The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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Fred K. Shochet
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Super Sunday '89 Raises $408,564
"Jewish floridian
Volume 15 Number 15
Price 40 Cents
A Passover Message
From The
Federation President
New Proposal Would Allow
30,000 More Soviets
To Enter The U.S.
The Bush administration said
recently it will ask Congress to
allow 30,000 additional Soviet
emigrants a year for each of
the next five years, to enter
the United States as perma-
nent residents.
The move is the latest
attempt to find a solution for
the growing number of Soviet
emigrants, including Jews,
Post Business
Editor To Speak
At YAD Event........p*e2
A Message
To Vounteers.........Page 3
WDB&P Women's
Group "An Evening
Of Jewish
Meditation"...........Page 3
Super Sunday
$408,564...........Page 12-13
Recipies............pge 10-11
being denied entry to the
United States as refugees.
Since last fall, the U.S.
immigration authorities have
been more selective about
franting refugee status to
oviet emigrants, aware that
the number who will seek
entry to the United States this
fiscal year is likely to be at
least double the congression-
ally mandated quota of 25,000.
As an alternative, the gov-
ernment has offered to allow
the emigrants to enter the
United States under the attor-
ney general's parole authority,
but few have taken up that
Parole is "an unsatisfactory
solution for these cases,
State Department spokesman
Richard Boucher acknowl-
edged, "because it does not
confer regular immigration
Emigrants who enter the
United States under the parole
authority cannot qualify to
become U.S. citizens and they
are denied the government
financial assistance provided
to refugees.
The legislation proposed by
the White House on Wednes-
day would allow the emigrants
to become citizens, but would
still deny them the govern-
ment financial assistance
accorded to refugees.
These immigrants would be
admitted because it is in the
"foreign policy interests" of
the United States, said
Boucher. He affirmed the U.S.
government's "desire to main-
tain an open door for Soviet
'Not A Solution'
"Terrific, it's a good thing,"
commented Karl Zuckerman,
executive vice president of the
Hebrew Immigration Aid
Society, upon learning of the
White House proposal.
"But this is not a solution to
the Soviet Jewry issue," he
Zuckerman said that HIAS,
like other American Jewish
organizations, believes that all
Soviet Jews should be admit-
ted to the United States as
HIAS has urged Soviet emi-
grants denied refugee status
not to enter the United States
under parole, at least until
HIAS has been able to appeal
their rejection as refugees.
Zuckerman said that the new
administration proposal is
good in that it provides regular
immigration status rather
than parole. But he said "nei-
ther is appropriate for Soviet
"The solution to the problem
is to give all Jews a presump-
tion of eligibility for refugee
Continued on Page 9
All Jews, no matter how
free, remember hundreds of
years of bondage, slavery and
persecution in Egypt when we
sit down to the traditional
Passover seder every year.
From the youngest child to the
oldest adult, we relive the mir-
acle of the Exodus, remember-
ing that we were once slaves
and now we are free. The
Exodus from Egypt is the
most timeless and powerful
event in our history.
Today, the seder has evolved
into a vital forum for the plight
of Jews in modern times, still
persecuted in many places
because they are Jews, as well
as the problems our beloved
Israel faces in trying to fulfill
the Zionist dream, of a secure
The extra wine cup at every
table, that awaits Elijah's
arrival to herald the messianic
era, has also been designated
as the cup for our brothers and
sisters who are still suffering
around the world. We have
always prayed for their free-
dom as we celebrated our own.
At last, after so many years,
we can rejoice at our seders
next week that once again our
prayers have been heard.
Today, tens of thousands of
Soviet Jews will join us in
celebrating Passover, follow-
ing their own exodus from
persecution to freedom. Many
have established lives in Israel
or the United States; many
more are still waiting for exit
visas from the Soviet Union or
entrance visas from Ladispoli,
Italy or in Vienna, Austria;
and many are frightened and
needy, uncertain about their
destiny and worried for their
Just as the Israelites could
not have survived their Exo-
dus and the vast desert with-
out Moses guiding them and
intervening with G-d on their
behalf, the Soviet Jews need
us now for support to feed,
clothe and house them during
their "Passage to Freedom."
We cannot forget the pray-
ers we said on their behalf, the
marches we joined and the
protests we launched, plead-
ing, "Let Our People Go." Our
job is not done. We must now
extend our hand across the
desert that lays before these
Jews and help our Soviet
brethern through thejr transi-
tion from persecution to free-
On behalf of the Board of
Directors and Staff of the Jew-
ish Federation of Palm Beach
County, my wife Sheila and I
extend to you and your fami-
lies a Hag Samayach, a healthy
and happy holiday.
Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 14, 1989
A New Generation
The Holocaust
Palm Beach Post Business
Editor To Speak To YAD
Kener To Chair Event
Happy Passover
Our best Pesach wishes
from Jerusalem to all our
dear friends in Palm Beach
County, Florida.
Shalom, with love
Vladimir Tufeld and
Igor's family
This year's community
observance of Yom Hashoa
will introduce a young, fresh
perspective on the Holocaust
from the experience of a 19-
year-old college sophomore.
On Tuesday, May 2, 7:30
p.m. at Temple Emanu-El in
Palm Beach, Steve Derringer
will take this community on a
visit through the concentra-
tion camps in Poland via a slide
presentation he created follow-
ing a trip he took there in
"I took hundreds of slides
while I was in Poland and
decided that I had to do some-
thing with them," Derringer
said explaining the creation of
his presentation. "I hope that
every person who sees it will
be saddened and angry enough
to continue saying 'We must
never forget.' Derringer has
already visited over 45 commu-
nities in the United States
with his slides.
Currently attending the
University of Michigan, Der-
ringer was initially exposed to
the world of living Judaism at
a Jewish summer camp, which
made a deep impression on
him and inspired him to pursue
year round avenues of Jewish
In high school he became a
leader of the Reform Judaism
youth movement and was
Steve Derringer
elected President of NFTY
(North American Federation
of Temple Youth) in 1987. In
this capacity, he traveled to
congregations and conclaves,
representing the voice and
Continued on Page 21
Robert Douglas, Business
Editor of the Palm Beach Post,
will be the featured speaker at
ithe YAD Business and Execu-
t ives Forum, Monday, April
17, 6 p.m., at the Brazilian
Court Hotel.
Mr. Douglas began his car-
eer in journalism as a reporter
with the Toronto Star, Can-
ada's largest daily newspaper.
A graduate of Antioch Univer-
sity, he has been a research
director for an international
union in Washington, and pub-
lisher of his own weekly news-
paper in St. Augustine, Flor-
ida. In addition, he has served
as Business Editor of the Ft.
Lauderdale News/Sun-Senti-
nel and Executive Editor of
the Palm Beach Review.
According to Morris Kener,
Chair of the event, Mr. Doug-
las has always provided a
strong analysis of business and
economic trends in the com-
Hunter's Run Wraps Up 1989 Campaign
Help us
A newly arrived Soviet
Family is looking to buy
a car. Reasonable terms
are needed. Please call
Susan Wolf-Schwartz,
Jewish Family & Chil-
dren's Service. 684-1991.
Hunters Run residents in Boynton Beach wrapped up the best
UJA/Jewish Federation Campaign to date with a toast and a
celebration last month. Campaign workers hosted a final wine
and cheese party for the Boynton Beach Wrap-Up Celebration in
honor of this year's fundraising success and next year's leaders.
Pictured above are (l-r): Fred Brenner, Hunters Run 1989
Campaign Chair, Barbara Brenner, Sheila Silverman, Fred
Silverman, incoming Hunters Run Campaign Chair.
Announcing the
9th Annual JCC Community Seder
2nd Seder Night
On Thursday, April 20. 1989
at the new JCC
Senior & Social Center
5029 Okeechobce 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
Parti 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
For reservations and information call the JCC, 689-7700
Morris Kener
munity. "We look forward to
Mr. Douglas sharing his views
about future business trends,"
he said.
Morris Kener is a member of
the Board of YAD and Temple
Continued on Page 19
Vladimir Tufeld at Rosh
Hanikra, the northern most
post on the border between
Israel and Lebanon.
This issue of the Jewish Floridian will be the last one you
receive until you return to the Palm Beaches in the fall. If
your plans have changed and you'll not be leaving or if we
mistakenly take you off our summer list, please call the
Federation office and we will reinstate your name. See you
in the fall!
Announcement To
The Community
The Nominating Committee of the Women's Division of
the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County informs and
advises that the following candidates for officers for
1989/90 are being presented.
President.......................................................Adele Simon
Campaign Chair.............................................Zelda Mason
Administration Vice President....................Marcia Shapiro
Business & Professional Vice President....Angela Lampert
Education Vice President.............................Mary Marcus
Outreach Vice President...................................Amy Jonas
Leadership Development Vice President.....Ruth Wilensky
Recording Secretary.......................................Alice Zipkin
Members at large will be appointed by the President and
will also serve on the Executive Committee
Board members nominated for a two year term (terms
expiring in 1991)
Betsy M. Cohen Harriet Miller
Jackie Eder Esther Molat
Jeanne Glasser Berenice Rogers
Helen Hoffman Ingrid Rosenthal
Sonia Koff Sandra Schwartz
Cynnie List Doris Singer
The following board members remain on the board
(terms expiring 1990)
Roxanne Axelrod Esther Gruber
Sylvia Berman Carole Koeppei
Deborah Brass Eileen Nickman
Eleanor Fleischman Susan Wolf-Schwartz
Jerry Freedman Deborah Schwarzberg
Hinda Greenspoon Leah Siskin
Members of the Campaign Cabinet will be appointed by
the Campaign Chair and will serve on the Women's
Division Board of Directors.
In accordance with the bylaws, additional nominations
may be submitted in writing to the Secretary by any
member of the Women's Division at least fourteen (14)
days prior to the June 4th Annual Meeting provided such
written nomination shall be endorsed by at least 25
members of the Women's Division and that the written
consent of the nominee shall be obtained.
Respectfully submitted by the Nomination Committee:
Marcia Shapiro, Chair; Dorothy Adler, Sheila Engelstein,
Carol Greenbaum and Angela Lampert.

Plotkin and Weinberg To
Chair An Evening
Of Jewish Meditation
Friday, April 14, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Gail Plotkin
A most exciting and unusual
program is planned for the
next meeting of the Women's
Division Business and Profes-
sional Women's Group. On
Wednesday, May 3, Rabbi
Shoni Labowitz, a nationally-
known lecturer, trainer and
consultant specializing in
transformational approaches
to human potential and spiri-
tuality will be the guest
speaker during an evening of
"Jewish Meditation" at the
Biltmore in Palm Beach. The
program will begin at 5 p.m.
Jqyne Weinberg
Meditation as a form of
relaxation and a focusing of
mental energy has been prac-
ticed for thousands of years.
As a result, the mind becomes
clearer, more centered and
powerful. According to Co-
Chairs Gail Plotkin and Jayne
Weinberg, the evening will
provide a wonderful spiritual
experience for all participants.
"It is an excellent way to
relieve stress and help broaden
your personal view," they
Continued on Page 19
The Jewish Community Center
of the Palm Beaches
One of the most sought after children's
performers in the country
Sunday, April 16, 1:30 p.m.
at the
Carefree Theater
2000 S. Dixie Highway
West palm Beach
Reserved seats: $9
For more information,
call Harreen Bertisch, Asst. Exec. Dir., 6897700
Here's To Our Sponsors
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County appreciates the response of local
businesses to the Jewish community's fund-
raising efforts. Without your support, Super
Sunday '89 would not have been the all-
around success that it was. Following is a list
of our local sponsors:
Corporate Sponsors
Bank Atlantic
Executive Systems, Inc.
Florida Power and Light
Palm Beach Post
Southern Bell
Incentives Sponsors
Carolyn's Hair Affair
Hampton Inn
Harold Grant
Head To Toe
Hilton Singer Island
Holiday Inn Singer Island
Hollywood Cafe
Open House
391st Bomb Squadron
Toojays WPB______________
A Message Of Thanks To The Volunteers
We would like to thank all of you who helped in making this year's Super Sunday
the most successful phon-a-thon ever! Hundreds of you gave unselfishly of your
time to reach out to the community and embrace Jewish lives.
As a result of your committment and energy, we raised $408,564 which will be
used to enrich the quality of Jewish life in Palm Beach County and throughout
the world. Without the generous assistance of committee members, Federation
staff, teen volunteers, Palm Beach County organizatioons, and you, our Super
Sunday volunteers who made calls throughout the day, we could not have
organized such a successful event.
Your help in greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing all of you agian
next year.
Alice and Morris Zipkin, Steve Ellison
Super Sunday '89 Co-Chairs
Patti Abramson Debbie Hays Nat Passon
Larry Abramson Ruth Hebenstreit Emily Pearl
Marci Adler Rita Hilton Amy Pearlman
Dr. Moshe Adler Vivian Holton Evelyn Percher
Ruthe Arnold Joyce Hopkins Marvin Percher
Tracy Arnold Mike Jacobson Sarah Pfeffer
Sharon Atkins Beth Jamison Jane Platzek
Shawn Barat Lisa Jordan Molly Podorzer
Ida Barton Barbra Kaplan Florence Poel
Barbara Bauer Dorothy Kaplan William Poel
Tammy Bleiman Steve Kaplansky Amy Prager
Shayna Bloom Jack Karako David Prager
Estee Brooks Tami Karako Edith B. Raboy
Michelle Brooks Jerie Kashdan Jeanne Rachles
Erwin Blonder Samatha Kates Bill Rachles
Tillie Becker Sunny Kay Shirley Rauch
Abe Belgard Julius Kellman Paul Rivas
Gloria Belgard Paul Keller Gertrude Rosen
Helen Bergida Morris Kener Sandra Rosen
Nettie Berk Donna Kener Joe Rosen
Fred Berk Morris "Lenny" Kessler Jack Rosenbaum
Harreen Bertisch Florence Kieff Frances Rosenberg
Gerta Bettauer Roxanne King Ron Rosenwasser
Miriam Binder Florence Kippel Isadore Rosoff
Gertrude Birnback Sandy Klein Betty Roth
AdaBoff Joe Klein Helen Rothberg
Frieda Brum Rachel Klein Jean Rubin
Abraham Braun Andrew Koerner Barry Rudel
Claire Braun Charlotte Kole Ed Rusnock
Bunnie Brecher Mary Kohn-Preiss Laura Saperstein
Ruth Brown Muriel Kosen Garrett Saperstein
Lee Browner Rebecca Krebs Rhoda Scheinbaum
Harry Browner Gail Kressal Louis Scheinbaum
Shirley Brownstein David Kuperman Sylvia Schneider
Evelyn Caruso Angela Lampert Yetta Schneider
Denny Caruso Arnold Lampert Ian Schonberg
Jeanette Chaits Uene Lampert Lori Schulman
Benjamin Chaits Barbara Cromwell Joyce Lampert Miriam Schuman
Marilyn Lampert Dr. Elliot Schwartz
Betsy Cohen Michael Lampert Sandra Schwartz
Blanche Cohen Patti Lampert Abe Seaver
Sylvia Cohen Tony Lampert Clare Seider-Gershowitz
Israel Cohen Anne Landress Syd Schwartz
Andy Cohen Jack Landress Cliff Shapiro Mama Shapiro
Tom Daviddoff Shari Leader
Adele Davidoff Judy Lebovit David Shapiro
Johnathan Davidoff Florence Leffak Ruth Shapiro
Minnie Dandes Ruth Leibowitz Ruth Shlossman
Rosalyn Denner Sid Leibowitz Elsie Shmukler
Betty Deutsch Irma Lerner Alan Shulman
Debbie Diamond Harry Lerner Phillip Shefter
Linda Diamond Dr. Alan Le Roy Yvette Shefter
Sara Dickason Adam Le Roy Pam Sherman
Ida Edell Danna Levin Cynthia Simon
Nissim Elbaz Blanche Levine Lester Silverman
Ellen Elbaz Spencer Levine Adele Simon
Eytan Elbaz Miriam Levinson David Simon
Frances Eisenstein Vivian Levy Michael Simon
Steve Ellison Heather Lewis Betty Steinberg
Sheila Engelstein Sylvia Lewis Solomon Steinberg
Anne Epstein Tara Lewis Susan Steiner
Jay Epstein Andy Fine Ruth Liberman Ruth Stone
Oscar Liberman Emilie Strier
David Finger Irene Lipshitz Morris Strier
Molly Fitterman Sylvia Link Paula Super
Carol Fox Sylvia Lipnick Nathan Super
Lisa Freeman Edythe Lippman Barbara Lifshitz Coleman Sussman
Martha Friedland Regina Sussman
Mary Friedwald Michael Lifshitz Olivia Tartakow
Max Friedwald Sherry Linden Tammy Tasini
Anne Fuss Marty List Sarah Taylor
E. Drew Gackhenheimer Karen List Joan Tochner
Ann Gallubier Sharon List Max Tochner
Helen Gertler Phil Lord Lynne Trimarchi
Bette Gilbert Marcy Marcus Renee Tucker
Jeanne Glasser Michael Marcus Barry Umansky
LoriGold Tom Marion Angie Viscomi
Ehpraim Goldberg Juliette Marsh Sam Wadler
Sandra Goldberg Irv Mazor Gladys Wasserman
Frank Goldstein Marion Mazursky Susan Warsett
Richard Goldstein Mark Mendel Elaine Weber
Tarn mi Goldstein Svdell Meshberg Marcy Meyers Charlotte Weiner
Jennifer Gomberg Sarah Weinstein
Rose Goodman Sharon Modell Linda Weiss
Barbara Gordon-Green Esther Molat Jordon Werner
Lisa Gordon Jennifer Nash Tina Whelan
Al Grant Anne Neugeboren Alex Winter
Nan Grant Dr. Emanuel Newmark Alvin Wilensky
Hannah Greenberg Myron Nickman Ruth Wilensky
Hinda Greenspoon Eileen Nickman Celia Wilner
Louis Greenstein Francine Orenstein Fran Witt
Jerome J. Gross Yale Orenstein Mrs. Lee Wolf
Evelyn Grossman Selma Orenstein Susan Wolf-Schwartz
Sandy Grossman Jay Ossen Sosha Zaretsky
Tammy Hamberg Jeff Paine Randi Zwick
Leonard Hanser Rebecca Paley Alice Zipkin
Lisa Hanser Lee Paola Morris Zipkin
Dona Harris Rhea Passon Arlene Zivitz
*We apologize if we omitted any names from the list.

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 14, 1989
Double Threat of Extremism
It would be easy to damn the politics,
policies and practices of fundamentalist and
radical Palestinians involved in the current
state of war in the Middle East.
Threats at knife-point do much to keep
moderate Palestinians from seeking a solution
with like-minded Israelis. Execution-style
murders have been the permanent punishment
for nearly two dozen residents of the West
Bank and Gaza for the contrived charge of
"collaborating" with Israelis who might want
to find an early resolution to the continuing
turbulence in the sands of the administered
But the fault of radical factionalism can be
found among the Israeli side, as well.
Petrol firebombs, arson-instigated blazes
and death threats actual attacks on homes
and automobiles occurred against moderate
Israelis. The perpetrators were Zionist
It does little good to rationalize with noble
Extremism in the name of nobility is still
terrorism. And no political stripe can excuse
Religious Freedom
In a case whose repercussions will ripple
through the church/state waters, the Supreme
Court ruled last week that religious beliefs
need be respected in the workplace.
A "Christian" worker, who belonged to no
specific church or sect, was denied unemploy-
ment benefits when he refused to take advan-
tage of a job offer which would have necessi-
tated that he work on his Sabbath.
A Midwest appellate court upheld the deci-
It was up to the nation's Supreme Court to
determine that, formal affiliation notwith-
standing, a citizen could not be penalized for
his religious convictions and the practices that
those beliefs dictate.
The Constitutional protection which will
emanate from this decision will impact posi-
tively on Jew and Gentile alike.
And that, indeed, is good news from
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LA Federation Uses Controversial Ads To Stir Emotion
large, eye-catching photo in a
recent Los Angeles Times
shows an unkempt, homeless
man, eyes closed and head
resting on a pillow of crumpled
newspapers. The accompany-
ing headline calls out in inch-
high letters, "Not All Jews
Grow Up To Be Doctors."
The unlikely sponsor of the
half-page advertisement is the
Jewish Federation Council of
Greater Los Angeles, which
has launched a brash and con-
troversial media campaign for
its United Jewish Fund that
stands the traditional money-
raising appeal on its head.
The series of eight ads
reverses previous campaign
pitches through three devices:
the ads purposely play off
unflattering Jewish stereo-
types, they focus on local
needs rather than those of
Israel, and they are running
at a cost of $300,000 in
general circulation dailies and
national magazines, rather
than in Jewish weeklies.
By conservative count, some
70 percent of the 550,000 Jews
in the Los Angeles metropoli-
tan area are unaffiliated with
any Jewish organization or
"We've been trying for
many years to reach unaffili-
ated Jews and to get them
involved in the community,"
George Caplan, the current
federation president, told the
Los Angeles Jewish Journal.
"We hope to do an effective
promotion, to be brash and
attract attention."
De-emphasizing Israel
Ad man Gary Wexler said
the campaign will target
young professionals who are
thought more likely to give to
"Save the Whales" or gun
control than to the United
Jewish Appeal or American
Zionist Federation.
From now through May, the
ads will run in local dailies, The
Wall Street Journal, Time,
Newsweek, Sports Illustrated
and U.S. News and World
Report. Radio spots will be
heard during Passover week
on six stations, and 55 bus
shelters will display outdoor
Until quite recently, it was
the conventional wisdom of
federation officials that people
gave to their fund-raising
drives to support Israel, while
professionals quietly piggy-
backed budgets for local needs
onto the strong emotional sup-
port for the Jewish state.
By sharp contrast, seven out
of the eight ads in the current
campaign stress such commun-
ity priorities as the poor, the
elderly, housing, child care and
absorption of Soviet immi-
grants to Los Angeles. Even
the one ad centering on sup-
port for Israel carries the
somewhat ambivalent message
"American Jews Are Divided
Over Israel's Policies, Not Her
One controversial ad has
been put on hold. It shows a
battered and bruised woman
with a wide-eyed child, over
the caption "Not All Jewish
Women Are Treated Like
Caplan, the federation presi-
dent, said he would veto the ad
"because the concept of the
Jewish American princess is
anti-Semitic and offensive."
Sharon Rice, one of the
young advertising profession-
als working with Wexler, said
she still hopes that the "prin-
cess" ad will run. "The ads
should be controversial," she
"If they were merely nice,
they'd be pablum, they'd be
Where Credit Is Due
Friday, April 14,1989
Volume 15
9 NISAN 5749
Number 15
K"udos to national
United Jewish Appeal
for seeking to break
Lthe deadlock -
perhaps gridlock would be a
better name for it, since no one
is going anywhere for
Soviet Jews stranded in Italy
because of an American
budget shortfall and a new
government unwillingness to
classify hundreds of these
recent emigres as refugees.
The 7,000 "waitniks" are
stranded, also, because they
would rather enter the United
States than Israel, and therein
lies a major embarrassment as
well as a contributory to the
It is to UJA's credit that this
issue has not been allowed to
dominate, although it must
ultimately be confronted. Real-
ity, not philosophy, is the pri-
mary concern: how to feed and
clothe and house these thou-
sands, how to speed up the
75-day waiting period for
clearance for entry to the
United States. Only the first
30 days are federally funded;
after that, private agencies
must bear the burden.
There will undoubtedly be a
national appeal. Callers will
phone, asking for your dollars.
Organizations will mount an
advertising and public rela-
tions campaign to raise public
awareness and lighten the pub-
lic's wallets. We may all have a
feeling of deja contribute; we
gave at the office."
But we have not given, not
to these needy, not for this
particular need. Monies allo-
cated to Israel and to our local
communities will not help the
Ladispoli 7,000 and the
thousands still waiting to emi-
Once this need is answered
and we have no doubt that it
will be the conditions that
created it must be dealt with.
The United States must raise
the refugee ceiling, and it
ought to be able to raise its
refugee consciousness. Refu-
gees come in different styles.
They are not always obviously
physically oppressed, starving,
ill-clad. One may be decently
fed and educated, but be a
refugee still.
Also, the reasons the Soviet
refugees are U.S. and not
Israel-bound must be uncov-
ered, not covered over.

ZOA Announces Essay Contest
NEW YORK (JTA) Round-trip airfare and five-and-a-
half weeks in the Holy Land all expenses paid will be
the prize awarded to the winner of an essay contest being
sponsored by the Jacob Goodman Institute of the Zionist
Organization of America.
Students in grades 9 and 10 are eligible to participate in
the contest, which asks students to answer "Why I Stand
Up for Israel."
The winner, whose name will be announced May 21, will
receive a full scholarship to the ZOA's Masada Summer
Program in Israel. In addition, the winner's school will
receive a set of the Encyclopedia Judaica.
Essays must be 1,000 words, typed double-spaced, and be
submitted by April 28 to Edna Dyme, director of educa-
tional resources at ZOA, 4 East 34th Street, New York,
N.Y. 10016.
Dutch School Celebrates 60th
AMSTERDAM (JTA) The Maimonides Lyceum, said
to be the only Jewish secondary school in the Netherlands,
marked its 60th anniversary this month.
The school, with 170 pupils, is reported to be the smallest
secondary school in the Netherlands. Many former pupils
have settled in Israel or now occupy key positions in Jewish
communal life.
The Jewish Community Center
of the Palm Beaches Presents:
Friday, April 14, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Israel Independence Day Celebration
(Lake Ave & Intracoaitil)
Sunday April 30 12 Noon 5 PM
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For Information
or THE
The Philanthropic Value Of Life Insurance
Life Insurance is issued by over 2,500 companies which have more than 400
million policies in force. These have a face value totaling in excess of six trillion
dollars. Yet, many of us overlook these assets when it comes to our charitable
You may want to give serious consideration as to whether or not you have a
life insurance policy or policies that can become a charitable gift to the Jewish
Community Foundation.
If you have an existing, paid-up policy, you can give it to us by changing the
owner and the beneficiary. You can currently deduct up to your cost basis in the
policy as a charitable deduction.
Perhaps, you have been considering making a capital gift to the Foundation.
The gift of a paid-up life insurance policy could be just the right asset to give
if your original need for which you took out the policy no longer exists.
Are your insurance circumstances similar to any of the following?
D A business-oriented policy which has been replaced by another
policy or financial arrangement.
D A business-oriented policy on a business that has been sold.
? A policy initially purchased to protect young children who are now
grown up and are independent.
? A debt policy that has since been paid off.
? A policy purchased with a large mortgage in mind, but now only a
small mortgage remains.
? Life insurance purchased to pay estate taxes, but made unneces-
sary thanks to recent changes in the tax laws.
? A policy bought to protect your family's security, before you
became successful in your field and can do so from your earned
If you would like to support the Jewish Community Foundation with a
transfer of Life Insurance, please call Ed Baker, Foundation office
of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Milken Secret Buyer Of Frank Letters
Indicted junk bond dealer
Michael Milken was the anony-
mous purchaser of a rare set of
letters written by Anne Frank
and her sister, Margot, that
was auctioned here last Octo-
ber for $165,000.
The revelation was reported
by The New York Times as
part of an article detailing Mil-
ken's astounding salary, said
to be the largest of any Ameri-
can in history. He reportedly
earned $550 million in 1987
alone and more than $1 billion
in a four-year period.
The Simon Wiesenthal
Center, for whom the auc-
tioned letters were purchased
Oct. 25, wanted to keep the
buyer's name anonymous as
long as possible.
This now seems explicable in
light of the federal racketeer-
ing and insider-trading
charges Milken faces in his
role of managing high-risk
bonds for the Wall Street in-
vestment firm Drexel Burn-
ham Lambert Inc.
The Wiesenthal Center's
New York office confirmed
that Milken was the purchaser
of the letters and said that fact
had been announced at an 80th
birthday party for Wiesenthal
in November.
But if such an announcement
was made, reporters who
attended could not recall it.
And only the day before the
Times article appeared, the
center's dean, Rabbi Marvin
Hier, declined to divulge the
purchaser's identity.
Milken, 42, of Encino, Calif.,
was indicted by a federal
grand jury March 29 on 98
counts, including securities
and mail fraud, insider trad-
ing, making false statements
to the government, and racket-
eering and securities fraud.
Praise In Jewish Community
The indictment is the largest
ever criminal action against a
Wall Street figure. Prosecu-
tors are seeking a $1.8 billion
fine against Milken and two
others named in the indict-
The charges against Milken
came about as a result of infor-
mation given two years ago by
arbitrager Ivan Boesky when
he was charged with illegal
insider trading.
But throughout the financial
and Jewish communities, there
has been little but praise for
Two weeks ago, 88 friends of
Milken took out a full-page
advertisement in major Ameri-
can newspapers that read,
"Mike Milken, we believe in
you." It was signed by corpor-
ate heads and a professor of
Milken has given extensively
to Jewish causes, particularly
in the Los Angeles area. He is
on the board of directors of the
Stephen Wise Synagogue
there, and is a major contribu-
tor to the University of
Judaism and the Jewish Feder-
ation Council of Greater Los
Milken contributed a signifi-
cant sum in 1987 for a new
Jewish Federation campus in
the San Fernando Valley. The
Bernard Milken Jewish Com-
munity Center, named for Mil-
ken's late father, houses the
West Hills regional office of
the federation, the West Val-
ley Jewish Community Center
and many of the federation's
At the University of
Judaism, Ira Schreck, director
of development, said Milken
endowed a collection last year
in the humanities division of
the library, "and we didn't
know about the pledge until
the check came in the mail."
Abramsons Host
Ninth Annual
JCC Seder
This year's annual JCC Pass-
over Seder will be held on
Thursday, April 20 at the new
JCC Senior and Social Center,
5029 Okeechobee Boulevard
(in the Village Marketplace),
West Pa'm Beach. The holiday
program will include Services
led by Cantor Karen Blum,
reading and singing of the
Haggadah, and a traditional
kosher holiday dinner.
Patti and Larry Abramson
will host the activities which
begin at 6 p.m. Reservations
must be paid in advance. Cost:
adults $24, children under thir-
teen, $10, and children under
5, free. There will be special
reserved tables for singles.
Make your reservations early.
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.................. Behind The Headlines:
Morse Men's Associates Nets Soviet Resettlement Campaign
Over 30 New Members .i iL^mi
f Tests Jewish Philanthropy
(L-r) Sam Goldie and Morris Rapoport.
The Men's Associates of the
Morse Geriatric Center, an
organization which actively
supports the special needs of
the Morse residents, recently
held a membership breakfast
at Eastpointe's Village Pool in
Palm Beach Gardens.
About 40 men attended the
breakfast and learned about
the work of the Men's Associ-
Of the 40 men in attendance,
over 30 new members were
added to the Men's Associates
The breakfast featured Mor-
ris Rapoport, Men's Associ-
ates Vice President, who ex-
plained that the Men provide
holiday gifts for the residents
as well as underwriting the
cost of large print newspapers
and bi-aural hearing aids.
Morse Geriatric Center
Executive Director E. Drew
Gackenheimer told the new
members that with the Center
adding 160 new beds this fall,
the work of the Men's Associ-
ates, especially in the area of
volunteerism, will increase in
Sam Goldie, a Morse resi-
dent who proclaimed, 'I am not
an orator,' stole the show
when he spoke about his home
The Morse Geriatric Center.
Goldie praised the Men's Asso-
ciates and stressed their
The Men's Associates are
currently increasing their
membership through such
events as the Eastpointe
The Associates are also
responsible for the operation
of The Nearly New Thrift
Shop, 242 South County, Palm
Beach. The Men donate all
proceeds from the Shop to the
Morse Geriatric Center.
Legislative Breakfast
The Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches recently held
its First Annual Legislative Breakfast. The function of the
meting was to inform interested Florida Legislators of the JCC's
progress in building the new Center on Military Trail and to
present an outline of the plans for its expanded program of
community services. Shown are (l-r) Harvey Goldberg, JCC V.P.,
Allen Mason, JCC Treasurer, Steven KapUmsky, JCC Executive
Director, Bernie Friedman, Federal Government, Representa-
tive Lois Frankel, and Sandy Klein, JCC Co-Chair, Legislative
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
As any successful fund-
raiser knows, Jews give
best when it comes from their
"kishkes," or guts, rather than
from their heads.
A recent example is the emo-
tional outpouring that marked
the 1984 Operation Moses
drive, when Jews contributed
$60 million on behalf of Israel-
bound Ethiopian Jews.
But a different mood marks
the United Jewish Appeal's
$75 million "Passage to Free-
dom" campaign on behalf of
Soviet Jewish emigrants.
According to UJA leaders, the
driving force behind the cam-
paign is cool pragmatism
rather than philanthropic zeal.
The reason lies in the
unprecedented nature of the
Soviet Jewish exodus. The
"Passage to Freedom" cam-
paign is designed to relieve the
financial burden on Jewish
agencies helping to resettle an
influx of Soviet Jews that
could reach 40,000 this year.
Fund-raising missions are
being planned, speakers are
being booked, and April has
been designated as "Passage
to Freedom" month. Commu-
nities will be asked to conduct
fund-raising phone-a-thons
during the intermediate days
of Passover.
The efforts are aimed at
tapping compassion for
Soviet Jews, which reached a
high point in December 1987,
when 200,000 American Jews
descended on Washington to
rally for their Soviet breth-
ren's freedom.
UJA leaders speak emotion-
ally of the historic responsibil-
ity of settling the new immi-
grants and the uncertainty of
the Soviet Union's relaxed
emigration policies.
The Drop-Out Problem
But an irony tempers their
enthusiasm: The Soviet Jewry
movement was based on Zion-
ism and its beneficiaries
usually leave the Soviet Union
with Israeli visas. Yet some 90
percent of recent emigrants
have chosen to live in the
United States rather than
Israelis are frustrated by the
phenomenon they call "dropp-
ing out," and some blame the
Americans for enticing Soviets
with a host of social services.
American Jewish leaders
sympathize with the Israelis
but defend their actions. "I
think it is fair to say that the
overwhelming consensus of
American Jewish organiza-
tions would wish that all
Soviet Jews would go to the
State of Israel," UJA Presi-
dent Stanley Horowitz said.
"However, what is an appro-
priate response once the
determination is made to
those who will not go to
Israel?" he asked. "The Amer-
ican Jewish community is dedi-
cated to the idea of responding
to fellow Jews."
Horowitz said he has been
telling Israeli leaders that
the purpose of the special cam-
paign is to prevent a repeat of
1980 and 1981, the years
immediately following the exo-
dus of some 59,000 Jews from
the Soviet Union.
"The UJA lost a great deal
of money in 1980-81, as federa-
tions used for local needs
money that might have gone to
the UJA. We're helping Israel
to avoid that problem," said
The UJA raises its money in
partnership with the local fed-
erations, who ultimately
decide how much of the year's
campaign will go to the UJA
and how much to local needs.
The "Passage to Freedom"
campaign is being conducted
above and beyond the $720
million-plus that UJA and the
Continued on Page 19
The Dream Of My Whole Life
The following excerpt was taken from a letter written by a
Soviet Jew to the United States Consul in Rome. The tetter
was submitted with an appeal to reopen thisfamily's case.
This family is one of many cases who received a rejectum to
their original application to enter the United States as
refugees. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Commit-
tee is currently taking care of this family in Rome.
From my early childhood I knew I wu different from
others. I was a Jew. Because I was a Jew I was
constantly humiliated and insulted by both children and
adults. When I was still young my Mother came home
with injuries to her head after being beaten by an
anti-Semitic neighbor. The militia was called, but
nobody was punished.
In 1967 was in the army. When the Israeli-Arab war
broke out anti-Semitic sentiments were rampant. My
front teeth were knocked out by my comrades. Soldiers
and Officers participated in the attack which they said
was their participation in the war against the Jews.
For a period of four years between the years 1964-1968
I applied to enter six technical colleges. After looking
up my nationality in my passport, they recorded unsatis-
factory grades on the exams, though my knowledge of
the required subjects was excellent.
In 1976 my job opportunities were limited to that of a
foreman at a construction Arm even though my capabil-
ities would excel in more sophisticated work. Each time
there was an opening for an engineer I hoped to receive
the position, but it was always given to a Russian even
though they were professionally inferior.
I and the other Jews on my team were given the most
difficult jobs to perform, yet with the least pay. I united
with my fellow oppressed Jewish workers to defend our
rights and demand that the jobs should be distributed in
a fair manner. We met in each others homes, our
difficulties bringing us together. We decided to secretly
study and read any books about Jewish history that we
could obtain, to find out why we were being treated in
this unjustified manner.
Shortly after, we were detained by the militia precinct
where we were accused of Zionist activities. Fortun-
ately we were released. However, we were fired from
our jobs. Later, I received a telephone call which
threatened me that if I continue Zionist activities I will
be exterminated.
I found a job then as a worker. More than once I was
elected as Team Leader but was rejected by the adminis-
tration. I was fired from this job as well.
In 1979 I applied to emigrate and was refused. I
appealed and was refused again. I applied two more
times in 1980 and in 1981. My Mother had a stroke after
hearing the news of our third refusal in 1981 and died at
the age of 61.
For two years after I applied to emigrate I was unable
to find steady employment. Nobody wanted to hire a
Jew, let alone a Jew who wanted to leave.
My wife and daughter have each had to face their own
devils in their contacts with anti-Semitic sentiment. My
daughter changed schools four times, trying to find a
school which would not scorn her and give her grades
lower than she deserved. I knew that there was no
future for her in the Soviet Union.
During my meeting at the consul I did not mention all
of these facts. I was nervous, and it was difficult for me
to concentrate. My mind was on the future ahead, not
what I had left behind.
With all my heart, I as well as my wife and daughter
hope to become citizens of the moat democratic, free,
and just country in the world The United States of
It has been the dream of my whole life.

Lender To Chair UJA Campaign To Fund
Soviet Jewish Resettlment
Friday, April 14, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
A Hebrew Spelling Bee?
Lender of Woodbridge, Conn,
has been named as Chairman
of the United Jewish Appeal
special campaign to resettle
Soviet Jews, "Passage to
In making the announce-
ment, UJA National Chairman
Morton Kornreich said, "Mar-
vin's deep dedication to both
the Soviet Jewry movement
and UJA, as well as his superb
leadership and enthusiasm,
make him the ideal person to
chair this special campaign.
Marvin will ensure that we
American Jews meet our obli-
gations to the newly-freed
Soviet Jews and those expect-
ed to be freed in coming
Lender explained that the
goal of "Passage to Freedom"
is to raise $75 million in cash
by the end of the year to help
pay for the resettlement of
Soviet Jews. "For years we
have stood by Soviet Jewry,
petitioning and demonstrating
Honored By
Red Cross
Michael A. Lampert
On February 22, Michael A.
Lampert, YAD President, wit-
nessed an automobile accident
on Village Boulevard in West
Palm Beach. Instead of just
passing by, he quickly stopped
to provide assistance, although
he was under no obligation to
do so.
Since he was the first to
arrive on he scene, he per-
formed an initial patient sur-
vey and held cervical traction
on an injured person. He also
continued to assist paramedics
in further care and treatment
of the patient. As a result of
his actions he may have pre-
vented a serious problem from
deteriorating to a tragic situa-
At the annual meeting of
the American Red Cross, Lam-
pert, a Disaster Action Co-
ordinator for the organization,
received their "Safety
Award," for this unselfish
deed, and a plaque with the
following inscription: "To
Michael A. Lampert with
heartfelt gratitude for his life
saving efforts on behalf of an
accident victim on February
22, 1989 in the city of West
Palm Beach. From the Board
of Directors, Palm Beach
County American Red Cross."
We commend Michael for his
herioc actions.
on their behalf and supporting
them in their strugle to be
free," said Lender. "Now we
must stand with them and help
them as they gain their free-
dom. We must do everything
we can to enable them to live
and learn how to live as Jews."
Lender continued, "Funds
are urgently needed to provide
food, clothing, education and a
wide range of humanitarian
services for them," he said,
adding, "We must act immedi-
ately." Lender, who serves as
UJA National Major Gifts
Chairman, is also a member of
the UJA Board of Trustees.
Prominent Jewish leader
and activist Max Fisher,
founding Chairman of the Jew-
ish Agency Board of Gover-
nors, and seasonal Palm Beach
resident, has been named as
Honorary National Chairman
of the United Jewish Appeal's
Passage to Freedom Special
Campaign for Soviet Jewry.
Mandell "Bill" Berman,
President of the Council of
Jewish Federations; Sylvia
Hassenfeld, President of the
American Jewish Joint Distri-
bution Committee, and Henry
Taub, Chairman of the United
Israel Appeal, were named as
Honorary Co-Chairmen.
The announcement was
made by UJA National Chair-
man Morton A. Kornreich who
hailed the four international
leaders for their outstanding
dedication and commitment to
world Jewry. Earlier, Marvin
Lender of New Haven was
named National Chairman for
this special campaign.
UJA' last special campaign
took place in 1984, when local
federations participating in
"Operation Moses" raised $60
million on behalf of the migra-
tion of Ethiopian Jews to
Israel. "We are honoring an
ancient Jewish tradition of
shared concern and responsi-
bility," Lender said. As the
Talmud states, "All Jews are
responsible for one another."
Have you ever heard of a Hebrew spelling bee? Children at the
Jewish Community Day School, who learn Hebrew as a second
language, participated in the school's first Hebrew spelling bee.
The participants included children in Uth, 5th, and 6th grades.
They were asked to write, rather than recite, the correct spelling
of over 300 words commonly used in their conversational Hebrew
classes. The winners and their teachers are pictured (l-r), Rachel
Stein, first place winner Seth Lord, second place winner Johanna
Kandel, third place winner Raphael Bensimon, Shoshana Sharf.
Not pictured are teachers liana Burgess and Yael Zion.

Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 14, 1989
Photograph by Hubert A Cumin*
This year, we're happy to announce that
thousands of Soviet Jews need your help
more than ever.
I/We will accept our share of the obligation of world Jewry to provide funds for
emergency services and urgent programs for Soviet Jews and their families.
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West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Amount of Contribution: $
Due to the emergency nature of this campaign, please send a check if at all possible. This
pledge is payable no later than 12/31/89 to the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
"Passage to Freedom" Campaign.
This year, with God's help, tens of thousands of Jews are
finally leaving the Soviet Union. This gives all of us who have
struggled for their freedom a feeling of joy and accomplishment.
But it also means thousands of new Jewish immigrants in
Israel and the U.S.newcomers requiring help with housing,
medical care, job training and Jewish education.
We are proud to have helped our brothers and sisters find
freedom. Now we must help them begin to live it.
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Friday, April 14, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
A JDC Mah Nishtanah: Passover In The Soviet Union
"Mah Nishtanah?" What dis-
tinguishes the 1989 JDC
Annual Passover program
from all others?
This year, for the first time
in over 50 years, the American
Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee is sending ship-
ments of Passover supplies to
Jewish communities in the
Soviet Union. In addition to
1,000 Hebrew-Russian Hagga-
doth, JDC will be sending oil
and powdered milk to the
Leningrad Synagogue to be
distributed among the local
Jewish community as part of a
shipment which, it is hoped,
will fortify the tradition of the
Passover seder for this very
special group of Jewish people.
"This is an historical
moment for the JDC and the
entire world Jewish commun-
ity," remarked Sylvia Hassen-
feld, President of JDC. "We
are delighted to be able to send
these kosher for Passover
goods to the Jewish people of
Leningrad. It is especially sig-
nificant that this first ship-
ment should come as JDC is in
the midst of commemorating
its 75th Anniversary. For 75
years, we have reached out to
the Jews in need around the
world, and now, we are excited
and pleased to continue this
tradition in the true spirit of
the Jewish people."
The Soviet Union is just one
of many countries which will
be receiving Passover goods
from the JDC this year. As
part of its annual "Operation
Passover," JDC is sending
matzot, matzot meal, soup and
other goods, all kosher for
Passover, to Jewish communi-
ties in need all over the world.
Michael Schneider, Execu-
tive Vice President of JDC,
said "Operation Passover has
a significant meaning for JDC,
for Passover is a very special
holiday in the Jewish calendar.
It marks the event that united
the Jewish people as one, and,
with that in mind, we try to
ensure that every Jew, from
the villager in Ethiopia to the
holocaust survivor in Eastern
Europe, to the small communi-
ties in Portugal, Vienna, and
even Egypt, the very place
where the events depicted in
the Haggadah took place, can
celebrate a traditional, kosher
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
HIAS To Urge Government
To Increase Quota And Funds
Continued from Page 1
Last month, HIAS reported
that 40.5 percent of all Soviet
Jews applying for refugee
status during the first 14 days
of March had been turned
down. By comparison, the
denial rate averaged 15.9 per-
cent in January and February.
HIAS now says there is a
backlog of some 8,050 Soviet
Jews waiting to enter the
United States, most of whom
are housed temporarily outside
of Rome.
Ben Zion Leuchter, presi-
dent of HIAS, will urge that
the government increase both
the refugee quota and the
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least 25 percent of American
Jewish young adults who have
participated in the World Zion-
ist Organization's programs in
Israel are considering moving
there permanently, according
to a survey released by Chaim
Chesler, head of the WZO's
North American Aliyah De-
"The survey results make it
clear that the number of times
that an individual visits Israel
greatly affects the likelihood
of his or her making aliyah,"
or immigrating, Chesler de-
clared at a recent news confer-
ence here.
Chesler said that of the
22,000 to whom the survey
questionnaires were sent,
5,000 have responded.
"Seventeen percent of those
having visited Israel only once,
28 percent of those who had
visited twice and 64 percent of
those who had visited three
times answered positively to
the question of aliyah,' he
Chesler added that a delega-
tion of about 500 of these
Israel programs participants
will embark on a special presi-
dential reunion mission to
Israel, dubbed "Kesher 89,"
on June 1.
funds earmarked for their emi-
gration and resettlement.
But the Bush administration
asked Congress March 24 for a
supplemental appropriation of
$100 million, of which $85 mil-
lion would be used to admit
28,500 additional refugees,
including 24,500 from the
Soviet Union.
Asis the case with all regular
immigrants, the new proposal
requires the 30,000 newcom-
ers to prove that they will not
be a public charge and that
they will either be supported
by someone or have a job offer.
Boucher said it is hoped that
families, friends or voluntary
agencies that have been deal-
ing with refugees will provide
this support.
The United Jewish Appeal
has launched a $75 million spe-
cial campaign to aid the reset-
tlement of Soviet Jews in the
United States and Israel.
Said Zuckerman, "The Jew-
ish community will do what-
ever it can."
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1,000 of these Haggadoth will be distributed to the Jewish
community of Leningrad. Printed and published in Tel Aviv,
Israel in Hebrew and Russian, the Haggadah contains a Russian
commentary as well.
Each book contains a bookplate which bears the name "Joint"
in Hebrew and English and states "Excellent is the study of the
Law with worldly occupation" (Aboth 2,2).
The Jewish Community Center
of the Palm Beaches Presents:
Israel Independence
Day Celebration
Lake Worth
(Lake Ave & Intracoaalal)
Sunday April 30
12 Noon 5 PM
Come end celebrate Intel's birthday at
our community-wide event
Continous Entertainment at
the Bandshell
Shuk (Marketplace) filled with
Merchandise and Crafts for
Children's Rides, Entertain-
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Community Expo Displays
Delicious Kosher Israeli
Samor Transportation available
at a nominal tee
Call 689-6332
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and Jews all over the world are
faced with the perennial ques-
tion: whole wheat, egg or
The reference, of course, is
to unleavened bread, or mat-
Matzoh is the bread of deliv-
erance, symbolizing the haste
with which our distant ances-
tors departed the land of their
Yet, to look at today's Pas-
sover cornucopia, one wonders
if contemporary Jews not need
at least a month and a U-Haul
truck to accomplish the same
What would Passover be
without a pantry full of Bar-
ton's candies, usually more
than one eats the entire year,
Season's salad dressing, Sea-
son's potato chips, Season's
. well, you get the idea.
In fact, it's a good bet that
right now if you were to put
down this article, stride to
your kitchen and peer into the
dim, dusty recesses of your
food cupboards, behind the
boxes of half-eaten cereal and
the ubiquitous canned vegeta-
bles, you would spy one or two
telltale remnants of last Pass-
over's shopping fest.
Ever wonder why it seems
perhaps a half-dozen brands
dominate so completely the
Passover market, for a brief
week filling the pantry of the
observant with unfamiliar
names scarcely found during
the other 51 weeks of the
calendar year?
There are over 50 kashrut
organizations in the United
States, ranging from the
"O.U." of the Union of Ortho-
dox Jewish Congregations of
America, which is the largest
certification agency, to the
"Parallelogram K," under
Rabbi Dr. Bernard Poupko in
Pittsburgh, who affixes his
seal to only one brand of soft
This multiplicity of groups
confronts the kosher consumer
with an array of signatures,
many strange and unfamiliar.
Yet, come Pesach time, this
baffling array all but dis-
appears, as many of the small-
er certifications refuse to
grant special "Kosher for
Passover" dispensation.
The daily maze of kashrut
rules and procedures that a
firm must undergo to satisfy
the demands of its religious
overseers seems like a child's
connect-the-dots when com-
pared to the extensive prepar-
ations and added restrictions
necessary to comply with Pass-
over strictures.
Additionally, many
products that possess "kosher
potential" year-round cannot
likewise receive Passover cer-
tification simply because they
include ingredients that intrin-
sically are unacceptable, or, in
kashrut parlance, hametztik.
A variety of items that are
kosher during the year, pri-
marily those with yeast, are
prohibited during the holiday.
Hence the use of flat, un-
leavened bread.
Fewer Brand Names On Pesach Does Not Meai
As a result of these consider-
ations, kashrut agencies cer-
tify far fewer companies for
Passover than during the year.
For example, "K-COR," a
large, regional agency based in
Detroit, supervises approxi-
mately 60 entities normally,
but only one-third that number
for Passover.
Rabbi Mordechai Wolmark,
kashrut director for K-COR,
cites the extensive preparation
and extra supervision required
as part of the reason for the
holiday drop-off.
Rabbi Yechezkel
Zweig, O.U. rabbinic co-
ordinator of Passover supervi-
sion, said that only a small
percentage request Passover
seals. He added that prepara-
tions for the festival begin the
day after the previous year's
Passover holiday.
The O.U. certifies approxi-
mately 200 firms for Pesach,
compared with 1,100 for the
rest of the year.
Rabbi Benjamin Shandalow,
kashrut administrator for the
Chicago Rabbinical Council, or
"cRc," also noted that Pass-
over procedures are "compli-
cated and time-consuming,"
starting toward the end of
He argued, however, with
claims that manufacturers
resist Pesach certification
merely because of the incon-
veniences, stressing that many
products are either not certifi-
able or not necessary for the
eight-day holiday.
Not surprisingly, companies
such as Streits, whose primary
income stems from matzah and
its derivatives, eagerly
embrace supervision, gearing
the focus of their entire year to
Passover time.
In fact, Streits, which distri-
butes to a dozen countries
throughout North and South
America, accounts for at least
60 percent of its sales during
the Passover period.
According to company Vice
President Renee Kaplan,
Streits sells seven million
pounds of matzah and matzah-
related products, such as farfel
and matzah meal, during this
time of year, not counting its
line of other Passover foods.
One interesting wrinkle in
Complete Seder Menu For The
Year's Most Cherished Dinner
MILWAUKEE (JTA) Observance of Passover, which
begins at sundown Wednesday, April 19, is the oldest and most
cherished of all the Jewish holidays.
The Passover seder is a beautiful family ceremony. The dinner
table is set with the best china, silver and crystal. Included is a
seder plate for the foods which are used symbolically, as the
biblical story of the Exodus is retold. All of the guests at dinner
take part in this ritual.
The seder plate holds matzah, the unleavened bread that
recalls the flight of the Jewish people from Egypt, when there
was not time for the bread to rise; a roasted lamb bone,
symbolizing the Temple sacrifices; a roasted egg, as a token of
grief for the destruction of the Temple; bitter herbs or
horseradish to symbolize the bitterness of slavery; charoset, a
mixture of chopped apples and nuts moistened with wine,
symbolizing the mortar used by the Hebrew slaves to make
bricks; salt water as a symbol of the tears; and sprigs of parsley
to welcome the spring.
The recipes used during the eight days cannot include any
form of leavened bread or grains. Ashkenazic Jews, those of
European origin, also forbid the consumption of legumes during
the holiday. .
Recipes for the foods served at this time may be passed from
generation to generation, but there is always the creative cook's
desire to present new dishes that carry on the tradition.
The menu for this seder dinner includes a fish course, soup
with matzah balls, roast veal, a vegetable dish and dessert.
3 medium whole carrots, peeled and cooked till tender crisp
2 lbs. whitefish fillets
2 medium onions, chopped
1 carrot, grated
1/2 cup matzah meal (scant)
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 whole egg
2 egg whites
1 tsp. sugar
Dash of salt; white pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup cold water
Grind fish and onion or use food processor. Combine this
mixture with the grated carrot, matzah meal, oil, sugar, salt,
pepper, eggs and cold water. Mix well. Place half of the mixture
in a non-stick or lightly greased 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan;
arrange the 3 carrots lengthwise on top of the mixture. Cover
with the remaining mixture. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1
hour. Cool in pan. Turn out; refrigerate covered. Slice and serve
with horseradish. (6 to 8 servings)
3- or 4-lb. soup chicken (hen)
2 to 3 lbs. chicken necks, backs, wings
5 quarts water
1 tblsp. salt
2 large onions, each studded with 3 whole cloves
3 carrots
3 ribs celery
1 parsley root
1 parsnip
Sprigs of parsley; celery leaves
Dash of sugar, white pepper
Place chicken and parts in a stock pot; add water, salt and
onion. Place over medium heat; bring just to a boil. Turn down
heat so that liquid barely simmers. Skim gray foam from top;
discard. Partially cover pot and allow to cook gently for 3 to 3 1/2
hours. Strain stock. Taste and correct seasonings if desired. Cool
and refrigerate overnight. When cold, remove layer of fat.
Reheat to serve.
1 cup matzah meal
2 tsps. salt
1 carton egg substitute (defrosted)
4 tblsps. margarine (1/2 stick), melted, cool
4 tblsps. cold water
In a small mixing bowl, combine meal, salt and egg substitute;
mix well. Add margarine and water; stir into batter. Cover bowl
and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Then wet hands in
cold water and shape mixture into walnut-sized balls. Drop into
gently boiling water flavored with instant chicken bouillon.
Reduce heat; cover and cook 30 to 45 minutes. Transfer matzah
balls with a slotted spoon to chicken soup. Heat soup and serve.
(20 to 24 balls).
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Less In The Pantry
the whole Passover scenario
arises over an important dif-
ference between Sephardim
and Ashkenazim.
Sephardim consider a wide
range of kitniot, or legumes,
permissible on Pesach,
whereas Ashkenazim strictly
forbid the consumption of
these foods.
Items in that category
include corn, rice and peanuts,
those foods that are easily con-
fused with universally pro-
hibited grains.
This can create potential
complications, as a Sephardic
kashrut agency may approve a
product containing not readily
Continued from Page 10
6 eggs
1 cup matzah meal
1/2 tsp. salt; dash of white pepper
In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs with a whisk or a fork. Pour
in meal, salt and pepper; whisk well together. Place in
refrigerator for 1 hour. Wet hands in cold water and shape
mixture into walnut-sized balls. Drop into gently boiling water
flavored with instant chicken bouillon. Reduce heat; cover and
simmer 45 minutes. Transfer matzah balls with a slotted spoon
to chicken soup. Heat soup and serve. (20 to 24 balls).
4 lbs. veal shoulder, boned and butterflied
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. mushrooms, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
2 tblsps. wine (optional)
11 1/2 ounces canned tomato sauce
1 onion, sliced
1 stalk celery, cut up
1 carrot, cut in chunks
1 cup boiling water
In a skillet, saute onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons oil until
golden. Add mushrooms and wine if desired; saute till moisture
has evaporated. Season mixture with salt and pepper to taste;
cool slightly. Spread the mushroom mixture over the boned side
of the veal, leaving a 1-inch border. Roll up the veal, jelly-roll
style; tie the roll securely with kitchen string at 2-inch intervals.
In a Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons oil or fat over moderately
high heat; brown veal lightly on all sides. Remove from heat.
Sprinkle roast with paprika. Add vegetables to bottom of pan.
Add tomato sauce and water. Place in a 350-degree oven for 2
1/2 to 3 hours or until tender. Baste several times, adding more
water if necessary.
Remove veal to cutting board. Remove strings; carve into
slices. Arrange slices overlapping on platter; keep warm. Skim
fat from pan juices, remove vegetables and stir up brown bits
from bottom of roaster to make gravy. Add chicken stock.
Thicken if desired, with 1 teaspoon of potato starch dissolved in
1 tablespoon of cold water. (8 servings).
(Carrot Casserole)
2 lbs. brisket of beef, fat trimmed
1 to 2 tblsps. vegetable oil
2 to 3 lbs. carrots, sliced
2 to 3 large sweet potatoes or yams, quartered
3 large white potatoes, quartered
1 lb. prunes
3/4 cup brown sugar; dash of salt
4 cups boiling water
1 tblsp. lemon juice
In a Dutch oven, over medium high heat, brown brisket in oil.
Drain fat; add water, cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour
Add remaining ingredients; place in a 325-degree oven for 3
hours or until very tender. Remove cover and cook 60 minutes
more Best cooked a day ahead and reheated. (8 servings).
apparent ingredients, such as
corn syrup or sweetener, that
make it unacceptable to Ash-
But Rabbi Hananiah Elbaz,
rabbinic administrator for
Sephardic Rabbinic Council of
America, kv_-d in Brooklyn,
strongly played down the
importance of the problem.
Elbaz asserted that his
organization's sole goal lies in
facilitating his "community to
eat kosher," resulting in the
preponderance of their ap-
provals going to local mer-
chants in Sephardic circles.
In thos few cases where the
presence of kitniot is not ob-
vious by the very nature of the
product, and where the item
may be available to large
numbers of Ashkenazic con-
sumers, all "S.K." labels bear
the cautionary tag, kitniot,
Elbaz explained.
This would warn the kosher
Ashkenazic shopper, unfa-
miliar with the meaning of the
appellation "S.K.," that the
product contains forbidden
Elbaz said that this is done,
not only for the few Ashken-
azim who may be affected, but
because several groups of
Sephardim subscribe to vari-
ous customs, some of which
outlaw any form of kitniot
except for when fresh.
The chief rabbinate of Israel,
which issues joint certification
to Passover products contain-
ing the problematic ingre-
dients, also includes the caveat
upon its labels.
The answer to the initial
query of this article, concern-
ing which brand of matzah
most prefer, is somewhat
Despite the fitness craze
of the past few years and the
widely publicized hazards of
cholesterol, the respective
popularity of the three types
of matzot remains relatively
Most still prefer the
traditional variety, with egg
posting a steady second, and
whole wheat trailing a sorry
third, according to Streits'
And those tastes seem to cut
across various subgroups of
the Jewish consumer popula-
tion. Younger, presumably
more health-conscious people
do not, for instance, noticeably
favor whole wheat.
Kaplan reported that "the
tradition involved" in a partic-
ular family is the key indicator
of individual buying patterns.
She added that people gen-
erally "throw caution to the
wind and break their diets"
when it comes to Passover
With those words in mind,
the best advice to the Passover
shopper searching for the elu-
sive mark of acceptability Is
Bon appetit!
Don't let the relative scarcity
of brand names fool you. For
when the last week of April
rolls around, you too may find
yourself staring at remarkably
homogenous and overstuffed
shelves in your usually diverse
And last, but not least, to all
you Ashkenazim: Watch out
for those kitniot'.
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Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 14, 1989
Youth Activities Thrive In Poland
, mawvn pin
The shirt left is a com-
memorative T-shirt of a five
day winter retreat which
took place in January in
Srodborow, Poland. The
shirt, printed in Hebrew and
Polish says: "Srodborow
Winter 1989," and was
proudly worn by all 50 of the
retreat participants. The
objective of this winter
retreat was to provide an
opportunity to discuss the
many youth programs now
active throughout Poland.
Under the guidance of the
Polish Jewish community,
and with the assistance of
the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee,
youth programs in Poland
have been thriving. Among
the activities taking place
are: teaching of Jewish sub-
jects literature, history,
culture, customs, religion,
Hebrew language classes,
group excursions to places
of Jewish historical value,
i.e. Krakow, Lublin, Warsaw,
Auschwitz. Treblinka. Mai-
denek, etc., and a summer
camp program now in its
third year. As part of the
camp program this July, 25
young people will travel to
Israel. They are eager and
enthusiastic and this trip
promises to be an exciting
learning experience for
them. In August, these 25
youngsters, along with ten
youngsters who attended a
Jewish summer camp in
Yugoslavia, will join with 60
Polish youth at the summer
retreat in Srodborow.
Together, they will enjoy tra-
ditional camp activities
sports, recreation, and lec-
tures on Jewish subjects, as
well as share their experi-
ences from abroad. Another
activity which recently took
place was a winter vacation
for 50 mothers and their
young children. This was
held in February of this year
and was a time for parent
and child to share Jewish
traditions and culture in a
relaxed, fun-filled atmos-
Jordan Aiding Israeli Exports
has played an active role in
facilitating the export of $1
billion worth of Israeli food
products to Middle Eastern
and Persian Gulf countries,
Agriculture Minister Avraham
Katz-Oz disclosed recently.
Israeli sales of fresh and
partially processed food to
Arab countries amounts to
about 10 percent of Israel's
total agricultural exports, he
Katz-Oz confirmed the Jor-
danian role during a meeting
of the Middle East Economic
Entrepreneurs Club here. He
called it an example of the
practical ways in which Israel
and Jordan are cooperating,
even though the two nations
are technically still at war.
Katz-Oz, a Labor minister,
said that there is regular com-
munication and coordination
between the two countries and
that decision-makers from
both sides meet regularly to
discuss ways of improving
commercial ties regarding
food exports.
He said that for the past two
years the two countries have
agreed on production quotas
for the West Bank. Israel has
even provided Jordan with
aerial photographs of crop
areas in the West Bank and
the Gaza Strip, he said.
over a decade, a frightening
number of American teenag-
ers have chosen suicide as
their only solution to frustra-
tion and despondency. Some
5,000 youths between ages 15
and 25 kill themselves each
year, a steady figure since
Though there are no statis-
tics for Jewish teen-agers, a
Commission on Teenage Sui-
cide has been established by
the United Synagogue of
America, Conservative
Jewry's congregational body.
A recent publication from
the commission, "And There-
fore Choose Life A Jewish
Response to Teens in Crisis,"
provides information on perti-
nent myths and facts, warning
signs and ways to help in a
suicide crisis.
Included in the handbook,
designed to be used by rabbis,
youth leaders, teachers and
others involved in services to
teenagers, is a concrete activi-
ties guide which suggests
appropriate intervention tech-
niques for teen-agers who are
coping with fear, rejection,
loss, depression, and hurt
The handbook also features
a resource guide which in-
cludes a bibliography, speak-
ers bureau, films and training
The handbook is available
through the Commission on
Teen-age Suicide, 155 Fifth
Ave., New York, N.Y. 10010.

There's a thrift shop in town calling itself "The Jewish Thrift,''
but it's not the thrift shop which, traditionally, has been rec-
ognized in North Palm Beach county as the "Jewish Thrift."
That distinction belongs to the Jewish Community Center thrift
shop, and to it alone. Gifts which have been donated in good
faith to a community agency have been accepted by a company
headquartered elsewhere. Money, which should have been spent
in the county is leaving for parts unknown. And community pro-
grams, which have been made possible by funds generated by
the JCC Thrift Shop, are now endangered for lack of funds.
First: tell all your friends, relatives and neighbors that the JCC
Thrift Shop is the one and only Jewish Community Center thrift
shop. Second: tell them all to spread the word that the JCC Thrift
Shop needs all the donations of furniture, bric-a-brac, and auto-
mobiles that it can get, and it needs them now. Third: tell them
that the JCC Thrift Shop is understaffed and desperately needs
volunteers to work the shop.
Make your calls today, please don't wait for tomorrow. The
need is urgent. If you'd like more information, call Ruth Gold-
man, 471-1077, or Steve Kaplansky 689-7700.
1331 N."Military Trail
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Friday, April 14, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
ADL's "A World Of Difference" Combats Prejudice At Its Root
a weekend retreat with some
110 New York City high school
sophomores and juniors,
Marce Sylla, a 19-year-old stu-
dent from Brooklyn, related
his experience in meeting
someone who struck him as
rowdy and obnoxious."
Only later that weekend did
he discover the person's seem-
ingly unconventional behavior
was the result of epilepsy.
"I learned that you have to
get to know a person before
you judge," concluded Sylla.
Eye-opening experiences
like Sylla's are the goal of the
Anti-Defamation League of
Bnai B'rith's "A World of
Difference," a nationwide
campaign to fight prejudice at
the school level.
The program attempts to
wed classroom study, televi-
sion and experiences like the
retreat for New York students
in order to seek not only toler-
ance for differences, but
The campaign was created in
1985 to combat racial and reli-
gious tensions in Boston. It
quickly spread to Detroit,
Miami, Houston, Philadelphia
and Albany, N.Y.
More recently the campaign
was launched in Los Angeles,
San Francisco, Long Island,
New Jersey, Kansas City,
St. Louis, Seattle, Baltimore
and Fairfield County, Conn.
At least six other cities plan to
join in by 1990.
According to Abraham
Foxman, ADL's national dir-
ector, some 500,000 students
from kindergarten through
grade 12 have been exposed to
the program, and 30,000 of
their teachers have trained
with the campaign's center-
piece resource guide.
Nationwide, 23 television
stations and 11 radio stations
have joined the campaign with
special broadcasts and
"It has reached millions of
viewers, trained thousands of
teachers and united entire
communities in unprecedented
efforts to teach instead of
prech against prejudice," said
At the end of the New York
City retreat, co-sponsored by
the Youth Council of the Man-
hattan Borough President, the
students identified 19 prob-
lems which contribute to pre-
judice in schools, and made
over 50 suggestions to combat
"I wish everyone could have
been there," said 17-year-old
Danielle Corbie of Brooklyn.
"I learned that even though
we have different colors, we're
all alike."
Israeli And Russian Theaters To
Exchange Stages
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel's
national Habimah Theater and
Moscow's famous Taganka
Theater are to exchange
stages at the end of this year,
under an artistic agreement
signed in Israel last month.
Habimah will perform three
Hebrew-language plays on the
Taganka Theater stage next
January. Two weeks later, the
Taganka troupe will stage
three Russian-language plays
in the Habimah Theater in Tel
It will be the first time Habi-
mah has performed in Moscow
since it left the Soviet Union
58 years ago and came to
The agreement was signed
in Tel Aviv by Taganka direc-
tor Nicolai Dupak and his
Habimah counterpart, Shmuel
The venture was initiated by
Yuri Lyubimov, who served as
Taganka's artistic director in
Moscow until he immigrated to
Israel in 1983. He now directs
plays for Habimah.
Lyubimov was invited back
to Moscow some months ago to
re-stage a production of Push-
kin's "Boris Godunov," which
he had originally directed for
The Hebrew and Russian
plays to be presented have yet
to be determined by the two
theater companies.
The Habimah Hebrew Thea-
ter was established in Moscow
after the Russian Revolution,
Chicago Federation
Aids Aliens
Chicago's Jews are crossing
communal boundaries by offer-
ing aid to immigrants of a
different heritage.
Together with the city's
Latino Institute, the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan
Chicago will coordinate the
legalized alien programs being
conducted by 65 community
A total of 80,814 undocu-
mented aliens have been
granted amnesty and tempo-
rary residency in Chicago by
the Immigration and Naturali-
zation Service. The figure,
according to the federation
and institute, is expected to
reach 137,000 by the end of the
Of those aliens, 89 percent
are Hispanic and five percent
are Polish.
The Jewish and Hispanic
agencies will channel some $21
million in federal money to
community colleges, school
districts and other groups pro-
viding civics programs for the
undocumented aliens.
The money will be provided
by the government s State
Legalization Impact Assis-
tance Grants program.
The federation's participa-
tion is partly in recognition
that since 1976 it has been the
prime contractor for all refu-
gee resettlement programs in
the state.
"We see this role as a natu-
ral extension of our efforts in
the resettlement (in Illinois) of
people from many parts of the
world both in the Jewish
community, where we are now
helping thousands of recently
arrived Soviet Jews, and in the
general community," Maynard
Wishner, president of the fed-
eration, and Dr. Steven Nasa-
tir, its executive vice presi-
dent, said in a joint statement.
Said Josue Gonzalez, pro-
gram chair of the Latino Insti-
tute's board: "We are pleased
that, together, we will provide
a valuable service to a variety
of immigrant communities,
and we are confident that the
working relationship that
begins today on this issue will
continue in other areas."
with the active assistance of
Constantin Stanislavsky, the
famed director of the Moscow
Arts Theater.
Habimah played there for
some years until the company
moved to Palestine in 1931,
after performances in Europe
that received critical acclaim.
Not sine* the asking of The Four Questions
has something so tiny mad* it so big.
It's Tetley's tiny little tea leaves They've been making it big in
Jewish homes lor years. Tetley knows that just as tiny lamb
chops and tiny peas are the most flavorful, the same is true for
tea leaves Thats why for rich, refreshing tea, Tetley bags
are packed with tiny little tea leaves Because tiny is tastier!
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Recollections from the St. Louis
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
IF the reunion of S.S. St.
Louis survivors goes off as
planned in May, it will bring
bittersweet memories to Her-
bert Karliner. He survived.
His sisters and parents were
Karliner and his family were
among the 937 Jewish refu-
gees who had set sail from
Germany hoping for freedom
in a new country, only to be
rejected at their initial destina-
tions and returned to Euro-
pean countries, where all but
about 250 met their deaths in
the Holocaust.
Karliner and six family
members set sail on the luxury
cruise liner that regularly tra-
veled from Hamburg, Ger-
many to New York. This time,
on May 13, 1939, the S.S. St.
Louis set sail for Cuba.
The family, which had owned
a general store in Silesia, a
small village on the Polish bor-
der, sold everything it had in
order to have Josef Karliner
released from a concentration
camp under the condition the
family would leave Germany.
The U.S. immigration quota
was filled, Karliner recalls,
and Cuba was the only country
that had offered visas. But
Karliner said the passengers
aboard the St. Louis learned
when they got to Cuba that the
Cuban embassy officials in
Germany had pocketed their
money but did not give them
appropriate visas.
The mood aboard ship had
been jubilant and hopeful on
the trans-Atlantic crossing.
There was apprehension about
starting a new life in a country
where they knew no one and
didn't speak the language.
BUT when they got to
Havana, Karliner learned his
first Spanish word, manana.
"Manana means tomorrow,"
he said, "and they had a little
boat that came out to our ship
every day and said, 'Manana,
you'll get off."
The prospect of returning to
Germany was grim. "We knew
what it meant to be a Jew in
Germany. We were kicked out
of school; they spit on us. Once
a German kid beat up my sister
and I beat him up and they put
my father in prison because I
hit an Aryan child."
Some people didn't have the
money to leave Germany and
they met their fate in the
Holocaust. Karliner said some
other relatives left in 1935, but
his family, "felt it wouldn't
His father was a German
citizen. His grandfather was a
German citizen. They had
fought in World War I in the
German Army.
The crossing from Germany
to Cuba took about 12 days.
Karliner has pictures of the
passengers dining and dancing
and enjoying the breezes on
the luxury ship. But they were
not to disembark for another
six or seven weeks; when they
did, it was not in Cuba.
The mood turned gloomy,
especially after it was learned
staying in the Cuban harbor
was too expensive so the ship
left in hope of entering the
port of Miami, after docking in
Havana for eight days.
Telegrams were sent to
President Franklin Roosevelt
but, allegedly, there was no
response. Karliner recalls that
a telegram was also sent to
Mrs. Roosevelt asking her if
only the children could come
aboard in America. And,
reportedly, there was no
"I could see the beaches and
the coconut trees," Karliner
recalls. But that vision from
the international waterways
was as close to America as the
ship was allowed to come.
When food and water ran
short, the ship had to return to
One day before it was sche-
duled to dock in Germany, the
frantic telegrams resulted in
four countries opening their
doors to the refugees: Holland,
France, Belgium and England.
The passengers who went to
England had the best chance
of survival. A few months
after approximately 250 pas-
sengers were sent to each of
the four countries, the war
broke out.
BY this time, there had been
only 936 meYnbers of the St.
Louis. Karliner recalls one
passenger who slit his wrists
and jumped overboard at
Havana Harbor. That man, a
lawyer, was rescued by a Ger-
man marine, and he was the
only member of the St. Louis
to be admitted to Cuba.
Karliner, at 13, and his
brother were sent to a child-
ren's home in France. His par-
ents and two sisters settled in
a small French village. In
1942, his sisters and parents
were deported to concentra-
tion camps. He never heard
from them again.
"This was the first exodus in
my opinion," said Karliner,
who is now 62 and a retired
baker. He came to this country
in 1947 and, with his French
wife, had two daughters.
As Karliner spoke with The
Jewish Floridian, one daugh-
ter walked into his North
Miami house. It was her birth-
day and he baked her a cake.
For 12 years, Karliner had
worked as a baker at the Fon-
tainebleau Hilton before he
opened his own bakery.
Now in retirement, he says
he has more time to think
about the St. Louis. He is
helping to organize the reun-
ion of survivors on the 50th
anniversary of the voyage this
"It's an experience very few
people understand, especially
the new generation, even my
children," Karliner said. "We,
the survivors have a very
strong feeling about it. Now
we have time to think about it
and get together.
"I'm retired now, but work a
lot with the Holocaust Docu-
mentation and Education Cen-
Aboard the S.S. St. Louis are a young Herbert Karliner, his
father, Josef and sister Ruth. Of the three, only Herbert survived
the Holocaust.
ter. We speak to churches and
schools to explain to the new
generation that it can happen
again, to fight prejudice in
every form."
The reunion will likely be
filled with an odd mixture of
bitter gratitude. "We are
grateful to be here in the U.S.,"
Karliner said. "But if the U.S.
would have done it before, all
of our family would be here."
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[Serving God And Country ...Simultaneously
by howard rosenberg
Jewish men and women
serving overseas in the armed
services won't be missing out
on Passover this year even
if they're stationed as far away
as Greece or Okinawa in the
Some 3,000 "solo seder kits"
are being airlifted for those
who want to serve God and
country simultaneously.
The kits, which will be used
by those who cannot attend
formal seders, contain a box of
matzah, two cans of gefilte
fish, two cans of matzah ball
mix, eight ounces of mixed
nuts, literature on how to
observe the holiday, as well as
an Haggadah.
Jewish soldiers who wish to
observe the holiday can also be
assured of receiving enough
kosher-for-Passover food to
last the entire eight-day
Most Jews in the military
will be able to attend seders
with their families on Pass-
over, although for those in
basic training, "the comman-
der finds it very difficult to
give the men free time," said
Rabbi David Lapp, director of
the JWB Chaplains Council.
Twenty-nine Jewish chap-
lains will be conducting seders
this year, Lapp said, in addi-
tion to those offered by local
Jewish communities or run by
lay military personnel.
Jews in the military are
traditionally exempt from
work on the first two and the
last two days of Passover.
They also can be excused
on Rosh Hashanah and Yom
Kippur. Leave on Sukkot and
Shavuot is at the discretion of
the local commander.
Year-round dining facilities
can be stocked with kosher
food, which soldiers can obtain
from the kitchen, without hav-
ing to wait in the serving line,
Lapp said.
JWB recruits and endorses
Jewish chaplains for the mili-
tary and supplies military per-
sonnel with religious items,
including Torahs.
since October 1917, six months
after the United States
entered World War I. The
agreement, approved by what
was then called the Depart-
ment of War, has the govern-
ment paying the chaplains and
according them military rank.
The military has 49 full-time
Jewish military chaplains:
20 in the Army, 18 in the Navy
and 11 in the Air Force.
Twelve are Orthodox, 15 are
Conservative and 22 are
In addition, 12 rabbis are
employed by veteran hospitals,
and 200 are contracted part-
time throughout the armed
Two of the Conservative
rabbis are really Reconstruc-
tionists, Lapp said. "There
was some agreement that they
would come in through the
Rabbinical Assembly and that
they would be counted as part
of the R.A. contingent."
That's because they "feel
closer to the Conservative
movement," he said. The
assembly is the professional
group of Conservative rabbis.
There is an overall peace-
time ceiling for military
chaplains of roughly 3,400,
with each religious group
apportioned slots equal to its
percentage of the civilian
Jews could bave as many
as 102 military chaplains, but
Lapp said "there would be an
overabundance" if there were
more than 60. "God forbid if
we have a war, that's some-
thing else," he added.
JWB is looking to place five
more chaplains for the Army,
and four each in the Navy and
Air Force. "That would give
us a little more flexibility
concerning bases to cover,
Lapp said.
Other activities chaplains
provide year-round include
religious services, counseling,
adult education classes for
military personnel and their
spouses, as well as Hebrew
schooling for children.
Most Jewish personnel not
living in "hardship areas"
have their spouses and child-
ren living nearby. Although
South Korea is one of the
hardship areas with few fami-
lies, there is a Jewish chaplain
there, Maj. Kenneth Zisook, an
Orthodox rabbi whose wife
and three children live in
Silver Spring, Md.
Zisook ran High Holy Day
services in Seoul during the
Olympic Games last year for
about 350 people, said Lapp,
an army chaplain from 1957 to
Other countries that have
many Jewish military chap-
lains are France and South
Africa, Lapp said. By contrast,
Britain and Canada have only
one each.
"Jewish members of the
armed forces are generally
served extremely well by the
chaplaincy," said Marvin Pert-
zik, a JWB vice president who
has chaired its Armed Services
and Veterans Committee since
The major branches of
Judaism ignored their differ-
ences in 1984 when they ap-
proved a prayer book appropri-
ate for all Jews in the military.
"When it comes to the mili-
tary, we work in a setting of
klal Yisrael you serve every
Jew no matter what his affilia-
tion," Lapp said.
Since 1984, there has been a
standard Jewish service, with
no variations allowed, Lapp
said. "We want everyone to
feel that he is part of that
service," he said.
The earlier prayer book,
written in 1943 and revised in
1956, contained two services,
Reform, and Conservative-
Orthodox. "We used to call it a
Reconservadox service," he
Catholics and Protestants
also have a standard service,
although Protestant denomin-
ations are allowed to offer
special services.
Jewish services are mixed
with English, Hebrew and
explanations, Lapp said. The
Hebrew comes from the Philip
Birnbaum siddur, used by
many Orthodox congregations,
with the English coming from
the Reform movement's
"Gates of Prayer."
The Pentagon printed
30,000 copies of the prayer-
book in 1984 and may print an-
other 30,000 this year, Lapp
said. By contrast, local
commanders use their own
budgets to meet the needs of
Jewish personnel on Passover.
There are thousands of
chapels for U.S. forces. For
Jewish services held at the
chapels, the Pentagon pro-
vides an ark and menorah,
along with facilities used by all
About 110 Torahs have been
distributed by JWB around the
country where there are full-
time and part-time Jewish
chaplains. "Right now many of
them are in need of repair,"
said Pertzik, pointing out that
some were used in World War
II and Korea.
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Behind The Headlines:
Soviet Resettlement Campaign
Friday, April 14, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Evening Of Jewish Meditation
Continued from Page 6
federations raise jointly each
Balling Out The 'Affected
Ambivalence is expressed in
other ways as well. Approxi-
mately 80 percent of the emi-
grants are settling in seven
communities: Boston, Chicago,
Los Angeles, New York, Phila-
delphia, San Francisco and the
North Shore communities of
At a meeting here recently
of representatives of 35 of the become a"yearly event?
42 largest Jewish federations,
some expressed concern that
higher the percentage, the
higher the quota, according to
Lender said federation lead-
ers have "accepted the quota
we assigned them and made
personal contributions." He
said that UJA national vice
chairmen already had contri-
buted $1 million to the cam-
The 1989 special campaign
thus appears to be well on its
way. But what about the
future? If Jews continue to
flow out of the Soviet Union,
will the special campaign then
their communities are having
to carry the burden of what
have come to be known as the
"affected seven."
"There is some concern, but
I think it will work itself out
through discussions at the
committee level," said Marvin
Lender, the New Haven,
Conn., investor who chairs the
special campaign.
The mechanism for working
out details is a "monitoring"
committee coordinated by the
Council of Jewish Federations.
The committee has representa-
tion from all of the agencies
affected by the Soviet emigra-
They include the federa-
tions, the Hebrew Immi-
grant Aid Society, UJA and its
major beneficiaries: the Jewish
Agency for Israel and the
American Jewish Joint Distri-
bution Committee.
The committee already has
determined "community quo-
tas," or the amount federa-
tions are expected to raise on
behalf of the campaign.
The quota will be based on
how much an individual feder-
ation contributed to last year's
general campaign the
Continued from Page 2
Beth David in Palm Beach
Gardens. He also volunteers
his time to the Simon Weisen-
thal Center and Haneni Organ-
ization, which calls for the
revival of Judaism.
A native of New York,
Kener moved to Palm Beach
County three years ago. He is
President and owner of Super
Office Supplies in West Palm
Members of the Business
Networking Committee in-
clude: Jacqueline Ipp, Chair,
Lisa Jaynes, Brian Kazinec,
Faith Lieberman, Michael Lif-
shitz, Jack Schram, Harvey
White, Morris Kener, Donna
Zeide Kener, Howard Levy,
Ron Rosenwasser and Oliva
For more information, con-
tact Stacey Garber, Director,
YAD, Jewish Federation, 832-
"We thought about that a
lot," said Lender, who added
he hopes that the doors of the
Soviet Union will remain open.
"But right now we're dealing
with the realities of 1989. We
have to deal with what
The Jewish Community Day
School recently marked the
second anniversary of the
passing of Benjamin S. Horn-
stein, nationally known philan-
thropist and major benefactor
of the school, with a memorial
service led by students of the
During the services, several
children recalled how Mr.
Hornstein devoted his life to
Jewish causes and to the JCDS
in particular. Sixth grader,
Chad Dellerson, noted, "Mr.
Hornstein was a very generous
man ... He didn't have kids
but to him, we were his chil-
dren. He also donated money
to other places, such as
museums and other schools
and hospitals."
The elementary school,
grades 1-6, of the Jewish Com-
munity Day School bear Benja-
min S. Hornstein's name.
Continued from Page 3
Ms. Plotkin feels she was
very fortunate to have partici-
pated in this type of experi-
ence in another community.
Therefore, she is enthusiastic
about bringing this experience
to the Palm Beach Business
and Professional Women's
Group. She invites women who
plan to attend to wear com-
fortable, loose clothing in
order to get maximum benefit
from the program.
Gail Plotkin is owner of Mur-
der Theatre, a traveling thea-
ter group that performs in
West Palm Beach. She is also a
producer and writer for the
company. Ms. Plotkin is a per-
manent resident of Boston,
Mass. and has been spending
the winters in Palm Beach
County for the past 12 years.
Currently, she is a member of
the Steering Committee of the
Women's Division B&P Wo-
men's Group and became
involved with the group
because of her favorable
impressions of its past pro-
grams. She is also a member of
the Edna Hibel Chapter of
B'nai B'rith.
Jayne Weinberg has been
active in the B&P Women's
Group for the past two years
since moving to Palm Beach
County from Washington,
D.C. Currently, she serves on
the B&P Women's Group Pro-
gramming, Steering and Cam-
paign Committees and is also a
member of the Young Adult
Ms. Weinberg received a
Masters Degree in Geronto-
logy from George Washington
University and is the Assistant
Administrator of Manor Care
Nursing Center in Boynton
Beach. She is also the manager
of the new 60-bed addition at
the center which is an all
kosher facility.
For more information, con-
tact Faye Nelson, Director,
Women's Division, Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
Hitler's Centenary:
Lessons and Warnings
100th birthday of Adolf Hitler.
Should his evil memory be
allowed to recede quietly from
the minds of mankind, or are
there things that Jews should
ponder on this day, and bring
to the attention of the world?
A case can be made that
Hitler and his works are by
now so remote that the centen-
ary of his birth should be of
little more than antiquarian
Forty-four years after the
downfall of his fearsome em-
pire, neither German govern-
ment East or West re-
tains any recognizable Nazi
vestige: one is communist, the
other democratic.
The pseudoscientific racism
and virulent anti-Semitism
that Hitler promoted are in
disrepute among educated
people around the world.
Even the Cold War between
the United States and the
Soviet Union that was spawn-
ed by Hitler's war seems to be
disappearing in the era of glas-
nost. And before long, only
senior citizens will remember
the Hitler years; others will
have to rely on books, movies
and Holocaust memorials.
Yet there is good reason for
not ignoring Hitler's birthday
this year. The evils that he
personified, while perhaps
changed in form, have not dis-
appeared. They may, indeed,
even be spreading.
Anti-Semitic incidents are
on the upsurge in the United
States. The well-publicized
burning of Torah scrolls in
Brooklyn last fall was just the
tip of the iceberg.
This trend is not just a mat-
ter of misguided teen-agers
out for thrills. Organized
gangs of Skinheads now oper-
ating in most American cities
harass and beat up blacks and
other minorities, not just
Jews. And the fact that a Ku
Klux Klan leader ran first in
an election for the Louisiana
legislature is cause for fore-
In Europe, widespread an-
xiety over the influx of foreign
laborers has provided an op-
portunity for right-wing politi-
cal forces to regroup.
Earlier this year, the Repub-
lican Party in West Berlin,
under the leadership of a for-
mer SS officer, won 7.5 per-
cent of the vote on an anti-
foreigner, ultra-nationalist
TIONS about President Kurt
Waldheim's Nazi past seem to
have made him more, not less,
popular among his fellow-
The Le Pen movement in
France and similar groups
elsewhere continue to threaten
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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act,
provides a variety of services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
tional and recreational programs. All senior activities
are conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilita-
tion Act of 1973.
The JCC's Senior Center, 5029 Okeechobee Boule-
vard, West Palm Beach is an active place for all Seniors.
Hot kosher meals are served every day and programs
and activities will be scheduled throughout the year.
Kosher lunches are served
Monday through Friday at
11:15. The three locations are:
JCC in West Palm Beach -
5029 Okeechobee Boulevard;
JCC in Boynton Beach 501
N.E. 26th Avenue; and JCC in
Delray Beach 16189 Carter
Meet new friends while
enjoying delicious, nutritious
food along with planned activi-
ties everyday. Volunteers are
always needed. No fee is re-
quired but contributions are
requested. Reservations re-
quired. Call Carol in West
Palm Beach at 689-6332, Julia
in Boynton Beach at 582-7360,
or Nancy in Delray Beach at
495-0806. For transportation
call Department of Senior Ser-
vices 627-5765.
Thursday, April 13 Trudi
Nemhauser, Humorist, "Just
Friday, April 14 Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum, Sabbath
Services. The Cantor with a
Monday, April 17 Fred
Bauman, Bingo.
Tuesday, April 18 To be
Wednesday, April 19
Special Passover Seder and
Thursday, April 20 1st
Day Passover. Center is
Friday, April 21 2nd Day
Passover. Center is closed.
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
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. Watch
for spring schedule. 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 at the JCC. Time:
Program starts at 2. A stimu-
lating group discussing 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 9:30 a.m. at JCC.
For persons who wish to prac-
tice the art of public speaking
a great group.
Let us entertain you on
Thursday, May 1 at 1:30 p.m.
at the JCC Senior Center with
the "Lyric Trio." Max Lupert,
Bea Kahn and Dora Rosen-
baum will delight you with
piano, cello and vocal rendi-
tions. All singles are invited.
Call Sally at 478-9397 or Eve-
lyn at 686-6724 for reserva-
tions and information.
Join us for "Amadeus" on
April 16 at the Actors Reper-
tory Theatre. Meet at Carteret
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.
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter and the Palm Beach Com-
munity College are proud to
co-sponsor the first presenta-
tion of Overview of Health
Issues 1989.
This six week series will
include a "How To" conduct
constructive, candid discus-
sions regardless of the topic.
Discussions will center around
strategies for good health pre-
vention of chronic problems, as
well as explore the needs of
the American population as
regards to a Health Care sys-
tem we can be proud of. The
series is offered to Community
organizations, Community
leaders and interested mem-
Dates: Tuesday afternoons,
May 9-June 13 at 2:30 to 4:30
p.m. at JCC Senior Center.
Fee: $4, registrations limited.
Call Louise at 689-6332 for
information and reservations.
Presented by: Gert Friedman,
Specialist, Disease Prevention
Wellness Programs, P.B.C.C.
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. This
is good preparation for next
year's state-wide Senior
Smarts Competition. Congrat-
ulations to Palm Beach
County's first time team for
taking second place in 1989.
Three out of the five team
members were from the Jew-
ish Community Center. Their
names are: Irving Silverstein,
Shirly Weiss and Lucy Cooper.
Call Ellie at 689-6332 for infor-
May is Older Americans'
Month. A variety of programs
are being planned. Watch for
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.
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Saturday, April 15, 8 p.m. Jellybean Poker at a
member's home. Join us where fun is the name of the game
and cheating is a must! Soda and munchies served. Cost: $3
per person.
Monday, April 17, 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour at MacAr-
thur's Vineyard (4431 PGA Blvd., at 1-95).
30s & 40s
Saturday, April 15, 8:30 p.m. We'll celebrate the end
of tax season with a party at a member's home. Come join
with us and bring a friend. Cost: $5 per person.
Saturday, April 15,8 p.m. Psychic and Game Night at
a member's home. Psychic Victoria Matthews will see each
person for a private reading while those waiting to know
their future will play games of their choice. Reading limited
to 15 people and reservations are a must. Cost: For psychic
and games, JCC members $7; non members $8. For games
only, JCC members $3; non members $4.
Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. Planning Meeting at the
JCC (700 Spencer Dr.). All are welcome to join us in
planning upcoming events.
Sunday, April 16,1 p.m. Meet at the Carteret Bank in
Century Village to bus to the Florida Repertory Theatre to
enjoy the play "Amadeus." Showtime is 2 p.m. Early
reservations are a must!
For more information please call 689-7700.
Palm Beach County Senior Smarts
Palm Beach County Senior Smarts team took a second
place award in the 1989 State Senior Quiz Show Competi-
tion which was held in Orlando on March 31. This is the
first time Palm Beach County competed in the "College
Bowl" contest, which has been a feature of an annual
Florida Division of Senior Services and Florida Depart-
ment of Employment salute to Seniors.
Members of the Palm Beach team were: Irving Silver-
stein, Shirley Weiss and Lucy Cooper, all from the Senior
Center of the Jewish Community Center of the Palm
Beaches, and Bernhard Zahn from Mae Volen Senior
Center, Boca Raton. James McEaddy from West County
Senior Center was the alternate.
An audience of 500 cheered wildly as the novice Palm
Beach team vied with the veteran four-time champions
North Florida team.
JTS Revises School Curriculum
Goal Is To Create Better Rabbis
Dr. Ismar Schorsch, Chan-
cellor of The Jewish Theologi-
cal Seminary of America,
announced that an overwhelm-
ing majority of the faculty has
voted in favor of revising the
Rabbinical School curriculum.
The question has been under
discussion for the past two
years. The Seminary, which
trains Conservative rabbis,
will implement the revised cur-
riculum for those students
beginning their rabbinical
studies in September of 1989.
The major changes will be:
1) more rigorous academic and
religious requirements for
admission to the Rabbinical
School; 2) fixing the course of
study at five years; 3) limiting
the number of courses taken
each year to five; 4) the addi-
tion of a required Rabbinical
School Seminar to be taken
during each of the five years;
5) an academic field of concen-
tration for the last two years
of study; and 6) a field work
requirement for the last two
years, which will be phased in
Continued on Page 21
A consortium program with
Jewish Family and Children's
Services. Persons interested in
being trained to work in a new
Alzheimer's program a few
hours a week at $4 per hour.
Call Barbara at JFCS 684-
The JCC will be providing a
variety of classes and pro-
grams at Congregation Beth
Kodesh along with the daily
hot Kosher lunch program.
Medicine In The Next Cen-
tury A four week discussion
series sponsored by the PBCC
Adult Education. Learn about
the newest technologies that
are being developed. Will
there be improved cure rates
for cancer, heart problems and
other age related diseases as
well as growth in home care
services? Gert Friedman,
instructor in wellness and dis-
ease prevention will lecture
and discuss these vital sub-
Dates: Wednesday, April 17
and 24 at 10-noon. Call Julia
at 582-7360 for reservations.
Fee: $2.

Friday, April 14, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 21
Chai Chapter will hold its
general membership luncheon
in the Social Hall of the Chal-
lenger Country Club on Thurs-
day, May 25 at noon. Installa-
tion of officers will be con-
ducted by Dorothy Mofson
Kaye. Fay Schechter from the
Palm Beach Community Col-
lege will speak on "Over 50
and Fabulous."
There will be a $5.00 charge
per person for the luncheon.
For reservations forward your
check to Evelyn Andelman,
3661 Poinciana Drive #201
Lake Worth.
Henrietta Szold Chapter
will hold its general member-
ship meeting on Tuesday
April 18, 1 p.m. at the Lake-
side Village Auditorium, Palm
Springs. Mr. Douglas Kleiner
of Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County will speak on
"The Russian Resettlement in
the United States." Everyone
is welcome.
The group will meet at 1
p.m. Sunday, April 16 at the
Royal Palm Club House at the
intersection of U.S. 1 and N.E.
22nd Avenue, Boynton Beach.
The topic will be, Open
Forum (Lets talk about our
children in Israel). Refresh-
ments will be served.
Media as Culpable Party
Hurrinon J. Goldin is the eomp-
Irolh-r ,,f the City of New York.
A recent newspaper article
on the intifada was headlined
"Palestinians Captured and
Wounded." The caption dra-
matizes a fundamental bias in
media reporting on the situa-
tion in the administered terri-
tories. They regularly portray
the Palestinian cause in a
favorable light and cast an
Israeli government seeking to
quell civil insurrection as a
villain. The misleading head-
line is to the point: it implies
that Israeli soldiers deliber-
ately inflicted injuries to the
In fact, wounds in that case
were sustained when the gren-
ade the terrorist threw at the
Israelis rolled back at them.
With Passover approaching,
we are mindful of the reminder
in the Hagaddah: "Not just
one enemy has stood against
us to destroy us." Our lot,
nonetheless, is that we are
treated as the oppressors, sub-
ject to criticism and jealousy,
more so than other nations.
The media has affected the
uprising in other ways, too. It
is now common knowledge
that with television cameras or
newspaper reporters around
Palestinians are likelier to riot,
to try to focus attention on
their cause.
Moreover, the media often
note that Yasir Arafat
renounced terrorism. Yet
there is scant evidence that he
has supported his words with
action. Indeed, Mr. Arafat has
made little or no visible effort
to encourage the PLO to
revise its basic covenant; it
still calls for the destruction of
Israel. And little is said about
terrorist groups connected to
the PLO caught on at least five
separate occasions trying to
infiltrate Israel.
Or take the widely touted
statistic that 53 percent of
Israelis are now willing to
meet with the PLO. Again, the
media distorts. It often omits
the conditions Israelis inter-
pose, including that Yasir Ara-
fat keep his promise to halt
Americans are being given a
"no-sided portrayal of the
uprising. That tends to pro-
mote the illusion of a quick and
dirty solution to the problem.
In fact, it is complex and sub-
tle, hardly susceptible to broad
We know, as Americans,
that our government would
never tolerate terrorism as a
fact of life. We would expect
swift and decisive action were
Molotov cocktails and stones
used to shatter car windows.
We would expect our govern-
ment to understand the pri-
macy of its obligation to quell
civil insurrection. We would
not expect negotiations with
revolutionaries using violence
to achieve their goals.
The tragedy of nearly four
hundred Palestinians killed
over the course of the intifada
is unassailable. What, though,
of the innocent Jewish men,
women and children who have
died in five wars and terrorist
attacks, too numerous to men-
tion, waged against the State
of Israel for over forty years?
Freedom of the press carries
a responsibility to provide a
fair and accurate account of
events. As jews in a country in
which such freedom is fortun-
ately taken for granted, we
must insist that the media act
responsibly, reporting fairly
events in a region in which the
battle for survival is never
In Mishna Avot, Hillel
teaches, "Judge not your
neighbor 'til you have been in
his place." Is that not a lesson
for our time, too?
A New Generation Remembers
Continued from Page 2
dreams of Reform Jewish
Derringer said that his expe-
rience in NFTY gave him the
unique opportunity to travel to
Poland as part of a delegation
sponsored by the American
Zionist Youth Foundation
(AZYF). The group joined with
Jewish youth from around the
world in a journey to the dark-
est chapter in Jewish history
where they explored first-hand
the issues of Jewish survival in
the remains of Madjanek,
Auschwitz, Treblinka and the
Warsaw Ghetto.
"This generation lives in a
drastically different time than
the Holocaust," Derringer
said. "The Holocaust certainly
deserves our attention, but
today we don't need someone
to issue a death threat for our
lives as Jews to be in peril," he
"I think that an important
response to the Holocaust in a
time that we're free to prac-
tice our religion is to study the
Torah, visit Israel, live as
Jews. And many of us don't.
That's part of the message I
hope audiences get from my
presentation," he added.
"Steve Derringer is the Elie
Wiesel of his age," said Rabbi
Joel Levine of Temple Judea,
who has seen Derringer's pre-
sentation in another commun-
ity. "After you see his slides
and listen to his emotional,
hypnotic narration, you will
really feel like you have been
to Auschwitz. Very few people
his age have the ability to
reach people like Steve does.
He can literally move an audi-
ence to tears.'
Currently, Derringer is pur-
suing a degree in political sci-
ence. After graduation, he
hopes to attend rabbinic
Holocaust Observance tick-
ets are available, free of
charge, at the Jewish Com-
munity Center, Jewish Feder-
ation and Temple Emanu-El.
It is sponsored by the Holo-
caust Committee of the Com-
munity Relations Council of
the Jewish Federation.
For more information,
please call Stacey Garber, Jew-
ish Federation, 832-2120.
Friday, April 14 Free Sons of Israel, board, 10
Saturday, April 15 Federation Leadership Devel-
opment Program, 8 p.m. Temple Israel, dinner and
raffle, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 16 Parents of North American
Israelis, 1 p.m. Temple Torah of West Boynton,
board, 9:30 a.m. Morse Geriatric Center Men's
Associate, Monte Carlo Night, 7 p.m. Congregation
Aitz Chaim, board, 9:30 a.m.
Monday, April 17 Federation, Executive Com-
mittee, 4:30 p.m. Jewish Community Day School,
Executive Committee, 7:45 p.m. Jewish Family and
Children's Service, board, 7:30 p.m. Hadassah
Henrietta Szold, board, noon and regular meeting, 1
p.m. Federation, Young Adult Division, Business
Executive Forum, 6 p.m. Jewish Community
Center, Passover Vacation Program through April 28
City of Hope, Luncheon at the Royce Hotel, noon.
Tuesday, April 18 Hadassah, Henriettz Szold, 1
p.m. Yiddish Culture Group Century Village, 10
a.m. Federation, Young Adult Division, Board,
7:30 p.m. Hadassah Mt. Scopus, Boynton Beach,
board, 7:30 p.m. Federation, Administrative Man-
agement Meeting, 4:30 p.m. Federation, Young
Adult Division, Social Committee, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19 Passover Eve (First Seder)
Hadassah Shalom, 12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith
Women Olam, board, 10 a.m. Na'Amat USA
Golda Meir, 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 20 First Day of Passover
(Second Seder) Jewish Community Center, Com-
munity Seder.
Sunday, April 16, 1989
MOSAIC 11 a.m. WPTV Channel 5, with host
Barbara Gordon Green. Special feature on Facing History
And Ourselves, a national organization that trains teachers
to teach the Holocaust in the public school system. Guests
include Leon Bass, National Director and Steve Byrne,
Palm Beach County Coordinator.
L'CHAYIM 7:30 a.m. WPBR 1340 AM with host
Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish Listener's Digest, a
radio magazine.
MUSICAL PASSAGE 12:30-1:30 p.m. WPBF Chan-
nel 25. The dramatic story of the Soviet Emigre Orchestra,
a group of Jewish Russian musicians who made their own
exodus in the years before Glasnost. Offered by the Jewish
Theological Seminary of America with an introduction by
Rabbi Leonid Feldman of Temple Emanu-El.
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 DISCOVERY 1-2 p.m. WPTV Channel 5. About
a youngster who is struggling to relate to the celebration of
his Bar Mitzvah. Second in the series, "The Promise of
America," produced by the Jewish Theological Seminary of
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
JTS Revises School Curriculum
for current students until it is
mandatory for all students.
Rabbi Gordon Tucker, Dean
of the Rabbinical School said,
"The new Rabbinical School
curriculum stands in the long
Seminary tradition of aca-
demic rigor and devotion to
Jewish scholarship as a religi-
ous value. It differs from pre-
vious curricula in that it will
overtly address the goal of
transforming the bright and
committed men and women
who come to us into rabbis. We
believe this transformation
process requires great schol-
arly achievement but also seri-
ous attention to inner religious
growth, and the development
of the ability to teach, inspire
and transform the lives of
"The Faculty, Dean Tucker
and I are exceedingly proud of
the new curriculum, said Dr.
Schorsch. "We strongly be-
lieve that it will produce gra-
Continued from Page 20
duates firmly grounded in the
textual tradition of our people,
well educated in the wide
range of courses in Judaica
and more comprehensively
prepared to undertake the per-
sonal, professional, and spiri-
tual challenges facing the con-
temporary rabbi."

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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 6 p.m. Friday night 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Boulevard,
West Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser.
Daily services 8 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8 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 BNAI 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. Rabbi Theodore Feldman, part-time. Sab-
bath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
BETH ABRAHAM: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996. Stuart 33495. Phone
287-8833. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.
CHABAD HOUSE LUBAVITCH: 4623 Forest Hill Blvd.,
West Palm Beach, 108-3, 33415. Phone 641-6167. Rabbi Shlomo
Ezagui. Sabbath Services, Saturday, 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 N. Haverhill Road, West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Rabbi Oscar
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Phone
335-7620. Friday night services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 7:45 p.m.
Student Rabbi Peter Schaktman.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce. FL
34982. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish 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
Synagogue News
Girls and boys of Junior
High School age are invited to
"gear up" and test their riding
skills at Grand Prix Day on
Sunday, April 16. This fun-
filled event, which will include
go-car races and video games,
will be held at the Grand Prix
of Fort Lauderdale.
A bus will leave from the
Temple at 12:30 p.m. Pizza will
be available, or if those attend-
ing prefer, they may bring a
box lunch. The fee for the trip
is $12.
For reservations, or further
information call the Temple
Passover, which will com-
mence on April 19, commem-
orates the deliverance of the
Jewish people from Egyptian
bondage, and with it the birth
of the Hebrew nation. Pass-
over is unique in that a special
service is held in the house on
the first and second nights of
the festival. The purpose of the
seder is to observe the Com-
mandment of the Torah. The
history of the Exodus is read
from a special book known as
the Haggadah (Narrative). The
seder itself symbolizes the
important features and lessons
of the Exodus and the redemp-
The following schedule of
services will be observed at
Wed., April 19 Fast of
the First Born, Minyan and
Siyyum for first born men and
women, 8:30 a.m.; Mincha and
Maariv, 5:30 p.m.
Thurs., April 20 Service
for First Day of Passover, 9:30
BLUM. Murry. 72. of Palm Beach
Gardens. Menorah Gardens and
Funeral Chapel. West Palm Beach.
BRENOWITZ, Murray. 90. of Delray
Beach. Gutterman-Warheit Memo-
rial Chapel, Boca Raton.
BRODELL. Frances. 91. of Boynton
Beach. Beth-Israel Rubin Memorial
Chapel, Delray Beach.
COHEN. Mary (Alexanderoff). ser-
vices in Canada.
GRATIENSTEIN. Emanuel, 99. Palm
Beach, Riverside.
JACOVES. Yetta, 84. of Lake Worth.
Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
JOHNSON, Stanley N., 72. of Lake
Worth. Dorsey Funeral Home, Lake
KLINGENHOLZ, Fred, 76, of Lake
Worth. Menorah Gardens and Fun-
eral Chapels. West Palm Beach.
KRAUSS, Morris. 102. of Delray
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial
Chapel. West Palm Beach.
MARKS, Louis. 77, of Lake Worth.
Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
MESTER, Lawrence W.. 75. of Royal
Palm Beach. Menorah Gardens and
Funeral Chapel, West Palm Beach.
PORCELAIN, Ann, 71, of Delray
Beach. Gutterman-Warheit Chapel,
Boca Raton.
RALPH. Aaron. 77, of Lake Worth.
Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapel. West Palm Beach.
ROSENBERG. Pauline, 106, of Del
ray Beach. Menorah Gardens and
Funeral Chapel, West Palm Beach.
SAGER. Frances G.. 77, of Boca
Raton. Beth Israel-Rubin Memorial
Chapel, Delray Beach.
SHAPIRO, Sidney P., 82, of Lake
Worth. Riverside Guardian Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
SLOSMAN, Samuel C, 83, of West
Palm Beach. Levitt-Weinstein
Memorial Chapel. West Palm
Fri., April 21 Service
for Second Day of Passover,
9:30 a.m.; Shabbat Hoi Ha-
moad Service in honor of
Judge Abraham and Kate
Levy, 8 p.m.
Sat., April 27 Shabbat
Services, Dedication of Levy
Torah, 9:30 a.m.
Wed., April 26 Seventh
Day Passover Services, 9:30
Thurs., April 27 Eighth
Day Passover Service, Yizkor
Memorial Service, 9:30 a.m.
On Friday evening April 14,
at 8 p.m. Temple Shabbat ser-
vice will be conducted by Rabbi
Howard Shapiro. His sermon
will be: "The Lion and the
Lamb" and the congregational
choir will sing together with
Cantor Stuart Pittle. Rever-
end Derek King will be the
guest speaker. Everyone is
On Thursday morning April
20, 10:30 a.m., Temple will
celebrate the first day of Pass-
over. Service will be conducted
by Rabbi Howard Shapiro.
Passover brunch will follow
the service.
Flo Kaufman and Renee
Lomars will observe their
Adult B'Not Mitzvah on Fri-
day, April 14 at 8 p.m.
Flo and Renee will conduct
the Service, read the Torah
and Haftarah and present
statements reaffirming their
Jewish commitment.
Following Services, Flo and
Renee will sponsor an Oneg
Shabbat. The community is
invited to attend.
Temple will be holding Pass-
over services on the following
Wed., April 19 Services
6:30 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m.
Thurs. April 20 Services
9:30 a.m.; services, 6:30 p.m.;
dinner, 7 p.m.
Fri., April 21 Services
9:30 a.m.; Shabbat services, 8
Tues., April 25 Services
6:30 p.m.
Wed., April 26 Services
9:30 a.m.; 6:30 p.m.
Thurs.. April 27 Services
9:30 a.m.
April 14
April 21

Synopsis Of The
Weekly Torah Portion
'And the priest shall look, and behold, if the
plague of leprosy be healed in the leper"
METZORA This portion describes the laws for
the purification of the leper after he is healed.
"Then shall the priest command to take for him
that is to be cleansed two living clean birds, and
cedar-wood, and scarlet, and hyssop. And the
priest shall command to kill one of the birds in an
earthen vessel over running water. As for the
living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar-wood,
and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them
and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was
killed over the running water. And he shall
sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven
times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let go the living
bird into the open field. And he that is to be cleansed shall wash
his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and bathe himself in water,
and he shall be clean; and after that he may come into the camp,
but shall dwell outside his tent seven days. And it shall be on the
seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair off his head and his
beard and his eyebrows and he shall bathe his flesh in water,
and he shall be clean" (Leviticus li.i-9). Finally, after bringing an
offering to the priest on the eighth day, the former leper shall be
formally clean.
Leprosy was understood to affect objects as well as people. The
portion describes the various cases of leprosy and prescribes their
treatment: "This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy,
and for a scall; and for the leprosy of a garment, and for a house;
and for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot; to teach
when it is unclean, and when it is clean; this is the law of leprosy"
(Leviticus li.5i-57).
(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.)
SOBOL, Oscar J.. 78, of Boca Raton.
Beth-Israel-Rubin Memorial Chapel.
Delray Beach.
WEISBERG, Joseph. 85. of West
Palm Beach. Riverside Guardian
Chapel, West Palm Beach.

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Across Space And Time: Pesach Is For All Jews *
Rabbi Steven Westman
More than any other Jewish
holiday, the festival of Pass-
over, which begins on Wednes-
day evening, April 19 this
year, includes and galvanizes
the entire Jewish people. The
Federation's Demographic
Study of 1987 indicates that 60
percent of the Jews in our area
"always" attend a Pesach
Seder, which is an even higher
Eercentage than those who
indie Chanukah candles.
Clearly, then, Passover speaks
to our people across space and
time even today.
Its messages are so many,
its details so rich, its appeal so
wide that it becomes difficult
to encapsulate Pesach in a
single article or utterance.
Indeed, according to the Hag-
gadah itself, "v'chol ha-
marbeh l'sapayr," the more
one speaks and re-tells and
delves into its layers upon lay-
ers of meaning, the more
praiseworthy one is. A festival
of birth and freedom, Pesach
speaks to child and philosopher
alike, from the secure Ameri-
can knaydlach-rotier to the
oppressed Soviet or Syrian
Jew who still feels like a slave
in Egypt, waiting for freedom.
Perhaps one image that we
can use as we prepare to ob-
serve Pesach 5749 is that of a
tightrope walker in a circus. If
he leans too far to one direc-
tion or another, he will fall.
Similarly with Passover, if you
are only concerned with the
endless minutiae of the holi-
day, you may be in danger of
forgetting its message oi free-
dom for the body and spirit, so
magnificently expressed in the
"Ha Lachma Anya" passage in
the Haggadah. Conversely, if
you so over-generalize the
broad human themes of Pass-
over, you are in danger of
forgetting the rich, particular-
istic appeal of this birth-
festival of the Jewish People.
Both the message and the
details are vital; try balance
May our entire community,
together with our people
throughout the world have a
zissen, kusherin Pesach, a
sweet and meaningful festival.
Hitler's Centenary
Continued from Page 19
the kind of pluralist demo-
cratic values that Americans
like to believe triumphed in
World War II.
There are also dangerous
trends in historical writing
about the Hitler years. So-
called "Holocaust revision-
ism," which denies the exist-
ence of Hitler's Final Solution
and treats it as a Zionist hoax,
has never really caught on.
Much more dangerous, how-
ever, is the work of certain
reputable mainstream schol-
ars, especially in Germany,
who minimize the destruction
of European Jewry by denying
that it resulted from any con-
certed Nazi plan, or by sug-
gesting that the Germans may
have had some justification for
acting against the Jews.
But surely, the most dis-
tressing remnant of Hitlerism
in 1989 is the intense pressure
that is being exerted on the
State of Israel, both in the
administered territories and in
the international community.
Israel's very creation in 1948
was intended to provide Jews
with a homeland so that future
potential Hitlers would not be
able to menace them.
IZES the defeat of Hitler by
testifying to the ultimate
triumph of the Jews over him
and his followers. And while
all people of good will wish to
see the Palestinian problem
solved fairly, Jews must make
it clear to the world that any
weakening of the State of
Israel, any doubt cast on its
legitimacy, carries the work of
Hitler forward.
Recalling Hitler's birth 100
years ago, then, is not just an
exercise in historical recollec-
Jewish Groups Plan
Activities To Counter
Work Of Missionaries
anic Vision, a Christian mis-
sionary group based in Mary-
land, plans an intensive cam-
paign in Israel for Passover,
with advertisements, hand-
bills, street meetings and pos-
sible evangelical programming
on Israel Radio.
The goal is "the first united,
open presentation of the gos-
pel by Israeli Jewish believ-
ers" in Jesus, according to
Julius Berman, chairman of
the New York Jewish Com-
munity Relations Council's
Task Force on Missionaries
and Cults.
As a result of the work of
Messianic Vision and a surge
in the proselytizing activities
of groups like it, the task force
declared April 5-12 as "Cult
and Missionary Awareness
The task force has organized
mailings of anti-cult and anti-
missionary materials to high-
school educators and youth
group directors and has offer-
ed to provide speakers on the
Frances Silverman, associ-
ate staff member of the task
force, stated that the goal of
the program is "to educate the
high-school student" by pro-
viding teachers and counselors
with information and support.
In order to stem the flow of
disenchanted Jewish college
students to other faiths, other
groups have attempted to step
up their activity on campus
and bring Jewish students
back into the fold.
The Youth Division of the
Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, central body of
Reform Judaism, plans to
expand both the number of
campuses which it serves and
membership in its existing
chapters as part of a campaign
to counter missionaries.
Jan Epstein of Atlanta,
chairperson of UAHC's Na-
tional College Committee, pin-
points "warmth, friendship
and caring" as things most
needed by Jewish college stu-
dents and most often promised
them by religious cults and
evangelical groups.
The UAHC will focus on
religious instruction, socials
and social action programs.
There are currently an esti-
mated 200,000 Reform Jewish
students at American univer-
sities, of whom 15,000 partici-
pate in Reform activities on
campus. UAHC hopes to dou-
ble that number within five
Sears, according to Michelle
fovember, director of the
body's College Education
tion. By alerting us to certain
dangers, it can also help us set
a Jewish agenda for the pre-
sent and the future.
Lawrence Grossman is director of
publications for the American Jewish
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