamenting in Poland,
"who will remember us," the
newly arrived immigrants
remembered the loved ones
they left behind.
In a letter to her sister,
whose family stubbornly
refused to come to America,
Anna wrote a plea for them to
"While life is not easy in
America, and we have to work
very hard, it is better here,"
Anna writes. "It took me
sometime to realize why. It is
because there is no fear here.
You never know how much
fear there is in your life until
you wake up one morning and
find it gone. So please, please,
do not give up on the dream of
coming to America. Remem-
ber this dream!"
Gershowitz said it has been
difficult for him to forget his
past and the ten years he took
writing this book brought him
closer to the knowledge that
he fears has been lost among
today's more affluent Ameri-
can-born generations.
Gershowitz, 60, says he tries
to focus on the immigration
experience as it really was. "I
feel that much of our recollec-
tions of this period are almost
mythical, and really tends to
trivialize an incredibly import-
Hal Gershowitz
ant era as a people in our
"I feel that we tend to mis-
understand this era as one in
which poor and disadvantaged
people came to America and
made a new and better life for
themselves," he says. "The
fact of the matter is, in the
vast majority of cases, the
immigrants came here and
found life extremely hard and
difficult ...
"The point I'm stressing
more than anything else," Ger-
showitz said, "is that I want
this book to enhance our gen-
eration and our children's gen-
eration's appreciation for two
things: one is the courage of
those people who came; and
two, the magnitude of the gift
they secured for us with that
HIS book begins with the
departure in 1911 and ends in
1941. According to Gershow-
itz, the immigration great
wave meant an end "to people
who were condemned to live as
their forefathers had lived."
There was no such thing as
upward mobility, a concept he
says is uniquely American.
"So what they secured with
their collective dash for free-
dom was to place their children
and grandchildren on a course
where the only limitation their
offspring would have would,
for the most part, be deter-
mined by their capability. And
that was an opportunity
unheard of from wnere these
people came from ...
'There was no such
concept of upward
mobility which is
uniquely American!
"Anyone who feels what we
as Jews have suffered because
we lost touch with what we left
behind," he adds, "doesn't
fully understand how negative
an influence those years of
economic and political and
social oppression really were."
Gershowitz will arrive in Miami,
Dec. 1 for a SO-minute live talk show,
"Something on 17," WLRN television
station. Rights to his book, which has
already gone into second printing,
have been sold to the United Kingdom.
No Decision Made On
Arafat Visa To U.S.
The State Department contin-
ued to maintain that it had not
made any decision whether to
allow Yasir Arafat, head of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion, to enter the United
States in order to address the
UN General Assembly in New
"We will severely scrutinize
any application for a visa in
light of applicable law and
other regulations and other
pertinent circumstances," said
Charles Redman, the depart-
ment spokesman.
In Jerusalem, Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir told
the Ambassador Thomas Pic-
kering that admitting Arafat
would encourage his terrorist
organization and damage hope
for the Middle East peace,
according to a statement
released by Shamir's office.
In New York meanwhile, the
Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish
Organizations said that it has
"not at this moment taken a
position on the visa."
A spokesman for the confer-
ence, a coalition of 48 national
Jewish organizations, told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
that they will be "in consulta-
tion with the United Nations,
the State Department and
other officials" while they pon-
der their own decision on the
The conference, however,
has already urged the United
Nations not to invite Arafat to
address the General Assembly,
as the PLO chief has
"This request must be den-
ied," conference Chairman
Morris Abram declared in a
He pointed out that Arafat is
not a head of state but leads an
organization which the United
States has formally declared to
be terrorist.
Redman said that the United
Nations has asked the United
States "to facilitate the issu-
ance of a visa to Arafat."
But he stressed that the
State Department does not
have as yet an application for a
This appears to contradict a
statement by the United
Nations that it presented a
visa application for Arafat and
his party of advisors and body-
guards to Herbert Okun, the
deputy U.S. representative to
the United Nations.
Secretary of State George
Shultz, in a letter last week to
51 senators who wrote him
urging that Arafat be denied a
visa, also did not reveal what
the State Department would
Redman said he would not
describe either the "applicable
law and other regulations" or
the "pertinent circumstances"
that would affect the decision
on a visa request by Arafat.
Under the 1947 U.N. Head-
quarters Agreement, the
United States must admit any-
one coming to the United
Nations on official business.
Continued from Page 5
Political Relevance
Just as Kahane was based
for being a "racist" he, in turn,
assaults politics as having "no
relevance to the truth."
"I'm not a politician," he
said. "I speak in terms of
ideology because that's what
Israel is all about. It is the
divine hand of God and it is not
the Knesset that will save
Israel. It is the Knesset who
(sic) in God's will, will save
Kahane also expressed little
enthusiasm about the signifi-
cance of either another Likud/
Labor unity government or a
government based on a major-
ity of the right-wing Likud and
smaller religious parties.
"Likud is not different in
any substantive way from
Labor because it's secular,"
said the rabbi. "They are a
secular Zionist party."
On the other hand, Kahane
said, referring to the gain
made by religious parties and
the bargaining chips they are
supposed to wield, 'the victory
of the Orthodox parties was
not as people think a gain
for the right or for national-
"The Orthodox parties have
their own narrow agenda.
They don't concern themselves
with Arab issues, with the
issue of transfer." Rather, he
said, the religious parties focus
on agenda items such as con-
version by non-Orthodox rab-
bis; change in Sabbath laws
and ultra-Orthodox institu-
tional gains.
"Whatever happens is not
relevant," he said referring to
the government composition.
"Neither party will deal with
the Arab issue," he said. "The
Arabs will continue to multiply
and grow and the intifada
(uprising) will spread into
Israel proper. And what we
see now will be the same thing,
except, much worse."
A new party named Molodet
gained two seats in the Knes-
set, on a similar platform of
"transferring" Arabs. Kahane
considered it a "great victory"
for his party that the contro-
versial issue was boosted by
Molodet but said he "abso-
lutely" disagrees with that
party on three fundamental
"They speak of a voluntary
transfer, which every child
knows is insanity," he said.
"We speak of whether they
want to go or not they will
go. Second, they speak about
(transferring) only the Arabs
in the territories (West Bank
and Gaza) when again any
child knows that the most dan-
gerous Arabs for Israel are the
Israeli Arabs.
"They are citizens, they
vote, they influence the coun-
try and they have the power to
become the majority. The
third, and most important dif-
ference, is that we are a religi-
ous party and they are not.
They are a secular Zionist
party," and without a Torah
observant state there is no
difference between left or
right, he said.
Asked about the election of
George Bush as the 41st presi-
dent of the United States,
Kahane said the issue isn't
relevant. "Whoever it is, there
will be pressure on Israel," he
said. "If Israel has faith in God
and realizes we have to follow
the burning bush rather than
George Bush, we'll be OK."
HEARx Chairman
To Appear On
National TV Show
Paul A. Brown, M.D. foun-
der and chairman of HEARx
Ltd. and a resident of Palm
Beach, will appear as a guest
on "The Joe Franklin Show"
to be broadcast Friday,
November 25, at 1:00 am.
The TV talk show, which is
celebrating its host's 40th
anniversary, is broadcast
nationally on New York
Superstation WWOR and can
be seen on local cable ser-
Dr. Brown, an outspoken
advocate for ethical practices
in the treatment of the hear-
ing impaired, founded
HEARx in 1986, and the
company, headquartered in
West Palm Beach, success-
fully went public early this
year. HEARx currently oper-
ates six hearing centers in
Palm Beach, Broward and
Dade counties and seven in
Atlanta. In addition, the com-
pany operates a custom-built
Mobile Van, a complete hear-
ing care clinic on wheels,
which offers free hearing
screenings to the public, at
senior centers, condo commu-
nities, schools and health
fairs throughout the area.
Dr. Brown holds degrees
from Harvard College and
Tufts University School of
Medicine. From 1970 to 1984
he was Chairman of the
Board of MetPath Inc., a
nationwide network of clini-
cal laboratory services to
physicians and hospitals
which he founded while a
resident in pathology.
MetPath was sold to Coming
Glass Works in 1982 for $140
On "The Joe Franklin
Show" Dr. Brown will
address issues of concern to
the more than 20 million
hearing impaired Americans,
which include 900,000 school

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 25, 1988
Unlearning the Root
Cause of Terrorism
An Israeli bus is set on fire
in the administered West
Bank, killing a mother and her
three children and wounding
many others. It's only the lat-
est incident of rebellious ter-
rorism this year, a year in
which more than 300 people
most of them innocent, apoliti-
cal, non-military have
already been murdered not
only in the intifada but also in
sorts of things. They're
instilled with dogmatic values,
admonished to keep alive their
righteous rage, drilled in the
propriety of their mission and
the legitimacy of their grie-
vances, convinced that they
and their people have been
wronged, indoctrinated in the
wonderful after-life pay-off of
martyrdom, tutored in the
variety of violent options avail-
able in their holy struggle, and
Terrorist beliefs, justifications, and
tactics are learned in much the same way
as are language, morals, and the routine
activities of daily living.
such places as Greece,
Lebanon, India and Sudan.
What possesses these perpe-
trators to resort to such hei-
nous acts?
Just about anything and
everything: revenge or redress
for some alleged personal
injury; publicity or public sym-
pathy for a messianic goal; just
cause or deeply held ideal;
back-door entrance into the
governance or some similar
ploy for gaining political effi-
cacy; release of a relative or
comrade from government
prison; to rid society of some
rationalized injustice, inequity
or similar oppression; to gen-
erate fear, chaos and anarchy
in the hated 'Establishment;'
to promote the dignity of a
religion, culture or countercul-
The trouble with these
explanations, taken individu-
ally, is that they mistakenly
view terrorism as inevitable.
Also, they tend to ignore its
complexity, failing to acknowl-
edge the diverse strands of
distinctive personal motiva-
tions, religious or ethnic men-
talities, and geopolitical aspir-
ations of the perpetrators.
They are too simplistic. They
don't address the basic issue of
root cause, the thing that is
really behind such acts. And
most important, they don't
answer the crucial question of
why the vast majority of
oppressed and aggrieved peo-
ple of this world do not resort
to the outrageous violence,
savage intimidation or no-
holds-barred "holy war" that
is deliberately and randomly
directed against often inno-
cent civilians those uncon-
scionable acts that define ter-
The common thread that
runs through all these explana-
tions is learning. Terrorist
beliefs, justifications, and tac-
tics are learned in much the
same way as are language,
morals, and the routine activi-
ties of daily living. Learned
informally at home, in school,
church, temple or mosque, in
the playground and on the
street. Learned formally in
special training camps, which
in some cases, are state-
sponsored. Acquired through
conditioning, imitation, trial-
and-error, and indoctrination
by parents, peers, and teach-
ers. There's nothing special,
arcane or evil about this pro-
The content the subject
matter or "what" of learn-
ing is quite another matter.
Votaries (religious devotees)
who are recruited for terror-
ism are carefully taught all
trained in the use of the wea-
ponry, skills and techniques of
disruption, destruction and
Modern terrorism is not a
helter-skelter operation con-
ducted by amateurs. It's
usually a highly professional
enterprise for which a lot of
formal training is systemati-
cally provided. (An exception
is the intifada, which may be
spontaneous rather than sys-
tematically controlled by the
PLO.) Lybia, South Yemen,
Iran, PLO, and until the last
few years, Syria, have all been
known to sponsor, manage and
fund the training of terrorists.
Muammar Khaddafi (quoted
in The New York Times, Jan.
15, 1986): "I declare that we
shall train them for terrorist
and suicide missions and allo-
cate trainers for them and
place all the weapons needed
for such missions at their dis-
The doctrines of terror know
no national boundaries, no
obsolescences, and no restric-
tions in terms of methodology,
ideological impetus or material
support. For example, a 48-
page "Mini-Manual" published
The doctrines of
terror know no
national boundaries
and know no
back in 1969 by Brazilian Car-
los Marighella, continues to
inspire and teach guerrilla
activities to extremists on both
the radical left and the fanati-
cal right in many different
countries throughout the
If learning is the real root
cause of terrorism, then
shouldn't it be possible to emp-
loy the same principles to
teach would-be terrorists those
motives, beliefs and tactics
that are alternatively more
peaceful, beneficent and con-
structive? Qf course! But
that's easier said than done.
The present socio-cultural
and geopolitical environments
of the world are still unconge-
nial for mounting effective
counter-terrorist programs.
However, it wouldn't hurt to
attempt to include re-
indoctrination, "deprogram-
ming" and similar psychologi-
cal approaches in the arma-
mentariums of international
terrorist fighters.
Dr. Bernard Saper is a professor of
psychology at Florida International
University. A clinical psychologist, he
has also written extensively on health
and mental health matters, on humor
and its applications, and on aggres-
sion and violence, including terrorism.
COALITION TALKS. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, left, and Deputy Prime
Minister David Levy, center, bargained to form a coalition government with Yitzhak Perez,
a leader of the ultra-Orthodox Torah Guardians party, also known as "Shas," at a meeting
which was held in the prime minister's office. (A/P Wide World Photo.)
How Washington Shakes Out
And Shapes Up
All over Washington the
guessing game as to the future
direction and new personalit-
ies of the Bush Administration
is in full swing. For friends of
Israel, however, the bottom
line remains basically the same
as it has been for the past forty
years we will have to rely a
great deal on Israel's suppor-
ters in the Congress to counter
what is shaping up as an
"even-handed" Administra-
According to at least two top
Bush aides, Bush himself does
not have the same instinctive
positive feelings towards
Israel as Ronald Reagan did.
And, if former Secretary of
State, Alexander Haig, and
columnist William Safire, are
to be believed Bush as vice
president reacted negatively
both to Israel's actions in
Lebanon and its air strike
against the Iraqi nuclear reac-
tor. More recently, Bush had
tried to shift some of the blame
for the Irangate fiasco to
Israel, stating in a television
interview that the arms sales
were "an operation in the
hands of a foreign power."
Previously he had told the
Tower Commission that the
United States' policy was in
"the grip of the Israelis."
These reactions are in sharp
contrast to the more positive
Bush Middle East position
paper released during the cam-
paign. But as we should realize
by now, pro-Israel campaign
rhetoric is rarely, if ever, a
reliable guide to future poli-
cies. This would seem particu-
larly so at this juncture when
James Baker will be replacing
George Shultz as secretary of
state. There is scant reason to
believe that the thoughtful,
sympathetic approach Shultz
maintained toward Israel will
be duplicated by his successor.
Baker, who has visited Saudi
Arabia, but not Israel, can be
expected to push hard for addi-
tional sales of sophisticated
U.S. arms to "moderate" Arab
Nor should the expected
naming of former Texas Sen-
ator John Tower to Defense,
and Gen. Brent Scowcroft as
national security adviser cause
Israel's friends to jump for joy.
But in all fairness, given the
new roles of all these players
and the realities of the Middle
East we will have to wait
and see what lines of policy
emerge. For now, however,
the most appropriate message
might be "worry now
details to follow."
What is more certain, given
the results of the Congres-
sional races around the coun-
try, is that the 101st Congress
convening this January, should
be even more supportive of a
close U.S.-Israel relationship
than its predecessor.
In the House of Representa-
tives, while the leadership and
commitment of Jack Kemp will
be missed, the pro-Israel orien-
tation will be maintained as all
incumbents in important posi-
tions on key communities have
been returned to office. In
fact, among the newcomers,
Republican Steve Schiff of
New Mexico and Paul Gillmor
of Ohio along with Democrats
Ben Jones of Georgia and
Peter Hoagland of Minnesota,
should be markedly better on
Israel-related issues than their
On the Senate side, the two
newly elected Democratic Jew-
ish Senators, Joe Lieberman of
Connecticut and Herb Kohl of
Wisconsin, will be joining re-
elected Jewish Senators, How-
ard Metzenbaum of Ohio,
Frank Lautenberg of New Jer-
sey and incumbent Carl Levin
of Michigan. They can all be
counted upon for strong sup-
port. A former Republican sen-
ator, Slade Gorton of Wash-
ington, is replacing retired
Senator Dan Evans, a some-
times vocal critic of Israel in
the Foreign Relations Com-
mittee. Two former Demo-
cratic Governors, Bob Kerrey
of Nebraska and Chuck Robb
of Virginia, and current Gover-
nor Richard Bryan of Nevada,
should all turn out to be articu-
late, knowledgeable additions
to the pro-Israel Senate ranks.
Bryan replaces Senator Chic
Hecht of Nevada, whose loss
leaves three Jewish Republi-
can Senators, Rudy Boschwitz
of Minnesota, Arlen Specter of
Pennsylvania and Warren
Rudman of New Hampshire.
Richard Licht, a Jewish candi-
date whose race had been the
focus of a distorted "60 Min-
utes" television presentation,
was unsuccessful in his bid for
a Senate seat in Rhode Island.
The winner, John Chafee, had
been erroneously identified as
an AIPAC "target" by Mike
Wallace on this program.
Many of Israel's long-time
ten years or more friends
in the Senate won re-election
to another six year term eas-
ily. These included Dennis
DeConcini of Arizona, Spark
Matsunaga of Hawaii, Paul
Sarbanes of Maryland, Ted
Kennedy of Massachusetts,
Don Riegle of Michigan, David
Durenberger of Minnesota,
John Danforth of Missouri, Pat
Moynihan of New York, John
Heinz of Pennsylvania and Jim
Sasser of Tennessee.
Given all the uncertainties as
to the next government in
Israel, the Middle East in gen-
eral, and in the final make-up
of our own administration, we
can be thankful for the wisdom
of our founders in establishing
our system of checks and bal-
ances. This should help steer
our nation on a more steady
course in the Middle East in
the months ahead. But we will
also need the increased active
involvement of the American
Jewish community in ensuring
the continuation of close U.S.-
Israel ties, and greater unde-
rstanding of the harsh dilem-
mas facing Israel.

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Conference Highlights Unity,
Difficulties For Israeli, Arab Women
youngsters are off to a good start at an early childhood
development center in the Project Renewal neighborhood ofKfar
Saba. Through United Jewish Appeal's Project Renewal, Ameri-
can Jewish communities are helping make the Israeli dream a
reality in neglected neighborhoods throughout the country. In the
past 10 years, thanks to the UJA Federation Campaign, 60
Israeli neighborhoods have been twinned with 270 American
Jewish communities. UJA Press Service Photo/Edward
Elections, Anti-Semitism Focus
Of A JCommittee Conclave
conference on Middle Eastern
women held here last month by
the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith was long in
listing the woes of women in
Israel, but strong in highlight-
ing a remarkable unity
between Jewish and Moslem
The conference, focusing on
Israel and Egypt, brought
together a spirited group of
women that included Asian-
American and black American
The spirit of unity was
emphasized by a Moslem
woman in attendance who
said, "I do not think that any-
one is more my sister than a
Jewish woman."
Camelia Sadat, daughter of
slain Egyptian President
Anwar Sadat and founder of
the Sadat Peace Institute,
addressed the question of
women and society in Egypt.
"My stepmother suffered a
BOSTON (JTA) The elec-
tions in Israel and the United
States, and how their out-
comes may affect relations
between the two countries,
were high on the agenda of the
recent four-day annual meet-
ing of the American Jewish
Committee's National Execu-
tive Council.
There was a forum on "Chal-
lenges to Democracy in
But there were discussions
on a wide range of other
topics, including a seminar on
"Anti-Semitism and Anti-
Zionism in the International
Arena," which introduced the
American Jewish participants
to two prominent European
Jewish leaders not previously
familiar on this side of the
There was a cautiously
optimistic discussion of the sit-
uation confronting Soviet
Jews as well as developments
that may limit the number of
Soviet Jews able to resettle in
the United States next year.
On the election front,
Michael Kramer, chief political
correspondent for U.S. News
and World Report, a conserva-
tive news weekly, told a plen-
ary session on "Election '88"
that "on the overall topic of
support for the State of Israel,
there is hardly a dime's differ-
ence between the two candi-
Dr. Arye Carmon, president
of the Israel-Diaspora Insti-
tute at Tel Aviv University,
told the forum on Israeli demo-
cracy that the Israeli election
touches "only peripherally on
several deeply disputed, unre-
solved and fundamental
According to Carmon there-
fore, the Knesset election of
1992 may well be more deci-
sive than the outcome of the
one last week.
Tullia Zevi, president of the
Union of Italian Jewish Com-
munities, and Rabbi Awraham
Soetendorp of the Liberal Jew-
ish communities of The Hague,
Rotterdam and Amsterdam
agreed that while anti-
Semitism and anti-Zionism
have not been eradicated in
Europe, the current problems
require careful examination.
Israel's Image Spurring
Both addressed the plenary
session of AJCommittee's
international relations depart-
"We must learn to live with
the paradox that the State of
Israel was created to put an
end to anti-Semitism, Zevi
"But today the image of
Israel projected on the Jews of
the Diaspora produces new
forms or resurrects old forms
of anti-Semitism."
Soetendorp noted that
despite tensions resulting
from the Palestinian uprising,
events in recent years have led
to significant bonds and
greater understanding
between the Jewish and non-
Jewish communities in the
Hp HUhI iuc phenomenon,
the increasing number of
Dutch people who want to con-
vert to Judaism.
David Harris, AJCommit-
tee's Washington representa-
tive, reported on the upward
trend of Soviet-Jewish emigra-
tion. But despite the good
news, "the need for advocacy
continues," he said.
Harris thinks the best
answer to the controversy
over "neshira" Jews who
leave the USSR on Israeli
visas but opt to settle some-
where else is the two-track
Those Jews who want to go
to Israel will travel on Israeli
visas and those who seek reset-
tlement in the United States
will exit with American visas.
But Harris predicted that
with the United States estab-
lishing overall and regional
ceilings for refugee admis-
sions, if the current emigra-
tion trend continues there will
not be sufficient slots available
for the Soviet and East Euro-
pean regions in the 1988-89
fiscal year to permit the entry
of those Soviet Jews who want
to resettle in the United
He suggested that the Amer-
ican Jewish community urge
the U.S. government to allo-
cate additional emergency
lot from being liberal," said
Sadat, who now lives in Bos-
ton. "But today, with a third of
the Parliament females, I
think it helps a lot."
Professor Alice Shalvi of
Jerusalem, director of the
Israel Women's Network, and
Pnina Lahav, a law professor
at Boston University and an
expert in the Israeli and Amer-
ican legal systems, spoke pes-
simistically on Israeli women's
legal status.
Both laid blame for this on
Israel's religious parties.
"I do not see any Knesset in
the future separating religious
and secular law," said Shalvi.
Neither Shalvi nor the other
speakers were asking that a
"woman be more like a man,"
but emphasized instaed tbe
"softer" attributes of women
that would enhance coexist-
Perhaps the most heart-
warming delivery came from
Kitam Massarwa, wife of
Israel's first Arab consul, who
is posted in Atlanta.
Her bold speech, filled with
personal observations about
the progress of Arab women in
Israel, raised a tremendous
amount of goodwill.
Massarwa noted that "the
high technological standard of
Israel is reflected in our every-
day life, even for women with
a modest income Our fatal-
ity is among the lowest in the
world because of wonderful
prenatal and postnatal care in
Not shying from the problem
of the Palestinian uprising,
Massarwa said, "We are on
the one hand Arabs and Pales-
tinians by birth.
"On the other hand, we are
also Israeli citizens. During the
war, we as mothers suffered
twice as much. First, for our
flesh and blood .. second, for
our Jewish neighbors.
"The Palestinian problem is
painful for us. We are anxious
for peace, for safety and dig-
nity for both sides. Let us
work together for life instead
of death."
American Attorneys To
Aid Soviet Refuseniks
A new avenue of support
may be opening for Soviet
refuseniks with the recent
commitment of 35 American
lawyers to represent Soviet
Jews who have continually
been denied permission to emi-
The unique legal advocacy
program will give the Soviet
refuseniks additional support
to complement Soviet Jewry
support groups, Israelis and
American congressional lead-
The legal commitment
resulted from a meeting last
month between congregants
and attorneys at Temple Bet
Breira and Temple Samu-
El/Or Olom.
According to attorney
Michael Tryson, Soviet author-
ities seem to respect American
lawyers, judges and other offi-
cials. Tryson is chairperson of
the lawyer's committee of the
South Florida Conference on
Soviet Jewry.
The type of person the group
will represent is refusenik
Pobereshsky Matus of Mos-
cow, who is being denied per-
mission to leave because he
allegedly possesses state
secrets. Although Matus
reportedly says he can prove
he has not had access to secret
or confidential information for
the past 12 years, the Russian
authorities will not permit him
to leave and join his family.
Rabbi Edward Farber of
Temple Samu-El/Or Olom
stressed that Soviets are using
every means possible to emi-
grate and that American law-
yers can add another layer of
pressure on Soviet authorities.
Attorneys Peter Tell and
Martin Levine of Temple
Samu-El/Or Olom and other
participating attorneys said
the goal is for the attorneys to
communicate with Soviet and
other authorities on behalf of
their clients. The program is
administered locally by the
South Florida Conference on
Soviet Jewry. For informa-
tion: Hinda Cantor, 279-1435.
Israel Diplomats Taught Restraint
has instructed its diplomatic
representatives all over the
world on how to respond to the
proclamation of an independ-
ent Palestinian state by the
Palestine National Council.
Israel also has plans to block
any move at the United
Nations to recognize such a
The PNC, often described as
the Palestinian parliament in
exile, is considered by Israel to
be a branch of the Palestine
Liberation Organization.
While Israeli leaders dismiss
a declaration of a Palestinian
state in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip as meaningless
rhetoric, there seems to be
concern at high government
levels over its possible impact
Haaretz reported that the
Foreign Ministry sent infor-
mation bulletins to missions
overseas instructing Israeli
diplomats to reject anything
that may emerge from the
PNC session.
They warned that the PNC
might use UN General Assem-
bly Resolution 181 to seek
legitimacy for its claim of
Palestinian independence.
Adopted on Nov. 29, 1947, it
called for the partition of
Palestine into separate Jewish
and Arab states.
The resolution became irrel-
evant when Arab armies
attacked Israel in May 1948,
the Foreign Ministry's docu-
ment states. The PLO's recog-
nition of 181 therefore does
not constitute a forward step
in the direction of peace.
The document, according to
Haaretz, was introduced at a
meeting of the Inner Cabinet
by Foreign Minister Shimon
It stresses further that UN
Security Council resolutions
242 and 338 are the only reso-
lutions pertinent to the Arab-
Israeli conflict.

Was Columbus Jewish?
Friday, November 25, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
lation over whether Chris-
[topher Columbus had Jewish
incestry has been alive for
generations at least since
the 1930s, when the Spanish
scholar, Salvador de Madri-
i, made a case for it.
But could it be true?
There are grounds to believe
so, Italy's ambassador to
Israel, Alberto Leoncini Bar-
loli, said. He spoke at the
Opening of the Columbus Exhi-
bition at the National Mant-
le Museum in Haifa.
Bartoli admitted that "noth-
lg is settled" about Colum-
bus' origin. But "there might
something to the claim"
lat he was Jewish, the envoy
He noted that Columbus'
pother, "a daughter of the
lontanarosa family, was
named Susanna, which is a
Jewish name."
The Italian port city of
Genoa claims him as a native
son and will celebrate the
500th anniversary of his voy-
ages of discovery in 1992.
The envoy invited Israel to
So has Spain, under whose
auspices Columbus sailed.
Spain is planning a year-long
celebration of the event, which
coincides with the 500th anni-
versary of the expulsion of
Jews from that country.
Spain will highlight the con-
tributions made by Jews to
Spanish culture and history.
Could Columbus have been
one of them? Some scholars
have pointed out that his fam-
ily name, Colon, was one used
by Marranos Jews forced to
convert to the Catholic faith
who secretly practiced their
own religion.
Rabbi Lau
Ashkenazic Head Of Tel Aviv
Israel Lau was installed as Tel
Aviv's Ashkenazic chief rabbi,
in a three-hour ceremony that
marked a victory for liberal
elements in the religious estab-
lishment at a time of growing
concern over religious coer-
Lau, a Holocaust survivor,
had been chief rabbi of Net-
anya. His accession was
delayed for two years because
of objections by the Chief Rab-
binate over the presence of a
woman on the Tel Aviv Religi-
ous Council that selected him.
The Chief Rabbinate backed
down only after the Supreme
Court ruled that Lau's
appointment was legitimate.
The installation at the Mann
Auditorium here was attended
by Premier Yitzhak Shamir,
Religious Affairs Minister
Zevulun Hammer, and Avra-
ham Shapiro and Mordechai
Eliahu, the Ashkenazic and
Sephardic chief rabbis of Israel
Rabbi Lau, though Ortho-
dox, is known to have a liberal
personal outlook. He said he
would work to bridge the reli-
gious-secular gap. He stressed
that the key was education.
Conflict In Israel's TV News
lldest Jew In World Dies At 113
^seph Joffre died at Maimo-
ies Hospital here last week
the age of 113. He was
kssibly the oldest living Jew
id one of the oldest men in
le succumbed to what were
^scribed as natural causes.
le was lucid until the very
st moment," said Minny
feenblatt, the youngest of his
['I console myself with the
pt that he died with dignity
1 lived a full life," she said.
loffre said he was born on
ch 10, 1875, in Libau, Lat-
[, then part of the Czarist
Dire. But his birth date was
le was never registered
feause in Russia in 1875, a
rish child was never consid-
^d worth registering," his
lghter said. But she said his
th was recorded at the local
iccording to Joffre, he
rived in Canada in 1893,
ring previously earned a
ztorate in chemistry in Ger-
iny and studied in London
kere he was ordained a rabbi.
If correct, Joffre, at age 18,
ready had a Ph.D. and rab-
lical ordination.
He worked in Canadian hos-
ls as a chemist and founded
artificial limb company in
[There he met a fellow immi-
rant from Latvia, Sarah
filler. They wed in 1912,
ting a marriage that ended
years later with her death
age 86.
| Joffre served as a medical
Fficer with the Canadian
ay in Europe during World
Far I.
I Afterwards, he settled in
(ontreal where he founded
fo chemical companies.
(According to his family,
)ffre was never ill nor was he
rer hospitalized until 10
^onths ago.
He is survived by four of his
lildren, 14 grandchildren and
Until a few years ago he
irticipated in an annual 20-
lile hike around Montreal
lown as the "March to Jeru-
salem." It is held in May by the
Jewish community to mark the
anniversary of Israel's inde-
fers at government-owned
Israel Television are embroiled
in a dispute over the contro-
versial behavior of one of their
Arab reporters.
At the center of the dispute
is Rafik Haj Yiyeh, a reporter
for Israel TV's Arabic-
language news program.
Although Yiyeh is the educa-
tional affairs reporter, he has
in recent months frequently
covered stories involving the
Arab riots.
But when he was recently
assigned to cover a story about
the throwing of firebombs in
his hometown of Taibeh, Yiyeh
Bania and his staff then
approached two Jerusalem-
based television reporters, Eli
Nisan and Albert Bahar, and
asked them to substitute for
Yiyeh. They declined. .
Finally Miriam Kirshen-
baum, Israel TV's arts and
entertainment reporter, was
sent to cover the Taibeh story.
Ismail and other editors at
the Arabic-language news divi-
sion were furious over the inci-
dent and demanded that Yiyeh
be dismissed. Bania, however,
said he accepted Yiyeh's expla-
nation that he feared his life
would be in danger if he cov-
ered the story.
But sources at Israel TV told
the weekly magazine Meurav
Yerushalmi that the real rea-
son Yiyeh declined to cover the
story is that he intends to run
for the Taibeh City Council
and did not want to be part of a
story that might make Taibeh
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Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 25, 1988
REBIRTH OF A SYNAGOGUE. In East Berlin, crowds
attended the symbolic laying of the foundation stone of the
synagogue, in background, on Oranienburger Strasse. The
synagogue, slated for reconstruction in the next year, used
to be one of the largest in Europe before it was torched
during Kristallnacht in 19S8. (A/P Wide World Photo.)
Mazer On Campaign Goals
Continued from Page 1
remains surrounded by ene-
mies who have sworn to its
destruction." Mazer added
that Campaign workers will
continue to emphasize that
UJA funds are never used for
military purposes, serving only
the social needs of the country.
Since deciding to limit his
law practice in Philadelphia,
Mazer has been able to spend
most of his time in Palm
Beach. He and his wife have
been part-time residents, since
In 1987, Mazer was one of
Jeane Levy's Associate Cam-
paign Chairs responsible for
Palm Beach Island and in 1988
he was a member of the Major
Gifts Committee.
As Campaign Chair, Mazer
has developed a three-fold
approach to the 1989 Cam-
paign: He hopes to increase
the major gifts component,
which in the past has provided
one third of the campaign
funds; he plans to emphasize
the central giving level (from
$1200 to $10,000) with special
appeals made to "dual-
citizens" who still maintain
their loyalties to their north-
ern roots, but who have
adopted Palm Beach County as
their second home. He hopes
to emphasize that part-time
residents have responsibilities
to Palm Beach as well; and
third, he hopes to broaden the
base of campaign participants
to include a substantially lar-
ger number of workers and
givers from the community.
"The Jewish Federation is
very fortunate to have been
able to obtain a man of Mr.
Mazer's background and devo-
tion to serve as General Cam-
paign Chairman this year,"
said Alec Engelstein, Presi-
dent of the Jewish Federation.
"We are looking forward to a
very successful campaign that
will bring the annual total
pledges to a new high."
Rudom Joins JCC Staff
Jeffrey Rudom, has been
appointed coordinator of after
school activities for 7th to 12th
grade teenagers by the Jewish
Community Center of the
Palm Beaches.
The 6' 11", 320 lb. Rudom
was a silver-medalist in
Israel's National Arm Wres-
tling Championships, and
ranked 4th in Israel's Shot Put
competition. It's expected that
Rudom's charm with young
people will help to involve non-
affiliated Jewish youth with
the JCC's Teen trips to various
?laces of interest such as: John
ennecamp Park in Key
Largo, Busch Gardens in
Tampa, and Walt Disney
World in Orlando.
Illuminated Books Shed Light
On Jewish Literary History
Jeffrey Rudom
Jews of medieval Spain call-
ed their holy books "Mik-
dashyot," or "Sanctuaries of
God, as homage to the des-
troyed Second Temple, and a
new exhibition on the history
of Hebrew manuscripts shows
how literally they interpreted
that idea.
In the Harley Catalan Bible
of the 14th century, on loan
from the British Library in
London, an artist used a
vibrant gold paint on a check-
ered pink and blue background
to depict a variety of sanctuary
They include the ark, an
altar, a fire pan, pots for
ashes, a seven-branched men-
orah and basins for the blood
of sacrifices.
As a Sephardic scholar of the
14th and 15th century wrote:
"As God wanted to beautify
his holy place with gold, silver
and jewels, so (should it) be
properly done with His holy
The impulse of Jews to beau-
tify their books is richly disp-
layed in "A Sign and a Wit-
ness: 2,000 Years of Hebrew
Books and Illuminated
Hebrew Manuscripts," on
view through Jan. 14 at the
New York Public Library.
The exhibit features 185 of
what the organizers call the
most historically significant
and beautiful books in the
Hebrew language, culled from
collections in the United
States, Israel and Europe.
On view are all manner of
Hebrew books, including
Bibles and Talmuds, prayer-
books and Haggadahs, scien-
tific texts and novels.
The examples are as ancient
as a fragile portion of the Dead
Sea Scrolls from 63 BCE, and
as modern as a copy of Lamen-
tations printed in Elkins Park,
Pa., in 1985.
Two Main Themes
On a recent tour of the
exhibition, Dr. Leonard
Singer Gold, Dorot chief
librarian of the library's Jew-
ish division and the exhibi-
tion's curator, said there were
two main themes guiding his
choice of exhibits.
"The first is the primacy of
the Hebrew book, and that
examples of Hebrew literature
merit attention in their own
right," said Gold.
As an example, he pointed
out a page from the San'a
Pentaeuch, completed in
Yemen in 1469.
Tiny Hebrew letters,
actually Psalms 119 and 121,
form the outlines of flowers,
mountains and schools of
swimming fish. "No other tra-
dition that we know of does
quite the same thing with mini-
writing," he explained.
Illustrating a second theme,
Gold described a number of
exhibits that show how Jews
were "always transmitting
ideas back and forth with the
cultures around them. No mat-
ter how ghettoized, Jews have
never been far from the main-
In the Kaufman Mishneh
Torah of 1295-1296, Maimo-
nides' great work is decorated
in a manner familiar from
Gothic manuscripts.
The influence extends to a
whimsically drawn "obscae-
nium," in which an archer
shoots an arrow at another
figure across the page, where,
in Gold's words, "this poor
creature is getting it in the
The traffic was in ideas as
well as in artistic styles. In one
of the five sections of the
exhibition, "Understanding
the Universe," there are
works included on mathemat-
ics, astronomy, geography,
medicine, classical philosophy
and relations with Christians.
Only half of the exhibits in
"A Sign and a Witness" are
illuminated, and Gold acknowl-
edged that 90 percent of his-
tory's Hebrew books are not
graced with decoration.
This was not due to any
prohibition on illustration
Gold said that contrary to a
widely held misconception, a
biblical injunction against
making graven images was
interpreted differently accord-
ing to the time and place.
For every "Bird's Head
Haggadah," completed in Ger-
many around 1300 and depict-
ing characters with the heads
of animals, there is a book like
the Golden Haggadah of 14th
century Spain, featuring rec-
ognizable human figures.
Gold spent four years assem-
bling the exhibition touring
archives, getting permission to
borrow rare manuscripts and
securing grants to offset some
$35 million in insurance.
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Typical of his efforts was his
successful attempt to bor-
row a page of the 10th century
Aleppo Codex from the Ben-
Tsvi Institute for the Study of
Jewish Communities of the
East, in Jerusalem.
"The book is so holy that it
cannot be removed from Jeru-
salem. I asked for an excep-
tion, but they wouldn't do it,"
said Gold.
However, Gold learned that
a single leaf had been torn
away from the manuscript and
that the decree didn't extend
to pages already separated
from the bound volume.
"So I asked, and asked
again," said Gold. "And we're
very lucky to have it here for
the exhibition."
Gold also had to assure each
of the 30 museums that lent
exhibits that their contribu-
tions would be immune from
seizure that is, ownership of
the pieces cannot be disputed
while the exhibits are in New
The ownership of Judaica
engenders controversy, as
seen in an exhibition that is
running concurrently with "A
Sign and A Witness."
The exhibition, "A Visual
Testimony: Judaica from the
Vatican Library," was organ-
ized by the Center for the Fine
Arts in Miami and the Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
Vatican Manuscripts
It features 57 manuscripts
acquired by the Vatican
from private libraries, monas-
teries and Jewish converts.
At other stops on its nation-
wide tour, the exhibit has
drawn protests from groups
questioning the Vatican's
ownership of many of the man-
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so far steered clear of any
controversy. It was planned to
coincide with Israel's 40th
anniversary, and the exhibi-
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sense of celebration by visitors
and employees of the New
York Public Library.
Tours and lectures are being
held throughout its run, and a
companion volume has been
published by the library and
Oxford University Press
The exhibition, made possi-
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philanthropists Edith and
Henry Everett, will be on view
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Soviets Promise Cultural Center
And Hebrew Learning
A promise to legalize the
teaching of Hebrew in the
Soviet Union and the establish-
ment of a Jewish cultural cen-
ter in Moscow appear to be the
prime fruits of talks held
recently in Moscow between
Soviet Foreign Minister
Eduard Shevardnadze and
Jewish leaders.
Participants in the extraor-
dinary two-hour discussion,
which reportedly covered all
substantive issues of concern
to Soviet Jewry, included
Edgar Bronfman and Israel
Singer, president and secre-
tary-general respectively of
the World Jewish Congress;
Simcha Dinitz, chairman of the
World Zionist Organization-
Jewish Agency Executive; and
Mendel Kaplan, chairman of
the Jewish Agency Board of
Elan Steinberg, WJCon-
gress executive director,
described the talks as taking
place "in an atmosphere of
warmth and openness." He
said the discussion covered
"general international rela-
tions, the Mideast and the
Soviet Jewry question in all its
"By their actions, they are
indicating that they are eager
to get the question of Jewish
rights and emigration off the
bargaining table. And it's
actions, rather than simply
words, that count," said Stein-
A participant to the talks
who asked not to be named
said the discussion included a
' "lengthy review of emigration
statistics and procedures. We
were advised that the recent
favorable trend in terms of
numbers would continue."
The Jewish delegation also
raised the issue of government
To Open In February
Of central importance to the
talks was the establishment of
a Jewish cultural center, which
is expected to open in Febru-
ary. Agreement for the center
was inked in Oct. 21 in Moscow
between Isi Leibler, head of
the Australian Jewish com-
munity and vice president of
the WJCongress, and Mikhail
Gluz, director of the small,
official Moscow Jewish Musi-
cal Theater.
The center is expected to
feature a Jewish library, in-
cluding books in Russian,
Hebrew, Yiddish and English.
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The Jewish delegation brought
to Moscow the largest ship-
ment ever of books on Jewish
subjects in those languages.
The center will be named the
Solomon Mikhoels Cultural
Center, after the famed Rus-
sian Yiddish actor, who was
murdered by Stalin in 1949.
Mikhoel's relatives, who live in
Israel, will be invited to the
February opening of the
The center is expected to be
directed by refuseniks,
Hebrew teachers and Jewish
activists, including Yuli Kos-
harovsky, Mikhhail Chlenov
and Velvel Chernin.
Kosharovsky, one of the
most critical voices among
Soviet Jews, hailed the center
as "the most important break-
through on Jewish culture in
the Soviet Union over the last
half century and an important
demonstration that pere-
stroika (restructuring) can
work even for the Jews."
The delegation was given
assurances that the de facto
legalization of the private
teaching of Hebrew had taken
place, and that the law pro-
hibiting that activity would be
deleted from the revised
Soviet penal code, possibly by
In addition, the contract for
the cultural center provides in
its second phase for a facility
for the teaching of Hebrew
and Yiddish.
In New York, the National
Conference on Soviet Jewry
issued a statement Friday say-
ing it could not "accept the
WJC/Soviet Ministry of
Culture agreement at face
Shoshana Cardin, the con-
ference's new chairwoman,
said, "we will not accept token
gestures; we urge a fully func-
tioning Jewish resource cen-
ter, in which Soviet Jews will
be informed about their his-
tory, tradition and modern
homeland in Israel."
The normally hard-line Stu-
dent Struggle for Soviet
Jewry, however, said last
week it welcomed the estab-
lishment of the cultural center.
Vanguard Mission
Continued from Page 1
there I was moved by almost
everything. My first impres-
sion after landing in Tel Aviv
was that this was a very
endearing country. It's an
incredible feeling to be in a
land that is all Jewish. You feel
welcome and a part of some-
thing and I was fascinated by
everything and everyone."
Hanser concluded, "In the
past I made my contributions
willingly, as a result of this
trip, I will make them enthusi-
Another local attorney, Mike
Platner, feels, he too got a
tremendous amount from the
mission. "Israel's a very com-
plicated country," he ex-
plained. "There is much to see
and absorb and the mission
allowed me to do a great deal
Channel 5 cameramen at the
Mis Gav Am kibbutz on the
Lebanese border.
JERUSALEM Princess Gcinaphi Lindi KhumaU), sister of
King Mswati III of Swaziland, receives her Master of Public
Health degree and a congratulatory kiss from Dr. Charles
Greenblatt, head of the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of
Public Health and Community Medicine. The princess, a physi-
cian, was among 22 graduates from developing nations to
complete the course.
Rabin Warns Against Demonstrations
TEL AVIV (JTA) Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin warned
Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip of severe
consequences if there is an upsurge of violence in response to the
proclamation of a Palestinian state.
"We are prepared to use maximum force to put down any
demonstrations following any pronouncement in Algiers," Rabin
Similar warnings were given by senior military commanders
as security forces were beefed up in the territories.
The warnings and show of force were in response to the
then-expected declaration of independence by the Palestinian
National Council at its meeting in Algiers.
of both. I was especially
impressed by how much the
Israelis have learned and
accomplished agriculturally.
We saw highly developed
areas which have been good,
not only for Israel, but for
bordering countries as well.
Israel has made a positive im-
pact on Jordan and Lebanon.
When you see that, you feel
that there just may be a chance
for peace someday," explained
The group was accompanied
by a film crew from local tele-
vision station WPTV-Channel
5, which was filming their ser-
ies "The Ties That Bind."
which aired Nov. 7-11. The
crew's goal was to bring home
the views, lifestyles and prob-
lems of the Israelis and por-
tray them on a personal level.
"Our trip was very success-
ful," said Kerry Deems, Field
Producer of the Israel series.
"We were able to get a variety
of interviews and significant
footage. We were also very
fortunate to get an interview
with Shimon Peres on the
fringe of the West Bank," said
Deems. "I have such great
admiration for the people who
live in Israel. We learned and
so I feel the people who saw
our series must also have
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Mazels &
Sophia Helen Zaretsky
Sophia (Sosha) Helen
Zaretsky daughter of Richard
P. and Esther A. Zaretsky,
will be called to the Torah as a
Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov.
26, at Temple Emanu-El of
Palm Beach.
A student at the Jewish
Commnunity Day School and a
candidate for the Duke Univer-
sity Talent Search.
Sosha will be the first female
in Palm Beach County to
accept the full range of religi-
ous and ritual responsibilities
by putting on the Tefillin.
There will be a special 8 a.m.
service on Nov. 24, for this
commitment to Mitzvot as a
Conservative Jewish adult.
Sosha will also be twinning
with Yulia Volinskaya of the
Soviet Union and asks that
that a Mozel Tov card be sent
to the following address.
Yulia Volinskaya, 8 Marta 75
Apt. #53, Moscow 125176,
Family members sharing in
the Simcha are her brother
Max, parents Richard and
Esther Zaretsky and grand-
parents Lionel and Vivian Zar-
etsky of Palm Beach Gardens.
To Be Honored
Charles and Henrietta Bern-
blit will be honored by Congre-
gation Anshei Sholom at their
annual State of Israel Bond
reception. The Bernblits will
receive Israel's prestigious
Lion ofJudah Award on Sun-
day, Jan. 29, according to Jack
Chiat, chairman. An advance
gathering is being planned in
December for Anshei Sholom's
Shomrei Yerushalayim
Law Firm Formed in Boca
Andrew M. Jacobson
announces the formation of
Jacobson, Berkowitz, Lam-
pert, P.A., and the opening of
their new offices at The Sanc-
tuary Centre in Boca Raton.
The firm specializes in com-
mercial matters including real
estate, condo and home
owners association work,
banking and finance, tax and
estate planning, and corporate
work. The partners include
Andrew Jacobson, Mitchell L.
Berkowitz and Michael A.
Paston Receives Award
Philip Paston, M.D., the
founder of the Visual Health &
Surgical Center, was honored
by the City of Lake Worth for
his 25 years of professional
and civic service to the com-
munity. Mayor Ralph Schenck
of Lake Worth presented a
proclamation to Dr. Paston on
Oct. 17 at City Hall.
The Mayor announced that
the City of Lake Worth was
proud and honored to present
one of its finest citizens with a
proclamation celebrating Dr.
Paston's 25th anniversary of
practice in the city. Dr. Paston
has lived and practiced in Lake
Worth since 1963.
Dr. Paston is active in local,
civic and philanthropic affairs.
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Genny Ilene Bernstein,
daughter of Barbara Bernstein
and Alan Bernstein of Lake
Clarke Shores will be called to
the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on
Friday, November 25 at Tem-
ple Judea. Rabbi Joel Levine
will officiate.
Genny is an eighth grade
student at Roosevelt Junior
High School and is a member
of the Spanish Club. She
enjoys dancing and acting.
Genny will be twinned with
Anna Latinsky of Leningrad,
Soviet Union, who was denied
her fredom to be called to the
Torah as a Bat Mitzvah.
Family members sharing in
the Simcha are brother Mat-
thew, Sister Jodi, cousin Jyll,
grandparents Bill and Sydni
Colli of Inverrary and Ruth
and Mike Dobbins of Boca
Jerome Beker, Professor in
the Center for Youth Develop-
ment and Research and the
School of Social Work at the
University of Minnesota, has
been awarded a Fulbright
grant for research on residen-
tial group care and treatment
for troubled children and
youth at the Hadassah-WIZO-
Canada Research Institute in
Jerusalem, Israel, the Board of
Foreign Scholarships and the
United States Information
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Jerome Beker
Dr. Beker is the son of Ruth
and Harold Beker of Century
Village, West Palm Beach. Dr.
Beker is one of approximately
1,000 U.S. grantees being sent
abroad for the 19X8-8!) aca-
demic year under the Ful-
bright exchange program.
Scholarships are awarded
through open competition,
with final selections made by
the Board of Foreign Scholar-
lv\cni\ M-veii loreign gov-
ernments share in the finding
of these exchanges.
Mayor Ralph Schenck presents award to Philip Paston, M.D.
Lucerne Lodge #3132 is
pleased to announce an un-
usual ADL program to be held
Sunday, Dec. 4, 9:30 a.m. at
the Mid-County Senior Citi-
zen's Center, Dixie Highway,
Lake Worth. A traditional
breakfast will be served. The
program is "Anti-Semitism
The Role of the Community."
The speaker will be Murray
Weinman. Everyone is invited.
The group will have its next
meeting on Dec. 14 at Congre-
gation Anshei Sholom in Cen-
tury Village at noon.
Coming events:
Dec. 11 WOW Luncheon
and Show at the Diplomat
Hotel, in the Cafe Crystal
Room. This show is a Las
Vegas Revue. Price $36.00.
Cypress Lakes Leisurev-
ille Chapter is sponsoring a
Flea Market, Sunday, Dec. 4, 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. at Century
Corners, Publix Parking lot,
Okeechobee Blvd. and Haver-
hill Road.
Coming Events:
Dec. 6 Membership
Luncheon Royce Hotel.
Jan. 12 A Nite At The
Races Pompano Park.
Jan. 23 Youth Aliyah
Jan. 28 Dinner/Dance -
PGA Holiday Inn.
March 9-15 Mexico City
April 10-12 EPCOT
- Disney World.
June 4-10 Nashville/
Universal Studios Orlando.
Golda Meir, in conjunction
with Kadima-Green Acres and
West Boynton Hadassah,
presents "Voices of Israel"
starring Danny Tadmore and
Company at the Lake Worth
Community High School, Lake
Worth Road and South "A"
Street, on Sunday, Dec. 18, at
2 p.m. Contribution: $15.00,
$12.00 and $10.00.
Lee Vassil Chapter will hold
its "Paid-Up-Membership-
Luncheon," Tuesday, Nov. 29,
12:30 p.m. at Temple Beth
Sholom, 315 No. "A" St., Lake
Lunch is planned. The pro-
gram for the day will feature a
fashion show presented by
"Reggie Dress Shoppe."
Shalom W. Palm Beach
December events:
4-day holiday, Dec. 5-8, at
the Regency Spa, Miami
Beach. A complete Spa pack-
age is being offered, and
transportation and gratuities
are included.
Dec. 7, Rally on behalf of
Soviet Jewry, Temple Beth
El, N. Flagler Drive, 7:30
Dec. 15, Israel Bond
Luncheon, Breakers Hotel.
Tikvah Chapter board meet-
ing will be held Dec. 5, and
study group Dec. 12. There
will be a membership meet-
ing on Dec. 19 at Congrega-
tion Anshei Sholom at 12:30
p.m. Coffee and cake will be
served at the beginning of
the meeting.
Coming events: Dec. 11-14,
Regency Spa; Jan. 18, Mati-
nee, "Dream Girls"; Jan. 24,
HMO luncheon at the Royce
Hotel; Feb. 8, all day boat
ride and Feb. 23, "Gigi."
Yovel Chapter study group
will continue discussion of
the book "My People" a
story of the Jews, by Abba
Eban, on Dec. 1, 10 a.m. at
the Royal Palm Bank, Drexel
Plaza. Refreshments will be
The group meets every
Thursday at 11 a.m. in the
chapel of Congregation Anshei
Sholom, 5348 Grove St., West
Palm Beach. All Hebrew
speaking people are invited.
The next regular member-
ship meeting will be held on
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m.
at the American Savings
Bank, West Gate of Century
Village on Okeechobee Boule-
Guest speaker will be Gail
Schwartz, "Link to Life Rep-
resentative" of the Jewish
Family and Children's Service.
Refreshments will be served.
Poale Zion special Chanu-
kah meeting will take place
Thursday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m. at the
American Savings Bank,
Westgate of Century Village.
Mrs. Charlotte Teller, direc-
tor of the Southeast Region of
the Israel Histadrut, will pre-
sent a special award to Fannie
and Max Stamler in recogni-
tion of the large contribution
made for a "Parents Home"
and for the completion of an
"Orphanage" in Israel.
Cantor Elliott Rosenbaum of
Temple Torah, Wellington,
will present a program of Yid-
dish and Hebrew songs.
All are welcome. Refresh-
ments will be served.
On Monday, Nov. 28, the
Lake Worth West Chapter
will have its "Paid-Up Mem-
bership Luncheon" at noon at
the Country Squire Inn on
Lake Worth Road and the
Turnpike. There will be a
token fee of $5.00 and a festive
program will be presented. All
members are invited to attend.
Poinciana Chapter will have
its Paid Up Membership
Luncheon and meeting on
Nov. 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the
Social Hall at Poinciana Coun-
try Club. Donation $3.50.
Entertainment by "Carlos
and Johnny."
Reservations are a must.

Friday, November 25, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act,
provides a variety of services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
tional and recreational programs. All senior activities
are conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act.
The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
West Palm Beach, is an active place for all seniors. Hot
kosher meals are served every day and programs and
activities will be scheduled throughout the year.
Kosher lunches are served
Monday through Friday at
11:15. The three locations are:
JCC in West Palm Beach, 700
Spencer Drive; JCC in Boyn-
ton Beach, 501 N.E. 26th Ave-
nue; and JCC in Delray Beach,
16189 Carter Road.
Meet new friends while
enjoying delicious, nutritious
food along with planned activi-
ties everyday. Volunteers are
always needed. No fee is
required but contributions are
requested. Reservations
required. Call Carol in West
Palm Beach at 689-7700, Julia
in Boynton Beach at 582-7360,
or Nancy in Delray Beach at
495-0806. For transportation
call Dial-A-Ride at 689-6961.
Monday, Nov. 28 Bingo
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Nov. 29 Lisa
I Gilders "Blood Pressure
Wednesday, Nov. 30 Bea
[Cohen, Humorist
Thursday, Dec. 1 Dr.
Perry Bard, Chiropractor
Friday, Dec. 2 Mr. and
Mrs. Sidney Berger Sabbath
Are you homebound? Is your
neighbor homebound? Are you
unable to cook for yourself?
Have you just come home from
the hospital and have no way
to maintain your daily nutri-
tional requirements? The Jew-
ish Community Center's
Kosher Home Delivered Meals
Service is just for you!!!
This is a most essential ongo-
ing or short term service lor
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. Persona needing
medical transportation
should call Dial-a-Ride 689-
Fun With Yiddish It's
time to begin to have "Fun
with Yiddish" again. Different
folks with different strokes
will lead this delightful series.
Join the many who enjoy a bit
of yiddishkait and humor every
Monday morning. Starts Nov.
7 at 10 a.m. at JCC. Session
Leader: Rose Dunsky, Moder-
ator for Nov. 28th.
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 Dec. 14.
Intermediate Bridge with
Al Parsont Basic bidding
and play starting Wednesdays,
at 1:30 p.m. at JCC. Fee: JCC
Member $2.50 per session,
Non-Member $3 per session.
Call Louise at 689-7700.
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. 23 and 30.
Fee: 4 lessons for $5. Call
Louise at 689-7700 for infor-
mation, (class in session).
Twilight Dining and Danc-
ing Enjoy an early evening
kosher dinner followed by
music and dancing before and
afterwards, co-ordinated by
our own JCC disc jockey, Izzie
Goldberg. Date: Thursday,
Dec. 22, 1988. No fee, contri-
butions requested. Pre-
registration a must!
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 Nov.
Prime Time Singles Meet
monthly at JCC. A variety of
activities take place through-
out the month. For informa-
tion call Sally at 478-9397 or
Evelyn at 686-6727. Next
meeting at JCC on Dec. 15 at
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-
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 (class in session).
Given by Paul Oblas, Palm
Beach County School Board
Adult Education. Time:
10 a.m. to 12. Fee: $4 for
entire course. Reservations
requested. Call Louise at 689-
7700. Course to be held at
Advanced Writers Work-
shop Are you interested in
"polishing" for possible publi-
cation? Would you like to mas-
ter the finer points of writing?
Ruth Graham, Creative Writer
Instructor, Palm Beach
County School Board, Adult
Education, will teach you to
develop your style. Date: Fri-
days (class in session) at 9:30
a.m. at JCC. $3 for complete
series. Please register with
Louise at 689-7700.
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. 28 Moderator Harry
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
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1988.
Fee: Non-members $5, JCC
members $4, transportation
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.
Lannan Museum Enjoy a
docent tour of an exciting new
JCC News
700 Spencer Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Saturday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.. Enjoy an old fashioned,
fun filled hayride in the beautiful rustic setting of Wander-
ing Trails in Palm Beach Gardens. After the rides, we'll
partake of a bountiful bonfire refreshments and hay will
be provided. Bring blankets if you'd like. Reservations are
a must! Reservation deadline is Nov. 26th. Cost: $12. Mail
checks payable to JCC Young Singles, 700 Spencer Dr.,
West Palm Beach Att'n. Hayride.
Sat., Nov. 26,8:30 p.m. Meet at a member's home to enjoy
an evening playing the newest game rage, Pictionary.
Never played? Come join us for an evening of wit and
laughter. Cost: JCC members $3, non members $4.
Monday, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m. Meet at the Center to plan
new and exciting events for the upcoming months. Bring
your thoughts and ideas and join us. Afterwards we'll go
out for something to eat.
Wed., Nov. 30,6:30 p.m. Get together at Lynora's (5283
Lake Worth Rd.) to enjoy fine dining, Italian style. Join us
for great food and good company.
Tues., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. Meet at the Center to plan
events for the upcoming months. Bring your ideas and
creativity and join us. Newcomers are welcome.
Early Childhood Services of the Jewish Community
Center will give a presentation to your group on Promoting
Values in Young Children. No Fee.
Thurs., Dec. 1, 7:30-9 p.m., Take the stress out of
disciplining your child. Led by Dr. E. Wasserman, coordin-
ator of the Preschool child Study Team of Palm Beach
County, at the J.C.C. Preschool, Southwind Shopping
Plaza, 45th St. & Military Trail. Sponsored by the Early
Childhood Services Dept. of the Palm Beaches.
Together the parent and child explore the preschool
environment in a group setting. Sponsored by the Early
Childhood Services Department of the Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beaches.
Sunday, Dec. 4, 1-5 p.m. The community is invited to
attend a Chanukah Fest and Book Fair at Camp Shalom,
7875 Belvedre Rd., West Palm Beach (11/2 mi. west of the
Tpke. overpass). Activities will include wonderful enter-
tainment, a Cantorial Concert, carnival booths, a puppet
show, delicious food, Chanukah boutique, a Book Walk for
children, Moonwalk, a wonderful selection of Jewish gift
books and current titles, drawings, a Torch Relay and a
Menorah Lighting Ceremony. All are welcome. Admission:
Adults $2.50, Seniors $2, children are free.
For more information, call the JCC at 689-7700. __ _
exhibition at the Lannan
Museum. A career span of
twenty years of the famous
artist, Jake Berthot, an out-
standing oil painter. Bus
leaves Carteret Bank at C.V.
at 12:30. Your check is your
reservation! Call Louise at
689-7700. Tour Guide: Sondra
Werbel. Date: Dec. 15. Docent
Tour starts at 1 p.m. Fee: JCC
member $5., non-members $6.
Price includes transportation.
"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. 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.
Wednesday, Nov. 23 -
Music with Irving Altman
Thursday, Nov. 24
Friday, Nov. 25 Judi
Loibl, Sheen's Financial Ser-
Monday, Nov. 28 Cross-
fire News Issues with Hy
Tuesday, Nov. 29 Bingo
Wednesday, Nov. 30
Songs Your Mother Never
Taught You with Elsie & Egon

Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 25, 1988
Community Calendar
Nov. 25 Yiddish Culture Group Century Village,
board, 10 a.m. Jewish Community Center, No School
Holiday Program, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Nov. 26 American Technion Society, Cocktail/Recep-
tion, 6 p.m.
Nov. 27 Congregation Aitz Chaim, 9:30 a.m. American
Technion Society, Luncheon, noon Israel Bonds/Temple
Emanu-El Cocktail Reception, 5 p.m.
Nov. 28 Federation, Women's Division, Campaign
Cabinet Meeting, 1 p.m. Women's American ORT
Fountains, board, 9:30 a.m.
Nov. 29 Federation, Young Adult Division, Educa-
tional/Cultural Program, 6:30 p.m. Yiddish Culture
Group Century Village, 10 a.m. Temple Beth El, Study
Group, noon Temple Beth David, Executive Board, 8 p.m.
Hadassah Lee Vassil Federation, Indian Spring,
mini-mission Federation, Lands of President Cam-
paign Committee Meeting, 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 30 Federation, Women's Division, Education
Forum, 9 a.m. Federation, Board of Directors, 4 p.m.
Morse Geriatric Center, Men's Associate, Theatre Party, 7
Dec. 1 Labor Zionist Alliance, 1 p.m. Federation,
Soviet Jewry Task Force, noon Temple Torah of West
Boynton, board, 7:30 p.m. Hadassah Bat Gurion, board
and regular meeting, 9 a.m. B'nai B'rith Century,
board, 1 p.m. National Council of Jewish Women
Flagler Evening, Open Board Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Na'Amat USA Theodore Herzl, Paid Up Membership
Luncheon, 12:30 p.m. Federation, Young Adult Divi-
sion, Board Meeting, 7 p.m. Hadassah Lee Vassil,
Theatre Party.
For more information call the Jewish Federation 832-
Radio/TV/ Film
MOSAIC Sunday, November 27, 11 a.m. WPTV
Channel 5, with host Barbara Gordon. An interview with
Mendel I. Kaplan, Chairman of the Jewish Agency Board of
L'CHAYIM Sunday, November 27, 7:30 a.m. WPBR
1340 AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
27, 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 27, 11 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, November 28-30, WCVG 1080 AM
This two-hour Jewish entertainment show features
Jewish music, comedy, and news.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Arens' Misrepresentations
Cloud Career
dark cloud hangs over the
political future of the Likud's
Moshe Arens.
Arens, the Likud's election
campaign chairman, served as
Minister of Defense in 1983-
1984 and as Minister Without
Portfolio since then. He has
made it clear that he aspires to
replace Yitzhak Shamir as
leader of the Likud.
But Aren's political aspira-
tions received a jolt when it
emerged that he has not been
telling the truth about his aca-
demic career. Although Arens
has for years called himself
"professor," it now emerges
that he never was a professor
at all. The Tel Aviv weekly
Ha'ir, which broke the story,
revealed that Arens held an
President-Elect to Pursue
Nazi War Criminals
Vice President Bush said
before the election that, as
president, he will "give full
budgetary and political sup-
port to the Justice Depart-
ment's Office of Special Inves-
Speaking at the Simon Wie-
senthal Center in Los Angeles,
Bush pledged to raise his
"voice and the full force of
federal law, when it is violated,
against every hate group,
desecrater and demagogue,
brown shirt, white sheet or
bowtie, in Skokie, Brooklyn,
Chicago wherever it is."
The vice president and Bar-
Watergate Scam?
bara Bush observed an exhibit
of Holocaust memorabilia in
the Center before the speech.
During his address, the vice
president related to the 300 in
attendance his trip to the Aus-
bara and I visited Auschwitz
and saw with our own eyes the
nightmare that took six million
lives." He also told the gather-
ing that his party platform
contains a resolution condemn-
ing anti-Semitism. "My party
is sworn on record, in its plat-
form, to condemn and oppose
anti-Semitism in its every
manifestation, here and
around the globe."
Senior officials of the Likud
have accused the Labor Align-
ment of perpetrating an
"Israeli Watergate," following
the discovery of a bugging
device in a Likud branch
The device was found inside
a telephone at a Likud cam-
paign office in the Kfar Macca-
biah Hotel in Ramat Gan.
Danny Naveh, spokesman for
the Likud's Ramat Gan
branch, said that "all signs
point toward a Watergate-
style spying operation unde-
rtaken by the Labor Align-
ment." Naveh said that the
Likud has hired a team of
private investigators to exam-
ine all aspects of the bugging
Minister Without Portfolio
Moshe Arens, the Likud's cam-
paign chairman, accused
Labor of "descending to a
level of unprecedented stupid-
ity," and warned that the
Likud will consider turning the
matter over to the police.
Labor Alignment spokeswo-
man Michal Cohen denied that
her party was responsible for
the bugging operation. She
also branded as "totally false"
a report in the Israeli daily
Ha'aretz that Labor hired
three former agents of the
Security Services to assist its
campaign. The report implied
that the three agents were
hired in order to provide
expertise in surveillance activi-
ties such as bugging.
But Labor campaign chair-
man Ezer Weizmann subse-
quently confirmed that Labor
ACRE (INB) Four Arab
men have been arrested for
selling dates stuffed with
pieces of glass to Jewish cus-
The four suspects two of
whom reportedly have already
confessed, are residents of
the Majdal Karoum village in
the Western Galilee. They
operated a roadside fruit
stand, and kept a carton of
glass-filled dates separate for
sale to Jewish customers.
They were caught after an
Israeli couple purchased the
dates and, upon tasting them,
complained to the police. The
couple suffered minor mouth
The Acre police department
has issued a warning to motor-
ists to refrain from purchasing
produce from roadside Arab
stands, which are not super-
vised by any governmental
inspection authority.
had hired the three Security
Services men, who had been
fired from their previous jobs
when they leaked information
implicating their superiors in
the killing of an Arab terrorist
captured under a 1984 bus
hijacking. "They needed jobs,
so we simply hired them,"
Weizmann said, denying that
the three were retained in con-
nection with plans to spy on
Likud campaign activities.
According to Ha'aretz, the
three, Reuven Hazak, Rafi
Malka and Peleg Radai, pro-
vide Weizmann with a daily
report on Likud campaign
appearances and activities
around the country.
administrative position ai uit-
Haifa Technion from 1961
until 1965, and later, in 1977,
lectured there.
But he was not a professor
nor does he hold a doctorate.
He has a Master's in aeronau-
tical engineering.
Likud insiders say that
although Arens remains tech-
nically qualified for a senior
position in the Likud, his pres-
ence could give the party a
reputation for being deceptive.
Even before the eruption of
the "professor" scandal,
Arens was distrusted by some
of his Likud colleagues, who
are still angry because while
Arens was Israel's ambassa-
dor to the U.S. in 1982, he
privately pressured Prime
Minister Begin to stop building
Jewish settlements.
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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.- Thurs-
day 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 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. Services: Second Wednesday of every
month, 7:30 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Drive, Royal Palm Beach,
FL 33411. Phone 798-8888. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m. Rabbi Stefan J. Weinberg.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m.
Rabbi Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew E. Beck.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Leonid Feldman. 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
Israel Can Restrict
Foreign Journalists
has the right to place restric-
tions on foreign journalists in
certain situations, says the for-
mer chief of the Israel Broad-
casting Authority.
Yosef '
made the
view with
Tommy" Lapid, the
of the Broadcasting
from 1979 to 1984,
remark in an inter-
Israeli Democracy, a
magazine published
"My freedom to wave my
hand ends at the point where
someone else's nose starts,"
Lapid said, quoting a state-
ment made by former Judge
Haim Landau. Lapid said that
in some situations, "the con-
spicuous presence of the media
could inflame passions to the
extent that public order or
human life endangered." He
was apparently referring to
recent incidents in which mobs
of Arab youths intensified
their rock-throwing attacks
against Israelis as soon as
foreign television crews
"In such instances, we are
speaking not of (Israel's)
image but of tangible physical
danger," Lapid said. "In such
exceptional cases, it is justified
to limit or conceal the presence
of the press ... If an army
officer closes a given area on
to the media at the height of a
violent disturbance by Pales-
tinians, which could well inten-
sify at the sight of television
cameras, and thereby endan-
ger the lives of his soldiers,
then his removal of the cam-
eras would be justified."
Without naming names,
Lapid noted that "there are
journalists who seriously dam-
age the good name of the
profession. Whether from lack
of professionalism or the
desire to impose their opinions
on the public, they misuse the
power they hold. Sometimes
this is done openly, and at
other times it is difficult to
know at what point the jour-
nalist makes a mockery of his
profession ... (But) journalists
are quick to deny malicious
intention, and their colleagues
tend to defend them on the
ground of freedom of speech."
Lapid warned that "such mobi-
lization of support for journal-
ists who have betrayed their
trust harms freedom of the
press, by angering the public
and poisoning its perception of
the media."
Bower, David, 69, of Lake Worth.
Menorah Gardens & Funeral Chap-
els, West Palm Beach.
Burstein, Hyman, 86, of Lake Worth.
Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach. Funeral in Farm-
ingdale, N.Y..
Engel, Harvey I., 67, of West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Fun-
eral Chapels, West Palm Beach.
Heller, Sidney Gilbert, 48, of Jupiter.
Menorah Gardens & Funeral Chap-
els, West Palm Beach.
Migdal, David, 57, of Jupiter. Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security
Plan Chapel, West Palm Beach.
Rudick, Sara, 87, of West Palm Beach.
Levitt-Weinstein Guaranteed
Security Plan Chapel, West Palm
Trevey, Alice, 72, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral
in Farmingdale, N.Y.
e News
Cantor Karen Blum will per-
form in concert on Saturday,
Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Cantor Blum has performed
cantorial services at many
South Florida temples. She
has also produced and directed
major musical productions in
addition to creating and per-
forming a one-woman concert
as pianist/singer for major
hotels and condominiums. Her
selections will range from
songs of Broadway to Israel
and Yiddish music. Donation
of $5.00 will include danish and
coffee. Call the Temple office
for tickets.
Sisterhood will hold its board
meeting on Monday, Dec. 5th,
at 9:45 a.m., and its regular
meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 20,
at 1 p.m., Emil Honig, Nettie
Honig and Estelle Baumann
will present a sketch, "Goldie
Meets Arafat." Fannie Ush-
kow and Dora Rosenbaum will
entertain with piano duets.
The Men's Club is planning a
festive Chanukah brunch to be
held on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Entertainment for the holiday
will follow the meal.
"Jewish Self-Esteem and
Self-Awareness" will be the
topic of two sessions for cou-
ples where one partner has
"chosen Judaism" to be held
Thursday, Dec. 1 and Thurs-
day, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Led
by Dr. Janet Hibel and Rabbi
Alan Cohen, these sessions
will deal with questions and
problems which arise when
there has been a conversion.
Registration in advance is a
necessity. Call Temple office.
The cost is $25.00 per couple
for both sessions.
Shabbat Study, contiues on
Saturday, Dec. 24 at 12:30
p.m., Rapaport Conference
Room. Using the text Emet
Ve-Emuneh, the subject will be
"God in the World: the Ques-
tions of Revelation."
Temple will dedicate the
Harold and Adeline Kramer
Judaica Library and celebrate
the Sabbath on Friday even-
ing, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m.
Mr. Kramer, will be celebrat-
ing his 80th birthday on this
same day.
A native son of
Passaic, N.J., he is a graduate
of the Passaic schools, a gra-
duate of New York University,
the Newark School of Fine and
Industrial Arts and attended
New Jersey Law School. For
over 60 years he was Vice
President of Kramer Lumber
Company in Clifton, N.J. and
was actively engaged in the
construction industry. A past
Deputy Mayor of the City of
Passaic, he is still on the Board
of Trustees of Temple Emanu-
el in Passaic and on the Board
of Trustees of Beth Israel Hos-
pital after over 20 years.
The library will be under the
experienced direction of Irene
S. Levin, MLS.
On Friday evening Nov. 25,
at 8 p.m. Temple Shabbat ser-
vice will be conducted by Rabbi
Howard Shapiro. His sermon
will be: "Israel Is My Name."
Cantor Stuart Pittle will lead
the congregation in songs.
Everyone is invited.
Sisterhood will hold a paid-
up membership brunch, fol-
lowed by a fashion show, on
Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 9:30
a.m., at Temple. Paid-up and
"to be" paid-up members, as
well as future members, are
Synopsis Of The Weekly Torah Portion
. "And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath
the same is Bethlehem. And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave"
VAYISHLAH (Gen. 35.19-20)-
VAYISHLAH Approaching the boundary of the land of Seir
where his brother Esau dwelt, Jacob prudently sent messengers
ahead to inform Esau of his coming and of his wealth. The
messengers returned with the news that Esau was advancing
toward Jacob with 400 men. Terrified, Jacob divided his camp
into two sections, so as not to lose all in the event of an attack. He
sent gifts to Esau and prayed God to save him from his brother.
Jacob crossed the stream of Jabbok with his camp. There, as he
stood alone, an angel approached and wrestled with him. At the
end of the struggle, the angel declared: "They name shall be
called no more Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast striven with God
and with men, and hast prevailed" Genesis 32.99). Thus encour-
aged, Jacob met Esau, whom he treated with the utmost
deference. Embracing, the two brothers kissed, wept, and were
reconciled. Jacob journeyed on to Shechem. There the rape of
Jacob's only daughter, Dinah, by the prince of that city, led to the
vengeful destruction of Shechem by two of Dinah's brothers.
Proceeding to Beth-el, Jacob kept the vow he had made to return
thithere. On the way, Rachel gave birth to Jacob's last and
youngest son, Benjamin. But Rachel died in childbirth, and Jacob
buried her on the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law Is extracted and
based upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
P. Wollman-Tsamir, published by Shengold. The volume is available
at 75 Maiden Lane, New York, N.Y. 10038.)
Candle lighting Time
^ Nov. 25 5:11 p.m.
Dec. 2-5:11 p.m.

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A well known, well respected, quality gift shop has donated its entire inventory
to the JCC Thrift. Crystal, Glassware, Figurines, Pictures and everything else you
can think of are waiting for you to come along and buy. The entire inventory
be sold at Camp Shalom during Chanukahfest. Great for Holiday gift giving.
thrift shop pA*-M BEACHES!
Tc/2Rpos,te Luria's)

Take the struggle out of discipline with
this JCC workshop "CARING TO
DISCIPLINE" is the first of a series It
will be held, Thursday, December 1,
7:30 9:00 PM at the JCC Preschool,
Southwind Plaza. 45th St. & Military
Trail. WPB. JCC Members $5. Non-
members $7.
Call Ruth at 669-7700 for more
Preschoolers and their families (im-
mediate and extended) and friends
will/om together for a Candle
Lighting Ceremony and holiday fun
on Wednesday, December 7.
JCC Preschool facilities will be clos-
ed December 19th through January
1. 1989 for Winter Break.
8th 11th GRADERS
WE ARE GOING NORTH on our 26 day
"Best of the North" trip from June 19 to
July 14, 1989 Join your friends on a
journey to Jacksonville, Savannah,
Charleston, Richmond, Virginia Beach.
Washington DC. Philadelphia. New
York City, Boston, Niagara Falls, Toron-
to, Montreal and New England Explore
the east coast of our continent and
Call the JCC For more information.
Get in on this trip fast!
FOR JCC of the Palm Beaches
June 19 July 14, 1989
Teen Leadership and Jewish Pro-
gramming experience required. Send
resume or write for application: JCC,
Best of the North, 700 Spencer Dr.,
W. Palm Beach. FL 33409.
FOR 7th 12th GRADERS
The JCCs of Palm Beach and Boca
Raton are co-sponsoring a 2 day trip to
Orlando for 7th 12th graders. The
$130 fee includes transportation on an
air-conditioned bus, lodging, meals, ad-
mission, and the greatest chaperones in
the county.
Call Jeff (Big Guy) at 689-7700 to
Tuesday & Thursday evenings see 70
men take the court in our Men's Basket-
ball League Competition is finely tuned
with no clear dominating team Teams
of seven players play full games with
referees and time clock through
December. If you are 18 or older, you
may get your name on the list for our
next league to begin in late January.
Just call us at 689-7700 ask for Jack R.
Six teams play every Sunday morning in
this fun but highly competitive league at
Camp Snalom. This is great excercise
and the Sport of the 80'$.
There s still room for more players but
you must call Jack R, 689-7700. now.
1 00 5:00 PM AT CAMP SHALOM, the
JCC will host its annual Chanukahfest.
This gala affair will include: A Fantastic
Cantonal Concert, Children's games
and carnival booths, Chanukah puppet
show, A Bookwalk where children can
walk thru "Where The Wild Things
Are", A wonderful selection of Jewish
gift books, cook books, new titles for
adults and children, A Chanukah Bouti-
que with holiday gifts, wrapping paper
and decorations. Come join the fun. The
afternoon will conclude with a Torch
Relay and a special Lighting Ceremony.
ADMISSION: $2.50 for adufts, $2.00 for
seniors, Children are free.
Transportation is available for seniors at a
nominal fee. Just call 689-7700.
SAT. EVENING DEC. 24, 1988
Come join your friends for a cozy
get together good music, dancing,
drinks, hors d'oeuvres
150 Australian Ave., W Palm Beach
Featuring -
A D.J. and
/Includes Two Drinks)
JCC MEMBERS: $18.00 Per Person
NON-MEMBERS: $22 00 Per Person
Bring all of your friends for
a wonderful "evening out".
Let us know you plan to attend.
RSVP with Angie at 689-7700.
Fun, food and favors. Saturday,
December 31 from 8:30 PM until -
whenever. BYOB, set-ups provided.
Make your reservations by December
28 Cost JCC members $15, non-
members $17.
For reservations, location, and direc-
tions call Herbert 683-4588, Bruce
6264439, or Helen 471-8107.
Hot Kosher Lunches and stimulating
programs are available Mondays
through Fndays at three JCC locations.
Reservations are required. No fee, con-
tributions requested.
JCC West Palm Beach
700 Spencer Drive Call Lillian
at 689-7700
Delray Congregation Anshei Emuna
16189 Carter Road Call Nancy
at 4954)806
Boynton Beach-Congregation Beth
Kodesh-Boynton Jewish Center
501 NE 26th Avenue Call Julia
at 582-7360
Available to the homebound who re-
quire a Kosher meal. In West Palm
Beach, call Carol at 689-7700 In South
County, call Jill at 994-5678
Tour Sculptress Ann Norton's home,
studio and sculptures. Docent tour
leaves 1:00 Tuesday, December 6,1988
FEE: Non-members $5.00, Members
$4.00. transportation included. Bus
leaves 12:30 from Carteret Bank at
C.V.. Tour guide: Sondra Werbel.
Your Check Is Your Reservation
Call Louise at 689-7700
Enjoy a Docent tour of an exciting new
exhibition at the Lannan Museum. A
career span of twenty years of the
famous artist. Jake Berthot, an outstan-
ding oil painter. Bus leaves Carteret
Bank at C.V at 12:30. Call Louise at
689-7700. Your Check Is Your Reserva-
tion. Tour Guide: Sondra Werbel. Do-
cent tour starts at 1:00 on Thursday.
December 15, 1988.
FEE: Non-members $6.00. JCC
members $5.00, transportation included.
Second Tuesday Council invites you to
attend the 1988 Chanukah Latke Card
Party on December 8th at 1:30 at the
JCC. FEE: $2.00, Door Prizes!!!Ca//
Sabma at 683-0852 for reservations and
Members and supporters of the JCC
turned out in force to help the agency
celebrate its 13th birthday, and to honor
some of the dedicated people who have
guided and helped it grow. The mood of
the evening was one of joy and op-
timism and president Steve Shapiro
predicted that the 15th annual celebra-
tion would be in our new JCC on the
new Jewish Campus.
Twelve courageous families canoed and
enjoyed the Loxahatchee River while
the children learned about the nature of
a Florida river. A delicious barbeque of
hot dogs and hamburgers ended the
family outing. Our next Family Program
will be the Chanukah Community
Celebration at Camp Shalom on Sun-
day, Dec. 4. 1988
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Meet the Staff
Jack Rosenbaum has been with the
JCC since 1986 as our man in charge
of Health and Physical
Education pro-
grams, and
Director of Camp
Shalom. Jack has
a B.A. in educa-
tion from
Farleigh Dickin-
son University
and graduated
from Virginia i
University, M.Ed.
Supervision- Jack HwawaaMrn
Administration. He has more than 13
years of experience teaching Physical
Education, Jewish and Social Studies
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