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 31, 1989
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United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Palm Beach


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Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
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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Volume 15 Number 12
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Industrialist Nelson Peltz
Gives $1 Million To JCCampus
The Jewish Community
Campus Capital Campaign
took a major step forward last
week when industrialist Nel-
son Peltz gave a $1 million gift
to build the Sports Complex
that will be part of the Jewish
Community campus. The com-
plex will be named at a later
The Sports Complex made
possible by Mr. Peltz's com-
mitment will be "an excep-
tional facility featuring state-
of-the-art equipment,"
announced Gil Messing, Chair-
man of the JCCampus Capital
Since his arrival in Palm
Beach County two years ago,
Mr. Peltz has moved part of his
company's business headquar-
ters to Phillips Point in down-
town West Palm Beach.
Mr. Peltz, 46, a native New
Yorker, is the former Chair-
man and CEO of Triangle
Industries, Inc. He and his
partner, Peter May, former
President and Chief Operating
Officer of Triangle, built the
company from a small unpro-
fitable wire and cable business
in 1983 to the world's largest
packaging company by 1988
a highly-profitable $4.5 billion
enterprise. In December,
1988, the two businessmen
completed the sale of Tri-
angle's major operating sub-
sidiary, American National
Can, to a leading international
Nelson Peltz
metals and packaging com-
They have since formed the
Trian Group, a limited part-
nership engaged in merchant
banking activities and invest-
ments in the United States and
Since their arrival in Palm
Beach, Mr. and Mrs. Peltz
(Claudia) have taken an active
role in supporting many of the
area's important charity
Earlier this winter Mrs.
Peltz and two Trian executives
began preliminary discussions
with various social service
agencies in Palm Beach
County relative to the estab-
lishment of a transitional home
for homeless women and their
Mr. Peltz and Mr. May have
been spearheading a private
sector initiative to address
the tragedy of homelessness in
America. They recently com-
pleted arrangements for the
construction of two transi-
tional houses one in Wash-
ington, D.C. and one in New
York City. They plan to ex-
pand this program, through
their "Homeless In America
Foundation," to several other
cities across the country.
Fundraising for the JCCam-
pus has been ongoing through-
out the year and groundbreak-
ing is expected to begin this
summer. The Sports Complex
dedicated by Mr. Peltz will
include tennis courts, a six-
lane outdoor pool, racquetball
courts, a full-service gymna-
sium, aerobics/dance room,
nautilus, free weights, a car-
diovascular room, and private
health clubs for men and
"The extraordinary gener-
osity of Mr. Peltz represents a
great stride forward in the
achievement of our goal to
raise the funds for these vital
facilities," Gil Messing com-
For further information
regarding the Campus Cam-
paign, call 832-2120.
Prime Minister's Conference:
When The Phone Rings
On April 2, Super Sunday,
Don't Put This Call On Hold...
This Call's For You.
Diaspora Leaders Push PLO Negotiations
Relations Committee
Women's Division:
Rabbi Feldman
speaks about life in
Jews for Jesus
numbers are
Hunters Run
residents sail for
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Leaders of Diaspora Jewry
gathered here for the Prime
Minister's Conference on Jew-
ish Solidarity With Israel
urged Israel to reconsider its
opposition to negotiations with
the Palestine Liberation
But Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir told the 300-member
conference steering committee
that his government was
united in opposition to such
talks and to the creation of an
independent Palestinian state.
He told his audience that the
Palestinians living "west of
the Jordan" would have to be
satisfied with a limited form of
self-government as an interim
arrangement. The final status
of the territories could only be
discussed after such an interim
arrangement had proved itself
for some time.
However, the prime minister
did acknowledge that the
status quo in the West Bank
and Gaza Strip could not con-
tinue for long. He said that he
would present new ideas for
furthering the peace process
during his visit to Washington
next month, but he did not
On another subject, the
premier was reported to have
told the world Jewish leaders
that the "Who Is a Jew" issue
is not on the Israeli legislative
agenda at present.
He called on Diaspora lead-
ers to work out a formula
acceptable to all of the various
streams of Judaism.
The prime minister's
remarks were made in a
closed-door session of the
steering committee in advance
of the official opening of the
solidarity conference, which
was attended by some 1,200
Jewish leaders from around
the world.
Recapturing 'Moral High
Also addressing the steer-
ing committee were Vice
Premier Shimon Peres, Fore-
ign Minister Moshe Arens and
Simcha Dinitz, chairman of the
World Zionist Organization-
Jewish Agency Executive.
Israeli newspapers had
recently criticized the composi-
tion of the steering committee,
charging that it had been
hand-picked by Israeli diplo-
mats, rather than elected by
the Jewish organizations rep-
resented at the solidarity con-
But judging by the Diaspora
leaders' remarks, more than
"yes men" were invited to
participate on the committee.
Continued on Page 10

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 31, 1989
Relations Committee Meets
The Federation Shabbat
held every year in area syna-
gogues was used as a stepping
stone this year to strengthen
relations between the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County and the synagogues.
To define common goals
between the two Jewish bodies
and establish programs to
bring them together, a Com-
mittee on Synagogue/Federa-
tion Relations has been formed
and is being chaired by Dr.
Richard Shugarman, also
Chair of the 1989 Jewish Fed-
eration Shabbat.
"The Committee's goal is to
continue the positive ongoing
relationships that have devel-
oped between the synagogues
and Federation so we can
reach our mutual goal of serv-
ing the Jewish community,"
explained Dr. Shugarman.
Three subcommittees have
been created for this purpose:
A Synagogue Membership
Drive to be assisted by the
Federation; a Community
Education program to inform
the community of the educa-
tional oportunities and avail-
able resources here; and the
annual Federation Shabbat
program, or an alternative.
Some additional programs
suggested at the last commit-
tee meeting were to begin a
Havurah group, organize a
community-wide synagogue
open house prior to the High
Holy Days and develop a
young leadership program.
"Until now, we have all had
different priorities in the com-
munity and I think it's time to
make them shared priorities,"
Dr. Shugarman continued.
"Through creating cooper-
ative educational programs,
sharing Jewish experience and
availing our expertise to one
another, we will be able to
accent the positive in this com-
munity and really look at the
good we can do together."
Synagogue/Federation Re-
lations Committee members
are: Rabbi Alan Cohen, Tem-
ple Beth El, Stephen Cohen,
Rabbi Edward Conn, Robert
Fitterman, Jack Karako,
Rabbi Kalman Levitan, Al
Radonsky, Michael Ross, Ron-
ald Schram, Cissie Tishman,
Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde,
Congregation Anshei Sholom,
Rabbi Stefan Weinberg, Tem-
ple Beth Zion, Rabbi Steven
Westman, Temple Beth Torah,
Hermine Wiener.
For more information,
please call the Jewish Federa-
tion, 832-2120.
Mid East Conference
(L-r) Stephen Silberfarb, Legislative Liaison for AIPAC, Raha-
mim Timor, Counsel General of Israel, Dr. Aaron Miller, U.S.
State Dept., Bertram Korn, Jr., Regional Exec. Dir. of CAM-
Four Mid East experts met
with members of the local com-
munity at the Mid East Con-
ference sponsored by the Jew-
ish Federation of Palm Beach
County, Sunday, March 19, at
Temple Judea. These distin-
guished speakers discussed a
variety of topics and examined
important issues currently fac-
ing Israel and the Middle East.
The keynote address by Dr.
Aaron Miller was followed by
two workshops, a kosher lunch
and an informal panel discus-
sion in which all four speak-
ers participated.
Bush Mideast
Meetings Set
The White House announced
the dates for President Bush's
meetings with Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir and
the two Arab leaders most
involved in the Middle East
peace process.
White House spokesman
Marlin Fitzwater said that
Bush would meet with Egyp-
tian President Hosni Mubarak
on April 3 and with Shamir on
April 6. King Hussein of Jor-
dan will see the president on
May 2.
The Bush administration has
taken a go-slow approach to
formulating a Middle East pol-
icy, contending that it first
wants to hear the views of the
parties in the region.
Shamir plans to bring his
own proposals to Washington,
which are said to call for a
period of autonomy for the
Palestinians in the West Bank
and Gaza Strip before negotia-
tions are held on the final
status of the territories.
The Bush administration
appears open to this proposal,
although it would like to see
both Israel and the Palestine
Liberation Organization begin
to ease tensions in the territor-
ies to create a climate for
Presumably, this was to be
one of the subjects raised by
Robert Pelletreau Jr., the U.S.
ambassador to Tunisia, when
he met with PLO officials on
Pelletreau was rumored to
attempt to convince the PLO
to allow the Palestinians in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip to
negotiations with Israel,
rather than to continue to
insist that only the PLO can
negotiate the future of the
At the same time, Secretary
of State James Baker has sug-
gested that if negotiations can-
not be initiated without PLO
participation, then the PLO
may have to be brought into
the process.
Shamir is expected to
restate Israel's opposition to
negotiate with the PLO and
reiterate that Israel will nego-
tiate only with residents of the
But both Mubarak and Hus-
sein are expected to press the
need for PLO participation.
They are also expected to sup-
port the PLO's insistence on
an international conference.


Don't forget to turn your
clocks one hour ahead on
Saturday night, April 1,
for daylight savings time.
We'll be waiting for you at the
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April 2nd.
Awaken creative and
intuitive powers and find
yourself gaining the ability
to remain calm
even in the midst of
stressful situations.
Join the Women's Division B&P
Group of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County on Wednesday,
May 3rd to find out how.
It's Sports As Usual
IT'S SPORTS AS USUAL in Israel during the recent
marathon in Tel Aviv. Above a spectator tries to be helpful
to Israeli Dan Kelaf, center, as officials, not seen in photo,
warn him not to touch the marathon runner, who is being
overtaken by the female runner at right. Brazilian Osmira
De Sauda was declared the marathon winner with a time of
2. IS.IS. (AP/Wide World Photo)
South African Crew Films In Israel
Israeli Ministry of Tourism has
invited a camera crew from
South Africa's government-
run television to prepare a
promotional film on tourist
sites in Israel, Ha'aretz
The paper points out that
this contravenes the 1987 Cab-
inet decision to reduce the
scale of ties with South Africa,
for which Israel has been
roundly criticized.
The South African crew is
now filming in Israel, but
opposition from the Foreign
Ministry has blocked produc-
ers from interviewing govern-
ment officials.
The South African Jewish
community has been regarded
for many years as the most
stalwart Zionist community of
all Jewish communities in the
But in the past several years
as racial problems have esca-
lated in that country, emigrat-
ing Jews have chosen largely
to settle in Australia or other
The effort to lure South Afri-
can visitors is apparently part
of a global attempt by Israel to
improve its lot as a tourist
attraction, a major source of
revenue that has been whittled
away since the beginning of
the Palestinian uprising.

Women's Division:
Rabbi Feldman Tells About
Leaving The Soviet Union;
Friday, March 31, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
The Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County held an Open
Board Meeting on Wednesday,
March 15. As guest speaker,
former refusenUc Rabbi Leonid
Feldman described some of the
experiences he suffered as he
was applying to leave the
Soviet Union to help the audi-
ence better empathize with the
traumas a Soviet Jew faces
when trying to leave.
"We don't speak of emigra-
tion in the Soviet Union,"
Rabbi Feldman began. "Why
would anyone want to emi-
grate from the greatest coun-
try in the world? As a Jew," he
continued, "the only way you
can possibly leave is if you
have primary family in Israel.
The problem is finding some-
one there who will claim you as
an immediate family member.
Everything has to match. I
was lucky my last name was
Over 40 women attended the
meeting, during which the
Women's Division Nominating
Committee presented the can-
didates for the 1989-90 slate of
Soviet Consumer
Education Class
does a new Soviet immigrant
to the United States differen-
tiate between Frosted Flakes
and corn flakes?
To help with this and other
perplexing dilemmas, the Jew-
ish Community House of Ben-
sonhurst in Queens, New
York, conducts a consumer
education class every Thurs-
day for Soviet immigrants,
which deals with topics such as
comparison shopping, double
coupon days and rebates.
Mira Wolf, herself a Soviet
immigrant who became an
American citizen in 1983, is
the director of the UJA-
Federation of New York-
sponsored Russian Immigrant
Education and Service Center
and the interpreter of the
The morning and evening
sessions, for older and younger
immigrants respectively, fea-
ture speakers who are nutri-
tionists, housing experts and
physicians, and representa-
tives from the police depart-
ment, the telephone compa-
nies, banks, Brooklyn Union
Gas and the City Department
of Consumer Affairs.
Second medical opinions,
private banking, securing
homes from burglary and
returning faulty purchases are
all novel practices for the new
Soviet imigrant and are
explained during the sessions.
(L-r): Marcy Marcus, Leadership Development V.P., Sheila
Engelstein, Women's Division Campaign Chair, Rabbi Leonid
Feldman, Guest Speaker, Ruth Wilensky, Meeting Chair, Carol
Greenbaum, Women's Division President.
Seated (l-r): Ida Karlan, Doris Metzger, Helen Schlachter, Jac-
queline Eder. Standing: Anne Isroff, Sandra Rosen, Hinda
Greenspoon, Eleanor Balgley, Bernice Lacks.
Seated (l-r): Ruth Wilensky, Marcy Marcus, Shirlee Blonder,
Jeanne Glasser, Ingrid Rosenthal, B&P Women's Group V.P.,
Zelda Mason, Esther Brandstater.
Pictured above are: Seated (l-r): Syd Schwartz, Geraldine
Freedman, Eileen Talkov, Rhoda Weinstein, Gloria Krain.
Standing: Florence Hershman, Marcia Shapiro, Adele Simon,
Estine Kadis, Fay Kadis.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of
Beach County/Friday, March 31, 1989
Options Offered
In recent weeks, the Jaffee Center for
Strategic Studies based at Tel Aviv University
released a long-awaited and pioneer project
which delineated what options there are for
Mideast peace.
The think-tank was commissioned by the
American Jewish Congress to study those six
options most frequently discussed and project
their effects on Israel, on her Arab neighbors
and on the peace process itself.
That project was sponsored by the AJCon-
gress and co-sponsored by the B'nai B'rith's
Anti-Defamation League.
The Jaffee Center did its job and then
In a break with its directive, the Center
dismissed the options studied and presented
its own solution, one that would invariably
lead in the long term to a Palestinian state.
While there were questions as to the pro-
priety of the Jaffee Center using the commis-
sioned and sponsored study as the vehicle for
its own report one that no establishment
Jewish agency could currently endorse its
existence had to be acknowledged.
The charge that discussion of any or all of
the solutions imply acceptance is not true.
There is general agreement, however, that
the status quo in the administered territories
is untenable. Until such time that the govern-
ment of the State of Israel makes its own
decision, discussion of options not their
implementation is the only appropriate
course for Diaspora Jewry.
If the secret intelligence report and this
week's Solidarity Conference in Jerusalem
have had any immediate effect, it is to endorse
the option to discuss what options there might
be out of the quagmire that is today's Middle
Reports that Diaspora Jewish 'leaders' are
suggesting dialogue with the heretofore ille-
gitimate Palestine Liberation Organization
demonstrates just how far afield the alterna-
tives range.
The Jewish Floridian endorses no action not
initiated by the State of Israel. We do,
however, encourage discourse and debate.
Legislative Contacts
When President George Bush was a candi-
date and offered a metaphor for communal
activism, his 'thousand points of light' theme
neglected the cooperative role played by gov-
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Here in Florida, the beams bounce between
Tallahassee and individual communities.
When the state legislature meets shortly,
several proposals will need and, we hope
merit funding.
There are myriad projects on the Jewish
communities 'wish list' which, if funded, will
support the work of area agencies, which in
turn relieve the state of its entire burden.
Projects involving housing, education, health
care, social services and, even, business devel-
opment are targeted.
By working intimately with our legislators
and keeping them apprised of our commun-
ity's requirements, we play the role of the
informed and involved citizen.
Only as a partnership does government
work. It is to our collective advantage to make
sure it does.
Fanatical Right
On the 10th anniversary of the Camp David
Accords (March 26), it is appropriate to note
that the more things change .
A result a wholly undesirable one of the
agreement between Egypt and Israel was the
murder of President Anwar Sadat by radical
A decade has passed in which the historical
exchange of visits between the former anta-
gonists Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin is now considered the
idealized version of what might result when
adversaries become neighbors in the best of all
possible worlds.
No one is suggesting that Palestine Libera-
tion Organization Chairman Yasir Arafat is
even a hazy reflection of Anwar Sadat or that
the Palestinian question might be as "easily'
resolved as that of the Sinai for a variety of
Indeed, the right is still exacting its terrorist
price throughout the world. The thumbprint of
its political outreach is branded on publishing
houses, airline disasters and hijackings, bomb-
ings and the like.
But the radical results of fundamentalism in
the Arab world are also mirrored in the
politics of the West. Unfortunately, we still
see neo-Nazi activity in Europe, the stirrings
of radicals here in the United States.
It has been postulated that the right oper-
ates by different standards and to work within
that political mindset requires a suspension of
the western model.
We disagree.
As long as the radical right is not held
responsible for its international terrorism as
long as it functions with impunity, there will
continue to be threats on the Sadats of the
And, surely, then there will be no peace.
Letter To
The Editor
The County Commission has
recognized my efforts to
further mutual respect and
cooperation among all races
and religions by proclaiming a
Goodwill Day on March 20th.
"Goodwill among all Ameri-
cans regardless of background
is desirable and necessary to
carry America forward in the
years ahead," stated the pro-
clamation. "The first day of
spring, when nature renews
itself with life and color after
its winter dormancy and bleak-
ness, is an appropriate time to
take stock of our lives and
rekindle the spirit of nation-
alism and general goodwill
which made this country
great." I'd like to add that we
must also recognize that we
are our brothers' keepers. No
man is an island unto himself.
West Palm Beach
Frank House
Anne Frank Foundation has
asked for landmark preserva-
tion protection for an apart-
ment building on Merwede
Square, where Anne Frank
lived with her parents and
sister from December 1933
until July 1942, when the fam-
ily went into hiding.
The request to the munici-
pality was made to forestall
alterations planned by the
building's owner after the pre-
sent tenant of the Frank apart-
ment, a 78-year-old woman,
moves to an old-age home.
The building is part of an
apartment block built 60 years
ago. If the foundation's
request is granted, it would be
the first multi-dwelling build-
ing given landmark status.
This apartment is not to be
confused with the Anne Frank
House, where the teen-ager
and her family hid out from the
The apartment, if declared a
landmark, presumably would
not be open to the public but
could be visited by special

Study Predicts Half A Million
Messianic Jews By Year 2000
Friday, March 31, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
350,000 Jews already believe
in Jesus as their savior, and
the number may swell to half a
million by the year 2000,
according to a recent study by
a Christian fundamentalist
The results were reported by
the Jewish Community Rela-
tions Council of New York,
which found the study in a
Christian fundamentalist mag-
azine, titled A.D. 2000
The study, which was con-
ducted by an Anglican mission-
ary, David Barret, was com-
missioned by the North Ameri-
can Renewal Service Commit-
tee, an organization in Okla-
homa City that studies the
growth of charismatic and
Pentecostal Christians.
A.D. 2000 Together is pub-
lished by Charismatic Renewal
Services, a group in South
Bend, Ind., that "does work on
behalf of the North American
Renewal Service," said a
spokesperson in South Bend.
Barret was an Anglican mis-
sionary to Kenya, a Vatican
consultant on world evangel-
ism, editor of the World Chris-
tian Encyclopedia and a statis-
tician for the Foreign Mission
Board of the Southern Baptist
Convention, according to
Michael Skobac, who is special
consultant to the JCRC's Task
Force on Missionaries and
Skobac, who is also New
York director for "Jews for
Judaism," did not speak with
Barret, the magazine's pub-
lishers or the parent group in
Two Percent Of World Jewry
Barret's report places the
number of Jewish believers in
Jesus at about 2 percent of the
world Jewish population,
according to Skobac.
He said Barret's study
examined the numbers of Pen-
tecostal-Charismatic Chris-
tians worldwide over the past
90 years.
The charismatic branch of
Christianity emphasizes the
work of the "Holy Spirit" and
is often associated with ecsta-
tic practices by faithhealers
and those who speak in
The study asserts that there
are over one million Pentecos-
tal missionaries in the world
The report, which is divided
into two different ethnic
groups, has an entry on
Hebrew Christians, according
to Skobac.
Barret writes that of the
350,000 Jews who have con-
verted to Christianity, about
140,000 have continued to
identify as Jews and have cho-
sen to affiliate with "Messianic
synagogues," rather than
assimilating into Christian
Messianic churches hold
Christian prayer services with
Jewish "flavor," Skobac said.
The Jewish Telegraphic
Agency was unable to obtain a
copy of the report or deter-
mine how the statistics were
Media Misinforms Jews
About Catholics
ROME (JTA) Despite
"remarkably durable and
deepening relations with the
Jewish community," the mass
media have distorted the Vati-
can's positions on Jews and
negatively influenced Jewish
views toward Catholics, a
senior U.S. Catholic prelate
said recently.
"We bishops have seen the
impact of this misinformation
on Jewish perceptions of
Catholics," Bishop William
Keeler said at a meeting on
ecumenism and evangelism
held during an unprecedented
four-day summit two weeks
ago between 36 U.S. arch-
bishops and Pope John Paul II
and senior Vatican officials.
Keeler described efforts to
heal the damage, including
consultations with Cardinal
Johannes Willebrands, who
heads the Vatican's Commis-
sion for Religious Relations
with the Jews, and representa-
tives of major American Jew-
ish groups.
"The response has been
heartening," said Keeler.
"The American Jewish Com-
mittee, the Synagogue Council
of America and the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith are all circulating very
helpful memoranda of clarifi-
cation to their own constituen-
Keeler said that the recent
document on "The Church and
Racism," which included con-
demnations of anti-Semitism
and Nazism, had been posi-
tively received by American
Jews and "will be of great help
to our efforts."
Keeler also said committees
within the National Confer-
ence of Catholic Bishops, the
American representative
body, have issued two major
documents over the past year
aimed at bettering Jewish-
Catholic relations.
The documents were guide-
lines on the presentation of
Passion plays, and on the pre-
sentation oi Jews and Judaism
in Catholic preaching.
Still, Keller did not gloss
over differences with Jews,
including frequently voiced
Jewish concern regarding the
pope's failure to recognize the
State of Israel.
"This friendship is not with-
out challenges and diver-
gences of perspective, stem-
ming in the main from the
tragedies of the past and, most
poignantly, the Shoah," said
Keeler, using the Hebrew
word for Holocaust.
He added, however, that "in
the United States, with the
largest Jewish population of
any nation, there are remark-
ably durable and deepening
relations with the Jewish com-
munity, both nationally and in
the diocese."
Eleanor's Story
Say goodbye to capital gains tax when you sell your
appreciated securities.
Suppose you've been considering a charitable gift
of appreciated securities, but are reluctant to part
with them because you believe they'll go higher.
Imaginative planning enables you to avoid taxes on
past appreciation but still take advantage of future
Take the case of Eleanor, who's contemplating a
charitable gift of $10,000 in cash. She's aware of the
double tax advantages of contributing her long-term
appreciated securities (1) a deduction for the
stock's full fair market value and (2) complete
avoidance of tax on the stock's appreciation.*
However, she wants to hang on to the stock because she believes it will keep
going up.
Eleanor should nevertheless consider donating her appreciated stock and
using the cash (that she planned to donate) to buy the same securities on the
open market. That way, she can step up her basis decreasing the capital gain
on a sale in the future.
Eleanor has a block of stock worth $10,000. It cost her $6,000 a number of
years ago. A good plan would be to contribute the securities to the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County and use $10,000 in cash to buy stock in the
same company.
Eleanor gets a $10,000 income tax charitable deduction Oust as if she gave
$10,000 cash) and completely avoids tax on the $4,000 appreciation ($10,000
value minus $6,000 cost). Now she owns the same stock (only the certificate
number differs), but with a basis of $10,000.
If the securities have appreciated to $12,000 two years from now, Eleanor's
taxable gain on a sale will be only $2,000 ($12,000 sale price minus $10,000 ne
basis). Had she kept her original stock (donating the cash instead), her gain on a
sale would be $6,000 ($12,000 minus $6,000 original basis.
Eleanor is still better off having a higher basis. Let's say the stock drops to
$9,000. had Eleanor contributed $10,000 in cash and kept her original stock, she
would have $3,000 of taxable gain on a sale ($9,000 sale price minus $6,000
However, with her higher basis, a sale of the stock for $9,000 produces a
$1,000 capital loss ($10,000 basis minus $9,000 sale proceeds).
Although capital gains have lost favorable tax treatment, capital losses are
still deductible against capital gains (and up to $3,000 of ordinary income).
It is hoped that the new securities appreciate. But either way, Eleanor is better
off by contributing her appreciated stock and using the $10,000 cash to replace
'NOTE: When you claim an Income lax charitable deduction the appreciation on your gift Is an
alternative minimum tax (AMI) preference. The AMT doesn't affect most taxpayers, but If you are (or
may be) subject to AMT, we would be happy to discuss It with you and your advisors.
The Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
501 Flagler Drive, Suite 305
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(407) 832-2120
Edward Baker Er win H. Blonder MorriaRombro
Endowment Director Chairman Endowment Associate
of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Secret Israeli Report Says
Peace Talks Can't Exclude PLO
TEL AVIV (JTA) A secret
Israeli intelligence report pre-
pared for top government offi-
cials says a dialogue with the
Palestinians is impossible
without the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization.
The report, which says the
PLO has undergone a substan-
tive change for the better, also
concludes that the Palestinian
uprising will not stop in the
foreseeable future unless
Israel engages in talks with
the PLO.
Details of the annual intelli-
gence report, which was
recently submitted to senior
government figures in Jerusa-
lem, were leaked to the Israeli
news media, possibly to coin-
cide with Prime Minister Yitz-
hak Shamir's convening of an
international Jewish solidarity
conference in Jerusalem.
Shamir has resolutely
refused ever to negotiate with
the PLO, a position that was
challenged at the conference.
The report was prepared by
what were described as
"authorized elements for
appraisal," all of whom are
said to have agreed that the
intifada has been a catalyst for
all political processes con-
nected with the Middle East
Those "elements" told the
political higher echelons that a
real change has occurred in the
PLO, which now sincerely
desires to find a realistic politi-
cal solution to the Israel-
Palestinian problem.
They noted this commitment
is supported by the abundance
of statements by PLO leaders
on the issue.
The report also says there
are no leaders in the territor-
ies who are not directed by the
PLO. This would quash Sha-
mir's intention to negotiate
only with Palestinian "mode
rates" in the territories.
Concern Over Iraqui Role
The report says that even
the most fervent supporters of
Jordan's King Hussein have
fallen silent in face of the
king's decision, unchanged
since last July, to sever all ties
to the West Bank and leave its
destiny up to the PLO.
The report's authors believe
the United States and Soviet
Union now have a common
interest in settling the conflict,
and that this will necessarily
bring about coordination
between the superpowers on
the problem.
The report raises concern
about the economic coopera-
tion agreement signed
recently by Jordan, Egypt,
Iraq and North Yemen. It
points out that the group's
strength in the Arab world is
It observes that if the politi-
cal process were to run around
again, this confederation could
become a major threat to
Israel's security, because Iraq
would place its awesome mili-
tary might at the group's dis-
The report's authors believe
it is up to Israel to decide
whether this alliance remains
merely a basis for political and
economic cooperation or
whether it expands to include
hostile military coordination in
the event of Israeli rejection of
a political solution.

Page 6 The Jewish FloridUn of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 31, 1989
Hunters Run Residents Sail For Gala-At-Sea
Seated (l-r): Stella Brown,
Eugene Brown, Arlene Becker; *+.
Standing: Harriet Martin,
Stanley Martin, Howard Tay-
lor, Sam Becker.
Despite rough winds, cold
and rain, 300 Hunters Run
residents sailed out to sea
while enjoying a festive even-
ing aboard the Viking Prin-
cess, for the Hunters Run Gala-
At-Sea on March 8. On behalf
of the 1989 Jewish Federa-
tion/UJA Campaign, Hunters
Run contributors enjoyed a full
fare of activities, including
dancing, gambling, dining,
floor shows and a feature
length film. Pictured above
are, seated (l-r): Agnes Stras-
ser, Co-Chair and Edith Kauf-
man; Standing: Tom Strasser,
Co-Chair, Aaron Kaufman.

Seated (l-r): Cathy Cutter, Sue
Steiner, Joan Soble; Standing:
idney Cutler, Larry Prigo-
Marilyn Prigozen, Gene
Seated (l-r): Stephanie Bren- Fred Brenner, Hunters Run
tier, Ellen Binder, Betty Bren- Campaign Chair.
ner; Standing: Alvin Binder,
View from the Field:
Safety on the Street in Israel: Political Perceptions and Realities
Having just returned from a
two-week "Koach Mission" of
Na'amat USA to Israel, I real-
ize the great difference be-
tween what is happening in the
Jewish state and the impres-
sions created by reporting in
the media.
My wife, Felice, and I stroll-
ed through the streets of
major Israeli cities and kibbut-
zim with complete safety, day
and night. So did the other
men and women of the group
led by Harriet Green, presi-
dent of the Na'amat Council of
South Florida and national
vice president, and Frieda
Leemon of Detroit and Boca
Raton, past national president
of the Women's Labor Zionist
Organization of America.
We did not go to Gaza or the
major Arab cities of Judea and
Samaria (the West Bank). But
our visits to the territories
have been minimal during our
almost annual outings since
the Six Day War. The only
major change on this visit, our
first since a few days before
the start of the intifada (upris-
ing) in December, 1987, is that
we limited outings in East
Jerusalem to an in-depth visit
to the restored Jewish Quarter
and three trips to the Kotel
(Western Wall). We didn't
shop in the shouk (market) in
the Arab section of the Old
City because of safety con-
cerns and the fact that the
stores there are closed most of
the time.
And so, we were upset at the
obviously reduced numbers of
American Jews among the
tourists. The weather, even
though it was the first two
weeks of March, was outstand-
ing and during most of our
days in Tel Aviv, the thermo
meter registered virtually the
same as the degrees reported
from Miami Beach.
It was encouraging to see
the usual large delegations of
Christian fundamentalists and
other pilgrims in Jerusalem.
"But where are your fellow
western Jews?" was a con-
stant refrain from our Israeli
friends and other Israelis
whom we met.
The direct Miami to Ben-
Gunon Airport via El Al Air-
lines flights were smooth, with
the only complaint the crowd-
ed conditions on the Boeing
747 to and from Montreal. But
for the safety and confidence
of flying under El Al's blue and
white colors, that's an incon-
venience well worth bearing.
Having said all that, we
found most Israelis not in the
happy mood which has been so
characteristic of past visits.
The issue of what kind of a
!! ? 1a ^V0,vin in Israe' has
created deep divisions in the
Continued on Page 15
Gerald SchwarU

Hillel Campaign Totals
Highest Ever
Dawn Schaeffer and Mike
Jaffee, Co-chairs of the 1989
campus campaigns in Palm
Michael Jaffee, Davm Schaeffer
Beach County have closed the
most successful campaign to
Contributions totaled
$3,500, which represents a 75
percent increase over 1988.
Campus events during the
campaign included a mini-
mission, solicitation training
and educational luncheons, cul-
minating in a $18 minimum
gift gala at the St. Andrew
country club in Boca Raton.
The campus UJA Federation
Campaign is one aspect of the
many programs at Hillel. For
more information on a variety
of activities phone Kari Ellison
at 367-3510.
3,301 Years Later:
Matzoh Baking For Passover
To celebrate the 3301st
anniversary of the redemption
of the Jewish people from
Egypt and the Holiday of Pass-
over, Chabad-Lubavitch has
announced the opening of the
Matzoh Baking Institute at
two locations in Broward
County, Florida. This unique
matzoh bakery is open to the
public from April 2nd through
April 16th.
The Baking Institute will be
located at:
2422 N. University Drive,
Coral Springs (Royal Univer-
sity Plaza)
Chabad Center, 3339-2 N.
University Drive, Davie
Rabbi Joseph Biston, Direc-
tor of Chabad-Lubavitch,
described the special sig-
nificance of the hand-made
matzoh, "It reminds us of the
unleavened matzoh our ances-
tors baked when we left Egypt
exactly 3301 years ago. The
uniqueness of the Matzoh Bak-
ing Institute is that the child-
ren and adults learn the proce-
dure of baking Passover mat-
zohs in a very graphic and
meaningful way through
actually doing it themselves."
The Rabbi explained that
"guarded" or "Shmorah" mat-
zoh flour is the best type of
flour to use since from the time
It is harvested, it is kept in
carefully controlled places,
allowing no moisture to
develop. The moisture of
course, would cause leavening,
which is not allowed in Pass-
over foods.
More than 5,000 children
and senior citizens are
expected to participate in bak-
ing of matzoh. For more infor-
mation call Chabad House at
Bonds To Aid Soviet Jews
Martin F. Stein of Milwau-
kee, a former National Chair-
man of the United Jewish
Appeal and a key figure in the
rescue of Ethiopian Jews, will
serve as National Chairman of
a special Israel Bond effort to
help provide funds for employ-
ment opportunities and hous-
ing for expected Soviet Jewish
immigrants to Israel, it has
been announced by David B.
Hermelin, International Cam-
paign Chairman of the Bond
The special Bond drive,
which will seek an additional
Bond purchase from the cam-
paign s regular subscribers,
was called for by Israel Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir in a
cable to the organization. The
campaign began on Purim,
March 21, and will end on the
last day of Passover, April 27.
In his call to the Bond
Organization, Prime Minister
Shamir said: "I call on the
Israel Bond Organization to
conduct its own special effort
in Diaspora Jewish communi-
ties to assist us in providing
employment opportunities,
housing and mortgage funds
for Soviet Jews expected in
Israel, as well as for other
immigrants and discharged
Menuhin Wins Brotherhood Award
BONN (JTA) British con-
ductor and violin virtuoso
Yehudi Menuhin was pre-
sented with the Buber-
Rosenzweig Medal March 5, at
a ceremony marking the start
of Brotherhood Week.
The German Coordinating
Council of the Societies for
Christian-Jewish Cooperation
announced that it had selected
Menuhin for the honor in re-
cognition of his "great ser-
vice" on behalf of "the promo-
tion and realization of the idea
of tolerance and brotherhood
among all people regardless of
race, origin, world view or
The medal, named after the
philosophers Martin Buber and
Frank Rosenzweig, has been
awarded annually by the co-
ordinating council since 1968.
Speaking in front of an audi-
ence of approximately 1,300
people, including President
Richard von Weizacker, Menu-
hin asked that the Gypsies,
who also suffered during the
Holocaust, be included in dia-
logue between Christians and
Friday, March 31, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of PjUm_Beach_County Page 7
Aliyah and the Building of Zion
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
Amira Doton, born in Israel
in 1947 and retired as a briga-
dier general with the Israel
Defense Forces, has one solu-
tion on how to deal with bring-
ing back millions of Jews who
are on the fringe of their iden-
tity and live in the Diaspora,
but aren't ready to make
aliyah to Israel.
"They should go to Israel, to
learn in Israel, spend a year in
Israel, to study, to work, to
invest in Israel."
Doton was in South Florida
this week to meet with mem-
bers of the community in her
new role as head of the World
Zionist Organization Mission
in North America.
She brought her three child-
ren to America, and notes that
they listen to the same rock
and roll music as American
youth, and are proficient on
computers and "A" students
in school. But they also have
their brand of Zionism. And
that comes from living in
Israel, Doton told The Jewish
"Kids who go to Israel fall in
love," she says. "Only one
place is ours. Here it is a
community within someone
else's place. And when a kid
understands it, not only ration-
ally, but emotionally, he'll
Zionism, Doton says, "is a
big word, and I believe people
have a different idea of what
it's about. For me, bom and
raised in Israel and deeply
rooted in Israel, it's-one thing.
I believe Zionism for people in
the Diaspora is another thing."
Zionism, Doton explains, is
the rebuilding of Zion, Israel.
"It is the beauty of rebuilding
a country that was ours cen-
Amira Doton
turies ago." Yet even within
America, you will find a lot of
people who identify as Zion-
ists, yet each one will be dif-
"I would like to see a more
frank and face-to-face relation-
ship between the people of
Israel and the Jews who live in
the U.S., especially young
leaders because we are facing
a new century. Everything is
changing and we need to
change the character of the
Intermarriage is not a prob-
lem for Jews who live in Israel,
she notes but she worries
about defining a Jewish cul-
"Our parents probably spoke
Yiddish and told stories and
had the same culture that
linked them- We have no lan-
guage in common. In France,
they speak French. You speak
English and, in Israel, we
speak Hebrew. But it's also
the meaning that goes with the
Judaism, she adds, "is a reli-
gion- Zionism is the building of
Art Happening
An exhibition of major art works of Artist Marji Laks will
take place at the First National Bank of palm Beach/South-
east Bank, at 2875 South Ocean Drive, Palm Beach,
starting Thursday nite 5-7 p.m. April 6, and will be showing
at the bank for the entire month of April.
The Vaad Hakashrut of the Palm Beach
County Board of Rabbis certifies espe-
cially for Pesach, 1989 (5749) that Pepsi
Cola bottled in West Palm Beach and
Chiffon Bakery are Kosher for Passover.
The Vaad also announces that milk pro-
duced by Mc Arthur Dairy Will again be
Kosher for Passover.
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When the
Phone Rings
Embracing Our
Jewish Families
The family is central in fostering
strong Jewish identity in children
and assuring Jewish
commitment for a lifetime. Today
more Jewish families are being
faced with divorce, intermarriage
and the loss of the extended
family support system. The result
can be family dissolution,
erosion of Jewish identity or
both. Our Jewish Federation/UJA
dollars provide:
counseling for family problems
single-parent family
support systems
Jewish family life
education programs
day care programs for
working parents
This Sunday, April 2,
tion will sponsor its
Sunday. The annua
caring volunteers wh
On these pages are
needs that funds rail
UJA Campaign help
and services we are
be done...
The Jewish Federation is the central agency for
fundraising, strategic planning, allocations and
communal services for the Palm Beach County Jewish
community. The Federation and its family of agencies:
the Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Family
& Children's Service, the Morse Geriatric Center and
the Jewish Community Day School provide support
when it is needed for every stage of life and address
the full spectrum of human needs. That support
assures the traditions we value so highly will continue
to "embrace every life" for generations to come.
Embracing Our Jewish Elderly
Nationally 11 percent of our fellow Jews are 65 years of age and older. According to our
recent demographic study, that number in Palm Beach county increases to 53 percent of the
total population. In order to meet the needs of the largest segment of our population, the
Jewish Federation and its family of agencies have provided quality programs and services
a variety of classes, discussion groups
and social activities for seniors
the highest quality skilled nursing care
quality home-health services in particular
for parents whose children still live up north
W. -

Friday, March 31, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
il 2, the Palm Beach County Jewish Federa-
ls largest Jewish fundraising effort, Super
lual phon-a-thon will involve hundreds of
who will make calls to benefit Jews in need.
ire examples of local and worldwide Jewish
raised through the 1989 Jewish Federation/
elp to fill. Despite the numerous programs
re able to provide, there is still much more to
Embracing Our Jewish Youth
The future of the Palm Beach
County Jewish community depends
on our youth. They are the key to
building a strong foundation for
maintaining a quality Jewish life.
Our investment in the highest quality
Jewish education programs and our
ability to provide social
opportunities for our youth will be
crucial for our survival.
Through the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County/United Jewish
Appeal Campaign we provide:
Quality day school education.
Scholarships for teen travel to
Jewish camping experiences for
children of all ages.
H iMel programs on college
Jewish studies programs for
iril 2, Super Sunday,
Put This Call On Hold ...
mber... This Call's For You.
-ihfTf >
Federation Embraces Israel
Before the State of Israel was reborn in
1948 the Jewish Agency was at work bringing
Jewish immigrants and refugees to the land,
helping to establish settlements and caring
for the needy. Today, the Agency, in
partnership with the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County/UJA Campaign:
Continues to help thousands of new
immigrants make a new home in Israel.
Develops a high quality of life in Project
Renewal neighborhoods.
Provides education and residential care for
thousands of children in Youth Aliyah programs.
Develops rural settlements beyond
agriculture to encompass sophisticated
industry and tourism.
' CHESHVAN 5 746
Embracing Jews Around The World
Our lifelines to Jews reach 33 additional
countries around the world. Through the
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee,
UJA Campaign dollars fortify Jewish communities
that otherwise would face a severely reduced
quality of life.
As these communities age and diminish, our
partnership with them becomes increasingly
crucial ... for instance:
In Morocco, where there is a Jewish population of
about 10,000 (it was previously 300,000) some 60
percent of the JDC budget supports schooling,
nutrition, health services, camps and other services for
children and the aged.
In Poland, the JDC's programs assist about 5,000
Jews (average age 70) by providing 75,000 free kosher
meals per year. Religious and cultural activities keep
Judaism alive in a country that has had one Bar Mitzvah
and no Jewish weddings in the last 30 years.
Continuing oppression of over two million Jews in
the Soviet Union makes it imperative for us to to
advocate on behalf of the nearly 400,000 who want to


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Diaspora Leaders Push PLO Negotiations
Continued from Page 1
Israel Radio reported that
nearly every single speaker
from the floor during the
steering committee meeting
urged Israel to consider nego-
tiating with the PLO now or in
the future.
Dr. Lionel Kopelowitz, presi-
dent of the Board of Deputies
of British Jewry, was quoted
as asking, "What criteria
would the PLO have to fulfill,
and what change of policy
would have to take place,
which would permit Israel to
talk to the PLO? Because ulti-
mately talks are held with your
enemies, and not with your
"Israel must recapture the
moral high ground and provide
the agenda for peace for this
region to which other coun-
tries must respond," he said.
Nissim Goan, president of
Israeli Rebuilds
Tangier Synagogue
young Israeli man who was
born in Tangier, Morocco,
returned last summer to visit
his birthplace, only to find the
synagogue he lovingly remem-
bered from his childhood
decaying, its roof in danger of
On the spot, Ami Sibony, a
contractor now living in New
York, decided to help repair
the roof and refurbish com-
pletely the Nahon Synagogue.
The Tangier Jewish com-
munity leader, Abraham Azan-
cot, agreed, asking Sibony's
advice on restoring what
Sibony calls "the most striking
of Tangier's Jewish land-
Azancot considered convert-
ing the non-functioning syna-
gogue into a museum.
Of the 17,000 Jews who once
lived in Tangier, only about
380 remain, and they are
served variously by four func-
tioning synagogues. The
Nahon was the grandest.
Sibony said he was impelled
to act when he saw plans for
restoring the synagogue's roof
that would have even further
imperiled it. It was also imper-
ative that the work be done
before the winter rainy season.
In New York, Sibony con-
tacted the Lucius N. Littauer
Foundation, and upon se-
curing a grant, returned to
Morocco in November to
repair the synagogue roof.
But a tremendous amount of
work remains to be done to
save the Nahon Synagogue,
including repair of the interior
ornamental plaster, graced
with arabesques; cleaning,
gilding and painting the wood-
work and modernizing the
electrical system.
Sibony plans to begin refur-
bishing the synagogue this
spring, while restoration of
artistic details will begin in the
summer of 1990.
At a fund-raising event for
the synagogue held at the
Spanish-Portugese Synagogue
here, Sibony was praised for
his work by his longtime
friend, violinist Itchak Perl-
the World Sephardi Federa-
tion, recalled that Sephardi
Jews had played a role in
promoting the dialogue with
the late president of Egypt,
Anwar Sadat. The same thing
should be done in the future
for Israel and the Palestinians,
he said.
But Shamir was not in the
room when most of this
exchange took place.
Labor May Quit Government
Charlotte Jacobson, veteran
leader of Hadassah and trea-
surer of the Jewish National
Fund, said she was dis-
appointed that there was no
opportunity when the premier
addressed the delegates to dis-
cuss the forthcoming trip to
the United States.
She warned that American
public opinion was turning
against Israel and in favor of
PLO leader Yasir Arafat.
In his remarks to the lead-
ers, Vice Premier I eres hinted
that his Labor Party might
have to pull out of the Likud-
led national unity government
before the year is out, if the
two sides cannot reach agree-
ment on an approach to accel-
erate the peace process.
"I think we shall have to
make up our minds in the
coming months," he said. "If
we can find a joint solution,
fine. If not, we shall have to
make a historic choice. We will
have to make it in a fair way, a
united way, in a civilized way,"
he said.
Peres, who serves as finance
minister in the Cabinet, told
the steering committee that
the Jewish people had never
ruled over another people, and
that no other people had ever
ruled over the Jewish people.
No concessions should be
made to terrorism or violence,
he said, but concessions should
be made for peace.
Foreign Minister Arens, a
Likud ally of Shamir's, told the
steering committee that the
Palestinian uprising would not
destroy the State of Israel.
"But if this series of violent
acts brings about political
ramifications and creates an
impression that Israel is iso-
lated, that it doesn't have the
support anymore of the Jewish
community in the U.S., or
other Jewish communities,
that the U.S.-Israeli relation-
ship has been damaged, then
mortal danger will be lurking
in the shadow for Israel and
the Jewish people," he
He urged world Jewry to
express solidarity with the
Jewish state.
Arens noted that the same
chemical weapons that served
to annihilate millions of Jews
during the Holocaust were
now surfacing in the Middle
Iraq used chemical warfare
against the Kurds, and no one
protested, he said. By the
same logic, he said, the Iraqis
and others will not hesitate to
use it against Israel.
The conference itself was
officially opened by President
Chaim Herzog, who told the
delegates that they were here
not as supporters of any given
policy, but as loyal Jews.
(Contributing to this report were
JTA Managing Editor Elli Wohl-
gelernter and Israel correspon-
dents Gil Sedan and Hugh Orgel.)
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Israeli and Palestinian
Women Talk About Oppression
Ilene Lam-pert and Richard
Marilyn and Arnold Lam-
pert of North Palm Beach,
Florida announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Ilene to
Richard Goldstein of Stuart,
Florida, son of Mrs. Bernard
Levitz of Pembroke Pines,
Florida and Jamestown, New
Jersey. Richard is the son the
late Sam Goldstein.
Ilene, a graduate of the Uni-
versity of South Florida with a
Master Degree in special edu-
cation, teaches children with
specific learning disabilities in
Palm Beach County.
Richard attended the State
University of New York at
Stonvbrook and is presently
employed as an assistant
nuclear plant supervisor at the
St. Lucie Nuclear plant of Hut-
chinson Island, Florida.
A spring wedding is planned.
Michael Risick, son of
Howard and Deborah Risick of
Palm Beach will be called to
the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday April 1 at Temple
Israel. Rabbi Howard Shapiro
and Cantor Stuart Pittle will
Michael attends Palm Beach
Public School. He is involved in
soccer, track, surfing and art.
He will be twinned with Elgu
Efremashrili of the Soviet
Union, who was denied his
freedom to be called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.
Family sharing this simcha
are his siblings Felicia, Daniel
and JR and his grandparents,
Earl and Terry Seitz of Palm
Beach and Ray Risick of Pom-
pano Beach.
Michael Risick
Bonds Honors Lillian Dicker
Temple B'nai Jacob's Lillian Dicker honored by the State of
Israel. Israel's prestigious Tower of David Award is presented
here to Lillian Dicker. Pictured above are, (L-r) Rabbi Morris
Pickholtz, Julius Levins, Lillian Dicker, Ernest Dicker and Ted
Rothner, at the Temple's State of Israel Bonds Breakfast recently.
Lillian is being honored for her lifelong dedication to Jewish sur-
vival, her community and to her fellow man. She devotes much of
her time to Temple activities, Sisterhood and Hadassah as well as
volunteering for several local charities.
European Resettlement
The Jewish Children's Bureau of Chicago is seeking to
contact individuals involved with the agency asput of its
resettlement of European youngsters in 1933-53.
Foster parents, professionals or resettled youths are
asked to contact Dr. Ruth Stock Zorber or Charlotte
Dolins/Loxano, (312) 444-2090.
"I visited the children in the
camp's nursery, and the first
words of two-year-olds were
army, stones, afraid. They
knew how to differentiate
between soldier and police-
man," said Zahira Kamal, a
Palestinian teacher from
Kamal was speaking
recently at a program called
"Women and Peace." It fol-
lowed a three-day conference,
"The Road to Peace," that
brought together Israelis and
members of the Palestine Lib-
eration Organization.
The meeting, held at B'nai
Jeshurun synagogue in Man-
hattan, assembled Palestinian
women from within Israel, as
well as the Israeli-admini-
stered territories, with Israeli
women such as former Knes-
set member Chaika Grossman
of Mapam and religious femin-
ist Leah Shakdiel.
Their theme was a belief that
women have learned from
their own oppression to
emphasize with others' suffer-
ing, and that women can,
indeed, make a change.
Although the women's
words were strong, they were
not caustic or threatening.
Indeed, some members of
Rabbi Meir Kahane's Kach
movement, who admittedly
had come with intentions of
some sort of protest, made no
disruptions, apparently find-
ing little objectionable about
the presentations.
The women told of women's
activities that have prolifer-
ated in the territories as
benign necessities to improve
the quality of life. They did not
dwell on political antagonism.
Shakdiel, an Orthodox Jew
who made headlines with her
ultimately successful efforts to
be elected to the municipal
council and religious council of
the Israeli town of Yeroham,
said she "had the luxury to
conduct my struggle to pro-
mote what I drastically believe
The Palestinian women's
fight is no luxury, she under-
Grossman, a leader of the
Bialystok ghetto revolt and a
veteran of mainstream Israeli
[lolitics, said, "We fought a
ong time to have mutual re-
cognition. The Arabs must
recognize Israel's existence,
and the Israeli state must real-
ize that there is a Palestinian
nation, and we have not the
right to deny this nation to be
a nation."
IDF Raids S.Lebanon
Following Terrorist Attacks
Friday, March 31, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
"Let's Get It
Going" For
Edward Palmer, Conductor
of the Jewish Community Cen-
ter of the Palm Beaches new
Symphony Orchestra has
announced a "Let's Get It
Going" get-together to be held
April 10, 6 p.m. at the Airport
Hilton. All interested musi-
cians are invited to this infor-
mal meeting. Whether retired
or active professional, or
merely a musical hobbyist, if
you would like to play in this
orchestra and believe that you
possess the capabilities to per-
form major musical works,
come to the meeting. Age is
irrelevant: Mr. Palmer would
love to meet you. Audition
schedules will be established
that evening. Make your reser-
vations today.
Morse Thrift
Shop Needs
The Nearly New Thrift Shop
operated for the benfit of the
residents of the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center needs
donations of fine clothing,
household goods and other
Donors may claim tax deduc-
tions for contributions of such
items as antiques, art work,
automobiles, boats,, china, col-
lectibles, crystal, furniture,
golf clubs, jewelry, working
stereos, TVs, VCRs, micro-
wave ovens and other items.
The Nearly New Thrift Shop
is located at 242 S. County
Road in Palm Beach. For free
pick-up, call the shop at
655-3230, or the Center at
B'nai B'rith
Soviet Chapters
After forming a new unit in
Moscow earlier this winter,
B'nai B'rith International
established two new units in
Riga and Vilnius, the capital
cities of the Baltic republics of
Latvia and Lithuania, respec-
Riga and Vilnius have seven
and 11 members, respectively,
and the numbers there are
expected to grow.
According to B'nai B'rith's
director of public affairs,
Daniel Mariaschin, a total of
63 people signed up as mem-
bers in the Soviet Union, when
a B'nai B'rith delegation con-
ferred a charter there during a
visit in February.
This number is expected to
diminish as several members
have been granted exit visas to
go to Israel.
"This is one place where we
don't mind such drops in mem-
bership," Mariaschin said.
B'nai B'rith's programs
planned for the Soviet Union
include outreach to critics with
smaller Jewish populations;
translation of Jewish publica-
tions into Russian; and a tri-
angular youth exchange pro-
ram involving the
'nai B'rith Youth Organiza-
tion in the United States, the
Soviet Union and Israel.
Israel Defense Force, beset in
recent days by infiltrations of
its southern and eastern bor-
ders, demonstrated last week
that it is not neglecting its
vigilance against terrorism
from the north.
IDF planes attacked terror-
ist targets in Lebanon's Bekaa
Valley, striking bases of
Ahmed Jabril's Popular Front
for the Liberation of Palestine-
General Command, northeast
of Zahleh.
The Israeli army spokesman
reported that all planes
returned safely to their base,
despite anti-aircraft fire
directed at them from Syrian
and terrorist positions.
According to reports from
Beirut, five people were killed
and 15 injured in the attack.
Other sources said as many as
15 were killed in the attack.
Jabril's group is a rejection-
ist offshoot of the Palestine
Liberation Organization allied
with Syria and strongly
opposed to Yasir Arafat's lead-
ership of the PLO and his
recent conciliatory stands.
The group is suspected as
being the party responsible for
blowing up Pan American
World Airways Flight 103, in
which 270 people were killed
last December in Scotland.
News reports described the
attack by Israel as an act of
retaliation for recent terrorist
assaults on Israel and quoted
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin as saying he believed
that "those who deserved to
get it got it."
France's National Front Wins
First Mayoral Race
extreme right-wing National
Front won a local race for the
first time in the second round
of French municipal elections.
As a result, one of Jean-
Marie Le Pen's nationalist fol-
lowers will become mayor of
Saint-Gilles, a 10,000-
inhabitant city in southern
France. And Le Pen himself
will sit on the Paris City Coun-
The National Front also won
some 800 seats on the munici-
pal councils of 143 localities,
scoring over 30 percent of the
total vote in several cities.
Though the party fell short
of making a national mark and
also failed to conclude alliances
with any of the mainstream
right-wing parties, it scored
enough of a victory to continue
playing a major role in French
The National Front ran in
only some 200 cities with more
than 10,000 inhabitants. Most
of its votes were wasted as the
mainstream right-wing parties
refused its offers for joint lists
or coalition arrangement.
Observers stress, however,
that if the National Front does
as well in the June elections
for the European Parliament,
it will be able to send some 30
deputies to the Strasbourg-
based assembly. Seats in the
European Parliament, which is
the legislative body of the 12-
nation European Community,
are allocated on a strict pro-
portional basis.

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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 JCC's Senior Center, 5029 Okeechobee Boule-
vard, 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 Boulevard;
JCC in Boynton Beach 501
N.E. 26th Avenue; and JCC in
Delray Beach 16189 Carter
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 689-6332, 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 31 Sab-
bath Services
Monday, April 3 Fred
Bauman Bingo
Tuesday, April 4 Ameri-
can Heart Association, "CPR
& Heart Signals"
Wednesday, April 5
Southern Bell, "Helping
Others is Good Business'
Thursday, April 6 Sam
Neiman, "Jewish Humorist"
Friday, April 7 Rabbi
Stephen Weinberg Sabbath
Are you homebound? Is your
neighbor homebound? Are you
unable to cook for yourself?
Have you just come home from
the hospital and have no way
to maintain your daily nutri-
tional requirements? The Jew-
ish Community Center's 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 689-6332. 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 a.m. and 1
p.m. For Century Village
clients only, for medical and
meal site transportation, call
division of senior services at
627-5765. All other clients
call 355-4740.
"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 689-6332.
Volunteers Needed: Tele-
phone receptionists. Grand-
mas and Grandpas wanted
pre-schcol 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.
Medicine In The Next Cen-
tury A four week discussion
series sponsored by the PBCC
Adult Education. Learn about
the newest technologies that
are being developed. Will
there be improved cure rates
for cancer, heart problems and
other age related diseases as
well as growth in home care
services? Gert Friedman,
Instructor in wellness and dis-
ease prevention will lecture
and discuss these vital sub-
Dates: Wednesday, April 3,
10,17 & 24 at 10-12 mornings.
Call Jul.a at 582-7360 for res-
ervations. Fee: $2.
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 Time:
at 689-6332 for infor-
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: Program at 2. A
stimulating group discussing
an exciting variety of topics
including current events.
Those interested in lunch,
please call for reservations at
689-6332. Ask for Rita, Senior
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 689-6332.
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.
Join us for an afternoon of
"freylekh" with "The Merry
Minstrels," Ben Fleishman,
Director on Thursday, April
13th at 1:30 p.m. All Singles
are invited. Call Sally at 478-
9397 or Evelyn at 686-6724 for
reservations and information
at the JCC Senior Center.
Join us for "Amadeus" on
April 16th at the Actors Rep-
ertory Theatre. Meet at Car-
teret Bank, Century Village,
West Palm Beach at 1 p.m.
Early reservations a must!
Call Sally or Evelyn for reser-
For future tours please call
Louise at 689-6332 for latest
"Passions" by Isaac
Bachevis Singer will be
reviewed by Carl Martin,
Actor, Newscaster, TV Moder-
ator on Thursday, April 6th at
1:30 p.m. at the JCC Senior
Relax at the Lido Spa on
April 9-12. Includes three
meals daily and entertain-
ment. 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 Kirsh;
Need help with your Income
Tax Return? Herb Kirsh will
be here Wednesday mornings
from 9 a.m. to noon. Call
Louise at 689-6332 for infor-
mation and appointment.
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Saturday, April 1 8:30 p.m. April Fools House Party
at a member's home. Cost: $4.00. Beer, soda and munchies
Thursday, April 6, 6 p.m. Join us for an adventure in
dining, Japanese style, at the Samurai Japanese Steak-
house (1837 No. Military Tr., corner Military & Okeecho-
bee) Watch master chefs prepare dinner at your table.
Early bird specials start at $6.95. Please RSVP by April 5.
30's & 40s
Tuesday, April 4 5:30 p.m. Join us in inaugurating
our new Monthly Happy Hour at Kangeroo Katie s (West
of 1-95 on Belvedere Rd.). Hop on over to this new and
unique spot.
Monday, April 3 7:40 p.m. Discussion Group at the
JCC Preschool, (45th St. & Military Tr. in the Southwind
Shopping Plaza). Discussions will be "How To Say No To
Your Child Without Feeling Guilty," led by Ruth Shloss-
man. Cost: $2.00. Babysitting available upon request prior
to program.
Thursday, April 6, 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour at the
Crazy Horse Tavern on Northiake Blvd. (opposite the Twin
City Mall). Join us for drinks, hors d'oeuvres and good
company. Cost: $1.00 for tip plus your own fare.
For information please call the JCC, 689-7700.
Seniors Move
Sidney Berger, Chairman of
the Jewish Community Center
of the Palm Beaches' Older
Adult Committee and Jean
Rubin, Director of the JCC's
Senior Division have
announced the relocation of
the Senior Division to the new
Senior & Social Center, 5029
Okeechobee Boulevard (in the
Village Marketplace, at the
juncture of Haverhill Road),
West Palm Beach. The Center
is open to the public. Mrs.
Rubin also announces that
seniors wanting to participate
in the JCC Senior Meal Pro-
gram must make reservations
in advance.
Mr. and Mrs. Club
The Mr&Mrs Club of the
JCC will hold its 2nd Annual
Membership Tea on Sunday,
April 9 at 10 a.m. at the JCC
Senior & Social Center, 5029
Okeechobee Blvd. (corner of
Okeechobee & Haverhill).
"This social club is doing very
well." said Stephen Shapiro,
President of the JCC. "In only
one year we have attracted
more than 60 couples. Obvi-
ously, it's meeting the needs of
an important segment of the
community." The group,
which is for couples 45 years
and older, meets once a month
at the JCC and holds one or
two events during each month.
Interested couples are invited
to attend the Membership Tea.
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Century Unit No. 5367
meets Tuesday, April 11 at
7:30 p.m. at Congregation
Anshei Sholom. Guest
speaker, Hank Meyer, will talk
on Hillel's importance in the
colleges, followed by a ques-
tion and answer period.
Spouses and friends are
invited. Refreshments.
Lucerne Lodge No. 3132
announces that Kari Ellison,
Director of Hillel Palm Beach
and Broward County Campus
Activities, and Richard Kes-
sler, Director of Youth Activi-
ties for BBYO, will be the
guest speakers. They will dis-
cuss the support of college
youth on our campuses by Hil-
lel and B'nai B'rith. All mem-
bers and guests are urged to
attend this meeting at Mid-
County Senior Citizen's Cen-
ter, Lake Worth on Sunday,
April 2, 9:30 a.m. Bagels,
cream cheese, coffee and cake
will be served.
Menorah chapter coming
events: April 9, "Golden Girls"
at Newport Pub, dinner
April 11, Paid-up member-
ship and installation of officers
at Sheraton Hotel.
April 12, Cruise on "The
Patriot" with lunch at the Cap-
tain's Table.
Transportation from Car-
teret Savings Bank, Okeecho-
bee Blvd., West Palm Beach.
Bus leaves every week for
games at Seminole Village.
Hoynton Beach chapter
activities for the month of
Wed. April 12 Installation
luncheon at the Indian Spring
Country Club, Military Trail
and Woolbright Rd. Boynton
Beach, 12:30 p.m.
April 14, 15, 16 Brandeis
Golf weekend at the Miami
Lakes Country Club, Miami
Lakes, FL. Free golf, tennis,
and Nautilus Fitness center.
Royal Chapter Tamar is
offering tickets for 6 dress
rehearsal performances of the
1989-1990 season, one a
month, at Florida Repertory
Theater. $51 for all 6 shows.
Shalom and Tikvah W.
Palm Beach Chapters will
hold their annual Awards
luncheon on Thursday, April 6,
at The Breakers Hotel. Guest
speaker, Mrs. Abraham
Braun, president Florida
Atlantic Region; honored
guest, Edna Hibel, renowned
artist; musical program by
Lydia King.
Tikvah West Palm Beach
Chapter is having a show and
lunch on Sunday, April 2 at the
Newport Pub, Miami Beach.
The show is a take-off of the
"Golden Girls." Gratuities and
transportation are also
The next event will take
place on April 6 for the Chap-
ter's donor luncheon at the
Breakers. There will be a
membership meeting on April
17 with a guest entertainer.
Yovel Chapter will meet
April 5, noon at Congregation
Anshei Sholom. (Note change
of date due to Passover) The
program will consist of Ho o-
caust Remembered and the
film Diary of Anne Frank. On
April 6 there will be a Study
Group at the Royal Palm
Bank, Drexel Plaza, at 10 a.m.
The discussion will be the His-
tory of the Jews. The public is
Okeechobee Section will
have a Passover Celebration
on Thursday, April 20 at the
American Bank, West Gate,
12:30 p.m. Coming event: May
4 will be a luncheon at the
Sheraton Hotel at noon. There
will be entertainment by the
Lyric Trio.
Royal Chapter will meet
April 10, at the Village Hall in
Royal Palm Beach. Frank
Bostwick will be the lecturer
and speaker.
Mr. Bostwick has been a
stage book reviewer since
1970. His background as an
English teacher at the college
level and his life long interest
in books, and his writing
makes him especially suited to
his avocation.
He graduated from North-
western University with a deg-
ree in journalism and worked
for many years as a newspa-
perman. He later entered the
teaching profession. Mr. Bos-
twick has his Masters Degree
in English. Presently he is
Director of Community Educa-
tion at the.Crestwood Com-
munity Middle School. Mr.
Frank Bostwick will present
E.L. Doctorow's prize winning
novel "Worlds Fair."
Wolf Awards Prizes in Art and Science
can pop sculptor Claes Olden-
burg, whose works include
oversized renditions of every-
day objects, is this year's win-
ner of the $100,000 Wolf Prize
for Art.
The award was one of a
number announced recently by
the Wolf Foundation, which
awards grants and prizes in
the arts and sciences. All
prizes will be presented in a
ceremony to be held in the
Knesset in May.
Scientists from Britain's
Cambridge University are win-
ners of 1989 Wolf Prizes in
two separate categories.
Professor Alan Battersby of
Cambridge is a recipient of the
$100,000 chemistry award,
which he will share with Pro-
fessor Guilio Arigoni of the
Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology in Zurich for their
work with hemoglobin and
The prize in medicine is to be
awarded jointly to John Gor-
don of Cambridge and Edward
Lewis of the California Insti-
tute of Technology.
The researchers and col-
leagues were cited as "Dion-
eers of modern molecular
This year's agriculture prize
is being shared by two British
scientists, Dr. Peter Biggs and
Dr. Michael Elliott, both of the
Agricultural and Food Council
of Great Britain.
The Swedish-born Olden-
burg was cited for sculptures
that are "at once remarkably
universal and highly subjec-
The Wolf Foundation was
established in 1975 by the late
Dr. Ricardo Wolf, a Cuban
ambassador to Israel who died
here in 1981.
Museum on Target For Expansion
Jewish Museum, in the midst
of a fiscal campaign to help
expand its existing facilities to
almost double in size, has in
three months already raised
over one-third of its $40 mil-
lion campaign goal.
Over $15 million has already
been pledged, including 21
gifts of $100,000 or more, plus
an anonymous gift of $5 mil-
lion. The library hopes to use
the funds to include a new core
exhibition on Jewish identity
and history.
One million dollars was also
donated by Dorothy Rogers, a
member of the museum's
board of trustees, for construc-
tion of the new exhibition. She
also donated $200,000 a year
for twenty years for operating
The expansion, anticipated
to begin in late 1990 and be
completed 18 months later,
will add almost 30,000 gross
square feet of space, creating
classrooms and a restaurant.
Other funds raised by the
campaign will pay for estab-
lishment of an endowment
fund and transitional operat-
ing and fund-raising costs.
The Jewish Museum, which
began in 1904, is said to
include more than 14,000
works of art and artifacts cov-
ering 4,000 years of Jewish
Friday, March 31 Yiddish Culture Club Century
Village, board 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 1 Temple Beth David, Social Event
Sunday, April 2 Federation, Super Sunday at the
Airport Hilton, All Day
Monday, April 3 B'nai B'rith #3016, board, 3 p.m.
Jewish Community Day School, board, 7:45 p.m.
Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood, board, 9:45
a.m. Women's American ORT Palm Beach, board,
9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El Sisterhood, board, 10 a.m.
Federation, Women's Division Campaign Cabinet
Tuesday, April 4 Lake Worth Jewish Center Sister-
hood, Bus Trip, 9 a.m. Yiddish Culture Group -
Century Village, 10 a.m. noon Temple Beth El,
board, 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth David, board, 8 p.m.
Federation, Central Planning & Allocations Com-
mittee, 5:30 p.m. Hadassah-Mt. Scopus Boynton
Beach, Donor, 1 p.m. Federation, Women's Divi-
sion, Outreach Program, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 5 Lake Worth Jewish Center
Sisterhood, board, 9:30 a.m. National Council of
Jewish Women Palm Beach, board, 9:30 a.m.
Congregation Aitz Chaim Sisterhood, board, 10 a.m.
and regular meeting, 1 p.m. B'nai B'rith Palm
Beach Council, 12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women -
Olam, Donor and Installation Luncheon, noon
Na'amat USA Golda Meir, board, 1 p.m.
Holocaust Survivors of the Palm Beaches, 9:30 a.m.
Federation, Women's Division Outreach Program, 7
p.m. Federation, Administrative Managment
Meeting, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 6 Labor Zionist Alliance, 1 p.m.
Federation, Soviet Jewry Task Force, noon Temple
Beth El, Widows and Widowers Support Group, 12:30
p.m. Temple Torah of West Boynton, board, 7:30
p.m. National Council of Jewish Women Flagler,
board, 7:30 p.m. Na'amat USA Theodore Herzl, 1
p.m. B'nai B'rith Century, board, 1 p.m. Morse
Geriatric Center Women's Auxiliary, Executive
Committee, 10:30 a.m. and Board, 1:30 p.m. Federa-
tion, Affiliate Council Meeting, 4 p.m. Federation,
Human Resource Development Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
For more information call the Federation office 832-2120.
Sunday, March 31, 1989
MOSAIC 11 a.m. WPTV Channel 5, with host
Barbara Gordon Green. Super Sunday Live.
LCHAYIM 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
Trash For Dollars
In an effort to help clean up
northern Palm Beach County
and raise some money, mem-
bers of the B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization of Palm Beach
Gardens held a Trash-A-Thon
on Sunday, March 12. The
chapter stopped to collect gar-
bage at such places as Logger-
head Park Beach, Juno Beach
and even a "hang-out" spot in
Palm Beach Gardens. Al-
though the small number of
members in attendance
couldn't collect all the garbage
in our area, they gathered a
total of 175 pounds of trash in
three hours, including one full
bag of aluminum cans which
will be brought to a recycling
The group raised over $35 to
put toward future programs.
They plan to repeat this com-
munity service projects in the
future, hopefully on an even
larger scale.
Super Sunday '89 April 2

Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, Maroh 31, 1989
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 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
Daily minyan 8:15 a.m., Sundays through Fridays.
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. f
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 5:30 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 Hail, 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
Temple will serve a full
Kosher Passover Seder meal
on the first night of Passover,
Wednesday, April 19, at the
Lyons Club, 3615 Boynton
Beach Boulevard, at 6:30 p.m.
Cantor Alex Chapin will con-
duct. The price is $25 per
person, and non-members are
cordially invited. Call the tem-
ple for reservations and infor-
On Friday, April 7 at 8 a.m.
Sisterhood will have a Garage
Sale at the Temple. There will
be furniture, bicycles, house-
hold items, clothing and much
more. The sale will end at 2
DROTMAN, Hyman, 79. of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
FRANKEL, Molly, formerly of West
Palm Beach. Levitt-Weinstein
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
GRUNEBERG, Carl, 80, of West
Palm Beach. Riverside Guardian
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
HOUTZ, Meyer, 88, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
KAHN, Mary, 82, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Chapel
West Palm Beach.
KARDOFF, Mary, 78, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein, West
Palm Beach.
LEVINE, Hattie, 86, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
MALBIN, Minna, 78, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
POLLAR, Miriam, 65, of Boynton
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
SLOTE, Evelyn G., 82, of Palm Beach.
Riverside Guardian Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
SMITH, Joseph G, 69, of Lake Worth.
Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
STOFF, John J., 74, of West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Fun-
eral Chapel, West Palm Beach.
WEBBER, Louis W., 80, of Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Fun-
eral Chapel, West Palm Beach.
Pre-School is now accepting
registration for its summer
session for children from two
years to pre-kindergarten age.
The program runs from June
19 to August 11.
Registration is also being
held for the fall session, which
will consist of morning classes
and an optional lunch-bunch
program. To register for
either the summer or the fall
program, or for further infor-
mation, call the Temple office.
Plans have been announced
for a gala dance party to be
held on Saturday evening,
April 1, starting at 8 p.m.,
with the highlight of the even-
ing to be an elimination raffle,
complete with cash prizes. For
more information about this
event, and for further informa-
tion regarding Temple mem-
bership and other activities,
please contact the Temple
On Friday evening March
31, at 8 p.m. Temple Shabbat
service will be conducted by
Rabbi Howard Shapiro, his
sermon will be: "Israel, Arza
& Us." Michael Risick will
chant the kiddush in honor of
his upcoming Barmitzwah on
Saturday morning.
Candle Lighting Time
March 31 6:19 p.m.
April 7 7:23 p.m.
Synopsis Of The
Weekly Torah Portion
"These shall ye not eat of them. .the camel. .the
rock-badger. the hare the swine they are
unclean to you"
(Lev. 114-8).
SHEMINI On the eighth day of their consecra-
tion, Aaron and his sons offered sacrifices for
themselves and the people, at Moses' command.
Then Moses and Aaron came out of the tent of
meeting, blessing the people. The glory of God
appeared; a fire from Heaven consumed the
burnt-offering on the altar. At the sight, the
people cried out and fell on their faces. Nadab and Abihu, Aaron's
sons, offered "strange fire" on the altar; a fire issued forth and
devoured them. Aaron held his peace.
The priests are commanded not to drink wine or strong drink
when entering the tent of meeting "that ye may put difference
between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and
the clean" (Leviticus 10.10).
The portion details the laws describing cleanliness and unclean-
liness in regard to the eating of animals, fowls, and fish.
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law is extracted and
based upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
P. Wollman Tsamir, published by Shengold. The volume is available
at 45 West 45 Street, New York, NY 10036 (212) 24M911.)
Join us for
April 19
conducted by
April 20
For reservations (407) 832-0804

Book Review:
Jewish Myths Set Straight
Friday, March 31, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Israel's New Lilly Introduced In Europe
West Orange, N.J. Jewish
Myths are set straight in a new
book, The Myth & Reality of
Judaism: 82 Misconceptions
Set Straight (Behram House
Inc. Publishers) by Simon Glu-
strom. The book shatters mis-
conceptions about Judaism
which, according to the
author, do not die easily.
"Converts to Judaism are
like second-class citizens" and
"a male child is not a Jew until
circulated" are two examples
of distorted impressions that
we have inherited from our
parents and, in turn, have
passed down to our children.
The author's goal is to "halt
the ongoing flow of misinfor-
mation about Judaism so that
we can discover more authen-
tic views based on reliable
Jewish sources."
According to Rabbi Glu-
strom, an author of three well-
known books on Jewish
thought, "Many of us have
adopted distorted views of
Judaism in order to reinforce
our negative feelings about
Judaism, or even to justify our
doubts about the need for reli-
gious beliefs altogether."
The Myth and Reality of
Judaism is divided into twelve
topics, each topic containing a
sampling of widely held mis-
conceptions. The chapter,
"Relating to the Non-Jewish
Community: Another Look,"
addresses such misconceptions
are: Jews have always discour-
aged converts; Converts to
Judaism are like second-class
citizens; One who adopts
another religion is no longer a
Jew; Non-Jews may not be
invited to "Seder."
Other topics include "Sex &
Birth Lesser Known
Views"; "Women's Role -
Varied Opinions, Surprisig
Responses '; "Ritual Practices
& Objects A Closer Look";
"Death & Mourning Ques-
tioning What We Were Told."
In recording and collating
these 82 misconceptions,
based on 38 years of experi-
ence as an active raabi in Fair
Lawn, N.J., the author hopes
to "reach those people who are
reception to 'second opinions'
about Judaism." the book is
also tailored to the adult Jew-
ish community.
LILY OF THE GALILEE Settlements in Israel's upper Galilee are exporting a new lily to
European flower markets. The flower was developed, along with other innovative agricultural and
biotechnological products, with the help of American Jews through the United Jewish Appeal/
Federation Campaign. UJA Press Service Photo
The bulbs of the Easter Lily,
an ornamental flower popular
throughout Europe, are now
growing in Israel's Galilee
The successful export of the
Israeli flower to the competi-
tive European market is a
result of eight years of re-
search by the MIGAL Techno-
logical Center, a dynamic
research institute in the upper
Continued from Page 6
First and by far the most
serious questions facing each
and every Israeli is what to do
about the Palestinian question.
If the intifada itself did not
change forever the matter, the
United States decision to open
dialogue with the PLO did.
All Israelis want peace, and
a substantial majority recog-
nizes that the desired face-to-
face negotiations cannot come
to pass without Palestinian
partners. Credit Arafat and
his colleagues with having
ended the "Jordanian option"
and making it impossible for
su-called moderate Palestin-
ians to replace PLO members
at the table.
The more militant of the
Likud and other nationalist
and religious parties are firm
in their stand neither to relin-
quish an inch of the territories
nor of the Golan Heights and
East Jerusalem, which have
been formally annexed by
Israel. They have support from
the overwhelming percentage
of Israelis on the Golan and
total support on Jerusalem.
But the country recognizes
that it is folly to ignore the
problems of an increasing
Arab majority in Galilee and
the fact that only 2,000 Jews
have taken up residence in the
Gaza settlements and 70,000 in
Judea and Samaria, most in
the immediate vicinity of Jeru-
Israelis don't like the idea of
retreating before the stones of
the Arab children. On the
other hand, many ask why
they are in such cities as Nab-
lus and Ramallah in the first
place, 22 years after the 1967
war. They recognize that the
PLO is a terrorist organiza-
tion. But most realize that
Arafat's declarations, even in
the face of ongoing raids
against Israel by certain fac-
tions of his organization, have
won the public relations war in
the eyes of the Europeans, the
Japanese and even among
most Americans.
American Jews should know
these facts before attempting
to use the implied threat of re-
duced philanthropic or political
support by the United States
to convince Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir and his follow-
Coercion or outside pressure
could very likely be counter
The Israelis who must place
their own lives and those of
their children on the front line
want the decision making,
quite properly, to remain in
their hands.
The forces of Peace Now and
of the Labor Movement fared
even worse in Israel's munici-
pal elections, held while we
were in Israel, than in last
November's national voting.
Another factor which is be-
coming increasingly meaning-
ful is the Israeli Arab popula-
tion within the "green line,"
Israel's pre-1967 borders. Mos-
lem fundamentalism has oust-
ed pro-Labor and Communist
politicians from many city
councils in the Arab towns.
Israeli Arabs who, by and
large, have been loyal citizens
since 1948, are becoming more
prone with each passing day to
show the Palestinian flag.
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin is striving to reduce the
number of days Israeli reserv-
ists must serve on active duty.
But there's little he can do to
stop the billion sheckels a year
and more the intifada is cost-
ing Israel.
It's a burden which Israel
cannot and should not bear.
As American Jews and as
Zionists, we have a respon-
sibility to make our opinions
heard. But we have no right to
make demands on a sovereign
state, regardless of our
Let us pledge to make it this
year in Jerusalem, not next
year. See for yourself, and
increase your financial com-
mitment to our fellow Jews. It
hasn't been so important since
David Ben-Gurion proclaimed
independence in May, 1948.
Gerald Schwartz is president of the
American Zionist Federation and
associate national chairman of the
Friends ofNa'amat USA. He has held
executive positions with State of Israel
Bonds, United Jewish Appeal, Bar-
Ilan University and Hebrew Univer-
sity. He is president of a Miami Beach-
based public relations and marketing
Embracing Every Life
Galilee. In addition to Israeli
government funding, MIGAL
is aided by the Jewish Agency,
the primary recipient of the
United Jewish Appeal/Federa-
tion Campaign in the U.S.
The Jewish Agency recog-
nizes the importance of devel-
oping the Galilee settlements,
most of which are scattered
along the border. Often
referred to as "confrontation
line settlements," they need
increased population along
with a solid economic base.
UJA funds are helping keep
Israeli agriculture competi-
tive, while additional research
projects including
mushroom production, duck
breeding, tropical fish and a
variety of biotechnological pro-
ducts will provide increased
employment and added re-
venue for the region.
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.
We'll even accept your old Cars and Boats.
Monday through Friday
9 AM to 4 PM
11 AM to 4 PM
Free Furniture Pick-Up
Free Appraisals Over $5,000
A service of the
Jewish Community Center
of the Palm Beaches
Your Thrift Shop

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.towish Community Center ol the Palm Boachos
Question: The present Jewish population of the
United States and Canada is? [ 14-5 million I 15-6
million U 6-7 million? 'uosmiu 9-g :J3msuv
Question: According to a Harvard sociologist, tak-
ing into account intermarriage, birth-rate, assimila-
tion and other factors, how many Jews will there
be in the United States and Canada in 2076? D
100-200.000 ? 1-2 million U 2-4 million ?
Over 4 million. 'OOP'OOZ-OOP'OPl :Jamuy
Only 100.000-200.000 Jews will be left in Amer-
ica in just 87 years. Kind of frightening, isn't it? Al-
though the prediction is undoubtedly extreme, there
is no question but that the threat of Jewish pop-
ulation decline is very real. These forces challenge
Jewish connection and relationship, key ingredients
for Jewish identity and continuity.
It is Jewish identity and continuity that the Jew-
ish Community Center is all about. By its very na-
ture, it is an instrument uniquely designed and
continuously redesigned to meet all of the challenges
we face.
The multitude of forces threatening the future of
American Jewry include late marriages, fewer, if any
children, negative population growth, mobility and
disconnectedness, in addition to many others. It is,
therefore, central to the JCC's purpose to create the
Jewish environment to encourage people to identify,
not because of guilt, but because of the joy and rich-
ness of our heritage.
Participation in some facet of your Jewish Com-
munity Center is the only way you can give witness
to our history and insure the legacy. There are other
very important institutions in Jewish life. No where
is it more obvious than in our county where over
100 million dollars leaves this community each year
to other Jewish causes.
In light of "Who Is A Jew?" and recent elections
in Louisiana, your LOCAL participation becomes in-
creasingly more essential. Your involvement is an
important building block in Jewish identification which
is, in turn, a significant element in building com-
munity. As we build community, we reduce the im-
pact of these negative forces and the risk of virtual
extinction of the American Jewish population within
the next 100 years.
We all have a star we must bear. When you are
asked to get involved, do it for the future.


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