The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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West Palm Beach, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
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March 17, 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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'Our Voices Count'
Students Discover Jewish
Ethics On Capitol Hill
What could Washington poli-
tics teach a group of Judaica
High School students about
Jewish ethics and values?
"Jewish values are the foun-
dation for U.S. policies in their
purest form," explained Ste-
phen Gordon, a senior at Palm
Beach Lakes Community High
School in West Palm Beach.
"For example," he continued,
"the highest form of tzedakah
(charity) in the Jewish tradi-
tion is to help someone help
himself. Our whole U.S. Wel-
fare Policy is based on that
After spending four days in
Washington, D.C. recently as
part of The Washington Insti-
tute for Jewish Leadership
and Values, 15 students from
Midrasha Judaica High School
returned to West Palm Beach
with a greater understanding
of this country's political struc-
ture and the role Jews and
Jewish ethics have played in
its creation and continued
Aside from some traditional
sightseeing, riding on the
Metro and spending evenings
in Georgetown, West Palm
students met with other high
school students from around
the country in a series of infor-
mal and educational meetings
with high ranking Jewish offi-
cials, state representatives,
senators and aides.
"I think they were surprised
at how good the sessions
were," said Rabbi Howard
Reorganized Foundation Committee meets.................. ...Pag 5
A teen's first trip to Israel.................p** 7
Random Thoughts............ ...Pag8
Palm Beach PurimPoof........ Pare 11
Purimand Soviet Jewry...... .Pag* 12
Shapiro, of Temple Israel,
their chaperon and Midrasha
teacher. "The visit clearly sen-
sitized them to the political
workings of this country and
opened their eyes to the rela-
tionship between being Jewish
and being a United States citi-
"Either consciously or sub-
consciously, these 15 now
know that Jewish values affect
the decisions we make and
have discovered that even
Congress bases their decisions
on some of these values,"
Rabbi Shapiro concluded.
Their learning sessions
included meetings with Stuart
Eizenstat, Former Chief
Domestic Policy Advisor to
President Jimmy Carter and
Hyman Bookbinder, Special
Representative for the Ameri-
can Jewish Committee. They
examined topics such as Eco-
nomic Justice in America,
Intergroup Relations and Jews
in the Political Process. The
group also visited the offices of
AIPAC, a homeless shelter,
and the Israeli Embassy for a
briefing on the current situa-
tion in Israel.
"After every discussion we
had, we would study some-
thing from a Jewish text to see
how our traditional writings
related to maior U.S. policy
issues," explained Rachel
Shapiro, a senior at Palm
Beach Gardens High School.
Continued on Page 2
NEW YORK A pioneer-
ing study of the six most com-
monly-discussed options for a
political settlement in the
West Bank and Gaza, ranging
from annexation of the terri-
tories by Israel to the estab-
lishment of a Palestinian state,
was released by the American
Jewish Congress.
The 235-page study, titled
"The West Bank and Gaza:
Israel's Options for Peace,"
was commissioned by the
American Jewish Congress,
the principal sponsor, co-
sponsored by the Anti-Defa-
mation League of B'nai B'rith
and conducted by the Jaffee
Continued on Pag* 17
Pictured here are 15 students from Midrasha Judaica High School who recently returned frorn^ a
Jewish Federation sponsored trip to Washington, D.C. The trip was part of a class called Panim
el Panim, (Face to Face), in which students examine internal political issues that affect the Jewish
community. Front (l-r): Leigh Solomon, Deanna Levin, Tammy Bleiman, Ariella Davis, Kevin
Wagner; Middle: Chad Murray, Jeremy Stephenson, Rabbi Howard Shapiro, of Temple Israel,
Rachel Shapiro, Sam Altman; Back: Stephen Gordon, Jonathan Davidoff, Pamela Levin, chap-
eron and Midrasha teacher, Stephanie Fisch, Jennifer Gomberg, Liza Becker.
Banyan Committee
Plans Federation Day
In preparation for the upcoming "Federation Day" at Banyan
Country Club, Friday, March 24, committee members met
recently to discuss plans for the day's festivities, which will
include a brunch, golf tournament, raffles, cocktails and hors
d'ouevres. (L-r) Milton Shapiro, Chair, Dorothy Adler, Co-chair,
Irving Baron, Tournament Chair, Florence Geller.
(L-r) Julian Shorr, Tournament Chair, Arnold Grandberg,
Raffle Chair, Peanut Cole, Bridge Coordinator, Joe Berkow,
Raffle Chair. Not pictured: Mel Weinstein, House Committee
Coordinator and Raffle Chair, Erie Ulrich, Canadian Coordin-
ator, Pooch Nusbaum and David Fermon, Honorary Chairs,
Milton Bluestein, Jack Bloom, Kalman Druck, Publicity, Toots
Robert*- Continued on Page 3

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 17, 1989
Drama Enriches JCC Youth
Immigration Experts
Defend Soviet Jews' Rights
As part of a Drama Enrichment Series at the Jewish Community Center Pre-School, experienced
dramatist Rozanne Sehayik recently brought improv, avant garde and some serious dramatics to
a group of three to six-year-olds at the Military Trail branch of the JCC preschool. Through
drama, Ms. Sehayik strives to teach children to speak confidently and clearly so they will be heard
and to share the fun of pretending. Pictured above are a group of youngsters performing a play
called, Shut The Door, in which the children learned about the futility and agony of arguing.
The growing backlog of Soviet
Jews unable to enter the
United States as refugees can
only be resolved through advo-
cacy of more openings for refu-
gees from around the world,
advocates of Soviet Jewry
have agreed.
"The United States makes
an extraordinary investment
in these newcomers, and they
give back to our country many
times more than what they
take," said Karl D. Zukerman,
Executive Vice President of
Hebrew Immigrant Aid So-
ciety (HIAS) in a presentation
to the annual Plenary meeting
of the National Jewish Com-
munity Relations Advisory
Council (NJCRAC).
More openings must be
granted and more funds allo-
cated for their resettlement by
the government, Zukerman re-
cently told the more than 500
representatives of NJCRAC's
13 national and 116 local mem-
ber agencies attending the
four-day conference at the
Washington Hilton.
These openings must not
come at the expense of other
refugees from around the
world who also have the right
to come to the United States,
said another speaker, Mark
Talisman, Director of the
Washington office of the Coun-
cil of Jewish Federations. He
deplored the recent United
States decision to transfer
unused slots reserved for Viet-
namese refugees to absorb the
larger than expected numbers
of Soviet Jews being permitted
to emigrate.
"We did not ask for these
Vietnamese slots, and we do
not want them. The solution is
to raise the worldwide ceiling
so we have openings for all
those who want them," Talis-
man said.
Achieving those increases
will require joining with other
ethnic groups seeking help for
natives of their countries,
according to a third speaker,
Gary Rubin, Program Director
of the American Jewish Com-
mittee. "The battle for Soviet
Jewish refugees is a battle for
refugees in general," Rubin
said. "If we're to win this
battle: we need allies in the
pro-refugee community, in-
cluding other ethnics and
church groups."
. Continued from Page 1
In preparation for their
Washington trip, the students
participated in a weekly Mid-
rasha class with Rabbi Shapiro
in which they examined some
of the internal political issues
that affect the local Jewish
community. Partially spon-
sored by the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County,
they also had the opportunity
to consider some of the State
and National political issues
which impact upon the religi-
ous, economic and legal status
of the Jews in the U.S. The
trip was a hands-on culmina-
tion of their studies, although
the class is still ongoing.
"One of the main things our
trip was for," began Jennifer
Gomberg, a junior at Forest
Hill High School, "was to edu-
cate ourselves on different
issues facing us today and to
see that our voice really does
count. What I realized was
that in government, if you
keep pushing, eventually you
will be heard."
"I discovered that our politi-
cal system is more important
than I thought it was,' added
Liza Becker, a junior at Palm
Beach Lakes Community High
School. "Our representatives
and senators do care and really
do listen to us. It's so import-
ant to know what's going on."
Rabbi Shapiro said that
although some of the subject
matter from the sessions was
beyond the knowledge level of
some of his students, overall
"This is a very bright, vocal
and fun group of kids to be
with. Being in D.C, riding the
Metro and meeting with peo-
ple we usually only read about
in the papers was like a gestalt
for them," he continued.
"Washington, D.C. truly be-
came their university for four
You Are Invited to \
Participate in the
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 1989
9:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M.
100 Chillingworth Drive
West Palm Beach
Dr. Aaron Miller
U.S. State Department
Policy Planning Staff,
Advisor for Bush
Ralph Nurnberger
AIPAC Lobbyist and
Professor of Diplomatic
History & International
Relations at Georgetown
Bertram Korn, Jr.
Regional Director of the
Committee for Accuracy in
Middle East Reporting in
Registration fee:
$20.00 includes program & Kosher luncheon.
Rahamin Timor
Regional Consul General
of Israel, Miami, Florida.
Sponsored by the Israel Mideast Task Force
Community Relations Council
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Reservations Required. Send your check to the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County,
501 So. Flagler Drive, *305, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Don't Miss The Date
for the
Sixth Annual
Indian Spring Dinner Dance
on behalf of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
Sunday, March twenty-sixth
at six in the evening
Indian Spring Country Club
Minimum commitment $350 Couvert $50 per person
Black tie optional Seating is limited
Thursday, March 23. 1989
Kastpointc Dinner Dance
in support of the
IWM Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County/
I nited Jewish \ppeal Campaign.
"But the best part was defin-
itely the social aspect," admit-
ted Stephen Gordon. "The
educational part was good too.
But meeting with others from
around the country and hang-
ing out in Georgetown was
fantastic. All around, we had a
great time."
Hebrew And Yiddish
Collection On Line
At Harvard
DUBLIN, Ohio (JTA) The
world's largest computerized
catalog for Hebrew and Yid-
dish publications will be avail-
able shortly from the Online
Computer Library Center,
which is adding bibliographic
records of Hebrew and Yiddish
materials from the Harvard
College Library to its data-
When loading is completed,
there will be approximately
88,000 records of Hebrew and
Yiddish items on the OCLC
database, the organization
Approximately 75 percent of
the records have been loaded
since Harvard University pre-
sented them to OCLC in May
Dr. Charles Berlin, Fried-
man Bibliographer in Judaica
and head of the Judaica De-
partment at Harvard College
Library, said that the conver-
sion of the Hebrew and Yid-
dish records involved thou-
sands of records in a card
catalog that was developed
over a half-century, and which
had to be transliterated by
individuals with an excellent
knowledge of Hebrew.
The computerized catalog is
the result of a six-year project
funded by the Horace W.
Goldsmith Foundation, Berlin

Women's Division B&P Group
Learns About Breast Cancer
Friday, March 17, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
The Women'8 Division B&P
Group of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County
recently sponsored a program
meeting called "Lifeline To
Health," a symposium of six
leading specialists in the field
of breast cancer. Held at The
Palm Hotel in West Palm
Beach, women were given up-
to-date information on breast
cancer as well as an opportu-
nity to pose questions to the
panelists. Following the pro-
gram, dessert and coffee were
served. Pictured above are,
seated (l-r): Ingrid Rosenthal,
Vice President, WD B&P
Group, Marjorie Berg, Pro-
gram Co-Chair, Betsy Cohen,
Programming Chair, Lynn
Mandeau, Program Co-Chair.
Standing (l-r): Carol Green-
' baum, WD President, Dr. Hil-
ton Becker, Plastic
1 Surgeon, Dr. Paul Liebman,
' General Surgeon, Mary Ann
Little, Psychotherapist, Dr.
Sharon Ross, Gynecologist, Dr.
Elisabeth McKeen, Oncologist,
Dr. Barry Simon, Radiologist.
Rabbi "Yitz" ** 1
Speaks In
Palm Beaches J
_^X, ^B ^m
Rabbi Irving (''Yitz") Greenberg (pictured above), President of
CLAL, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership,
was a guest speaker in the Palm Beaches last week. Rabbi
Greenberg, a major figure in the attempt to bring about
cooperation among the Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and
Reconstructionist movements in Judaism, was sponsored by the
Human Resource Development Department of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County. He spoke to several groups of
Federation lay leaders, staff, the Board of Rabbis and Temple
Florida Sephardim
Irving Young, newly elected president of the South
Florida branch of the American Sephardi Federation, is
promoting a Florida delegation for Memorial Day weekend
in Seattle for the national convention of Sephardic Jews.
"After all," Young notes,"we have one of the largest
Sephardic American populations right here in Florida."
Although Sephardim today come from areas as different
as Egypt and Italy, Iraq and Tunisia, Young stresses that
they are one family and many of their customs unify them.
However, Young worries that these special characteristics
of the Sephardim will be lost, unless the present generation
makes an effort to preserve and pass on the traditions.
Today only 3,000 of the 700,000 Jews living in Florida are
Sephardim. Recently a number of local Sephardic organiza-
tions joined together for a week-long celebration centering
around their culture.
Solomon Islands
Establish Ties
Israel and the Solomon Islands
established diplomatic rela-
tions for the first time
recently, the Israeli Foreign
Ministry announced.
Israel's representative to the
Solomon Islands will be its
ambassador in Fiji, a ministry
spokesman said. And the
Pacific island nation's envoy to
Israel will be an ambassador
based in the Solomon capital of
Honiara, which is situated on
the island of Guadalcanal.
The Solomon Islands, which
lie east of New Guinea, consist
of the southern islands of the
Solomon group; Guadalcanal,
Malaita, Santa Isabel, San
Cristobal, Choiseul, New Geor-
gia and numerous smaller
In another diplomatic devel-
opment, Hungary's minister of
communications, transport
and construction arrived in
Israel to sign an air traffic
agreement with his Israeli
Andras Derzsi of Hungary
and Transport Minister Moshe
Katsav signed the accord. It
establishes regular flights
between Tel Aviv and Buda-
pest this month by Israel's El
Al Airlines and Hungary's
national Malek Airlines.
Derzsi also signed a memo-
randum of understanding for
bilateral cooperation in the
area of communications with
Communications Minister Gad
A formal accord between
Israel and Hungary will be
signed at the end of May, when
Ya'acobi is due in Budapest for
an official visit.
There are still no direct-
dialing facilities between the
two countries, even though
there may be as many as
100,000 Jews in Hungary.
Such an arrangement could be
established as part of the
accord, with other fields of
cooperation including satel-
lites and and cable TV.
Reach Out And
Help Touch Your
Fellow Jews Here
And Overseas...
That's the message volunteers
will be spreading when they
make calls on April 2, Super
Sunday, to ask for contribu-
tions to the 1989 Federation/
UJA Campaign. In order to
help local community members
visualize this message and
ensure a successful Super Sun-
day, Mosaic, the public service
program of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County will
extend its 30-minute format to
one full hour and broadcast
live from the Airport Hilton.
Beginning at 11 a.m., April
2, host Barbara Gordon Green
will highlight the days activi-
ties, talk to volunteers and
examine the importance and
necessity of contributions
received on Super Sunday and
throughout the year.
The program will feature
interviews with the directors
from each beneficiary agency
of the Jewish Federation as
well as recipients of those ser-
vices. Excerpts from past
Mosaic programs on the ser-
vices provided will also allow
viewers to see first-hand how
these agencies benefit every-
one in the community.
Ms. Green will also link up
with over 130 members of the
local community who will be in
Israel on Super Sunday with
the Palm Beach/Israel Connec-
tion Tour. These participants
will be spending ten days tour-
ing the country, meeting with
top Israeli officials and visiting
important historical sites.
Viewers will hear a live tele-
phone conversation with some
of them who will share their
experiences and impressions
of the country.
Other highlights will include
a video entitled "Renaissance"
that tells the story of the build-
ing of Israel and links these
accomplishments to the help
and support of Diaspora
Jewry. In addition, there will
be interviews with local lead-
ers in the community, students
at the Jewish Community Day
School and members of the
Super Sunday Committee.
Banyan Committee continued from Page 1
Al Flamm, Golf Coordinator, Viola Holtz, Bernie Wexler,
Canadian Coordinator, Irv Kaufman.
Of Minnesota
will be available for a
private briefing
Friday, March 24, 1989
12:00 P.M.
Governors Club
Phillips Point
777 South Flagler Drive
Senator Boschwitz will give us an insider's
view of the critical issues facing Capitol Hill
This very exciting opportunity is available only to
those Business and Professional Men who make a
$500 minimum commitment to the 1989 Federation/
UJA Campaign.
Couvert $20 per person
Please RSVP by calling Sandy Grossman at the Federation office,
832-2120 by Monday, March 20th

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 17, 1989
The Festival of Lots, or Purim, commemor-
ates an historical victory and salvation of the
Jewish people.
The story of King Ahasuerus and his Prime
Minister Haman, the convoluted plan to rid
the world of Jews the date of death having
been determined by the drawing of lots was
undone by the legendary Mordecai and his
niece Esther, queen of Persia.
While there are problems with the actual
time and characters in historical data, the
legend notes the courage of Esther, pleading
for her people; the initiative of Mordecai, in
cordinating the rescue; and the interdepen-
dency of the Jewish people.
Today, Purim is observed with the joyous
retelling of the Megillah and by the sharing of
gifts of food. It is, therefore, not a personal
holiday as much as it is to be shared by fellow
Jews in a communal setting.
The extension of offering a needed meal to
offering tzedekah to those in need is a simple
and appropriate way in which to give the
festival a humanitarian focus.
On a grander scale, support for the Land of
Israel, in addition to support for Jewish
causes, is a philosophical extension of the
Pervasive Fundamentalism
On the heels of the Salman Rushdie affair
and in the same week that witnessed the
rending of official ties between Great Britain
and Iran, reports from Israel's administered
territories suggest that the wave of fundamen-
talism is lapping at new, untrodden shores.
In addition to international terrorism that
took to the streets, and to the air lanes,
physical threats are now augmented with the
ephemeral mind-control in the world of ideas.
This modern-day book-burning is equivalent
to the Gestapo tactics that dictated who could
believe what not too long ago.
Now, in the West Bank city elections, the
trend of note is that so many fundamentalist
Moslems voted in such a way to suggest a bloc
or a party machine.
The very real dilemma in which Israel finds
itself vis-a-vis democratic elections in the
territories is exacerbated with the observation
that with the vote in Greater Israel comes a
more pervasive Islamic menace.
And that danger does not augur well for
Israel or Israeli-Arab peace.
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Rushdie and Ideological Barbarism
The death sentence pro-
nounced for Indian-British
writer Salman Rushdie by
Iran's imam, Ayatollah Kho-
meini, is morally repugnant in
itself. No less frightening than
this incitement to murder is
what this turbulent event
reveals to the world about the
basic totalitarian character of
Islamic extremism and its
threat to fundamental demo-
cratic values.
If Rushdie has unfairly
maligned Islam in his novel,
"Satanic Verses," then he is
open to public criticism and
deserves to be corrected.
The notion, however, that a
literary work of fiction war-
rants an international cam-
paign whose purpose is the
killing of the author smacks of
the twisted ideological fanati-
cism of Hitler and Stalin.
Instead of book burning, we
now have the wholesale terror-
ism that empties bookshelves.
This tragic episode discloses
the core of a fanatic Islamic
cosmology, which defines man-
kind as pitted in a clash
between the children of light
and the children of darkness
In that world-view, Satan
must be destroyed. It is re-
garded as a sacred act to do so.
The present campaign is
being mounted not only as a
threat to Rushdie's life, but as
an attack on the "Satan" of
Western civilization.
It illuminates the magnitude
of the ideological barbarism
with which Israel has had to
contend since its founding in
1948 most recently with
Shiite Moslims and the Hezbol-
lah in southern Lebanon and
the Gaza Strip.
The United States and major
Western powers must under-
stand that if they capitulate to
this fanatic explosion, they will
be inviting far greater catac-
lysms against the West in the
near future.
B'nai B'rith Urges Boycott of Greece
The Board of Governors of
B'nai B'rith has called for an
international aviation boycott
of Greece for its alleged leni-
ency toward Palestinian ter-
It also denounced black anti-
Semitism in the United States
and expressed concern for the
welfare of Jews in the Soviet
Union, Syria, Lebanon and
Ethiopia, in a series of resolu-
tions adopted last month.
The resolution on Greece
called for international pres-
sure, including consideration
of a civil aviation boycott,
"until Athens abandons its
appeasement policy toward
It charged that "Greece has
a long history of accommoda-
tion with extremist elements
in the Arab world."
B'nai B'rith deemed "unac-
ceptable" the "rise of anti-
Semitism among American
blacks ... with no condemna-
tion of this bigotry from black
The resolution insisted that
blacks "recognize anti-
Semitism in all its forms and
Continued on Page 6
Letter To The Editor
Friday, March 17,1989
Volume 15
On February 7,1989,1 heard
Bryant Gumbel, News Com-
mentator of NBC, state in a
conversation with Congress-
man Wayne Owens, that the
United States Government
had issued a statement that
Israel had violated the
"Human Rights" of the Pales-
tinians and that Israel should
be denied any further U.S.
Aid. Gumbel added that the
United States had a policy that
denied aid to any foreign coun-
try which deprived its citizens
of Human Rights and that
Israel is no longer entitled to
Foreign Aid.
Congressman Wayne Owens
replied that Israel was our
most important ally in the Mid-
dle East and that Israel's sup-
port of our Government was of
vital importance. Gumbel was
firm, stating again, that depri-
vation of Human Rights should
automatically stop all further
aid to Israel.
This is not the first time that
Bryant Gumbel has displayed
an unfriendly attitude towards
Israel. Why has he not been
concerned in the past to the
Palestinian terrorist attacks
on Israeli civilians? Why is
Gumbel vociferously silent
when PLO terrorists, on many
previous occasions, have hurl-
ed Firebombs and Molotov
Cocktails and Rocks on civilian
buses crowded with Israeli
women and children? Why was
Gumbel silent when Palestin-
ians bombed a synagogue in
Rome during religious ser-
wleS' J,lling a 4-year old child?
Why does Gumbel not speak
put to condemn the Palestin-
ians for holding Americans
hostages for years and depriv-
EJht -en! i their Hu""
Rights instead of being so con-
cerned about the Palestinians
toss of their Human Rights?
Why does not Bryant Gumbel
vent his outrage at the beating
of an American Marine,
Robert Stethem, who was then
stomped and shot to death by
Palestinian terrorists? Instead
of sympathizing with the
Palestinian terrorists, has
Gumbel already forgotten
Leon Klinghoffer who, while in
his wheelchair, was shot and
thrown into the Ocean by the
While Gumbel displays his
ire at Israel, I wonder if his
memory goes back to the two
Jewish boys, Goodman and
Schwerner, who travelled to
Mississippi to aid in the
Human Rights struggle for
Blacks and were murdered for
their efforts. He has forgotten
these incidents but is more
concerned with the rights of
the Palestinian Terrorists who
continue to hold American citi-
zens as hostages.
Very truly yours,
Former Assemblyman
New York State

Arson Caused Forest Fires
TEL AVIV (JTA) One-third of the forest fires that
devastated over 35,000 acres of land in Israel last summer
were deliberately set and apparently were terrorist acts,
according to a ministerial committee report just released.
The committee was formed to investigate the unprece-
dented incidence of forest and grass fires in Israel in 1988.
A total of 141,695 dunams were burned, nearly four times
the figure for 1987, when 37,827 dunams went up in
flames. A dunam approximately equals a quarter acre.
The data gathered by the committee point to organized
acts of arson.
The report noted that the Arabic news media and leaflets
exhorted the Arab population to use arson as a weapon in
support of the Palestinian uprising in the administered
China Welcomes Israeli s
JERUSALEM (JTA) The head of the Israeli Geo-
graphic Society, Mula Yaffee, said that his company
intends to fly some 1,000 Israeli tourists to China this year.
Speaking at a news conference in Tel Aviv together with
a representative of the Chinese Ministry of Tourism, Guo
Wen Bin, Yaffe presented the many different tours
available to China, ranging from $3,300 to $6,000.
Yaffe told the gathered reporters that China is com-
pletely open to Israeli group tours, and that single Israelis
can join groups of tourists in Hong Kong for China tours.
He said that Israelis can visit Tibet as well.
U.S. Questions PLO Commitment
WASHINGTON (JTA) The United States warned that
the increasing number of attempted attacks against Israel
planned by groups linked to the Palestine Liberation
Organization "raises questions" about the PLO leader-
ship's commitment to meet the conditions of the U.S.-PLO
Responding to an attempt by members of the Democratic
Front for the Liberation of Palestine to infiltrate northern
Israel, State Department spokesman Charles Redman said,
"The U.S. views with concern the increasing number of
Palestinian attacks in South Lebanon, most recently by the
"When the PLO renounced terrorism last December, we
assumed Mr. (Yasir) Arafat spoke in the name of the PLO
Executive Committee and its constituent groups, and that
the PLO could exercise control over these constituent
groups," he said.
".. If the PLO leadership cannot or will not exercise
such control, it raises questions regarding the commitment
undertaken in the name of the PLO indeed questions
about the PLO's ability to carry out their commitment,"
Redman said.
The subject will be raised at a future U.S.-PLO meeting
in Tunisia, he said.
Israeli Film Wins Award
WEST BERLIN (JTA) An Israeli film, "The Summer
of Aviya," won the Silver Bear award, the second highest
award of the Berlin International Film Festival here.
Starring Kaipo Cohen, a 10-year-old actress, the film is
the first Israeli movie ever to take a prize at the annual film
festival, which is considered one of the movie industry's
main festivals along with Cannes and Venice.
"The Summer of Aviya" (Hakayetz Shel Aviya), was
directed by Eli Cohen and produced by Eytan Even.
It is the story of young Aviya, played by Cohen, and her
mother, Henya, a Holocaust survivor played by Gila
The top prize, the Berlin Golden Bear, went to the
American film "Rain Man," starring Dustin Hoffman as an
autistic savant.
Friday, March 17, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Reorganized Foundation Committee Meets
Join The Synagogue
Of Your Choice
...because vital Jewish institutions
build strong Jewish Communities.
The Endowment Fund's
name has recently been
changed to The Foundation of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, by the Board of
Directors of the Federation,
and a new committee has been
formed. Erwin H. Blonder,
Committee chairman, pointed
out that the word Foundation
was better understood and
more widely used throughout
the country.
Blonder outlined his ambi-
tions for the Foundation for
the coming year. He hopes
that every member of his Com-
mittee, the Federation Board
and members of the Benefici-
ary Agency Boards will estab-
lish a Philanthropic Fund or
some other fund this year.
The various instruments
available for estate planning
were reviewed recently for the
benefit of the new committee.
It was pointed out that there
are many resources that any
member of the community who
is contemplating his estate and
his future can take into consid-
eration. An option is the sim-
Kle bequest in which the donor
saves a part of his estate for
the benefit of the Federation.
A second device is the Char-
itable Remainder Trust where-
by funds are turned over to the
Federation and the beneficiary
receives the benefits of annual
ncome payments for his entire
lifetime. Several versions of
this particular instrument are
available. One is based on a
fixed dollar figure per year in
terms of income. A second
opportunity to use this particu-
lar approach during the life-
time of the beneficiary is to
receive annually a fixed per-
centage of the value of the sum
that was contributed. Certain
regulations as well apply to
this particular form of gift.
Then there is the Supporting
Foundation which is intended
to assist, underwrite or fund
projects similar to those that
would be considered by the
Federation. Allocations are
approved by a board consisting
of members of the Federation
and members appointed by the
Arrangements can also be
made with the Federation for
gifts of jewelry, land, real
estate or art objects. They
must be appraised by an out-
side source so that a fair figure
is arrived at for tax purposes.
All of the above are means
for the contributor to reduce
his estate so that taxes are less
onerous. In some circum-
stances, the combination of
federal and state taxes can
take 60 percent of the value of
any estate. It is, therefore,
wise and advisable for all
members of the community to
make their plans early for the
benefit of their family and for
the community.
Members of the restructured
Foundation Committee are:
Herbert Adler, Barry Berg,
Richard S. Bernstein, Shirlee
Blonder, Stanley B. Brenner,
Maurice Cohen, Benham Fuhr-
man, Bernard R. Green, Alex-
ander Gruber, Arnold Hoff-
man, Michael A. Lampert, H.
Irwin Levy, Robert S. Levy,
Robert E. List, Eileen Nick-
man, Myron Nickman, Robert
Puder, Sam Waller and Alvin
For further information on
this subject, Mr. Blonder sug-
gested that members of the
community contact their own
legal and tax advisors, Mr.
Baker, Director of the Founda-
tion or Mr. Rombro, the Foun-
dation Associate.
New York's Kosher Fraud Case
The New York Jewish Week
York state's kashrut protec-
tion laws are tough on paper.
But they are slow to be en-
forced, the penalties assessed
are generally too low to deter
the crime and violators often
get off with significantly
reduced fines.
That is the conclusion of
investigations conducted by
The New York Jewish Week
and state Assemblyman Dov
Hikind, following the actions
of New York Attorney General
Robert Abrams, who after a
five-year delay, has filed suit
to collect a record $1,012,400
fine from a Brooklyn vendor of
kosher products.
It is said to be the largest
kosher fraud case in the his-
tory of the state, but critics
cite the belated filing as an
example of the state's lack of
accountability in dealing with
kashrut cases.
The attorney general's office
and the Department of Agri-
culture and Markets, which
embraces the Kosher Enforce-
ment Division, are each blam-
ing the other for the lag.
A spokesman for Abrams
said that until 1986, an aver-
age of 50 kashrut violation
cases were referred to his
office for collection of fines.
In the last two years, the
number of referrals increased
to 100 cases per year.
It's within your power to help ease the pain of living for many of our
less fortunate neighbors by making available all the "things" you no
longer need or use. The clothes hanging unworn for years in the closets,
the old bed frames leaning against the wall in the garage, and even the
bicycle gathering dust in the shed, because your child has outgrown it.
Whatever it is that you have to give, please give.
Monday through Friday
9 AM to 4 PM
11 AM to 4 PM
Free Furniture Pick-Up
Free Appraisals Over $5,000
We'll even accept your old Cars and Boats.
A service of the
Jewish Community Center
ot the Palm Beaches
Your Thrift Shop

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 17, 1989
American Jews
Should Fight
The American Jewish com-
munity should resume the
major role it once had in seek-
ing to end injustice and in-
equality in the United States,
the chairman of the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council said Tues-
"If we do not involve our-
StwatTonCSrturd"ayTMarch selves in the full rangei of
11 at Temple Israel. Rabbi American life, is it likely that
Howard Shapiro and Cantor other Americans wi 1 care
Stuart Pittle officiated. ^i* "* i g IimPort*
OLUm T fforBnn us?' Michael Pelavin asked.
Ernest attends Jefferson
Davis Middle School. He is a
member of the Student Coun-
cil and the band. He was
twinned with Yuri Yuriev of
the Soviet Union, who was
denied his freedom to be called
to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah. Pelavin, who is ending a
-i u oKo tho three-year term as chairman of
Family ^^^^ the umbrella group, spoke at a
simcha were his bro her^Jus- during NJCRAC's
tin and sister, Michelle, grand-
Ernest Alan Tumoszwicz,
son of Ron and Laura Tumos-
zwicz of West Palm Beach was
called to the Torah as a Bar
"If we do not fight against
the injustices affecting others,
will they fight the injustices
affecting us?"
Matthew Perchick
Matthew Stern Perchick,
son of Mark and Susan Per-
chick of Boca Raton will be
called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah on Saturday, March
18 at Temple Israel, West
Palm Beach. Rabbi Howard
Shapiro and Cantor Stuart Pit-
tie will officiate.
Matthew attends Boca
Raton Academy. He is
involved in the Young Astro-
nauts Art Club and the Beta
Club. He will be twinned with
Maxim Kelman of the Soviet
Union who was denied his free-
dom to be called to the Torah
as a Bar Mitzvah.
Family members sharing the
simcha are his grandparents
George and Helen Baldwin of
Wellington and Louis and Lil-
lian Perchick of Rockville
Centre, New York.
Ernest Tomoszvricz
Erica Lynn Rosen, daughter ------------------
of Howard and Mindy Rosen of
Syosset, Long Island will be RoVCOtt
called to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah during Friday even-
ing services at Temple B'nai
Jacob of Palm Springs on
March 17 at 8 p.m.
denounce it, lest their silence
be construed as concurrence,
at least, and complicity at
Erica is the granddaughter
of Rabbi and Mrs. Morris Pick-
holz. Rabbi Pickholz is the spir-
itual leader of Temple B'nai
Jacob and he and Cantor
Andrew Block will officiate.
Erica was a student at Solo-
mon Schechter School in Jer-
ico, Long Island and is now a
student at Harry B. Tompson
Middle School. She is inter-
ested in journalism, ceramics
and soap operas, and is a mem-
ber of the Drama Club Chorus
at school.
Many friends and family will
be attending.
The board reaffirmed B'nai
B'rith's strong identification
with Israel, and urged its
members to visit the Jewish
state as tourists and to replant
parents Aaron and Ruth Ben-
enson of Palm Beach Gardens,
Stanley Tumoszwicz of Royal
Palm Beach and Pauline
Tumoszwicz of West Palm
Continued from Page 4
trees destroyed by Arab arson-
ists last summer.
A resolution on the opening
of a dialogue between the
United States and the Pales-
tine Liberation Organization
warned of PLO duplicity, and
suggested the PLO be made to
meet additional conditions to
"demonstrate sincerity" in the
search for peace.
annual meeting, held this year
at the Washington Hilton.
The more than 500 delegates
attending the four-day plenum
elected Arden Shenker of
Portland, Ore., as Pelavin's
At the opening session,
Albert Chernin announced
that he will retire as
NJCRAC's executive vice
chairman in July 1990, after 15
years in the post and 35 years
after he began his career as
executive of the Indianapolis
Jewish Community Relations
After he steps down, he will
serve as executive vice chair-
man emeritus.
Pelavin, a lawyer from Flint,
Continued on Page 15
Morse Officers, Board Installed
"Keep on keeping on,"
was the direction given to
the newly elected officers
and boards of the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center's
Women's Auxiliary and Men's
Bennett M. Berman, Presi-
dent of the Morse Board of
Trustees, served as installa-
tion officer and charged the
organizations to build on the
success of their past histories.
Ceremonies were conducted
last Thursday, March 9.
Sylvia Berman, Founding
President of the Women's
Auxiliary, was cited for her
achievements in developing
the organization from a com-
mittee of 15 women in 1984 to
a present membership of
1,400. Eleanor Fleischman,
newly elected Vice President
of the Auxiliary and Chair-
woman of the installation
meeting, presented Sylvia
Berman with a clock in recog-
nition of her efforts.
Founding member of the
Auxiliary, Dorothy Ludwig, is
the new President of the Aux-
iliary, while Ben Roisman was
re-elected as President of the
Associates. Both will serve
two-year terms.
Other Auxiliary officers
installed for a two-year term
included Flo Stuart and Mari-
lyn Zelnick as Vice Presidents;
Esther Rapoport, Treasurer;
Jackie Eder, Financial Secre-
tary; Lenore Black, Corre-
sponding Secretary and Honey
Plisskin, Recording Secretary.
Sylvia Berman remains on the
Auxiliary board as Immediate
Past President.
Other Associates officers
installed for a two-year term
are: Sam Meyers, Myron Nick-
man and Morris Rapoport as
Vice Presidents; Albert
Schnitt, Treasurer; Arthur
Yeckes, Secretary and Ber-
nard Plisskin continues as
Immediate Past President.
New Auxiliary board
members are: Gert Berman,
Ruth Besdine, Harriet
Grobman, Joan Kaplan, Lois
Kniznik, Judy Messing, Pearl
Schottenfeld and Natalie
Continued on Page 10
One of the great
motivating forces in my life
is uniqueness. As an actress
uniqueness is important,
because acting is more than
just rolc-piaying. It
requires being able to
expose a quality that is
uniquely you.
In other areas of my life,
I look for uniqueness. Even
in my decaffeinated coffee.
Sanka# Brand Decaffeinated
Coffee is unique, because
it's the only leading.
national brand that is
naturally decaffeinated with
pure mountain water and
nature's own sparkling
effervescence. So, not only
is Sanka* smexxh-tasting.
but it addresses my concerns
about caffeine and ftxxJ that
is naturally processed.
All of us have the
potential to be unique. All
we need is to experience that
part of us that's different
and enjoyable. For me, it
can be a challenging role in
a new play, or something as
simple as relaxing with a cup
of Sanka* Uniqueness...
there are so
many ways to f^|

Friday, March 17, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
A Teen's First Trip To Israel
For Jews in America who
have never been to Israel,
it is hard to imagine what it is
really like. Probably many of
us have had similar pictures of
a barren land with a few kib-
butzim here and there and a
group of Palestinians throwing
rocks at Israeli soldiers.
I recently returned from the
Alexander Muss High School
in Israel, an eight-week inten-
sive study program for Ameri-
can high school juniors and
seniors to learn Jewish history
while using Israel as their
"classroom and textbook."
Before I left, I too had the
same images of Israel in my
head. I knew little of the
On Friday, even if you
didn't know it was the
end of the week, you
could still feel it. Stores
were packed with people
buyiny last minute yoo-
diea and streets were
lined with vendors selling
the prettiest, most color-
ful flowers anywhere. It's
a feeling you could only
experience in a country
where you can be Jewish
sights, feelings and diversity
that awaited me.
Close your eyes and picture
barren, desert mountains.
Look again and see skyscrap-
ers, hotels and the hustle bus-
tle of a downtown. Such are
Israel's largest and most
diverse cities: Tel Aviv and
Founded in 1906 during the
Second Aliyah, Tel Aviv
has become the largest and
most exciting city in Israel. It
has Dizengoff Street and
Dizengoff Center, one of the
largest shopping malls in
Israel. Inside the Center, there
are about four stories of shops
ranging from music to tee-
shirts to Mac-David's, Israel's
kosher answer to McDonalds.
Outside, tree-lined Dizengoff
Street continues for miles
offering stores, cafes, bakeries
and kiosks by day, and night
clubs, discos, theatres and cin-
emas for night-time entertain-
Tel Aviv is also the home of
Tel Aviv University, which
incidentally, conducts semes-
ter and year exchange pro-
grams for college students. On
the grounds of the University
is Beth Hatefusot, the Museum
of the Diaspora, the most tech-
nologically advanced museum
of Jewish history in the world
and an opportunity no one
should miss.
In contrast, there is Jerusa-
lem "Shel Zahav," City of
Close your eyes and pic-
ture barren, desert moun-
tains. Look again and see
skyscrapers, hotels and
the hustle bustle of a
downtown. Such are
Israel's largest and most
diverse cities: Tel Aviv
and Jerusalem.
Gold. It dates back to the days
of King David when he con-
quered the city from the Jebu-
sites and turned it again into a
Jewish religious center by
placing the Ark of the Cove-
nant on the Temple Mount.
Once inside the gates of the
"Old City," you will be enlight-
ened by the special, relaxed
feeling our Jewish Quarter
holds. Quaint little shops that
sell religious articles line the
cobblestone streets and path-
ways that our forefathers once
walked on. A stroll through
this tiny quarter is very quiet,
compared to a walk down
Dizengoff Street. When tour-
ing through the narrow path-
ways you will notice that all is
silent, except, perhaps, a few
stray cats playing, or some
Hasidic children chasing a ball,
giggling and calling out to
About The Author
Shawn Barat, 16, participated in the Alexander Muss
High School in Israel this past December and January. He
is currently a junior at Palm Beach Gardens High School
and is a member of the Honor Society. Shawn is also an
honor student at Midrasha Judaica High School and
president of B'yachad, a chapter of the B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization. After graduating from high school, Shawn
hopes to study communications in college and become a
news broadcaster. About the High School in Israel pro-
gram, Shawn said: "Being in Israel gave me a much
greater awareness of being Jewish and completely changed
my attitude toward Jewish education. I also think this trip
will help me get into college; it's good for a student's
record. But mostly, I think I have a much greater sense of
what a Jewish homeland is all about and I can't wait to go
back there." Shawn plans to return for a year in college
and would like to work for the High School in Israel as a
staff person.
each other.
Then there is the walk down
to the Kotel, the Wailing
Wall, which can be treacher-
ous! The hard, slippery when
wet stone paths slant down-
ward, quite sharply, since Jer-
usalem is built on a mountain.
The addition of steps and
sharp curves makes this walk
even more tiring. But, finally
you will enter the vicinity of
the Wall and stand at the foot
of Judaism's most holy site.
There, next to Hasidic Jews
praying "non-stop," young
children embracing the wall
and soldiers with guns in hand
coming to say a quick prayer
while off duty, chills run down
your spine. You may even feel
a tear drop onto your cheek as
you actually touch the Wall
and place your secret note to
G-d in its cracks. It's an over-
whelming feeling and one that
I shall never forget, as long as
I live.
Probably one of the most
special parts of my trip was
experiencing Shabbat in
Israel. Can you imagine what
it was like to walk down a
street and see Hebrew writing
everywhere and know that I
could say "Shabbat Shalom"
to the bus driver on a Friday
afternoon and not receive a
strange glance in return. On
Friday, even if you didn't
know it was the end of the
week, you could still feel it.
Stores were packed with peo-
ple buying last minute goodies
and streets were lined with
vendors selling the prettiest,
most colorful flowers any-
where. It's a feeling you could
only experience in a country
where you can be Jewish
freely. Even if you aren't reli-
gious, you can feel Jewishness
in the air and you know you
belong. Israel IS Judaism.
During our return plane trip
from Israel, someone said that
if the plane really wanted to
take us home it would have to
turn around and bring us back,
to Israel, the Jewish home-

Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 17, 1989
Random Thoughts
There are times when I pause to think about the progress
we have seen during this century. I have absolutely no
scientific education, but I can certainly appreciate the
many luxuries that we all take for granted. Ii you're as old
as I am, then you'll certainly remember the way things
used to be during what they call "the good old days."
We turn electricity on and off without a second thought.
Presto .. the house is ablaze with light and all it took was
a little pressure on a wall switch. Contrast this with the gas
mantle of long ago. It didn't give off too much light nor was
it all that safe, but it was what we had and no one asked
Who remembers yelling to the ice-man, "Five cents,
please," and he lumbered up the stairs carrying a big shtick
ice by the tongs. Once it was in the ice-box, then you had to
worry about the drip-pan. If you forgot and it overflowed,
you had big time tzurus. There was endless mopping and
sopping up and plenty of aggravation. Nowadays we enjoy
self^defrosting refrigerators, they turn on and off all by
themselves, food keeps well and half the time you forget
they're even there.
I also recall the battles I used to have with ice trays. I
needed a knife and ice-pick to remove the cubes which
always seemed to be stuck. Sometimes I could have used a
hatchet to do the job, but today I merely empty the
container below the ice-maker. That darling machine starts
up immediately to make more little frozen beauties.
Born and raised in the Bronx (I'll bet you are tired of
hearing about it already) I still remember the hot and sultry
summer nights. We took pillows and blankets up to the roof
trying to catch any passing breeze. By keeping cool maybe
we could drimmle a little. The more adventurous souls
opted to spend their nights on the fire escape. Most of us
did whatever we could to beat the heat in our tenement
apartments. Today it's an ondereh meiseh. I bless the man
who invented air conditioning. Living through a southern
summer would be impossible without it and I know whereof
I speak.
Another thought comes to mind. During the depression I
frequently heard men singing in the backyard of our
tenement. Times were hard and they did what they could to
earn money. My mother (and yours too, I'll bet) threw
down two or three pennies wrapped in a bit of newspaper.
Often this little package hit the clothes lines and the singer
had to scramble for the scattered pennies. Today we give
dollars, not cents, to organized charities. We are proud to
contribute to Federation. Giving to U.J.A. brings real
meaning to the generosity of Jewish people.
And how many of you readers owned a Victrola? Most
culture loving Jewish families hand cranked those
machines till their arms were sore. We felt it was worth it
to hear Caruso belt out Pagliacci. We polished those
mahogany cabinets till they sparkled, and owning a
Victrola automatically made you an all-rightnick. Well,
goodbye talking machine, hello tape recorder. What a
miracle it is to get so much music from such a tiny cassette.
Disc players are now also in vogue and as I write, someone
is probably inventing something else. America, it's wonder-
Who can ever forget old time washdays? We scrubbed (on
washboards yet), rinsed, squeezed and hung out to dry.
Monday morning was the worst time of the week. Lo and
behold, like a mitzvah from above, the washer and dryer
entered our lives. No more boiling water, no more
drudgery, and no more sandpaper hands. Mondays could
now be used for more productive endeavors like
canasta and man jongg.
In the past, memorable occasions were preserved on film
by using a big, old-fashioned Kodak camera. Along came
the Polaroid to make life infinitely simpler. You pushed a
button, waited a few minutes, and schneller than schnell
you had a finished picture right in your hand. I may seem
naive but I still cannot get over this magic.
To me the biggest miracle of all still remains the portable
radio. It stands all alone, by itself, and without wires or
plugs, picks sounds out of the air. Beautiful music comes
from a little box on the table and this simply fascinates me.
I'll never understand the way it works but I'm surely not
one to knock a good thing.
Well, next time anyone talks to you about the good old
days, give them a good old Bronx cheer. Friends, these are
the good new days. These are the days to savor, to cherish,
and to enjoy. Count your blessings and live the good life
along with me. I guarantee it. the best is yet to come,
and I haven't lied to you yet, have I? L'chayim to one and
all and may you enjoy happy years of your future.
Senior Smarts:
A Day To Remember
Five Palm Beach County
Seniors will be in Orlando
March 31 to compete in the
state finals of Senior Smarts, a
state-wide event that encour-
Center in West Palm Beach
are the five winners out ot
twelve men and women who
recently competed in a local
Senior Smarts competition to participants.
demic competition had been in
the works for eight months
while the planning committee
recruited and coached senior
state-wide event tnai en^u ^'Y.T 7" thp .tate finals
ages Seniors to exercise their qualify for the state nnais.
minds by participating in aca-
demic games. Additional
Centers that
the event include
"This has been a wonderful
experience for all of us," said
one of the contestants. "I was
----... j t ,onnsnrpa the event inciuae one oi me uuh^buuhs. i was
Phyllis Simpson and Leo- sponsored, tne e overjoyed to discover that I
Lrd Zahn from Mae Volen the West County ., imembered evervthW I
nard -
Senior Center in Boca, and
tPr of Belle Glade, Mid-County still remembered everything I
Irving Silverstein, Uicy Senior Center qml*^ ^.^ min/is stiH functfoning well
and the North County Senior
British Firm Seeks Apology For Israel Boycott Request
British Aerospace Inc.,
Britian's largest military con-
tractor, has apologized to a
Long Island firm for asking it
to comply with the Arab boy-
In the order, British Aero-
space had asked for assurances
that the items were not "made
in Israel directly or indirectly,
in whole or in part."
Les Dubav, engineering
sales manager at Machine
"baloney," but said he
siders the matter closed.
cott against Israel, a spokes- Components Corp., added that
woman for the company said.
Barbara Hartnett, spokes-
woman for British Aerospace's
military affairs office here,
said that a letter of apology
was sent to a Plainview, N.Y.,
firm, Machine Components
Corp., over language con-
tained in a Dec. 7 purchase
The firm's military aircraft
division in Preston, England,
had ordered six toggle joystick
switches, which can be used in
as many as six airplanes, for
$330 from the New York com-
Those responsible for
requesting the assurances,
Hartnett said, "have been call-
ed to task by the CEO (chief
executive officer) over here.
That is certainly something
that we don't want to be asso-
ciated with."
British Aerospace, among
other things, builds Tornado
the British firm also wanted
assurances that the items were
not going to be transported on
Israeli carriers. He said his
firm filed a report on the inci-
dCnt ^^L^^Office^f ^ter planes, which it agreed
merce Department s Office of K v g^.
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language omitted. In the apo-
logy, "they said the girl who
typed it typed the wrong infor-
mation," Dubav said. He
termed the firm's explanation
April 2nd,
Aitz Chaim Honors Rabbi Werner
Congregation Aitz Chaim,
on behalf of State of Israel
Bonds, will hold a Testimonial
Breakfast honoring Rabbi
Oscar M. Werner, spiritual
leader of the congregation, on
Sunday, March 26, 10 a.m. at
2518 Haverhill Road, West
Palm Beach.
Rabbi Werner, chairman of
the Kashruth Committee of
the Rabbinical Council of Palm
Beach County, has demon-
strated his concern for others,
and a dynamic and energetic
spirit for the continuity of the
Jewish people and the State of
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Arab boycott is not illegal
under British law, U.S. law
forbids American firms from
doing so.
But Hartnett said such a
demand by her firm "will not
happen again."
Zachor For
Syrian Jews
Shabbat Zachor, March 18,
synagogues across Canada will
be offering prayers for the
rights of 4,500 Jews in Syria to
leave that country.
Judy Feld Carr, chairwoman
of the Canadian Jewish Con-
gress National Task Force for
Syrian Jews, has written to
Canadian rabbis asking them
to again commemorate Shab-
bat Zachor as a day of remem-
brance and prayer for Syrian
Jews and for all Jews living
under oppressed conditions in
the Moslem and Arab world.
Shabbat Zachor derives its
name from the special portion
of the Torah read that day
remembering Amalek, the
tribe that sought to destroy
the Israelites in the desert.
It is read the Shabbat before
Purim, because Haman was
also an Amalekite.
It is also the 15th anniver-
sary of the rape murders of
four young Jewish women
from Damascus, who were kil-
led trying to escape into
Lebanon in 1974.
Carr noted that for four
years, the CJC has been asking
the Canadian Department of
External Affairs to intervene
with the Syrian government to
allow single Jewish women to
"If the women have to
remain in Syria, they will
likely be forced to marry out ot
their faith. Emigration is the
only solution, but without
intervention this seems impos-
sible," she said.

Friday, March 17, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Friends Of Akim Brazilian Ball
Three hundred members of the newly formed Palm Beach Chapter
of Friends of Akim USA, established in 1951, shared a memorable
evening last month on behalf of the mentally handicapped
children of Israel. Akim means "to habilitate" in Hebrew.
Pictured above are (l-r) Dr. and Mrs. Irving Packer, Izabella
Tekulsky, Honorary Chair of Akim, Joao Paulo do Rio Branco,
former Brazilian Ambassador to Israel, Carl Cardani of Rio De
Janeiro and Joseph Tekulsky, Dinner Chair. Among the distin-
guished guests not pictured is Rahamin Timor, Consul General of
Israel in Florida.
JCC Holds
Steven Shapiro, President of
the Jewish Community Center
of the Palm Beaches, has
announced that the JCC will
hold its First Annual Legis-
lative Breakfast on Friday,
March 17, 1989. The meeting
is designed to inform legis-
lators of the work of the JCC,
the needs of the community for
new and expanded services,
and present architectural
drawings for the new JCC
complex to be constructed at
the Jewish Community Cam-
pus on Military Trail. It will
take place at the JCC Senior
Center, 5029 Okeechobee
Boulevard (and Haverhill
Road) beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Members of The Palm Beach
County Legislative Dele-
gation, Palm Beach County
Commissioners, and other
West Palm Beach officials
have been invited.
Na 'amat Holds Scholarship Luncheon
I 4 >
t-5 v.
Na'amat USA Palm Beach Council recently held its fifth annual
Scholarship Luncheon at the Park Place Suite Hotel in Boca
Raton, Fla. Over 250 women contributed funds to attend this
prestigious affair. Standing from left to right: Rita Sherman,
Na'amat USA Southeast Area Membership Chairperson; Har-
riett Herfield, Na'amat USA Palm Beach Council Program
Vice-President; Tess Teller, Council Fund-Raising Vice-
President; Sandra Cohen, Council President. Seated from left to
right: Rae Hoff, Southeast Area Fund Raising Chairperson;
Mildred Weiss, Southeast Area New Club Liaison; Gert Aaron,
Southeast Area Coordinator; and Elsie Meyers, Council Finan-
cial Secretary and Chairperson of Scholarship Luncheon.
The Export-Import Oil Debate
The new ioiat congress
now in full swing will un-
doubtedly be taking up some
familiar issues of vital impor-
tance to the pro-Israel com-
munity. The main items in-
clude maintaining the three
billion dollar aid for the next
fiscal year, and receiving the
sale of certain sophisticated
U.S. arms to specific Arab
countries. However, there is
one upcoming legislative issue
which has received scant
attention in the American Jew-
ish community but which
potentially could have great
impact on U.S.-Israel relations
in the years ahead.
The U.S. Senate Energy and
Natural Resources Committee
will be holding hearings and
considering legislation relat-
ing to future development of
oil reserves in the Alaskan
Arctic National Wildlife Ref-
uge (ANWR). The outcome
will undoubtedly have impor-
tant ramifications not only for
the economy, but for foreign
policies in the Middle East in
the next decade. The danger of
growing U.S. dependence on
foreign source oil, and partic-
ularly Middle East oil, has
spurred support for legislation
permitting orderly exploration
and development in this bar-
ren wilderness area. Already
environmental groups are
making major efforts to defeat
this measure. But President
Bush, in his State of the Union
message, called for developing
this new source, and with such
a tiny percentage of the Refu-
gee affected, it is hard to see
much validity in their argu-
This presidential declaration
of policy came on the heels of a
clear warning signal last
December when for the first
time in a decade, the United
States imported more oil than
it produced. More alarmingly,
nearly 90 percent of the
increase since 1986 came from
OPEC sources most of it
from the Middle East. In fact,
last year Saudi Arabia was our
number one source of oil
The need for developing
this last significant untapped
source in our country is under-
scored by the fact that the
current flow of close to two
million barrels of oil per day
from the adjacent Prudhoe
Bay fields is declining steadily
and is due to run out by the
end of this century. Potential
production from new finds in
ANWR will take ten years to
bring on stream.
While there are other
important ways of increasing
our energy independence such
as conversation measures and
development of alternative
energy sources including solar,
the priority energy issue Con-
gress will be whether to
develop ANWR.
The large flotilla of Ameri-
can and other Free World war-
ships which were deployed in
the Persian Gulf, was a telling
sign of how energy supplies
impact on the economics of
industrialized nation and their
foreign policies. The gasoline
lines the American public
endured in 1974, demon-
strated vividly how the oil
weapon could be used as an
instrument of coercion and
After a period of inactivity
caused by the oil "glut" of the
past few years, the Jewish
community is beginning to re-
examine its positions on
energy issues. A recently
released excellent report by
the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith entitled The
Challenge Ahead: American
Growing Dependence on
Imported Arab Oil specifically
cites the need to open ANWR
for oil development. It states:
"Another way to encourage
production is to open the Arc-
tic National Wildlife Refuge to
oil exploration and production.
The ANWR. close to the giant
Prudhoe Bay oil field on
Alaska's North Slope, is con-
sidered by both government
and industry geologists to be
the most promising untapped
province in North America for
the discovery of a supergiant
oil field.
The mean estimate is 3.2
billion barrels of oil, the maxi-
mum estimate is 9.2 billion
This report could not
be more timely. It reminds us
that given the finite nature of
oil resources, the 1990s will
undoubtedly pose new chal-
lenges to securing our nation's
energy future.
But for friends of Israel, it is
a warning that the independ-
ence of foreign policies in the
Middle East could be at risk
unless our nation can achieve
greater energy independence.
Actions taken now will
undoubtedly determine the
economic and security para-
meters with which our policy-
makers will have to operate in
the decade ahead. But by then
it will be too late to make up
for the lack of action that
should be taken now.
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palm Beach Pupj
Hainan's Ears'' For Purim
MILWAUKEE (JTA) Purim is a joyous holiday celebrating
the defeat of King Ahasuerus in the fifth century. The entire
story of Purim is read from the Book of Esther in the synagogue
on the eve and morning of the holiday.
Parties, carnivals and the wearing of costumes by children all
add to the festive celebration. The tradition of gift giving, called
shalach manot, is an ancient custom of this holiday, and sweets
are delivered to friends and relatives.
Hamantashen is the traditional sweet pastry eaten at Purim.
It is a three-cornered cookie filled with fruit or poppy seeds. A
welcome gift, children and adults will enjoy it for dessert or as a
There are various types of Hamantashen dough to prepare and
a choice of fillings which can be used in any of them.
Cream Cheese Dough
1/2 pound butter or margar-
6 ounces cream cheese, sof-
2 cups flour
In a large mixing bowl,
cream butter and cream
cheese. Stir in flour until
dough is formed. Lightly shape
into a ball and place on a sheet
of lightly floured waxed paper;
wrap and chill for at least 2
hours or overnight. Pinch off
dough the size of a walnut and
flatten with fingers on a lightly
floured board in a 3-inch
round. Or you can roll out the
dough to 1/4-inch thickness
and cut into circles, rerolling
the trimmings. Place a
rounded teaspoon of filling in
the center; pinch sides
together to form a closed tri-
angle over the filling. Bake on
greased cookie sheets at 375
degrees for 12-15 minutes or
until lightly browned. (Makes
24.) ________________
Morse Officers
Continued from Page 6
Woolf. They will serve a two-
year term, as will newly
elected Associates board mem-
bers: Henry Grossman, Mel
Hershenson, Irving Kaplan,
Jack Libman, Abraham Pearl-
man, Bernard Schwartz and
Dr. Ben Shapiro.
Auxiliary board members
re-elected for a two-year term
are: Anita Anton, Sheila
Engelstein, Elaine Glasgall,
Sis Gold, Esther Gruber, Ruth
Mack, Dale Nadel, Pearl
Resnick, Sylvia Rubin, Bernice
Sheldon, Pepi Silverstein,
Helen Sodowick, Bernita
Tamarkin, Eileen Talkov, Her-
mine Weinstein and Anne
Auxiliary board members
elected to serve the second
year of a two-year term are:
Joyce Bloch, Helen Cohen,
Ethel Ginsburg, Sylvia Gold,
Simone Goldblum, Naomi
Jacobson, Barbra Lifshitz,
Monique Matheson, Maxine
Rubin, Frances Schnitt,
Bernice Schwartz, Dorothy
Segel and Shirley Spiegel.
Associates board members
re-elected for a one-year term
are: Roy Adams, Norman
Bauer, Rabbi Alan Cohen,
Alexander Gruber, Lee
Hildebrand, Daniel Jatlow,
Joel Koeppel, Leon Lang,
Morris Ollove, Joseph
Schwartz, Manuel Sigel,
Dr. Lester Silverman and
Abraham Yarchin.
1 pound dried apricots
3 cups water
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
Cook apricots with water
over low heat until very soft
adding more water if neces-
sary. Add sugar and heat until
fruit comes to a boil. Stir in
lemon rind. Cool.
1 cup milk
1 cup poppy seeds
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup raisins
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice; 1 tea-
spoon grated lemon rind
Bring milk, poppy seed and
butter to a boil. Reduce heat;
add remaining ingredients,
simmer until milk is absorbed.
Apricot preserves, thick jams
or a canned filling
1/2 cup raisins, snipped
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
Add raisins, nuts, juice and
rind to preserves; stir well.
Naomi Arbit of Milwaukee, Wis.,
teaches cooking and is the author of
seven cookbooks.
Sabbath Seats At Premium
With South Florida as the number two Jewish megalopolis in the
United States, the laws of supply and demand have no effect on
High Holiday seat tickets.
Although the supply is greater than the demand, tickets
remain at a premium price.
But this year, the rabbis at Temple Esther have decked to
open their doors to all who come during the holiday season.
Under this unique proposal of no-charge holiday seats, the
congregation leadership has decided to offset the loss by
charging for Sabbath seats. With more and more baalei t'shuvas
those who make a return to the observance of Judaism-
Sabbath seats have become even more of a premium than High
Holiday seats.
Nearby Temple Hamanchai, offered a goliath of a sale on
Sabbath seats in order to welcome anyone who wishes to pray on
Rosh Hashanah.
"This is the best thing since sliced pumpernickel," said Sadie
Other synagogues interested in the proposal have decided to
try the concept by lowering prices on holiday seats and charging
a more balanced fee for services year round. Lulavs and esrogs,
for example, may increase from $15 to $25 this year. And palm
branches for building a sukkah may go through the roof.
Why ADL is Going to Jerusalem Now.
The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith believes the time has come for the Jewish
community to publicly show its solidarity with Israel, and we are enthusiastically supporting the
Prime Minister's Solidarity Conference in Jerusalem.
We believe that too many enemies of Israel and of the American Jewish community have
mistaken the open communal discussion of Israel's current difficulties and the legitimate
differences within our own community as a withdrawal of our general support for Israel.
Even among some of our friends, there is a growing perception that the long-established,
previously unshakable network of support for Israel among American Jews may be weakening.
The cumulative effect of that perception, no matter how false, could be the steady
erosion of the political support Israel has long enjoyed in Washington with potentially disastrous
consequences for Israel's security and future.
ADL believes continuing American Jewish community concern and support for Israel
must be clearly and unambiguously demonstrated to the American political community and the
Action is needed.
For ADL, the beginning of action is to participate in a conference supported by all major
political parties and leaders in Israel, to clearly declare the extent of Solidarity in Israel, and
Solidarity with Israel.
Despite all the discussions and the political and media attention given to our differences,
critical common ground is still shared by Israelis, American Jews, and American government
decision makers. That common ground reflects the fundamental legitimacy of Israel's position in
its quest for peace, and begins with unity on the need for direct negotiations without
There is unity on the need for interim solutions that will adequately demonstrate that
Arabs and Palestinians are more committed to coexistence than destruction.
There is unity in opposition to imposed solutions, because outside pressure will generate
illusions about Israeli weakness and lead to conflict, not peace.
There is unity in opposition to violence and terrorism as a means of negotiation, because
violence begets more violence, and is contrary to the peace process Israel wants and
needs so badly.
ADL is going to Jerusalem to let our own people hear and to let the world hear that we
are one, and that we understand that nobody wants peace more than Israel, nobody.
We still talk about what our grandparents, our parents, and we did or did not do to help
the Jews of Europe during the Holocaust. Our new trial is upon us. How will history judge us?
How will we judge ourselves?
Burton S. Levinson ^Qgug^m^ Abraham H. Foxman
National Cha.rman WEEEST0""'** NationaJ Director
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith, 823 United Nations Plaza. New York. NY 10017. 212-490-2525

Friday, March 17, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
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Reform Moves To Observance; Orthodox Flip Flops On Conversion
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
FULLY recognizing that the
Orthodox way of living is the
only true Torah way, Reform
Jewry last week announced a
major plan to become totally
observant and pledged that
their offspring would be
"FFB's" /rummies from
This development comes,
however, at a time when the
Orthodox movement, despon-
dent over the 'Who-is-a-Jew'
issue, did a flip-flop and
decided that one-day conver-
sions would be as acceptable as
the Reform teachings.
"If Labor and Likud can
form another unity govern-
ment, so too can we moderate
ourselves to function on the
level of our fellow and female
Jews," said Rabbi Sam Hirsch-
halevy, leader of the Orthodox
Meanwhile, it was reported
that Satmar and Lubavitch
Jews agreed to a Rebbe "show-
down, to determine who
actually is most fit for the title
of this generation's "Moses."
"Something had to give,"
said one young woman whose
full observance of Judaism was
as powerful as her father's
commitment to the Reform
congregation founded by his
great-grandfather, 65 years
"List year," the woman
said, "my parents arranged
for a nice family cruise and I
shattered the fun when I
refused to get off the cruise
ship until the Sabbath ended."
These developments caught
executives of the Dade County
Rabbinical Association off-
"Whoopee," said one for-
merly Orthodox rabbinical
spokesman. "Now I can
become what / want to be a
member of the Conservative
Conservative leaders are not
sure how to react to these
developments in Judaism's bi-
polar array. Conservative lead-
ers said they are still divided
over whether or not women
should be permitted to be
counted in a minyan and be
given aliyahs.
One Conservative rabbi
appears to have solved the
problem. Rabbi Maxwell Mid-
dlestonovsky announced this
week that he would shave half
his beard and wear a diamond
stud in only one ear.
On a final note, Rabbi Gabbi
Mordechai Shondrei said that
Mashiach will be announced by
a morning television news
anchor in the form of the
award-winning journalists'
appearance on the 6:30 a.m.
news wearing a yarmulke, tzit-
tit and t'fillin, the latter of
which he was caught donning
during a commercial break
that ended too soon.
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Purim and Soviet Jewry
Temple Judea
Peter, Paul and Mary wrote
a song for Chanukah which
this year is supremely relevant
to a miracle happening before
our eyes as we prepare to
celebrate Purim. The song:
"Don't Let the Light Go Out."
The apparent miracle: United
Jewish Appeal estimates that
between 30,000 and 40,000
Jews will leave the Soviet
Union in 1989, up from 18,965
in 1988.
Indeed, the dream of free-
dom for Soviet Jewry is appar-
ently being fulfilled beyond our
wildest expectations. Yet, this
Purim, as many of us are re-
viewing our gifts to the Jewish
Federation campaign, each of
us must assume the awesome
responsibility of insuring that
these Soviet Jews become ab-
sorbed into both the secular
and Jewish worlds of wherever
they choose to emigrate. It is
our responsibility to do every-
thing possible to provide
opportunities for Soviet Jews
to become part of our world,
should they decide to emigrate
to America. It is our responsi-
bility to assist Israel in absorb-
ing Soviet Jews into their
society should they decide to
emigrate to Israel.
If we cease working for
Soviet Jewry, we will be per-
forming the work of the
Haitians of our past. For when
a Soviet Jew arrives either
here or in Israel, this Jew
needs to be presented with
viable opportunities to prac-
tice a living and vibrant
Judaism, while understanding
the culture and folklore of
their chosen nation.
Through schools, camps,
community centers and
synagogues, we need to de-
velop a massive Jewish out-
reach program toward the
Soviet Jews. We need to entice
them to feel welcome here in
America or in Israel. Tragic-
ally, many Christian groups
have targeted Soviet Jews for
intense missionary activities.
So many Soviet Jews arrive in
freedom and rightfully feel
lonely and isolated. Should
even one Soviet Jew convert to
another religion, we will lose
one generation.
Recently, I spoke to Sasha
Shainsky, a former refusenik
whom I visited with last sum-
mer in Leningrad. Sasha and
his wife Bella arrived in New
Jersey last October and moved
in with Bella's sister. With no
family in metropolitan New
York, other than Bella's sister
who is a widow and who for-
merly lived alone, the
Shainskys had neither reli-
gious nor secular "leads." I
put Sasha in touch with Rabbi
David Posner of Temple
Emanu-El of New York, who
is now asserting Sasha with
Jewish as well as secular
The danger this Purim and
next Purim is that so many
Soviet Jews have the potential
to assimilate, to melt into the
secular melting pot of America
or be lost in Israel's unique
blend of religion and secu-
This year, when you receive
a call on Super Sunday, April
2, you have another reason to
say yes, you have another pow-
erful reason to give to the
Jewish Federation. Tradition
reminds us that "he who saves
a single life, saves an entire
Peter, Paul, and Mary have
led thousands in singing
"Don't Let the Light Go Out."
We have learned from our past
how much this wisdom really
means. Drown out the Hamans
of the present with your will to
keep the light of Judaism burn-
ing ever so brightly. We must
not let our people down!
Mirth: Message of Purim
Yeast Dough
1 package fast-rising yeast
1 tablespoon and 1/2 teaspoon sugar, divided
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons milk
1 large egg
1 tablespoon butter or margine, melted
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
In a large mixer bowl, with dough hook, on medium speed, mix
yeast and 1/2 teaspoon sugar with 1/4 cup warm water (110-115
degrees) until blended, scraping sides of bowl with rubber
spatula. Let stand 3 minutes or till foamy. To yeast mixture, add
remaining sugar, flour, milk, egg, butter; mix on low speed to
knead until dough forms a mass and leaves the sides of bowl.
Lightly spray a medium bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Place
dough in bowl; cover bowl with plastic wrap; let rise in a warm
place till double in bulk, about 30 minutes. When dough has
risen, punch down. On lightly floured board, roll dough 1/8-inch
thick. Cut out 3-inch rounds, rerolling trimmings. Place 1
rounded teaspoon filling in center of each round; pinch the edges
together tightly to form a closed triangle over the filling. Place 2
inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Cover lightly with plastic
wrap; let rise until doubled, about 15 minutes. Brush pastries
with egg white. Bake 15 minutes until golden. Cool on wire
racks. (Makes 16.)
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ST. PAUL Purim is cele-
brated with revelry, noise,
laughter, carnivals, and
indeed, greetings of "Merry
Purim." How strange, when
this event is the paradigm of
anti-Semitism. Here we find
an historical event that could
have destroyed us, yet we
laugh at it.
Would it not be more appro-
priate to deal with this episode
in solemnity and sobriety? Yet,
the Torah instructs us to be
joyfully Jewish. Why?
Perhaps the manner of cele-
brating Purim is to teach us
that humor is a means of les-
sening hostility and a way to
dispel hate. Many a situation
which is potentially explosive
is eased with a witticism or a
In the middle of the 1930s,
New York's Mayor Fiorello La
Guardia was faced with a very
difficult problem. A high-
ranking German diplomat was
due for a state visit in New
York. Shocked and angered by
the recent anti-Jewish laws of
the Nazis, a great number of
New Yorkers threatened to do
bodily harm to the diplomat.
The mayor himself abhorred
the Nazis, but he had always
prevented violence. This was
his sworn duty. He solved the
problem by surrounding the
*Jazi representative with po-
ice bodyguards, all of whom
had one thing in common
they were Jewish. The joke
embarrassed the Nazi and
caused enormous laughter.
But it also resolved a potenti-
ally dangerous situation.
Good humor is also valuable
in helping us to control and
resolve our own self-hate.
Often our physical characteris-
tics or our situation in life can
be a source of anger and frus-
tration. Laughter can help us
to overcome much of our bit-
Ed Wynn was born with a
silly, high-pitched laugh. He
then proceeded to bill himseli
as "The Perfect Fool" and
made a fortune. Eddie Cantor
inherited enormous eyes, and
everyone stared at him. In-
stead of becoming a brooding
introvert, he learned to roll his
eyes and was soon the toast of
How many people stew in
shame because of an oversized
nose? Not Jimmy Durante. He
simply used his nose as his
passport to fame, and always
enjoyed the greatest respect.
Where would those people
be if they could not laugh at
themselves? Because they do
have a sense of humor and we
pay money to see them per-
form, the joke is really on us.
Perhaps that is why the poet
Byron, who himself overcame
a severe handicap, wrote: "If I
ever laugh at any mortal thing,
'tis that I may not weep."
Another value of laughter is
that it is a very effective tool
for expressing the truth. Many
times the things that we would
not dare to say directly we can
express in jest.
There are many ways to
teach the truth of trust and the
fundamentals of friendship,
but the most effective way is
with humor. For, as the Bible
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Friday, March 17, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
On Thursday, March 2, The Lake Worth Jewish Center was
officially dedicated and renamed to Beit Tikvah Lake Worth
Jewish Center. Over 1,000 congregants participated on Thursday
afternoon in an extensive ceremony that included a procession,
affixing the mezuzah, placing the Torahs in the Ark and
explaining the Synagogue's symbols. "This ceremony symbolizes
the transformation of a congregation of Jews into a Jewish
congregation," said Rabbi Rocklin (pictured above). Cantor
Abraham Mehler is seated at left.
Bonds Celebrates
Peace Treaty Anniversary
On Sunday, March 26 at
12:30 p.m., the Greater Boyn-
ton Beach Jewish Community
and Boynton Beach Jewish
Center will hold their Annual
Israel Bond Luncheon, to cele-
brate the 10th anniversary of
the Signing of the Israel-
Egypt Peace Treaty, at
Schwartzberg Hall of the
Boynton Beach Jewish Center.
Mort Freeman, a well-known
actor-singer and raconteur,
will provide the afternoon's
Continued from Page 12
says: "A pleasant answer
turns away wrath."
Laughter and humor can be
the ultimate mark of belief. If
we are really rooted in faith,
then life must be a source of
joy. The satisfaction in feeling
that one's personal existence
has meaning and purpose gives
one the kind of gratification
that makes living a pleasure.
Alfred North Whitehead, the
great philospher, shrewdly ob-
served, "I have always noted
that deeply and truly religious
firsons are fond of a joke, and
am suspicious of those who
are not."
This is a valuable insight, for
religion is really a source of
well-being, and those who
think it is a bore and a pain
simply do not understand.
A religious person believes
with the Psalmist: "Weeping
may tarry for the night. But
joy cometh in the morning."
Just after World War II,
when efforts were being made
to save the remnants of Euro-
pean Jewry and to sustain
them physically and emotion-
ally, someone thought of send-
ing Jewish entertainers over-
seas to help lift their morale.
One of these was Molly
Picon, the Yiddish come-
dienne. Upon her return, she
related that she was particu-
larly touched by one episode.
One of her performances
was attended by a Jewish
woman who held an infant in
her arms. When this woman
was asked why she brought
such a young child to the thea-
ter, she answered thought-
fully, "In order that he may
learn for the first time in his
life the sound of laughter."
A great task confronting our
generation is to give more
laughter to our children, to
help wipe some of the tears off
the face of the earth.
Rabbi Bernard S. Raskas serves
Temple of Aaron Congregation in St.
Paul, Minn., and is author of the
trilogy, "Heart of Wisdom."
Vegas Casino Owner Fined For Pro-Hitler Activities
case that has attracted nation-
wide attention, the Nevada
Gaming Commission has fined
Imperial Palace Hotel and
Casino owner Ralph Engelstad
$1.5 million, but declined to
revoke his gaming license in
connection with his private col-
lection of Nazi memorabilia
and birthday celebrations in
honor of the Nazi leader, Adolf
The Las Vegas businessman
was accused of harming the
image of Las Vegas and the
state of Nevada through his
secret maintenance of an arti-
facts room, his sponsorship of
two elaborate parties for
employees to honor Hitler's
birthday and the alleged print-
ing of bumper stickers claim-
ing "Hitler Was Right."
The Nevada Gaming Control
Board had filed the complaint
with its parent commission,
requesting a $400,000 fine and
suspension of Engelstad's
The commission exonerated
Engelstad on other charges of
an unrelated matter, concern-
ing the alleged destruction of
thousands of hotel security
and personnel records in order
to obstruct a civil lawsuit.
Engelstad consistently has
denied destroying the docu-
ments or printing the bumper
stickers in question.
Neither Engelstad nor his
attorney, George Dickerson,
returned phone calls to their
Regardless of the commis-
sion's decision, Norm Kauf-
man, executive director of the
Jewish Federation in Las
Vegas, reported that the Com-
munity Relations and Execu-
tive Committee has vowed
that "we won't visit his hotel,"
as Engelstad has been "more
than insensitive. Our commit-
tee can't speak for others, but
as far as we are concerned, we
will not be visiting his hotel."
Since the eruption of the
controversy last September,
Engelstad has issued two pub-
lic statements apologizing for
the Hitler parties as "insensi-
tive" and in "poor taste," and
has described his gathering of
Nazi artifacts as a legitimate
financial outlet for his interest
as a collector of historical
The Imperial Palace is
renowned for its displays of
valuable, antique automobiles
that include Hitler's 1939
Grosser Mercedes 770K
parade car.
Located along Las Vegas
Boulevard, in the heart of the
casino resort district, the hotel
boasts 2,700 rooms and
employs over 2,000 workers.
Embracing Every Life
Volunteers Make the Difference
Join the Super Sunday '89 Team
Patti Abramson
Dr. Moshe Adler
Alta Arons
Shawn Barat
Ida Barton
Tillie Becker
Abe Belgard
Gloria Belgard
Helen Bergida
Gerta Bettauer
Miriam Binder
Gertrude Birnback
Erwin H. Blonder
Shirlee Blonder
Ada Boff
Debbie Brass
Bunnie Brecher
Ruth Brown
Lee Browner
Harry Browner
Shirley Brownstein
Al Brownstein
Evelyn Caruso
Denny Caruso
Jeanette Chaits
Benjamin Chaits
Betsy Cohen
Blanche Cohen
Evelyn Coleman
Rosalyn Denner
Frances Eisenstein
Nissim Elbaz
Sheila Engelstein
Steve Ellison
Mary Friedwald
Max Friedwald
Anne Fuss
Anne Gallubier
Bette Gilbert
Min Gindes
Mrs. William Glater
Mr. William Glater
Lori Gold
Jennifer Gomberg
Rose Goodman
Al Grant
Nan Grant
Jerome J. Gross
Hank Grossman
Leonard Hanser
Lisa Hanser
Rita Hilton
Mike Jacobson
Dorothy Kaplan
Jack Karako
Tami Karako
Howard Kaslow
Sonia Kay
Morris Kener
Donna Kener
Florence Kieff
Sandy Klein
Joe Klein
Barry- Krischer
Angela Lampert
Arnold Lampert
Ilene Lampert
Ed Lefkowitz
Ruth Leibowitz
Irma Lerner
Harry Lerner
Dr. Alan LeRoy
Blanche Levine
Spencer Levine
Mark Levy
Stacey Levy
Ruth Liberman
Oscar Liberman
Blanch Liebowitz
Barbara Lifshitz
Michael Lifshitz
Marty List
Karen List
Marion Mazursky
Esther Molat
Anne Neugeboren
Dr. Emanuel Newmark
Myron Nickman
Eileen Nickman
Jeff Paine
Rhea Passon
Nat Passon
Emily Pearl
Amy Pearlman
Evelyn Percher
Marvin Percher
Sarah Pfeffer
Molly Podorzer
Florence Poel
William Poel
Shirley Rauch
Berenice Rogers
Gertrude Rosen
Sandra Rosen
Isadore Rosoff
Laura Saperstein
Rhoda Scheinbaum
Louis Scheinbaum
Yetta Schneider
Miriam Schuman
Abe Seaver
Rheba Seaver
Clare Seider-Gershowitz
Claire Schwartz
Syd Schwartz
Cliff Shapiro
Marcia Shapiro
David Shapiro
Adele Simon
David Simon
Doris Singer
Jack Solomon
Charlotte Solomon
Betty Steinberg
Emilie Strier
Morris Strier
Paula Super
Nathan Super
Mrs. Coleman Sussman
Mr. Coleman Sussman
Sarah Taylor
Joan Tochner
Max Tochner
Lynne Trimarchi
Sam Wadler
Sarah Weinstein
Rose Weiss
Alvin Wilensky
Mrs. Lee Wolf
Eileen Zimkind
Alice Zipkin
Morris Zipkin
Julius Zucker
Join The Excitement
Super Sunday
"This Call's For You"
April 2nd
For more information, call Garret Saperstein,
Super Sunday Coordinator,
Jewish Federation, 832-2120.

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Ultra Orthodox Join Moslems
In Protesting 'Satanic Verses'
Members from 21 communities in the Boynton Beach area
ittended the Boynton Beach Happening, Thursday, March 2, at
he Hunters Run Country Club. Given in support of the Jewish
federation of Palm Beach CountyIVJA Campaign, this annual
went gives neighbors a chance to meet and socialize while
"inging together people who are concerned about the welfare of
rjws locally and overseas. (L-r) Nick and Lillian Lenovits,
WCo-Chairs, Leisureville, Henry and Edie Tevelen, Co-Chairs,
|Afirror Lakes, Herbert and Miriam Weiss, Co-Chairs, Palm
iChase. Not pictured: George and Alice Wise, Co-chairs, Banyan
(L-r) Joseph and Ida Linsenberg, Co-Chairs, Palm Chase Lakes,
Mvrris and Sylvia Scheiner, Co-Chairs, Fairmont, Jerry Gross
and Vevee Gross, Co-Chairs, Bent Tree West.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews joined
Moslem clergy in Israel in
denouncing Salman Rushdie's
novel "The Satanic Verses,"
which will appear in Israel
soon in Hebrew translation.
Rabbi Avraham Ravitz,
Knesset member and leader of
the Degel HaTorah party, told
the Knesset Education Com-
mittee that the author had
"abused the freedom of ex-
pression to hurt religious feel-
ings of hundreds of millions
of Moslems throughout the
Islamic fundamentalists con-
tend the book blasphemes
their faith.
The Indian-born British
author went into hiding when
the Ayatollah Ruhollah Kho-
meini of Iran offered $1 million
for his murder.
Sheik Mohammad Hubeishi,
the kadi or Moslem religious
judge of Acre, warned that
publication of "The Satanic
Verses" in Israel would sour
the "delicate relations"
between Jews and Arabs.
Keter, one of Israel's largest
publishing houses, announced
it had contracted to publish the
book here and was seeking a
Niva Lanir, Keter's chief
editor, said the contract was
signed on the basis of pre-
publication catalogues, long
before the controversy over
the book erupted.
Sheik Zaki Madladj, the kadi
of Jerusalem, admitted to
army radio that neither he nor
any other Moslem clergy in
Israel have read Rushdie's
He said that while the book
could not weaken a Moslem's
faith in God and his prophet,
Mohammed, he opposed any
confrontation with religious
beliefs held by the masses,
Jewish, Christian or Moslem.
"God is sacred to everyone,
and no one has the right to
come and shake this belief,"
Madladj said.
He accused Rushdie of
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Mildred KeUner, Co-chairs, Banyan Springs.
attacking religion "to sell
more books and make more
But the kadi did not agree
the ayatollah should have put a
price on Rushdie's head. "No
one delegated us with an
authority to threaten his life,"
he said.
Rabbi Ravitz also protested
the threats by the Iranian
American Jews -
Continued from Page 6
Mich., stressed that Jewish
communities cannot separate
particular Jewish concerns
from the general domestic
problems. "If we want plural-
ism in our society, then we
cannot be singular in our con-
cerns," he said.
"Separation of church and
state is a justice and a Jewish
issue," he said.
He said so are civil rights,
persecution of blacks in South
Africa and "the rights of child-
ren, the needs of the elderly,
the survival of our cities and
While American Jews for
the most part are successful,
"the Jewish community itself
is not immune from serious
domestic problems," Pelavin
"Jews are threatened with
falling through gaping holes in
the 'safety net,' he said.
In his address, Chernin said
there is need for a new consen-
sus in support of Israel,
because of issues that have
divided the Jewish community
over the last year.
He listed them as the
attempt to adopt the "Who Is
a Jew" amendment to the Law
of Return in Israel, whether
Soviet Jews should be required
to go to Israel, and the Middle
East peace process.
He warned that these
"issues can divide us from
Israel and from each other"
unless care is taken in deciding
how to respond to them.
"If we are agreed that the
American Jewish community
could make a difference and
that in itself is a big judgment
then with care and sensi-
tivity, perhaps, just maybe, we
should seek to shape a consen-
sus even on questions as highly
controversial as the future of
the West Bank," Chernin said.
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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act,
provides a variety of services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
tional and recreational programs. All senior activities
are conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act 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, 5029
Okeechobee Blvd.; JCC in
Boynton Beach, 501 N.E. 26th
Avenue; 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 re-
quired 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, March 17 Sab-
bath Services Mr. and Mrs.
Sidney Berger
Monday, March 20 Fred
Bauman, Bingo
Tuesday, March 21 Cere-
bral Palsy Speaker Linda
Wednesday, March 22
Thursday, March 23 Max
Lupert, Bea Kahn, Dora
Rosenbaum "Lyric Trio,"
piano, cello and vocalist.
Friday, March 24 Sab-
bath Services Cantor Nat
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 Kosh-
er Home Delivered Meals Ser-
vice is just for you!!!
This is a most essential on-
going 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 is providing transportation
for persons who wish to visit
loved ones in nursing homes,
hospitals or have to go to Day
Care Centers. Tickets are re-
quired for each one-way trip
and may be obtained from the
driver. Each one-way trip don-
ation is $1 and persons pur-
chasing blocks of ten will re-
ceive two free. Reservations
are required. Call Libby at
689-7700 between 9 and 1. For
Century Village clients only,
for medical and meal site
transportation, call division
of senior services at 627-
5765. AH other clients call
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-
"I Care About Me!!" -
Another dynamic series with
Dr. Louise Link of the Palm
Beach County Adult Educa-
tion, School Board. Registra-
tion is limited. Call Louise at
689-7700. Dates: March 14, 21
and 28th at 10 a.m. at JCC on
Tuesday mornings. Fee: $2 for
the 4 sessions.
"Quality Health Care &
Today's Medicine" A 4
week session with Gert Fried-
man, PBCC Adult Education.
Directions and choices availa-
ble to you in today's medical
system. These seminars are
based directly on 1987 cover
story of Newsweek. Dates:
Thursdays, March 16 & 23 at
1:30 at JCC. Call Louise 689-
7700 for reservations. Fee: $2
Joys of Yiddish Join the
many who enjoy a bit of yid-
dishkait and humor every
Monday morning at 10 a.m. at
the JCC. Co-Group Coordin-
ators are Pauline Cohen &
David Sandier. Presenters:
Leo Treem, David Sandier,
Pauline Cohen, Dori Dasher
and others.
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.
The World of Drama -
Learn all the facets of Stage
and TV drama including the
technique of broadcasting
commercials for all media.
Director: Carl Martin, Actor,
Newscaster, TV Moderator.
Ongoing Tuesdays at 1:30 to
3:30. JCC members $8 for 8
sessions or non-members $10
for 8 sessions. Call Louise at
689-7700 for reservations.
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.
Boat Trip to Nowhere with
full cruise amenities. Spon-
sored by the JCC on Thursday,
March 23. Bus leaves at 8 a.m.
from Carteret Bank at C.V.
Bus returns to W.P.B. at 6
p.m. Don't be left out, make
your reservations early! Call
Sabina, Chairperson of Second
Tuesday Council at 683-0852
for information.
Relax at the Lido Spa on
April 9-12. Includes 3 meals
daily and entertainment. Call
Sabina at 683-0852.
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 Kirsch;
Need help with your Income
Tax Return? Herb Kirsch will
be here Wednesday mornings
from 9 a.m. to noon. Call
Louise at 689-7700 for infor-
mation and appointment.
"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
two to four year olds. Creativ-
ity Crafts assistant for pre-
school. Yiddish instructor. Call
Ellen at 689-7700.
A consortium program with
Jewish Family and Children's
Services. Persons interested in
being trained to work in a new
Alzheimer's program a few
hours a week at $4 per hour.
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 Health Care and
Today's Medicine A four
week session with Gert Fried-
man, PBCC Adult Education.
Directions and choices availa-
ble to you in today's medical
system. These seminars are
based directly on 1987 cover
story of Newsweek. Dates:
Mondays, March 20 and 27 at
9:30 a.m. Call Julia 582-7360
for reservations. Fee: $2.
Join us for "Amadeus"
on April 16th at the Actors
Repertory Theatre. Meet at
Carteret Bank, Century Vil-
lage, W.P.B. at 1 p.m. Early
reservations a must! Call Sally
or Evelyn for reservations.
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Saturday, March 18, 9 p.m. Celebrate Spring with a
very casual house party at Hal's place. Beer, wine, soda
and munchies provided. Cost: $4.
Sunday, March 19, 6:45 p.m. Cinema and Drafthouse
monthly movie night (N.E. corner 10th Ave. So. and
Congress). Meet us in the lobby. Cost: $2 for movie. Food,
beer and munchies available off the menu.
SINGLES (20s-40s)
Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. Issues and Answers
Forum Guest Speaker Mr. Michael Hutt, Associate
Director of Fla. Region American Israeli Affairs Comm.
(AIPAC). Topic is "Arafat & The P.L.O. Good Guys or
Good Disguise?" Refreshments will be served. Cost: $1.
Monday, March 20, 7:40 p.m. Discussion Group at the
JCC. Topic: "Sex And The Single Parent. What Do You
Say To The Children About New Partners In Your Life?"
Discussion will be led by Hermine Jones, Psychotherapist
whose specialty is counseling young children and parents.
Cost. $4. Pre-registration is required. Babysitting available
for children under age five.
Tuesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. Singles ages 35-45 are
invited to the JCC to help organize and plan special
activities for this specific age group.
Sunday, March 19, noon Meet us at the Gardens Mall
site (Corner Alt. A1A & PGA Blvd., west of Burdines) to
enjoy a very special Italian Street Festival. This touch of
Italy will include music, food, games, street players and
much more. Look for our sign at the admission gate where
we will gather. Cost: $3 admission fee.
Tuesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. Planning meeting at
the JCC. Come help us plan new and exciting events for
May. Your input is welcome so join us.
Sunday, March 26, 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch at Sheila's
place. Come join us for a cozy, homey, friendly brunch.
Cost: JCC members $5; non members $6. Reservations
with payment are a must no later than March 20th.
For more information, please call the JCC 689-7700.
Hot Line Formed For
Abused Women And Children
the death of Lisa Steinberg
here sparking greater concern
and awareness of child abuse
in the general public, the Jew-
ish community has reacted to
the problems of domestic vio-
lence in Jewish families.
Lisa Steinberg was the ille-
gally adopted daughter of Joel
Steinberg, who was found
guilty last month of first-
degree manslaughter in her
fatal beating.
The Jewish Board of Family
and Children's Services Cen-
ter for Family Violence has
activated a telephone hot line
for abused women and chil-
dren, backed by professional
counseling and referral ser-
Boca Art Museum Docent
Tour Thursday afternoon,
March 30. Exhibition of
today's most important Florid-
ian artists chosen by art critics
of six Florida newspapers.
Paintings, sculptures and mix
media will be exhibited. Fee:
$6 for JCC members, $8 for
non-members. Bus leaves Car-
teret Bank at C.V., W.P.B.
12:30 p.m. Your Cheek Is
Your Reservation. Reserva-
tions close March 27. Call
Louise 689-7700 for informa-
vices in six of its Brooklyn
The project, which was
selected to pioneer in Brooklyn
because of its high density of
Jewish families, initally
required $40,000 in funding,
$30,000 of which came from
New York's United Jewish
Appeal-Federation of Jewish
Philanthropies, and $10,000
from the Lavenburg Founda-
tion, administered by UJA-
"There's a common miscon-
ception that Jewish homes are
immune to wife and child
abuse," according to Dr. Janet
Geller, director of the center.
"But there is domestic vio-
lence in 15 to 19 percent of
Jewish homes," Geller said.
The center, with the help of
10 social workers and a psy-
chologist, provides counseling
and full information about the
problem as well as group sup-
port from fellow victims, advo-
cacy services, legal help and
financial aid.
The center attempts to con-
tact victims through synago-
gues and community centers,
as well as workshop sessions,
brochures and mass mailings.
"We are always aware that
children who witness abuse are
also victims and that both the
women and the men involved
need help," Geller added.
The hot line number is (718)

Friday, March 17, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Masada will meet Thursday,
darch 30 at Congregation Aitz
]haim. A mini lunch will be
Served with Hamantashan.
The program will be a Purim
Shpeel in Yiddish with English
translation, and costumes.
Coming Event April 13
"Gift of Love" Luncheon at
|Sportsman Lodge
Palm Beach East Chapter,
is having its closing luncheon
on Monday, April 3, at 11:30
a.m. at the Poinciana Club in
Palm Beach. The program will
include installation of officers,
fashion show by Via Condotti
and a surprise musical treat.
Also the drawing for the
James Rosemquist lithograph.
Contribution $35. Reserva-
tions: Anita Abrarps, 1707
Consultate PI. W.P.B.; Lil-
lian Levine, 3422 Stanton
Terr. L.W.; and Bea Simon,
100 Sunrise Ave. Palm Beach.
Tikvah chapter next meet-
ing is March 20 at Anshei
Sholom at 12:30 p.m. Boutique
items sold, coffee and cake
served. Guest speaker will be
Rabbi Joel Levine of Temple
Coming events: Mar. 29,
Musical Show and lunch at the
Newport Pub, Miami Beach.
May 21 Sunday Matinee,
"They're Playing Our Music"
by Neil Simon at the Al Hirsch-
field Theatre, Miami Beach.
Aug. 2 Wednesday Mati-
nee "Sugar Babies" at the
Burt Reynolds Theatre.
Yovel will hold its annual
Awards Luncheon (Donor)
March 29 at the Breakers at
noon. Shirlee Brown will per-
Coming events: April 9
"Ice Follies" at the Marco
Polo Hotel. One price includes
Henrietta Szold chapter
will meet on Thursday, March
23, noon at the Lakeside Vil-
lage Auditorium, Palm
Springs. They will have a
Luncheon and Card Party.
Tickets are $6.
Palm Beach Section will
hold its March meeting on
Wednesday, March 22 at the
Royce Hotel at 10 a.m.
coffee at 9:30.
Speaker for this meeting will
be Jim Ackerman, radio talk
show host and assistant pro-
gram director of WPBR. Mr.
Ackerman is well known to his
listeners for the intensity of
emotion he evokes in order to
increase their awareness and
concern on issues.
Plan on attending a Lunch-
eon and Card Party on Thurs-
day, March 30 at the Golf and
Racquet Club at Eastpointe,
Palm Beach Gardens, at 11:30
The group announces its
installation and luncheon
meeting which will be held on
March 19, noon at the Park
Place Hotel, Boca Raton.
There will be music, dancing
and a glatt kosher supervised
lunch. The cost is 111 per
person and $16 for non-
member. Send your reserva-
tion to Bob Friedman, 6134
Rainbow Circle, Lake Worth,
FL 33463.
Mideast Options
Continued from Page 1
Center for Strategic Studies in
Tel Aviv.
The Six Options Analyzed
The study found that the
status quo is "intolerable" for
Israel, that Israeli society is
already showing signs of de-
terioration under its impact,
"and the only reasonable prog-
nosis is for worse to come."
The status quo may lead to the
crumbling of the foundations
of Israel's society and of its
capacity for deterrence, the
authors of the study con-
A Jordanian-Palestinian
federation offers "considera-
ble advantage for Israel" but
appears not to be feasible from
Jordan's standpoint, princi-
pally because it is unacceptable
to the Palestinians.
The limited autonomy that
Israel has offered the Palestin-
ians within the Camp David
framework also is unaccept-
able to the Palestinians. A
more comprehensive auton-
omy might be acceptable "if a
prior commitment were made
- not necessarily by Israel
to eventual Palestinian inde-
pendence." Lacking such a
commitment, Palestinians
would oppose it.
A Palestinian state is vir-
tually the only choice of Pales-
tinians but under present cir-
cumstances Israel would find it
unacceptable. And without
transition stages to test Pales-
tinian intentions and confi-
dence-building measures,
Palestinian statehood poses
grave risks to Israel's security.
Unilateral withdrawal
from the Gaza Strip risks dam-
aging Israel's deterrent
image, and would probably
create a hostile Arab mini-
Annexation of the territor-
ies would threaten the founda-
tions of the Israel-American
alliance and would drive a
wedge between American
Jews and Israel. Were this
accompanied by the deporta-
tion of Palestinians ("trans-
fer"), acute strife among
Israelis including the IDF
would ensue, and a new Arab-
Israel war would be inevitable.
The Jaffee Center scholars
who carried out the study
came up with a proposal of
their own to resolve the
dilemma posed by the Palestin-
ians' insistence on an inde-
pendent state and Israel's
fears that such a state would
threaten its existence.
In a companion publication
titled "Towards a Solution" -
not commissioned by the
American Jewish Congress -
the Jaffee Center team con-
cluded that no progress to-
ward a settlement appears
possible without each side
accepting that it must act to
accommodate the other's basic
needs. For the Palestinians, an
independent state is their pri-
mary aim, one on which they
cannot make concessions. For
Israel, a Palestinian state is
perceived as a threat to its
To reconcile this contradic-
tion, Israel would have to
agree not to negate the possi-
bility of the eventual emer-
gence of a Palestinian state,
even if it does not commit
itself in advance to this out-
come. The Palestinians would
have to agree to a series of
transitional stages and confi-
dence building measures,
which would lead to a Palestin-
ian state only if successfully
Under this plan, the United
States, possibly in association
with other powers, would play
a critical role. It would commit
to Israel that in the event of
Palestinian non compliance
with the confidence-building
steps, it would support Israel
in invoking unilateral "correc-
tive measures." The U.S.
would also commit to the
Palestinians that if they com-
ply with the confidence-
building measures, Washing-
ton would support their quest
for an independent state.
Boynton Beach
Community Leader Dies
Irving Wax, a leading force
in the Boynton Beach Cam-
paign of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County, died
last week in Boynton Beach.
He was 61.
Originally from Long Island,
Wax moved to Hunter's Run
six years ago with his wife and
three sons. He became actively
involved in the Jewish Federa-
tion here and was Co-Chair of
the Hunter's Run Dinner
Dance in 1986 and Co-Chair of
the Hunter's Run General
Campaign in 1987.
Wax was retired as the
Chairman of the Board and
CEO of Wasko Gold Produc-
tion Corp., a Jewelry Manufac-
turer in Long Island. He was
also very involved in his for-
mer Jewish Community as an
active member of UJA, ORT
and B'nai B'rith.
Irving Wax is survived by
his wife, Barbara, three sons,
Martin, Andrew and Mitchell
and one sister, Sylvia Glasser.
Friday, March 17 Hadassah Florida-Atlantic Region,
Presidents Council Temple Beth El, Scholar in
Residence through March 19 Temple Emanu-El,
Friday Forum Series, 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 18 Palm Beach Country Club Dinner/
Dance Temple Beth David, Dinner/Dance at the
Airport Hilton Fountains Country Club Israel
Bonds Dinner Dance, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 19 Federation, Mid-East Conference
at Temple Judea, 9:30 a.m. 2 p.m. Parents of
North American Israelis, 1 p.m. Temple Torah of
West Boynton, board, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Aitz
Chaim, board, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth Torah
Sisterhood, Purim Carnival, noon Jewish Commun-
ity Center, Children's Performing Arts Series, 2 p.m.
AIPAC Special Gifts Event, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Israel Bonds, Cocktail Reception, B'nai B'rith Netan-
yahu Lodge, 4 p.m. Temple Emanu-El, Cantorial
Concert, 8 p.m.
Monday, March 20 Fast of Esther Jewish Family &
Children's Service, board, 7:30 p.m. Hadassah -
Henrietta Szold, board, noon and regular meeting, 1
p.m. Jewish Community Center, Spring Vacation
Program, through March 24.
Tuesday, March 21 Purim B'nai B'rith Women -
Shalom, noon Hadassah, Henrietta Szold, 1 p.m.
Congregation Aitz Chaim Sisterhood, Purim Seuda, 2
p.m. Yiddish Culture Group Century Village, 10
a.m. Hadassah Mt. Scopus Boynton Beach, board
Federation, Young Adult Division Campaign
Cabinet Meeting, 7 p.m. Federation, Nominating
Committee, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22 Federation, Executive Commit-
tee, 4:30 p.m. National Council of Jewish Women -
Palm Beach, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Anshei Sholom
Sisterhood, 1 p.m. Temple Beth Torah Sisterhood,
board, 7:30 p.m. Federation, Young Adult Divi-
sion Board, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 23 Congregation Aitz Chaim Sister-
hood, board, 10 a.m. Hadassah Henrietta Szold,
Lunch/Card Party, noon Federation, Community
Relations Council, noon Temple Beth El, Widows
and Widowers Support Group, 12:30 p.m. National
Council of Jewish Women Flagler Evening, 7:30
p.m. Federation, Eastpointe Dinner/Dance, 7
p.m. Federation, Phon-A-Thon, 7:30 p.m.
Weisenthal Center Cocktail Party Irwin & Jeanne
Levy's home, 4 p.m. Federation, Hunters Run
"Wrap-Up Celebration," At The Grille Room,
Hunters Run Clubhouse, 4 p.m. Federation,
Leadership Development Task Force, 6:30 p.m.
For more information contact the Jewish Federation,
Sunday, March 19, 1989
MOSAIC 11 a.m. WPTV Channel 5, with host
Barbara Gordon Green. Interview with Congressman
Lawrence Smith (D-Fla.) and Yehuda Blum, Former Israeli
Ambassador to the United Nations.
L'CHAYIM 7:30 a.m. WPBR 1340 AM with host
Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish Listener's Digest, a
radio magazine.
PAGE ONE 8 a.m. WPBR 1340 AM A weekly review
of news and issues pertinent to the Jewish community.
SHALOM 9 a.m. WFLX Channel 29, with host
Richard Peritz. Interviews with local and national figures
focusing on Jewish issues.
THE RABBI LEON FINK SHOW 2 p.m. 5 p.m. -
WPBR 1340 AM, with host Rabbi Leon Fink. A Jewish talk
show that features weekly guests and call-in discussions.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
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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. Friday night 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. and 5:30 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 p.m. Saturday 9
a.m. For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
Road, Lake Worth. Phone 967-3600. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin.
Cantor Abraham Mehler. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9
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
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
e News
Sisterhood's meeting on
April 11 will feature two
speakers. Iz Aronin, who is
affiliated with the Central
Agency for Jewish Education
in Delray, will relate stories
from Sholem Aleichem. Dr.
Amanda Faigen, D.D.S., will
speak on modern dentistry. All
are invited. Refreshments will
be served. The time is noon.
Please note that the Sister-
hood Installation date has been
changed from May 9, to Thurs-
day, May 11. The Installation
Luncheon will be at Streb's III
of Boynton Beach. Donation:
$10.50. Men are invited. Make
reservations at the Temple
Sisterhood is obtaining tick-
ets for the Royal Palm Dinner
Theater to see "Cabaret" on
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1989.
Children of all ages are
invited to attend a Purim
Extravaganza at Temple Beth
David, Palm Beach Gardens at
7 o'clock Monday evening,
March 20.
Festivities will include the
traditional reading of the
Megillah (the Scroll of Esther),
hamantashen treats and a spe-
cial magic show by Gary Good-
man, master illusionist.
Children, as well as adults,
are encouraged to come in
costume as Queen Esther,
Mordecai, or any character of
their choice and to bring their
gregger or favorite noise-
Temple has invited story-
teller Roslyn Bresnick-Perry
for a weekend of Sabbath stor-
ies and pre-Purim festivities,
Friday March 17 through Sun-
day, March 19. The program is
designed to appeal to audi-
ences of all ages. The first
story-telling session will be at
the Oneg Shabbat following
regular Friday evening ser-
vices (8:15 p.m.). On Saturday
after Shabbat services (9:30
a.m.) and Kiddush, Ms. Bre-
snick-Perry will hold forth at a
reservations-only luncheon in
Senter Hall. The weekend
reaches its climax on Sunday,
March 19 with a Pre-Purim
Happening, held in conjunc-
tion with the Louis Barrish
Religious School and members
of the Temple's youth/teen
programs. Everyone is invited
for special Purim activities,
lunch and storytelling for chil-
dren and teenagers alike from
10 a.m. until about 1 p.m. For
additional information, call the
Temple office. Sunday's story-
telling is sponsored by Dr.
Maxwell Abramson and family
in memory of his father, Sid-
ney Abramson.
Temple will dedicate a new
Torah during Sabbath morn-
ing services on March 18. The
Torah was recently donated by
Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Levine
of Delray Beach.
Rabbi Morris Pickholz and
Cantor Andrew Beck will offi-
ciate at services. A Kiddush
will follow services.
Purim Services will be con-
ducted on Monday. March 20
at 7:30 p.m. with the Reading
of the Megillah the Book of
Esther. Rabbi Morris Pickholz
will also speak about Purim
and Cantor Andrew Beck will
entertain with appropriate
Purim selections.
Potato Latkes and refresh-
ments will be served.
The Megillah will also be
read on Tuesday morning at 9
The joyous festival of Purim
will be celebrated at Temple
with a 3 day series of events,
March 19-21. On March 19,
from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Tem-
ple is sponsoring a Community
Purim Festival, with all mem-
bers of the western communi-
ties invited to attend. On Mon-
day evening, March 20, from
6:45-9 p.m., Purim services
will be held, with fun and
games for all; and on Tuesday,
March 21 Purim day
Purim services will be con-
ducted by Rabbi Weinberg
commencing at 8:30 a.m., with
the complete reading of the
Megillah (the Book of Esther).
For further information
regarding Temple membership
and other activities, contact
the Temple office.
On Friday evening March
17, at 8 p.m. Shabbat service
will be conducted by Rabbi
Howard Shapiro; his sermon
will be: "Jepthe's Daughter,"
a book review. Matthew Per-
chick will chant the kiddush in
honor of his upcoming Bar
Mitzvah on Saturday morning.
The congregational choir wili
lead the congregation in songs.
Temple will celebrate Purim
on Monday March 20th at 7:30
p.m. Rabbi Shapiro's sermon
will be: "Purim for People of
all Ages," reading of the
Megillah fun for all, every-
one is invited.
Sisterhood will present
guest speaker, Rabbi Joel Lev-
ine, at its next regular meeting
on March 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Rabbi Levine will give a spe-
cial report on Judaism's two
major social action organiza-
tions, the National Jewish
Community Relations Advi-
sory Council and the Religious
Action Center. All are wel-
come. Call the Temple offic
for more information. r1
Sisterhood is offering a
course in Beginner's Hebrew
to its members. Classes are
held every Wednesday at 11
a.m. and are being conducted
by Sandy Schneier.
Celebrating the Purim Holi-
day, Sisterhood will host its
Annual Evening at Cafe Sha-
lom at the Lion's Club, 3616
Boynton Beach Boulevard.
The event will take place on
March 19 and feature music
and entertainment by Mike
Pesker. Traditional Hamanta-
shen and bagels will be served.
Costumes are optional.
Candle Lighting Time
March 17 6:12 p.m.
March 24 6:16 p.m.
Synopsis Of The Weekly
Torah Portion
"And he shall bring forfeit unto the Lord for his sin
which he hath sinned"
(Lev. 5.6).
VAYIKRA God called to Moses from the tent of
meeting and revealed the sacrificial laws. The
burnt-offering was to consist of a male animal
without blemish; if it be a fowl, it was to be a
turtle-dove or a young pigeon. The purpose of this
offering, which was to be completely burned, was
to make atonement for evil thoughts. The meal-
offering was to consist of fine flour, raw, cooked,
or stewed, generally intended as a free-will offering. The
peace-offering, of cattle or sheep, either male or female, was
another free-will offering, or vow, offered in the name of a family.
The sm-offenng was intended to make amends for sins committed
by error. Different categories of individuals and groups were to
sacrifice different animals for sin-offerings. The anointed priest
and the congregation offered a young bullock, the prince a
he-goat, a common person a she-goat. The person who touched an
unclean object, or failed to keep a vow, must bring a female lamb
or a female goat for a sin-offering; and if he could not afford
either, he must bring two young pigeons or turtle-doves the
first as a burnt-offering, the second as a sin-offering. A ram
E52!~ *? a, m,toffe|R in the case of a violation of a negative
( rhou snalt not ) commandment, or in cases of theft of articles
set aside as holy.
fWW\mamm of the Weekly Portion of the Law la extracted and
Daajd upon The Graphic Hlatory of the Jewish Herltaoe," edited by
., vLma.n'7c*?m,r' P"5"8"*1 by Shengold. Tha volume la available
at 45 Waat 45 Street, New York, NY 10036 (212) 24*4011.)

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Balkan Jews Prepare For UJA Leadership Visit
UJA Press Service
"We wanted a mission that
would cover the gamut,"
Michael Klein, UJA Young
Leadership Mission Co-Chair-
man, said. "We wanted eight
days to produce something dif-
ferent, something involving."
On May 1 of this year, the
United Jewish Appeal Young
Leadership Cabinet will expe-
rience just that as it becomes
the first large scale mission to
visit the Jewish communities
of Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and
Turkey, beginning with the
annual Maccabia games on
Yugoslavia's Adriatic coast,
and ending on a private yacht
cruising the Bosphorus with
Turkey's Jewish leaders.
In between, participants will
meet the Jews of Yugoslavia,
where a vibrant community of
5,000 is enjoying an unprece-
dented rebirth, thanks in part
to uninterrupted support since
World War II from the Ameri-
can Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee (JDC), funded by
the United Jewish Appeal/Fed-
eration Campaign in the U.S.
The group will also tour the
Jewish museum in Belgrade,
which relates the story of the
murder of 67,000 Jews. After-
wards, the mission will cross
into Bulgaria.
With 3,000 of its 5,000 Jews
in the capital and the rest in
the provinces, Bulgaria's fin-
est hour came in World War II
when the Bulgarian people re-
fused to allow the deportation
of its Jews to Nazi death
camps. Subsequently, 90 per-
cent of the 45,000 Jews immi-
grated to Israel.
"Most Jews who stayed in
Bulgaria were neither Zionist,
nor very religious," said a
Sofia-based western diplomat
to Roberta Sherman, Mission
Co-chairman. "But they're
beginning to reach out for
western contact." Dr. Nicolai
Astrukov, Jewish community
leader, is looking forward to
the UJA visit and will not only
prepare a Jewish tour of the
city, but will bring along sev-
eral of the country's most
notable Jews to a banquet
attended by Sol Polansky,
American ambassador to Bul-
Friday night services will be
held in Istanbul's Neve Shalom
Synagogue, site of the murder
of 21 Jews in September of
1985. While the 21,000 Jews of
THE SOFIA SYNAGOGUE Famous for its 100-foot-high dome, the Synagogue in Sofia is a
reminder of the once flourishing Bulgarian Jewish community. The Young Leadership Cabinets of
the United Jewish Appeal will visit Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Turkey in May. UJA Press
Service Photo/Edward Serotta
Turkey (95 percent of them in
Istanbul) have been an insular
community in years past, it
was the outpouring of solidar-
ity by world Jewry in the after-
math of this tragedy that
opened the community to out-
side visits.
"We have so much to learn
from these people," said Sher-
man. "With no help from the
outside, this 500-year-old com-
munity has built nursing
homes, hospitals, kindergar-
tens, schools and even
though there are so few Jews
remaining, everything is beau-
tifully maintained."
The Young Leadership Mis-
sion will conclude in Israel,
where participants will meet
with immigrants from the Bal-
kan States. The Mission will be
in Jerusalem for the observ-
ance of Memorial Day, fol-
lowed by Israel Independence
Day celebrations.
Hasten and Kennedy Propose Refugee Relief
Sports And Aquatics
Program For Summer '89
bill to double the number of
refugee slots for Soviet emi-
grants to 50,000 was intro-
duced in the Senate by Sens.
Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.)
and Robert Kasten (R-Wis.).
"A refugee emergency has
now developed in the flow of
Jewish refugees and others
from the Soviet Union," the
two senators said in a state-
By the end of this month, the
flow of Soviet emigrants is
expected to reach the ceiling of
25,000 set for refugees from
the Soviet Union for the 1989
fiscal year, which began last
Oct. 1, Kennedy and Kasten
The refugee ceiling had
actually been increased from
18,000 by President Reagan
before leaving office in Jan-
uary by taking quotas that
were expected not to be used
by refugees from Southeast
The bill provides an extra
$150 million to pay for the
processing and resettlement of
the additional refugees.
The funds are to be taken
from the $665 million appro-
priated for states absorbing a
large number of refugees.
Kennedy and Kasten said that
is expected that only $70
million of these funds will
actually be used by the states
in the 1989 fiscal year.
The senators hope that their
legislation will be passed on an
expedited basis. "We would
like to put it on the fast track,"
said Michael Myers, a staff
member of the Senate Judici-
ary subcommittee on immigra-
tion and refugees.
In a letter urging support
^om their fellow senators,
Kennedy and Kastern warned,
If funds are not found by
*pril, refugees will be turned
back, left to languish in Rome
at great cost in care and main-
tenance, and the voluntary
agencies involved in the pro-
gram will be forced to close
The senators stressed that
their proposed legislation is
only a stopgap measure.
"Clearly, longer-term solu-
tions must be found to deal
with Soviet migration," they
said. "But if we do not respond
now to this emergency, we will
be turning our back to our
longstanding commitment to
assist Soviet refugees."
The Bush administration has
been wrestling with the prob-
lem, and is expected to pro-
pose legislation creating a new
class of immigrants. This
would do away with the pre-
sent system of admitting some
people through the attorney
general's parole authority.
But, like those who come on
parole, these people would not
be entitled to government aid.
ELKIND, Bernard, 65, of Greenacres
City, Levitt-Weinstein Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
FINNE, Esther S., 97 of Lake Worth.
Riverside Memorial Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
KOPMAN, Solomon, 77, of Lake
Worth. Levitt-Weinstein Guar-
anteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach. Services in Fresh Mea-
dow, N.Y.
KUPERWASSER, Rosa, 77, of Palm
Springs. Menorah Gardens and
Funeral Chapels, West Palm Beach.
LEDER, Marcel, 88, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Memorial Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
PLASKON, Anna, 78, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Memorial Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
SCHECHTER, Loretta, 60, of Royal
Palm Beach. Menorah Gardens and
Funeral Chapels, West Palm Beach.
SCHELDON. Sidney, 78, of West
Palm Beach. Riverside Guardian
Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
SERIL, Francine, 84, of Lake Worth.
Beth Israel Rubin Memorial Chapel,
Delray Beach.
SLOSBERG, Irene K., 79, of West
Palm Beach. Riverside Guardian
Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
Jewish groups maintain that
all Soviet Jewish emigrants
should be allowed into the
United States as refugees. But
since the budget crunch and
increased emigration last year,
Soviet Jews have been treated
on a case-by-case basis, rather
than automatically receiving
refugee status.
Registration is now being
accepted for the JCC's 1989
Sports and Aquatic Camp Pro-
gram at Camp Shalom. For
young people interested in
improving their water skills,
the curricula includes counsel-
ing and guidance by the spe-
cialists at Mission Bay Aquatic
Training Center in Boca
Raton. Other camp activities
include training and condition-
ing tips by professional
instructors and counselors for
basketball, baseball, soccer,
tennis, and volleyball. The
camp curricula also includes
arts, crafts, nature, and other
activities. Tuition fee is $900
for an eight-week period.
We just cut the cost of a funeral
service to under $40 a month
Look what under $40 a month covers!
Chapel services, solid hardwood casket,
limousine, professional funeral director,
shivah benches, acknowledgement cards
...and more.
Todaywhile there is time, call the
Guaranteed Security Plan from Levitt-
Weinstein. VNfe will hold the cost of a
funeral service to under $40 a month
... if you act now. Then, when your
family needs us most, we
complete all of your
Shouldn't you f
cut out these
numbers and
call today?
Valid for pre-arrangement only.
Based on a nominal downpayment
and 50 monthly interest-free pay-
ments of $39.95. Ask for details.
... because the grief is enough
to handle later.

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