The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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Support For Who Is A Jew
Wavering In Likud And NRP
Chanty's Story To Be Told
At Soviet Jewry Rally
slight wavering was discerni-
ble in the ultra-Orthodox camp
and among some of its Likud
supporters over the wisdom of
pushing the fiercely controver-
sial "Who Is a Jew" amend-
ment to the Law of Return
through the Knesset at this
Apparently stunned by the
ferocity of protests from Dias-
pora Jewish leaders includ-
ing the mainstream Orthodox
rabbinical organization in the
United States some political
leaders here expressed second
thoughts about the proposed
amendment or, more specifi-
cally, its timing.
The change in Israel's basic
immigration law would dis-
qualify persons converted to
Judaism by non-Orthodox rab-
bis from automatic Israeli citi-
Although such a change
would impact relatively few
immigrants directly, its sym-
bolic denigration of all non-
Orthodox trends in Judaism
has infuriated Conservative
and Reform Jews, who com-
prise the vast majority of affili-
ated Jews in the United States
and other Diaspora countries.
But the religious die-hards
here seem determined to force
the amendment through the
new Knesset at the earliest
Menachem Porush, a vet-
eran Knesset member of the
Agudat Yisrael party, which
has effectively been taken over
by the Chabad movement,
headed by Lubavitcher Rebbe
Menachem Schneerson, spoke
to a delegation of American
Jewish philanthropic leaders
representing the Council of
Jewish Federations, United
Jewish Appeal, United Israel
Appeal and UIA-Canada.
They came to Israel recently
Continued on Page 7
1989 Associate Campaign
Chairs Announced
The 1989 Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County/UJA
Campaign is underway, with
activity mounting in every
part of the community. Under
the leadership of Campaign
Chair Irving Mazer, four Asso-
Business & Professional Group
and has served as Vice Presi-
dent, Treasurer, Chairman of
Budget and Allocations and a
member of the Executive
Committee of the Jewish
Federation during the past
five years. He also just
returned from Israel as the
leader of the men's B & P
Barry Berg
Boynton Beach
Campaign: Breakfast
at Beth Kodesh, Lunch
at Village Royale. Pace 2
Nazi Memorabilia
Draws Wrath.......Paces
Songs, Recipes,
Stories.............Pages a 9
Visiting Romanian
Jews Behind The Iron
Curtain................Pace 10
JDC Plans Jamaican
Project................Pace 14
Helen Hoffman
date Campaign Chairs, Barry
Berg, Helen Hoffman, Mark
Levy and Marvin Rosen, are
working ardently together to
help raise this year's goal of
$10 million.
Barry Berg is in his second
term as Associate Campaign
Chair of the Men's Division
Mark Levy
Marvin Rosen
Group Vanguard Mission. This
was the Mission's second year
to Israel, both of which Berg
Since moving to this com-
munity from Tampa in 1980,
Berg has been a partner in
charge of Tax Services with
Ernst & Whinney, CPAs, in
West Palm Beach. He grad-
uated from the George Wash-
ington University in Wash.,
D.C. with a B.B.A. in Account-
ing and a J.D. in Law.
Since he has been in Palm
Beach County, Berg, among
his other involvements, has
been a member of the Child-
Continued on Page 2
Benjamin Charny, a mathe-
matician who struggled for
several years with the Soviet
government before getting
permission to emigrate, will
address the Community Rally
on Behalf of Soviet Jewry,
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.,
at Temple Beth El, West Palm
Charny suffered from both
heart problems and cancer and
was not able to get proper
Benjamin Charny
treatment in the Soviet Union.
In poor health and desperately
needing medical attention, his
was one of the most heart-
rending Soviet emigration
cases. He and his wife, Yad-
viga, waited nine years for
permission to leave the coun-
try. Finally, last July, their
pleas were answered.
Soviet officials reasoned
Charny knew too many "state
secrets" because of his work
on Soviet space vehicles dur-
ing the 1960s. They claimed he
would pose a threat to national
security should he be allowed
to leave. However, relatives
and friends said that informa-
tion was meaningless since
Charny's work had been done
over twenty years ago and
there had subsequently been
numerous advances in the
Soviet space program.
The battle to get the
Charnys out of the Soviet
Union was originally led by
Ben's brother, Leon who had
come to the United States
years earlier. Initially, Leon
met with much resistance
because his brother was not
very well-known. Many
regarded his case as too politi-
cal and made no attempt to
help. The seriousness of his
brother's medical problems,
Continued on Page 6
Affiliate Council Holds
Inaugural Meeting
The Affiliate Council of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County held its inaug-
ural meeting Nov. 10, at the
home of Helen Hoffman in
Palm Beach.
The purpose of the meeting
was to establish a framework
for the foundation of the coun-
cil and a clear understanding
of how it can serve as a vehicle
for Affiliate Campaign leader-
ship to share common con-
cerns and interests. Mrs. Hoff-
man explained, "We want to
help the affiliates become
more a part of the total com-
munity. Since they are grow-
ing so rapidly, there is a con-
stant need for support on their
The Affiliate Council is made
up of leaders from relatively
new communities in the area.
The regions include: Hunters
Run, Lands of the President,
Eastpointe, The Fountains
and Indian Springs.
Erwin Blonder, immediate
past President of the Jewish
Federation, also spoke before
the group. He stressed the
contributions made by the
Jewish Federation and ex-
plained how it has served to
meet the challenges of the
Continued on Page 3

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 2, 1988
Boynton Breakfast To Al Effrat, Cantor Rosenbaum At Village Royale
Feature Israeli Journalist
Professor Gideon Peleg, an
Israeli journalist and three
time war veteran, will be the
guest speaker at the Boynton
Beach Council of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County Breakfast, Sunday,
December 18.
The breakfast will be at
10 a.m. at Congregation Beth
Kodesh, 501 N.E. 26th Ave. in
Boynton Beach, and is free
and open to all Boynton Beach
residents. There will be no
Professor Peleg was born in
Jerusalem and is a journalist,
writer and media consultant
on Mid East affairs. He will
discuss the present situation in
Jerome Gross, Chair of the
Boynton Beach Council, which
represents 14 communities in
the area, said he hopes the
breakfast will attract over 200
A retired factory represen-
tative for women's clothing,
Gross is serving his second
year as Council Chair. Since he
moved here eight years ago,
Gross has been a member of
Jewish War Veterans
and B'nai B'rith and co-
chaired the Boynton Beach
Council before becoming
Jerome Gross
Chairperson in 1987. He is also
a member of the Lake Worth
Jewish Center.
The members of the Boynton
Beach Council include: Andy
and Sylvia Cohen, Jessica
Bernstein, Benjamin and Sar-
ita Ettinger, Louis Flaum,
Mildred and Paul Kellner, Lil-
lian and Nick Lenovits, Ida
and Joseph Linsenberg, Al
Moskowitz, Donald Novey, Jay
Ossen, Edie and Henry
Tevelin, Herbert and Miriam
Weiss. New members are
always being added.
For more information,
please call Fran Witt, Assist-
ant Director, Boynton Beach
Office of the Jewish Federa-
tion, 737-0746.
Distinguished Jewish com-
munal leader, Al Effrat, and
Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum of
Temple Beth Torah in Welling-
ton will be the featured guests
at the Village Royale Tribute
Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 6
at the Hunters Run Clubhouse
in Boynton Beach.
Al Effrat has served the
American Jewish community
throughout the United States
in a variety of capacities for
over 20 years. Currently the
Florida Director of the Ameri-
can Israel Public Affairs Com-
mittee (AIPAC), Effrat's life
of Jewish service and dedica-
tion arises out of his firm belief
that this generation must
serve as a link in the chain that
stretches between the past and
the future of our people.
Effrat's life of action, his
dynamic and commanding elo-
quence speak out for commit-
ment to Israel, to the Jewish
people and to Jewish survival.
Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum
has a B.S. in Music Education
and an M.A. in Music Theater
Arts. He received his vocal
training under the direction of
eminent teachers in Austria,
Israel and the United States.
He has had extensive experi-
ence in teaching children in
Israel and in the U.S., and is a
skilled guitarist and pianist.
Rosenbaum is currently serv-
ing as Cantor of Temple Beth
Torah in Wellington, teaching
at the Midrasha Judaica High
School and working with a new
program in which he visits
Jewish schools to instruct
children in holiday, liturgical,
Israeli and other forms of Jew-
ish music.
The luncheon will also pay
tribute to five distinguished
Morse Geriatric Drawing;
Committee Announced

"People who contribute $100
or more to this year's drawing
do so for two reasons: they
know their contribution will
support the Women's Auxili-
ary's $500,000 commitment to
the Morse Geriatric Center's
much-needed expansion, plus
it's a small amount to invest
for an opportunity to take a
$20,000 Mediterranean
Sylvia Berman, President of
the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center's Women's Auxiliary,
made the foregoing observa-
tion in announcing that Esther
Rapoport and Honey Plisskin
are responsible for coordinat-
ing drawing ticket distribution
and accounting for income for
the organizations Fourth
Annual Gala drawing.
First prize in this year's
drawing is a two-week Medi-
terranean cruise on the soon-
to-be-launched Seabourn
Pride. Second prize is a nine-
day Trans-Atlantic cruise to
Lisbon on the Royal Cruise
Lines' newest luxury liner,
Crown Odyssey. The third
place winner will receive din-
ners for four at five Palm
Beach Restaurants:
Cafe L'Europe, Le Monagas-
ique, Providencia, La Sirena
j (Marcello's) and the Palm Res-
taurant at the Towers.
Berman explained, "Draw-
ing contributions have become
increasingly important to our
fund-raising efforts because
the Gala dinner dance is
always a sell-out, and we are
limited to only 550 seats for
that affair. Raising more funds
means we need more drawing
ticket contributors."
the Breakers. Drawing win-
ners need not be present to
Flo Stuart and Marilyn Zel-
nick are co-chairing the Gala
dinner dance.
For information about the
drawing and the Gala, call
Carole Farrington at the Cen-
ter, 471-5111.
Esther Rapoport
Honey Plisskin
Campaign Chairs
The drawing is conducted
= during the annual Gala, set
this year for December 18, at
Continued from Page 1
ren's Council, Co-Chair of the
Agency Admissions Commit-
tee of the United Way and a
member of the Rotary Club. In
1984, he received the prestig-
ious Young Leadership Award
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County and the
Volunteer Service Award of
the United Way.
In her position as Associate
Campaign Chair and liaison to
the Affiliate Council, Helen
Hoffman will be a strong
resource for the Affiliate Cam-
paign Leadership. Her wide
experience and knowledge in a
variety of areas makes her a
great asset to the 1989 Cam-
Among her responsibilities
will be to help organize mini-
missions to beneficiary agen-
cies and speak at affiliate
committee meetings on alloca-
tions and the general services
provided through the Jewish
Federation. In addition, she
will work with leadership to
encourage up-grade solicita-
tions as well as participate in
community-wide events.
Currently, Mrs. Hoffman is
Co-Chair of the National Jew-
ish Community Relations
Advisory Council (NJCRAC)
Commission on Church and
State. She is also a past mem-
ber of the Board of Directors
of the Jewish Federation and
past President of the local
chapter of the American Jew-
ish Committee.
Mark Levy has been an
active participant in this com-
munity for many years. He is
currently Assistant Treasurer
of the Jewish Federation and
Al Effrat
Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum
members of Village Royale on
the Green in honor of 15 years
of dedicated support of the
UJA/Federation Campaign.
For more information,
please call Fran Witt, Boynton
Beach Office, Jewish Federa-
tion, 737-0746.
Century Village:
Columbus Appointed
Chair; First Contribution
The Century Village UJA/
Jewish Federation Campaign
is at the starting gate and
Area Coordinators were given
the go ahead when they
received their pledge cards
during a breakfast on Thurs-
day, Nov. 17.
During the breakfast,
Somerset resident, Ada
Columbus, was appointed as
the first woman Co-Chair in
Century Village. She will join
Co-Chairs Nat Cohen and Sam
Wadler. Also announced were
two significant gifts made to
the Campaign by May LeVine
of Century Village and an
anonymous donor.
Ms. Columbus has been a
volunteer for Jewish and non-
Jewish causes all her life.
Since she moved to Palm
Beach County from Manhattan
Beach, N.Y., 15 years ago, she
has worked for the UJA/
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County Campaign. She
is also involved with Hadassah,
B'nai B'rith and the Palm
Beach Opera.
"I feel my obligation as a
Jew is to put Israel first," said
Mrs. Columbus. If we have
Israel, we'll have everything
else." Mrs. Columbus also said
it's important that she's the
first woman Co-Chair. "We
need more women co-chairs
because we have so many sig-
nificant women living in Cen-
tury Village. Both men and
women need to acknowledge
more fully their obligations to
(L-r) Sam Wadler, MayLeVine, Nat Cohen
sits on the Board of Directors
of the Jewish Community Dav
School. *
As Associate Campaign
Chair, Levy will oversee all
general community-wide
events. Specifically, these will
include the $1,200 and $5,000
Campaign dinner events. In
addition, Levy's goals are to
help promote the high-quality
of this year's events and work
towards more face-to-face sol-
Levy's past involvements
include serving on the
National United Jewish
Appeal Young Leadership
Cabinet and as Super Sunday
Co-Chair. Three years ago, he
received the "Young Leader-
ship Award" which is the
highest award given to young
leaders who demonstrate com-
mitment and dedication on
behalf of the community.
Marvin Rosen arrived in the
Palm Beaches four years ago,
and has immersed himself in
Continued on Page 7

Affiliate Council
Friday, December 2, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3

Lee and Irving Mazer
Continued from Page 1
rapidly expanding community.
He emphasized that success-
ful Federation campaigns have
been reflected by the success
of the affiliate campaigns.
"The affiliate's role," he said,
"has been an integral part of
our development as a com-
munity." Last year affiliate
campaigns raised almost two
million dollars.
Irving Mazer, General
Campaign Chairperson, re-
viewed his endorsement of a
minimum $10 million goal for
the 1989 Campaign with the
Affiliate Council. He pointed
out, however, that successful
campaigning starts with the
willingness of leadership to
increase their own gifts and to
be solicited face-to-face.
"The Council will try to inte-
grate all the affiliates in the
future and build a total sense
of community," said Mrs.
Helen Hoffman, Associate
Campaign Chairperson.
Hoffman. "Our goal is to
develop more communities
that will hopefully be as suc-
cessful as these have been."
(L-r): Irving Mazer, General Campaign Chair, Helen
Sodowick, David Goldberg, Campaign Chair, Indian
Springs, Lillian Goldberg, Doug Kleiner, Assoc. Dir.
Jewish Federation, Sybil Fredkove, Arnold Hoffman.
(L-r): Betty Brenner, Agnes Strasser, Tom Strasser, Gala
Chairman, Hunters Run, David Ginsburg, Campaign Co-Chair,
Eastpointe, Elaine Ginsburg.
Sitting (l-r): Jeffrey Klein, Executive Director, Jewish Federa-
tion, Bernard Weinstein, Campaign Chair, Lands of the Presi-
dent, Rhoda Weinstein, Co^hair, Lands of the President, Bernie
Weiner, Campaign Chair, Hunters RunlPacesetter, Rhoda
Weiner, Campaign Chair, Hunters Run, Debbie Hammer,
Campaign Associate, Fred Brenner, Campaign Chair, Hunters
Run, Betty Brenner; standing: Helen Hoffman. Attending but not
pictured, Jerome Grossman, Campaign Co-Chair, Lands of the
President, Edith Grossman.
The Jewish Family and
Children's Service is opening a
branch office in Century Vil-
lage in the Village Market
Place, West Palm Beach.
On Thursday, Dec. 15 at 4:30
p.m., a mezuzah mounting cer-
emony will be held at the new
office, 5037 Okeechobee Blvd.
A tour of the site will also be
given, with local entertain-
ment and refreshments.
The branch office is being
established to provide direct-
case management services to
the areas of Century Village
and Golden Lakes. Three full-
time professionals will be on
staff. The new offices will also
set up a Telephone Reassur-
ance Program for seniors in
the area in conjunction with
the National Council of Jewish
Women. The number in the
new office is 640-8100. Or call
the main office of the JF & CS,
684-1991, for more infor-
Morse Hosts
Support Group
The Joseph L. Morse Geria-
tric Center in West Palm
Beach continues to host a free
Alzheimer's Support Group
meeting the third Tuesday of
each month. The meetings are
for the caretakers of victims of
the disease. Elsa Benson of the
Alzheimer Disease and
Related Disorders Association
serves as the group's facili-
tator. The Morse Geriatric
Center is located at 4847 Fred
Gladstone Drive, which is one
mile south of 45th Street on
Haver hill, or two miles north
of Okeechobee Blvd. on Haver-
hill. For more information, call
Benson at 478-3120.
Hadassah Art Exhibit
Florida Atlantic Region of
Hadassah Art Exhibit at
Dreher Park, Sunday Nov. 13,
featured talented work,
judged by Gaye Wolfe, and
David Edgar of the Armory
School and Visual Arts Center.
The exhibition, open to the
public, was coordinated by Bea
(Mrs. Sidney) Brosse, and the
Region Membership team. Pic-
tured are Dorothy Mofson
Kaye, Past President; Edith
Ellison, Winter Residents; Bea
Siller, Life Membership; Mae
Podwal, re-enrollment; Libby
Schwart, Transfer; Bea Brosse
and Claire Braun, President of
the Region.
Background: Dorothy Mofson Kaye, third place winner in
Weaving; Foreground: Gaye Wolfe and David Edgar, art exhibit
"Your Direct
To Our
and Referral
A Program of Jewish Federation
and Jewish Family Children's Service
of Palm Beach County.
**j$$& Mark Your Calendar 4&3E2&*
Announces a Meeting on
You are invited to attend an interesting forum on current tax saving
opportunities available in charitable transactions
Chairman: Erwin H. Blonder
Chairman, Endowment Committee, and
Former President, Jewish Federation
Moderator: Arnold J. Hoffman, Esq.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Speakers: Leonard J. Adler, Esq.
Shapiro & Bregman
Michael A. Lampert, Esq.
Jacobson, Berkowitz & Lampert
Barbara K. Sommers, CPA
Ernst & Whinney
4:00 P.M. to 6 P.M., Monday, December 5, 1988
Place: Royce Hotel, Atrium Room
1601 Belvedere Road (corner Belevedere & Australian)
West Palm Beach, Florida
Question and Answer Period, and Refreshments
...No Charge, No Solicitation...
Inquiries should go to: Edward Baker
Endowment Director
(407) 832-2120

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 2, 1988
Shamir Takes Note
Unprecedented reaction, in both the United
States and in Israel, to the ramifications of the
recent Knesset elections in Israel appear to
have had some impact on Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir.
A combination of a visit to the Jewish state
by several Congressmen and a strong state-
ment by more than 25 Jewish organizations
brought home the point to Shamir that Ameri-
can Jewry is overwhelmingly opposed to any
change in the Law of Return.
A change of the "Who Is a Jew?" definition
is vehemently opposed not only by leaders and
members of the Reform and Conservative
Movements of American Judaism but by the
large number of secular Jews in this country.
And in Israel itself, President Chaim Herzog
went out of his way to notify Shamir that
there was a spontaneous call by thousands of
Israelis to form a government which would not
yield to pressure from the ultra-orthodox
parties on the Law of Return.
Taking the position of junior partner would
undoubtedly ease the pressure on Shamir from
the religious bloc. But it also would strengthen
the position of the right as the majority in
Israel, although the election resulted in a
deadlock between left and right.
While all of the protestations of American
and Israeli Jews bear careful attention, they
should not be used to indicate a lessening of
support for the State of Israel on the part of
either the United States or of its Jewish
Veiled threats to withold aid to Israel are
not helpful to anyone.
Since the Law of Return was one of the
foundations for the independence of a modern
Israel, it is the business of Jews everywhere as
to its implementation.
Just as clearly, though, it is the business of
the people of Israel to choose their own form
of government through democratic processes.
Certainly a change in the election system to
eliminate the over-stated role of minor parties
would be welcome, but that too is the province
of Israelis.
Fortunately, the leaders of Labor and Likud
have demonstrated in their virtually identical
responses to the ambiguous declarations of the
PLO relative to "recognizing" Israel that they
place country above party.
American Jewry then should make its senti-
ments known, but not permit expressions of
deep concern to be used by those who would
weaken the strength of America's commit-
ment to the State of Israel, its people, its
institutions and its ongoing role as the center
for the ingathering of the Jewish people.
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Repairing a Broken World
Tikkun olam the repair
and healing of the brokenness
of the world.
If there is a single, predomi-
nant ideal which animates the
whole of Jewish trdition, it is
that of tikkun olam.
Translating that central
Jewish value into daily reality
has taken on on some remarka-
ble and wonderful forms.
A relatively young Jewish
organization, the American
Jewish World Service, has
been modestly but effectively
working to relieve human suf-
fering hunger, illness, pov-
erty in famine and drought-
ridden countries in Africa,
Asia, and Latin America.
The brainchild of industrial-
ist Larry Phillips, and former
Oxfam development expert
Larry Simon, World Service
has begun to provide a proud
and identifiable Jewish pres-
ence in the Third World, side-
by-side with major Christian
and other voluntary group pre-
Israeli desert agricultural
experts have been working
closely with World Service
professionals to provide devel-
opment know-how that has
already relieved much hunger
and tragedy.
The intention of both Israel
and World Service has been
humanitarian, but there are
clear signs that its program
has begun to win much good
will among masses of people
who have been helped.
There are other such
humane undertakings carried
out by the impressive Ameri-
can Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee, and on the domes-
tic front, Mazon, among
others. I will write more about
them in a later column.
It is simply reassuring to
know that among many caring
Jews, tikkun olam means
something genuinely rede-
mptive in the world, and is
more than a pious liturgical
19th-century Dutch
Synagogue Rededicated
135-year-old synagogue in the
village of Meerssen, which was
converted to prosaic uses after
the Nazis decimated its con-
gregation, is once more func-
tioning as a house of worship
and "a house of learning."
It has also become a point of
contention between the Ortho-
dox and Liberal (Reform) Jew-
ish communities in Holland.
On Oct. 1, the first bar mitz-
vah in 75 years was celebrated
there. The synagogue was for-
mally dedicated as a "House of
Learning," where Christians
and occasionally Jews study
the Jewish roots of the New
Meerssen is located near
Maastricht in southeastern
Netherlands. Some years ago,
its mayor organized a commit-
tee to restore the building,
which was gutted by fire in
Money raised in subsidies
from government and private
donors helped restore the
building, but furnishings and
Torahs are still lacking.
That did not prevent a Brit-
ish couple living in Holland
from celebrating the B'nai
mitzvah of their twin sons,
Scott and Lee Collins, at the
Meerssen shul. The Collins
belong to the Liberal Jewish
congregation in the neighbor-
ing province of Brabant.
A Liberal rabbi, David Lil-
lenthal of Amsterdam, offici-
ated. That drew a protest from
the Orthodox rabbi of the
Utrecht district, which
includes southern Limburg.
He objected because the
Meerssen synagogue was orig-
inally Orthodox. He accused
Rabbi Lilienthal of violating
the Sabbath by driving to the
service and desecrating the
Torah by transporting it by car
on the Sabbath.
The Meerssen synagogue
seems likely to survive these
contretemps. It was founded
in 1853 when 1,340 Jewish
families lived in Meerssen, a
large number for so small a
The reason was that neigh-
boring Maastricht forbade
Jews to live there.
Reagan Receives Wiesenthal Award
Friday, December 2,1988
Volume 14
23 KISLEV 5749
Number 39
Looking back 50 years on the
horrors of Kristallnacht in
Nazi Germany, President Rea-
gan pledged his country's vigi-
lance "in the battle against
those who would follow
Hitler's example" and
declared that. Americans
"have no better friends than
the people of Israel."
In a departure from his pre-
pared text, Reagan announced
that he will shortly sign legis-
lation which will finally allow
American participation in the
international convention
against genocide.
Reagan's remarks were fre-
quently interrupted by
extended applause from 2,000
supporters of the Simon Wie-
senthal Center, who were at a
dinner to mark Wiesenthal's
80th birthday and to confer the
center's 1988 Humanitarian
Award on the president.
Reagan used the occasion to
reiterate the need for a strong
U.S. defense posture. "The
fact is that a strong Israel
depends on a strong Amer-
ica," he said.

Ex-Nazi Appeals Deportation
NEW YORK (JTA) Accused Nazi collaborator Kon-
rads Kalejs filed an appeal Monday with the U.S. Immigra-
tion Court in Chicago against a deportation order.
Kalejs is appealing a Nov. 1 decision by immigration
Judge Anthony Petrone, who ruled that Kalejs be sent back
to Australia, where he is a citizen.
Kalejs served as a company commander in the Arais
Kommando, a Nazi execution squad in Latvia during World
War II, according to the Justice Department's Office of
Special Investigations, which brought the case against
A native of Latvia, Kalejs now resides in Winnetka, HI.,
and has a residence in St. Petersburg, Fla. He came to this
country from Australia in 1959, concealing his wartime
activities from U.S. immigration officials.
Israeli Life Expectancy Higher
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israelis are living longer.
According to figures in the new statistical yearbook to be
published shortly, there has been a two-year increase in the
life expectancy of Jews in Israel during the past decade.
The rate for non-Jews rose more sharply, though it still
lags slightly below Jewish life expectancy.
In 1986, Jewish males in Israel had a statistical life
expectancy of 73.2 years and Israeli Jewish women of 76.8
In the non-Jewish population, life expectancy for men
was 72.2 years and 75 years for women.
Athens Postpones Extradition
ATHENS (JTA) The Supreme Court has postponed a
decision to extradite Mohammed Rashid, a Palestinian
wanted in the United States for alleged aerial terrorism.
Judge Panayotis Theodoropoulos, who presides over the
criminal section, said that the court needs more evidence
before it can rule on the American extradition request.
Rashid is held responsible for a bomb explosion aboard a
Pan American airliner on a flight to Hawaii in 1982, in
which one passenger was killed and several injured.
Rosenne To Head Israel Bonds
NEW YORK (JTA) Meir Rosenne, former Israeli
ambassador to the United states, will head the worldwide
Israel Bond Organization beginning Jan. 1, according to
David Hermelin of Detroit, international chairman, and
Julian Venezky of Peoria, 111., chairman of the board of
The two Israel Bond leaders said that Rosenne was
recommended for the position by the Finance Ministry of
ISrael, and that the formal elections will take place at the
next meeting of the organization's board of directors.
Koor Plans Thousands Of Layoffs
TEL AVIV (JTA) Rescuing the giant Histadrut-owned
Koor industrial complex from bankruptcy will cost 6,000 to
7,000 jobs over the next two years, according to news
reports here.
The planned layoffs reportedly are a key element of the
economic and financial recovery plan Koor submitted to the
Finance Ministry and the Israeli banks that are its largest
But Chaim Haberfeld, head of Histadrut's trade union
department, disputed the job loss figure. He said the
number of layoffs in the first year of the recovery plan
would be "closer to 2,000."
Koor, the largest single employer in Israel and one of the
country's major exporters, estimates a loss of about $140
million in 1988. But it forecasts a return to the black by
Sara Lee Buys Into Israeli Firm
TEL AVIV (JTA) Sara Lee, the giant Chicago-based
producer of frozen cakes, pies and other processed foods
has just acquired a 25.1 percent stake in Delta-Galil
Industries Ltd., Israel's largest manufacturer of under-
It paid $16.7 million for the share and won 11.51 percent
of Delta voting rights. Under the agreement, Sara Lee has
a five-year option to buy another $18.7 million worth of the
Israeli firm.
Friday, December 2, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Nazi Memorabilia Parties
Draw Wrath___________
case of the Nazi-fancier of
"Glitter Gulch" has taken on
national ramifications.
Ralph Engelstad, owner of
the Imperial Palace, a 2,700-
room casino hotel on the Las
Vegas strip, allegedly holds
parties to celebrate Hitler's
birthday and his personal col-
lection of Nazi-era memora-
bilia said to be worth millions.
Hotel employees are invited
or coerced to attend, it has
been charged.
The University of North
Dakota, in Bismark, having
learned of this, was reported
last week to be pondering
whether to rename the sports
stadium it named for Engel-
stad, who has given millions to
its hockey program over the
years, and to return his latest
$5 million gift.
In New York, The Work-
men's Circle, whose members
include thousands of Holocaust
survivors, sent a letter to
Engelstad last week asking for
"an apology immediately" for
the anguish caused by his
annual Hitler birthday fetes.
The Workmen's Circle dis-
missed Engelstad's disclaimer
that the festivities, complete
with Nazi regalia, were just a
In Washington, the United
States Holocaust Memorial
Museum was less than im-
pressed by Engelstad's offer
to donate his Nazi collection.
Sam Eskenazi, public affairs
director of the museum, said
the institution searches for
Holocaust-related artifacts
from liberators and survivors.
The material offered by the
casino owner doesn't qualify,
he told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency in a recent telephone
Meanwhile, in Las Vegas,
Jewish organizations that had
planned to hold events at the
Imperial Palace were reported
to be cancelling them.
The Imperial Palace was
picketed last month by the
Jewish Defense League while
a score of Skinheads goose-
stepped and gave the Nazi
salute nearby.
Skinheads are violence-
prone, shaven-headed rough-
necks who admire Hitler and
spout Nazi slogans. They have
rallied in Engelstad's behalf.
The casino owner himself is
said to be under scrutiny by
the Nevada Gaming Control
Board over allegations he
ordered the destruction of
hotel records and other docu-
ments involved in a civil suit.
Eskanazi told JTA he was
Continued on Page 7
of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
A previous column on insurance provided an overview of the use of life insurance in
charitable giving. It explained some of the benefits of gifting new and existing life
insurance policies to the Jewish Federation. It was noted that a charitable deduction
can be taken for the premiums paid on the donated insurance policy and the death
benefit is payable to the Federation free of probate costs, income and estate taxes.
This column will briefly discuss two additional charitable uses of life insurance.
Assigning Annual Dividends. Some existing life insurance policies provide for the
payment of an annual dividend to the policy owner. Assigning the dividends to the
Federation is a way to obtain an income tax deduction and make a current gift to the
Life Insurance Charitable Trust. The life insurance charitable trust is a method
where the donor can make a substantial gift to the Federation, and also provide for
lifetime income for the donor's spouse or other loved one.
To implement this trust, the donor gifts one or more life insurance policies to a
charitable remainder unitrust. The trust agreement specifies that the beneficiary
receives the lesser of a fixed percentage of the value of the trust each year during their
lifetime or the available income from the trust. At the death of the beneficiary, the
trust ends and the balance of the trust is available to the Federation.
If the income of the trust is less than the fixed amount specified, the trust
agreement can provide that this deficiency be made up in future years. Therefore, the
beneficiary may actually receive significantly more income after the donor's death
than the fixed percentage specified in the trust.
There are also many tax advantages. A portion (based on IRS Tables) of each
premium payment should be tax deductible. In addition, the income received by the
beneficiary after the donor's death can be tax free if the trust invests in tax exempt
In conclusion, there are many advantages to utilizing life insurance in your
charitable giving. Contact the Endowment Department of the Jewish Federation or
your tax advisor for further information on these or other tax-favored charitable
giving methods.
please call: Edward Baker
Endowment Director
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
501 South Flagler Drive, Suite 305
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone: (407)832-2120
Thanks to Michael Lamped, Esq., Jacobson, Berkowitz & Lamped, P.A. for preparing this material.
This is a summary ot certain tax matters only. Each circumstance is different and the alternative
minimum tax may apply. Please contact your attorney, tax advisor or the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County for further details.
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County Endowment Fund
Yes. I am Interested in the Endowment Program. Please send me Information
D Letter of Intent ? Charitable Reminder Trust
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Continued from Page 1
however, prompted support
from Dr. Gerald Baptist of the
Montreal General Hospital.
Together with Dr. Baptist,
they formed the International
Group on Cancer, which was
comprised of six refuseniks
including Ben Charny.
In October of 1986, a press
conference was held at the
New England Medical Center
to help publicize the condition
of the six refuseniks. Due to
the strong efforts by Leon
Charny, the conference turned
out to be a great success.
Correspondents from the New
York Times, The Washington
Post and other important
newspapers attended and the
public was made aware of the
plight of these refuseniks. The
next day, Leon was flown to
New York and appeared on
"Good Morning America."
From there, came meetings
with senators, Secretary of
State Schultz and several
members of the White House
staff. These government offi-
cials as well as several Jewish
organizations were instrumen-
tal in Chamy's release.
Almost two years later, in
July 1988, Benjamin and Yad-
viga flew to Boston to start
their new life. They were
greeted at Logan Airport by
Leon, their daughter Anna
Charny-Blank, Kitty Dukakis,
Mass. Gov. Dukakis' wife and
Senators Edward Kennedy
and John Kerry. There were
also hundreds of well-wishers.
Speaking to the crowd, Charny
and his brother renewed the
cry for the federal government
to continue to work to free
other Soviet refuseniks.
Today, Ben Charny works in
Boston for the release of his
fellow refuseniks. He keeps in
touch with many people still in
the Soviet Union and speaks
before many organizations and
temples on their behalf. His
health is also improving as a
result of extensive treatment
at the New England Medical
Doug Mishkin
Included in the program will
also be Doug Mishkin, a U.S.
attorney and prominent Soviet
Jewry Activist who will lead
songs to set the tone of the
rally. Midrasha students will
lead the "Light of Freedom"
ceremony which will symbolize
the struggle of the refuseniks.
For more information, con-
tact Mark Mendel, Director,
Young Adult Division, Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
B'nai B'rith Women, Olam
Chapter, announces their
annual "Gift of Love" lunch-
eon to benefit their Children's
Home in Israel, a unique drug-
free treatment center, known
throughout the world, giving a
new beginning to emotionally
disturbed boys.
Each year the chapter hon-
ors a woman in the community
who has made an outstanding
contribution of service to
humanity as well as to our
community. This year on Mon-
day, January 16, 1989 at the
Palm Beach Polo and Country
Club, the honoree will be San-
dra Goldberg.
Mrs. Goldberg's name is syn-
onymous with being the most
visible local advocate for Jew-
ish Soviet refuseniks who have
been denied permission to emi-
grate. In her capacity as Chair-
man of the Jewish Federa-
tion's Soviet Jewry Task
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Who Is A Jew?
Continued from Page 1
to lobby against the "Who Is a
Jew" amendment. The Ameri-
cans made little headway with
Premier Yitzhak Shamir. He
told them that their concerns
are exaggerated.
Shamir promised the ultra-
Orthodox parties swift pas-
sage of the amendment in
return for their participation
in a Likud-led coalition govern-
But Likud is clearly divided
over the issue. Likud Cabinet
Minister Moshe Katsav tried
to convince the Americans
that the amendment would
help stem the tide of assimila-
tion through intermarriage.
Katsav believes intermarriage
will destroy Diaspora Jewry in
a few decades.
But not all of his party col-
leagues take such an apocalyp-
tic view. Sarah Doron, the only
woman in Likud's 40-member
Knesset faction, told the
American visitors she would
oppose the amendment.
Two members of Likud's
Liberal wing, Yitzhak Modai
and Uriel Lynn, also took a
negative view of the measure.
Meir Sheetrit, a former
Likud Knesset member, now
treasurer of the Jewish
Agency, has been waging a
campaign against the amend-
ment. He has warned in media
interviews of the grave finan-
cial and political repercussions
it would inevitably have on
American Jewish support of
Leon (Arye) Dulzin, another
former Liberal leader and a
former chairman of the World
Zionist Organization-Jewish
Agency Executive, told the
Jerusalem Post that the
amendment would gravely
damage Israel's ties with the
The National Religious
Party is also split on the issue.
Both the party leader, Profes-
sor Avner Shaki, and its
secretary-general, Rabbi Yitz-
hak Levy, have long advocated
the "Who Is a Jew" amend-
ment and their support is said
to be firm.
NRP moderates, however,
are urging the party to back
off from its support, echoing
the stance of the Religious
Council of America.
The second thoughts among
some elements of the religious
bloc and the lack of solid sup-
port in Likud have prompted
political observers to wonder
whether Shamir can afford to
take the measure to the Knes-
set and risk its defeat.
In that case, he could tell the
religious extremists he did his
best and hope they would not
secede from the government
he is trying to form.
Continued from Page 5
visited recently by Alan Hil-
burg, representing Engelstad,
who showed him a folder de-
scribing posters, daggers and
flags, and a few photographs
too small to identify.
He said the museum wasn't
interested but asked for futher
descriptions for the informa-
tion of its collections and
acquisition committee when it
meets in December.
Friday, December 2, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Tabor Named
Hadassah Consultant
Joan Tabor has been named
Field Consultant for the Flor-
ida Atlantic Region of Hadas-
sah, President Claire Braun
announced. Recognizing the
area's growth potential as a
major center of Jewish life in
the United States, Hadassah
was chosen Palm Beach
County as the location for a
pilot project for community
outreach and leadership devel-
Tabor was formerly the
Director of Singles' Programs
at the Levis Jewish Commun-
ity Center in Boca Raton.
Campaign Chairs
Continued from Page 2
the work of the Jewish com-
munity. This year he is an
Associate Campaign Chair of
the Jewish Federation and has
been a Vice-President for the
past two years.
Since arriving in the Palm
Beaches, Rosen has been a
member of the board of the
Jewish Community Day
School, serving as Vice Presi-
dent, Treasurer and President,
as well as the board of the
Jewish Community Center,
and the Jewish Federation.
As Associate Campaign
Chair, Rosen will oversee the
Federation Board and Benefic-
iary Agency Campaigns. Pre-
viously from Detroit, MI,
Rosen is a Managing Partner
in the law firm of Honigman,
Miller, Schwartz and Cohn. He
received his B.A., J.D. and
M.B.A. from Columbia Univer-
sity in New York City and a
Bachelor of Hebrew Letters
from the Jewish Theological
In 1987, Rosen received the
Palm Beach County Jewish
Federation Young Leadership
"We have outstanding
Associate Campaign leader-
ship this year, said Irving
Mazer, Campaign Chair. "I
look forward to working with
each of them and have no
doubt that with their experi-
ence and dedication this com-
munity will be able to achieve
its goal of $10 million for the
1989 Campaign."
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Ma'Oz Tsur
Ma-oz tsur y'shu'ahti,
l'ha-na-eh l'ska-be-ah,
Ti-kon bet t'fi-la-ti
v'sham to-dah n'za-be-ah.
L'et ta-hin mat-bei-ach
mi-tsar ha-m'na-bei-ach.
Az eg-mor b'shir miz-mor,
ha-nu-kat ha-miz-bei-ach
Rock of Ages Chanukah Song Book
Rock of Ages, let our song
Praise Thy saving power; <
Thou amidst the raging foes,
Wast our shelt'ring tower
Furious they assailed us,
But Thine arm availed us.
And Thy word broke their sword
When our own strength failed us.
Children of the steadfast faith,
Whether free or fettered,
Wake the echoes of the songs
Where ye may be scattered.
Yours the message cheering
That the time is nearing
Which will see all men free.
Tyrants disappearing.
S'vi-von, sov, sov, sov,
Ha-nu-kah hu hag tov!
Ha-nu-kah hu hag tov!
S'vi-von, sov, sov, sov.
Hag sim-ha hu la-am,
neis ga-dol ha-ya sham.
Neis ga-dol ha-ya sham.
Hag sim-ha hu la-am.
Ha-nu-ka, Ha-nu-ka, hag
ya-fe kol kah,
Or ha-viv mi-sa-viv,
gil l'ye-led rah.
Ha-nu-ka, Ha-nu-
ka, s'vi'von sov, sov,
Sov, sov, sov, sov, sov, sov,
ma na-im va-tov.
Who Can Retell?
Who can retell the things
that befell us?
Who can count them?
In every age a hero or sage
came to our aid.
Hark! In days of yore in
Israel's ancient land,
Brave Maccabeus led the
faithful band.
But now all Israel must as
one arise,
Redeem itself thru deed
and sacrifice.
Lighting The Chanukah Candles
As you face the Chanukah
Menorah, place the first candle
on your right; subsequent can-
dles are added to the left.
Light the Shamash, take it in
your hand and say:
Baruch atah adonai elohenu
melech ha-olam asher kidshanu
b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu I'hadlik
ner shel hanukkah.
Blessed are You, Lord our
God, King of the Universe,
Who blessed us with the com-
mandments and commanded
us to kindle the Chanukah
We would like to
thank the
Temple Judea
Religious School
and the
Jewish Community
Day School
for graciously
providing most
of the Chanukah
Candle Lighting Customs
During Chanukah we read
from the Torah and say special
prayers in the synagogue. But
the most important holiday
ceremony is at home, where
Jewish families light and bless
the Chanukah candles each
There are certain rules for
lighting the Menorah.
The Chanukah menorah
called the Chanukiyah
should be lit at sunset when
the stars appear, and placed in
front of a window, if possible,
so that people passing by can
see the candles burning and
tell what night of Chanukah it
The Chanukah lights are for
us to enjoy. They are not to be
used for anything, even to
light another light. That is why
we have a special candle the
shamash or helping candle
which we use to light the
You need 44 candles for all
eight nights. On the first night
we light the shamash plus one,
on the second night, the sha-
mash plus two, and so on.
The Chanukah candles
should be in an even row. No
candle should be higher than
any other candle, except for
the shamash.
Candles should be lined up
from right to left. But the last
candle added is the first one
lit, and the lighting continues
from left to right.
Chanukah candles should
burn for at least half an hour.
You should not do any regular
work (not even homework!)
while they are burning. Just
relax and have fun.
In some families it is the
custom for everyone to light
his or her own Chanukiyah. In
other families, the parents and
children take turns lighting
the candles.
Because the menorah in the
Temple was lit with oil, many
families today light special oil
menorahs. Although any oil
may be used, a favorite is olive
On Shabbat, you light the
Chanukah candles before you
light the Shabbat candles. If
you have a Havdallah service
at home at the end of Shabbat,
Chanukah candles should be lit
Baruch atah adonai elohenu
melech ha-olam she'asah nisim
la-avotaynu ba-yamin ha-hem
bazman hazeh.
Blessed are You, Lord our
God, King of the Universe,
Who worked miracles for our
ancestors in long-ago days, at
this season.
On the first night of Chanu-
kah, a third blessing is also
Baruch atah adonai elohenu
melech ha-olam
sheheheyanu v'kiye manu v'hi-
gi-anu lazman hazeh.
Blessed are You, Lord our
God, King of the universe, who
has kept us alive and strong
and brought us to this season.
Light the candles. The new
candle is always kindled first.
Then say:
We kindle these lights on
account of the miracles, the
rescuing deeds, the wars You
carried out for our fathers
through the hands of Your
holy priests. And throughout
all of these eight Chanukah
days these lights are holy and
we are not permitted to make
use of them, only to look at
them, in order to give praise to
Your Name for Your Miracles,
for Your rescuing deeds, and
for Your marvelous acts.
From Chanukah's Kitchen
Inoreditnts: (Doughnuts)
3/4 c. orange juice or water
1/4 lb. margarine
4 Tbs. sugar
2 pkg. dry yeast
3 c. flour
2 eggs, beaten
Dash of salt
Combine orange juice, margarine and sugar and heat until
margarine melts. Cool to lukewarm and add yeast. Stir un
dissolved. Combine all ingredients and mix. Kneld until smS
(You may need to add more flour.) Place dough in greased bowi
and cover. Let nse ,r> a warm spot for a half hour. Punchdown
Shape small pieces of dough into balls, rings or braids. Cover and
let rise another half hour. Deep fry in hot oil. Drain. Put a few
Oh Chanukah
Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanu-
Come light the menorah
Let's have a party
We'll all dance the Horah
Gather round the table
We'll give you a treat
Spinning tops to play with
and lathes to eat.
And while we are playing
The candles are burning
One for each night they
shed a sweet light.
To remind us of days long
Mi Y'maleil?
3ft h'ma-lail g'vu-rot Yis-
O-tan mi yim-ne?
Wain b 'hoi dor ya-kum ha-
gi-bor go-ail ha-am.
Sh'ma! Ba-ya-mim ha-
heim ba-z'man ha-ze
Ma-ka-bi mo-shi-a u-fo-deh
U-v'yasmei-nu kol am Yis-
yxt-a-hexd ya-kum I'hirga-
. eil.

"giving over" something to the
purpose for which it was
another name for Chanukah
name of Hebvrew month in
which Chanukah comes
name given to Yehudah and his
name of family to which Matit-
yahu and his descendants
against whom the Maccabees
Jews who imitated Greeks
the Temple
The Everlasting Light which
burned in Temple
the nine-branched candela-
brum used on Chanukah
word generally used for above
in Israfl
the candle used to light the
kindling the lights
prayer (and song) recited after
lighting the candles
song closing the candle-lighting
special Chanukah prayer giv-
ing the story of the holiday in
Psalms of praise to God
Dreidel (Yiddish name), Chan-
ukah top
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Friday, December 2, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
The Festival of Lights
What Chanukah Isn't
my little brother Danny was
five years old, he begged my
parents for a Christmas tree.
It was out of the question.
Still, that December, my old-
est brother and I drove Danny
around in the evenings, rubber-
necking around the well-to-do
Christian suburbs, seeing lawn
decorations pulsed the bright-
est like jewels, like winter
fireflies and in whose pic-
ture window stood the best
When Christmas was over
that year, we older kids, walk-
ing home from Hebrew school,
spotted one of the neighbor's
Christmas trees lying in the
Excited, we hauled it over
our backs and dragged it home
for Danny. But as he stood
looking down at it in the dirty
backyard snow, we saw the
tree suddenly for what it really
was: a bedraggled, dried-up
old thing, its tinsel gimp and
spindly, its needles a dark
ocher. It was lying in mud. It
was (we recognized abruptly)
dead. Danny cried.
Several years later, when I
was in high school in Prin-
ceton, N.J., the headmaster
agreed (it was an ecumenical
year) to give us Jewish kids
"equal time" during the
Christmas assembly.
All week long we made holly
wreaths and pomander balls
for sale by the women's club;
we decorated a two-story-high
blue spruce tree in the school
lobby; and we sang Handel and
Pergolesi and Bach.
At the end of the week came
the assembly. I climbed on to
the stage for the Chanukah
segment of the program, hav-
ing already sung "Gottes Sohn
1st Kommen" with the madri-
gals, recited a moving piece of
Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
with my English class, and
passed out delicious pfeffer-
nusse and speculatius cookies
with the Key Club.
I looked at the traditional
Chanukah cookies I was hand-
ing out (shaped, ostensibly,
like the shields of Maccabean
soldiers and smeared with
coarse, neon-blue sugar) and,
suddenly, like with Danny's
Christmas tree, I saw them for
the first time.
They were banal, standard-
ized, stupid. They were the
most moronic holiday cookies I
had ever seen. They tasted like
pasteboard this I knew
but for the first time in my life,
I registered this as a negative
Then, with the four-part har-
monized rendition of "he was
despised, despised and re-
jected, rejected of men, a man
of sorrows ..." still ringing in
my ears, I opened my mouth to
sing: "I had a little dreydl. I
made it out of clay. And when
it's dry and ready, Oh dreydl I
will play."
The performance over, I hid
in one of the dressing rooms.
Chanukah was never meant
to compete with Christmas.
Historically, it is utterly a
minor holiday. The Mishna
does not mention it. The
"Books of the Maccabees" are
excluded from the Jewish
Josephus, the Palestinian
historian of the first century,
scarcely knows that the holi-
day is: "The festival is called
'Lights,' he writes uncertainly,
"because the free practice of
our religion was to us like a
rising day of light."
In the Talmud, Chanukah is
mentioned only once, passing,
by one of the dotty, rather
abstracted rabbis, who asks,
"What is Chanukah?" as if he
hadn't a clue.
But it occured to me in high
school, as I sat by myself on a
bench in a darkening dressing
room at the back of an audito-
rium in Princeton, that Chanu-
kah was not minor any more.
Not for American Jews. Not
for us.
It was major. Probably the
most major Jewish holiday of
all: more important than the
Sabbath or Passover, or even
that most holy of holidays
the Day of Atonement.
Because it is on Chanukah
that each of us gets our first
and strongest lesson in iden-
My brother Danny learns
(age five) that he is not a
Christian, that being Jewish in
this world means denying him-
self certain things.
I learn (age 16) de Tocquev-
ille's lesson that the great
weakness of a democracy is
the "tyranny of the majority"
the wish that we cling to
deeply: to be like our neigh-
bors. I gain the knowledge
that we are not.
And the unfairness of the
competition between Chanu-
kah and Christmas under-
scores and echoes that lesson
derived from the holiday sea-
son itself: that it is "they," not
"us," who make up the games
and the rules and the stan-
That "they" is reasonably
everybody beyond Mom and
Dad and Uncle Bob and Aunt
Harriet and the Schwartzes
across the street.
Despite everything we hear
about separation of church and
state, we live in a very Chris-
tian country. Despite all the
fuss in our public schools about
keeping out a "moment of
Chanukah Foods
Most Jewish holidays have their own special foods and treats.
On Chanukah it is customary to eat latkes (levivot)snd doughnuts
(sufganiyot). Both of these foods are fried in oil and remind us of
the miracle of the jug of oil that burned for eight days.
6 dozen 2-inch cookies
This is an old-fashioned and delicious butter cookie recipe, but
you may use any favorite recipe which works with a cookie
cutter. The cookies are shaped like dreidles and sprinkled with
blue sugar. You may purchase cookie cutters in the shape of a
dreidle and other Hanukah symbols in synagogue gift shops.
This is an easy recipe for a child to follow with minimum
1 cup sweet butter (or half butter and half margarine)
1 cup sugar
1 e*2
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
blue sugar for decoration
1. Cream butter, sugar and egg until light and fluffy.
2. Mix flour and baking powder well and add to butter mixture.
3. Add remaining ingredients
4. Chill for several hours until firm enough to be rolled.
5. Divide dough into halves and roll out, one half at a time, on a
well-floured surface to 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out
dreidles with cookie cutter, dipping the cutter from time to
time in flour to prevent sticking.
6. Place dreidles on ungreased cookie sheet.
7. Sprinkle with blue sugar.
8. Bake in pre-heated 400 degree oven for 6 to 10 minutes, or
until golden brown around edges.
9. Cool on a wire rack. Keep in a tightly closed container. These
cookies freeze well.
3 large potatoes (2 c. grated)
Small onion
2 eggs
2 tablespoons flour or matzah meal
1 teaspoon salt
Grate potatoes and place in bowl. Grate in onion. Add eggs,
matzah meal and salt. Drain off excess liquid. Drop by spoonfuls
into well oiled frying pan. Fry on both sides in hot oil. Serve with
apple sauce or sour cream.
1 egg
1 small onion quartered
3 c. unpeeled potatoes, cubed
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Blend the egg and onion for a few seconds in a blender. Add
half the potatoes. Blend until smooth. Add the other ingredients.
Blend until smooth. Drop by spoonfuls into well oiled frying pan.
Fry on both sides. Drain on paper towel. Serve with apple sauce
or sour cream.
prayer" or even a "moment of
silence," second-graders from
Maine to California trade
Christmas pollyannas, and vie
for the green and red crayons
in the Crayola box, and enjoy,
after all, a Christmas vacation.
Chanukah, then, is a time of
weird religious affirmation for
American Jews.
All through the month of
December we feel darkly apart
from things. The songs piped
through the grocery store are
not ours. The greetings
extended to us do not apply.
Even conifers a kind of tree,
for God's sake take on a
religious affiliation.
Oddly, this cements our
identity. We become Jewish
through omission. And isn't
this, anyway, for many of us,
what being Jewish really is?
What we are not. The trees we
can't have. Thepfeffernusse
we don't bake. The colors we
don't use.
These things bring us
together. They make us very
close. They become us. On the
Day of Atonement, what
makes us Jewish? The fact that
we fast, or the fact that, as
children, we were absent from
school? The latter, I think. And
how much stronger a holiday it
would be if only we were pre-
sent in school in order to note
our absence!
That is why, after all, Chanu-
kah is the most important holi-
day. Because we are present,
we are here, in America, all
month marking, every
moment, our absence.
When my niece, age four,
asked her mother, "Is rain
Jewish?" she was still a child.
But when she explained to
me, age five, "I don't believe
in Santa. I'm Jewish," she was
already grown-up, imprinted
with the strongest, the most
ineluctable, the most funda-
mental Jewish-identity lesson
of all.The lesson of Chanukah.
That beyond Bobby and Pop
Pop and her Aunt Susan who
is a rabbi and her uncles and
aunts and cousins and the
Schwartzes across the street,
it is not a Jewish world out
there. It is not even neutral.
It's Christian.
And when I asked her like
the doddering old Talmudic
rabbi of nearly 2,000 years ago
"Michele, what is Chanu-
kah?", she missed not even a
beat. "That's easy, Aunt
Susan," she replied. "It isn't
Susan Seknur is an editor at Lilith
and a writer living in New Jersey.

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 2, 1988
Romanian Jews: Givers And
Receivers Of Light
The streets in Bucharest are
dim at night and the dust
from the city's daytime con-
struction is unsettled and
thick, creating a suppresive,
dense fog. To find your way
through the streets, you must
carry a flashlight after dark.
Even in the daylight, it's diffi-
cult to see clearly in the
enclouded city.
"And then someone opens
the door to his home, it seemed
like it was always a Jewish
home, and bright, yellow lights
"And then some-
one opens the door to
his home, it seemed
like it was always a
Jewish home, and
bright, yellow lights
spill onto the street,
sending warmth and
a message of life into
the city,"
spill onto the street, sending
warmth and a message of life
into the city," described Ruth
Abramson, a recent returnee
from a four-day United Jewish
Appeal Pre-Mission to Roma-
"Romania was pretty grim
in places, but when Jews
opened their doors, there was
always a beautiful light."
The light that Mrs. Abram-
son and seven others from
Palm Beach County discov-
ered while traveling in Roma-
nia recently came from 20,000
Jews leading a rich Jewish life
behind the Iron Curtain, sus-
tained through the funds
raised in the American Jewish
community and the work of
Romania's Chief Rabbi Moses
During the October UJA
Pre-Mission to Israel, Ruth
and Steve Abramson, Heinz
and Ruthe Eppler (Mr. Eppler
has served as President of the
American Jewish Joint Distri-
bution Committee [JDC] for
the past four years), Murray
and Norma Grabler and Ber-
nard and Barbara Green, wit-
nessed a Jewish life they
couldn't believe existed.
"It was absolutely fascinat-
ing to see how much Yiddish-
keit was there," Barbara
Green tried to explain.
"They're encouraged to be
Jewish, their standard of liv-
ing is higher and they take
care of each other. It's marvel-
ous to see what's being done
Romania is one of many
East European countries
whose Jewish population was
nearly decimated by the Nazis
during World War II. Eight
hundred thousand Jews lived
there prior to the Holocaust,
half of whom were killed in the
concentration camps of Ger-
many and Poland.
Of the 400,000 who survived,
380,000 have already emi-
grated to Israel. Today, 20,000
Jews, mostly elderly, live in
Romania. Their lives are com-
pletely dependent on the JDC,
funded through the local Jew-
ish Federation/UJA Cam-
The JDC, the overseas arm
of the American Jewish com-
munity, spends $4.5 million
annually to maintain Roma-
nia's synagogues, schools, a
home for the aged, nutritious
meals for the sick and elderly
and a generally higher stan-
dard of living than would
otherwise be possible.
"It's amazing to see
that our funds reach
so far into Romania,
behind the Iron Cur-
tain, to feed, clothe,
teach classes and
bring unity, happi-
ness and a special
glow to Jews in a
desolate country,"
"In essence, their lives are
okay as long as we (the JDC)
can furnish them with suffi-
cient resources," said Murray
Grabler of Palm Beach.
"There was a certain feeling I
had as I watched these peo-
ple," he said of the Jews he
met in Romania. "I felt the
older people were really hang-
ing in there to get the younger
ones out. That's a rare
action," he explained.
But their lives as Jews are
traditional and probably more
full now than even before the
Holocaust, when the rate of
assimilation was dangerously
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though today the younger
Romanian Jews eventually
leave their home for a brighter
future, either in Israel or
another more tolerant coun-
try, the lives of those whon
remain are well kept.
Twenty years ago, the JDC
went into the Romanian Jew-
ish community to help the aged
and ailing survivors of the
Holocaust end their days as
feacefully and decently as was
umanly possible. Providing
programs and services in co-
operation with the Federation
of Jewish Communities of
"Romania really
shows us what is
possible and what
the JDC has been
doing for 75 years,"
Eppler said "And by
visiting we see that
it's not only import-
ant to support,
through our dollars,
the social, religious,
cultural, educa-
tional and medical
needs of world
Jewry, but to also
bring American
Jews, political and
social leaders, to
these communities.
We must continue to
keep the links alive
and we're the only
ones who can do it."
Romania (FYCR), the JDC
hoped to ensure the Jews
would achieve a higher stan-
dard of living and that they
would understand how much
the Jewish world cared for
"One of the most significant
things I learned on this trip
was where the money we raise
goes and how far reaching it
is," said Ruth Abramson. "It's
amazing to see that our funds
reach so far into Romania,
behind the Iron Curtain, to
feed, clothe, teach classes and
bring unity, happiness and a
special glow to Jews in a deso-
late country," she explained.
Under the leadership of
Chief Rabbi Dr. Moses
Rosen, the FYCR provides
regular cash assistance to
approximately 2,000 people
with the greatest need. An
additional 3,300 individuals
receive winter relief payments
to buy food and heating fuel.
Food packages are distributed
eight times a year to approxi-
mately 5,000 people during the
Jewish holidays. A clothing
distribution program provides
approximately 3,300 needy
elderly with basic clothing, lin-
ens and blankets. And the JDC
has increased its food package
program to provide basic foods
to needy, older Jews who can-
not secure their daily rations
on their own and who do not
have children to do it for them.
The FYCR, with JDC funds
operates eleven kosher can-
teens throughout the country,
which serve approximately
2,500 people a day, including
960 meals delivered to home-
bound elderly in a Meals On
Wheels program. In addition
to serving nutritional meals
Eight Palm Beach County Residents participated in afour-i
Jubliee Pre-Mission to Romania and Moldavia. Following tk
Romanian visit, the participants joined several other
mission groups in Israel for a UJA Jubilee Annivert*
celebration. In Romania, from Palm Beach County, are fl
Steve and Ruth Abramson, Bernard and Barbara Green, Nor%
and Murray Grabler. Not pictured are Heinz and Ruthe Epple,
(L-R) Bernard and Barbara
Green with Heinz Eppler
President of JDC, in front of
the Corralle Synagogue in
the canteens are places where
a lonely, elderly person can go
to meet fellow Jews. They
have become popular social
A vital home-care program
provides services to over 1 000
elderly Jews, most of whom
are bedridden and living alone.
In addition to medical supplies
and home visits by doctors,
nurses, social workers and
nomemakers, the program
provides its clients with hot
meals and organized holiday
outings for those who are able
to attend.
The 210-bed Amalia and
Chief Rabbi Dr. Moses Rosen
Home for the Aged in Buchar-
est opened in 1979 and pro-
vides first class health care for
Continued on Page 12
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Rabbi Rosen After Forty Years
BUCHAREST. ROMANIA Although a crushing heat wave
came slugging into Bucharest, a line of black limousines made
their way to the city's Chorale Temple in the heart of the old
Jewish quarter. Ambassadors from Germany. Holland. Israel.
Canada and the United States had come to pay tribute to Rabbi
David Moses Rosen, celebrating his 40th anniversary as Roma-
nia's chief rabbi, and spiritual leader to one of Europe's most
remarkable Jewish communities. Joining the ambassadors were
Jewish leaders from the world over.
Dressed in black robes trimmed in violet, the 76-year-old rabbi
made his way through the crowded synagogue and took his seat
on the bima. Following were four hours of performances by
Jewish choirs, and speeches all covered live by Israel Radio.
Rabbi Arthur Schneier of the Park East Syngogue in New York:
Fritz Hollander. President of the European Jewish Communities
of Stockholm; and a representative of the Romanian Govern-
ment, all bore testament to the white-haired rabbi, who has helped
380,000 Jews immigrate to Israel, leaving behind a remnant
community of fewer than 21.000 today. Still, as more than 1.000
leave each year, it is the care and social service work being done
for those remaining that Rabbi Rosen seems most proud of.
Working hand in hand with the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee, funded primarily by the United Jewish
Appeal/Federation Campaign in the U.S.. with a budget of over
$4.5 million a year. Rabbi Rosen has helped provide 2.400 hot
kosher meals daily in 11 kosher restaurants. Over 1.000
bedridden Jews receive meals at home. There are 17 Jewish
choirs. 4 youth orchestras, and 24 Talmud Torah classes with
500 students. Cash disbursements are made to 4.300 people, and
there are five Jewish nursing homes with 455 beds.
"Let me put it this way." Rabbi Rosen said. "There isn't a Jew
over 60 years old in Romania who doesn't receive what he needs,
when he needs it and this goes for Jews even if they're the only
ones in the whole town!"
Rosen led his guests through two days of receptions and visits to
Jewish institutions throughout Bucharest. Then, in a chartered
plane, they flew to Romania's north, where festivities continued.
Beautiful, ancient synagogues were visited, tribute was paid at well
kept cemeteries, and everywhere, the Jewish children of Roma-
nia, many of whom will eventually immigrate to Israel, sang
joyous Hebrew songs.
Friday, December 2, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
The Corralle Synagogue in
A new road sign for UJA
Square, dedicated in Jerusa-
lem in honor of UJA's 50th
Rabbi Motes Rosen listens to a performance by the Jewish
choir of Bucharest during the celebration of his 40th anni-
versary as Romania's Chief Rabbi._____________________
Dr. and Mrs. Saragea in front
of the Rosen Nursing Home in
Bucharest. Dr. Saragea is the The meals-on-wheels trucks lined up in Bucharest before deliver-
Director of the Home and his ingfood to the sick and the elderly. The meal program is provided
wife, also a doctor, is in charge by the Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania (FYCR)
of the laboratory. and founded through the JDC.
The old Tailor'8 Synagogue in At a special briefing, Rabbi Rosen (standing in center) welcomes
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$38.8 Million Raised During UJA Jubilee Mission
JERUSALEM In a series
of pace-setting UJA fundrais-
ing events in Israel in October,
$38.8 million was announced
from over 1,000 participants
from 70 U.S. communities.
One major event alone, the
Jubilee Mission, raised
$22,351,000, including $1.2
million for Project Renewal,
the successful partnership pro-
gram of American Jews and
Israelis to help rehabilitate dis-
tressed Israeli neighborhoods.
UJA National Vice Chair-
man David B. Hermelin of
Detroit, Jubilee Mission Chair-
man, announced that the
amount represented an overall
29 percent increase over
pledges made by the same don-
ors last year.
"The success of this Mission
is the greatest 50th birthday
present that the UJA could
have asked for," Hermelin
said. "Not only did we see a
substantial rise in commit-
ments to the UJA/Federation
Campaign, but we demon-
strated that the partnership
between American Jewry and
Israel is as strong as it has
ever been."
During five days of intensive
programming in Israel, Mis-
sion participants saw their
funds in action at Jewish
Agency schools for new immi-
grant children, rural commun-
ity development programs,
Project Renewal neighborhood
community centers and Ameri-
can Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee (JDC) facilities for
the aged.
In Jerusalem, Mission partic-
ipants marched near the Knes-
set junction, where Mayor
Teddy Kollek joined Morton A.
Kornreich, UJA National
Chairman, and Bobi Klotz,
UJA National Women's Divi-
sion Chairman, for the dedica-
tion ceremony of Kikar
Hamagbit UJA Square. The
Jubilee Mission then moved to
a colorful outdoor festival in
Jerusalem's Liberty Bell Park,
featuring Israeli artists and
entertainment troupes, many
from Project Renewal neigh-
The Jubilee Mission, the first
in a series of special events
marking the 50th anniversary
of the founding of the UJA,
was welcomed to Israel by
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Shimon Peres.
At the Mission's farewell
dinner, Prime Minister Yitz-
hak Shamir addressed the
group. "By your presence
here," Mr. Shamir said, "you
personify the centrality of
Israel in Jewish life and fulfill
the dictum of the UJA One
People, One Destiny."
Participants included sev-
eral UJA National Vice Chair-
man in Mission leadership
roles: Alan E. Casnoff of Phila-
delphia, Pre-Mission Chair-
man; Judity A. Levy of Bos-
ton, Chair for Women's Solici-
tations; Richard L. Pearlstone
of Baltimore, Project Renewal
Chairman; and Joel D. Tauber
of Detroit, Mission Fundrais-
ing Chairman.
The Jubilee Mission, a cele-
bration of 50 years of Jewish
partnership, was preceded by
pre-missions to Jewish commu-
nities in eight countries. These
participants visited remnant
Jewish communities and saw
JDC social programs for the
young and elderly funded by
American Jews through the
UJA/Federation Campaign.
The Rosen Home for the Aged in Bucharest, with 210 residents.
Romanian Jews
Continued from Page 10
a rapidly aging and needy pop-
ulation. The JDC also provided
a major funding for the reno-
vation of the new Martin Balus
Home. Both are operating at
nearly full capacity.
The community continues to
maintain a complete program
for more than 2,000 young
people, including Talmud
Torah classes, Oneg Shabbat
programs, lectures, and other
extra-curricular activities.
JDC provides funds for two
shoctim (traditional kosher
butchers), and special Pass-
over packages and family
allowances are given to needy
families and individuals. Mat-
zot, matza meal and matza
shmura are shipped into the
country, and special canteens
are set up during Passover in
which community Seders are
held for 4,300 people.
Besides their contact with
this rich East European Jew-
ish Community, the highlight
of the pre-mission, for many of
the participants, was traveling
with Heinz Eppler, President
of the JDC.
"I was overwhelmed with
the enormous outpouring of
love and affection tor Heinz,"
described Barbara Green.
"There is a certain aura that
surrounds him," Murray Gra-
bler added. "They feel he is
their savior. Certainly he's
done as much as anyone has
done in that country."
Mrs. Green described the
crowds of people who
waited for hours at every des-
tination for the group of Amer-
icans to arrive. "They kissed
us, kissed our hands, hugged
us. It was incredible. They
knew what the JDC had done
for their lives," she said.
"Romania really shows us
what is possible and what the
JDC has been doing for 75
years," Eppler said. "And by
visiting we see that it's not
only important to support,
through our dollars, the social,
religious, cultural, educational
and medical needs of world
Jewry, but to also bring Amer-
ican Jews, political and social
leaders, to these communities.
We must continue to keep the
links alive and we're the only
ones who can do it."
Finally, on a Thursday night,
following a final meeting with
Rabbi Rosen, the four couples
left their new Romanian
friends and flew to Israel,
where they joined over 1,000
American Jews for the UJA
50th Anniversary Jubilee Mis-
"The beauty of going on a
mission like this is to see
where the rhetoric becomes
real," said Mrs. Green. "The
problem is that so many Jews
don't understand how impor-
Romanian Jews gathered inside a ^00-year old synagogue in Iasi
to greet the Palm Beach County pre-mission participants.
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really marvelous is being
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the first time in almost 40
years, ORT, the international
Jewish vocational and techni-
cal training organization, has
returned its school operations
to Hungary.
The decision, adopted at the
World Executive meeting in
Budapest late this summer,
brings the delivery of science
and technology laboratories to
the Anne Frank Jewish Day
School there, as well as a
physics laboratory, advanced
video equipment and the prom-
ise of a biology laboratory.
The initiative follows an
exchange of visits earlier this
year between educators of the
World ORT Union and Hun-
ORT officials inspected Hun-
gary's Jewish schools to assess
local community needs, and
Hungarian instructors tra-
veled to ORT headquarters in
London to survey the facilities.
This is not the first time
ORT entered Hungary. In Sep-
tember 1938, ORT vocational
courses were introduced,
including classes in cosmetics,
millinery, first aid, domestic
Continued from Page 14
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JDC Plans Rehabilitation Ethiopian Synagogue In Gomenge
Project For Jamaica
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC)
will implement a rehabilitation
project to assist Jamaica in
recovering from Hurricane
Gilbert, announced Heinz
Eppler, President of JDC.
JDC's "Open Mailbox for
Jamaica," which began at the
first report of the hurricane
damage, is receiving contribu-
tions from individuals and
organizations throughout the
United States. These contribu-
tions will be matched by the
Jewish community of Jamaica,
which consists of only 300 peo-
ple and dates back to the 16th
Working with the Jewish
community, JDC has begun
preparations to build reading
rooms for the University of the
West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica.
The campus has suffered an
estimated $11 million in dam-
ages. The students of the UWI
will be the future leaders of
Jamaica and other Carribean
nations, and are in desperate
need of study space.
A Jamaican Jewish architect
from the community is volun-
teering his professional ser-
vices for this project. Other
members of the Jewish com-
munity have made their skills
available in the cooperative
effort as well.
A group of low-income
Jamaican women being
trained in construction skills
will be employed by this assis-
tance project.
Ainsley Henriques, past
president of the Jamaican Jew-
ish community, commended
JDC for helping "further the
ORT Returns
To Hungary
Continued from Page 13
science and ritual slaughter.
ORT training and farm
schools continued to function,
even during Nazi occupation of
Hungary, but in 1949, during
the Stalinist era and amid
much anti-Semitism, ORT was
forced to close throughout
Eastern Europe.
"We have come full circle,"
said Reese Feldman, president
of Women's American ORT.
ORT "would certainly like to
do its share for the Jewish
community in this part of the
historic good relationships
between the Jews of Jamaica
and the Jamaican Jewish com-
munity at large."
Ray Epstein, Chairman of
JDC's International Develop-
ment Committee, said, "The
rehabilitation work that JDC is
beginning in Jamaica is in
keeping with our well estab-
lished tradition of working
with resident Jewish communi-
ties. We have initiated similar
projects in the past few years,
specificially, in the wake of the
devastating earthquakes
which struck Mexico and El
Salvador. We are delighted to
be able to utilize our past
experience to assist Jamaica."
Contributions for the
Jamaica project are being
accepted at:
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee, 711
Third Avenue, New York, NY
For reservation Ml
prepayment through
USA: 212-629-6090,1-800-533-8778
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MetroWest, New Jersey. As part of the traditional ceremony, theviUaoers circled the synagogue
seven times while holding the scroll. Heinz Eppler, President of JDC, ducksed that the Gomenge
Synagogue is one of five synagogues buiU recently by JDC. "On behaff of the AmemcanJewish
community, we are committed to extending cultural as well as material support to our brothers m
Ethiopia," said Eppler.
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Dec. 2 B'nai B'rith Women Shalom, Weekend at Lake
Wales Federation, Women's Endowment Seminar,
9:30 a.m.
Dec. 3 Chanukah Eve
Dec. 4 Chanukah (First Day) Congregation Aitz
Chaim Sisterhood, Chanukah Party, noon Temple Beth
El Men's Club, Chanukah Party, 10 a.m. Jewish Commu-
nity Center, Chanukah Celebration and Book Fair
Temple Beth David Men's Club, Chanukah Party
Dec. 5 B'nai B'rith No. 3016, board, 3 p.m. Jewish
Community Day School, board, 7:45 p.m. Hadassah
Rishona, Youth Aliyah Luncheon Congregation Anshei
Sholom Sisterhood, board, 9:45 a.m. Federation, Tax
Seminar, 4-6 p.m. Temple Beth El Sisterhood, board, 10
a.m. Brandeis University Women Lake Worth, Tea for
new members Federation, Women's Division, Genesis
Campaign Event, 11 a.m. Federation, Hunters Run
Special Gifts Mini-Mission, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Federa-
tion, Cresthaven Campaign Committee Meeting, 9:30
a.m. Federation, Jewish Community Campus Building
Committee Meeting, 6 p.m.
Dec. 6 Federation, Women's Division, Business &
Professional Phone-A-Thon, 5:30 p.m. Federation,
Women's Division Business & Professional Steering
Committee Meeting, 7 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women
Shalom, board, 9:30 a.m. Yiddish Culture Group
Century Village, 10 a.m. Temple Beth El, Study Group,
noon Temple Beth El, board, 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth
David, board, 8 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women Masada,
board, 6:45 p.m. Federation, Village Royale on the
Green Luncheon at Hunters Run Hadassah Mt.
Scopus, 7:30 p.m. Hadassah Lee Vassil, Card Party, 6
Dec. 7 Federation, Women's Division, Executive
Committee, 10 a.m. and board of directors meeting,
noon Lake Worth Jewish Center Sisterhood, board, 9:30
a.m. National Council of Jewish Women Palm Beach,
board, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Aitz Chaim Sisterhood, 1
p.m. B'nai B'rith Palm Beach Council, 12:30 p.m.
B'nai B'rith Women Olam, 12:30 p.m. Federation
Soviet Jewry Rally, 7 p.m. Na'Amat USA Golda Meir,
board, 1 p.m. Holocaust Survivors of the Palm Beaches,
9:30 a.m. Federation, Indian Spring Worker Meeting,
at the Clubhouse, 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 8 Temple Beth David Sisterhood, board, 8 p.m.
American Jewish Congress, 12:30 p.m. Temple Beth El,
Widows and Widowers Support Group, 12:30 p.m.
Na'Amat USA Palm Beach Council, 10 a.m. Women's
American ORT West Palm Beach, Regency Spa through
12/11 Morse Geriatric Center Women's Auxiliary,
Executive Committee, 10:30 a.m. and Board 1:30 p.m.
Federation, Human Resource Development, 5:15 p.m.
Israel Bonds, Major Gifts Reception, 5:30 p.m. Federa-
tion, Poinciana Worker Training Meeting, 3 p.m. Feder-
ation, Women's Division, Evaluation Meeting, 1 p.m.
Federation, Hunters Run Community Mini-Mission, 9
a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information call the Federation, 832-2120.
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Page 16 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 2, 1988
Jason Lesser
Jason Lesser, son of Mar-
jorie and Daniel Lesser of
Lake Worth, will be called to
the Torah on Friday, Dec. 2 at
Temple Judea as a Bar Mitz-
vah. Rabbi Joel Levine will
Jason is an eighth grade
student at Christa McAuliffe
Middle School where he is a
member of the swim team and
the Junior Honor Society. He
is also a member of the Tem-
ple's Junior Youth Group. He
enjoys computers and skate-
Jason will be twinned with
Illia Khanukaev of Derbent,
Soviet Union, who was denied
his right to be called to the
Torah as Bar Mitzvah.
Karti Paston
Karli Melaina Paston,
daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
Philip Paston of Lake Worth,
will be called to the Torah as a
Bat Mitzvah on Friday, Dec. 2
and Saturday, Dec. 3, at Tem-
ple Beth El of West Palm
Beach. Rabbi Alan Cohen and
Cantor Norman Brody will
Karli is an eighth grade stu-
dent at the Jewish Community
Day School. She is involved
with Kadima. She enjoys ten-
nis, piano, and is an avid music
fan. Karli will be twinned with
Elena Kilberg of Leningrad,
Soviet Union, who was denied
her freedom to be called to the
Torah as a Bat Mitzvah.
Relatives sharing in this sim-
cha will be her sisters, Shona
and Gayle, her grandparents,
Natalie and Samuel Sheckter
of Palm Beach and Pearl Pas-
ton of West Palm Beach.
Newmark: Bonds Campaign Chair
Brig. General (Res.) Yehu-
dah Halevy, the president and
chief executive officer of the
worldwide Israel Bond Organi-
zation announces the appoint-
ment of Dr. Emanuel New-
mark as the General Campaign
Chairman of the Palm Beach
County State of Israel Bond
Currently, Dr. Newmark is
an Assistant Clinical Professor
of Ophthalmology at the Bas-
com Palmer Eye Institute,
University of Miami School of
Newmark has served as a
member of the Board of Tem-
ple Beth El for the last 15
years and as a member of the
Board of Guarantors, as well
as vice president, treasurer,
and chairman of various com-
mittees. He has held a position
on the Board of Trustees of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, was Chairman
of the Physicians Division of
the Campaign Cabinet and was
Chairman of the Liaison Com-
mittee between synagogues
and Federation. Dr. Newmark
is a member of the American
Jewish Committee, the Jewish
Community Day School, B'nai
B'rith, past President of Palm
Beach Men's ORT, and is cur-
rently Treasurer of the Palm
Beach Liturgical Culture Fou-
Dr. Newmark has worked
with the State of Israel Bonds
for the past 16 years and has
served as Chairman of the
Medical Division, as well as an
Associate Chair of the
Regional Cabinet. He received
the Lion of Judah Award from
the State of Israel in 1984. He
was recently appointed to the
Israel Bond National Cam-
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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act,
provides a variety of services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
tional and recreational programs. All senior activities
are conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act.
The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
West Palm Beach, is an active place for all seniors. Hot
kosher meals are served every day and programs and
activities will be scheduled throughout the year.
Kosher lunches are served
Monday through Friday at
1115. The three locations are:
JCC in West Palm Beach, 700
Spencer Drive; JCC in Boyn-
ton Beach, 501 N.E. 26th Ave-
nue; and JCC in Delray Beach,
16189 Carter Road.
Meet new friends while
enjoying delicious, nutritious
food along with planned activi-
ties everyday. Volunteers are
always needed. No fee is
required but contributions are
requested. Reservations
required. Call Carol in West
Palm Beach at 689-7700, Julia
in Boynton Beach at 582-7360,
or Nancy in Delray Beach at
495-0806. For transportation
call Dial-A-Ride at 689-6961.
Thursday, Dec. 1 Dr.
Perry Bard, Chiropractor
Friday, Dec. 2 Mr. and
Mrs. Sidney Berger Sabbath
Monday, Dec. 5 Chanukah
Program Sylvia Friedland
presents "The Israeli Dance
Tuesday, Dec. 6 Helen
Nussbaum "Book Review"
Wednesday, Dec. 7 Mary
Ann Little "Life Style
Thursday, Dec. 8 Billie
Howard presents "Smorgs-
bord of Yiddish & English
Friday, Dec. 9 Rabbi
Emanuel Eisenberg, Temple
Shalom "Menorah Candle
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 for
the homebound. No fee, but
contributions requested. For
Boynton Beach, Lake Worth
or West Palm Beach call Carol
at 689-7700. In Delray Beach,
call Nancy at 495-0806.
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter takes persons to Nursing
Homes and Hospitals on Mon-
days and Fridays to visit loved
ones, to Day Care Centers and
to Jewish Community Center
programs, whenever possible.
Fee is $1 each one way trip.
Call Libby between 9:30 to
1:30 for information and reser-
vations. Persons needing
medical transportation
should call Dial-a-Ride 689-
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 at 9:30 a.m. at the JCC.
(Class already in session.) $3
for complete series. Please
register with Louise at 689-
Beginners Ulpan Learn
to converse in Hebrew with
Gertrude V. Freedman and
Tillie Mutterperl at the JCC on
Wednesdays (class in session).
Fee: 4 lessons for $5. Call
Louise at 689-7700 for infor-
Timely Topics: Date: Mon-
days ongoing, following lunch
at JCC. Time: Lunch at 1:15 -
Program at 2. A stimulating
Friday, December 2, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
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.
"Pun With Yiddish" takes
place the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
of the month at 10 a.m. Ses-
sion Leader talented Rose
Dunsky. "Fun with Yiddish"
has been an ongoing activity at
the JCC in West Palm Beach
for several years. Enjoy a
morning of fun, laughter and
great Jewish humor, and then
join us for a hot Kosher lunch.
Everyone welcome. Reserva-
tions must be made for lunch.
Call Julia at 582-7360.
Our first Boynton class ses-
sion "Wisdom of the Body"
provided by Palm Beach Com-
munity College with Instruc-
tor Gertrude Freedman is
completed and was a great
success. Watch for future
classes with Gert.
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.
Dec. 5 Moderator is Max
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.
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
Monthly meeting for Decem-
ber will be a Latke party.
Delicious latkes and special
entertainment. Fee $2. Thurs.,
Dec. 15, 1:30
Join us to see "The Jazz
Singer," a Yiddish-English
musical, at the Watson Dun-
can Theatre at PBCC. Trans-
portation available. Wed., Jan.
4, 2 p.m.
Fun With Yiddish Join
the many who enjoy a bit of
yiddishkait and humor every
Monday morning at 10 a.m. at
the JCC. Leo Treem is the
session leader for Dec. 5.
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 on Wednesdays, at
1:30 p.m. at the 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.
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!
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 Carteret 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
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
How to make
yourShabbos dinner Deluxe.
First, go to your butcher and select the
freshest, plumpest chicken.
Its a good start, but it wont make your
Shabbos dinner Deluxe.
Next, prepare the dough for your famous
homemade chaHah.
Closer, but Shabbos dinner isn't Deluxe yet.
Now. reach into the freezer and take out the
Birds Eye Deluxe Vegetables. Sugar Snap"'"
snap peas bursting with garden-fresh goodness.
And add whole baby carrots, so sweet and
>Ou*ve done it! Your Shabbos dinner is truly

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Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 2, 1988
AJC will meet Thursday,
Dec. 8, 12:30 p.m. at the
American Savings Bank.
Alan Bernstein, practicing
attorney in Palm Beach
County for the past 15 years,
will be the guest speaker. Mr.
Bernstein is a graduate of
Fordham University Law
School; former Judge of the
Municipal Court of North Palm
Beach and Lake Park, Florida;
and is former Dist. Attorney
for King* County, N.Y. His
topic: "Wills and Estates."
Century Unit No. 5367
meets Tuesday, Dec. 13, at
7:30 p.m. at Congregation
Anshei Sholom. Program:
Estelle Baumann will review
the novel, "A World Full of
Strangers" by Cynthia Free-
man. The book deals with the
evils of prejudice. Spouses
and friends are invited.
Coming events:
Dec. 6-8, EPCOT trip
includes bus, gratuities, two
breakfasts, two dinners
one dinner will be a dinner
March 20-23, four days,
three nights, Annual Gala
Spring Holiday at Saxony
Hotel, Miami Beach.
April 16-21, six days, five
nights, Passover cruise to
Mexico, embarking at Port of
Miami, stopping off at Key
West, Cozumel and Playa Del
Carmen. One Seder will be
conducted on board by Barry
Tel Aviv Unit No. 5354 will
hold its next meeting on
Monday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. at
Temple Beth Sholom, 314
North "A" Street, Lake
Worth. A Chanukah celebra-
tion with latkes, plus a full
time Jewish movie will be
presented. Friends and
neighbors are invited.
Menorah will meet Tuesday,
Dec. 13 at noon at Congrega-
tion Aitz Chaim. Program:
Helen Nussbaum will review
the book "Ethical Wills." Bou-
tique and refreshments.
Coming events: Dec. 21, "La
Cage" at Royal Plam Dinner
Transportation from Car-
teret Savings Bank, Okeecho-
bee Blvd., W. Palm Beach.
Dec. 25, Cruise on the "Viking
Princess." Dec. 30 Jan. 1,
New Year's Weekend, Ken-
nedy Space Center, show at
"IMAX" Theatre, dinner at
Bavarian Brauhaus, Cypress
Gardens, New Year's Eve on
"The Riverboat Romance,"
dinner at Chalet Suzanne. Bus
leaves for games at Seminole
Village every week.
Olam Chapter will hold a
Chanukah party and candle
lighting ceremony on Wednes-
day, Dec. 7, at noon, at Poin-
ciana Country Club Social
Hall, Poinciana Drive, Lake
Worth. Entertainment by Gol-
die Bernstein and the Lee Vas-
sil Choral Group. Husbands
and guests welcome. Refresh-
ments served.
The university, on its 40th
anniversary, has received a
gift of 250 commemorative
lithographs from renowned
artist, James Rosenquist. This
40th anniversary project will
establish a fund in support of
the Brandeis libraries. Donors
who make a gift of $550 or
more to the fund will receive a
signed copy of the lithograph.
Mr. Rosenquist's techniques
have earned him international
acclaim and popularity. His
work has been in the Museum
of Modern Art, the Whitney
and the Smithsonian and is in
the top price level for living
Boynton Beach Chapter
coming events:
Thursday, Dec. 8 Study
Group: Fran Witt will dis-
cuss "Does Controversy
Make Good Theatre?" The
place Jewish Federation,
3620 So. Congress Ave.,
Boynton Beach, 1 p.m.
Sunday-Wednesday, Dec.
11-14 Regency Spa, Bal
Harbour. Four fun filled
days, delicious meals, mas-
sages, swimming and enter-
Monday, Dec. 19 Gen-
eral Meeting. Guest enter-
tainers are Mr. and Mrs.
Kurz, poetic humorists,
Royal Palm Club House, 544
N.E. 22 Ave., Boynton Beach
12:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 9 Profes-
sors luncheon at the new
Holiday Inn 1601 N. Con-
gress Ave., Boynton Beach.
Guest speaker will be Prof.
Mureen Heneghan Tripp,
who teaches Costume Design
at Brandeis University. Her
topic will be 20th Century
Fashion a mirror of our
times. Donation $15.
Lee Vaasil Chapter invites
you to attend a "Gala Lunch-
eon and Card Party," on Tues-
day, Dec. 6, at 11:15 a.m. Join
them for a day of fun at the
Country Squire Inn 7585 Lake
Worth Road. Donation $9.
Mt. Scopus Boynton
Beach Chapter is planning a
children's Chanukah party,
Tuesday Dec. 6, at 3:45 p.m. at
the Sun Valley Pool.
General Meeting, Tuesday
Dec. 6, at Strebs III. Meeting
at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested
in having dinner at 5:45 p.m.
Bowling League, Sundays at
6:30 p.m. at the New Don
Carter Lanes on Military Trail
in Lantana.
Shalom W. Palm Beach will
attend a luncheon/matinee
performance of "Dreamgirls"
at the Burt Reynold Theatre
on Dec. 28.
Dec. 30 Jan. 1, New Years
trip to Plant City, Cypress
Gardens, Ringling Museum,
including a gala New Years
A Shalom Study Group
meets every Monday at 10 for
all phases of Siddur instruc-
tion. Everybody welcome.
Tama Chapter is holding a
Paid-Up Membership Lunch-
eon at Holiday Inn, P.G.A.
Blvd. Dec. 5.
Tom Lewis, United States
Congressman will be guest
Donation $10.50.
West Boynton Chapter
Chanukah meeting Dec. 5,
12:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn,
Boynton Beach Blvd. and I-
95. Goldie Bernstein and Her
Choral Group will entertain.
Refreshments will be
Yovel Chapter coming
Dec. 13 One-day trip to
the Everglades, Flamingo
Gardens and Kapok Tree
Dec. 22 (Note change of
date.) Membership Meeting
at Anshei Sholom at noon.
Program: Book Review by
Estelle Bauman of "A World
Full of Strangers" by Cyn-
thia Freeman. Also Chanu-
kah Menorah lighting cere-
mony. Everyone welcome.
Dec. 25 Viking Princess
one-day cruise includes con-
tinental breakfast, sit-down
lunch, entertainment, danc-
ing and much more.
West Palm Chapter meets
Tuesday, Dec. 13 Anshei
Sholom noon. Program: "A
Yiddish Musicale" by Arthur
and Dorothy Janis. Candle
Lighting Ceremony. Refresh-
ments. All are welcome.
Coming events:
Dec. 16 Friday ORT
Sabbath at Anshei Sholom.
Dec. 20 Tuesday "Vil-
lage ORT Chapters" in charge
of program for "Yiddish Cul-
ture," at the Club House 10
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Tues., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Meet at the Center to go as a
group to the Kennel Club for a chance to beat the odds at
the dog track. Join us for an exciting evening.
Sun., Dec. 4, 11 a.m. Meet at the L & N Seafood Grill
(Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., opposite Bennigan's) to enjoy
their scrumptious buffet. Cost: $1 for tip plus your own
fare. Afterwards we'll go to Camp Shalom for the
Chanukah Celebration to round out a perfect day.
Tues., Dec. 6, 5 p.m. Get together at the Mandarin
Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge, 230 U.S. 1 & Northlake
Blvd. to enjoy the hors d'oeuvres and Happy Hour. Cost: $1
for tip plus your own fare. Hostesses: Fran and Stella.
Wed., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Meet at a member's home to
discuss cultural events happening around town. Refresh-
ments available. Cost: $2.
Tues., Dec. 6, 7:30-9 p.m. All Single Parents are invited
to the Center to attend a discussion entitled "How to
promote Jewish Values in your child." Everyone is wel-
come. There will be videos for the children to watch just
bring their favorite snacks along with you. No fee for this
Thurs., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. Singles groups of all ages are
invited by their Boca counterparts to join them in celebrat-
ing Chanukah at the Boca JCC (336 N.W. Spanish River
Blvd.). Join us for dancing, D.J., latkes and Chanukah
goodies. Cost: JCC members with a card $3, non members
For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center,
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Religious Directory
ME 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
38460. 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
33480. Phone 996-3886. Services: Second Wednesday of every
month, 7:30 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Drive, Royal Palm Beach,
FL .53411. Phone 798-8888. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m. Rabbi Stefan J. Weinberg.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m.
Rabbi Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew E. Beck.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Leonid Feldman. Cantor David
leucr. 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.
( antor Alex Chapin. Sabbath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.;
Saturday 9 a.m.
BETH ABRAHAM: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 29%, Stuart 33495. Phone
287-8833. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.
C'HABAD HOUSE LUBAVITCH: 4623 Forest Hill Blvd.,
Wist 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
Friday, December 2, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Kindling The
Light Of Freedom
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
K. 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
38407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor htuart
'ittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm Beach
PL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone
Temple Beth El
The Chanukah story is cer-
tainly among our best known
and loved celebrations. Chil-
dren of varying ages can
quickly and easily tell a great
many facts about wise Matta-
thias, brave Judah and the
miracle of the oil, to just name
a few details. Of course, we
cannot overlook the delicacy of
l'vivot (potato latkes) or the
Israeli equivalent of jelly don-
uts as well as the fun-filled
game of dreidle.
While these details are famil-
iar and certainly recounted
each year, both in our homes,
Synagogue News
Rabbi Alan Cohen
synagogues and schools, we
must not overlook another set
of details which are equally
important. Let us not forget
that this holiday represented a
major struggle for religious
freedom. The Maccabees were
not just heroic figures who
successfully fought a guerrilla
campaign against great odds.
They were also striking a blow
against religious persecution
and for religious freedom.
One of the beautiful aspects
of our tradition is its universal
character. Not only do these
traditions have value and
meaning in their own historical
contest. They remain mean-
ingful to us today as well.
Certainly, there is no more
significant nor important a
message today than that of
religious freedom. While we
bask in the beauty of such
luxury, our fellow Jews, espe-
cially in the Soviet Union are
not as fortunate. Even with
"glasnost," they are far from
experiencing the dignities of
human life which we take for
granted. For them, the "Mac-
cabeean struggle" has yet to
be won.
They are, however, very
determined to be free and to
experience religious freedom.
We must continue to help them
kindle the "lights of freedom"
in hopes that they will soon be
able to do so on their own. For
them and for us, this is the
Chanukah message and its
applicability to our times as
Next week, we will hold our
annual rally on behalf of Soviet
Jewry. It is, indeed, appropri-
ate that it will occur during the
festival of lights and freedom.
The plight of Soviet Jewry
calls out to us to continue the
struggle to not let the light
go out. While we recall the
entertaining stories and
observe the fun-filled tradi-
tions of this joyous festival, let
us not lose sight of the univer-
sal message our obligation
to win freedom of religious
expression for all those who
have not yet won this basic
human right.
Chag Sameach.
Sisterhood will have its
annual Chanukah party and
luncheon on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2
p.m. Donation is $10.
Coming events:
Sunday Brunch/Card party,
Dec. 11.
Thursday matinee, Dec. 22.
Life membership luncheon
on Jan. 4.
Sisterhood will have a Chan-
ukah celebration at its regular
meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13,
at noon. There will be enter-
tainment and refreshments.
Coming events:
Feb. 8, 1989, Wednesday -
A matinee at Coconut Grove
Playhouse Golden Boy, a
musical for all to enjoy. There
will be a bus for transporta-
Feb. 14, 1989, Tuesday -
There will be a Luncheon and
Card Party.
March 13-16, 1989, Monday
to Thursday The Regency
Spa. There will be a bus availa-
ble. Call Temple Office.
Temple will have election of
officers and members of the
Board of Directors for 1989,
on Monday, Dec. 19. Members
in good standing will be per-
mitted to cast their votes
beginning at 10 a.m. that day.
The meeting will take place at
1 p.m.
Join temple at a Gala Lunch-
eon and Dance in celebration
of three special occasions.
Installation of Officers and
Board of Directors to serve
you in 1989; The 36th (two
times Chai) Anniversary of
Temple; The 25th Anniversary
of Rabbi Eisenberg's service at
Temple Beth Sholom.
Guest Speaker will be Rabbi
Solomon Schiff Executive Vice
President of the Greater
Miami Rabbinical Association.
This celebration will take
place at the Palm Hotel (for-
merly the Hyatt Hotel on Aus-
tralian Ave.) on Sunday, Jan. 8
at 12:30 p.m.
A Kosher Gourmet Chicken
Dinner will be served in the
Ballroom, in addition to enter-
tainment and dancing.
It is suggested that reserva-
tions are made early in order
to insure seating with your
friends. Tables will seat ten
persons cost will be $25 per
Important: Accommodations
are limited and reservations
will be honored on a first come
first served basis.
Chanukah Fun Day, will be
held at the Temple on Sunday,
Dec. 4 from 10:30 a.m. -1 p.m.,
for both adults and children. A
highlight of the festival party
will be a latke party and Chan-
ukah Sing-A-Long. All Temple
members are urged to attend.
There will be a "Shabbat
Shabbat dinner and service
on Friday, Dec. 9, starting at
6:30 p.m. Singing, eating and
Shabbat prayers will be com-
bined in a meaningful way,
with the children of the Religi-
ous School participating in the
service. All members are
urged to attend.
Temple will observe Jewish
Book Month at the services on
Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. A
Judaican display will be fea-
tured in the lobby of the Tem-
ple. Rabbi Morris Pickholz will
give a Pulpit Review of "Fear
No Evil" by Nathan Shar-
ansky, the most famous Rus-
sian Refusenik. Cantor
Andrew Beck will chant the
The Sisterhood is having an
open meeting Monday, Dec.
19, at 12:30 p.m. featuring a
book review by Esther
Samuels. Ms. Samuels will be
reviewing "A Mother's
Secret" by Carolyn Haddad.
Dessert and coffee will be
served in the Appelman Fel-
lowship Hall. The review is
sponsored by Eva Frost.
Please contact the Temple for
On Friday evening Dec. 2, at
8 p.m. Temple Shabbat service
will be conducted by Rabbi
Howard Shapiro. His sermon
will be a book review: "The
Black Box" by Amos Oz and
"The Israeli Election." Cantor
Pittle will lead the congrega-
tion in songs. Everyone is
Events for December:
Dec. 2-8 p.m. and Dec. 3 -
10 a.m. Synagogue Services
- Bat Mitzvah of Stacy Dias,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ron-
ald Dias.
Dec. 9-8 p.m. Consecra-
tion of third grade class. Third
grade class will participate in
service. 6 p.m. Shabbat Din-
ner for families of third and
fourth grade students.
Dec. 23-8 p.m. New
Member Shabbat. New mem-
bers who joined during 1988
will be welcomed.
Dec. 30 College Homecom-
ing Shabbat a special pro-
gram to honor college students
home for the winter break.
Dec. 10-8 p.m. Israel
Cafe Night Kibbutz style.
Informal dress, $30 a couple.
Call Temple office for reserva-
tions and information.
Dec. 11-10 a.m. Adult
Education Breakfast Helen
Hoffman, former chairperson
for the Community Relations
council, Jewish Federation of
the Palm Beaches to speak on
"The New Congress and the
Jewish Agenda."
Dec. 21-8 p.m. Annual
congregational meeting.
Sisterhood and Men's Club
will sponsor a Chanukah Party
in Senter Hall on Dec. 4 at
11:30 a.m. for the membership
and their children.

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