The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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

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U.S. Acknowledges PLO Meeting
But Insists No Other Sessions Set
The United States said that its
meeting with the Palestine
Liberation Organization last
weekend was initiated by a
low-level PLO official who
"asked to come and introduce
"There are no other meet-
ings planned at this time,"
State Department spokesman
Charles Redman said. Redman
had said before the initial U.S.
contact with the PLO on Dec.
16 that no other meetings
were likely before President-
elect George Bush's inaugura-
tion on Jan. 20.
A State Department source
dismissed reports from Madrid
that a PLO official was to meet
with the United States this
week. "That's wrong," the
source said.
U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia
Robert Pelletreau, the
sole U.S. official authorized to
speak with the PLO, did meet
for 45 minutes with Hakam
Balaoui, the PLO's representa-
tive in Tunis, Redman said.
Pelletreau used the occasion
to say the United States
"would welcome any informa-
tion the PLO is able to
develop" on the terrorist
downing of Pan American
World Airways Flight 103 on
Dec. 21, Redman said.
Pelletreau told Balaoui that
finding the prepetrators of the
bombing is a "high priority for
the United States, he added.
Redman refused to discuss
other details of the meeting,
except to say the agenda was
much smaller than that at the
Dec. 16 meeting. Redman
added that he will not divulge
any information provided by
the PLO to the United States,
citing the need for investigat-
ors to work on a "confidential
Golden Jubilee:
The Palm Beaches Celebrate UJA's 50 Years
Born out of Kristallnacht
(the Night of Broken Glass,
November 9,1938), the United
Jewish Appeal has brought
American Jews together in
their commitment to helping
Jews worldwide.
On the night of November 9,
1938, Jewish homes, syna-
gogues and stores were
assaulted throughout Nazi
Germany and Austria. The
next morning, glass from shat-
tered windows littered the
streets in Jewish areas, and
places of worship lay in ashes.
Scores of Jews were beaten
and killed. The shattering of
the glass of Jewish storefronts
was brutally symbolic of de-
cades of oppression and perse-
cution throughout Eruope.
The "Night of Broken Glass"
left an open wound on the
hearts of Jews in every nation.
For American Jewish lead-
ers, 6000 miles away, Kristall-
nacht was a turning point and
a catalyst. Only a centralized
fund-raising body, they real-
ized, would be able to mobilize
the resources needed to meet
the coming crisis for the Jews
of Europe.
The United Jewish Appeal
was bom two months later. On
January 10,1939, Rabbi Jonah
B. Wise of the American Jew-
ish Joint Distribution Commit-
tee, Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver of
the United Palestine Appeal
and William Rosenwald of the
National Coordinating Com-
mittee for Aid to Refugees
signed an agreement that
established the United Jewish
Appeal as the central Ameri-
can Jewish fund-raising organ-
ization for:
relief and rehabilitation in
immigration to and settle-
ment in Eretz Yisrael; and
aid to refugees in the
United States.
The potential of a united
fund-raising effort was dra-
matically proven during the
UJA's first campaign year. In
1939, the UJA raised $28.4
million from American Jewry,
almost double the amount the
three component agencies had
collected the previous year.
Since its founding, the UJA
has served as a model of Amer-
ican Jewish concern for Israel.
It symbolizes the Jewish life-
line extended by the Jews of
America to preserve and
strengthen Jewish life every-
where it exists throughout the
world. While UJA is primarily
HONOR GUARD. Just prior to handing in his credentials
as the United States' new ambassador to Israel, William
Andreas Brown reviews an Israeli army honor guard at
President Chaim Herzog's residence in Jerusalem. (API
Wide World Photo)
devoted to fundraising, it has
come to be, through its strong
and dedicated leadership, a
central force through which
the American Jewish commun-
ity asserts its commitments
and interests and makes its
views known to the entire
UJA at 50 is making possible
today's ingathering into Israel
and future growth throughout
the country. It provides con-
Continued on Page 7
Rabbis Bring
Federation To Pulpits
Israel's Coalition
Agreements Outlined
................................Pe 5
Columnists Skeptical
Of Arafat..............Page c
A Wiesenthal
Retrospective.... Pt* 10
What's News On
Israel's New Cabinet
..............................Page 12
Reagan Budget Proposes $3 Billion
For Israel, $380,000 For Refugees
President Reagan, in submit-
ting his last budget to Con-
gress, recommended that
Israel continue to receive $3
billion in foreign aid.
Deputy Secretary of State
John Whitehead, at a briefing
on the foreign aid requests for
the 1990 fiscal year, ruled out
a proposal to cut Israel's eco-
nomic aid for the current fiscal
year by two percent, which
could have cost the Jewish
state $36 million of its $1.2
billion in Economic Support
In addition, Israel has been
concerned about seeing its eco-
nomic aid in 1990 cut by
around $100 million, as part of
a formula to give the State
Department more discretion in
its foreign aid budget. Cur-
rently, Congress earmarks
funds to specific countries,
including Israel and Egypt.
Under the Reagan budget,
Egypt is designated to receive
the $2.3 billion in aid that it
has been receiving in recent
In overall terms, Israel did
not want to see any major cuts
in foreign assistance to other
countries, which would create
greater resentment at Israel's
share. The 1990 budget
request is for $19.4 billion for
international affairs, $14.8 bil-
lion of which would go for
foreign aid.
The most recent budgets, for
the 1988 and 1989 fiscal years,
had $18.1 billion designated
for international affairs,
including $14.3 billion for fore-
ign aid.
Despite the welcome news
for supporters of Israel, its $3
billion in grants could be cut at
any later step in the annual
budget cycle. Congress has
until Oct. 1, when the 1990
fiscal year begins, to act on the
White House budget request.
A portion of the budget that
Continued on Page 18

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 13, 1989
Effrat To Speak At Fountains Tournament
Jewish Fe
Al Effrat
Distinguished communal
leader Al Effrat will be the
featured guest speaker at a
golf tournament and luncheon,
Sunday, January 29, at the
Fountains. The annual event,
now a popular tradition, is held
on behalf of the 1989 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County/United Jewish Appeal
In making the announce-
ment, Albert Schnitt, Chair-
man of the tournament said,
"Everyone who attends this
luncheon will have the oppor-
tunity to hear Mr. Effrat, who
is a dynamic and eloquent
speaker. He's also a man of
action and his professional life
centers on the belief that we
must serve as the link between
past and future generations of
the Jewish people."
Al Effrat has been involved
in civil service for the Jewish
community for over 20 years.
Rabbis Bring Jewish
Federation To Congregants
One Shabbat a year has tra-
During this time he has served drtionally been devoted to edu-
in many capacities, including catJng area congregations in
Executive Director of the Jew- Pajm Beach County about the
ish Federation of Waterbury,
Connecticut and Director of
the Jewish Community Center
in Binghamton, New York.
Currently, Mr. Effrat serves
as the Florida Director of
AIPAC. Previously, he served
for three years as the Director
of the Southeastern states for
the American Friends of the
Hebrew University of Jerusa-
For more information, con-
tact Ephraim Goldberg, Foun-
tains Campaign Associate,
Jewish Federation, 832-2120.
Washington Institute Targets High School
Students As Future Jewish Leaders
new national organization is
emerging in Washington
aimed at creating future lead-
ers for the Jewish community
leaders who not only under-
stand the political issues facing
American Jews, but also how
traditional Jewish sources can
help them deal with these
The Washington Institute
for Jewish Leadership and
Values is headed by Sidney
Schwarz, a Reconstructionist
rabbi and a former executive
director of the Jewish Com-
munity Council of Greater
Schwarz said he began
developing the program when
he left the JCC in December
1987, because he saw the need
to bring together two worlds
that rarely meet: the world of
the synagogue and Jewish edu-
cation, and the Jewish com-
munal establishment, which
deals with public policy issues.
The program, whose first
target is high school students,
took a year to develop.
Schwarz said he has received
support and funds from Jewish
leaders from Orthodox to
Reform, and from the political
right and left.
"We are very strictly non-
partisan," Schwarz said. "We
are not out to make kids more
liberal or more conservative
politically, we don't have a
religious agenda.
"Our purpose is to educate,
to raise consciousness and
hopefully raise their involve-
ment" in policy issues from a
Jewish viewpoint.
The high school program,
called "Panim el Panim,"
(Face to Face), will bring
groups of 35 to 75 students to
Washington for four days to
learn about government and
the political process, the Jew-
ish political agenda and how
Jewish texts and values can
relate to these issues.
programs and services of the
Jewish Federation and its ben-
eficiary agencies: the Jewish
Community Center, the Jew-
ish Community Day School,
the Jewish Family and Chil-
dren's Service and the Joseph
L. Morse Geriatric Center.
"Bringing the Jewish Feder-
ation to area pulpits gives rab-
bis the opportunity to demon-
strate their support for the
Jewish Federation and its pro-
grams and services," said Dr.
Richard Shugarman, Chair of
the 1989 Jewish Federation
Dr. Shugarman, a Board
Member of the Jewish Federa-
tion, reported that there is
almost 100 percent coopera-
tion throughout the county.
Each rabbi will speak on behalf
of the Federation on the date
designated for his synagogue.
The Jewish Federation offers
support to the synagogues by
providing reading materials,
speakers, visual aides, etc.
"I would like to make the
annual Shabbat part of an
ongoing dialogue between the
Federation and synagogue
community," Dr. Shugarman,
a past president of Temple
Israel, explained. Next year
Dr. Shugarman hopes to hold a
community Havdalah service
at Camp Shalom to contribute
to community solidarity. He
would also like to plan the
Dr. Richard Shugarman
Federation Shabbat earlier in
the Campaign season and on a
grander scale.
"I think it's important to
plan as many cooperative pro-
jects as possible between the
Jewish Federation and the
Board of Rabbis," Dr. Shugar-
man added. "It's an opportu-
nity for all of us to accent the
positive and look at the good
we can do together."
(Please see the ad on page 12
for the dates your synagogue
will be participating in the
Federation Shabbat.)
For more information call
Rabbi Alan Sherman, Direc-
tor, Community Relations
Council, Jewish Federation,
The students, who will pay
tuition, will be provided with
kosher meals and will also tour
the major sites in Washington.
But the heart of the program
will be meetings with Israeli
and American Jewish organi-
zational representatives, and
with members of Congress and
the administration.
They will be briefed on such
Jewish issues as Israel, Soviet
Jewry and the problems of


B "An Assen Wedr F Women's Division usiness and Profession Women's Group Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County invites you to Evening of Communicc ...And More" with Meredith Kaplan, M.S. tive Communication Sp< lesday, January 18 7:0 'aim Beach Airport Hiltc al Won jcialist 0 p.m. )n
other Jewish communities at
Several Midrasha Judaica
High School students from
Palm Beach County will be
attending the conference in
Washington, D.C.
Peres Criticized
Finance Minister Shimon
Peres has come under criti-
cism, two weeks after he took
office, for the decision-making
process that led to the surprise
5 percent devaluation of the
shekel recently.
The devaluation, it turned
out, was the idea of Michael
Bruno, governor of the Bank
of Israel.
It was approved by Peres
with little consultation and
over the fierce opposition of
the director general of the
Finance Ministry, Victor
Those details contradicted
initial reports that the deva-
luation was a first step by
Peres to implement a broad
new economic program.
The Bank of Israel, the coun-
try's central bank, has long
advocated a substantial deva-
luation of the shekel. With a
new government in place,
devaluation was expected
momentarily, causing a rush to
buy dollars before their price
Bruno, reacting to reports
that the public had purchased a
record $150 million Tuesday
morning, decided "on the spur
of the moment" to try to end
the panic buying.
He believed that with deva-
luation an accomplished tact,
the demand for dollars would

Friday, January 13, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Dora Roth To Speak In Royal Palm
Sam Cohen and Henry Kauf-
man, Co-Chairman of the
Royal Palm Beach 1989 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County/United Jewish Appeal
Campaign, have announced
that Dora Roth, a vibrant and
optimistic Israeli, will be the
featured speaker at the Cock-
tail Party given on behalf of
this year s fund raising drive.
The $250 minimum commit-
ment event will be held on
Tuesday, January 24, 4 p.m.,
at the Indian Trail Country
"A survivor of the Holocaust
who now lives in Israel, Dora
Roth speaks eloquently for
Israel and for Jews every-
where," explained Mr. Kauf-
man. "She's a dynamic and
articulate speaker whose pas-
sion and experience tell the
story of Israel."
Mrs. Roth spent two years in
the ghetto in Vilna and four
years in Stuthof concentration
camp. After the war, she
moved around various hospi-
tals recovering from bullet
wounds and the ravages of
brutality and deprivation. Ris-
ing above those severe years,
she became trained as a regis-
tered nurse and moved to
Israel where she married and
raised two children.
In Israel, Mrs. Roth studied
public relations at the Univer-
sity of Haifa and served as a
liaison for Project Renewal
between depressed Israeli
Dora Roth
neighborhoods and American
For more information, con-
tact Garret Saperstein, Cam-
paign Associate, Jewish Fed-
eration, 832-2120.
Old Port Cove Committee Plans Cocktail Party
The Old Port Cove Cam-
paign Committee of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County met on December 19 to
discuss plans for the third
annual Old Port Cove Cocktail
Party to be held January 23 at
the Yacht Club. The commit-
tee also discussed strategies
for the 1989 Jewish Federa-
tion/UJA Campaign.
The upcoming Cocktail
Party is for Old Port Cove
residents and will feature
guest speaker Dora Roth, a
special Israeli UJA consultant,
who will address many of the
national and international
issues facing Israel today and
discuss the critical need for
Pictured above are members of the Old Port Cove Campaign
Committee. Sitting (l-r): Joe Shore, Joyce Yeckes, Arthur Yeckes,
Vice Chairman and Lester Ram. Standing (l-r): Vivian Novikoff,
Bernie Kaplan, Chairman, Beatrice Isenstein, Zedra Trebbin,
Barbara Brams, Jack Rimmer, William Silberberg, Helen
Hauben, Honorary Chair, Monty Schultz. Not pictured: Shirley
Adler, Beverly Foss, Jerry Gardner, Beverly Shore.
continued support of Israel.
The Cocktail Party begins at 4
in honor of
Lion of Judah Recipients
Wednesday, January 25, 1989
1:30 P.M.
Palm Beach
With Guest Speaker
Civic Activist
Noted Author, Television and Radio Personality
Minimum Commitment $5,000 to the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County/United Jewish Appeal
Women's Division Campaign
January 20. 1989
Israel Study/Tours
For Teenagers
These programs are highlighted every week as part of an ongoing series on
the Israel Incentives Programfor teenagers. For more information on these
and other programs, contact Dr. Elliot Schwartz, Education Director,
Jewish Federation, 8SX-S1S0.
Year-Long Study/Work Programs:
1. Kfar Blum Program for 10th Graders:
(Huleh Valley Regional High School)
Eligibility: Open to students who have successfully
completed 9th grade, above average
scholastic background and some Jewish
Duration: Late August and return at the end of
June of the following year.
Cost: $5,750 (includes airfare from N.Y.)
Description: Combined study program and work on
Kibbutz with other 10th graders. Fully
accredited general studies program.
2. Beit Hashita Program for 11th Graders
Same program as Kfar Blum for 10th graders, only for 11
graders in the Kibbutz Beit Hashita High School in the
Jezreel Valley.
Meyer B. Siskin Memorial Fund
The Meyer B. Siskin Memorial Fund was established in
1987 to fund Human Resource Development programs
for community leadership. These programs have been
provided through the National Jewish Center for Learn-
ing and Leadership (CLAL). Contributions to the Fund
can be made through the Endowment Program of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. For further
information, contact Edward Baker, Endowment Direc-
tor, the Jewish Federation, 832-2120.
MARCH 29 APRIL 10, 1989
An unbelievable $1499.00 per/person (based on double occupancy)
The Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County/Israel Connection
Tentative Day-By-Day Itinerary
SUN. 4-2-89
Depart Jerusalem for the north and stop at Megiddo, where
you will explore the tel where King Solomon built his
fortress, and where King Ahab dug a water tunnel. On to
Beth Alpha to view the sixth-century synagogue mosaic
floor. Drive to Beth Shean, where the bodies of Saul and
Jonathan were hung upon the city walls after the Gilboa
battle. Continue to Belvoire, a restored Crusader fortress.
Proceed to Tiberias to the Plaza Hotel for overnight.
In the coming issues of the Jewish Floridian, we will highlight another day of this
exciting itinerary to give you the opportunity to see what is being planned for this
"chance of a lifetime' trip.

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 13, 1989
Tightening Resolve;
Changing Resolve
While the new Israeli government is
attempting to tighten its collective belt in a
move toward fiscal austerity, the Israeli peo-
ple seem to be loosening their resolve vis-a-vis
the Palestine Liberation Organization.
A new, and reportedly surprising, poll just
released suggests that the people of Israel are
moving forward faster than their administra-
tion toward dealing with the PLO.
A slight majority of 54 percent believes that
the State of Israel should negotiate with the
PLO as long as its chairman, Yasir Arafat,
abides by his renouncement of terrorism. Of
those, 21 percent strongly support the move
and 33 percent are in favor of doing so.
Whether or not the resumption of contact
between the United States and the PLO
affects the national Israeli attitude is immater-
What is worthy of note is that, after a year
of the intifada in the administered territories,
there is some movement toward approaching
new avenues of dialogue between the adver-
saries in the Middle East.
That the U.S. made the first bold move
and is still considered an honest broker can
be considered catalytic.
While not endorsing the PLO, Israelis are
acknowledging that practicality and neces-
sity both may be the mother of reinventing
the peace process.
Good news, bad news
Good is that international pressure on Israel
has lessened as a result of the renewed
identification of Palestinian terrorists with the
threats against world airlines and airports.
Although there is not definitive evidence that
Palestinian extremists destroyed an American
airliner, they are the principal suspects.
In addition, greatly tightened security provi-
sions for all western airlines call attention to
the ongoing linkage of Palestinians and terror-
Bad news of course is that hundreds are
dead and the costs of the belated security will
mount into the millions of dollars.
Of course, PLO leader Yasir Arafat is being
looked to for assistance in bringing to justice
the Palestinian factions which oppose both
Arafat and recognizing Israel and UN Resolu-
tions mandating the 1967 borders as the
highest possible goal of an Aral) state in the
one-time Palestine Mandate.
Arafat knows that even if he knows which
Palestinian terrorists are involved in specific
acts, he cannot inform on them without sign-
ing his own death warrant.
Diffusing Potential Conflict
After the annual church/state conflict of
every December fought on city hall lawns
across the country, there is a refreshing
approach to mixing religion and public schools
being advanced.
Scholars are suggesting that while the wall
of church/state separation cannot be breached,
further consideration of learning about reli-
gion could be appropriate to a school syllabus.
The Supreme Court, in fact, validated that
approach while rejecting prayer in public
Perhaps, the new move afoot to put religion
in its proper cultural and historical perspec-
tive might well diffuse the particularistic
efforts of fundamentalists whose sole goal is to
put their version of God in the schoolhouse.
Fateful Ambiguity
The decision of the United
States government to legitim-
ize the Palestine Liberation
Organization through direct
dialogue is fraught with fateful
It is either a crisis that could
become an opportunity for
peace, or it is an opportunity
that could explode into an even
greater crisis.
There should be no confusion
about Jewish attitudes. The
majority of American Jews, I
believe, trust President
Reagan and Secretary of State
George Shultz. They are true
tnends of the Jewish people
and of Israel.
The real issue is that prac-
tically no one trusts Yasir
Arafat or the PLO. Arafat
spent weeks working on a joint
agreement with King Hussein
of Jordan, and then publicly
rejects their written under-
Arafat, in a circus of pub-
licity, announces that he
accepts America's conditions
for a dialogue, specifically re-
cognition of the State of Israel
and a rejection of terrorism.
At the very same time, the
radical Marxist PLO factions
of George Habash and Nayef
Hawatmeh tell the Arab press
they will never give up terror-
ism or accept Israel. So who
does Arafat really represent?
The critical issue, as I see it,
is how to discover true mod-
erate Palestinians who will
work unambiguously for peace
and not just engage in prop-
aganda warfare.
America and the world have
a great stake in being com-
pletely realistic and in not
being trapped in verbal decep-
tions and massive hype.
Letter To The Editor
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I, for one. have severe reser-
vations as to the long term
viability of the Middle East
peace which has apparently
been engineered by the major
powers and is being forced
upon the parties directly
involved in the conflict.
I feel it is no coincidence that
within the last year we have
had an end to the conflicts in
Nicaragua, Afghanistan,
Namibia, Angola, and Cambo-
dia which have been brought
about by agreements in which
the United States and the
Soviet Union have both played
a major part. If, in fact, the
Cold War is now winding
down, that the super powers
are seeking a resolution to
regional conflicts is part of
that process.
If a peace is forged on Israel
and the Palestinians which
does not have wide ranging
grass root support among the
people who would be expected
in live among one another in
peace, than that peace will not
be long-lasting. Even if the
Soviets and the Americans are
not supplying new weapons
and support for aggressions on
both sides, that does not mean
that the historic hates and
fears will disappear overnight.
Much of the U.S. positioning is
meant to put pressure on
Israel which is a change in the
long-standing U.S. policy not
to interfere with the wishes of
a democratically elected sover-
eign government.
I don't think Israel, whose
entire existence and security
relies on strong and vigilant
defense of its national interest,
can afford to just depend on
the good faith of the PLO
leadership or, for that matter,
the Soviet leadership that is in
a politically tenuous position
and could be overthrown by
hard-liners within their own
regimes at any time.
I would suggest that the
U.S. and Israel wait to see if
the desire for the realistic com-
promises that must be made to
achieve a real peace will flow
down to the individual inhabit-
ants of the area who have to
live with one another every
Our government should
allow Israel enough time to
wait and see how sincere the
PLO leadership really is and if
they really can speak for the
Palestinian people on the very
important issues that will have
to be decided for peace to
become a long-term reality for
Israel and her Arab neighbors

Satellite Project Halted
TEL AVIV (JTA) Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir has
called a halt to further development of Israel's communica-
tions satellite, "Amos," according to the daily Haaretz.
Shamir vetoed the project when it became apparent that
the government would have to invest $120 million over the
next four years to get it off the ground.
Gad Ya'acobi, minister of economic planning and
coordination in the last government, was unable to reach an
agreement with the Defense Ministry on the project.
The Israel Defense Force objected to digging into the
defense budget to pay for a communications satellite.
Israel launched its first satellite, Ofek-1, into orbit Sept.
Doctors Meet In West Berlin
WEST BERLIN (JTA) For the first time in 50 years,
Jewish physicians from several nations gathered at a
conference in West Berlin.
The purpose of the meeting was to establish a relation-
ship between current issues in medical ethics and the
tradition of the halacha.
Hosted by the Organization of Jewish Doctors in Berlin,
the First International Jewish Congress for Medicine and
Halacha attracted 300 physicians and psychologists from
14 countries.
Ulf Fink, the Berlin senator for health who addressed the
conference last month, recalled that the city's first hospi-
tal, founded in 1756, was a Jewish hospital.
Fink said that before World War II, 2,800 of the 6,800
area doctors were Jewish.
Currently, only about 140 Jewish physicians live in the
city, according to Roman Skoblo, head of the Organization
of Jewish Doctors.
Shamir Urges Talks
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir is formulating a new
peace initiative for the West Bank and Gaza Strip based on
the 1978 Camp David Accords. His proposals include:
elections in the territories, autonomy for the Palestinian
Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and direct
negotiations with Jordan, Egypt and non-members of the
PLO. The Prime Minister opposes an international confer-
ence but is considering ^eace talks sponsored by Washing-
ton and Moscow if the Soviet Union re-establishes
diplomatic relations with Israel.
The PLO's executive committee rejected Israel's plan for
limited autonomy and elections in the territories, calling it
"a new maneuver aimed at diverting world attention away
from Palestinian peace overtures." The Associated Press
reported that the 15-member body of the PLO said the
Palestinian Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip do not
need elections because the PLO is their representative.
Near East Report
Battleground U.S.
"The battle with Israel now will be in the United States,"
PLO leader Mohammed Milhem told the New York Times
(Dec. 25). The PLO seeks to expand its dialogue with the
United States and gain a substansive international confer-
ence on the Arab-Israeli conflict.
"For us, the international conference is the only way,"
Yasir Abed Rabbo told the Times. "This is one of the big
issues around which the fight with the United States will
turn." Israeli and American officials fear that an interna-
tional conference with plenipotentiary powers would
attempt to force Israel to make dangerous concessions.
"We do not have a magic wand to bring about an
international peace conference," said Jemeel Hillal, a PLO
official in Tunis. "All we have is the dialogue we started
with the U.S. and the intifadah. That is our main
Strength.'' -Near East Report
Bernard Cherrick Dies At 74
JERUSALEM (JTA) Bernard Cherrick, vice president
of the Hebrew University for the past 20 years and known
as "Mr. Hebrew University" in overseas Jewish communi-
ties, died here Wednesday at the age of 74.
Irish-born and an ordained rabbi, he had been an official
of the university for 41 years and played a major role in its
rebuilding and growth after the 1948 War for Independ-
Educated in England, Cherrick studied at the Liverpool
yeshiva and later at the University of Manchester and the
London School of Economics.
He was the first director of the United Palestine Appeal
of Great Britain and directed the Jewish National Fund
Friday, January 13, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Coalition Agreements Outlined
Peace is the highest priority
of Israel s newly-
established national unity gov-
ernment, which pledged to
"spare no efforts to promote
peace." According to the
agreement signed by the
Likud bloc and Labor Party
recently, there will be no nego-
tiations with the Palestine Lib-
eration Organization which it
still considers a terrorist group
despite Arafat's disclaimers.
The agreement calls for direct
talks with Egypt, Jordan and
non-PLO Palestinian Arabs in
the West Bank and Gaza Strip
and opposes a separate Pales-
tinian Arab state in the terri-
"There is no room or logical
reason for a second Arab state
inside Eretz Yisrael [the land
of Israel], and such will not
emerge," vowed Prime Minis-
ter Yitzhak Shamir during the
inauguration of the new gov-
The elections satisfy about
two-thirds of Israeli voters
who voted for the mainstream
Likud bloc or the Labor Party.
Likud won 39 seats in the
120-member Knesset; Labor
won 38 seats. Approximately
80% of Israel's 2.9 million eli-
gible voters went to the polls
Nov. 1.
"The new government is
really a government of the
center," said Daniel Bloch, a
representative of the Hista-
drut in New York and a former
political reporter in Jerusalem.
"This coalition shows that
both sides tried to exclude the
According to Joyce Starr,
senior associate at the Center
for Strategic and International
Studies (CSIS), a minor per-
centage of Israeli voters
shifted to the right. "Israel has
moved to the 'fear-right,' more
people are afraid now about
the future. Israel cannot be
declared a right-wing state,"
Starr said, adding that there is
a difference between Israel's
political right, who favor a
secular state and the religious
right. Those Israeli voters who
crossed from Labor to Likud
probably did so because they
believed peace was inevitable
and that Likud would be fir-
Intifada Dependent On
Foreign Funds
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion must pump $600 million
per annum into the adminis-
tered territories to keep the
intifada going, Haaretz
reported recently citing a
recently published PLO docu-
But another report in the
newspaper said Israeli bankers
claim that continuation of the
Palestinian uprising does not
require the transfer of foreign
money, and they are not at all
certain the PLO is making
such transfers.
A separate article in Haaretz
said that until the uprising
begin a year ago in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip, a sub-
stantial portion of the money
earmarked for public works in
the territories was being used
almost openly by the PLO to
acquire political power.
The paper said that before
the intifada, funds for munici-
palities and various public
institutions came from several
These included the Israeli
civil administration budget,
some $80 million a year in
allocations from Jordan, some
$75 million in annual aid from
the United Nations Relief and
Works Agency, and economic
assistance from Arab coun-
tries, the United States and
other foreign sources.
Moat of that money went to
the leadership and members of
organizations that identify
with the PLO or other Pales-
tinian nationalist groups,
Haaretz said.
Between 1979 and 1983,
$7.5 million was paid to com-
Eensate Palestinians whose
omes were demolished.
Another $7.5 million was
spent on "national scholar-
ships." Some $73 million went
for education in the territories
and $67 million for housing.
Lesser sums were spent to
subsidize workers organiza-
tions, community groups, stu-
dent associations, women's
groups, religious organiza-
tions, youth movements and
professional organizations,
including Arab journalists in
East Jerusalem, the report
Several months after the
outbreak of the intifada, the
Defense Ministry clamped
down on the entry of funds
into the territories.
The civil administration
reduced from 2,000 to 200 Jor-
danian dinars the amount of
cash a resident of the territor-
ies could bring in over the
Jordan River bridges without
providing an explanation.
Someone carrying up to 500
Jordanian dinars (approxi-
mately $1,000) had no trouble,
but those with larger amounts
had a hard time re-entering
the territories, Haaretz said.
mer in negotiations, Starr
The agreement made com-
mitments to "maintain free-
dom of religion and conscience
for all the non-Jewish commu-
nities; supply their religious
needs at public expense; and...
assure a religious education
for all children whose parents
desire it."
The new government prom-
ised to save persecuted Jews
and bring them to Israel,
examine the electoral system,
renew economic growth and
improve housing policies.
"The challenges which Israel
will face in the next few years
require us to join together all
the forces that want to and can
lend a hand in accomplishing
the national goals," Shamir
The two main parties have
much in common, Shamir
added, including "the vision of
Zionism and the rebirth of
Reprinted urith permission from the
Near East Report.
Passover Festival '89
Hosted By
Elite Kosher Tours
Michael Lefkowitz, presi-
dent of Elite Kosher Tours,
has announced that he will
once again be hosting the
"Passover Festival" holiday
vacation package at the Shel-
borne Beach Hotel on Miami
Beach. "Passover Festival
'89" will feature Seders with
reknown cantors, gourmet
f'latt kosher meals, and a
ively social program. There
will be a children's day camp,
nightly live entertainment,
movies, poolside snacks, and
special singles' events.
The Shelborne Beach
Hotel, on the ocean at 18th
street, is a newly renovated
hotel on the edge of the Art
Deco District, with remode-
led lobby, guest rooms, and
pool area. The hotel will be
under the supervision of the
"NK," with a full time mash-
giach, and a synagogue on
the premises.
Last year's Elite Singles'
Party drew over 350 singles.
The funds raised were
donated to the Heber Fund,
in memory of Rabbi Yossie
Heber, the Hebrew Academy
principal killed in a tragic car
accident last year. Informa-
tion and reservations for the
"Passover Festival" and Sin-
gles events are now being
taken by Elite Kosher Tours
at (305) 538-0450 or Toll-free
Children Afraid To Show Fear
Palestinian uprising is taking a
psychological toll among the
children of Jewish settlers in
the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The problem seems to be
that the children are fright-
ened but are afraid to show
fear because of parental disap-
proval, Davar reported Mon-
Educators and psychological
counselors employed in the
settlements appealed for guid-
ance recently to the Education
Ministry's psychological coun-
seling services.
The children are in a difficult
situation, compounded by the
message they receive from
their parents and teachers
which is "it is forbidden to be
afraid, and every time one
shows fear it is a victory for
the Arabs."
As a result, the counselors
say, the children try to sup-
press their fears and some
suffer greatly because of it.
The Education Ministry
advised the formation of par-
ent-teacher support groups to
convey to the children the mes-
sage that "it is permissible to
be afraid. Fear is a clearly
human feeling that has no
political significance."

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Columnists Show Skepticism In Response
To U.S. Dialogue With Arafat
The nation's opinion-leaders
have reacted with justifia-
ble skepticism to the opening
of a "substantive dialogue"
between the United States and
the PLO. Columnists have
underscored Yasir Arafat's
long history of terrorism and
political duplicity and have
looked warily at his apparent
rebirth as a moderate seeker
of peace. They counsel Israel
to resist international pressure
to make hasty, dangerous con-
cessions to the emboldened
Palestinian Arabs.
The Washington Post editor-
ialized that U.S. firmness led
to the opening with the PLO:
"It came about now
because...[Secretary of State
George] Shultz hung tough on
the principled conditions of
1975; he sent an additional
and, it seems, useful signal by
denying Yasir Arafat a
Washington Post correspon-
dent and news analyst Jim
Hoagland wrote, "Yasir Ara-
fat's decision to recognize
Israel and renounce terrorism
by the Palestine Liberation
Organization, in words dic-
tated to him by the State
Department, comes late and
grudgingly and still must be
tested. It still has to be shown
that he [Arafat] has spoken for
the other Palestinian groups
rather than simply for him-
Arafat can demonstrate his
commitment to peace by pre-
venting terrorist activity
against Israel. Calling on Ara-
fat to halt terrorism, the New
York Times editorialized:
"One of the first things Mr.
Shultz must do is to hold Mr.
Arafat responsible for such
"We should let Arafat know
that we expect him either to
exercise control over his
organization or expel those
murderers...whom he claims
he cannot control," Pulitzer
Prize winning columnist
Charles Krauthammer wrote.
"Otherwise his renunciation of
terrorism is a sham, and our
dialogue, undertaken on the
basis of fraudulent assurances
is at an end."
Time magazine's Michael
Kramer highlighted Arafat's
ability to talk out of both sides
of his mouth: "[Arafat] and his
confederates have raised dou-
ble-talk to an art form. Seem-
ing concessions have become
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traps, hard-line interviews in
Arabic have contradicted
hopeful statements in English,
renunciations of terrorist acts
have been undermined by evi-
dence suggesting Arafat's sup;
port for their undertaking."
He noted that Arafat lieuten-
ants have continued to call
for the gradual destruction of
Israel as codified in the Pales-
tine National Council.
The Wall Street Journal call-
ed on leaders of Jordan, Syria,
Libya, Iraq and other Arab
states to recognize Israel, add-
ing: "Absent declarations of
support from these guarantors
of Middle Eastern coexistence,
the statements to examine are
those in the Palestine National
Covenant a document that
the PLO and Mr. Arafat...does
[sic] not have the power to
Krauthammer asserts that
Washington was locked-in to a
faulty policy. "In the end, the
State Department had no
choice but to begin talks with
the PLO...Rather than reserv-
ing for itself the right to inter-
pret Arafat's intentions and to
wait and see whether his
actions complied with his
words, the State Department
has boxed itself in by commit-
ting itself to respond as soon
as the magic words were enun-
New York Times columnist
A.M. Rosenthal predicted:
"The pressure willnow
increase for Israel to risk its
very existence."
The Washington Post urged
the United States to ease this
pressure by honoring its comit-
ments: "Continued American
fidelity to the full range of
1975 conditions, which
included American commit-
ments on security, consulta-
tion and aid as well as on the
PLO, is all the more essential
now and can ease the strain."
"We must not expect Israel
to roll over, hand over Jerusa-
lem and permit the establish-
ment of a Soviet client at its
throat..." New York Times
columnist William Safire
wrote. "Americans should not
now tolerate a heavy hand on
the Israelis to act precipi-
tately. Their lives are at
Reprinted with permission from the
Near East Report.
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To Convene
In Israel
ity professionals and civil avia-
tion experts from more than
20 countries have registered
for the first international
seminar on aviation security,
to be held in Israel for five
days beginning Feb. 5.
Although planned months
ago, the seminar will have spe-
cial urgency in light of the
destruction of Pan American
Airways Flight 103 over Scot-
land last week, which investi-
gators now attribute to a pow-
erful bomb placed aboard the
The seminar was announced
by Deputy Foreign Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu, a Likud
member of the Knesset, and
Professor Ariel Merari, a ter-
rorism expert at Tel Aviv
University's Jaffee Center for
Strategic Studies.
It will be dedicated to mem-
bers of Israel's intelligence
community who died in the line
of duty.
Drawing primarily on the
Israeli experience, presenta-
tions will be made by Meir
Amit, former director of mili-
tary intelligence of the Israel
Defense Force who is also a
former head of Mossad, the
Israeli secret service, and by
Yosef Harmelin, former head
of Shin Bet, the internal secur-
ity organization.
Airline pilots and flight
attendants of various airlines,
as well as passengers who
were victims of terrorist
hijackings will participate in
panel discussions.
Other registrants include
the chief managers of airports,
airline and civil aviation
authorities, heads of national
airport anti-terrorist units,
military and police representa_
tives and manufacturers of
commercial anti-terrorism
The seminar will deal with
negotiations with hijackers;
the media and public support;
terrorist tactics and security
countermeasures; and plan-
ning aviation security.
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with hand-crocheted
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armulkes inside was
and Southern Blvd.
For more information
call Susan Wolf-
Schwartz at the Jew-
ish Information Ser-
vices, 184-2127.

Golden Jubilee Dinner
Dance Celebrates UJA
Friday, January 13, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Continued from Page 1
tinuing care for the remnant of
Jews in Eastern Europe and
makes possible Jewish continu-
ity in 33 countries around the
Specifically, the fund-raising
organization of the United
Israel Appeal, Inc. (UIA)
transmits funds to the Jewish
Agency for Israel (JAFI) and
the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee, Inc.
(JDC) to help Jews worldwide.
It also provides support for the
New York Association for
New Americans, Inc.
(NYANA), successor to the
original 1939 partner, the
National Coordinating Com-
mittee for Aid to Refugees.
With the funds distributed
throughout its history to these
beneficiaries, the UJA has con-
tributed to the rescue, rehabili-
tation and resettlement of
more than three million men,
women and children, more
than 1.8 million of them in
Today, the UJA/Federation
Campaign still provides funds
for the Jewish Agency's over-
all budget plus money for Pro-
ject Renewal and the Israel
Education Fund. The Cam-
paign also funds most of the
JDC's budget and provides
support for NYANA's assis-
tance to new American immi-
grants, mostly Jews from Iran
and the Soviet Union.
Throughout the 1988-89
Campaign year, UJA has been
celebrating its fiftieth anniver-
sary with a variety of special
events and programs high-
lighting the organization's his-
tory, its ongoing work on
behalf of the Jewish people
and its role in American Jew-
ish life.
The Palm Beach County
Jewish Federation has joined
with other Federations around
the U.S., paying tribute to
UJA's 50th Anniversary, by
scheduling events and celebra-
tions to the theme of UJA's
Jubilee. On January 29, the
Palm Beach County Jewish
Federation will hold a pre-
miere Golden Jubilee Dinner
Dance at the Breakers Hotel
in Palm Beach, in support of
the 1989 Jewish Federation/
UJA Campaign. The Jerry
Marshall Orchestra will
provide the evening's
entertainment and a short
address will be made by
eminent guest speaker, Rabbi
Haskell Lookstein.
Included among UJA's
national commemorative
events are:
Dor le Dor Prime Minister's
Mission: UJA's major givers
took their children and/or
grandchildren on an intensive
five-day mission to Poland and
Israel in August 1988 to
retrace history, to gain a
greater understanding of Jew-
ish heritage, to learn more
about Israel and to offer their
children understanding of why
they (the parents) do what
they do in the Jewish commun-
Jubilee Missions: This series
of commemorative missions
showed American Jews how to
best show support for Israel
by being there physically and
learning more about the Jew-
ish state. The main mission to
Israel, October 13-18, was pre-
ceded by several four-day pre-
missions to Belgium, France,
Denmark, Poland, Hungary,
Romania or Morocco. Eight
people from Palm Beach
County participated in the
Romanian pre-mission, fol-
lowed by the five-day Jubilee
Mission, where they joined
with 1,000 American Jews in
A Night To Remember: On
November 9, 1988, 50 years
after Kristallnacht, the Night
of Broken Glass when the
Nazis smashed the windows of
Jewish buildings and torched
the remains, the Rabbinic Cab-
inet of the UJA sponsored "A
Night to Remember." In Palm
Beach County, over 800 people
attended a Kristallnacht
memorial, sponsored by the
Board of Rabbis and the Com-
munity Relations Council of
the Jewish Federation, held at
Temple Beth El.
Keeping The Promise: This is
an exhibit that provides a pan-
orama of UJA s history. The
300-piece photograph and gra-
phics exhibit covers the UJA
experience its work in Israel
and the countries administered
by the JDC and its fundraising
work in the U.S. Later this
month the exhibit, featuring
leading photographers, will be
available to communities
Fiftieth Anniversary Cele-
bration Days: The celebration
began in New York, December
11-12, with a two-day event
featuring a gala show, special
cocktail parties, individual and
community awards, symposia,
dialogues and a private tour of
an important Jewish exhibit at
the New York Public Library.
For more information on the
Golden Jubilee Dinner Dance,
please contact Sandy Gross-
man, Campaign Associate,
Jewish Federation, 832-2120.
AJCongress Defends Worshipper
The American Jewish Congress has filed an amicus
curiae (friend of the court) brief asking the U.S. Supreme
Court to reverse the State of Illinois' denial of unemploy-
ment benefits to a man whose personal Christian faith
precludes him from working Sundays. In the case of Frazee
v. the Dent, of Employment Security, the Illinois Appeals
Court had ruled that, since William Frazee could not prove
that his refusal to work Sunday could be found in the
"tenets or dogma of an established religious sect," he was
not entitled to protection under the First Amendment.
Such strict observance of the Sunday Sabbath,
the Appeals Court said, is not a precept shared by
most Christians in today's increasingly secular world.
AJCongress' brief expresses concern that people who
cannot pinpoint the precise sources of their faith, whose
beliefs are not shared by other worshippers, or whose
views are considered extreme or outdated can be denied
religious freedom.
I don't like the looks of this."
1988 David S. Boxerman and Mark Saunders. All rights reserved
What Has It Meant?
This is continued from last week's issue of the Floridian.
Let's look at practical ways in which you might plan now to produce these
results by year end.
CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES. A charitable gift annuity generates
partially tax-free income in addition to providing a charitable income tax
deduction. The tax-free portion of income from a gift annuity varies with age, as
you can see from the following table:
Percent Tax-Free Income
from Gift Annuities
Age Percent Age Percent
55 29.1% 70 39.5%
60 32.0 75 43.6
65 35.4 80 48.2
Reduce or Avoid Capital Gain Tax
Through Charitable Planning
Since capital gain is now taxed at the same rate as ordinary income, many
people have found that their capital Investments are producing less net profit
than expected. Using appreciated stock or other property to make current
charitable gifts offers triple benefit. You have the satisfaction of helping others
with your gift, and in addition to a valuable charitable deduction you avoid tax on
the capital gain. NOTE: In a very few cases, the tax savings may be reduced if
you are subject to the alternative minimum tax.
PLANNING POINTER: An important way to realize continued benefit from
the current market value of a capital investment is to use your stock or real
estate to fund a charitable trust.
Example: Mr. and Mrs. Smith are both 70 and have stock valued at $100,000
with a cost basis of $10,000. If they sell it on the open market, they will have a
capital gain tax of $25,200. In other words, they will net only $74,800 from their
investment. At 8%, they will see an annual Income of $5,984. On the other hand,
if they put that stock directly into a two-life unitrust with us, they will pay no
capital gain tax and their income will be $8,000 per year. In addition, they will
generate an income tax deduction of $32,084, which at their 28% rate, is worth
$8,984 In tax savings to them.
The more capital gain tax you avoid, the greater your net spendable income.
Using appreciated stock or real estate in partnership with charity is one of the
best tax- planning steps you can take.
Is this clear to you? Please call the Endowment Department of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County for further clarification: 832-2120. Ask for
Edward Baker or Morris Rombro.
The Endowment Fund
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
591 South Flagler Drive, Suite 305
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(407) 832-2120
Morris Rombro
Endowment Associate
Edward Baker
Endowment Director
of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 13, 1989
Fifty Years Later, Rabbis Despair Over Soviet Jewry
Jews Given Burial Rights During First Visit To Israel
remains of thousands of Jews
killed in the Warsaw Ghetto
were given Jewish burial rites
on Dec. 13, nearly 50 years
after their deaths.
More than 1,000 Jews and
non-Jews attended the funeral
services, including the ambas-
sadors of the United States,
West Germany, France, Brit-
ian and Belgium.
Mordechai Palzur, head of
the Israeli interest section
established in Warsaw this
year, represented his country.
The human skulls and bones
were discovered about two
months ago, at a construction
site in the part of Warsaw that
had been the Warsaw Ghetto.
It was there, beginning in
December 1940, that some
500,000 Jews were forced to
live behind walls before being
deported to Treblinka.
According to Rabbi Hertz
Frankel of Brooklyn, one of 15
rabbis and dozens of Orthodox
lay leaders from several coun-
tries who officiated at the bur-
ial, the bones at the site are the
remains of an estimated
10,000 to 18,000 men, women
and children.
Most of the bones had to be
left at the construction site
because there was neither the
time, manpower nor money to
recover them, Frankel
He said that no more than 10
percent were extricated.
Those bones, including 286
skulls, some with bullet holes,
filled 82 caskets, which were
placed on a large open truck
and escorted through Warsaw
to the old Jewish cemetery
near Okopuvia Street.
About 150 Polish bystanders
watched the two-hour cere-
mony, which included a speech
by Warsaw Mayor Jerzy Boles-
lawski, who said "the people of
Poland and Warsaw have an
obligation to remember for-
ever the destruction of the
centuries-old Jewish commun-
ity in Poland."
The funeral ceremony con-
cluded with the chanting of
"El Moleh Rachamim" and the
saying of Kaddish by all the
Jewish representatives.
TEL AVIV (JTA) Six visi-
tors from the Soviet Union,
including the chief rabbis of its
two largest cities, praised the
policies of President Mikhail
Gorbachev on their arrival
here last week, but painted a
dismal picture of Jewish religi-
ous life in their country.
The visitors are Chief Rabbi
Adolph Shayevich of Moscow;
Chief Rabbi Haim Levitis of
Leningrad; Aharon Litvan,
head of the Jewish community
in Odessa; and three other
Jewish representatives from
those cities.
CJF Airs A Jewish '60 Minutes'
NEW YORK (JTA) North American Jewish federa-
tions refuse to grow complacent in their work with the
Jewish community.
Last month, over 3,000 representatives from 200 com-
munities across the United States and Canada attended
hundreds of sessions that explored ways in which federa-
tions can develop more creative and effective services.
The Council of Jewish Federations compiled interviews
with community leaders, including New York Gov. Mario
Cuomo and Simcha Dinitz, chairman of the Jewish Agency,
discussing such issues as the elderly, adoption, Soviet
Jewry and Israel.
It pieced them together into a segment on the January
edition of "Jewish Television Magazine," a monthly maga-
zine-format program produced by CJF.
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They were in Israel for a
two-week stay at the invitation
of the Great Synagogue in Tel
Aviv. The invitations had been
extended for years, but this
was the first time they were
It was also the first time
since the Bolshevik Revolution
in 1917 that the chief rabbis of
the two most important Soviet
cities were allowed to come
here on a visit.
They credited this to Gorba-
chev's "glasnost" (openness)
policies. The Foreign Ministry
welcomed the visit as "open-
ing a narrow channel of direct
contact between Israel and the
large Jewish community of the
Soviet Union."
But the visitors despaired of
the state of religious life in
that community.
They attributed the situation
to ignorance of Judaism on the
part of most Soviet Jews, and
70 years of anti-religious
indoctrination by the Com-
munist regime.
Litvan said an entire year
can go by without a single Bar
Mitzvah being celebrated at
Odessa's one synagogue.
He said the synagogue can
accommodate 800 people, but
that no more than 30 to 50
worshipers attend Sabbath
Town Without A Mohel
There is also no mohel in the
city, and when their services
are needed, one is brought in
from Riga, Chernowitz or
Leningrad to perform the rit-
ual circumcision, Litvan said.
Levitis said he recently
received permission to teach
Hebrew and Jewish studies in
Leningrad, but only to adults
and not to children.
"The adults are like chil-
dren," he said, in their know-
ledge of Jewish subjects.
He said the Leningrad syna-
gogue has a minyan every
morning, between 50 and 100
worshipers attending Sabbath
services and more on holidays.
Shayevich said synagogue
attendance was larger in Mos-
Both rabbis were ordained at
the rabbinical seminary of
Budapest, the only one in
Eastern Europe. Both speak
Hebrew, and Litvan also
speaks Yiddish.
Shayevich is a controversial
figure here because he was a
member of the government-
sponsored Anti-Zionist Com-
mittee of the Soviet Public.
Asked on his arrival if he
was still a member of the
Jewish group, he replied, "The
committee no longer exists."
Soviet Ambassador Hails
Cooperation, Predicts
Warming Ties With Israel
The Soviet ambassador to
Washington recently hailed
recent Soviet-Israeli coopera-
tion and said he foresees an
improvement in relations
between Moscow and world
Ambassador Yuri Dubinin
made the remarks at a Soviet
Embassy ceremony in which
officials of the American Jew-
ish World Service presented
him a check for $50,000 to help
relief efforts in earthquake-
ravaged Soviet Armenia.
The Boston-based group also
gave $30,000 to the Armenian
primate, Archbishop Torkom
Manoogian, which is
earmarked for helping Arme-
nia's estimated 40,000 to
50,000 amputees, many below
the age of 18.
Dubinin said he was "deeply
moved" by the gift. He also
said the Soviet people are
appreciative of tne aid the
Israeli government has pro-
vided in efforts to rescue vic-
tims of the disaster.
The ambassador praised
''cooperation between the
Soviet Union and Israel" over
the recent hijacking of an Aer-
oflot airliner, which landed
safely at Israel's Ben-Gurion
Asked if the group's gift
contribution helps improve ties
between Jews and the Soviet
Union, Dubinin responded:
"Of course, of course. And this
is one of the manifestations of
one of the expressions."
He said that "much more
deep, much more important"
than the money AJWS pro-
vided was the Jewish commun-
ity's "expression of human
In response, Lawrence Phil-
lips, chairman of the AJWS
board, said, "We are obviously
elated and thrilled with the
expression that the ambassa-
dor just made that there might
be some tangential benefits'
for Jews.
Several other Jewish organi-
zations have made contribu-
tions to the Armenia relief
effort. The first was
B'nai B'rith Internationa ,
which delivered a $1,500 check
to the Soviet Embassy two
days after the Dec. 7 earth-
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee has
raised more than $250,000 for
Armenian relief efforts so far.
But it is holding onto the
money for longer-term rebuild-
ing programs. After a 1985
earthquake in Mexico City,
JDC held its contributions for
awhile before earmarking its
funds to a non-sectarian junior
high school there.

The Mama Loshen Returns:
Yiddish Is Thriving In Israel
Friday, January 13, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Supreme Court
First Menorah/Creche Case
associate of Professor Gershon
Winer, a former American
rabbi who now heads the Yid-
dish program at Bar-Ilan Univ-
ersity in Israel, once intro-
duced him as a man who "gave
up the rabbinate in order to
devote himself to Judaism."
The comment was no joke.
"I feel in teaching the Yid-
dish language and literature,
I'm really conveying the mean-
ing of Jewish values and Jew-
ish experience and Jewish
ideas," Winer said in the midst
of a hectic business day at
Bar-Ilan's New York office.
Winer initiated the Yiddish
language program at Bar-Dan
about seven years ago. It is
now the world's largest, with
over 200 students, 40 courses
and a faculty of seven.
The Rena Costa Chair in
Yiddish at the University,
named after its primary contri-
butor, adheres to two main
principles: teaching Yiddish in
Yiddish, rather than in
Hebrew, and treating Yiddish
as a living language and cul-
The courses vary at Bar-
Ilan, from the history of Yid-
dish literature and contempor-
ary Yiddish writing, to litera-
ture of the Holocaust and Yid-
dish folklore and humor.
One of the programs at the
university is the Moshe and
Sara Friedman Program,
which trains and supplies
many of Israel's Yiddish teach-
ers to the 50 elementary and
high schools that offer it.
Seven years ago, Winer
noted, only two high schools
offered Yiddish.
Since the inception of the
program at Bar-Ilan, Winer
has noticed changes in attitude
toward Yiddish there.
"When we started, frankly I
felt a certain discomfort, or
sensitivity, standing in front of
a class, looking out the win-
dows and people passing by
suddenly hearing Yiddish,"
Winer said.
Yiddish Is In'
"But by now, Yiddish is in
Yiddish is accepted," he con-
tinued. "There are Yiddish
activities all over Israel today
as a result of our position.
Even Hebrew University is
now teaching one or two Yid-
dish courses in Yiddish."
Winer and crew still encoun-
ter problems, though.
"We have problems with the
university itself, where these
academic people are not ready
to accept our approach with
Yiddish in its broadest cultural
expression," Winer explained.
"They're accustomed to Yid-
dish as an area of research,
something dead, to be studied
and analyzed like a post-
mortem," he said.
The increase in Yiddish stud-
ies parallels an increase in the
United States, which has gone
from no universities offering
Yiddish 20 years ago to some
60 schools in the U.S. and
Canada which provide elec-
tives now.
"Yiddish today is a form of
identification with Judaism,
even more than modern
Hebrew, because there's a
great deal of alienation and
rejection of Jewish values in
modern Hebrew literature,"
Winer declared.
"Yiddish is so saturated with
Jewishness that even secular
Yiddish becomes a vehicle for
Jewish religious values and for
Jewish ideas.
"Yiddish has become the
medium for meaningful identi-
fication with Jewish destiny,
with Jewish history and with
Jewish values."
Other programs at the
school inc ude affiliated pro-
jects launched under independ-
ent scholarship upon establish-
ment of the chair.
The Morris and Emma
Schaver Institute concentrates
on furthering Yiddish studies,
academic research, publica-
tions and cultural endeavors.
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ican Jewish organizations are
getting involved on both sides
of the first case to come before
the U.S. Supreme Court that
examines the display of a Jew-
ish religious symbol on public
The high court will probably
hear oral arguments in the
case during the spring session,
according to Samuel Rabinove,
legal director of the American
Jewish Committee.
Arguments in the case
almost certainly will be heard
before the court recesses for
the summer, he told the Jew-
ish Telegraphic Agency.
The plaintiffs in the original
case, the American Civil Liber-
ties Union and the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith, are asking the Supreme
Court to affirm a U.S. Court of
Appeals decision barring pub-
lic displays of a Christmas
nativity scene and a Chanukah
menorah on government prop-
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holiday season.
Friend-of-the-court briefs in
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and itself.
The Supreme Court in
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of a nativity scene or creche on
public property, but never a
menorah or other Jewish reli-
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The menorah in question
belongs to the Chabad-Luba-
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movement. The creche is the
property of the Holy Name
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to overturn the lower court
Nathan Lewin, a Washing-
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Chabad. Lewin is a vice presi-
dent of the National Jewish
Commission on Law and Pub-
lic Affairs, widely known as
COLPA informed JTA it,
too, has filed a friend-of-the-
court brief on behalf of several
national Orthodox Jewish
organizations in support of the
Chabad position.
The ADL, co-counsel with
the ACLU in the case of
ACLU v. County of Allegheny
(Pa.), represents Malik Tuna-
dor, a Moslem. He testified
that as an Allegheny County
taxpayer, he felt excluded by
the erection of a menorah on
the steps of the Pittsburgh
City-County Building and the
annual placement of a creche
in the Allegheny County
The U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Third Circuit in Phila-
delphia ruled last March 15
that the establishment clause
of the U.S. Constitution's
First Amendment prohibits
the display of religious sym-
bols in or near buildings that
house government offices.
The Supreme Court agreed
four months ago to hear the
Donald Mintz, chairman of
ADL's Civil Rights Commit-
tee, pointed out that "religious
symbols at these locations
communicate the message that
the represented faiths are
endorsed or approved by the
state." He said the message
violates the establishment
clause "because it diminishes
the political stature of those
who do not adhere to the rep-
resented religion."
Rabinove said the "constitu-
Continued on Page 18
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 13, 1989
A Wiesenthal Retrospective
Sitting in a room lined with
books about the Holocaust at
the Simon Wiesenthal Cen-
ter's Eastern regional office,
Wiesenthal's face clouds over
as he is asked about his
mother, his father, his brother.
He pulls out memories with
clarity, as though they hap-
pened yesterday. Wiesenthal's
80th birthday was Dec. 31.
It was August 1942 when his
mother was put on the trans-
port to the Belzec concentra-
tion camp. Wiesenthal was
remembering the heat.
"I hope that she died on the
transport," he said, "because
she was sick when they took
He sat back and his eyes
were looking inward, at pain-
ful memories. "I was on the
railway station. It was hot.
People were waiting three
days in the transports. It was
impossible to help them."
His father had died in 1915
as a soldier in the Austro-
Hungarian army. His brother
died as a young boy.
Wiesenthal, bom in Buczacz,
Galicia, recalls how he trained
to be an architect in Prague,
Czechoslovakia, and worked in
that profession in Lvov,
Poland, between 1934 and
1939, and then in Odessa, Rus-
sia, until 1941.
On Austrian President
Kurt Waldheim: ". .
He's a liar and not a
He spent the war in concen-
tration camps Mauthausen
and Buchenwald and in
labor camps, where "condi-
tions were terrible, but we
could survive."
He recalled escaping from a
labor camp in Lvov, but "they
caught me in a hiding place in
Lvov," he remembered. "I
tried to commit suicide. I cut
my wrists," he said, showing
the faint scars.
When liberation came, Wie-
senthal was in Mauthausen.
"It was only my wish to see
the collapse of the Germans,"
Wiesenthal said, "and then I
saw the war crimes group" in
He approached them as a
witness, he said, remembering
especially his talks with a U.S.
Army captain who was a pro-
fessor of international law at
Wiesenthal said he thought
at the time that "justice would
Simon Wiesenthal
"Can you name me a politician
that didn't make a mistake?
"He's a friend of Israel,"
Wiesenthal said, pointing out,
in- contrast, that Kohl's pre-
decessor, Helmut Schmidt,
arranged that 300 West Ger-
man tanks be sold to Saudi
Similarly, Wiesenthal has
come within two years, and
then I would go back to being
an architect."
Wiesenthal's biggest sur-
prise at war's end was that his
wife, Cilia, had survived too,
most of that time perhaps a
few yards from him in the
women's section of a camp to
which he had been taken.
She escaped, too, but during
the Polish rebellions in 1944,
"she was arrested as a Polish
woman and sent to Germany,"
where she survived in a labor
Wiesenthal provided evi-
dence on Nazi atrocities for
the U.S. Army. In 1947, he and
about 30 other volunteers
opened the Jewish Historical
Documentation Center in Linz,
Austria, where the American
army files had been located.
The Wiesenthal group's
intention was to assemble evi-
dence so that Nazi war crimi-
nals could be tried for their
Wiesenthal's volunteers gra-
dually left, and in 1954 he
closed his center in Linz and
gave most of his files to the
Yad Vashem, Holocaust Re-
membrance Authority, in Jeru-
salem. He did, however, keep a
dossier on Adolf Eichmann.
Wiesenthal reopened his
center in Vienna in 1959, after
he saw an obituary notice for
Eichmann's stepmother that
included Eichmann's wife as
It used the name Eichmann,
an indication to Wiesenthal
that she had neither divorced
nor remarried. Israeli papers
had begun speculating about
Eichmann and communicated
with the Israeli ambassador in
Vienna that Eichmann was
possibly still alive.
Wiesenthal was contacted by
Israelis and the search for
Eichmann had begun in earn-
The career of the Nazi-
hunter has not gone without
criticism, which he deflects
deftly. One such charge in-
volves his political embrace of
West German Chancellor Hel-
mut Kohl and President Rea-
gan, who were honored by
Wiesenthal in separate dinners
in November, and who were
themselves criticized for their
appearances in 1985 at the
Bitburg military cemetery,
where SS members are buried.
"Kohl made a mistake,"
Wiesenthal said in response.
thereby facilitated their perpe-
Wiesenthal travels exten-
sively, providing governments
Wiesenthal: "It was
only my wish to see the
collapse of the Germans
. and then I saw the
war crimes group."
been cited for not having
demanded an accounting from
Kurt Waldheim of his wartime
deeds, as other Jewish and
governmental figures world-
wide have done, or for asking
that Waldheim resign as presi-
dent of Austria.
Wiesental answered rapidly:
"Because I saw from the
beginning that he's a liar and
not a criminal.
"I proposed the commission
of historians," he claimed,
referring to the international
historians' commission that
convened in Vienna to investi-
gate charges that Waldheim
knew of atrocities against
Jews and others during World
War II.
The commission concluded
that Waldheim, during World
War II as a German intelli-
gence officer in the Balkans,
"repeatedly assisted in con-
nection with illegal actions and
On W. German Chancel-
lor Helmut Kohl's visit
to Bitburg: "Can you
name me a politician
that didn 't make a mis-
with information on fugitive
Nazi war criminals.
In October, in Amsterdam,
he berated the Dutch publicly
for not trying hard enough to
extradite Dutch Nazi war
criminals living in Canada,
Argentina and Spain.
His criticism may have paid
off. In recent weeks, the
Argentine government has
said it plans to deport to the
Netherlands one of the men
Wiesenthal cited: Abraham
Kipp, who as a policeman for
the occupying Nazi forces
reportedly rounded up mem-
bers of the Dutch resistance,
including many Jews.
In October, the Wiesenthal
Center in Los Angeles was
given a large sum of money to
purchase at an auction the
English letters that Anne and
Margot Frank wrote to two
sisters in Iowa.
Wiesenthal was interested in
getting those letters particu-
larly because he located Karl
Silberbauer, the Gestapo offi-
cer who arrested the Frank
family in Amsterdam in 1944.
In June 1964, an Austrian
court announced Silberbauer
would not have to face trial
because evidence to charge
him with war crimes was "not
sufficient after such a long
Silberbauer had admitted it
was he who supervised the
arrest of Anne, her parents,
sister and four other Jews, the
Van Daans and Dr. Albert
Wiesenthal lives and works
in Vienna, where he runs his
documentation center. But
how has he been able to live
these years amidst Austrians,
a people accused so frequently
of strong Nazi ties?
"I wish not to release them
from this bad sleep," he
tefl are: Israeli Finance Minister Shimon Peres; Morris Abram, outgoing president of the
Conferenceof Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir; and the conference's new president, Seymour Reich. (AP/Wide World

U.S. Warns Israel
On Deportations
Friday, January 13, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Bidding Farewell, Pickering Warns Mideast
The United States said it was
"gravely concerned" about
Israel's deportation of 15
Palestinians from the West
Bank and the Gaza Strip.
"We have repeatedly voiced
our opposition to the expulsion
of Palestinians from the occu-
pied territories," State
Department spokesman
Charles Redman said.
Instead of enhancing the
Jewish state's security, he
said, deportations "enhance
Palestinian resentment and
add to tensions."
The State Department has
taken special interest in the
plight of the Palestinians, who
Israeli Embassy spokesman
Yossi Gal said were involved in
"inciting, leading and direct-
ing violent disturbances in the
In August, after Israel ini-
tially ordered the deporta-
tions, Thomas Pickering, the
U.S. ambassador to Israel, dis-
cussed their cases with top
Israeli leaders while U.S.
Deputy Secretary of State
John Whitehead met with
Oiled Eran, acting Israeli
ambassador to the United
I'rime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir and Defense Minister Yitz-
hak Rabin told Pickering that
the deportations would be car-
ried out after the Palestinians
bad the opportunity to appeal
to Israel's High Court of Jus-
Redman said that the United
States will continue to press
its position as it has done
previously. But a department
source was unaware of any
planned meeting between U.S.
and Israeli officials on the mat-
"As a strong friend of Israel,
we are now gravely concerned
about these most recent expul-
sions," Redman said. "Depor-
tations are an unacceptable
practice under the Fourth
Geneva Convention."
A State Department official
explained that the fourth pro-
tocol of the Geneva Conven-
tion of 1949 "does not permit
forced exile as a form of pun-
Gal said Israel differs with
the United States in interpret-
ing the treaty, which governs
the conduct of an occupying
power. "We maintain that it is
legal" under the treaty to
Soviets Offer
Hoop Package
Soviet Union has approved the
sale of 400 package tours to
Israeli fans who want to watch
the Tel Aviv Maccabi basket-
ball team play the CSKA Red
Army team in Moscow Jan. 12.
The Soviet hoopsters will
play a rematch in Tel Aviv
next March.
deport Palestinians, he said.
Redman called on Israel to
afford "full and public judicial
process" to those accused of
criminal acts. Such a process
would allow Palestinians to
"defend themselves against
any charges," he added.
Gal retorted that all were
"given enough time to appeal"
to the High Court of Justice.
They first petitioned the advi-
sory committee of the central
and southern commands of the
Israel Defense Force and filed
appeals with the court Aug.
17. But they have since with-
drawn the appeals, Gal said.
The High Court has never
overturned an IDF deporta-
tion order.
Redman said Palestinians
found guilty under Israeli law
"should be punished appropri-
ately." The State Department
source said acceptable forms
of punishment would be
imprisonment or fines.
ing U.S. Ambassador Thomas
Pickering warned that the
status quo in the Middle East
is too dangerous to be allowed
to continue.
He maintained at a farewell
news conference here and in
television interviews that
there is now a one-time oppor-
tunity to end violence and
begin contacts between the
opposing parties.
He said he is sure Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir will
follow through on his promise
to offer a new peace initiative.
Pickering, who is slated to
become U.S. ambassador to
the United Nations, reiterated
that the American dialogue
with the Palestine Liberation
Organization is just that a
dialogue and nothing more.
"It doesn't involve such
things as the recognition of an
independent Palestinian
state," he said, pledging the
talks would be cut off if the
PLO resumed terrorist acts.
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 13, 1989
New Israeli Cabinet Largest In History
28 members of Israel's new
Likud-Labor coalition govern-
ment could hardly fit around
the table in the Cabinet room
when they held their first
meeting recently.
But the session went off
smoothly. The ministers man-
aged to settle a great deal of
non-controversial business at
the 75-minute session.
The Cab:net consists of 12
ministers each from Likud and
Labor, two from the ultra-
Orthodox party Shas and two
from the National Religious
It is easily the largest Cab-
inet in Israel's history. It is
larger by three than what
Each year synagogues across the county devote a
Shabbat to informing their congregants about the
programs and services of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County and its beneficiary agencies: the
Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Community Day
School, the Jewish Family and Children's Service and
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center, The Jewish Federa-
tion encourages you to attend the synagogue of your
JANUARY 13, 1989
Rabbi Joel L Levine
Temple Judea
100 N. Chillingworth Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
JANUARY 20, 1989
Rabbi Joseph Speiser
Golden Lakes Temple
1470 Golden Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Rabbi Leonid Feldman
Temple Emanu-EI
190 N. County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Rabbi Morris Pickholz
Congregation B'nai Jacob
2177 So. Congress Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin
Lake Worth Jewish Center
4550 Jog Road
Lake Worth, FL 33463
JANUARY 21, 1989
Rabbi Oscar M. Werner
Congregation Aitz Chaim
2518 N. Havemill Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
JANUARY 27, 1989
Rabbi Stefan J. Weinberg
Temple Beth Zion
129 Sparrow Drive
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
790 MID
Rabbi Shloime Ezagui
Executive Director
Chabad House-Lubavitch
1867 N. Congress Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde
Congregation Anshei Sholom
5348 Grove Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
JANUARY 28, 1989
Rabbi Alan L Cohen
Temple Beth-El
2815 North Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
FEBRUARY 10, 1989
Rabbi Joel Chazin
Congregation Beth Kodesh
501 N.E. 26th Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
In honor of the 1989 Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County/United Jewish Appeal Campaign
remains of the opposition in
the Knesset.
But there were no illusions
around the crowded table that
the situation is a healthy one
or that a country facing urgent
internal and external problems
can long be properly governed
by such an unwieldy body.
The new Cabinet, because of
its unprecedented size, has
been segmented into hierarchi-
cal ranks.
Final decisions will be made
by two forums, each consisting
of four ministers.
The political forum, evenly
divided between Likud and
Labor, includes Prime Minis-
ter Yitzhak Shamir, Vice
Premier Shimon Peres, Fore-
ign Minister Moshe Arens and
Defense Minister Yitzhak
The economic forum
includes Shamir; Peres, who
holds the finance portfolio;
Yitzhak Moda'i, the minister
for economic planning; and
Commerce and Industry Minis-
ter Ariel Sharon.
Peres is the only Laborite in
the economic group, but Labor
is expected to have effective
control over fiscal matters
inasmuch as it controls not
only the Finance Ministry, but
the Knesset Finance Commit-
tee as well.
Inner Cabinet Ranks Second
The Inner Cabinet, which
was the top policy-making
body in the previous Labor-
Likud coalition, takes second
rank in the new government
It has been enlarged from 10
to 12 members six ministers
from each party.
The Likud members are Sha-
mir, Deputy Premier and
Housing Minister David Levy,
Arens, Sharon, Moda'i and
Moshe Nissim, a minister with-
out portfolio.
The Laborites have named
only five of their members so
far. They are Peres, Rabin,
Police Minister Haim Bar-Lev,
Education and Culture Minis-
ter Yitzhak Navon and Ezer
Weizman, minister of science
and development.
Three men are competing
for the sixth sloth: Energy
Minister Moshe Shahal, Com-
munications Minister Gad Yaa-
cobi and Mordechai Gur, a min-
ister without portfolio.
Last in rank are the other
members of the Cabinet, the
seven without portfolios being
the least among equals.
The complicated ministerial
setup is the result of efforts by
the two major parties to pro-
tect their positions and meet
their internal political needs.
There are four ministers rep-
resenting the two Orthodox
parties in the government.
Aryeh Deri is minister of inter-
ior and Yitzhak Peretz is min-
ister for immigration and
absorption. Both are from
Shas, which has a largely
Sephardic constituency.
The National Religious
Party selected Zevulun Ham-
mer to continue as minister for
religious affairs. His rival,
Avner Shaki, was given a Cab-
inet seat without portfolio.
That was the result of an
internal election in NRP's
Central Committee. Hammer
won the portfolio with 54 per-
cent of the vote, compared
with 23.5 percent for Shaki
and 16 percent for Yosef Shap-
The vote was a blow to
Shaki, a right-wing hard-liner
who beat Hammer for party
leader, after the venerable
Yosef Burg retired. Observers
said Hammer's success seems
to have halted the sharp tilt to
the right by the once politically
moderate NRP.
Pioneering Achievements
This young Israeli worked the fields in the early days of the State
with a gun over his shoulder, ready against attack. Even before
the establishment of Israel, the United Jewish AppeaUFederation
Campaign was helping establish agricultural settlements
throughout the land.
New Cabinet
Agrees On
mation of Israel's electoral
system was a prime topic at
the first meeting of the new
Cabinet recently.
It may be the only major
issue on which the Likud bloc
and the Labor Party agree.
The issue was significantly
muted while both of them
ardently courted the Orthodox
parties. Likud also went after
the small right-wing factions
in the hope of speedily forming
a narrow-based government.
The small parties fear
reform, since it could spell
their doom. But now, with a
broad coalition finally in place,
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir has publicly pledged
In Israel Radio interviews
over the weekend, he express-
ed support for constituent dis-
trict representation. Votes
would be cast for individual
candidates instead of for party
lists, whose members are now
seated in the Knesset on the
basis of proportional represen-
Shamir also advocated direct
election of the prime minister
by popular vote. At present,
mayors are the only popularly
elected officials.
Under Shamir's plan, the
prime minister would be free
to appoint his own ministers
without needing to allocate
portfolios to parties forming
the parliamentary coalition.
The ministerial committee is
called for in the Likud-Labor
coalition agreement. It states
that if the committee does not
come up with proposals within
a year, each of the parties will
offer their own ideas.
Likud Reform Bill Planned
Two Likud Knesset mem-
bers, Uzi Landau and Binya-
min Netanyahu, announced
they will soon introduce a
reform bill. Another Likud
Knesset member, David
Magen, will chair a committee
to study various proposals for
Sources close to the prime
minister say he feels the post-
election negotiations have
become "intolerable."
The reforms proposed to
eliminate proportional repre-
sentation would eliminate the
smaller parties, unless they
were able to unite into
medium-sized parties.
The threshold for Knesset
representation would be raised
to at least 2.5 percent of the
vote cast. Until now it has
been about 1 percent. Any
party that can accumulate
some 20,000 votes rates a seat
in the parliament.
The Orthodox parties, whose
constituents are concentrated
in Jerusalem and Bnei Brak,
probably would be hurt most
by a constituency election sys-
tem, since they would be
unlikely to win seats outside
these areas.
It took seven weeks from
election day Nov. 1 to form the
present government. The next
elections should lead to the
immediate formation of a gov-
ernment, Shamir said.

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Debbie Stock
Debbie and Lisa Stoch, twin
daughters of Dr. Russell and
Linda Stoch, will be called to
the Torah as B'not Mitzvah on
Saturday, January 14th at
Temple Beth El. Rabbi Alan
Cohen will officiate. They will
symbolically twin their B'not
Mitzvah with Irina Shmerlina
and Riva Baazova who have
been denied their Jewish Heri-
tage. Debbie and Lisa are
eighth grade students at
Rosarian Academy.
Debbie enjoys playing the
clarinet, swimming and tennis
and is a member of the Chorus
and Drama Society. She is the
S.A.D.D. representative for
the middle school and has
worked with mentally
retarded and disabled children
Beth El Honors
Lisa Stoch
at Camp Raman in New Eng-
Lisa is a member of the
Forensic team and the Chorus.
She enjoys playing the piano,
swimming and is a member of
S.A.D.D. and the Drama
Society. Lisa represented
Rosarian in the Spelling Bee.
At Camp Ramah Lisa was a
frequent Torah reader.
Both girls attend Midrashah
and are members of Kadima.
Celebrating with Debbie and
Lisa in this joyous simcha will
be their brother Andrew,
Grandparents Phoebe and
Werner Zwyssig, Uncle and
Aunt Alan and Angela Koch
from Australia and special cou-
sins Yvonne and Jack Morten.
Marcela Betzer
Marcela Betzer, daughter of
Silvia and Gustavo Betzer of
West Palm Beach, will be cal-
led to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah on Saturday, January
14 at Temple Israel. Rabbi
Howard Shapiro will officiate.
Marcela is a 7th grade stu-
dent at Golfview Junior High
School. She enjoys reading.
She will be twinned with Biana
Belichenko of the Soviet
Union, who was denied her
freedom to be called to the
Torah as a Bat Mitzvah.
Family members sharing the
simcha are her sister Paula
and grandparents Irma and
Carlos Betzer of West Palm
Beach and Nelly and Natalio
Bijman of Argentina.
Temple Israel Honors Szmuklers
Dorothy Lieberman
Dorothy Lieberman will be
honored as the Woman of
Achievement at the 1989
Donor Luncheon/Brunch spon-
sored by Temple Beth El's
Sisterhood on Sunday, Jan-
uary 22, 10:30 a.m. at the
Palm Hotel.
As a member of Temple
Beth El and Sisterhood, Mrs.
Lieberman's involvement has
been strongest in fundraising,
Jewish history and education.
She has raised money for
Women's League since 1974
and still remains active in that
role. She is also Vice-President
of Education at Temple Beth
El and has been to Israel 6
TemvU Israel will hold its annual Israel Bond reception on
Sunday, January 15th, at which Abe and Esther Szmukler mU
receive the prestigious Lion ofJudahfrom the State of Israel. The
Szmuklers, recipients-elect of the beautiful and prestigious
Heritage Award from the State of Israel, have been involved in
Jewish affairs as well as civic communal affairs since their
arrival to the Palm Beaches 18 years ago. Esther, a Vice
President of Temple Israel, has devotedI many hours to Federa-
tion, Hadassah, Tempi* Israel and the Temple s Sisterhood. She
currently serves on the Commission on the Status of Women m
Palm Beach County. Abe is Medical Director and chief anesthesi-
ologist at the Surgi-Center of the Palm Beaches. In spite of a very
busv professional schedule, he has been involved with the
Federation and was recognized for meritorious service m the
fight against heart disease.
Birth Announcement
Neil Waltzer of West Palm
Beach announced the birth of
his grandson, Shneur Zalman
Silverman, November 29, to
Faye and Jeff Silverman of
Pittsburgh, Penn. Mrs. Silver-
man is the former Faye Walt-
zer of West Palm Beach. The
late Judy Waltzer is the mater-
nal grandmother. The paternal
grandparents are Marlene and
Art Silverman of Pittsburgh,
The Seventh
Of The Board of Trustees
of the
Joseph L Morse Geriatric center
of tot MM Mat for tic ModofMa Mart Coiiti
Will Be Held
10 AM
At The Center
4847 Fred Gladstone Drive West Palm Beach
Nominated For Officers:
Bennett M. Berman
Gilbert Bloch
Vice President
Bernard L Green
Vice President
Saul Kramer
Vice President
Nathan H. Monus
Vice President
Herman Stall
Vice President
Robert Puder
Mortimer Weiss
Assistant Treasurer
Marlene Burns
Anne Marie Kaufman
Assistant Secretary
Erwin H. Blonder
Past President
E. Drew Gackenheimer
Executive Director
Trustees Nominated for Re-Election
Steve Abramson
Sylvia Berman
Ralph Biernbaum
Evelyn Blum
Stanley Brenner
Milton Edwards
Alec Engelstein
Heinz Eppler
Milton Feldman
Morris Fellner
Arthur Gladstone
Norman Goldblum
Alan D. Gordon
Eliot Gordon
Alexander Gruber
Charles Jacobson
Stanley Katz
Detra Kay
Dr. Elliot Klorfein
Marilyn Lampert
Robert S. Levy
Robert E. List
H. Bert Mack
Myron Nickman
Sylvia Olnick
Bernard Plisskin
Herbert Ralston
Dorothy Rautbord
Jack Resnick
Corinne Ribakoff
Berenice Rogers
Ben Roisman
Sol Roth
Julius Sankin
Dr. Albert Shapiro
Carl Shapiro
Sam Shapiro
Alan L Shulman
Charles Singer
Lester Sodowick
Michael Stein
Dr. Ernest M. Weiner
Harvey Werner
Alvin Zises
Nominated for Trustees:
Eileen Hoffman James Gaynor
Kenneth Pincourt Morris Rapoport
Mike Yulman
Nominating Committee:
Herman Stall
Sylvia Berman
Dr. Elliot Klorfein
Elliot Gordon
Ben Roisman

Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 13, 1989
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 and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilita-
tion Act of 1973.
The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
West Palm Beach, is an active place for all Seniors. Hot
kosher meals are served every day and programs and
activities will be scheduled throughout the year.
Kosher lunches are served
Monday through Friday at
11:15. The three locations are:
JCC in West Palm Beach, 700
Spencer Drive; JCC in Boyn-
ton Beach, 501 N.E. 26th Ave-
nue; and JCC in Delray Beach,
16189 Carter Road.
Meet new friends while
enjoying delicious, nutritious
food along with planned activi-
ties everyday. Volunteers are
always needed. No fee is
required but contributions are
requested. Reservations re-
quired. 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 Department of Senior Ser-
vices 627-5765.
Friday, Jan. 13 Dr. Elliot
Schwartz, Jewish Federation
Sabbath Services
Monday, Jan. 16 Fred
Bauman Bingo
Tuesday, Jan. 17
"Coquettes" Musical Pup-
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Helen Gold, Nutritionist, Herb
Hirsch "Jeopardy"
Thursday, Jan. 19 Shir-
ley K. Weiss "Jews in Rus-
sia Today"
Friday, Jan. 20 Rabbi
Arthur Rosenwasser, Temple
Emanuel Sabbath Services
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 627-5765. Depart-
ment of Senior Services.
Adult Education Classes
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter is proud to offer classes
provided by Palm Beach Com-
munity College and Palm
Beach County School Board
Adult Education. Fees are
required for these classes
along with registration. Call
Louise at 689-7700 for infor-
A variety of classes will be
offered in January at the Jew-
ish Community Center.
Palm Beach County Adult
Education, School Board
You Deserve to Love Your-
self! Getting to know the per-
son who lives inside of you, a
smorgasbord of information.
Discussions regarding needs
and desires. Registration is
limited. Call Louise 689-7700.
Instructor: Lois Link, Ph.D.
Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 10, 17,
24 and 31 at 10 a.m. at J.C.C.
Fee: $2 for the four sessions.
Palm Beach Community
College, Adult Education
Planning Strategy For Qual-
ity Health Care. Making
informed decisions for afforda-
ble, accessible, quality health
care. Instructor: Gert Fried-
man. Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 5,
12, 19 and 26 at 1:30 at J.C.C.
Fee: $3. Call Louise at 689-
7700 for reservations.
Palm Beach Community
College, Adult Education
Exploring your needs. Learn
through practical skills and
techniques how to identify
your present needs. Reclaim
your right to have feelings, be
yourself, have a satisfactory
life, and grow. Classes at JCC.
Instructor: Faye Schecter.
Date: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
on Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1
and 8th. Fee: $2. Pre-
registration required to quar-
antee space. Call Louise at
Fun With Yiddish Join
the many who enjoy a bit of
yiddishkait and humor every
Monday morning at 10 a.m. at
the JCC. Pauline Cohen is the
Group Coordinator. Presen-
ters: Leo Treem, David Sand-
ier, Pauline Cohen, Rose
Dun sky and others. Jan. 16th
Leader: Leo Treem.
Timely Topics: Ongoing
Mondays, following lunch at
JCC. Time: Lunch at 1:15 -
Program at 2. A stimulating
group discussing an exciting
variety of topics including cur-
rent events. Those interested
in lunch, please call for reser-
vations at 689-7700. Ask for
Rita, Senior Department.
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.
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.
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.
Prime Time Singles The
monthly meeting for January
will be held at the Jewish
Community Center on Thurs-
day afternoon, Jan. 19th at
1:30 p.m. All Singles invited.
Call Sally at 478-9397 or Eve-
lyn at 686-6724 for informa-
tion about this active and
exciting Singles group.
Sun & Fun Day Cruise
Sponsored by the JCC. A trip
to nowhere with full cruise
amenities. Bus leaves at 8 a.m.
from Carteret Bank at C.V.
and returns to WPB at 6 p.m.
Call Sabina, chairperson of
Second Tuesday Council at
683-0852 or Blanche Silver,
Volunteer Travel Consultant
478-5450. Your check for $48
made out to the JCC is your
reservation! Make reserva-
tions early as space is limited!
Date: Thursday, Jan. 26.
Twilight Dining & Dancing
Enjoy an early evening
kosher dinner followed by
music and dancing before and
afterwards, coordinated by
our own Izzie Goldberg. Date:
Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 4:30 at
the JCC. No fee, contributions
requested. Pre-registration a
must! Call Louise 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-
"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.
Volunteers Needed: Tele
phone receptionists. Grand-
mas and Grandpas wanted
pre-school classroom aides for
2 to 4 year olds. Creativity
Crafts assistant for pre-school.
Yiddish instructor. Call Frieda
at 689-7700.
A consortium program with
Jewish Family and Children's
Service. Persons interested in
being trained to work in a new
Alzheimer's program a few
hours a week at $4 per hour.
w wm
Sunday, Jan. 15, 12 noon. Get together to enjoy brunch
at Tropics On The Water (formerly Shooters), 2280 No.
Fed. Hwy., Boynton Beach. Join us for good food with a
good group.
Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m. Gather at Margarita
Maggie's (Belvedere Rd., just west of 1-95) for a "Don't
Worry-Be Happy" Happy Hour.
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m. Get together at Morakami Park
in Delray Beach for a fun filled afternoon. Bring your own
picnic lunch and meet us at the picnic shelters in this
beautiful, oriental style park.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m. Get together for the
Happy Hour at the Catalina Club in the Boynton Beach
Holiday Inn. Join us for this delightful mid-week break.
Cost: $1 for tip plus your own fare.
Thursday, Jan. 19, 1:30 p.m. Meet at the Center for
their always enjoyable monthly meeting.
For more information contact the JCC at 689-7700.

fit i m
Friday, Jan. 13 Federation, Women's Division,
Nominating Committee Meeting, 10 a.m. Free Sons
of Israel, board 10 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 14 Jewish Community Center, Casino
Royale at Holiday Inn at the Turnpike, Okeechobee
Boulevard, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 15 American Committee for Weizmann
Institute of Science, Dinner/Dance at the Flagler
Museum, 6:30 p.m. Parents of North American
Israelis, 1 p.m. Temple Torah of West Boynton, board,
9:30 a.m. Jewish Community Center, Children's
Performing Arts Series, 2 p.m. Temple Israel/Israel
Bonds Breakfast, 10:30 a.m. Federation, Mission
Meeting at High Ridge Country Club, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 16 Federation, Executive Committee, 4
p.m. Jewish Family & Children's Service, board, 7:30
p.m. Hadassah Henrietta Szold, board, noon and
regular meeting, 1 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women Olam,
"Gift of Love" Luncheon, noon Jewish Community
Center, No School Holiday Program National United
Jewish Appeal Women's Division Palm Beach Campaign
Worker Training Meeting Federation, Fountains
Parlor Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Federation, Phon-A-
Thon, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 17 B'nai B'rith Women Shalom, noon
Hadassah Henrietta Szold, 1 p.m. Congregation
Anshei Sholom Sisterhood, 1 p.m. Yiddish Culture
Group Century Village, 10 a.m. Temple Beth El,
Study Group, noon Federation, Human Resource
Development, 5:15 p.m. Hadassah Mt. Scopus
Boynton Beach, board, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 18 Federation, Women's Division,
Business & Professional Networking Forum, 7 p.m.
B'nai B'rith No. 3016, 7:30 p.m. National Council of
Jewish Women Palm Beach, 9:30 a.m. Hadassah
Shalom, 12:30 p.m. Na'Amat USA Golda Meir,
Film, 12:30 p.m. Women's American ORT West
Palm Beach, Luncheon/Show Federation, Singer
Island Mini-Mission, 8:45 a.m. Federation, Human
Resource Development Program Sub-Committee, 4:30
Thursday, Jan. 19 Federation, Community Relations
Council, noon Congregation Aitz Chaim Sisterhood,
Trip, 9:30 a.m. Hadassah Z'Hava, 1 p.m. B'nai
B'rith Palm Beach Council, board, 10 a.m. Federa-
tion, Young Adult Division Board, 7:30 p.m. Morse
Geriatric Center, Board of Trustees meeting, 4 p.m.
For more information call the Federation, 8S2-2120.
Call Barbara at JFCS 684-
The JCC will be providing a
variety of classes and pro-
grams at Congregation Beth
Kodesh along with the daily
hot Kosher lunch program.
"Quality Care & Medicine"
with Gert Friedman. Specialist
in disease prevention and well-
ness, from Palm Beach Com-
munity College. Directions and
choices available to you in
today's medical system. Dates:
Mondays at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
on January 9, 16, 23 and 30.
Fee: $2. Please call Julia for a
reservation at 582-7360.

Friday, January 13, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
National Hadassah Meets In Jerusalem
Masada Chapter meeting
and Mini Lunch Thurs. Jan. 26
12 p.m. Congregation Aitz-
Chaim. Guest speaker Richard
Freedman of the First Ameri-
can Bank who will clarify all
problems pertaining to Wills,
Joint Accounts, Estate Plan-
ning, how to save on Probates
and etc., an attorney will be
there to answer all questions.
I Coming events Feb. 26th
"Gigi" Royal Palm Dinner
Theater, March 14th Donor
Luncheon at the Poinciana
Club, April 13th "Gift of
Love" Luncheon, Sportsmen
Henrietta Szold Chapter
will sponsor an "Education
Day" on Tuesday, January 17,
1 p.m. in Lakeside Village
Auditorium, Lillian Road,
Palm Springs.
A panel of three Rabbis will
present their views on "Who is
a Jew" and "The Law of
Return." Participating in the
discussion will be: Rabbi Ste-
ven Westman of Temple Beth
Torah, Rabbi Morris Pickholz
of Temple Bnai Jacob, and
Rabbi Mordecai Winyarz. Fol-
The Target Is You
Helping Jews
Resist Missionaries
Jewish woman at Congrega-
tion Bet-Ami in Oklahoma City
recites the blessing over the
Sabbath candles a tradi-
tional ritual for a seemingly
traditional congregation.
There's only one hitch, how-
ever: the prayers are offered
in the name of Jesus as part of
a Christian Protestant funda-
mentalist worship service.
Thus begins a half-hour
video "The Target Is You,"
devoted to helping Jewish
teen-agers and their parents
resist the missionary efforts of
Jews-for-Jesus and other cults.
Produced by the Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
tions, the video investigates
Hebrew-Christian congrega-
tions, providing interviews,
animation and insight into the
basic differences between
Judaism and Christianity.
More than 100 of these con-
gregations exist across the
United States, Canada and
Israel, according to the video.
Ex-converts appear in the
video, which will be used in
religious schools and family
education programs to explain
how they were approached,
why they converted and why
they returned to Judaism.
Opposition to these mission-
ary groups is also depicted.
"Judaism and Christianity
are unique, distinctive reli-
gions," said Rabbi Jerome
Davidson, chairman of the
UAHC committee on interrel-
igious affairs.
"The Hebrew-Christian
strategy of blurring the dis-
tinction between the two faiths
is deceptive. Judaism does not
find its fulfillment in Christi-
lowing there will be a question
and answer period. Everyone
is invited to attend. Refresh-
ments will be served.
The Lee Vassil Chapter
Lake Worth, invites you to
attend the Annual Gala HMO
Luncheon. This event will be
held on Monday January 23,12
noon at the Polo Club of Boca
Raton. Join us for a delicious
lunch and entertainment by
reknown comedian Charlotte
Golda Meir Club meets Jan-
uary 18, 1 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Savings Bank, West Gate
and Okeechobee Road. The
program will feature a film on
"Will Rogers." Refreshments
will be served.
National Board of Hadassah,
the Women's Zionist Organiza-
tion of America, announced
today that it will hold its
annual Midwinter Meeting
January 19-27 in Jerusalem.
Israeli President Chaim Her-
zog will address the organiza-
tion's governing body during
the meeting, and Mayor Teddy
Kollek will preside at ceremo-
nies renaming a Jerusalem
park in Hadassah's honor.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir and Jewish Agency Chair,
Simcha Dinitz are also
expected to address the
Hadassah leaders.
The agenda for the Midwin-
ter Meeting includes a special
session with Ida Nudel, former
Soviet Prisoner of Conscience
who received the Henrietta
Szold Award, Hadassah's
highest honor, in absentia
while in exile in the Soviet
Union in 1981.
National President Carmela
Efros Kalmanson said the
Hadassah Board decided to
hold its Midwinter Meeting in
Jerusalem long before the
Israeli elections in November
and the eruption of contro-
versy over proposed changes
in the Law of Return and the
U.S. government's decision to
open talks with the PLO.
"We wanted to make a very
clear and direct statement to
the American Jewish commun-
ity, to Israel and to the world
about our commitment to the
Jewish nation and our work
there," Mrs. Kalmanson said.
"While we obviously could not
have foreseen the turmoil of
the past few months, our deci-
sion has proved to be right on
"Recent events make it even
more compelling that Hadas-
sah which embraces Ameri-
can Jewish women of all ages,
backgrounds and streams of
Judaism reaffirm our unity
and common purpose with the
people of Israel by being there
at this critical time."
The Hadassah leaders, rep-
resenting 385,000 members in
the United States and Puerto
Rico, will also get a first-hand
look at the extensive network
of projects in health care, edu-
cation, youth welfare and land
reclamation that Hadassah
the largest Jewish women's
volunteer group in the U.S.
established and maintains in
The National Board's
agenda also includes talks by
Simcha Dinitz, Chairman of
the Jewish Agency-World
Zionist Organization Execu-
tive, and Dr. Samuel Penchas,
Director General of the Hadas-
sah Medical Organization.
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Speakers Bureau Announces Eighth Season
The newest local chapter of Women's American ORT, Northern
Nites, had its first installation of officers, Tuesday evening,
December IS, at the PGA Sheraton Hotel. Sitting (W), Rosanne
Schayik, Corresponding Secretary, Debra Stern, Treasurer,
Sharon Lerner, Financial Secretary. Standing (l-r), Beth Spitz,
Vice President Fundraising, Jan Burke, Vice President
Membership, Tracy Li-pack, President, Noreen Sachs, Vice
President Bulletin, Rhonda Gottlieb, Vice President
Programming, Mary Kirpatrick, Recording Secretary. For more
information about membership, contact Jan Burke, 626-2787.
"Growing Up Jewish with an
Arab Background an Eye-
witness Account" is just one in
an array of new Menorah
Speakers Bureau programs
offered through Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels,
available free of charge to
civic, religious and fraternal
organizations from North
Dade through Port St. Lucie.
Now in its eighth season, the
Menorah Speakers Bureau
provides more than 400 lec-
tures, humorous and musical
performances each year as a
public service of Menorah Gar-
dens and Funeral Chapels.
Egyptian-born Brad Golani
describes his experiences
growing up as a Jew of Arab
background, and serving in the
Israeli Army in one of this
season's new offerings.
Program chairmen compil-
ing their season's calendar can
choose from other new topics
such as "The Changing Face of
South Florida's Jewish Com-
munity" and "Jews Behind the
Iron Curtain."
Favorites including "Jewish
Humor Around the World,"
"International Jewish Music,"
"Showtunes of the Jewish
Theater" and many others
remain available.
"With more than 350 Jewish
organizations going strong in
Broward County alone, there
is a tremendous ongoing
demand for cultural programs
that address Jewish con-
cerns," said Speakers Bureau
Director Oscar Goldstein.
Menorah's speakers include
Goldstein, a noted Yiddishist,
Jewish humorist and frequent
radio guest; civic and religious
leaders Jack Polinsky and Jack
Salz; humorists Ed Sanders
and Pnina Lipsky. Musicians
performing for the Speakers
Bureau include vocalist Saun-
dra Karp (international Jewish
music) and Alan Bregen.
Na'amat USA Raises Over
$150,000 For Children's Facilities
Jewish War Veterans Donate Wheel Chairs
Three hundred sixty-three members, husbands, and friends of
NA'AM AT USA Palm Beach Council cruised the Western
Caribbean Dec. 10 to 17 aboard the Carnival superliner, "The
Holiday." Pictured above (l-r) are Sandra Cohen, President
Na'amat USA, Palm Beach Council, Harriett Herfxeld, Program
Vice-President and Cruise Coordinator and Tess Teller, Fund
Raising Vice-President.
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creeds and colors, Post 501 is committed to assist the less fortunate veteran. Shown at the
presentation, from left to right are Jan Grayson, Voluntary Service Specialist, Commander
Philip Kaplan, Carol Jarzyn, Supervisor of Nurses, Dr. Seymour Chosen, Chief Medical Officer,
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Mother to Another Gala Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 25,11:30
a.m. in the Venetian Ballroom at the Breakers Hotel iPalm
Beach. The honoree, Lillie Fevnberg (middle), has been selected as
this year's Mother of the Year for her support oj Women s
American ORT, her activities and dedication to this organua-
\tionandher leadership in philanthropic and nine organtzatums.
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(left) are co-chain. Also pictured is Ethel Suchman, a member oj
the luncheon committee.
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Religious Directory
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Joel Chazin. Cantor Abraham Koster. Daily, 8:30 a.m. Sabbath
services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. and 5:15 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 9:30
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Cantor Norman
Brody. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m., Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 No. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services Monday and Thursday. 8:15 a.m.
Friday evening, 8:15 p.m., Saturday. 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 NW Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Phone 996-3886. Services: Second Wednesday of every
month, 7:30 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Drive, Royal Palm Beach,
FL 33411. Phone 798-8888. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m..
Saturday 9 a.m. Rabbi Stefan J. Weinberg.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m.
Rabbi Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew E. Beck.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Leonid Feldman. Cantor David
Feuer. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily
8:15 a.m.
TEMPLE TORAH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing address: 9851D Mili-
tary Trail, Box 360091, Boynton Beach 33436. Phone 736-7687.
Cantor Alex Chapin. Sabbath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.;
Saturday 9 a.m.
BETH ABRAHAM: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road. Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart 33495. Phone
287-8833. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.
CHABAD HOUSE LUBAVITCH: 4623 Forest Hill Blvd.,
West Palm Beach, 108-3. 33415. Phone 641-6167. Rabbi Shlomo
Ezagui. Sabbath Services, Saturday, 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 N. Haverhill Road, West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Rabbi Oscar
Menorah/Creche Case
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Phone
335-7620. Friday night services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 7:45 p.m.
Student Rabbi Peter Schaktman.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
34982. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Vero Beach 32960. Mailing
address: P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Jay
R. Davis. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Phone 793-2700. Friday services 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10 a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone
Continued from Page 9
tional principle of separation
of religion and government
means the government should
not become involved with reli-
gions unless there is a religious
need that cannot otherwise be
met," such as chaplains for the
armed forces.
But Rabinove recalled that
in two previous cases, the
Supreme Court decided
against plaintiffs and upheld
the display of a creche on
public property.
One, in 1984, involved a
creche in Pawtucket, R.I., that
was city property. The court
Reagan Budget
Continued from Page 1
gained enhanced interest last
year was the allocation for
refugee resettlement, which
affects Soviet Jews who want
to enter the United States.
The 1990 budget request is
for $380,000 for refugee assis-
tance, including $10,000 for
emergency situations. By com-
parison, the United States
estimates that it will spend
$361,950 this year to resettle
refugees, with an additional
$50,000 available for emergen-
The State Department esti-
mates that 22,500 refugees
will be admitted from Eastern
Europe in 1990, compared to
the 28,239 whom it admitted in
the 1988 fiscal year. In this
fiscal year, it estimates admit-
ting 22,500 refugees from
those countries.
As of Jan. 1, 270 Soviet
Jewish emigrants had been
denied refugee status on the
grounds that they could not
prove a "well-founded fear of
While previously Soviet
Jews had been automatically
granted refugee status, the
more difficult standard for
admitting refugees was
applied to weed out applicants
to meet the budget crunch.
Some 4,000 Jews are in
Rome waiting to be processed,
said Jennifer Kane, spokeswo-
man for the Union of Councils
for Soviet Jews. She said that
another 600 are waiting in
But to expedite the situa-
tion, Attorney General
Richard Thornburgh
announced that an additional
2,000 Soviet emigres a month
would be allowed to enter the
United States, which would
include all Soviet Jews in
transit in Rome.
BEINER, Myron, 74. of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guaran-
teed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
FREUNDEL, Samuel M.. 78, of Boyn-
ton Beach. Beth-Israel Rubin Fam-
ily Protection Plan Chapel, Delray
GLASER, Miriam B., 85, of Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
KANNER, Hilda R.. 85, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
MORSE, Minna, 64, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
PIANKA, Mollie. 74. of West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Fun-
eral Chapels, West Palm Beach.
SIMMONS, Belle 69, of Lake Worth.
Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
SPECTOR, Tessie, 87, of Palm Beach.
Levitt-Weinstein Guaranteed
Security Plan Chapel, West Palm
was influenced by the fact that
it was part of a larger Christ-
mas display that contained hol-
iday artifacts which carried no
religious message.
The other case, the display
of a creche on public park land
in Scarsdale, N.Y., was
decided in 1985 on freedom of
speech grounds.
In the present case, Chabad
argued that government has a
responsibility to counterbal-
ance "the overwhelming
Christian message delivered
by municipal displays that fea-
ture Christmas trees."
But the AJCongress brief
rejects this reasoning, saying
that the Christmas tree is a
secular rather than a religious
symbol and therefore not
bound by the strict rules
placed on religious arrays. The
brief also argues that by highl-
ighting the symbols of the
Christian and Jewish faiths,
"other religious groups with-
out a December holiday would
be discriminated against."
The Men's Club invites you
to join them for a Superbowl
Party on Sunday, January 22,
6 p.m. at the Temple. There
will be a wide screen TV, deli
dinner, cash prizes and a half-
time show. The cost is $12.50
for members and $15 for non-
members, $6 for children
under 12. Call the Temple
office to make reservations,
which are necessary.
On Friday evening January
13, at 8 p.m. Shabbat service
will be conducted by Rabbi
Howard Shapiro. Temple will
celebrate family night with
participation of the 1st and
2nd graders. Marcella Betzer
will chant the kiddush in honor
of her upcoming Bat mitzvah
on Saturday morning. Cantor
Stuart Pittle will lead the con-
gregation in songs.
Synopsis Of
The Weekly Torah Portion
.. "And ye shall eat it in haste it is the Lord's
(Exod. 12.11).
"The Lord smote all the first-born in the land of
BO God sent Moses to Pharaoh once more with
the following words: "Go in unto Pharaoh and
tell. him:'... If thou refuse to let My people go,
behold, tomorrow will I bring locusts into thy
border' (Exodus 10.1-i). Pharaoh would not be
moved. Then God punished Egypt with a thick darkness. Yet
Pharaoh remained adamant. Finally, Moses warned the King of
Egypt that God would send the most fearful plague of all, the
death of all the first-born in the land, both of men and beasts. The
Israelites were given the ordinance of the Passover, so named
because God passed over the homes of the Israelites when he
killed the first-born of the Egyptians, on midnight of the fifteenth
day of the first month (Nissan). Pharaoh was shaken, at last. He
sent the children of Israel from the land. They consisted of "about
six hundred thousand men on foot, beside children." In their
haste to leave Egypt, the Israelites baked matzoth from dough
that was not leavened. Hence the prohibition against eating
leavened bread on Passover.
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law Is extracted and
based upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
P. Wollman Tsamir, published by Shengold. The volume is available
at 75 Maiden Lane, New York, NY. 10038.)
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Jan. 20 5:37 p.m.
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Following The Prophets In The First
Jerusalem International Marathon
marathoners know the pain of
"hitting the wall," when all
their energy seems drained
and every step seems like their
But come Feb. 21, runners in
Israel won't be hitting the
wall, they'll be running along-
side it, as the first Jerusalem
International Marathon takes
place through the streets and
alongside the walls of the Old
While this year's race will
only consist of a half-mara-
thon, 10 kilometer and five
kilometer race, it will be the
first-ever international run-
ning event held in Jerusalem.
Beginning in 1990, organiz-
ers say, the event will feature
a full marathon every year.
Teddy Kollek, mayor of Jer-
usalem, announced the event
last month in New York at the
New York Road Runners Club,
which is helping to facilitate
the event.
The race will start in Tal-
piyot, to the sounds of the
Jerusalem Symphony and the
release of white doves into the
Runners will wind their way
past Mount Zion, around the
city walls, into the new city
past the Damascus Gate, and
back again, ending at the
Tower of David.
According to Alex Kaufman,
who is promoting the event
along with El Al Airlines, the
race is being held in February
because "Israel needs the tour-
ism in February, the weather
is perfect, the hotels are ready
it's right for everyone."
Information about the mara-
thon is available from the New
York Road Runners Club, 9 E.
89th St., New York, N.Y.
10128, (516) 944-3055 or (800)
Jewish Women Prone To Ovarian Cancer
ish women are at nearly twice
the normal risk of non-Jewish
women to developing ovarian
cancer, according to an article
published recently in Contem-
porary Issues in Obstetrics and
Black women, however,
have one-third fewer inci-
dences of ovarian cancer than
white women, according to the
Titled "Incidence, Faminal
Patterns and Environmental
Influences in Gynecologic Can-
cers," the article was written
by Dr. Carolyn Runowicz,
director of the Division of Gyn-
ecological Oncology at Monte-
fiore Medical Center in the
These racial and ethnic dif-
ferences may only reflect soci-
ological, economic and child-
birth variables. Specifically,
women with diets high in sat-
urated fats, with homes or jobs
in a city, and with few or no
children are at higher risk.
Runowicz suggests that all
women have pelvic exams
twice a year, especially women
with high risk factors.
For women over 40, Runow-
icz recommends checkups as
frequently as every three
months, along with a sono-
gram twice a year.
If a malignant tumor is
detected in the early stages,
the rate of cure runs between
80 and 90 percent.
Single women are 14 times
more susceptible than married
women, but married women
who have never been pregnant
are at even greater risk, sug-
gesting infertility or subfertil-
ity may be a factor.
"The prototype that has
emerged is a well-educated,
affluent white woman living in
an urban area, who has no
children or only a single child,"
Runowicz said.
Subversive Associations
No Bar to Immigration
Arab-Americans are hailing a
decision by a federal judge who
ruled that immigrants have a
right of free speech, even
when that right is at odds with
the government's right to con-
trol immigration.
The judge's ruling here
invalidated the legal basis of a
government deportation case
against seven Palestinians and
a Kenyan woman, who were
arrested on charges of mem-
bership in the Popular Front
for the Liberation of Palestine.
The case, however, has
drawn national attention well
beyond the Arab community.
The outcome has been
greeted as a civil rights land-
mark, which extends the free
speech guarantees of the Con-
stitution's First Amendment
to all aliens and immigrants in
the United States.
The seven Palestinian men,
traveling on Jordanian pass-
ports, and the Kenyan wife of
one of them, are residents of
the Los Angeles area who are
or were enrolled in local col-
They were arrested Jan. 26,
1987, by agents of the Immi-
gration and Naturalization
Service, FBI and Los Angeles
They were charged with
being members of the PFLP,
advocating international com-
munism, the destruction of
property and posing a risk to
national security.
The allegations, denied by all
the defendants, were based on
an FBI study which described
the PFLP, a radical, Marxist
offshoot of the Palestine Liber-
ation Organization, as "one of
the most ruthless terrorist
groups of modern times." The
PFLP is led by Dr. George
The government brought its
charges under provisions of
the McCarran-Walter Act of
That law was passed during
the height of Sen. Joseph
McCarthy's anti-communist
crusade, and has long been an
anathema to civil rights advo-
Shortly after the arrests, the
government reduced charges
against six defendants to les-
ser visa violations, which, how-
ever, can still lead to deporta-
That left the two most
important members of the
group: Khader Musa Hamide,
34, a native of Bethlehem, and
described by federal authorit-
ies as a "dominant leader" of
the PFLP, and Michel Ibrahim
Shehadeh, 32, born in the
West Bank village of Bir Zeit,
identified as a "leader of the
PFLP in the Los Angeles
area." .
They were recharged under
another provision of the
McCarran-Walter Act that
prohibits advocacy of "unlaw-
ful damage, injury or destruc-
tion of property."
It was this loosely drawn
provision that was declared
unconstitutional by U.S. Dis-
trict Judge Stephen Wilson.
"In this case," the judge
noted, "the government is try-
ing to stifle certain ideas from
entering our society from cer-
tain aliens through its immi-
gration power."
Wilson, who was appointed
by President Reagan in 1985,
added that his ruling would in
no way hinder the United
States from using other exist-
ing laws to combat terrorism
and threats to natural secur-
Justice Department prosecu-
tors announced that they will
appeal the judge's decision to a
higher court.
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Visiting Israel Key for
Jewish Philanthropy
ing Israel is one of the single
most important factors spark-
ing Jewish philanthropy,
according to a recent study
about the giving patterns of
American Jews.
Called "The Relationship
Between Jewish Identity and
Philanthropy," the study
found that not only do Jews
who have traveled to Israel
contribute generously to Jew-
ish federations, they also tend
to donate more to non-Jewish
"The more you give, the
more you give," said Dr. Mor-
dechai Rimor, a researcher at
the Brandeis University Cohen
Center for Modern Jewish
There may also be a recipro-
cal correlation, Rimor noted.
While the study found that the
higher the Jewish identity, the
more instances of giving to
both Jewish and non-Jewish
causes, "then maybe it's also if
you give more you will feel
more identified."
Rimor and a co-researcher,
Dr. Gary Tobin, director of the
Cohen Center, randomly sam-
pled 1,655 Jews in the
MetroWest section of New
Jersey and found that most
contributed between $100 and
$250 annually.
MetroWest is an area with a
median household income of
From the small portion rep-
resented in the study, Rimor
and Tobin have also concluded
that Jews who attend syna-
gogue frequently and have
fairly high levels of ritual prac-
tice are more likely to give to
Jewish philanthropies in gen-
eral, but not necessarily to a
"Both federations and other
philanthropies would do well
to broaden their marketing
techniques," Tobin suggested.
"Federations to reach more
religiously active Jews, and
other Jewish philanthropies to
reach less religiously active
People who volunteer time
for Jewish causes, however,
are not the most likely to
donate money and are not
always most generous when
they do.
"In terms of effective fund
raising, other means of promo-
tion may be as successful or
more successful than inte-
grating individuals into volun-
teer tracks," Rimor concluded.
He also emphasized that
"giving behavior reinforces
itself. Donating money to one
Jewish cause makes a person
more likely to doante money to
"Instead of considering
themselves as competitors for
the Jewish philanthropic dol-
lar, synagogues, federations
and other Jewish philanthro-
pies should work together to
build both increased Jewish
identity and increased commit-
ment to Jewish philanthropy."
The next step for Rimor and
Tobin is to pursue the issue in
20 large communities across
the country, such as New
York, San Francisco, and
Atlantic City.
"We also want to produce a
profile of a good giver," Rimor
said, including the socio-
economic situation and Jewish
Ethiopian Jewry Campaign
A campaign to heighten
awareness of the plight of
Ethiopian Jewry has been ini-
tiated by B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundations, in cooperation
with the World Union of Jew-
ish Students (WUJS) and the
American Association for
Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ).
Engraved silver and leather
bracelets, symbolizing the
struggle for reunification of
some 10-15,000 Ethiopian
Jews with their families, will
be sold with the proceeds bene-
fiting the campaign for rescue
and relief of Jews stranded
and waiting in Ethiopia.
Bracelet purchasers will also
receive the name of a young
Ethiopian Jew living in Israel,
generally without their fami-
lies, with whom they can corre-
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