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Fred K. Shochet
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AN ARAB SUMMIT MEETING. A trio of Arab leaders, from the left Palestine Liberation
Organization Chairman Yasir Arafat, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and King
Hussein of Jordan, joins hands in Ismailya, Egypt, where they met for talks about Middle
East peace efforts. King Hussein said later that his country, Iraq and North Yemen would
boycott any future Arab summits unless Egypt regains its Arab League Summit seat.
(APIWide World Photo)
JCCampus Moves
Ahead Toward
The Jewish Community of
Palm Beach County cleared
one more hurdle last week and
has moved closer to breaking
ground on the Jewish Com-
munity Campus. On March 29,
the JCCampus received its site
plan approval from the Palm
Beach County Zoning Depart-
"The primary approval we
still need to break ground is a
building permit from the
county government," said
Alan Miller, Chair of the
JCCampus Building Commit-
tee. Still a few months away
from applying for the permit,
Miller explained that a few
engineering details must be
tended to and then the permit
application will be processed.
"This is the farthest our
plans have proceeded to date,"
said an excited Miller. "Things
are really moving full steam
ahead now."
The site plan and building
floor plans have all been com-
pleted. "We're through the
design and development
stage," Miller continued.
"Next comes the working
drawings and final architec-
tural details."
"I am very pleased about our
site plan approval," said Alec
Engelstein, President of the
JCCampus Corporation and
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County. "This is a
milestone in the development
of the JCCampus. With this
accomplished, we are well
poised to begin building some-
time this year."
The groundbreaking date
has been set for late summer
or early fall.
For more information,
please contact the Jewish Fed-
eration of Palm Beach County,
Promise of Peace Proposals
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
Promise of proposals for
Middle East peace have been
forthcoming from the new
administrations in the United
States and Israel, with the
expectation of a key direction
coming from the upcoming
U.S. visit of Israeli Prime Min-
ister Yitzhak Shamir.
A major study commissioned
by the American Jewish Con-
gress and prepared by the Jaf-
Talking with Blu
Greenberg.........Page 2
A rare Shabbat visit
on the West
Bank...................Page 3
Gaza is up in flames
again: A personal
aCCOUnt..............Page 6
Photo Spreads:
Eastpointe Gala
Banyan Country Club
fee Center for Strategic Stud-
ies based at Tel Aviv Univer-
sity reviewed six of the most
prominent options for peace
presently on the agenda.
AJCongress associate execu-
tive director Phil Baum was in
S. Florida last week and spoke
with The Jewish Floridian
about the so-called "Options
"Peace is a good idea
no matter with whom
you make it."
Of the six options for Middle
East peace, ranging from the
status quo to annexing terri-
tories in the West Bank and
Gaza, Baum said none of the
options was feasible; each
posed a dilemma.
"I think it's a matter that
should be looked at judiciously
and intensively, said Baum, an
attorney who has authored
many articles and books on the
Middle East. "Now, (the
study) is before the Jewish
community and before deci-
sion-makers and opinion-
molders around the world."
BUT the basic document
demonstrates "the complexity
and extreme difficulty of arriv-
ing at any satisfactory" solu-
tion, Baum noted. "Quick
fixes, that everybody has in
mind, won't work."
Greater patience is required
on the part of the United
States, Baum said, adding
that, "American Jews are not
a very patient people."
The lack of a solution as
demonstrated in the Jaffee
report is the reason there is
"agony" in the Middle East,
Baum said. But he concedes,
"I represent an organization
that doesn't have an easy solu-
In an independent report,
the Jaffee Center proposed a
solution that in part requires
the Palestinians to prove
themselves to Israel, which in
turn would offer a proposal for
The U.S. State Department
has "leaked a suggestion" that
it feels certain things should be
done in confidence building,
Baum said, agreeing that most
likely "nothing will happen
until there is some certainty on
the part of the Israelis that
what is being done by the
Palestinians is deep-seated
and real."
Then again, there is what
might be considered the dou-
ble-edged sword as Baum
acknowledged: "There is a
concern that the fight with
Palestinians is inter communal,
and that the other is inter-
state, (so that) when you make
peace with the Palestinians
you still don't make peace with
Jordan, Iraq ..."
But Baum said he doesn't
see peace as that double-edged
sword. "Peace is a good idea
no matter with whom you
make it," he said.
"(Israel) did make peace
with Egypt and they may
make peace with the Palestini-
ans and they could make peace
with Jordan. But that won't
solve their problem because
they're still confronted with a
hostile and aggressive Syrian
government and by the hatred
of a good part of the Moslem
world, including Iran, Iraq and
Libya. So, their problems are
"American Jews are
not a very patient
ON the other hand, there is a
popular perception that PLO
Chairman Yasir Arafat and
the PLO have done whatever
is required to give adequate
assurance to the Americans
and Israelis that now it's been
transformed into a force that
really wants peace, Baum said.
"But if you look carefully
and seriously at what was said
and done in Algiers and Stock-
holm, and subsequently what
was said by a whole host of
PLO spokesmen, it's pretty
clear that there are some ambi-
guities which have yet to be
"The ambiguities are their
willingness to accept Israel as
a permanent sovereign Jewish
state in the Middle East. And,
their readiness to flesh out
their proclamation with deeds
and their ability to win acqui-
escence to what they are sup-
posedly doing from among
their constituent organiza-
Continued on Page 7

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 7, 1989
Talking With
Blu Greenberg
DURING a quick visit to
Palm Beach County recently
with husband Rabbi Irving
"Yitz" Greenberg, author and
feminist Blu Greenberg dis-
cussed a variety of women's
issues from the perspective of
Jewish Law: divorce, abortion,
modesty and women's religi-
ous leadership.
Greenberg departs from
other opinions on Halacha
(Jewish law) that would be
expressed by her more tradi-
tional Orthodox Jewish con-
temporaries. But she
explained her stand as an
attempt to establish a sense of
equality for men and women
within Jewish tradition as well
as to inform modern culture of
the eternal values of Judaism.
"We live now in the eye of a
revolution," Greenberg said,
"but it may be another 100
years before we fully under- Blu Greenberg
stand all the implications of
this notion of equality."
Greenberg has long been
active on behalf of Jewish
women's issues. The list of her
associations and involvements
is extensive. She is an author,
lecturer, and former college
instructor. She is co-founder of
the Executive Board of U.S.-
Israel Women to Women and
sits on the steering committee
of Woman of Faith in the
The mother of five, Green-
berg has been awarded
advanced degrees in Jewish
history, religious education
and clinical psychology. Her
articles and poetry have
appeared in numerous maga-
zines and journals and she is
the author of two books, her
most recent entitled "How To
Run A Traditional Jewish
WITH the Pro-Choice
March scheduled for next
weekend in Washington, D.C.
and with several Jewish
women's organizations plan-
ning to participate, Greenberg
addressed the issue of abor-
"I am for legalized abortions
although I'm not necessarily
an advocate of abortion,"
Greenberg said. "It's not a
black and white issue at all and
although each side sees the
other as wrong, I'm not sure
there's a clear right and a
wrong position."
Greenberg explained that
according to the original rab-
binic texts, abortion is permit-
ted only in cases where preg-
nancy would endanger the
mother's life. Subsequent rab-
binic interpretations expanded
this concept to include a threat
to a woman's health and, in the
20th century, some expanded
it further to encompass her
psychological health.
"In a theological sense, I
depart from the opinion of
some of the contemporary reli-
gious leaders in this country
because I don't believe that
any religious group should
impose its strictures on a
broad spectrum of people.
However, while I support a
pro-choice position, I also
believe the constraints of Jew-
ish law must be taken very
seriously. We have a responsi-
bility to inform but not coerce
those who do not come under
the canopy of religious law."
On the issue of divorce and
the notorious difficulties many
Jewish women have encoun-
tered in obtaining a get (the
official Jewish bill of divorce-
ment) from their husbands,
Greenberg believes that if
even one woman is disadvan-
taged by the law then, ulti-
mately, the whole class of
Women is disadvantaged.
SHE outlined six stages she
feels the Orthodox community
has moved through in trying to
adapt itself to women's out-
cries: first there was a com-
plete denial that any problem
existed; then a period of apolo-
getics, such as one prominent
rabbi arguing, "In any system
of law, some people are bound
to be disadvantaged."
This was followed by a hand
wringing stage, as in "Yes,
there is a problem, but that's
Halacha. There's nothing we
can do to change it."
Later came decisions in the
civil courts that attempted to
enforce the giving of a get
through fine or imprisonment.
Today, some couples sign
pre-nuptial agreements. For
others, women who are al-
ready aguna (victims of recal-
citrants), there are several
organizations such as G.E.T.
and Agunah that try to help
individual women through
quiet negotiations or public
protest. But, Greenberg con-
cludes, the situation still
remains inequitable and in-
tolerable for many women.
"Ten years ago I would have
said that whatever fine tuning
occurs within the existing law
is okay, such as the measures
(above). Today I think that ten
years is too long. We need an
extensive reinterpretation of
the law that would simply elim-
inate the potential for abuse
and blackmail through the
withholding of a get," Green-
Announcing the
9th Annual JCC Community Seder
2nd Seder Night
On Thursday, April 20, 1989
at the new JCC
Senior & Social Center
5029 OkMchobce Blvd
(in the Village Marketplace)
The program will include Services led by Cantor Karen Blum,
reading and singing of the Haggadah.and a "Traditional Kosher
Patti and Larry Abramson will host the activities which begin
at 6:00 PM. Reservations must be paid in advance. Plan your
taWe NOW as we have had an overwhelming response in the
past and seating is limited. Cost: adults $24, children under
thirteen, $10, and children under 5, free.
There will be special reserved tables for single adults.
berg stressed.
The list of women's issues
that Greenberg would like to
see examined continues. She
feels that the seemingly pas-
sive role women have been
conditioned to accept in cele-
brating their own lifecycles is
unfortunate. She cites the laws
of mourning that require only
men to recite kaddish for a
departed loved one as depriv-
ing women of a spiritual and
communal opportunity to heal.
She also feels that the mascu-
line language used in Judaism
plays a covertly unhealthy role
in shaping the female psyche.
And she cites the peripheral
status of women in communal
prayer and their absence in
religious courts as additional
areas of vital concern.
"I'M not sure how these
issues will ultimately play
themselves out," Greenberg
concluded. "I do think, though,
that there will be much repair
and that it will happen in my
She added, "I feel very for-
tunate to have become a femin-
ist from the perspective of an
Orthodox woman. I didn't get
sidetracked about the central-
ity of family and traditional
values. This focus has been a
very important self-correcting
mechanism for the Orthodox
community as well."
The Palm Beach/Israel
Connection In Gear
The Palm Beach/Israel Con-
nection left for Israel last
week with over 130 members
of the Palm Beach County
Jewish community. For two
weeks, the group will tour Jer-
usalem, Tel-Aviv and Tiberias
in addition to taking optional
tours throughout the country
and Egypt and meeting with
top level Israeli officials. Pic-
tured above is Milton Gold,
Chairman of the Israel tour,
waving Israeli flags at a meet-
ing held before the group left.
Mitterrand To Meet With Arafat
After Shamir's D.C. Visit
PARIS (JTA) President
Francois Mitterrand has
decided to meet in France with
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion leader Yasir Arafat,
according to an official
announcement made by the
Elysee Palace.
Palace chief spokesman
Hubert Vedrine said the presi-
dent has not yet fixed a date,
but that the meeting "will take
place in France" and not in
Tunisia or Egypt, as previ-
ously reported.
Diplomatic sources said the
meeting will "most probably"
take place in Paris or its imme-
diate vicinity a few days after
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir's April 6 meeting with
President Bush in Washing-
ton. The sources said that
before meeting with Arafat,
Mitterand will want to hear
from Bush on whether Shamir
has made new suggestions to
break the stalemate in the Mid-
Continued on Page 6
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Friday, April 7, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Education Consultants Say Community Is Exciting, Growing
The study on Jewish educa-
tion that was recently con-
ducted in Palm Beach County
is now in the hands of consult-
ants Rabbi David Shluker and
Dr. Tamar Ariav from JESNA
(the Jewish Education Service
of North America, Inc.), as
they assess and compile the
information they gathered
here last month.
During a three day visit to
Palm Beach County, Shluker,
Director of JESNA's Depart-
ment of Community Consulta-
tion and Planning, and Ariav,
an Israeli professor and Direc-
tor of the Media Resource Net-
work, met with parents, stu-
dents, Jewish educators and
lay leaders to discuss a series
of questions that uncovered
each scene in Palm Beach
County and their visions of
future directions for the com-
The consultants are now
working on a final report of
the study's findings that will
soon be presented to the com-
"We discovered a lot of chal-
lenges in this community,"
Shluker began. "It's exciting.
The community is growing.
"The vision of the mission
must be to create a strong
cultural Jewish presence and it
can only be done by building
community," he continued.
"We met a lot of people who
really do care. They're involv-
ed. I think most everyone feels
the need to do something."
"It is very gratifying to be
involved in shaping a commun-
ity," Ariav added. "I found
Palm Beach County very en-
thusiastic, cooperative and
willing to brainstorm. It's so
Rabbi Shluker briefly out-
lined the study, that began last
year with the formation of the
Task Force on Jewish Educa-
tion, and broke it down into
two parts: quantitative and
qualitative data. Dr. Liora
Isaacs, Director of Research in
Shluker's department, worked
with the local Task Force in
designing questionnaires to.
collect the quantitative data.
Shluker and Ariav collected
the qualitative material from
their interviews.
Accordingly JESNA must
now establish certain princi-
ples relating to the different
areas of Jewish education
here, provide findings based
on the data collected and then
based on the findings, draw
certain conclusions.
"In the final analysis, it's not
JESNA who makes the deter-
minations," Shluker explain-
ed. "We're in tune with what
the needs are, we can help
focus the community, make
assessments and spell out
options. But it's up to the
community to make choices,"
he said.
Shluker explained that the
next step after the report is
issued is to carefully plan its
Minnesota's Rudy Boschwitz
Minnesota Senator Rudy
Boschwitz held an intimate
and informative briefing with
members of the Business and
Professional Men's Division,
Friday, March 2U, at the
Governor's Club. Sponsored by
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, Boschwitz dis-
cussed current issues facing
Israel and the United States
and addressed questions from
the audience.
A Rare Shabbat Visit On The West Bank
(JTA) Never before, in the
15-month-long Palestinian up-
rising, had there been such a
sight: a group of religious
Jews, gathering for Friday
prayers, surrounded by curi-
ous Palestinians, in the midst
of "intifada-land."
They were not settlers, nor
had they lost their way. They
came to Beit Sahur. a Chris-
tian town adjacent to Bethle-
hem, in a carefully planned
venture to bring Palestinians
and Israelis together on a com-
mon basis.
"We came as guests, not as
occupiers," said Dr. Yaron
Ezrahi, a Peace Now activist.
"Germans tried to occupy
Europe by force, because they
had claimed they had no living
"Now, they are moving
freely across Europe, as a
result of peace," he said.
Altogether 70 Israelis, mem-
bers of 25 families men,
women and children spent a
peaceful weekend in one of the
hottest trouble spots of the
West Bank.
In a clear signal to the
authorities that this is the kind
of dialogue that interests local
residents, not a single public
disorder was recorded in Beit
Sahur over the weekend.
Beit Sahur is a picturesque
town, nestled between the
slopes of the Judean Hills and
the Judean Desert. Had it not
been for the intifada, as Pales-
tinians call their uprising, it
could have been a lovely resort
town for Jerusalemites seek-
ing a bit of countryside, 20
minutes from home.
Beit Sahur is one of three
Christian towns located to the
south of Jerusalem. Until the
intifada broke out, the area
was the quietest and the safest
in the territories, frequently
visited by Israelis for shop-
ping, restaurants and leisure.
But for the past 15 months,
this has not been the case. This
visit was the first attempt to
return to the status quo ante.
Both Israelis and Palestini-
ans participating in the ven-
ture expressed their desire to
change the status quo perma-
nently by creating a Palestin-
ian state that would exist
alongside Israel in peace.
The venture was organized
by Hillel Baradin, a Jerusale-
mite of American origin who in
recent months has made sev-
eral attempts to reach a dia-
logue with Palestinians.
Last year, he captured head-
lines during his reserve service
in Ramallan, when he engaged
in a self-appointed peace mis-
sion. He almost reached an
agreement then with local inti-
fada leaders for a truce during
the term of his unit's service in
But local Israeli comman-
ders following his initiative
stopped it immediately, and
Baradin was sent to a military
jail for a few days.
Despite this unpleasant
experience, Baradin, 55, con-
tinues to seek channels to the
local population. After several
abortive attempts, this week-
end he scored total success:
Under the cover of complete
secrecy, he reached an agree-
ment with local leaders in Beit
Sahur, and 25 homes opened
their doors to Israelis.
Paradoxically, just as the
Beit Sahur experience was
proving a success, leaders of
the intifada were taking steps
to block a dialogue between
Palestinians and the authorit-
"Nationalist figures and
Continued on Page 16
Kosher Establishments in Palm Beach County
The Vaad Hakashrut of the Palm Beach County
Board of Rabbis certifies that the following local
establishments conform to the Jewish Dietary
laws and are Kosher:
Palm Beach Kosher Market
Chiffon Bakery
Morse Geriatric Center
King David Nursing Home
Beth Tikvah wing of Manor Care of Boynton Beach
Jewish Community Day School
Steve Greenseld Catering
Rabbi Alan L. Cohen
During their visit. Rabbi Shluker (far left) and Dr. Ariav (second
from right) interviewed a group of Hillel students. From left,
Beverly Rotman, Jonathan Melnicoff, Benjamin Cimerman,
Kari Ellison, Director of Regional Hillel groups.
Hold The Date
Community Holocaust Observance
"A New Generation Remembers"
Tuesday, May 2, 1989
7:30 P.M.
190 North County Road
Palm Beach
Sponsored by the
Holocaust Committee
of the
Community Relations Council
of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
For more information, contact Rabbi Alan Sherman,
The Jewish Federation, 832-2120
Hold The Date
"Jewish Meditation"
with the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Guest Speaker
Rabbi Shoni Labowitz
5:00 7:00 P.M.
The Biltmore
150 Bradley Place
Palm Beach
$10 per person R.S.V.P. by
5:00 P.M. Wine Cheese April 26. 1989
530 P.M. Program
For more information call Faye Nelson. Women s Division
Director. Jewish Federation. 8322120

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 7, 1989
Generational Ties
Is it possible that some American Jews do
not feel or acknowledge the tie that binds
them inexorably to their ethnic, religious and
cultural cousins in Israel?
It is apparently not only possible but proba-
ble, according to a new study released by the
American Jewish Committee.
Reportedly, 71 percent of Jewish Americans
(American Jews?) aged 55-to 64 feel that the
destruction of the State of Israel would be a
"great tragedy." Only 55 percent of those
under the age of 35 made that judgment.
Those who feel a "very close" attachment to
the Jewish state are measured at 25 percent
and 12 percent, according to those same age
The easy explanation, the one that history
cannot defy, is that those who lived through
the Holocaust, those who remember what
Mankind should never forget, are the same
with the gut bond to Israel.
Incredibly, the centrality of Israel has been
lost on a significant number of American Jews
who have neither learned nor been taught the
world's most important historical lesson.
While the political analysts mav suggest
that only the present government of the State
of Israel is the object of the lack of affection
and/or attachment, there is a far greater
message included in the numbers.
Jewish education is the top priority of this
community as determined by those who lead
the area agencies, synagogues and schools.
The AJCommittee study legitimizes that cer-
If we cannot and do not transfer the impor-
tance of the State of Israel to the next
generation; if we do not impress upon the next
generation of Jews the import of political
power and what can transpire when people
are powerless; if we do not imprint upon our
children and grandchildren the utmost
urgency of a safe and democratic state in the
muddle that is the Mideast, then Six Million
will have died for naught.
Yes, the AJCommittee study is awesome in
its frightening implication of what another 25
years might demonstrate vis-a-vis commit-
ment to Israel or its lack.
The lesson is a challenge, one that we dare
not ignore.
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Volume 15 Number 14
Public Integrity; Private Dissolution
The defeat of Sen. John
Tower's candidacy as secre-
tary of defense was described
by one commentator as "an
orgy of hypocritical puri-
There may well have been
hypocrisy at work in that real-
life melodrama, but I think
something more basic was also
Many Americans, I believe,
are seeking higher standards
of ethical behavior of their
public leaders. They are
becoming fed up with the cyni-
cal cultivation of public images
of apparent integrity by those
who live lives of private disso-
That is not as much puri-
tanism as it is a search for
authenticity, somebody who
really deserves your trust. In
many ways, it is a return to
moral codes or right and
wrong, truth-telling and basic
In Jewish tradition, those
who aspire to leadership were
expected to live voluntarily in
accordance with mishnat
hasidim, a higher, self-
imposed ethical code.
"Living inside the law" by
an inner moral code was not
only a question of free choice,
but a duty.
I see it also as an effort to re-
connect today's America with
a cult of public virtue which
dominated the American Re-
volution. Revolutionary thin-
kers insisted over and again
that "free government was in
large part a matter of virtue
and practical ethics."
And they held that mirror
up to the conscience of all
Americans, and not just their
Cynicism and Success;
Prime Minister's Solidarity Conference
The skeptics and cynics were
out in full force. It was going
to be a fiasco. They weren't
going to be manipulated by the
government. Nothing could
paper over the real differ-
We are referring, of course,
to the reaction by some in the
American Jewish community
following the announcement
by Israel several months ago
that it was planning to hold a
Prime Minister's Conference
on Jewish Solidarity with
Israel in Jerusalem.
For the 1,700 Jewish leaders
who refused to buy such cyni-
cism, however, it was quite an
experience. So many of us who
went to the conference have
been to Israel so many times.
But participation in this con-
ference had special meaning.
Its significance did not lie in
the specific, pragmatic, politi-
cal ramifications of world
Jewry rallying to Israel's side,
though that was surely a vital
aspect of the get-together. Nor
was it that Israel's top leader-
ship from both sides of the
political divide Shamir,
Peres, Rabin, Arens, Gur,'
Olmert actively participated
in and led the conference,
though that too was of
immense importance.
What really was at the heart
of the conference for many
who attended was a sense of
renewal as to what this whole
miraculous enterprise, known
as the State of Israel, is all
about. It was as if by stepping
in we were, for a change, able
to step back. Listening to
President Chaim Herzog at the
opening ceremonies, seeing
tens of Israeli youths carrying
torches at the closing ceremo-
nies, or hearing from the floor
of the plenum the words of
Claude Lanzmann comparing
the catastrophic powerless-
ness of the Jews in the Holo-
caust to the saving power of
the Jews in Israel all these
and many other images con-
jured up our history, the his-
tory of the Jewish people and
what the rebirth of Israel has
meant to a people who in 1945
were at the nadir.
Even for those most fortun-
ate of Diaspora Jewry, those
living in the United States, the
birth of Israel meant so much
and the conference reminded
us again. Today we hear much
in our own community hinting
at and sometimes even saying
directly that Israel may be
hurting us in America.
As we sat there in Jerusa-
lem, however, we saw more
clearly than ever the truth of
what the existence of Israel for
forty years has meant to the
Jews of America the hope,
the confidence, the security
that it gave us as Jews. It
reminded us that the history of
the Jewish people is not
today's headline or yesterday's
violence, though they are
important. It is again the story
of a unique people seeking to
fit its unique history into a
rapidly changing modern
We believe more than ever
that if the Jewish people,
wherever they are, are to
experience lives of fulfillment
and security in the years
ahead, there must be close ties
and involvement with the
State of Israel as the main
representation of our thou-
sands of years of existence.
We therefore left Jerusalem
rededicating ourselves in a
more profound way than we
anticipated. Not only will we
be calling upon American Jew-
ish solidarity with Israel for
critical political reasons. But
we also will call on Jews every-
where to involve themselves
on a far deeper level than ever
before, to experience the sense
of renewal with our people
through Israel that we experi-
enced directly in Jerusalem.
The real significance of the
Prime Minister's Conference
was that it was Jewish history
in the making.
Burton Levinson ie national chair-
man of the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'ritk; Abraham Foxman is
national director.
The article was prepared for the
April issue of the ADL Bulletin,
national publication of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai B'ritk.

Friday, April 7, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
IDF Running $330 Million Deficit
TEL AVIV (JTA) The Israel Defense Force has
accumulated a deficit of 580 million shekels (nearly $330
million) as a result of expenses related to controlling the
Palestinian uprising in the administered territories, accor-
ding to the Israeli daily newspaper Ha'aretz.
Quoting senior military sources, the paper reports that a
considerable percentage of the funds earmarked for devel-
oping alternatives to the costly Lavi fighter plane are being
used to cover day-to-day expenses.
The IDF will discuss the budgetary problems in a
long-range plan to be presented to Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin in early April, the paper said.
Nuns Aren't Leaving Convent
NEW YORK (JTA) Two delegations that visited the
Carmelite convent at Auschwitz recently saw a newly
erected 23-foot-high cross there and say it appears that the
nuns are not planning to leave, despite assurances from
Catholic officials to the contrary.
A French-Belgian delegation that included a Catholic
priest was stopped from entering the convent and a
petition from the group asking the nuns to leave was
The 10 or so nuns living in the convent have not moved,
despite an agreement signed by Catholic officials in Geneva
two years ago that pledged the convent would be relocated
by Feb. 22, 1989.
The failure to make good on that promise has soured
Catholic-Jewish relations worldwide. The presence of the
convent on the site where more than 2 million Jews were
murdered is deeply offensive to Jews, especially Holocaust
Italians Appeal For Vanunu
ROME (JTA) Over 300 Italian university professors
have signed an appeal on behalf of imprisoned Israeli
nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu.
The Rome daily II Messaggero said the appeal, also signed
by about 400 researchers, was similar to one signed earlier
by 27 scientists in various coutries.
It asks the Israeli authorities to "recognize that Morde-
chai Vanunu is a man of consolence, thrown into a profound
crisis by his role in a military program."
Vanunu was convicted by an Israeli court last March of
espionage and treason for leaking secrets about Israel's
nuclear program. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison,
though his crimes carried a maximum penalty of life
Reviving Jewish Life In USSR
The challenge facing the
Soviet Jewry movement now
is no longer emigration, but
rather to help revive Jewish
cultural and religious life in
the Soviet Union, the presi-
dent of the World Jewish Con-
gress said here.
Speaking at the annual con-
vention of the Rabbinical
Assembly, the organization of
Conservative rabbis, Edgar
Bronfman rejected the argu-
ment that all Jews must be
rescued from the Soviet Union
to prevent assumption.
"So they come to New York
and they are not going to
disappear as Jews?" he asked.
"It's nonsense."
His views appeared to differ
slightly with those of Sho-
shana Cardin, chairwoman of
the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry. Addressing the
assembly Sunday night, she
said Soviet Jews should be
given "the freedom of choice"
to settle where they like. How-
ever, she added, "we should
stress the benefits of settling
in Israel."
Bronfman said that many in
the Soviet Jewry movement
now share his view, because
the rate of Soviet Jews who do
not go to Israel has reached 90
"Of course we want them to
go to Israel," said Bronfman.
But he suggested that the rea-
son most decide not to do so is
because they lack Jewishness.
"The reason that most of
them want to leave is not for
religious purposes, it is to be
non-Jewish, not to be Jewish,"
Bronfman said. In addition,
because the Soviet Union has
painted a distorted picture of
Israel since 1967, most Soviet
Jews do not realize that Israel
has a Western-style economy,
he said.
Continued on Page 12
The Future Isn't What It Used To Be
And why is that? Because nothing else is what it used to be either. That's why!
Money is not what it used to be. Recently, we were told by a resident of our
community that he now spent annually for cigars what he thought would be an
excellent annual income at the time he was an undergraduate in college. So, for
him, money has no resemblance to what it used to be.
And, interest rates aren't what they used to be. And tomorrow, again, they
won't be what they used to be. Another acquaintance has now been waiting forty
years for interest to return to six percent. And, even the analysts were surprised
by this month's jump in the inflation rate.
There is much uneasiness. The Market can take a nose dive of fifty points in a
single day, and it has. We are told it goes down because the economy is too
"hot." It only seems to confirm the title of this column.
If money isn't what it used to be, and interest rates aren't what they used to
be, and the stock market is somewhat unpredictable, and inflation continues to
hound us, then in what direction are we to turn to find some degree of stability in
planning for the future?
One of those directions could be the Foundation of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County. The people there have experience in dealing with estates
and estate planning. They can help you bring some order to your thinking. You
will feel comfortable talking to them. Why don't you make a call today to talk
with our people. You are not making a commitment. You are undertaking an
You may find that it is one of the better calls you have made this season.
The Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
501 Flagler Drive, Suite 306
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(407) 832-2120
Edward Baker
Endowment Director
Erwin H. Blonder
Morris Rombro
Endowment Associate
French Purim Festivities End In Flames
PARIS (JTA) A brand
new synagogue crowded with
Purim worshippers was gutted
by a violent fire in the town of
Yerres, about 40 miles south-
west of Paris.
There were no casualties.
Police have not yet been able
to determine whether the fire
was accidental or criminal.
The fire broke out during the
Purim service, when about 60
worshippers packed the new
The flames came from the
old synagogue, adjacent to the
new building and now used for
administrative purposes.
Rabbi Jacques Hadjajj, who
was conducting the service,
said neither he nor anyone else
had seen or heard anything
that might lead them to believe
the fire was deliberately set.
The rabbi said the worship-
pers, who were gathered to
hear the reading of the Book of
Esther, left quietly and in an
ordered manner. Firefighters
and police arrived minutes
Yerres, a town of some
25,000 inhabitants, has a
Socialist mayor. The extreme
right-wing National Front did
not field any candidates during
the recent municipal elections.
Local Jews say the small
community has had no trouble
in the past.
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
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Report From The Territories: Mitterand To Meet With Arafat
Gaza Is Up In Flames Again continued from p&e 2
GAZA (JTA) We knew
they were waiting for us, and
yet we were surprised. One of
the least pleasant surprises
since the beginning of the inti-
There were four cars. Four
teams of journalists, driving
cars bearing yellow Israeli
license plates through Saladin
Street, the main approach to
It is a wide four-lane road
' leading from the outskirts of
the Palestinian city, through
the town, then further south
into the Gaza Strip.
We were driving behind a
local car, bearing the local blue
license plate, assuming that it
would protect us from stone-
But then the local car pulled
to a side street, and we were
alone four Israeli cars in a
totally empty street, with the
stores and the garages on both
sides of the road closed for a
general strike.
We saw it coming. Up three
cars ahead of us, gangs of
youngsters popped out of the
side streets and attacked the
cars with a barrage of stones.
Both sides of the road were
virtually packed with stone-
throwers a pre-planned
ambush. Never had I seen any-
thing like this in my many
visits to the administered ter-
There was no way to turn
back. Had we tried to turn
around, we would have been
sitting ducks for the stone-
throwers. There was only one
way: to try to get past the
attackers, and pray that the
reinforced car windows would
sustain the pounding stones.
They did not. The side win-
dows of two cars were
smashed to pieces. A rock mis-
sed the head of a TV photogra-
pher, and only because he was
holding the camera on his
Gaza is up in flames once
again, as in the early days of
the intifada. For much of the
last week, there have been
riots of an intensity not seen
since the Palestinian uprising
began more than 15 months
"But this is a false impres-
sion," says Brig. Zvi, Israel
Defense Force commander of
the Gaza region. "The tension
is merely a fact of an unfortun-
ate event."
The riots began after a clash
between soldiers and local resi-
dents on March 18. The con-
frontation claimed the lives of
three residents of Gaza's
Sheikh Radwan neighborhood.
A brother of one of those killed
was himself slain in a clash
with Israeli soldiers several
weeks before.
Recently, a third brother
came charging at an IDF
patrol, holding an ax in his
hand. The soldiers, acting in
self-defense, according to their
testimonies, fired at the attac-
ker, wounding him slightly in
the arm.
The original incident in
Sheikh Radwan was unfortun-
ate because of the relatively
high number of casualties (10
wounded) and rumors
strongly denied by the army
that the soldiers chased rioters
into a local mosque, offending
Moslem sensibilities.
Sheikh Radwan, a relatively
modern area with some 17,000
inhabitants, looked like a bat-
tleground. Despite the curfew
imposed on the neighborhood,
large crowds took to the
streets, throwing stones, bot-
tles, iron bars and whatever
heavy objects they could find
at Israeli patrols.
They did not seem to be
afraid of anything. Said one
veteran Israeli journalist:
"This is the power of despair.
"A few months ago, when
Yasir Arafat declared the
Palestinian state, they thought
a state was just around the
corner. Now even Palestinian
leaders are talking of a state in
terms of years. They simply
cannot wait any longer for us
to leave."
Continued on Page 15
die East peace process.
The French Embassy in
Washington reportedly has
been instructed to report all
available details of any Shamir
be the growing sentiment in Roland Dumas. This meeting
the 12-nation European Com- which took place inside the
munity, which Mitterrand will European Parliament build-
preside over, beginning July 1. ing, was considered by the
French government as extrat-
But Jewish organizations in erritorial.
France dan to stage demon-
peace plan at the earliest possi- A^a-unst Arafat's visit Arafat's forthcoming meet-
and to lobby the government ing with Mitterrand in France
up until the last minute to is therefore seen as a major
cancel the meeting. breakthrough by the Palestini-
ans. They hope it will further
, ... improve their relations with
Arafat already has visited the European Community and
rwt West European capit; Js, inf|uence America's own atti-
ble date.
The announcement comes as
a blow to Israeli diplomacy
following recent trips to
France by Shamir and Israeli
Foreign Minister Moshe
Arens. Both Shamir and Arens
pleaded against a meeting
most West European capitals,
but both Mitterrand and Brit-
with Arafat^ saying this would jsh Prim\Ministe;aMXRred
h* ,m,nt.rnrftH,>,tivP to the Thatcher have so far refused
to receive the PLO leader or
even meet with him abroad.
be counterproductive to the
peace process.
Mitterrand reportedly
decided to make his decision
known before Shamir's visit to
America, in order to clearly
indicate that, in his eyes, Ara-
fat and the PLO are the most
suitable negotiators in any
peace process. That appears to
Arafat visited France last
September, when he
addressed Socialist delegates
to the European Parliament in
Strasbourg and met there with
French Foreign Minister
on tne eve of Bush's
meetings with Shamir.
Both Spain and Italy wel-
comed Mitterrand's decision
according to their national
radios. Greece, also a Euro-
pean Community member, has
been openly lobbying for a
meeting between Arafat and
the 12 European heads of*
r ^ T Ivrr r* ri fl T

Continued from Page 1
tions. Some of the more promi-
nent leaders of the factions of
the PLO have construed what
happened in Algiers and
Stockholm in a radically differ-
ent fashion from the interpret-
ation given by Arafat. Even
Arafat has given contradictory
versions of what he purported
to be doing in Algiers and
LOOKING at the study's
text, Baum concluded, "you
see there are some reasons to
remain concerned about what
in fact has been done."
Baum does agree with the
Jaffee Center's conclusion that
there would have to be a "very
long transition period ... 10 to
15 years during which confi-
dence building measures are
But that is problematic,
Baum explained: "No Palestin-
ian is willing to wait ten
The Camp David Accords
contemplated waiting a maxi-
mum of five years and the
Arabs were unwilling to accept
that, Baum said. And the Mid-
dle East peace proposal made
by former Secretary of State
George Shultz called for an
even shorter transition period.
On a more optimistic note,
Baum said the AJCongress is
testing the waters of other
Jewish organizations to see if
there is support for a one year
waiver which is allowed by
law of the Jackson-Vanik
amendment which linked the
"most favored nation" trade
status between the Soviet
Union and the U.S. to the
Soviet emigration policies.
AJCongress has been trying
to persuade other organiza-
tions such as the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jews and the
National Jewish Community
Relations Advisory Council
(NJCRAC) to support the
waiver of the amendment.
"It's a radical change from
Lucerne Volunteers
For Special Olympics
For the third consecutive year Lucerne Lakes Lodge #8182 of
B'nai B'rith recently volunteered to assist in the Special
Olympics Project of Palm Beach County. Organized by Len Turk,
Chairman of Community Volunteer Service, an enthusiastic
group of lodge members donned special Olympic volunteer shirts
and pitched in to help handicapped youngsters in various
activities to compete with one another. Among their "duties" at
Santa Lucces High School in Lantana, where this annual
program is held, were hugging, cheering, directing and encoura-
ging the young people in track and field, softball throw,
equestrian events, traffic control and athletic registration. This
community experience is not only meaningful for the Special
Olympians, it is also rewarding for those that give of themselves
as B'nai B'rith Volunteers.
Shown in the photo are Lucerne Lake Lodge Volunteers (left to
right) Lester Stein, Harvey Kessel, Murray Goldner, Len Turk,
Charles Carasik (top center) Max Brock (top right). Also shown
are some of the Special Olympic contestants.) Not shown in photo
are Arthur Rappeport and Irving Sack.
t r
Friday, April 7, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
the prior position of the Jewish
community," Baum conceded, A ,C/pffp FmWWi Plirim
terming the changes in Soviet ^* 0/f?#M? r I Ulll Ul Ml
emigration policy "substantial
and real."
THE waiver of the trade
restrictions could be
announced at any time by
President George Bush and
there would be a mandatory
review after one year. The
latter measures which would
serve as leverage in case the
Soviet again shifted its pol-
"It's value is primarily sym-
bolic," Baum said. "It would
give the Soviet Union the same
trade relationship as many
nations have."
Baum said he wants the
effort to remove the trade
restriction to be a particularly
Jewish initiative.
"The Jackson-Vanik amend-
ment is conceived as having a
carrot and a stick. We've used
the stick but never held out a
carrot. The carrot will be
removing the restrictions."
Brandie Feuer and her brother, Aaron, in costume at the Temple
Beth David Purim Extravaganza on March 20, in Palm Beach
Gardens. Festivities included the traditional reading of the
Magillah (the Scroll of Esther), hamantashen treats and a special
magic show by Gary Goodman, master illusionist.
A Palestinian Diaspora?
Diaspora is a word origin-
'ally used to describe thou-
sands of Jews who were forced
to leave their homeland after
the Babylonian exile and were
scattered around the world
and resettled outside of Israel.
The term has been adopted by
Arab propagandists to make
the analogy that Palestinians
living outside their homeland
are oppressed and made home-
less by the Jews, now the
alleged oppressors.
The political issue concerns
the extent to which Palestini-
ans in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip should be allowed to gov-
ern themselves.
The Palestinians have tried
to recast the issue using
Zionist terminology by
asserting that they have been
dispersed and must be allowed
to return to their homes. The
notion of a Palestinian 'dias-
pora,' however, is contradicted
by the demographic facts.
The Palestinian
demand for the "right
of return" is totally
unrealistic and would
have to be solved by
means of financial
compensation and
The majority of Palestinians
settled within what they define
as Palestine: Israel, Jordan,
the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
About 72 percent of the
world's Palestinians live in
what was historically Pales-
tine. More than two-thirds of
the Palestinians living outside
historic Palestine have settled
among their brethren in Arab
countries. That being the case,
it is fallacious to compare
Palestinians with the scattered
Diaspora Jews who were
forced to leave their homes
and settled in unfamiliar lands
where they were complete
strangers, always at the mercy
of other nations.
Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak has said the Palestin-
ian demand for the "right of
return" is totally unrealistic,
and would have to be solved by
means of financial compensa-
tion and resettlement in Arab
countries. He said the super-
powers and the Arab world
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Seated (l-r): Muriel Schwartz, Sylvia Horowitz, Shirley
Gannet, Wynnie Suss. Standing (l-r): Sam Schwartz, Joe
Horowitz, Millie Gordon, Sam Gordon.
Harold and Doris Stein, Marvin and Blossom Fishman,
Charlotte and Maurice Belsky.
Eastpointe Gala
The Eastpointe Gala Dinner
Dance was held on Thursday,
March 28 during the final
months of the 1989 Jewish
Federation/UJA Campaign.
Eastpointe residents enjoyed
cocktails, dinner and music
provided by Paul Farmer
and his Orchestra at the
Jupiter Beach Hilton. Pic-
tured at left are Alvin and
Pearl Schottenfeld, Co-
Chairs, Perle and Monroe
Potash, Chairs, Elaine and
David Ginsberg, Co-Chairs.
George Sadowsky, Sylvia Greene, Howard Greene, Ruth
Sadowsky, Bea and Allan Danziger.
Harvey and Rachel Ruggt,
Irene and William Lazaru
Lou and Gertrude Goldstein, Rosalyn and Jules Werner,
Anne and Bob Eckstein.
Justin and Joyce Oppenhei*
Helaine and Joey Charles M
Abe and Rita Perl-man, Lois and Allan Kniznick, Violet
and Bemie Evans.

Sidney and Hannah Schwartz, Ruth and Charles Harry and Barbara Herzog.

Friday, April 7, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
u Dinner Dance
Rabbi Kalman and Carol Levitan, Pearl and Seymour Liberman,
Rhoda and Martin Kane.
Lester and Helen Sodowick, Al and Fran Newman, Phyllis and
Gerald Goodman.
Lucille Feuerstein, Millie Gordon, Sam Gordon, Helen and
Everett RosenthaL
Dr. Kurt and Muriel Zeltmacher, Richard and Esther
Fierstein, Esther and Morrie Rapoport.
Perle Potash, Pat and Edwin Statter, Bert and Joanne
Carr, Jeanne and Peter Million.
Carl and Anneliese Krasny, Leonard and Sylvia Mandel,
Arlene and BUI Myer.
Harry Diner, Arlene and BUI Myer.
Sol and Irene Feldman, Sally and Ernest Pinter.
Arthur Grains, Ruth Plotniek, Surnner and Patty Stroy-
man, Lee and Sidney Feinstein.

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 7, 1989
Banyan Country Club Holds First Annual Federation Day
Members of Banyan Country Club in West Palm Beach, participated in the
first annual Federation Day, Friday, March 2k at the Club. The last in a series
of highly successful events, friends and neighbors enjoyed a golf tournament,
prizes, and raffles while showing their support to the 1989 Jewish Federation/
UJA Campaign. Sitting (l-r) Dorothy Adler, Co-Chair, Jane Weinstein.
Standing (l-r) Milton Shapiro, Chairman, Viola Holtz, Marvin Rosen, V.P.
Jewish Federation, Florence Geller, Alec Flamm, Golf Coordinator, Arnold
Grandberg, Raffle Chair, Irving Baron, Tournament Chair, Mel Weinstein,
House Committee Coordinator and Raffle Chair.
Sitting (l-r) Marie Levy, Bert Freedman, Blanche Graubard. Standing (l-r)
Milton Freedman, Gloria Miller, Ralph Reynolds, Selma Berne, Carole Bloom,
Sy Graubard.
Sitting (l-r): Bud Noll, Sidney Kriser, Florence Gavin, Pooch
Nusbaum, Daurine Noll. Standing (l-r): Irv Kaufman, Julian
(L-r) Dorothy Rabkin, Jack Rabkin, David Leibow-
itt, Babs Leibowitt.
Carole and Jack Bloom.
(L-r) Milt Shapiro, Marvin Rosen, Lynne Stolzer,
Campaign Director, Arnold Grandberg.
(L-r) William Mazer, Jean Jacobson, Eugene Jacobson, Helen
Sitting (l-r) Richard Lerner, Ruthe Lerner, Sylvia
Beckerman. Standing (l-r) Ralph Hodgenson, First
National Bank in Palm Beach, George Beckerman.
Sitting (l-r) Charlie Jacobson, Cheiko Morell, Helen Leventhal.
Standing (l-r) Kate Zeldin, Larry Zeldin, Lilly Lipschutz,
Harry Leventhal.
Sitting (l-r) Bud Fuhrman, June Fuhrman, David Leibowitt.
Standing (l-r) Gloria Fryer, Dave Fermon, Babs Leibowitt.

Friday, April 7, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Unity Government Backed By Solidarity Conference
The Prime Minister's Con-
ference on Jewish Solidarity
With Israel closed here with
the adoption of a broad final
statement backing the unity
government "in its efforts to
achieve peace and security
with its neighbors."
The 144-word document,
titled "The Jerusalem Declara-
tion on Jewish Solidarity With
Israel," was read by Morde-
chai Gur of Labor, a Cabinet
minister without portfolio, at
closing ceremonies at the
Western Wall.
The declaration had been
approved earlier in the day by
a voice vote, after it was read
to the morning plenary session
by Shoshana Cardin, chair-
woman of the National Confer-
ence on Soviet Jewry.
"I think it is written well
enough to satisfy all those who
came here, who have di-
vergent points of view," said
Ernest Michel, executive dir-
ector of the UJA-Federation of
New York.
Michel said the statement of
support for the government
does not give it a, carte
"I don't think it talks in any
way about a certain policy," he
said. "It simply supports the
desire of the government of
Israel to arrive at peace."
'Not Engaged In Specifics'
Seymour Reich, chairman of
the Conference of Presidents
of Major American Jewish
Organizations, agreed on the
general nature of the state-
"I think it's clear, by the
conveners of this conference
and the participants,
that we're not engaged in spe-
cifics," he said. "That's for the
government to decide."
"This conference was not
asked about the PLO, or bor-
ders, or anything alse," he
"We came to Jerusalem to
demonstrate our solidarity
with this government, to indi-
cate to the world that we had
confidence that the govern-
ment would be speaking on
behalf of the people of Israel."
Cardin, who helped write the
declaration, said that the sent-
ence supporting the Israeli
government was "the key
phrase of the document. All of
us there wasn't a single
dissenting opinion all of us
felt that we had to support the
national unity government and
we had to say that we were
supporting the national unity
The 14-member drafting
committee was made up of
Diaspora leaders from seven
countries. It included the
chairpersons of the plenary
sessions and some invited
Cardin said the group sat
from 11 p.m. until 1:30 a.m.,
"reading and re-reading it
Declaration On Jewish Solidarity
JERUSALEM (JTA) Following is the text of the
Jerusalem Declaration on Jewish Solidarity in Israel
adopted at the prime minister's solidarity conference here.
"We, the representatives of world Jewry, assembled
here in Jerusalem, the eternal and undivided capital of
Israel, affirm our solidarity with the State and people of
"We support Israel's deep yearning in its 40-year quest
for a just and lasting peace.
"We are united in our commitment to Israel's continuing
"We are unified by our common heritage, the moral
values that flow from it and our love of Israel, which
transcends the diversity of our views.
"We are proud of Israel adherence to its principles of
democracy, justice and freedom.
"Linked by our common history and shared destiny, we
support the democratically elected Government of National
Unity in its efforts to achieve peace and security with its
"In fulfillment of the Zionist dream and responsive to the
prophetic vision, 'May peace reign in your walls and within
your gates harmony.' "____________
until all the points were cov-
Said Reich, "I think the re-
solution encompasses the
spirit of this conference: soli-
darity and unity, and to give
this democratically elected
government of Israel an oppor-
tunity to find peace."
'A Grave Disserve'
But in one of the first re-
actions to the declaration, a
longtime critic of the Ameri-
can Jewish leadership said the
solidarity conference had done
"a grave disservice to the Jew-
ish people and to Israel."
Michael Lerner, editor of
Tikkun magazine, said in a
statement that the net effect
of the declaration was "to con-
vey the wrong message at the
wrong time.
"Precisely when the Israeli
people needed to hear an un-
equivocal statement from
American Jewry that Shamir
must change his position and
begin to negotiate, the Israelis
were told that American Jews
are not really so upset at all,"
Lerner said.
"This is a straightforward
lie," he said. "Very large num-
bers of American Jews are not
willing to stand with the prime
minister, even though they
continue to support the State
of Israel."
On the other hand, Arden
Shenker, chair of the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council, argued that
the conference is "the most
eloquent expression of our
people's unbreakable solidar-
ity with and profound commit-
ment to the security of the
State of Israel."
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Continued from Page 7
would have to bear the cost of
solving the refugee problem.
He is right.
Gaza Strip
West Bank
Saudi Arabia
United States
Hutoricml Paleti:
ToUl Pf Uti 3,f
It's been an honor
and a pleasure
for generations.
nasb tto
Nuar Eat Rtport

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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title HI 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, April 7 Rabbi
Stephen Weinberg Sabbath
Monday, April 10 Fred
Bauman Bingo
Tuesday, April 11 Bar-
bara Miller "General Nursing
Wednesday, April 12 -
Helen Gold, Nutritionist
Thursday, April 13 Trudi
Nemhauser Humorist "Just
Friday, April 14 Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum Sabbath
Services The Cantor with a
The JCC Senior programs
will be closed the first two
days and last two days of
Passover April 20, 21, 26 and
27. All meals served during the
week and delivered to our
homebound will be Kosher for
passover. Happy Holiday to
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.
Adult Education Classes
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter is proud to offer classes
provided by Palm Beach Com-
munity College and Palm
Beach County School Board
Adult Education. Fees are
required for these classes
along with registration. Call
Louise at 689-6332 for infor-
Joys of Yiddish Join the
many who enjoy a bit of yid-
dishkeit and humor every Mon-
day morning at 10 a.m. at the
JCC. Co-Group Coordinators
are Pauline Cohen and David
Sandier. Presenters: Leo
Treem, David Sandier, Pauline
Cohen, Dori Dasher and
Timely Topics: Ongoing
Mondays, following lunch at
JCC. Time: Program at starts
at 2. A stimulating group dis-
cussing an exciting variety
of topics including current
events. Please call 689-6332.
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.
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 478-9397 or Evelyn
686-6724 for reservations.
Various tours are being
planned. Call Louise at 689-
6332 for information.
"Passions" by Isaac
Bachevis Singer will be
reviewed on Thursday, April 6,
at 1:30. Reviewer Carl Martin,
formerly of St. Louis radio and
TV fame, emcee of the annual
P.B. Senior Festival, modera-
tor for Senior Smarts play-
offs, as well as the JCC Timely
Topics current events program
has returned. Everyone is
invited. Fee. $1. Location JCC
Senior Center. Call 689-6332
for information.
Relax at the Lido Spa on
April 9-12. Includes three
meals daily and entertain-
ment. Call Sabina at 683-0852.
Meeting Friday, April 14 at
1:30 p.m. at the JCC Senior
Center. All are welcome. A
fast-paced activity designed to
challenge and stimulate. Call
Ellie at 689-6332 for informa-
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter provides by appointment:
Health Insurance Assistance
with Edie Reiter; Legal Aid by
Palm Beach County Legal Aid
Society; Home Financial Man-
agement with Herb Kirsch;
Need help with your Income
Tax Return? Herb Kirsch will
be here Wednesday mornings
from 9 a.m. to noon. Call
Louise at 689-6332 for infor-
mation and appointment.
"Hi-Neighbor," the very
special JCC Mitzvah Corps is a
group of persons reaching out
keeping in touch with our
homebound and others in
need. Join this dedicated
group of persons who enjoy
doing Mitzvahs. Call Ellie
Newcorn at 689-6332.
Volunteers Needed: Tele-
phone receptionists. Grand-
mas and Grandpas wanted
pre-school classroom aides for
two to four year olds. Creativ-
ity Crafts assistant for pre-
school. Yiddish instructor. Call
Ellen at 689-7700.
A consortium program with
Jewish Family and Children's
Services. Persons interested in
being trained to work in a new
Alzheimer's program a few
hours a week at $4 per hour.
Call Barbara at JFCS 684-
The JCC will be providing a
variety of classes and pro-
grams at Congregation Beth
Kodesh along with the daily
hot Kosher lunch program.
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
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Saturday, April 8,9 p.m.-l a.m. Join with the Boca JCC
for an April Dance at the Sheraton of Boca (one block
so. of 1-95 & Glades Rd.). D.J., cash bar and hors
d'oeuvres. Jackets required for men. Cost: JCC mem-
bers $7; non members $8.
Tuesday, April 11, 8 p.m. Let's meet for Open Mike
Night in the lobby of the Comedy Corner (2000 So.
Dixie Hwy.) for an evening of laughter. Cost: Special
Deal $10 includes admission fee, two drinks, popcorn
and nachos. RSVP by April 9, to get this price.
Sunday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. The JCC and the Interstate
Jewish Singles cordially invite singles in this age group
to a Big Bash at Club 10 in the Airport Hilton Hotel
(Southern Blvd., west of 1-95). D.J., hors d'oeuvres and
cash bar for your pleasure. Cost: $5 per person.
Monday, April 10, 7:40 p.m. Stimulating discussion
entitled "Healing Old Family Patterns That Keep Us
In Self-Destructive Relations" at the JCC pre-school
(45 St. & Military Tr. in the Southwind Shopping
Plaza). Discussion will be led by Loli Cooper. All are
invited to attend. Cost: $3.50. Babysitting available
upon request prior to program.
Sunday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. Meet at Bobby Rubino's at
the Sheraton Hotel (Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., just west
of 1-95) for an evening of dining and dancing. Please
reserve by April 8, so seating together can be
arranged. Cost: Your own fare plus tip.
Monday, April 10, 8 p.m. Single Pursuits Culture Club
will meet to plan upcoming cultural events. Please join
us with your suggestions and ideas. Refreshments
WEDNESDAY, April 12, 7:30 p.m. Join us for a
stimulating evening of discussion at a member's home.
Space is limited and reservations in advance are a
must. Cost: JCC members $1; non members $2.
Thursday, April 13,1:30 p.m. A wonderful afternoon of
entertainment featuring the Merry Minstrals at the
new JCC Sr. & Social Center, 5029 Okeechobee Blvd.
in the Village Market Place. Refreshments included.
All singles are welcome.
For more information please call the JCC, 689-7700.
Reviving Jewish Life In The USSR
Continued from Page 5
The WJC leader also said he
would like an end of the prob-
lem of Jewish refugees in
Rome waiting to enter the
United States.
He said he would like to see
Jews who want to go to Israel
get visas directly from an
Israeli Consulate in Moscow
and those who want to go to
the United States or other
countries get their visas from
those nations' embassies in
He suggested that many of
those who have to wait for
long periods to gain admission
to the United States will
decide instead to go to Israel.
"We don't want them to go
to Rome," Bronfman said. "Do
you realize that we are build-
ing a D. P. camp in Rome in the
year 1989?"
He said that as a result of
the U.S. decision to be more
selective about granting refu-
gee status to Soviet Jews,
some 7,000 Jewish emigrants
are currently waiting in Rome,
and there may be as many as
25,000 by the end of the year.
"Shame on us, shame on
them," he said. "It is not digni-
fied any longer for a Jew to be
a refugee. It is not tenable
anymore for people to say they
are afraid of life and limb in
the Soviet Union, because it is
not really true."
Bronfman said that if Jewish
life becomes more viable in the
Soviet Union, many Jews will
want to remain there.
But since age-old anti-
Semitism will likely continue
to exist in the Soviet Union,
many others will want to
leave. They will be more likely
to do so if they have had the
Jewish education denied
Soviet jews for the last 70
years, he said.
Bronfman said that the cul-
tural centers that the Soviet
Continued on Page 13
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The next meeting will take
place at the American Savings
Bank on Thursday, April 13 at
12:30 p.m.
The guest speaker will be
Joyce Levitt, Director of Ger-
entology at the King David
Nursing Center. Her topic will
be "Drug Dependency" She
will discuss Senior Citizens
Abuse and Use of Both Pre-
scribed and Over the Counter
Chai Chapter of Lake
Worth will hold a general
membership meeting in the
social hall of the Challenger
Country Club at noon, Thurs-
day, April 13. There will be
entertainment by the Fabulous
Musical Team of Donna and
Mann. Refreshments will be
bagels and ..
Cypress Lakes Leisureville
Chapter invites you to attend
its installation of Officers and
general membership meeting
Tuesday, May 2, 12:30 p.m. at
American Savings & Loan,
West Gate, Century Village,
West Palm Beach. Installing
officer will be Claire Braun of
Florida Atlantic Region of
Hadassah. A speical luncheon
will be served.
Shalom W. Palm Beach will
meet on Wed., April 12
(charge of date due Passover
holiday), noon, at Congrega-
tion Anshei Sholom, Century
Village. The program will be
"Maintaining a Positive
Approach to Life."
April 13, luncheon for the
benefit of Hadassah Israel
Education Services, at the
Sheraton, Palm Lakes Blvd.,
fashion show by Lise Ltd.
Tikvah West Palm Beach
Chapter will meet April 17 at
Congregation Anshei Sholom
at 12:30 p.m. Coffee and cake
will be served. Dorothy Surt-
chin will present a Passover
Plan on attending a Thurs-
day Matinee, June 29, and see
"Broadway Bound" at the
Royal Palm Theatre in Boca
Wellington Chapter is look-
ing for a special women, and
that woman is "you." Join
them for a wonderful get-
together on Wednesday even-
ing, April 12, 7:50 p.m. at
Temple Beth Torah, 900 Big
Blue Trace, Wellington. There
will be entertainment, refresh-
ments and more.
Sunday, April 9, 1989
MOSAIC 11 a.m. WPTV Channel 5, with host
Barbara Gordon Green. Special feature on the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center, a beneficiary agency of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County.
L'CHAYIM 7:30 a.m. WPBR 1340 AM with host
Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish Listener's Digest, a
radio magazine.
PAGE ONE 8 a.m. WPBR 1340 AM A weekly review
of news and issues pertinent to the Jewish community.
SHALOM 9 a.m. WFLX Channel 29, with host
Richard Peritz. Interviews with local and national figures
focusing on Jewish issues.
THE RABBI LEON FINK SHOW 2 p.m.-5 p.m. -
WPBR 1340 AM, with host Rabbi Leon Fink. A Jewish talk
show that features weekly guests and call-in discussions.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Friday, April 7 Hadassah, Florida-Atlantic Region,
Saturday, April 8 Temple Beth Torah Sisterhood,
Dinner/Dance Women's American ORT West
Palm Beach, Boat Ride Women's American ORT,
Palm Beach 5th Annual Donor Dinner, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 9 Congregation Aitz Chaim Sisterhood,
Mini Lunch/Card Party, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, April 10 Women's American ORT Foun-
tains, board, 9:30 a.m. Women's American ORT
Palm Beach, Installation/Card Party.
Tuesday, April 11 Federation, Leadership Develop-
ment Committee, 7:30 p.m. Hadassah Henrietta
Szold, board, 1 p.m. Congregation Anshei Sholom
Sisterhood, 1 p.m. Temple Beth Torah Sisterhood, 8
p.m. Yiddish Culture Group Century Village, 10
a.m. American Jewish Congress, board, 1 p.m.
Temple Beth El, Study Group, noon Women's
American ORT West Palm Beach, 12:30 p.m.
Na'Amat USA Theodore Herzl, board, 10 a.m.
B'nai B'rith Century, 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth
Zion, Executive Board, 8 p.m. Hadassah Lee
Vassil, board.
Wednesday, April 12 Lake Worth Jewish Center
Sisterhood, 12:30 p.m. National Council of Jewish
Women Palm Beach, 9:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith -
Yachad, 7:30 p.m. Hadassah Shalom, board, 1
p.m. Holocaust Survivors of the Palm Beaches,
board, 2:30 p.m. Federation, CLAL Program, 4-6
p.m.; 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 13 Temple Beth David Sisterhood,
board, 8 p.m. National Council of Jewish Women
Palm Beach, Readers Group, 10 a.m. Hadassah
Z'Hava, 1 p.m. American Jewish Congress, 12:30
p.m. Na'amat USA Palm Beach Council, 10 a.m.
Hadassah Bat Gurion, board and regular meeting
9 a.m. National Council of Jewish Women Flagler
Evening, Fundraiser B'nai B'rith Women
Masada, 1 p.m. Federation, CLAL Program, 8-10
a.m.; 12-2 p.m.; 4-6 p.m.; 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jewish
Federation, Jewish Agency Committee Meeting,
7:30 p.m.
For more information coil the Jewish Federation, 832-2120.
Jewish Life
Continued from Page 12
Union has agreed to open,
through negotiations with the
WJC, can be the vehicle "to
teach people the pride, the
tradition of our people."
One center has recently
opened in Moscow, and others
are scheduled to open in Lenin-
grad, Kiev, Lvov and Vilnius.
"Our challenge is to make
those cultural centers
vibrant," Bronfman said.
He said they will need
rabbis, teachers and lecturers
from the West and Israel to
teach Hebrew and Jewish tra-
dition. Money is needed for
teaching equipment and librar-
ies to attract Jews to the
Bronfman urged the some
600 rabbis and others attend-
ing the convention and others
to join the effort.
"Take this opportunity seri-
ously, because if not, in 10
years we'll kick ourselves," he
said. He praised Soviet Presi-
dent Mikhail Gorbachev for
opening a window to allow
Jewish cultural life. But he
added, "I don't know how long
this window will be open.
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Religious Directory
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Joel Chazin. Cantor Abraham Koster. Daily, 8:30 a.m. Sabbath
services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday night 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Boulevard,
West Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser!
Daily services 8 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 9
a.m. For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
Road, Lake Worth. Phone 967-3600. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin.
Cantor Abraham Mehler. Services Friday 8 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.
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.
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 Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Vero Beach 32960. Mailing
address: P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Jay
R. Davis. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Phone 793-2700. Friday services 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10 a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone
Sisterhood will meet Thurs-
day, April 13, 7:30 p.m. for the
election of officers. The high-
light of the evening will be a
Beauty Make-Over and Spring
preview of make-up and hair
styles by Melanie Mandile of
Goldfingers Nail and Facial
Salon and Shannon and Kim of
One Cut.
A USY organizational meet-
ing has been scheduled for
noon on Sunday, April 9, at
Ninth, tenth, eleventh and
twelfth graders are invited to
join Ken Huntman, Temple's
youth adviser, and to exchange
ideas at this important plan-
ning meeting. A pizza lunch
will be served.
For further information
regarding the meeting, or
other activities in Temple Beth
David's youth program, call
the Temple office.
Come one come all to an
evening of Jewish music at
Temple Friday, April 7. Dr.
David Prensky will speak on
Jewish composers and Jewish
influences in music. Cantor
Norman Brody and the Temple
adult choir will illustrate musi-
cally Dr. Prensky's discussion.
Please join the congregation at
8:15 p.m. followed by an Oneg
Shabbat, Friday, April 7.
On Friday evening, April 7,
at 8 p.m. Temple Shabbat ser-
vice will be conducted by Rabbi
Howard Shapiro. This will be
family night. All 5th graders
will present a pre-Passover
program. Brian Ravitzky will
chant the kiddush in honor of
his up-coming Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday morning. On Satur-
day at 10:30 Brian Ravitzky,
son of Nancy Ravitzky, will
celebrate his Bar Mitzvah. He
will be twinned with David
Kuravsky of Moscow, Soviet
ASCHER, Samuel, 74, of Delray
Beach. Beth-Israel Rubin Memorial
Chapel, Delray Beach.
FISH, Sylvia, 74, of Century Village,
West Palm Beach, Levitt-Weinstein
Memorial Chapel, West Palm
FOX, Sidney, 78, of West Palm Beach.
Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
GINSBERG, Ada, 68, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
KATZ, Lottie, 82, of Century Village,
West Palm Beach.
KREVER, Dorothy, 65, of North Palm
Beach. Burial in Toronto, Ontario.
MARCUS, Fay, of West Palm Beach.
Levitt-Weinstein Guaranteed
Security Plan, West Palm Beach.
MORRIS, Mirium, 67, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
PLAKSIN, Louis, 73, of Delray
Beach. Beth-Israel-Rubin Memorial
Chapel, Delray Beach.
STERN, Ivan G., 77, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
WALLACE, Marria, 66, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guar-
anteed Security Plan, West Palm
ZWEIG, Barnet, 86, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
Two Sabbath services are
planned at Temple on Friday,
April 7. Experiential Shabbat
will begin at 7 p.m. in Meyer
Hall. A formal service will
begin at 8 p.m. in the Bakst
Family Chapel.
At the Experiential Shabbat,
families bring their own dinner
and sit at round tables sharing
the special feeling of Shabbat
in an intergenerational atmos-
phere. The Temple's third
graders will participate in a
Kabbalat Shabbat ceremony.
A creative crafts project and a
thinking and feeling session is
included in the evening. Rabbi
Joel Levine and Cantor Anne
Newman will officiate.
For those desiring a formal
service, Dave Silverman will
conduct a service and lecture
in the Bakst Family Chapel.
Members of the congregation
will participate in leading the
liturgical and musical portion
of the prayers.
At 9 p.m. following both
services, the Temple's Sister-
hood will sponsor a joint oneg
Synopsis Of
The Weekly Torah Portion
. "And if her means suffice not for a lamb, then
she shall take two turtledoves, or two young
(Lev. 12.8).
TAZRIA Cleanliness and uncleanliness are
further defined, here in relation to childbirth and
leprosy. "If a woman be delivered, and bear a
man-child, then she shall be unclean seven days. .
And she shall continue in the blood of purification
three and thirty days But if she bear a
maid-child, then she shall be unclean two weeks
.. and she shall continue in the blood of purifica-
tion threescore and six days. And when the days of
her purification are fulfilled ... she shall bring a
lamb of the first year for a burnt-offering, and a young pigeon, or
a tutle-dove, for a sin-offering, unto the door of the tent of
meeting, unto the priest" (Leviticus 12.2-6). Suspected lepers are
to be brought to the priest, who quarantines the case for seven
days. A careful description of the varieties of leprosy is followed
by rules for the leper's identification and isolation. "And the leper
in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and the hair of his
head shall go loose, and he shall cover his upper lip, and shall cry:
'Unclean, unclean." All the days wherein the plague is in him he
shall be unclean; he is unclean; he shall dwell alone; without the
camp shall his dwelling be" (Leviticus 13.U5-U6).
(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) 246-6911.)
Nathan Belth Dies At 80
Nathan Belth, author, former
executive director of the
Hebrew Free Loan Society
and for 25 years the national
public relations director of the
Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith, died here on
March 3 at the age of 80.
Among Belth's works was
"A Promise To Keep: A Narra-
tive of the American Encoun-
ter with Anti-Semitism," pub-
lished in 1979.
With the late Benjamin
Epstein, former national direc-
tor of the ADL, he studied the
problem of anti-Semitism in
post-World War II Germany
and together they wrote the
study "Nine Years Later."
He was the author of "Barri-
ers Patterns of Discrimina-
tion Against Jews," and was
editor of the book "Fighting
for America."
Together with Dr. Otto
Frank, Belth co-authored
"Has Germany Forgotten
Anne Frank?" an article which
appeared in Coronet Maga-
A graduate of New York
University, Belth began his
early career as a sports writer
with the New York Daily Mir-
ror and with the Brooklyn
Eagle, where he worked as
night editor.

JDC Volunteer Brings Innovation
To Moroccan Community
Friday, April 7, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Israel Fights Soviet "Dropouts"
The JDC-Jewish Service
Corps was established several
years ago with the goal of
recruiting and placing quali-
fied volunteer professionals
finding "the special person" in
one community to fill the spe-
cific needs of another commun-
ity. These volunteers live and
work in the country where
their particular talents are
most useful.
This year, Robin Newberger,
a 23 year old Columbia Univer-
sity graduate from Chicago is
working with members of the
Moroccan Jewish community
to improve the quality of their
Newberger works at the old
age home in Casablanca, which
cares for 115 well and infirm
elderly residents, and at the
DEJJ (Department de' Educa-
tif del la Jeunesse Juive) youth
centers, which operate after-
school, Shabbat, and Sunday
programs for Jewish children.
She is also in charge of plan-
ning recreation activities at
the Home and has made a sig-
nificant impact in the short
time she has been there. New-
berger leads the residents in
painting, exercise, flower ar-
ranging, sing-a-longs, dancing,
and planning festive parties.
At the DEJJ, this active
volunteer has been instrumen-
tal in the development of arts
and craft classes, aerobics and
sports activities, a carnival for
children, and an English class
for older children and adults.
She has also begun developing
programs which focus on the
Jewish calendar. Recently,
both the children of the DEJJ
and the elderly residents of the
Home de Vieux shared in a
Hanukah celebration. For
Shabbat, Newberger has
recruited educators to present,
Dyar Torahs and involves the
children in discussion. She is
also planning a Jewish "Trivial
Newberger hopes to remain
in Morocco until July 1989
continuing to work closely
with members of the commun-
ity and implementing her inno-
vative programming ideas.
Robin Newberger is one of
several Jewish Service Corps
volunteers who helps the Joint
help Jews in need around the
world. Currently, volunteers
are needed for service in the
Jewish communities of Bom-
bay, India and Casablanca,
Morocco, to work with child-
ren, young adults and elderly
(Morocco only) in organizing
Jewish educational, cultural,
social and religious programs
which promote Jewish identity
and practice. JDC seeks volun-
teers with a strong Jewish
commitment and background,
skills in community and youth
work and formal and informal
Jewish education. Candidates
should have experience living
abroad and must demonstrate
initiative and creativity, be in
good personal health and be
willing to make a time commit-
ment of six months to one year
depending on the assignment.
Travel and housing expenses
are provided.
For the position in Morocco,
fluency in French (fluency in
Arabic would be helpful), and
professional skills and creden-
tials in any of the following are
required: physical therapy,
occupational therapy, medi-
cine, work with the elderly,
and Jewish education.
Due to the special nature of
the assignment in Bombay,
JDC is recruiting a married
couple or two friends of the
same sex.
Interested candidates should
send their resume and letter of
interest to the JDC-Jewish
Service Corps, American
Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee, 711 Third Avenue,
New York, NY 10017.
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee has
been the overseas relief arm of
the American Jewish commun-
ity for 75 years. Since 1914,
JDC has provided relief, recon-
struction, rehabilitation, and
education services to millions
of Jews in more than 70 coun-
tries on all continents except
North America. Its services
are supported with contribu-
tions to UJA-Federation cam-
paigns throughout the United
Soviet Women End Hunger Strike:
'Struggle Is Far From Over*
Israel has tightened the cri-
teria it uses in disbursing
financial assistance to Jews
wishing to emigrate from the
Soviet Union.
That was confirmed this
week by Simcha Dinitz, chair-
man of the World Zionist
Organization-Jewish Agency
Executive. He said the move
was part of an ongoing "effort
to battle against neshira," and
not a revolutionary change in
Neshira is the Hebrew word
for "dropout." It refers to the
increasing number of Soviet
Jews emigrating on Israeli
visas who decide to settle in
countries other than Israel.
The neshira rate hovered
around 90 percent last year,
becoming a source of embar-
rassment and frustration for
Israeli officials, who have tra-
ditionally viewed the Soviet
Jewry movement as a Zionist
Dinitz's disclosure, unusual
because the aid program has
always been clandestine, came
as Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir voiced a prediction
that Israel is on the threshold
of a large wave of aliyah (immi-
gration) from Eastern Europe.
The premier, touring settle-
ments in the Jerusalem area,
spoke of many thousands of
well-educated and highly quali-
fied persons likely to arrive
here in the future "for objec-
tive reasons."
He did not specify the coun-
tries concerned, though he ap-
peared to be speaking mainly
about the Soviet Union itself.
He said the Israeli economy
must brace itself to meet this
NEW YORK Thirty-four
Jewish refusenik women in
Moscow ended a hunger strike
in protest of Soviet emigration
policy with a cautionary mes-
sage to their supporters in the
United States that their strug-
gle is far from over.
"Many people think that the
problem of refuseniks has been
solved. That is not so," Judith
Lurie, a leader in Jewar, the
refusenik women's movement,
told Hadassah National Presi-
dent Carmela Kalmanson dur-
ing a telephone call to Moscow.
"We are still here. We are
still not allowed to leave this
country and we are suffering
because of it," Mrs. Lurie con-
tinue. "And we want the whole
world to know it."
Mrs. Kalmanson made the
call with Hadassah National
Board Members Hortense
Zambriskie, Hadassah
National Soviet Jewry Chair-
man and Evelyn Sondheim,
Hadassah's immediate past
National Soviet Jewry Chair-
man, as the hunger strike
began earlier this month.
The refusenik's plight was
underscored in a second tele-
phone call to Moscow between
Igor Uspensky and Mrs. Rita
Horowitz of Millburn, New
Jersey, who is Soviet, who is
Soviet Jewry Chairman of the
Hadassah Chapter there, as
the women's hunger strike
came to an end.
Hadassah members across
the country joined in a day-
long hunger strike of their own
solidarity with Soviet women,
many of whom are members of
the Hadassah Chapter formed
in Moscow by a group of the
organization's leader during a
visit to the Soviet Union in
March of 1988.
Despite reports that the
Soviet government has
granted 4,000 exit visas in past
month a record in this
decade Mrs. Lurie and other
refusniks were not optimistic
about the chances of long-term
refuseniks to leave the coun-
"We don't see any good
prospects for us," Mrs. Lurie
said in a brief chat with Mrs.
Sondheim. She stated that
draft legislation codifying
Soviet emigration policy
includes provisions for deny-
ing permission to emigrate on
grounds of "state secrecy."
About 260 known refuse-
niks, including Mrs. Lurie,
have been denied exit visas
because they or members of
their family had some contact
with Soviet "state secrets," in
many instances as much as ten
to 25 years ago.
The fasting women's group
included four teenagers whose
parents had recently been
refused exit visas and a
woman whose application to
emigrate had been turned
down only two days earlier.
In their message to Hadas-
sah and to the American public
as the hunger strike came to
an end, the Soviet women said
they were grateful "to every-
one who has been with us at
this time, and especially to all
those who have been fasting
together with us.
"Every minute we have felt
your solidarity and your sup-
port," the message read by
Mr. Uspensky continued, "and
we are confident that our com-
mon efforts will not be in vain.
"We cannot bear the
thought that our hunger strike
must become a painful tradi-
tion," the message concluded.
Gaza In Flames Again
Continued from Page 6
But the Israelis show no
signs of leaving. A few border
police and military jeeps
restored quiet in Sheikh Rad-
wan recently. The sight of
jeeps storming down the sandy
roads and a few shots of tear
gas did the job.
The inhabitants returned to
their homes eyeing with
hatred the passing Israeli cars.
A fourth day of curfew and of
controlled rage had passed.
Two other Gaza neighbor-
hoods were under curfew last
week, as were all of the refu-
gee camps in the Gaza Strip.
The army regards the curfew
as the most effective means of
calming down the area.
But the entire town looked
abandoned, as Palestinians
observed an ongoing strike
protesting the recent killings.
Within a matter of a week,
Gaza had turned from an area
of relative calm to a renewed
trouble spot.
Shamir said that a new wave
from the East might well gen-
erate more aliyah from West-
em countries, too.
Dinitz and other officials
indicated that Israel has long
sought to direct Israeli finan-
cial assistance to persons
intending to end their journey
in Israel, and not in other
countries. The latest tighten-
ing of criteria is a further step
in this direction, they said.
Their confirmation of media
reports on this matter repre-
sents the first time that offi-
cials have referred publicly to
the aid, which is disbursed
prior to emigrants' departure
from the Soviet Union.
The aid, in the order of 700
to 800 rubles per emigrant,
has been paid since the early
1970s to help the emigrants
meet the bureaucratic costs of
processing their departures.
In the past, applicants filled
out forms at the Dutch Consu-
late in Moscow, which handled
Israeli interests in the absence
of any formal Israeli consular
presence in the Soviet Union.
Now this function has been
transferred to the Israeli con-
sular mission in the Soviet
capital, enabling Israeli offi-
cials to tighten eligibility cri-
teria so that they conform
more closely to the end-destin-
ation of the recipients.
According to a report in the
daily newspaper Ma'ariv, the
aid will be granted only to
Jewish emigrants booking
flights to Bucharest, Romania,
virtually all of whom proceed
directly to Israel. This, how-
ever, has not been officially
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Making Israel A Part Of My Life
Rare Shabbat Visit
UJA Press Service
(Concluding Article)
After graduate school, I
decided to pursue work that
had a direct link between the
United States and Israel and
subsequently found a position
at the United Jewish Appeal.
During the past 50 years, UJA
has been the one enterprise in
either the public or private
sector which has the strongest
link with Israel. Via missions
and visiting speakers, UJA
provided me with a direct link
to native Israelis and Ameri-
can olim. We shared similar
feelings about Israel and
aliyah and they gave me confi-
dence in my ability to succeed
here both socially and profes-
My involvement with Project
Renewal was another key fac-
tor which influenced my deci-
sion to make aliyah. Working
with my colleagues at UJA's
Israel Office, the Jewish
Agency and in Israeli commu-
nities on reinvigorating trou-
bled neighborhoods, put me in
touch with another side of
Israel that is far-removed from
the kibbutz, Tel Aviv or Jeru-
salem. After spending two
weeks "on the road" visiting
New England communities
with the mayor of Kiryat Ata I
learned a great deal about the
inner workings of Israel and
found a new friend in a small
town near Haifa.
Last November, I was hav-
ing lunch with two close
friends and one of them posed
the following question: If you
had the choice, what would you
be doing with your life right
now? When it was my turn to
answer, I took a long pause
and then answered, "Make
aliyah." I went on to explain to
them that I had wanted to do
this since I was 17 but could
not push myself to do it. Their
response was simple: Just do
it. At that moment, I decided
that this was my opportunity
to realize a dream. I was 29,
with enough work experience,
contacts in Israel and personal
freedom to make the move.
After announcing my deci-
sion at work, I was assigned as
a staff person on the UJA
Summer Singles Mission. That
would be both my last work
assignment and my aliyah
Former UJA staffer Mark
Weintraub, who recently
immigrated to Israel, visits
Kikar HamagbitUJA
Squarein Jerusalem. The
square represents UJA's link
with the people of Israel. Wein-
traub continues to work in the
Jewish communal service field.
(UJA Press Service Photo)
It was easy to tell my friends
and professional colleagues,
but much more difficult to
break the news to my family.
Like all parents, mine were
looking forward to years of
sharing simchas and naches
with their family and now their
son was choosing to leave and
put the distance of half the
world between them.
The week before I left for
Israel my closest relatives held
a special dinner in my honor.
After the farewell presents
were opened and good wishes
bestowed, I felt it was import-
ant to speak to my family. My
words were: "First, I want to
tell you that I love you, my
family, very much. I will al-
ways cherish all the simchas I
have had with each and every
one of you. But I have a
greater extended family that I
want to get to know and learn
to love. They are our fellow
Jews in the land of Israel.
Please do not interpret my
actions as rejecting you.
Rather, I am expanding my
family ties. My thoughts and
deepest feelings will always be
of you and with you, wherever
I am."
An air of sullen acceptance
filled the room, and everyone
had half-smiles on their faces.
It was difficult for all of us to
say goodbye. "Normalizing"
this aspect of my aliyah might
be my most difficult challenge.
Judaism is family-oriented,
and so is Israel. We will have
to learn to understand this and
deal with it together.
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institutions" signed a leaflet
distributed in the territories
during the weekend that calls
for a halt to meetings between
Palestinians and Israeli offi-
The call was seen by obser-
vers as a sign of concern
among the local leadership of
the intifada, which supports
the Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization, that the Israelis
might succeed in their attempt
to create a political dialogue
with local leaders as a substi-
tute for the PLO.
This has been the declared
purpose of Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin's plan for free
elections in the territories,
which would lead to the elec-
tion of a new local leadership.
The call in the leaflet reflects
a debate going on inside the
Palestinian political commun-
ity since some of its senior
leaders, such as Faisal al-
Husseini, began engaging in
talks with Israelis a few
months ago.
Husseini, who spent most of
last year in administrative
detention for his connections
with the PLO, met with
Shmuel Goren, coordinator of
government affairs in the ter-
ritories, shortly before his
release from prison.
This was followed by a series
of encounters between Brig.
Gen. Shaike Erez, head of the
West Bank civil administra-
tion, and local Palestinians.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir and Defense Minister Yitz-
hak Rabin also reportedly have
engaged in such meetings.
The Palestinian leaflet
warns that such meetings
were being "exploited by
Israeli officials to promote
plans to exclude the PLO,
under the guise of an alternate
The leaflet called for the
suspension of all "political
Israeli-Palestinian meetings,
conferences and dialogues," in
order to deny Shamir the
opportunity to claim there is a
substitute leadership to the
However, the statement did
condone public appearances by
Palestinians as part of an
information campaign and to
continue the dialogue with
Israeli peace groups.
Such was the dialogue over
the weekend in Beit Sahur.
The people who came here
represent several Israeli peace
groups, predominantly those
of "Peace Now."
On Saturday morning,
Palestinians and Jews met at
the Christian site of the She-
pherd's Field on the outskirts
of the town. They sat in the
local garden and talked poli-
tics, with the outlawed Pales-
tinian flag waving over their
"The Palestinian flag does
not bother me at all," said
Knesset member Ran Cohen of
the dovish Citizens Rights
Movement. "As far as I am
concerned, this is the flag that
should be raised here, as long
as my flag, the Israeli flag, can
be raised on the Israeli side of
the border."
Cohen, born in Iraq, recalled
how his family had been saved
from pogroms in Baghdad in
the 1940s by their Arab neigh-
"It is now up to us Israelis to
come help save you Palestini-
ans from the pains of the occu-
pation," he said.
As the visitors were about to
meet with Mayor Hanua ei-
Atrash in the center of town,
the army realized that some-
thing was going on. Military
jeeps appeared, and an army
major ordered the region a
closed military area, deman-
ding the Jews leave.
But after negotiations
between Cohen and the army
commander, the visitors were
allowed to stay in Beit Sahur
until Shabbat had ended.
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