The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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West Palm Beach, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
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May 23, 1986
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Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
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"Combining Our voice and Federation reporter."

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Senate and House Reject Saudi Arms Sale
The House voted 356-62
recently to reject a request
from President Reagan to sell
a $354 million missile package
to Saudi Arabia. The resolu-
tion is almost certain to be
vetoed by the President. The
House vote followed an un-
precedented move by the
Senate approving an identical
resolution rejecting the sale.
The arms proposal was shot
down in the Senate by a 73-22
vote, and opponents of the sale
have indicated they will win
the two-thirds majority that
might ultimately be necessary
to override a veto. Both
Houses of Congress must over-
ride to kill the sale.
Congress was heading for a
first-time rejection of an arms
sale request earlier this year
when the Administration,
recognizing certain defeat of
its proposed weapons package
for Jordan, backed down at the
last moment.
Senate opponents of the
Saudi sale had been predicting
that they would not only win a
majority in itself a first in
the Senate annals on arms
sales votes but would turn
out the 67 votes needed to
override a veto. The unex-
pectedly large margin by
which the resolution was pased
indicated it would take more
than a few dropouts in the
almost inevitable battle to
come to thwart an override
The large margin was
especially significant because
it came in spite-of a decision by
both the Israeli government
and the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Sen. Alan Cranston
not to challenge the sale. That
decision stemmed from an in-
terest in avoiding tensions
with the Administration at a
time when U.S.-Israel rela-
tions are flourishing, especial-
ly since the type of weapons in-
volved are already in the Saudi
The arms package included
Stinger anti-aircraft missiles,
Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
and Harpoon anti-ship
But Sen. Alan Cranston (D.,
Calif.), who had taken the lead
in Senate opposition to the
sale, maintained before and
after AIPAC bowed out of the
battle that the Saudis have not
6roved reliable friends of the
[.S. and that it would
therefore not be in U.S. in-
terests to supply them with
new arms.
Asked at a news conference
in Tokyo about the Senate's
action, Reagan quipped, "Just
wait until the old man gets
home." But in a statement
made following Reagan's
return, Cranston warned that
the President, "may be in for a
"Now that the 'old man' is
back home he'll find that the
situation in Congress is the
same as it was before he left.
The Senate made clear that it
does not consider it in the na-
tional security interest of the
U.S. to sell advanced weapons
to nations that consistently
scorn U.S. interests,"
Cranston said.
Senate Majority Leader
Robert Dole (R., Kan.) and
Richard Lugar (R., Ind.)f
chairman of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee,
supported the Saudi arms sale.
Speaking on the Senate floor
before the vote, Lugar warned
that the U.S. faces "serious
and possible long-lasting
damage" to its interests in the
region should it reject the re-
quest for arms needed to de-
fend the security interests of a
pro-Western nation.
Blonder and Fitterman
To Serve Second Terms
Erwin H. Blonder
Erwin H. Blonder will be in-
stalled for his second term as
President of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, and Mollie Fitterman
will be installed for her second
term as Women's Division
President at the Federation's
Annual Meeting on Sunday,
June 8, 7 p.m. at The Royce
Hotel in West Palm Beach.
Originally from Cleveland,
Mr. Blonder was a board
member of the Menorah Park
Jewish Home for the Aged and
the Jewish Community
Federation of Cleveland. He is
the immediate past President
of the Josepn L. Morse
Geriatric Center and has serv-
ed on the board of the National
Conference of Christians and
Jews. In 1983 Blonder receiv-
ed the Sylvan Cole Human
Relations Award of the Palm
Beach Chapter of the
American Jewish Committee.
Jeffrey L. Klein, Executive
Director of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County,
said, "I am looking forward to
working with Mr. Blonder,
whose dedication and vision
have helped shape the future
of this Jewish community. His
leadership this past year has
moved the Federation forward
in its goals of expanding pro-
grams and services for the
total Jewish community, here,
Continued on Page 8
Mollie Fitterman
NagllUa Dancers To Perform 'Natan'CaU* For Continued Support For Soviet Jews
At Annual Meeting
Along with the installa-
tion of Federation and
Women's Division officers and
boards of directors, and the
recognition of community
leaders, the 24th Annual
Meeting of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County at 7
p.m. on Sunday, June 8 at the
Royce Hotel will feature a per-
formance by the Naguila
Dance Group of the Hebraica
Community Yom HaShoah
Observance... page 3
Yom Haatzmaut Celebrat-
ed at Intertaith Breakfast
page 4
Temple Bath Torah
Dedication... page 6
Random Thoughts By
Muriel Levitt... page 7
BAP Woman Dinner
Program... page 11
Miami Community Center, ac-
cording to Barbara Gordon,
Annual Meeting chairperson.
Simon Erdfrocht, director
and choreographer of the
21-person troupe, explained
that "naguila" means "hap-
piness" in Hebrew and that
the main objective of the
dancers is "to convey their
feelings about our people in
Israel and the Miami Jewish
Mr. Erdfrocht, who said that
the Naguila Dancers perform-
ed publicly for the first time
during last year's Yom Haatz-
maut celebration, emphasized
that the group is non-
Krofessional and consists of
igh-school and college
students from South America.
"At first we got together
mainly to have fun with no real
thought of performing," said
Erdfrocht. "But people began
to notice us, and now some of
Continued on Pace 18
American Jewish leaders
warmly and enthusiastically
welcomed Natan (Anatoly)
Shcharansky last week,
greeting him with standing
ovations and the song Am
Addressing an overflow
meeting of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations, attend-
ed by more than 200 leaders of
Jewish organizations and ac-
tivists on behalf of Soviet
Jews, Shcharansky called on
American Jewry to continue
its public, open campaign on
behalf of Soviet Jewry.
"It is important that the
Soviets will have no illusions
that we will ever sacrifice the
interests of our brothers in
Russia," the 38-year-old
Shcharansky, who arrived
from Israel for his first U.S.
visit, declared.
IN CONTRAST, with some
prominent American Jewish
Continued on Page 12
Ex-Yugoslav Nazi Gets Death Sentence
Ex-Yugoslav Nazi Gets Death Sentence
PARIS (JTA) Andrija Artukovic, who was the Interior Minister of the
Nazi puppet state of Croatia during World War II, was sentenced last week to
death by a five-panel tribunal in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, for his war-time activities,
according to reports here. Artukovic's lawyers have 15 days to file a written ap-
peal of the court decision.
The sentence was handed down by District Judge Miklo Gajski, culminating a
month-long trial against the 86-year-old Artukovic. He was accused of complicity
in the murder of some 900,000 Serbs, Jews, Gypsies and others in his post as
minister in the fascist Ustasha government that ruled Croatia from 1941-1945.
Artukovic has denied all charges against him. He was extradited from the
United States to Yugoslavia last February after living in California for 37 years,
but was turned over to Yugoslav authorities only after a new case was brought
against him in 1984 by U.S. authorities.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 28, 1986
Yom Hamoreh Recognizes JCDS To Hold Tenth Graduation
Teaching Excellence
In keeping with Judaism's traditional reverence for education
and respect for scholarly dedication, the Jewish Educator's Coun-
cil and the Education Department of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County celebrated Yom Hamoreh Teacher
Recognition Day on Sunday, May k at Temple Beth David in
Palm Beach Gardens.
Ruth Levow, outgoing
chairperson of the Jewish
Educator's Council, welcom-
ed the teachers and recogniz-
ed them for their service to
the community. Mrs. Levow
was a founder of the
Educator's Council and serv-
ed as its chairperson for the
past seven years.
Rabbi William Marder of
Temple Beth David, presi-
dent of the Palm Beach Coun-
ty Board of Rabbis, installed
Mrs. Barbara Steinberg, ex-
ecutive director of the
Jewish Community Day
School, as the new chairper-
son of the Jewish Educators'
Council for the 1986-87 year.
Ann Lynn Lipton, Jewish Education director of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County, recognized Mrs. Ceceil
Tiahman, principal of Temple Israel's religious school, and
Mrs. Ruth Levow, principal of Temple Beth El's religious
school, for their service to the community. Both women are
leaving their present positions to pursue new and exciting
Mina Anafi and Rachel Stein are the 1986 recipients of the
Excellence in Jewish Teaching award granted by the Educa-
tion Department of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County each year. Both teachers plan to apply their stipend to
study in Israel this summer.
Graduation exercises for the
8th Grade of the Jewish Com-
munity Day School will take
place on Wednesday, June 4,
at 8 p.m. at the Day School, an-
nounced Dr. Arthur Virshup,
President of the JCDS.
"Graduation at the Day
School is a most festive and
important community event.
Nothing' gives us more
pleasure than honoring our
young people for their many
accomplishments," Virshup
said. ,. .
Over 300 relatives, mends,
and other guests are expected
to attend as the 14 graduates
receive their diplomas. The
program will also include the
presentation of awards to the
graduates who have excelled
in the academic areas or have
exemplified true leadership,
character, integrity and school
spirit throughout their years
at the JCDS.
The keynote speaker for the
evening will be Robert D.
Rapaport, for whom the Junior
High School department of the
Jewish Community Day School
is named.
The school is located at 5801
Parker Avenue, West Palm
Beach. For more information
call the school at 585-2227.
Justice Ministry To Examine
Waldheim's Legal Status
Premier Shimon Peres said
recently he has instructed the
Justice Ministry to collect all
information pertaining to the
allegations concerning
Austrian Presidential can-
didate Kurt Waldheim's war-
time activities as a Wehrmacht
officer and to conduct a
thorough legal analysis of the
charges against the former
UN Secretary General.
"We are not a newspaper,
we are not an institution,"
Peres declared in an address to
students from development
towns meeting at the Hebrew
University. "We are a govern-
ment. We must give an answer
both serious and substan-
tiated. And if indeed the legal
material which we collect and
analyze proves that Kurt
Waldheim served in the Nazi
army and acted against par-
tisans or Jews, we shall draw
from this all the appropriate
Waldheim, whose Presiden-
tial campaign has been dogged
by allegations that he par-
ticipated in Nazi war crimes,
missed victory in the election
and will face a run-off election
on June 8.
Israel has remained cautious
in the Waldheim matter,
although it did request and
received last month a file on
Waldheim from the archives of
the UN War Crimes Commis-
sion. Waldheim has denied
participation in atrocities
against Yugoslav partisans,
although he conceded
knowledge of such actions by
the Nazis. He denied
knowledge of the deportation
of Greek Jews from Salonika
and elsewhere while he was an
intelligence officer in the
Israel Defense Force radio
reported that if Waldheim is
elected President of Austria,
the Foreign Ministry will delay
the dispatch of a new Am-
bassador to replace Michael
Elitzur, the present Am-
bassador in Vienna, who is due
to end his term of service there
this summer. This, the radio
report said, would be done to
avoid the presentation of
Israeli credentials of a new
Ambassador to a head of state
with a past linked to the Nazis.
Meanwhile, several hundred
youths demonstrated outside
the Austrian Embassy in Tel
Aviv, pointing out that they
were protesting on the eve of
Yom HaShoah against the
election to the Austrian
Presidency of a man with an
alleged Nazi past. They
presented a petition to
Austrian Ambassador Otto
Kleinhardt, asking how it was
possible to elect a man said to
have been associated with the
Nazis and asking how he ex-
pected Israel to react to such a
The Ambassador said he
could not answer the questions
or any questions concerning
the elections, but promised to
transmit the petition to the
Austrian Foreign Ministry.
News Briefs
Rabin And Weinberger Sign Memo Of
Understanding On Israel's Participation In
'Star Wars' Program
WASHINGTON (JTA) Israeli Defense Minister Yit-
zhak Rabin and U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar
Weinberger recently signed a memorandum of understan-
ding on Israeli participation in the Reagan Administra-
tion's Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) or "Star Wars."
The agreement allows Israeli laboratories, research
establishments and companies to bid on contracts for SDI
research, according to Frank Gaffney, Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy.
But Gaffney said the agreement was "classified" as were
accompanying letters. He would not reveal what kind of
research Israel would do except to say the Israelis would
focus on "wherever they have the capability."
The brief signing ceremony was held at the Pentagon,
with Weinberger stressing that the agreement "advances
further" the SDI program. He noted that Britain and West
Germany had earlier signed agreements to participate.
Although SDI is controversial in the United States, it is
not in Israel, where Israel's participation is seen as a means
of helping the economy as well as keeping Israeli scientists
and technological personnel from emigrating.
Catholic Lawmaker Urges Vatican to
Recognize Israel
WASHINGTON (JTA) Rep. Edward Feighan (D.
Ohio) believes that if the Vatican establishes diplomatic
relations with Israel it will help the Middle East peace pro-
cess as well as improve Jewish-Catholic relations.
That is why Feighan, a Catholic, has introduced a resolu-
tion in the House urging the Vatican to officially recognize
the State of Israel and establish diplomatic relations, accor-
ding to a spokesperson for the Congressman. She said the
resolution has 20 co-signers so far.
Feighan was also among the 26 Representatives who
signed a letter to the Pope last month urging him to an-
nounce recognition of Israel during his visit to Rome's main
synagogue. The Pope, in the historic visit, denounced anti-
Semitism, but did not mention Israel.
In a front page article about the 24th Jewish Federation
Annual Meeting in the May 9 issue of the Jewish Floridian,
a name was omitted in the list of new officers to be installed
by the Women's Division. Rosen will serve as Outreach
Vice-President during the 1986-87 year. The Floridian
apologizes for the oversight.
The Nearly New Thrift Shop of the Morse
Geriatric Center is in need of VOLUNTEERS
for the summer months.
If you have a free morning or afternoon to
volunteer your time please call:
242 South County Road
Palm Beach
New Summer Hours:
Open Tuesday thru Saturday
__^ 10:00 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday, May 23, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Federation President Encourages Support For Day School
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The Jewish Community Day
School of Palm Beach County,
which educates children from
kindergarten through eighth
grade with a superior general
studies program in conjunction
with a comprehensive Jewish
studies curriculum, is current-
ly accepting applications for
admission for the 1986-87
school year.
Commenting on the registra-
tion drive, Erwin H. Blonder,
President of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, observed, "The wide
variety of academic offerings
in both general and Jewish
studies makes the Jewish Com-
munity Day School a par-
ticularly attractive alternative
for families in our Jewish
"In keeping with Jewish
tradition's reverence for learn-
ing, the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County and the
local Jewish community as a
whole have placed a high
priority on quality Jewish
education, and the hard-
working, dedicated ad-
ministration, faculty, staff and
leadership of the Day School
have risen to the challenge and
created an educational institu-
tion which is vitally important
to the future of our communi-
ty," he added.
Noting that the eventual
leaders and decision-makers in
our community are being nur-
tured right now in classrooms
at the Day School, Blonder
said, "Our investment in the
education of these youngsters
will pay priceless dividends
later, as these people assume
responsibility for the destiny
of Jews here in our local com-
munity and throughout the
world. For this reason, the
Jewish Community Day School
is an attraction for the many
young Jewish families coming
to our area."
Blonder went on to evaluate
the high quality of a JCDS
education by saving, "Judging
from the academic, athletic
and interpersonal successes of
Day School graduates, these
students are being very well
prepared for the most rigorous
educational, social and profes-
sional challenges which lie
Blonder concluded by en-
couraging all interested
families to visit the school to
see the exciting atmosphere
for themselves. Appointments
for visitation and requests for
application materials may be
made by calling 585-2227.
"Our Jewish community is
very proud of its Day School,
especially in light of the recent
Bar Mitzvah celebration,"
Blonder said. "As a cohesive
community we are dedicated
to helping this fine establish-
ment grow and mature so it
can continue providing our
young people with the finest in
general and Jewish
'We Must Remember'
Community Gathers For Holocaust Commemoration
More than 250 people of all
ages from the local Jewish
community gathered at the
Jewish Community Day School
on Monday, May 5 to com-
memorate the Holocaust at a
Yom HaShoah observance
sponsored by the Community
Relations Council (CRC) of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, in cooperation
with B'nai B'rith, B'nai B'rith
Women, Hadassah, the
Holocaust Survivors of the
Palm Beaches, the Jewish
Community Center, the
Jewish Community Day
School, Na'Amat USA, the
National Council of Jewish
Women, the Palm Beach
County Board of Rabbis, and
Women's American ORT.
Those in attendance first
walked through a pictorial ex-
hibit of the Holocaust created
by the Jewish Federation's
Education Department and
staffed by students of the
Midrasha-Judaica High
School, after which par-
ticipants lit candles in memory
of Holocaust victims.
Barbara Kaplan, chairper-
son of the Local Concerns
Task Force of the Jewish
Federation, welcomed the
large audience, and Ed
Lefkowitz, president of the
Holocaust Survivors of the
Palm Beaches, introduced
Allan Ryan, Jr.
County Commissioner
Dorothy Wilken, who read a
proclamation announcing the
week of May 5-11 as the Days
of Remembrance of the Vic-
tims of the Holocaust.
Helen Hoffman, chairperson
of the CRC, then introduced
the keynote speaker, Allan
Ryan, Jr., former director of
the U.S. Justice Department's
Office of Special Investiga-
tions (OS I) and author of Quiet
Neighbors: Prosecuting Nazi
War Criminals in America.
Mr. Ryan began by recalling
his first visit to a synagogue
six years ago during a Yom
HaShoah ceremony in New
"As a choir of 40 boys and
girls sang while holding
candles, a chilling thought
came to me," he remembered.
"I thought if this were not
1980 in New York but 1942 in
Warsaw or Berlin or Galicia,
these children would not be
singing hymns of peace in a
synagogue; they would be
crowding into a freight car,
pushed by an SS man and a
pack of dogs ... Those 40
children standing in front of us
in that synagogue in New York
would have been murdered in
eight minutes at Auschwitz."
While working as OSI direc-
tor, Ryan learned that "those
of us who are not Jews cannot
stand silently on the sidelines
and say, 'This was a terrible
thing that happened to the
Jews; I hope it never happens
to my family.' It has happened
to our family."
Insisting that the memory of
the six million who perished be
kept sacred, Ryan reminded
the audience that the Nazis in-
tended not only the death of all
Jews but the death of Judaism
He estimated that
perpetrating the Holocaust re-
Young Adult Division To
Embark On Dinner Cruise
The Young Adult Division
(YAD) of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County will
sponsor a moonlight cruise,
complete with dinner and dan-
cing, aboard the Empress of
Palm Beach on Saturday even-
ing, June 7, according to YAD
chairman Scott Rassler.
Howard Kaslow and Tony
Lampert, who will co-chair this
inaugural event, have an-
nounced that guests should ar-
rive at Phil Foster Park on
Singer Island no later than
8:46 p.m.
The moonlight cruise follows
the highly successful YAD
cocktail reception at the Hilton
last month, which attracted
165 people.
"The Young Adult Division,
open to everyone between the
ages of 22 and 40, is unique
among Federation groups in
that it maintains year-round
programming," noted chair-
man Scott Rassler. "We hope
this exciting event will be the
first of several off-season ac-
tivities designed to bring
together young adults in our
rapidly-growing Jewish
Rassler added that plans are
being made for a YAD family-
style picnic this summer and
that YAD intends to sponsor a
business networking program
in the fall.
"The response to the cruise
so far has been so good that
we've booked the entire boat,"
said co-chairman Howard
Kaslow, who urged interested
members of the young adult
community to make reserva-
tions as soon as possible.
"We are particularly pleased
with the number of single peo-
ple who have signed up," add-
ed co-chairman Tony Lampert.
"The diversified make-up of
the Young Adult Division, in-
cluding singles, marrieds and
other couples, helps make our
programming varied and
Noting that one of the goals
of the Young Adult Division is
to provide young Jewish adults
with the opportunity to
socialize and network profes-
sionally, Scott Rassler said,
"With a dedicated YAD Task
Force numbering-more than
25, we're hoping to involve
more and more people so that
we may be another driving
force behind the important
community-building efforts
already undertaken by
Couvert for the June 7 YAD
moonlight cruise is $25 per
person, which includes dinner
and one cocktail. Jackets are
required and a cash bar will be
available on board. Reserva-
tions may be made by sending
a check made payable to the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County at 501 S.
Flagler Dr., Suite 305, West
Palm Beach, FL 33401. r
more information please con-
tact Kari Bower at the Federa-
tion office, 832-2120.
Tim Johnson (right), a Midrasha student, handed out candles
to participants in the community Holocaust observance.
quired 500,000 people, in-
cluding Germans and col-
laborators of many na-
tionalities "in virtually every
country occupied by the Ger-
mans or allied with them ...
At war's end these people
found themselves in Allied
displaced persons camps, like
so much debris in the after-
math of a storm."
Although American military
authorities, congressmen and
journalists knew that war
criminals were present in
these camps posing as
refugees, Ryan said, the
Displaced Persons Act, which
was passed by Congress in
1948 and eventually allowed
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 23, 1986
Congress Speaks Keep Jackson-Vanik Amendment
The overwhelming Congressional vote against the $354
million missile sale to Saudi Arabia speaks for itself. The United
States Congress simply does not buy the argument that Riyadh
is a reliable and worthy ally of the United States. Congress has
chosen, instead, to look at the record.
During the past five years, the Saudis have opposed the Camp
David peace process, the 1982 Reagan Plan, the 1983 U.S.
brokered Lebanon-Israel pact, the Jordanian-Israeli dialogue
and the U.S. retaliation against Libya. They have supported the
PLO, Syrian domination of Lebanon and the Arab world's conti-
nuing ostracism of Egypt. Examining that unambiguous record,
the Congress sees Saudi Arabia for what it is: not a promoter of
peace but a leading obstacle to it.
That is why it voted against the Saudi arms deal. And that is
why it should look very carefully at the delivery of five AW ACS
surveillance planes to Riyadh which is scheduled for later this
Back in 1981, the Reagan Administration after a bruising
battle with Congressional opponents succeeded in convincing
the Senate that the Saudis should have the five AW ACS. The
Administration argued that Saudi Arabia was a supporter of
U.S. policy goals in the Middle East. In fact, in pursuit of Senate
approval of the sale, the Administration promised that the
AWACS delivery would only commence if the Saudis offered
"substantial assistance" to the Arab-Israel peace process. That
promise was included in a letter from the President to the
Senate Majority Leader. It was enough to put the sale over.
Now delivery of the AWACS looms. Despite the President's
pledge, the Saudis remain stalwart opponents of Israel and of
the peace process in general. They maintain their support for
both the PLO and the Libyans. In short, the promises made at
the time of the AWACS sale are not being kept. The next step is
up to Congress.
Helping Hand
In April, Prime Minister Shimon Peres made the suggestion
that the United States and other industrialized nations finance a
$20-30 billion "Marshall Plan" development fund for the Middle
East. The money would come from savings accruing to Europe
as a result of the oil price collapse a sum estimated at $70
billion for this year alone.
The main purpose of the plan would be to help Arab states
which have been hit hard by dropping oil prices. It would en-
courage economic cooperation between the industrialized coun-
tries, the Arab states and Israel, which would put its technical
know-how at the disposal of its neighbors.
Peres* plan again demonstrates Israel's commitment to
peace with its neighbors. The Prime Minister has tried the
diplomatic route but has yet to find a partner willing to join him
at the peace table. Now he offers the possibility of economic
cooperation, the chance to make the entire Middle East as green
and productive as Israel already is.
Peres lists all of Israel's neighbors as potential beneficiaries
of aid from the West, even Syria. Of course, Syria responded
with a speedy no and a denunciation of Peres. Still, Peres is un-
daunted. He urged the United States and the other nations
meeting at the Tokyo economic summit to give serious con-
sideration to his proposal. Both Washington and Bonn have said
that they will. Rome, Tokyo, and London have also expressed
The Peres proposal makes a great deal of sense. In the first
place, any economic cooperation between the various Mideast
states decreases the likelihood of war. But beyond that is the fact
that economic instability often leads to political instability and to
Jordan, Syria, and especially Egypt are all suffering because
of the current oil glut. Further economic deterioration in those
countries would weaken King Hussein and President Hosni
Mubarak and could lead President Hafez Assad to divert his peo-
ple's attention by going to war. To put it mildly, none of these
developments would be good for Israel or for the United States.
Only the Soviet Union and various Middle East extremists will
benefit if the Arab world sinks into economic depression.
That is why it is important that the Peres proposal be given
full consideration by the West.
Prime Minister Peres deserves credit for empathizing with his
neighbors' predicament despite the four decades of Arab attacks
against Israel. He is one statesman who understands that his
enemy's bad fortune is not necessarily his good fortune.
(Near East Report)
Speaking to 400 American
business people late last year,
Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev complained sharply
about the Jackson-Vanik
amendment, which links most-
favored-nation (MFN) tariff
status and credits for the
Soviet Union to Jewish
emigration. U.S. Commerce
Secretary Malcolm Baldrige
responded that the Ad-
ministration had no "im-
mediate plans" to ask Con-
gress to lift the amendment.
But some in Washington
would do just that.
The late Sen. Henry Jackson
first introduced the legislation
in 1972. An amendment to the
Trade Reform Act, it was a
breakthrough in the human
rights field, the first legisla-
tion expressly inspired by the
Universal Declaration of
Human rights and its assertion
of a citizen's right to emigrate.
Jackson was prompted by a
secret Kremlin edict of
August, 1972, which imposed a
"diploma" tax on Jews seek-
ing to leave. They had to pay
virtually confiscatory levies
based on the amount of their
higher education. Until mid-
March 1973, 1,450 Soviet
Jewish emigrants had to pay
approximately $7 million. How
many were kept from applying
or from leaving because of the
tax is unknown.
Kremlin awareness of the
planned introduction of
Jackson's amendment produc-
ed an unprecedented conse-
quence. In essence, Soviet of-
ficials revoked the tax by not
implementing it. The Jackson-
Vanik amendment would have
the same consequence a
decade later when Romania
sought for a time to impose a
similar tax.
Soviet Jews perceived the
legislation passed by huge
majorities in both houses of
Congress in December, 1974
as the most effective instru-
ment on their behalf and
Jackson became their greatest
hero. Soviet benefits in trade
would be dependent on eased
emigration procedures.
Former President Richard
Nixon and former Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger have
argued in recent years that the
drop in Russian Jewish
emigration is related directly
to Jackson-Vanik. That view
has been echoed by others in
the capital and some in the
Jewish community.
But their thesis is ques-
tionable. Jewish emigration
began to plunge in early 1974,
11 months before the legisla-
tion was enacted. Moreover,
Kissinger told a Senate com1
mittee in December, 1974 that
the Soviets had given
assurances that the provisions
of Jackson-Vanik would be
fulfilled. If the Kremlin reneg-
ed, it was due no doubt to the
Stevenson amendment, which
Dlaced a limit on credits to the
USSR, not to Jackson-Vanik.
Between 1976 and 1979,
while the amendment was fully
in force, Soviet Jewish emigra-
tion rose annually, reaching its
highest level in 1979 with the
exodus of more than 51,000. In
addition, Hungary was
granted MFN status under
Jackson-Vanik provisions in
1978 and it is inconceivable
that Moscow would have per-
mitted this Warsaw Pact coun-
try to accept the arrangement
had it been viewed as a
challenge to Soviet authority.
Contrary to claims of its
critics, the amendment pro-
vides great flexibility. One
feature enables the President
to waive its restrictions and to
immediately grant MFN
status and credits if the chief
executive is assured that a
Communist country shows
good faith in intending to ease
emigration procedures.
But in the absence of any
positive signs on Soviet Jewish
emigration, dropping or
weakening the amendment
would merely scuttle an in-
valuable tool. In 1973 Andrei
Sakharov said rejection of
Jackson-Vanik would mean "a
betrayal of the thousands of
Jews and non-Jews who want
to emigrate." His words are as
true today as they were then.
(Dr. Korey is Director of In-
ternational Policy Research
for B'nai Brith.)
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Volume 12
14IYAR 5746
Number 19
The annual Interfaith
Breakfast in celebration of
Israel's independence, spon-
sored by the Community Rela-
tions Council (CRC) of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, brought
together 180 civic and com-
munity leaders and clergymen
of various faiths on Tuesday
morning, May 13 at the Hyatt
Palm Beaches. Rev. Frank
Eiklor, president of Shalom
Ministries, was the guest
Following the invocation by
Rev. Gerald Grace of St. Vin-
cent de Paul Seminary,
welcoming remarks were
delivered by Barbara Kaplan,
breakfast chairperson and
head of the CRC's Local Con-
cerns Task Force, and by Er-
win H. Blonder, President of
the Jewish Federation. Then
West Palm Beach Mayor
Samuel A. Thomas read a pro-
clamation declaring Wednes-
day, May 14 Israel In-
dependence Day in West Palm
Beach. "We urge all citizens to
support the celebration," the
mayor said.
Rev. William Ilnisky, Pastor
of the Calvary Temple and
honorary breakfast co-
chairman, offered some reflec-
tions on his recent visit to
Israel. "Israel's existence is
proof that there is a G-d," he
said. "The nation that people
said couldn't survive is surviv-
ing." Ilnisky emphasized the
importance of Christian-
Jewish dialogue by saying,
"The two religious com-
munities need to continue
teaching each other."
Helen Hoffman, chairperson
of the CRC, presented a
special award to Evelyn Blum
Interfaith Breakfast
chairperson Barbara Kaplan
greeted the audience and in-
troduced guests.
Evelyn Blum, who initiated
and chaired the Interfaith
Breakfast for several years,
was honored for her devoted
jn appreciation for Mrs.
Blums past initiation and
Hf^' the Interfaith
Breakfast, which h; become
an eagerly anticipai annual
Mrs. Hoffman then introduc-
ed Rev. Eiklor, who, as presi-
dent of Shalom Ministries,
broadcasts weekly messages
against anti-Semitism and in
support of Israel to cities
across America.
"I was raised to hate Jews,"
Eiklor admitted, adding that
as a young man he was totally
unaware of Christianity's
Hebraic roots. "I- thought
Jesus was a blue-eyed Swede
from Chicago," he quipped.
After reciting a litany of im-
portant discoveries made by
Jewish scientists, Eiklor com-
mented, "People have wanted
to throw away the Jews, but
nobody wants to throw away
all that Jews have done."
Over the years as Eiklor
completed more and more of
what he called his
"homework" regarding
Jewish history and Chris-
tianity's underpinnings in
Judaism, his ingrained pre-
judice disappeared, but it
wasn't until 1979 that he
"began to realize what was go-
ing on in the Jewish heart.'
He became rapidly aware of
the existence of anti-Jewish
hate groups and realized that
the upsurge in so-called anti-
Zionism is "merely anti-
Semi ti s m with new
"An attack against the
Jewish community is an attack
on the church and on all those
in our community who care,"
Eiklor declared.
He described the objective of
Shalom Ministries as being the
creation of "bridges of uncon-
ditional love, not as a noble
Continued on Pafe 15

Radio/TV/ film
MOSAIC Sunday, May 25, 9 a.m. WPTV Channel
5 with host Barbara Gordon An in-depth report on the
Midrasha Judaica Hieh School, directed by Ann Lynn Lip-
ton, is featured this week.
Sunday, June 1: The Jewish Television Magazine com-
memorates Yom HaShoa and Yom Haatzmaut. (See related
article on this page.)
L'CHAYIM -Sunday, May 25 and June 1, 7:30 a.m. -
WPBR 1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The
Jewish Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
TRADITION TIME Sunday, May 25 and June 1, 11
a.m. WVCG 1080-AM with host Ben Zohar This
weekly variety show features Israeli and Yiddish music and
SHALOM Sunday, May 25 and June 1, 6 a.m.
WPEC Channel 12 (8:30 a.m. WFLX-TV 29) with host
Richard Peritz.
HOLOCAUST (Part 6 and 7) Sunday, May 25, 2 p.m.
WPBT Channel 2 The continuing saga of the tragedy
and triumph of two fictional German families during one of
the most infamous times in world history. Starring Meryl
Streep, Joseph Bottoms, Michael Moriarty and Rosemary
THE PRECIOUS LEGACY Sunday, May 25, 3:30
p.m. WPBT Channel 2 This documentary chronicles
Central and Eastern European Jewish history before, after
and during the Holocaust.
HOLOCAUST (Part 8) Sunday, June 1, 2 p.m. -
WPBT Channel 2 Part eight of the ten-part saga about
the tragedy and triumph of two fictional German families
during one of the most infamous times in world history.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, May 29 and
June 5,1:15 p.m. WLIZ 1380-AM A summary of news
and commentary on contemporary issues.
* Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Community Calendar
May 23
Free Sons of Israel noon
May 26
Memorial Day Temple B'nai Jacob Sisterhood 12:30
p.m. Temple Beth El Sisterhood board 7:30 p.m.
Hadassah Z'Hava Women's American ORT Mid Palm -1
p.m. B'nai B'rith Women Boynton Beach board -12:30
p.m. Temple Judea executive committee
May 27
Hadassah Lee Vassil installation noon B'nai B'rith
Women Masada 7 p.m. Women's American ORT -
Boynton Beach board 1 p.m. Jewish Federation Educa-
tion Committee 8 p.m. Temple Beth David Sisterhood -
8 p.m. Jewish Federation Council on Aging 3 p.m.
May 28
Jewish Federation Executive Committee 4 p.m.
Jewish Federation "Midrasha and Machon" Graduation
7 p.m. B'nai B'rith No. 3196
May 29
Jewish Community Day School "Honoring Staff and
Teachers" 6 p.m. Jewish Federation Budget and
Allocations 7:30 p.m.
June 1
Jewish War Veterans No. 501 9:30 a.m.
June 2
Hadassah Tikvah board 1 p.m. Women's American
ORT Lakes of Poinciana -12:30 p.m. Congregation An-
shei Sholom Men's Club board 9:30 a.m. Congregation
Anshei Sholom Sisterhood board 9:45 a.m. B'nai B'rith
Women Mitzvah Council 7:30 p.m. Women's American
ORT Okeechobee Jewish Community Day School board
- 7:45 p.m. Women's American ORT Mid Palm board -1
p.m. Temple Judea board 7:30 p.m.
June 3
Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood board 9:45 a.m.
American Red Magen David for Israel Netanya -1 p.m.
Central Conservative Synagogue board of directors
For information on the above, call the Federation office,
Friday, May 23, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Temple Executive Director
Temple Israel of Greater Miami seeks Dynamic,
experienced Executive Director. Qualifications
must include strong fiscal and business
management skills; fund raising skills; and
membership solicitation and development
To apply send resume and salary history in
confidence to: Search Committee, Temple
Israel, M.P.O. Box 011191, Miami, FL 33101.
Jewish Television Magazine To Commemorate
Holocaust and Israel's Independence
NEW YORK At this time
of the year, Jews in Israel and
around the world com-
memorate the two most pro-
foundly significant events of
twentieth-century Jewish
history, the Holocasut and the
establishment of the State of
Israel. "Jewish Television
Magazine," the monthly pro-
gram produced by the Council
of Jewish Federations, joins in
that commemoration with a
program which may be seen on
the June 1 episode of "Mosaic"
at 9 a.m. on WPTV Channel 5.
The first segment focuses on
the recent dramatic release of
Anatoly Shcharansky from the
Soviet Union which epitomizes
the age-old longing of the
Jewish people to return to
their ancient homeland.
Every year at this time,
Jews commemorate the
Holocaust with a special
remembrance day, "Yom Ha-
Shoah." The second segment
of the program, which takes
viewers to visit the permanent
memorial to the Holocaust
located in Jerusalem, Yad Va-
Shem, offers an inside view of
this remarkable museum and
archive that is visited by
thousands of students,
teachers and tourists every
The third segment marks the
celebration of Israel In-
dependence Day, "Yom Ha-
Atzmaut," with a visit to a kib-
butz in Israel where a group of
Canadian and American
families have chosen to begin
new lives.
The host of "Jewish Televi-
sion Magazine" is film and
television actor Stephen
Macht, currently best known
to viewers for his featured role
on "Cagney and Lacey."
Morse Geriatric Center Celebrates
National Nursing Home Week
The Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center celebrated
National Nursing Home Week
from May 11-17 with a six-day
program of events.
The Women's Auxiliary of
the Center presented flowers
and a gift to each female resi-
dent for Mother's Day on Sun-
day, May 11.
On Monday, May 12 the of-
ficial Mother's Day Cham-
pagne Brunch Celebration
kicked off at 10 a.m. in the
Center's garden patio for all
residents and staff members.
Israeli folk singer Yaacov
Sassi was on hand to entertain
and lead residents' favorite
On Tuesday, May 13 at 2:30
p.m. in the Center's Lowe
Auditorium, guest speaker
Ned Goldberg, social worker
with the Jewish Family and
Children Services, spoke to the
staff and volunteers on the
topic of "General Problems of
Growing Older."
Staff Social Worker Sue
Mulholland met with individual
nurses from the Center's three
floors on Wednesday, May 14
to hold a dialogue on dealing
with residents' families, their
problems and concerns.
On Thursday, May 15 The
Center's Lowe Auditorium
was transformed into a Bazaar
with merchandise for sale
from the Gift Shop and Nearly
New Thrift Shop. In addition,
staff was able to purchase
crafts made by the residents
and baked goods fresh from
the Center's kitchen.
The week-long celebration of
National Nursing Home Week
wound up on Friday, May 16
with a barbecue on the patio
for residents, visiting family
members and the staff.
The Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center of the Jewish
Home for the Aged of Palm
Beach County is a not-for-
profit, non-sectarian, 120-bed
long term skilled nursing care
facility located in West Palm
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 23, 1986
The new home of Temple Beth Torah, located at 900 Big Blue
Trace in Wellington, is beautiful from the outside as well as
Temple Beth Torah
Comes Home
A seven-year dream came
true for the western Palm
Beach County Jewish com-
munity, as over 750 people
gathered to dedicate Temple
Beth Torah in Wellington in a
moving ceremony on Sunday,
May 4. Temple leaders, local
dignitaries and congregants
joined Rabbi Steven R.
Westman in celebrating the
fulfillment of years of concerted
effort by many people.
The program, emceed by
Leonard Rosner, was
highlighted by prayers and
comments from guest
clergymen, a mezuzah-affixing
ceremony, a speech by County
Commissioner Ken Adams, a
procession in recognition of the
temple's recently-acquired
Holocaust Torah, musical
selections by the temple choir
led by Cantor Elliot Rosen-
baum, and a special slide
The entire Palm Beach com-
munity wishes Temple Beth
Torah mazel tov as they con-
tinue to build their future.
Lee Smith, president of Tem-
ple beth Torah, greeted the
audience and thanked the
congregation leadership for
many years of dedicated
Leonard Rosner (right)
presented an engraved pla-
que to Marsha] I. Yasuna
(left) expressing the con-
gregation's gratitude for his
tireless efforts as chairman
of building construction.
In Preparation For Future Power-Sharing
Black South Africans Study
Leadership Skills In Israel
A group of black South
Africans recently underwent
training in Israel in social
organizing and economic
leadership skills, which the
participants see as essential
preparation in the event apar-
theid is dismantled and power
is shared with the white
The program was sponsored
by Israel's national labor
federation, Histadrut, and
although the Israeli govern-
ment was not directly involv-
ed, the training seminar ap-
parently had the government's
tacit approval.
The participants, mostly
from Soweto and other black
townships, are outspoken in
their opposition to apartheid
but are not associated with the
militant groups that advocate
the violent overthrow of the
regime in Pretoria.
The program concentrated
on helping organize black
trade unions, developing social
programs and civic groups,
and promoting activism among
black women.
"We need strategies for
later, so that we can apply
them to our daily lives," said
Deborah Mabilesta, one of the
trainees. "Looking for
strategies is as important as
taking part in the struggle
Supporters of the training
program said that it not only
could enhance Israel's stan-
ding in any future black-led
government in South Africa,
but could also boost Israel's ef-
forts to reestablish ties with
black African countries, most
of which broke ties with Israel
in 1973 at the time of the Arab
oil embargo.
Israel has recently renewed
diplomatic ties with Zaire and
the Ivory Coast and has ex-
panded trade relations with
several other African
Three-Judge Federal Court Panel Upholds
Deportation of War Criminal
NEW YORK (JTA) A three-judge panel in federal
court here has unanimously upheld the deportation order
against Karl Linnas, an alleged Nazi war criminal who was
sentenced to death in absentia in the Soviet Union for his
part in the execution of 12,000 people, including 2,000 Jews
at the Tartu concentration camp in his native Estonia dur-
ing World War II.
Linnas, 66, was stripped of his U.S. citizenship in 1981
and was ordered deported to the Soviet Union in 1983 by
the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). He
lives in Greenlawn, L.I.
The deportation order was affirmed by the Board of Im-
migration Appeals last year. Linnas took his case to the
Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan
where it was rejected by a 3-0 vote. He may still ask the full
Second Circuit Court to reconsider the panel's decision or
he could appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. His attorney,
Ivars Berzins, has refused to comment.
Finding good opportunities for meaningful activity to
fill a teenager's time during the summer months can
often pose a problem for teens and their parents. We
think we have the answer.
The Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center is sponsoring a
Teenage Volunteer Program whereby young people
volunteer their time to assist elderly residents in the
center working with the Activities Department. .
acting as friendly visitors and companions and just
helping those unable to help themselves.
Volunteerism provides a feeling of satisfaction and
strengthens the bonds of community involvement. A
teenage volunteer becomes a "service-oriented" adult.
Help make your teenager's summer a meaningful one;
call Micki Ross, Volunteer Coordinator at Morse
Geriatric Center for further information, 471-511, ext.
Rabbi Steven R. Westman carried the Torah scrolls to the
ark, followed by young members of the congregation.
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When you escape the Florida heat this
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Mid-day snacks? Magnificent Poolside
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Random Thoughts
Friday, May 23, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
On a recent trip to the West
Coast, we saw the whole
meshpuchah and then drove
through the desert to Las
Vegas. Now, I am no authori-
ty, and certainly a far cry from
Jimmy the Greek, but visiting
casinos and trying various
games of chance provided
some observations that I'd like
to share with you just in case
you've never been.
No matter which hotel you
stay at or which casino you fre-
quent, they are all basically the
same. In order to get to the
elevators, the information
clerk, the ticket desk, the
phones, or anything at all, you
must first walk through the
casino. There are no lobbies in
Las Vegas, only casinos.
When you enter, for as far as
the eye perceives, there is a
mob scene enmeshed in a sea
of activity. Everywhere you
look are roulette tables, poker
tables, blackjack tables, and
Keno areas. There are slot
machines up the kazoo in every
denomination from five cents
to a dollar. There are special
Game rooms for souls who are
less daring. Wall to wall people
walk, talk, amble and gamble.
Bells clang, whistles blow, and
there is a continual sound of
coins falling when jackpots are
won. Although hard to believe,
this pandemonium goes on 24
hours a day. There is little
sleep in Las Vegas.
Every casino has a dining
room where the food is good
and unbelievably cheap. They
are out to keep you there as
long as possible. If you got
hungry and went elsewhere to
eat, you might not return, and
that would never do. There are
marvelous buffets all day and
all night for like $2.99. So you
end up eating and gambling,
gambling and eating.
Actually, the most wonder-
ful sight has got to be the peo-
ple. They come from all over
the world, some in silks and
some in overalls. Most visitors
are out to make a killing. I saw
one lady who had to be in her
upper eighties standing at a
five cent slot. Each time she
put in a nickel and pulled the
arm, she loudly sighed, "Ox
vey." I asked why (one gets
very chummy in a casino) and
she replied, "I don't want to
give the machine a kinneh hur-
reh. If I make like I am not too
anxious, maybe it will pay off!"
How's that for reverse
And what about the
Brooklyn lady who played
three slots at once, running
from one to another, inserting
silver dollars like crazy. She
had a cup under each machine
and whenever she won, the
coins would come flying out,
many hitting the floor. Those
who passed were most polite,
picking up her coins and turn-
ing them over to her. She was
so busy pulling handles that
she never stopped to say thank
My favorite tourist was the
Chicago man who played Keno
for hours on end while his wife
sat beside him patiently knit-
ting for the aineklach. He plot-
ted the numbers, picking bir-
thdays, anniversaries, house
numbers and zip codes, but in
all the time I watched him he
came up empty. When I left,
he was still at it. I hope he has
gone home by now.
I even met an interesting
resident, Jake Lubov. We
stood in the same buffet line
and became instant buddies.
He implored us to move to
Vegas saying that more Jews
were needed and that the tem-
ple could use us. He even sug-
gested that my husband could
go to dealer's school and find
gainful employment quickly.
His motives were pure and his
interest sincere, but we could
not envision living there.
An interesting item is that
there is not one single clock to
be seen in Las Vegas. No
distraction is supposed to in-
terfere with your entertain-
ment. They have created an ar-
tificial never-never land for
adults where time is of no
I was very lucky and I must
confess that the excitement of
winning brings a temporary
high that made me feel as
though I had accomplished
something special. I must add
that this feeling only stays
with you as long as you con-
tinue to party and play.
Even your departure is fun.
You stand on a moving
walkway which carries you to
the plane. Voices of celebrities
are on the loudspeaker urging
you to return soon. They don't
give up on you till the last
minute because the airport has
slots blinking at you right up
until you board your plane.
It's nicer than being mugg-
ed, and more fun than being
robbed, but nevertheless your
pockets are emptied and your
wallet ravished by the time
you go home. Someone once
said that the way to beat Las
'Vegas was to get off the plane
and walk into the propeller! I
disagree. It costs a bunch of
gelt and you leave exhausted,
but it's happy time all the way.
Come to think of it, maybe 111
take the money I won and
start a fund for our next trip.
Can you guess where it will be?
(Editor's Note: Muriel Levitt
will be off for the summer
gathering material for her col-
umn, which will continue in
the Fall.)
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There will be a Royal Palm
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Royal Palm Beach. The follow-
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Yom HaShoah Observance
Continued from Page 3-
400,000 refugees to enter
America, gave "tragic priori-
ty" to Baltic and German
"Seven out of every ten
visas by law had to go to those
groups which had the greatest
extent of collaboration with
the Nazis, while no considera-
tion was given to the victims of
the Holocaust," he said.
"It is my estimate," Ryan
continued, "that the number
of war criminals who came to
this country from 1948 to 1953
could not have been less than
He then told the story of
meeting one of these men in
Cleveland, a 63-year-old
employee of the Ford Motor
Co. who belonged to the union,
was a board member of his
church and paid his taxes.
"As I watched this man,"
Ryan recalled, "I thought of a
Klace I had never seen but had
sarned something about, an
outpost of hell built by the
Nazis on the plains of Poland.
The Nazis called it Treblinka.
The commandant there called
it Dante's Inferno come to
More than one million Jews
died at Treblinka, most of
them in a makeshift gas
chamber using diesel exhaust
from the engine of a captured
Russian tank.
"The man who maintained
that engine and pumped that
poisonous gas into the Jews of
Europe was named Ivan Dem-
janjuk, the man I met in
Cleveland," Ryan said. "In
1951 he obtained an American
visa by swearing that he had
been a farmer during the
Ryan himself will be travel-
ing to Israel next month to
assist in prosecuting Demjan-
juk, who is only the second
man in history to stand trial in
Israel for crimes against the
Jewish people.
Summarizing two other war
crimes cases, Ryan referred to
the trials of Feodor Fedorenko
and Bohdan Koziy.
"Fedorenko's case was a
legal landmark," Ryan said.
"The Supreme Court ruled
that his citizenship could be
revoked because he had taken
part in Nazi persecution."
Fedorenko was deported in
Kozyi, Ryan continued, once
a Fort Lauderdale hotel-
owner, was convicted of
shooting a three-year-old child
to death while her mother wat-
ched. He was subsequently
deported, and Ryan noted that
last month the Supreme Court
refused to hear Kozyi's final
appeal to reenter this country.
"That little girl's murderer
has been brought to justice,"
Ryan concluded. "But it took
40 years."
According to Ryan,
thousands like Demjanjuk and
Kozyi slipped quietly into large
cities and took up unobtrusive
lives, many becoming
naturalized American citizens.
Citing the difficulty of getting
convictions in such cases, Ryan
observed that 50 files have
been opened since 1979 when
Congress ordered the State
Department to establish OSI.
Just over a dozen people have
been deported.
"Measured against 10,000."
Ryan admitted, "it's a pitifully
small number. The burden of
proof on the government is
strict .. Documents are held
in foreign archives, ind the
witnesses who survived are
scattered throughout the
"Even when the case is
over," he continued, "finding
another country to take these
people in as deportees can be a
problem. Who wants to import
America's old Nazi war
However, Ryan insists that
the job is worth doing. "Our
obligation is clear: We must
pursue and pursue and pursue
these murderers under tne law
until every one of them has
died or left this nation, and we
must not rest until that day
has come."
Ryan then refuted the claims
of those who argue that the
perpetrators of the Holocaust
living in America should be left
alone since so many years have
"The generation that
witnessed the Holocaust and
its children have an utterly
unavoidable obligation to res-
pond to what we have seen,"
he insisted. "We cannot con-
tent ourselves with promises
that stem action will be taken
next time, while we turn our
backs on those who are guilty
today. We must proceed
against these people, not
because of what they might do
in the future, but because to
look the other way would
necessarily be to excuse what
they did in the past."
Ryan admitted that the ef-
fort to prosecute Nazi war
criminals in America has
enemies, including the revi-
sionists, who, he said, must not
be ignored. "They are writing
in this century, but for cen-
turies yet to come, when your
grandchildren's great-
grandchildren will go to the
libraries and find revisionist
books on the shelves. What
will those children believe?"
Focusing again on future
generations, Ryan said, "We
must remember. We must act.
We must also teach. In our
synagogues, in our schools
and, most importantly, in our
homes, we must teach our
Gazing at the candles lit by
the audience, Ryan admonish-
ed, "Do not let those flames go
out. We are all children of
Israel... If the candles go out
in this synagogue, in this com-
munity, they will go out
throughout the world."
After a special candle-
lighting ceremony led by
Holocaust survivors the com-
memorative observance con-
cluded with a haunting rendi-
tion of the memorial prayer El
Molay Rachamim by Cantor
Israel Barzak of the Central
Conservative Synagogue and a
community recitation of the
Kaddish led by Rabbi William
Marder of Temple Beth David,
president of the Palm Beach
County Board of Rabbis.
Federation, Women's Division
Presidents To Serve Again
Continued from Page 1
in Israel and throughout the
An educator by profession,
Mollie Fitterman helped
organize the Women's Divi-
sion of the Jewish Federation
in Dayton, Ohio and continued
her involvement in Women's
Division activities upon mov-
ing to the Palm Beaches. Mrs.
Fitterman co-chaired the
Forum Series in 1981 and
1982, served on the Jewish
Women's Assembly Commit-
tee in various capacities and
spearheaded the Women's
Division leadershp training
In addition, Mrs. Fitterman
is a life member of the Joseph
L. Morse Geriatirc Center's
Women's Auxiliary, Hadassah
and the National Council of
Jewish Women.
"The Women's Division has
made great strides under the
direction of Mollie Fitter-
man," said Federation Presi-
dent Erwin H. Blonder. "With
Mrs. Fitterman's experience
as a lay leader and profes-
sional, and her record of past
success, she will continue to
serve as an excellent example
of dedicated leadership for the
women who will be working
with her."
For more information about
the Federation Annual
Meeting, please call the
Federation office at 832-2120.
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final candle during the candle of hope ceremony. The other
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A pictorial exhibit on the Holocaust, prepared by the Federa-
tion's Jewish Education Department, captured the attention
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Living In The Desert: Fulfilling The Dream
Friday, May 23, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
SDE BOKER, Israel Arid
deserts may be suitable for the
rugged camel and the hardy
cactus, but are they a fit place
for man? Can he live and even
prosper in one-third of the
earth's land mass which is dry,
hot desert? Scientists working
in Israel's Negev Desert, an
area covering 60 percent of
this small Middle Eastern
country, offer an unequivocal
"yes." At the Blaustein Inter-
national Center for Desert
Studies at Sde Boker, some 75
miles south of Tel Aviv, 72
scientists of various disciplines
are working out the "how."
"In the desert everything is
extreme," says a Sde Boker
scientist who lives and works
in an oasis community on the
edge of the dramatically con-
toured wilderness of Zin. Too
much light, too much salt, too
little water, heat in the
daytime, cold at night. The
staff of the Blaustein Center
are harnessing these extremes
and demonstrating that the
dreams of Israel's founders to
settle such inhospitable areas
can be realized in the 20th
One man who believed that
the future of Israel was in the
desert was David Ben Gurion,
Israel's first prime minister;
his tomb stands next to the
Blaustein Center. Having been
an immigrant from Russia, it
seems fitting that many of the
men and women scientists who
staff these facilities are im-
migrants from Eastern
Europe, and North and South
America. Together with
"Sabras" (Israeli-born) scien-
tists, they are confronting the
desert, just as David Ben
Gurion envisioned, probing
above and below its crust,
beating back its hostility and
causing the Negev to be the
only shrinking desert on earth.
In their white barracks-like
huts, surrounded by drip-
irrigation-fed pine trees, nar-
cissi and daisies, scientists
work in 16 different units, con-
sidering the challenges of the
desert. Here they grow salt-
tolerant plants which could be
food for humans or livestock.
They design more efficient
ways of capturing and storing
solar energy. They draw up ar-
chitectural designs for living
comfortably and graciously in
the desert; they consider now
to tap underground aquifers
and how to squeeze more rain-
fall from winter clouds.
The age-old question of how
best to use the limited desert
water supplies is an inter-
disciplinary issue. Ruins in the
desert near Sde Boker tell us
that the Nabateans who thriv-
ed here more than 2,000 years
ago were able to grow all then-
food needs. They did this by
collecting rain in run-off areas
20 times as large as their
cultivated fields.
The principles of their an-
Chaplain Aides Honored
cient system have been put in-
to action at Sde Boker by Pro-
fessor Michael Evenari, a
botanist in his 70's who for the
last half century has been stu-
dying the Nabateans and try-
ing to understand how the
community survived in the
arid northern hills of the
Negev. Using the Nabatean
system of trapping run-off
rainfall from the bare, rolling
hills today, agronomists are
growing olives, almonds,
pistachios, wheat and barley.
Israeli scientists are now
sharing the revived, ancient
techniques with students and
engineers from 15 countries in
Asia, Africa and Latin
America who have par-
ticipated in three six-week
training courses at Sde Boker;
at home, graduates have
already started their own ex-
perimental run-off farms in
five countries.
The sparse rainfall has also
been the concern of Professor
Louis Berkofsky, an MIT
educated mathematician and
meteorologist who has been
delving into the subject of
desert climates since he settl-
ed in Israel 11 years ago. One
of the experiments in his unit
is a carefully controlled pro-
gram of cloud seeding which
includes intensive monitoring
of clouds in the Negev area
with the aid of a radar-like
satellite cloud imagery receiv-
ing system. Professor Berkof-
sky's unit also studies
meteorological problems in-
fluenced by the movement of
dust, an inter-university pro-
ject that recently was awarded
a large United States Air
Force grant.
Another answer to the pro-
Continued on Page 11
Jo Ann Chalal and Brace Engleman
Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Chalal of Palm Beach an-
nounce the engagement of
their daughter Jo Ann Chalal,
M.D., to Bruce E. Engleman,
formerly of Miami Beach. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Engleman of
Jo Ann is a fellow in
hematology and oncology at
New York University Medical
Center. Bruce is director of
public relations and special
events for the American
Friends of Tel Aviv University
in New York.
A June wedding is planned
in Philadelphia.
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chaplain aide who regularly visits at St. Mary's Hospital,
with a certificate of appreciation.
The Chaplain Aides of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County gathered for a
Recognition Luncheon on Mon-
day, May 5 at the Morse
Geriatric Center. Over 50
volunteers were recognized for
their devotion in visiting
Jewish patients in local
hospitals and Jewish residents
in area nursing homes.
Jack and Mildred Pitchon,
professional singers, enter-
tained at the luncheon.
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Kollek To Attend
Israel Bonds Dinner
Special Awards For Special Children
Mayor Teddy Kollek of
Jerusalem will be a special
guest of honor at the gala
Israel Bonds international din-
ner launching a year-long
celebration of the Centennial
of David Ben-Gurion, Israel's
founder and first Prime
Minister, to be held on Sunday
evening, June 1, in the Grand
Ballroom of the Waldorf
Astoria in New York.
Israel Prime Minister
Shimon Peres will be the prin-
cipal speaker at the dinner, it
has been announced by David
B. Hermelin, international
campaign chairman of the
Israel Bond Organization.
Kollek, who is in his 21st
year as the mayor of
Jerusalem, was closely
associated with Ben-Gurion
from the early years of Israel's
statehood through the first
decade of its independence,
serving as the director general
of the Prime Minister's office.
During these eventful years,
a period which spanned many
grave crises and great deci-
sions, he and the late Prime
Minister shared many momen-
tous experiences. Together
with Ben-Gurion, he was a par-
ticipant in the Jerusalem Con-
ference in 1950, which in-
augurated the Israel Bond
Prior to the time Israel at-
tained its sovereignty in 1948,
Kollek worked with the sur-
Mr. and Mrs. Mark F. Levy
and son Joshua announce the
birth of daughter/sister Jour-
dan Mara on April 15, 1986,
weighing 8 lbs., 9 ozs. and
measuring 22 Vt inches. The
proud grandparents are
Jeanne and H. Irwin Levy,
Mrs. Iris Kaufman and Mr. Ar-
nold Kaufman.
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vivors of Hitler's Europe, help-
ing to arrange their passage to
the Jewish state.
A frequent and well-known
visitor to the United States,
Kollek has, in a long and
distinguished career, served
Israel as a diplomat, head of
the Israel Supply Mission,
chairman of the Israel Tourist
Corporation, and chairman of
the Joint Israel-America Sea
Water Desalination Project.
He was a prime mover in the
creation of the Israel Museum
in Jerusalem, of which he was
named chairman of the board
in 1964.
The Bond Organization's
celebration of Ben-Gurion's
100th birthday will focus on his
pioneering efforts to lay the
foundations of a sound
economy for the newborn
From its earliest days, the
leader who proclaimed Israel's
independence was concerned
with enlisting the resources of
world Jewry in the task of
helping Israel achieve
economic independence
through long-term loans
(Israel Bonds) to the State and
private investments.
Ben-Gurion maintained an
active interest in the Bond pro-
gram throughout the rest of
his life, constantly urging
world Jewry to support its ef-
forts to make Israel
economically self-sufficient.
On Friday, May 2 at the Sheraton Inn in
West Palm Beach, the third annual Special
Awards for Special Children program
originated by Len Turk, past president of
B'nai B'rith Lucerne Lakes Lodge No.
3132, honored 24 youngsters in the Palm
Beach County schools who had
demonstrated unusual progress in over-
coming handicaps of various kinds. Each
honoree received a handsomely framed
scroll inscribed with his name. Tom Mills,
Superintendent of Palm Beach County
Schools, in conjunction with Dr. Joseph
Orr, Associate Superintendent, distributed
the scrolls. Shown in the photo are the 24
special children; Amy Kristen Billman, Ivy
Nathanson, Freida Jenkins, Rachel Rogan,
Raymond J. Doran, Corina Sheperd, Opal
Rolle, Jason Petenbrink, Yiri Sanchez,
Alfredo Maldonado, Christopher Hampton,
Lakila Tillman, Mark Albright, Randolph
Romano, Kelly "Marc" Hunter, Charles W.
Bock, Christina DeFelice, Lawrence
Evans, Feliciana Garcia, Diena Neville,
Janet Julin, Kevin Addison, Sean Johnson,
and Joseph Montgomery. In the center of
the top row are Len Turk and Ruth Turk; to
right are Hy Nadrich president of the
Lucerne Lakes Lodge, and George Colum-
bus, event co-chairman.
Ramat Gan Chapter will hold their meetings on the
fourth Friday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at the American
Savings Bank, Kings Pointe Branch on Atlantic Ave., in
Del ray Beach.
Refreshments will be served. All are invited to attend.
Rishona Chapter mourns the sudden, tragic loss of our
dear member and benefactor, Joseph Spritzer. This great
humanitarian will be sadly missed by all. May his beautiful
soul rest in peace.
Come and enjoy with us our traditional Memorial Gala
Week-End at the Tarleton Hotel, Miami Beach from Fri-
day, May 30, 10 a.m. to Monday, June 2. Lavish cocktail
party; scintillating entertainment. Good rooms are still
available. For reservations and information phone Estelle
or Lee. All monies derived from this fund-raising project
are allocated towards the maintenance and education of the
hundreds of orphans and underprivileged in our care.
Lucerne Lakes Lodge No. 3132 will hold a stimulating
program on Sunday, June 1 at 9:30 a.m. at its regular
Bagel-breakfast meeting at the Mid-County Senior
Citizen's Center, Dixie Highway at 2nd Street in Lake
Rabbi Joel Levine of Temple Judea will speak on the cur-
rent aspects of Soviet Jewry.
Menorah Chapter meets Tuesday, June 10 at the
American Savings Bank. Boutique and refreshments at
12:30 p.m. Meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker:
Oscar Cash will talk on Social Security.
Coming events: June 13-15, Fathers Day Weekend at St.
Augustine, an evening at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre.
July 16, "Getting My Act Together" at the Burt Reynolds
Dinner Theatre. Aug. 5, Canadian Rockies tour, 15 days.
Aug. 15-Sept. 3, Canada tour, visiting Quebec, Montreal,
Niagara Falls, also Nova Scotian cruise. A bus leaves every
Saturday evening for games at the Seminole Village. For
information call Ruth Rubin.
Olam Chapter will sponsor a luncheon and card party at
Abbey Road Restaurant, Lake Worth, on June 4 at 11:30
Reservations in advance are required.
Lee Vasail Chapter will hold the last meeting of this
season, on Tuesday, May 27 at Temple Beth Sholom, 315
No. "A" St., Lake Worth, at 12:30 p.m.
The program for the day will be the installation of of-
ficers and the signing of our charter.
Refreshments will be served; bring your friends. For in-
formation call Helen Toder.
Tikvah West Palm Beach will see "Dandn"' on
Wednesday, June 11 at the Burt Reynolds Theatre; call
Yovel Chapter still has some reservations available for
fantastic Father's Day/Shavoueth five-day weekend, from
Thursday, June 12 through Monday, June 16. All meals,
nightly entertainment, cocktail party and more included in
special low rate. Transportation, tips and taxes also includ-
ed. CaU Bessie or Claire.
Century Chapter will hold its next meeting on Thursday,
June 5, 12:30 p.m., at the American Savings Bank,
Westgate. After an interesting meeting, entertainment
will be provided. All are welcome.
Coming Events: Tuesday, June 12 Luncheon and Card
Party at the Birds Nest Too at 12 noon. Please call Esther.
Thursday, July 17 Trip to Alaska. Call Pearl.
The next meeting of the Lake Worth West Chapter will
be held on Monday, May 26, 12:30 p.m. at the Sunrise
Bank, corner Gun Club Road. Our slate of officers for the
next season will be announced. Our program will also in-
clude a book review by Helen Nussbaum and a mini-lunch
will be served.
On Monday, June 2, the Lake Worth West Chapter will
have their installation of officers at 12:15 p.m. at Iva's
Restaurant, on Okeechobee Blvd. and Haverhill Rd., where
a luncheon will be served. Our program will also include a
raconteur, Bilhe Howard, who will entertain us with her
wealth of stones. For further information, please call
Selma Greenberg.
The next general membership meeting of the Mid-Palm
Chapter will be held on Monday, May 26, at 12:30 p.m., at
Temple Beth Shalom, 315 No. "A" St., Lake Worth.
Membership will be treated to a luncheon at this meeting,
sponsored by our outgoing president, Lillian Roth, to thank
all members. Installation of officers for 1986-87 will follow.
i W w**^ Ch*Ptr will have their next meeting on Fri-
day, May 30,12:30 p.m. at the American Savings and Loan.
A luncheon and card party will take place on Monday, June
9 at Iva's Patio Room.

Friday, May 23, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Finishing touches are made on the Sde Boker adobe house. The room with the
'kinetic' wall is on the left.
Living In The Desert
Continued from Page 9
blem of limited water supplies
is making use of the vast saline
aquifers that lie beneath the
Negev (and many deserts of
the world). Blaustein Center
scientists have succeeded in
creating salt-tolerant crops
which can be grown on the sub-
surface water. Nearby set-
tlements are already growing
acres of tomatoes and melons
new strains created at Sde
Boker which thrive on brakish
water and taste sweeter, not
Parallel with the research to
develop salt resistant crops is
the work of Professor Arye
Isar, a hydrologist at the
Blaustein Center. Professor
Isar is working on plans for a
new Negev water carrier of
the magnitude of Israel's ex-
isting water carrier which br-
ings water from the Sea of
Galilee to the south. He
estimates that approximately
70 billion cubic meters of
brackish water lie under the
Negev. The new carrier can
make about 300 million cubic
meters of this water available
What the Negev lacks in
water is balanced by the abun-
dance of sunshine. A novel
greenhouse has been built
which takes advantage of the
sun's energy 24 hours a day.
The greenhouse stands next to
a pond in which infra-red
radiation from the sun has
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This surplus daytime heat is
later recirculated to warm the
greenhouse against nighttime
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carbon-dioxide is pumped into
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rate of growth of flowers.
Water used for irrigation in
such a closed-system
greenhouse is only 10 percent
of the amount normally need-
ed. Sde Boker greenhouse
engineers believe that the
greening of the desert will be
largely dependent on closed
system greenhouses such as
If flowers and vegetables
will live in futuristic
greenhouses of this design,
where will man live? Dr. Yair
Zarmi of the Applied Solar
Calculating Unit points to a
strange looking structure
which he says is the Sde Boker
"This is an adobe building,
built of unburnt bricks made of
our locally available clay the
loess you see all around," says
Dr. Zarmi, who explains that
the adobe house is a passive
structure of three rooms which
are cooled and heated by three
different systems. Outer adobe
walls are massive and do not
conduct heat. An inner wall
provides thermal storage and
the air gap between provides
insulation. Vents and windows
used for ventilation and con-
ductors of solar heating are
placed strategically; for in-
stance, the large living room
window captures the sun's
direct rays, storing a large
portion of heat in the dark rile
floor which becomes so com-
fortably warm that the oc-
cupants enjoy walking
barefooted on a winter night.
Perhaps the most interesting
innovation is the adobe house's
"kinetic wall"; large rotating
columns painted a dark color
for absorbing solar heat in
winter on one side and a light
color for reflecting the sum-
mer heat can be changed at
will by the occupant to suit the
outside temperatures.
As the sun sets on the adobe
house, the windows, vents and
kinetic wall are adjusted by its
occupants for the cool night
ahead. The scores of Blaustein
Center scientists hang up their
white coats and admire the
dramatic desert vista not
viewing it as a cruel, dead
space, out an area of unending
potential that will produce
plentiful crops and comfor-
tably house hundreds of thou-
sand of Israelis in the years to
B&P Dinner Program
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and Lorie Mesehes, the event featured guest speaker Dr. Linda
Werner, who discussed stress and time management.
Event co-chairperson Jamie Dreyfus-Landerman, Women's
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Ellen Ram pell, guest speaker Dr. Linda Werner, event co-
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Joyce K. Bell, Dr. Judith Bell, and Penny
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Shcharansky On Soviet Jewry:
Keep The Pressure On The Kremlin
Continued from Page 1
leaders, who advocate "quiet
diplomacy" to assist Soviet
Jewry, Shcharansky said that
"for us Jews there is no
choice" but to undertake an
open campaign and maintain
"open pressure" on behalf of
Soviet Jews.
He said that while President
Reagan, with whom he met in
Washington, can use "quiet
diplomacy," American Jews
should not take this approach.
In fact, Shcharansky said,
when Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev arrives in
Washington for talks, at least
400,000 Americans should
come to Washington to remind
the Kremlin that 400,000
Soviet Jews who have applied
to leave the Soviet Union have
been denied exit visas.
Shcharansky, who was im-
Combating Anti-Israel Propaganda
Why does so much Soviet
and Arab anti-Israel propagan-
da persist, reaching large au-
diences, even when it is
blatantly false? Dr. Baruch
Gitlis, director of the Harry
Karren Institute for Pro-
paganda Analysis and senior
lecturer in psychology at Bar-
Ilan University in Israel,
thinks he has an answer.
"Psychologically, if the first
information a person receives
is not countered, it's always
considered as the truth. And if
it is repeated and not
countered, it becomes not only
the truth but the individual's
image and concept of the
truth," Gitlis told NER in a re-
cent interview.
This is especially true in the
television age, Gitlis said.
"Although they read
newspapers and hear radio,
most people in the West are in-
fluenced by television. TV has
a certain power to insert im-
ages that remain in the mind
for a long time."
Israel learned this during
the 1982 war in Lebanon. "For
a few days all the United
States saw and read was infor-
mation based on anti-Israel
sources," Gitlis noted. Stories
of 600,000 refugees, of
widespread destruction took
hold. Later other sources
pointed out that there were
fewer than 600,000 people in
the area of the fighting, that
refugees were returning to
Israeli-controlled territory,
and that damage and civilian
casualties were limited. But by
then "people had already
established their image of the
war ... which they still have
Because "the essence of
television is the motion pic-
ture," embellished by sound,
music and even special effects,
broadcasts become
"something all the senses ab-
sorb." That makes the medium
the most effective propaganda
instrument, Gitlis said. "Even
very intelligent people, who
believe their evaluations are
based on facts" can be swayed
when the camera's focus shifts
from objects to subjective
topics like ethnic groups, na-
tions and values.
Coverage of the Lebanon
fighting also showed the effect
of three decades of Soviet anti-
Israel propaganda and accom-
panying Arab efforts, Gitlis
charged. Since the early
1950's the Russians have tried
to discredit Israel with two
main themes, he said. The first
was that Zionists collaborated
with Nazis during World War
II and that, by extension,
Israel was a fascist state. The
second was that Zionism was a
racist ideology. "Arab pro-
paganda doesn't bring
anything new, especially in
films, and PLO films (in par-
ticular), that didn't
years before in
"So in Lebanon in 1982,
when the American media us-
ed the same images of a
Holocaust, of genocide and the
Warsaw ghetto everyone
started to use it freely," Gitlis
explained. This subconsciously
reinforced the Soviet and Arab
propaganda campaigns. What
Gitlis called "the rhetoric of
television, presenting images
... half-truths, truths out of
context, images which have
nothing to do with the facts"
such as file film not directly
related to the story at hand
can help a propagandist by do-
ing his work for him.
The Harry Karren Institute,
the only such study center for
propaganda analysis in the
world, has extensive collec-
tions of Nazi, Soviet and Arab
propaganda films. The newer
the film, the more
sophisticated it is. Recent PLO
efforts include "short films us-
ing commercial techniques,
repetitious slogans and music
that you remember," Gitlis
Meanwhile, in the Arab
world, some basic approaches
remain. Two years ago some
elementary schools were using
a PLO film which instructed
children "that whenever the
word Zionist or Israel ap-
peared in a sentence, they
must stomp their feet and sing
a song that all Israel must
return to them." Gitlis said the
politics of left and right
become irrelevant when anti-
Semitic images are employed.
"The Arabs don't present
the conflict anymore as
political. They show the Israeli
army as massacring villages,
robbing graves. They are
presenting the image of Nazis
and (saying) that you don't
negotiate with these people;
they should be eliminated ...
We are in the midst of a
psychological war, not against
Israel but against the Jewish
(Near East Report)
Zuriff Installed As ARMDI Head
Jack Zuriff has been install-
ed as president of the Golden
Lakes Chapter of American
Red Magen David for Israel
(ARMDI), the sole U.S. sup-
port arm of Magen David
Adorn, Israel's emergency
medical, ambulance, blood and
disaster service. The installa-
tion ceremony recently took
place at the Golden Lakes
Zuriff has been active in the
Golden Lakes community and
served in the Golden Lakes
Temple as a fund-raising chair-
man and a member of the
Building Committee. He and
his wife Rhoda have two
Zuriff said that at present
Magen David Adorn is building
a new, ultra-modern $12
million National Blood Service
Center in Ramat Gan, Israel
and that ARMDI has pledged
to raise $10 million of the con-
struction cost. The MDA Blood
Center will handle the process-
ing, storage and fractionation
of blood, which is used for
specific needs in hospitals and
clinics throughout Israel, as
well as the Israel Defense
West Palm Beach's Golden
Lakes chapter, one of 162
Essay Deadline
WALTHAM, Mass. (JTA) -
The American Jewish Historical
Society has announced June 30 as
the deadline for submission of
research essays by college
students on American Jewish
history for theVLeo Wasserman
Student Essay [Prize. Winners of
the 1985 Wasserman Prize were
Beth Wenger of New York for her
essay on "The Southern Lady and
the Jewish Woman," and James
Edward Salzman of Cambridge,
Mass., for his essay.
chapters in the United States,
will help MDA meet the in-
creasing needs of the 80s.
prisoned for nine years in the
Soviet Union before he was
allowed to reunite with his
wife, Avital, in Israel last
February, said the pressure on
the Soviet Union must be cons-
tant if the struggle for Soviet
Jews is to succeed.
HE PRAISED the efforts of
American Jews on behalf of
Soviet Jews. "The solidarity of
American Jewry with Soviet
Jewry is the brightest example
that we Jews all over the world
are one people, united over the
State of Israel. Hundreds of
thousands of Soviet Jews could
not have left Russia without
the support of American Jews.
Without your solidarity and
support we could never have
survived," Shcharansky told
the Jewish leaders.
Shcharansky said that the
Soviets will not open the gates
to the 400,000 Jews who want
to leave unless it is clear to
them that they are going "to
lose more" by keeping the
Jews than letting them leave.
Therefore, Shcharansky said,
the Jackson/Vanik Amend-
ment, tying U.S. economic
concessions to the Soviet
Union with Jewish emigration,
should not be canceled and the
pressure on the Soviets by
Congress and the Administra-
tion must be continued.
Asked about the theory that
the Soviets closed their gates
to Jewish emigration because
many Jews who leave the
Soviet Union go to America in-
stead of Israel, Shcharansky
said: "It is naive to think that
they stopped Jewish emigra-
tion because Jews go to
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America." He added, "I, of
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Israel, including American
LATER Shcharansky
visited Yeshiva University and
accepted an honorary Doctor
of Humane Letters degree for
Avital, who is pregnant and
unable to travel with him. In
1984, Avital accepted the same
honorary degree in Yeshiva
University on behalf of her
husband, who was then in a
Soviet prison.
Earlier, after addressing
more than 300,000 people at
the 15th annual Solidarity
Sunday for Soviet Jewry in
Manhattan, Shcharansky was
a guest of honor at a reception
at Grade Mansion given by
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Green Under Fire
Friday, May 23, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Midrasha Thespians
To Stage Simon Play
'he Jewish Floridian:
In the April 18 edition of
our publication we were
resented with an interview
zith Max Green, President
Reagan's "point man." Mr.
reen disputed claims of grow-
ig anti-Semitism in our coun-
try on the basis that "most
people in the American Jewish
community realize the Reagan
administration is one of the
most pro-Israel ever."
What other views does
"our" liaison in the White
House espouse? He calls the
Christian fundamentalists "an
important ally." He claims
that the public
"misconstrued" Mr. Reagan's
reference to America as a
"Christian nation." On the
issue of school prayer Mr.
Green says that we are "mak-
ing a mountain out of a
molehill" and that such activi-
ty is "no great danger to
freedom of religion."
Jerry Falwell has publicly
declared that the political arm
of his fundamentalist organiza-
tion will take most of his time
and effort. Is Mr. Falwell be-
ing paid off with the prayer-in-
the-schools issue? Above all, is
Mr. Green helping to pay off
Mr. Reagan's debts?
Fortunately, the American
public, which includes
American Jewry, does not
agree with Max Green. Also,
fortunately, our Congress
recently defeated two pro-
posals, one by Mr. Reagan that
would have allowed voluntary
school prayer, and another
which would have stripped the
courts of jurisdiction over
school prayer issues. Senator
Lawton Chiles, a pro-prayer
advocate, yoted against the
latter because he saw the
danger of destroying the
checks and balances in our
Mr. Max Green, are you real-
ly facing your "two-fold
responsibility: to make the
case that the Administration's
foreign and domestic policies
are in the best interests of the
American people and
American Jewry, and to ex-
press the interests and con-
cerns of American Jewry?"
Don't you owe us an apology
and a resignation?
I urge your readership to
alert Mr. Green, Associate
Director of Public Liaison,
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
NW, Washington, D.C. 20500.
Years hence when our
children and grandchildren
discuss this period, will we be
looking to point a finger at
who's to blame? We had better
act now before it's too late.
West Palm Beach
The Jewish Floridian:
As a teacher and active
member of the United Federa-
tion of Teachers, I am deeply
disturbed by your recent arti-
cle on Max Green, Associate
Director of Public Liaison for
President Reagan.
His defense of Christian fun-
damentalists, who are opposed
to every concept of education
and separation of state and
church, is disgusting.
I am amazed that you
printed such an article of
outrageous views, which are
counter to our Constitution.
Yours truly,
West Palm Beach
Senior Seder A Success
The Jewish Floridian:
We are very fortunate that
in our area we have a Jewish
Community Center and two
years ago went to great
lengths to institute a Kosher
Lunch Program.
Holidays become a very emo-
tional and difficult time when
one is miles away from
children, grandchildren and
family. With this in mind on
Wednesday, April 23, the staff
planned a Passover Seder.
Each person had an individual
Seder plate, dishes of salt
water on the table, a cup for
wine and an Haggadah; a bot-
tle of wine and a box of matzoh
were placed on each table. The
table was set beautifully.
The reading and singing of
the Haggadah was conducted
by Mr. and Mrs. Sidney
Berger. Audience participa-
tion was invited and some in-
dividuals read a paragraph.
This was followed by a
delicious, hot Passover meal.
The Bergers continued
reading the Haggadah to the
end according to tradition.
The success of the affair was
due to the careful planning and
preparation by Jean Rubin,
Carol Fox, Lillian Zwilling and
the volunteers to accom-
modate the 127 diners every
step of the way including the
individual place cards. It was
We look forward and hope
we can all be together and
have a repeat performance
next year.
West Palm Beach
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May through October. Good shorthand and typing
skills. Salary negotiable. Call Jewish Federation of
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Audrey Levine (left), who plays Sidney Lipton, a messenger
from G-d; and Kyle Cohan as Joe Benjamin, a prosperous in-
dustrialist whose commitment to G-d is challenged through
adversity and loss, are featured in the Midrasha drama class'
presentation of Neil Simon's "G-d's Favorite," a comic adap-
tation of the Book of Job. Will Joe Benjamin renounce his
faith in G-d as the going gets tough? See for yourself at one of
the two performances of this play at the Jewish Community
Day School, on Wednesday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. during
Midrasha graduation ceremonies, or on Sunday, June 1 at 2
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B'nai B'rith Honors Outstanding Lodge President
At its annual convention in
Miami, the B'nai B'rith Florida
State Association presented
an award for the "Outstanding
Lodge President in Florida" to
Len Turk for the year 1985-86.
Under the dynamic and
knowledgeable leadership of
its president, Lucerne Lakes
Lodge 3132 experienced a year
rich in community involvement
and accomplishment. Among
the projects initiated and
developed by Mr. Turk were
the third Annual Special
Awards for Special Children in
which 24 Palm Beach County
youngsters were honored; a
proclamation designating
Soviet Jewry Days drafted by
the Mayor of Lake Worth; an
original program called
"Famous Jews: Yesterday and
Today," which was part of the
Senior Center Ethnic Festival;
Len Turk
a living room discussion group
meeting at members' homes to
share their views on signifi-
cant topics; collecting funds
and canned foods for the
Lord's Place; ringing the bells
for the Salvation Army;
presentation of books to the
Morse Geriatric Center; a
bazaar and rummage sale
which raised funds for the Mid-
County Center of Lake Worth;
and special visitation groups
for the purpose of easing the
burdens of the sick, the elderly
and the widowed.
Through sincere dedication
and effort, Mr. Turk has
enhanced the reputation of
Lucerne Lakes Lodge not only
in the Jewish sector but in the
general community. Even
now, as past-president he con-
tinues to work as program
chairman and chaplain, and
takes great pride in his lodge.
Exchange Helps Egypt-Israel Ties
It is small for a U.S.-funded
overseas project currently
$5.8 million and in danger of
getting smaller. But sup-
porters in the United States,
Israel and Egypt say that the
Middle East Regional
Cooperation (MERC) program
comes closer than anything
else to realizing the normaliza-
tion of relations envisioned in
the Camp David treaties.
MERC promotes joint Israeli-
Egyptian projects in
agricultural science, medicine
and technology and since 1979
has brought together nearly
1,000 scientists from the two
In an early April letter to
Secretary of State George
Shultz more than two dozen
House members protested a
possible cut in MERC funding
to $2.8 million. On May 6 par-
ticipants detailed some of the
program's successes for the
House Foreign Affairs Sub-
committee on Europe and the
Middle East. They urged con-
tinued and, if possible, ex-
panded U.S. funding.
Subcommittee member Rep.
Henry Waxman (D., Calif.),
original sponsor of the legisla-
tion which created the pro-
gram, said it "had succeeded
beyond all our hopes, both in
concrete scientific ad-
vancements and in the rela-
BBYO Holds Annual Convention
The Gold Coast Council of
the B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization recently held its
Annual Spring Convention,
April 18-20 at the Hollywood
Beach Hilton. Coordinated by
the Council's vice presidents,
Darren Frost and Stacy
Steiner, the Convention at-
tracted 177 Jewish teenagers
from the 20 area chapters,
making it the largest Conven-
tion in the Council's history.
Incorporated into each of the
various programs was the
theme, "The Meaning of Life."
Throughout the weekend the
participants were encouraged
to explore the significance
behind their own lives and
were given an opportunity to
share their views with others.
On Saturday morning after
Shabbat services, an infor-
mative and emotionally charg-
ed address was delivered by
the keynote speaker, Dr. Jan
Lederman. In conjunction with
the BBYO's International pro-
gram thrust, "BBYO -
Friends For Life," Dr. Leder-
man spoke about Teenage
Suicide, a problem which has
escalated sharply in recent
years. He discussed the causes
of suicide and pointed out
some of the early warning
signs by which potential
suicides could be identified. He
also informed the audience of
the proper steps to take if they
or someone they knew was
contemplating suicide and
elaborated upon successful
peer prevention techniques.
On Sunday morning there
was an election of Council Of-
ficers for the upcoming year.
New officers for the AZA
(boy's component) are Darren
Frost, president; Lawrence
Lambert, programming vice
president; Scott Thaler and
Brad Berman, membership
vice presidents; Robert
Shapiro, secretary, and Ed-
ward Capp, parliamentarian.
Officers for the BBG (girl's
component) are Stacy Steiner,
president; Lisa Steinman, pro-
gramming vice president;
Lauren Lorowitz and Nancy
Gulker, membership vice
presidents; Beth Zelinka,
secretary; and Ilyssa Kraus,
For the grand finale, the An-
nual Installation and Awards
Banquet, the youth were join-
ed by representatives of the
B'nai B'rith Men and B'nai
B'rith Women. Over 50 pla-
ques and certificates were
awarded to various chapters
and individuals in recognition
of superior achievement in
many areas including pro-
gramming, leadership and
community service.
tionships formed between the
scientists. No stable, lasting
peace can develop between
these two key U.S. allies
without building links of
familiarity and trust between
their peoples. Our program is
doing that."
The fruits of cooperation
between Israeli and Egyptian
scientists and American pro-
ject managers in the MERC
program include: controlling
an epidemic of Rift Valley
fever and eliminating the once-
deadly disease from the
region; development of a
hybrid fish called sea bream, a
high-protein variety which
grows to market size faster
than any previously known; in-
creasing agricultural produc-
tivity by using solar energy to
kill crop-harming bacteria;
cross-breeding two strains of
goat to produce a variety
suited to a dry environment
but yielding much more meat
and milk; and developing a
method to grow tomatoes in
undiluted saline water, expan-
ding the ability of farmers to
Several committee members
expressed dismay at what they
said was lack of publicity over
the program. But Israeli
oceanographer Dr. Collete
Serruya said that "too much
publicity could put our
Egyptian colleagues in a dif-
ficult position. Rep. Mel
Levine (D., Calif.) called that
"a sad commentary on the
broader relations between the
two countries."
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Interfaith Breakfast
Continued from Page 4
idea, but as something that is
normal and human."
Recognizing that "there
could have been no Holocaust
without Christian indif-
ference," Eiklor warned
against revisionists in our
society, whose ideas he said
are "being bought in some of
this country's institutions of
The main focus of Eiklor's
address was on a series of
prevalent myths about Israel
which Jews and Christians
alike must work to destroy.
The weekly Shalom Ministries
broadcasts are, he said, an at-
tempt "to blow these myths
out of the water."
Refuting the common belief
that the Jews kicked the Arabs
out of Israel, Eiklor claimed,
"As soon as Israel declared in-
dependence, five Arab armies
attacked from all sides, warn-
ing their Arab brethren to
leave Israel or be killed,
despite the Jews' wishes that
they stay ... Today 600,000
Palestinians are being used as
political pawns by Arab coun-
tries that could have fed and
cared for them with oil
Eiklor also denied the claim
that Jews didn't need a
homeland prior to the
Holocaust by recalling earlier
historical anti-Jewish persecu-
tions and pointing out that at
times "the church turned out
to be the Jews' deadliest
Referring to historical
charges that Great Britain was
a "lackey of the Jews," Eiklor
clarified the record. He called
British policy toward Palestine
in the early 20th Century "per-
fidious," noting especially the
1939 White Paper (which he
called "the toilet paper")
limiting Jewish immigration
into Palestine at a time when
Hitler was preparing to exter-
minate European Jewry.
Eiklor is also rankled by the
myth that the United Nations
created Israel and should
therefore exercise authority
over it. The world body, which
Eiklor called "United
Nothing," did just that -
"Fighting Jews, with a faith
in G-d and the words of the
prophets, created Israel," said
Rejecting any notion of a
justifiable cause in terrorist ac-
tions against Israel, Eiklor
dissected the spurious logic
behind the claim that terrorist
leaders only want what "ex-
pansionist Israel" took in the
Six Day War.
"Israel didn't start that
war!" Eiklor exclaimed. "It
was Nasser who said, 'The
time has come to throw the
Jews into the sea.' "
Eiklor believes that ter-
rorism tests the West's com-
mitment to Israel. "First ter-
'Behold how good it is for
brethren to dwell together
in unity.'
Psalm 133:1
rorists try to anesthetize us
with fear," he said. "Then
they try to bite off little bits,
with the bottom-line idea of
consuming the whole, the
destruction of the State of
Eiklor discounted the argu-
ment that the Palestinians
need a homeland, because in
his view they already have one
Jordan, a country which is
60 percent Palestinian and
comprises 77 percent of the
land that was originally
On the idea of interna-
tionalizing Jerusalem, Eiklor
was equally emphatic, noting
the blatant desecration of
Jewish synagogues and
cemeteries in Jerusalem by
Jordan when the city was
under its control from 1949 to
"Now. Israel makes sure
f The Pines .
has everything!
Even the nearness of
your family.
Guest speaker Rev. Frank Eiklor (center) joined Federation
Eresident Erwin H. Blonder (left) and CRC chairperson
[elen Hoffman (right) on the dais.
Samuel A. Thomas, mayor of
West Palm Beach, read a pro-
clamation in commemoration
of Israel Independence Day.
that Christian and Moslem ho-
ly places are protected,"
Eiklor said. "Today
Jerusalem, the eternal capital
of Israel, is free for all," and
he expressed doubt that such
would be the case were
Jerusalem to be
'' internationalized.''
He then rejected the view
that Israel's 1982 invasion of
Lebanon was proof of its
allegedly expansionist policy.
"I watched a moral army pro-
tecting its borders," said
Eiklor, who represented the
state of New Hampshire on a
fact-finding tour during the
"I was there while American
journalists were being told
what to write by Palestinian
soldiers," he said. "I spent
three weeks exposing the pro-
stitution of the American
media and the fallacy that
Israel is morally wrong for
defending herself."
Finally, Eiklor denied the
assertion that Israel is a
belligerent, war-mongering
"Israel is a land of peace-
loving people with such a lust
for peace that it may get them
into trouble," said Eiklor,
citing the Sinai give-back and
Israel's willingness to share its
agricultural expertise with na-
180 community leaders and clergymen gathered at the Hyatt
on Tuesday, May 13 to honor Israel on her 38th birthday.
tions that do not even
recognize its existence.
Eiklor also praised Opera-
tion Moses, saving that the
rescue of Ethiopian Jews
represented "the first time in
history that one nation went to
another nation and brought
the people back home in digni-
ty, not in chains ... Today the
Ethiopian Jews are growing,
praying and learning as full
citizens of Israel."
Eiklor concluded by urging
everyone to act with alacrity in
stamping out these myths
about Israel. Modifying a
famous epigram by Edmund
Burke, Eiklor said, "All that is
necessary for the triumph of
good is for good men to stand
up and be counted."
The Interfaith Breakfast
celebrating Yom Haatzmaut
closed with a candle-lighting
ceremony led by Rev. Philip
Bentley of Bridges for Peace
and a benediction by Rabbi
William Marder, president of
the Palm Beach County Board
of Rabbis.
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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Center through a Federal Grant
Title HI of the Older Americans Act provides transportation
to persons 60 years or older, who do not drive or cannot use
the public transportation system, serves Hot Kosher Meals in
a group setting, delivers Kosher meals to homebound persons
and offers daily educational and recreational programs. Call
689-7703 for further information.
The Kosher Lunch Connec-
tion at the Jewish Community
Center is a unique and in-
teresting dining experience.
We offer an array of programs
in addition to nutritious hot
food, including lectures,
musical presentations, exer-
cise and, to promote safety
and good health, we especially
feature preventative health in-
formation. It is our hope that
more and more seniors will
become part of our JCC family
and at the same time enrich
their lives and the lives of
others. The Center is open for
lunch Monday through Friday,
and there is no set fee. Par-
ticipants are encouraged to
make a contribution at each
meal. Daily transportation is
available by advance reserva-
tion. Please come. Call Carol
or Lillian at 689-7703 for more
information and reservations.
Monday, May 26 Closed
for Memorial Day.
Tuesday, May 27 -
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Diets, Helen Gold, RD.
Thursday, May 29 "Cur-
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Monday, June 2 "Games"
with Fred Bauman.
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Thursday, June 5 Current
Friday, June 6 New Home
Nursing Insurance, Edie
Palm Beach County School
Board Adult Education
The Spring Session of the
Palm Beach County Adult
Education classes will con-
clude on June 13. A six week
summer session is planned.
Call Veronica for information
at 689-7703.
Thursday; 1:30 p.m., Joyce
Hogan, instructor Last class
will be June 12.
A great class to learn how to
cope with everyday, pressure,
with techniques to improve
your health and sense of well
Bridge Series Wednesday,
1:45 p.m., Alfred Parsont, in-
structor Last class will be
June 4.
An excellent class for begin-
ners and intermediate bridge
players. Fee: $12 JCC
members and $15 for non-
members. Beginners must
have good knowledge of other
card games.
The Jewish Community
Center thanks Mr. Parsont for
his dedication and fine
teaching. This class will begin
again in October.
Speakers Club Monday,
2:30 p.m., Ben Garfinkel,
president Learn the art of
public speaking. This group
meets all summer.
Timely Topics/Round Table
Discussion Monday, 2:15
p.m., Moderators will be: May
26 Sylvia Skolnick; June 2 -
To be announced.
A stimulating group of men
and women enjoy discussing
all phases of current events
each week. Programs are plan-
ned by designated participants
in the program.
This is the last month "At
Your Service" will be available
on Thursday afternoons. The
Jewish Community Center
wishes to thank all the agen-
cies, staff persons and pro-
viders of special services who
have made themselves
available these past months to
be "At Your Service" when
Legal Aid Bonnie Silvers-
tein; Senior Employment Ser-
vice Ed Davidson; In-
surance Assistance Edie
Reiter; RSVP Muriel Barry;
Florida Power and Light
Phylis Thompson; Tax counsel-
ing VITA Herb Kirsch.
May 29 Florida Power and
Light, Phylis Thompson.
Dear Community Center,
Thank you so much for look-
ing after my grandmother,
Mina Orshan. The Community
Center has been the highlight
of her Florida experience.
Thanks for being so friendly.
Peter Orshan
Timely Topics Get Them Talking
If you think ABC'S Ted
Koppel on Nightline or Sam
Donaldson's report from
Washington causes controver-
sy and excitement, you pro-
bably have not attended any of
the Timely Topics meetings on
Mondays at 2:15 p.m. at the
JCC. Enthusiasm belies the
senior years of the par-
ticipants, whatever the discus-
sion happens to be, and it runs
from volatile happenings
around the world to problems
that touch, at times, a personal
Moderators are usually those
attending the meetings who
possess a desire to do the Ted
Koppel bit. What is
remarkable about the Timely
Topics group is the lack of in-
hibition by people to get up
and speak their minds,
especially those who ordinarily
never get involved in public
discussions. What you might
get a kick out of is when a
seemingly demure, self-
effacing, petite woman raises
her hand somewhat reluctant-
Eddie Mullen
Eddie Mullen, son of Shirley
and Arnold Mullen, will be call-
ed to the Torah as a Bar Mitz-
vah on Friday, May 30, and
Saturday, May 31, at Temple
Beth El in West Palm Beach.
Eddie will be twinning his
bar mitzvah with Kirill Shapiro
of Moscow, who has been
denied his Jewish heritage.
This summer, Eddie and his
family will travel to Israel
where he will again be called to
the Torah on Mt. Masada.
Eddie is a seventh grade
honor student at the Jewish
Community Day School and a
member of Temple Beth El
Kadima. He is a certified scuba
diver, and his other interests
include sailing, tennis, football
and computers.
Along with special friends,
those sharing this day with Ed-
die will be his grandparents
Betty Mullen and Rachel and
Jerry Klaz, his brother Geof-
frey and sister Cheri.
ly and then gives out with an
opinion that would shatter the
aplomb of Peter Jennings.
Yes, Timely Topics is your
kind of program if you are at
all interested in what is hap-
pening around you whether
you participate in the topics
being discussed or simply want
to lay back and be informed so
that you in turn can "inform"
when socializing among your
For more information about
Timely Topics call 689-7703.
There is no set fee. but
clients are encouraged to make
a contribution.
JCC News
All Jewish Community Center Singles Groups are invited
to attend a special Shabbat Service for Singles of all ages at
Temple B'nai Israel, 22455 Boca Rio Rd., Boca Raton on
Friday, May 23, at 10 p.m. Call hostess Barbara Basch at
622-7152 for further information.
The Mid-Singles (30's and 40's) of the Jewish Community
Center will gather Saturday, May 24 at 8 p.m. at Jerry's
house to whip up icy concoctions in the blender. Donation:
$4 for JCC members, $6 for non-members, and $1 off if you
bring a friend of the opposite sex to introduce to the group.
Bring your bathing suit if you wish. Call Jerry at 694-2774
for directions and additional information.
The Singles Pursuit (45-60) of the Jewish Community
Center will enjoy a unique evening Saturday, May 24 begin-
ning at 8:30 p.m. Seal your tangible or intangible trades in
an envelope and let the bidding begin. Reservations are
necessary. Call David Marks at 626-1580 or Mim Levinson
at 833-1053 for detailed information.
The Singles Pursuits of the Jewish Community Center
will get together Sunday, May 25 at 11 a.m. for brunch at
Shooters (Federal Hwy. in Boynton Beach, *h mile south of
Hypoluxo Rd.). Bring a bathing suit and towel and enjoy
the beautiful surroundings, pool and beach. Hostess: Muni
Epstein, 641-03%, will be there to greet you. Donation: $1
plus your own fare.
The Mid Singles of the Jewish Community Center will
meet at the Center Thursday, May 29 from 7-9 p.m. for the
first of a monthly series of Art Workshops.
Sara Guinn, ceramist, will lead the session with a "hands-
on" experience with day to develop our creative abilities.
No past knowledge of ceramics is necessary, and there will
be plenty of time to socialize while working. To RSVP mail
$4 check to Ann Colavecchio at the JCC, 2415 Okeechobee
Blvd., West Palm Beach 33409, or call Ann at 689-7700, for
additional information.
The Mid-Singles of the Jewish Community Center are
Slanning a trip to the beautiful new Museum of Art on Las
Has Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, June 1, at 11
a.m. If enough people respond early, we can arrange for a
bus. RSVP to Ann, 689-7700, by May 29. There is a $3 en-
try fee to the museum, and car poolers will chip in for the
cost of gas.
The Singles Pursuits will meet for an early bird dinner at
Tony Roma's on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. on Monday, June
2 at 5:30 p.m. After dinner the group will plan activities for
the summer. Donation: $1.50 plus your own fare. Call Ann
at 689-7700.
The Young Singles (20's and 30's) of the Jewish Com-
munity Center will meet Wednesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at
the Center, to plan upcoming activities. All are welcome
the more input the better. Refreshments will be served.
Donation: $1. Call Ann at 689-7700.
On Wednesday, June 4 at 6 p.m. the Mid-Singles of the
Jewish Community Center will gather at Marlene's home
and learn to prepare egg rolls and sauce from scratch.
After enjoying the food the group will plan events for an
exciting July. Call Marlene, 969-1268, by May 27 to RSVP
and get directions. Donation: $3.
The Prime Time Singles (60 plus) of the Jewish Com-
munity Center will hold their regular business meeting at
the Center on Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. Program will
follow. Call Claire Price, at 689-7700 for additional

Israeli Scientist In Moscow
To Aid Disaster Victims
Friday, May 23, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Israel Bonds Reception
Israeli-bon. Weizmann In-
stitute of Science specialist in
bone marrow transplants left
recently for Moscow to aid pa-
tients suffering marrow
damage from radiation poison-
ing as a result of the Soviet
nuclear plant accident at Cher-
nobyl last month.
The Israeli expert is Dr. Yair
Reisner, affiliated with the
Weizmann Institute in
Rehovot since 1981, and cur-
rently working at New York's
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center. Two other
bone marrow experts Drs.
Paul Terasaki and Richard
Gale also left New York for
Moscow with Reisner to aid
the patients.
Reisner's revolutionary
method of bone marrow
purification, developed while
at Sloan-Kettering, has been
used in more than 160 marrow
transplants. The success rate
has been 70 percent in children
with leukemia and 60 percent
in children with genetic
defects that deprive them of
immune defenses.
Reisner's method cleanses
donated marrow of cells that
cause rejection, according to a
spokesperson for the
American Committee for the
Weizmann Institute.
Diseased marrow cells are
first destroyed by a massive
dose of radiation. Reisner's
technique then calls for about
a quart of marrow to be ex-
tracted from the donor's hip
bone, after which that marrow
is exposed to lectin, a chemical
Police Call
For Alert
bombs exploded here Sunday, but
there were no casualties. The ex-
plosions marred an otherwise
peaceful Passover aftermath.
Jerusalem police called on the
public to be on the alert for other
possible bombings. At the same
time, police increased their own
search in places where terrorists
might seek to place bombs.
The first bomb Sunday exploded
at approximately 6:30 a.m. at the
Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in
Jerusalem. Two parked cars were
slightly damaged. Several
suspects were detained and
released after being questioned.
The second bomb exploded at
iifighborhood. No arrests were
immediately made.
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extracted from peanuts, to
remove the T-cells that cause
Purified marrow cells are in-
jected into the recipient's
bloodstream. They find their
way to the bones, establish
themselves and begin to
Reisner and his colleagues at
Sloan-Kettering and the Weiz-
mann Institute developed the
medical breakthrough to per-
form transplants, on "incom-
patible," genetically unrelated
individuals. Bone marrow
transplants, as in many other
types of skin and organ
transplants, can result in the
grafted organ being rejected
by the host.
The cell separation techni-
que was an outgrowth of 20
years of research by Dr.
Nathan Sharon, head of the
Weizmann Institute's
Biophysics Department and
Reisner's mentor.
In 1978, Sharon's findings,
published in a science journal,
drew the attention of Dr.
Robert Good, then at Sloan-
Kettering and a leading in-
novator in cancer research.
Good invited Reisner then a
doctoral student at the In-
stitute in Rehovot who had
been working closely with
Sharon on the soybean lectin
bone marrow connection to
be a research associate at
Over the next few years,
Reisner worked with members
of the Sloan-Kettering staff to
advance and refine the cell
separation technique. Starting
in December, 1980, physicians
at Sloan-Kettering used the
technique to perform the first
of a series of successful bone
marrow transplants. Reisner
holds the Dr. Phil Gold Career
Development Chair in cancer
research at the Weizmann
Pictured above at a recent Award and Appreciation reception
held by the Palm Beach County Israel Bond organization are
(left to right) seated: Emma Gerringer, Cash Collections
chairman; Jerome Gleekel, authority on Israel and the Mid-
East; Evelyn Blum, Women's Division chairman. Standing:
Dr. Jerome J. Rubin, chairman of Dental Division; Robert S.
Levy, general chairman; Marshall Brass, chairman of Stock
Brokers Division; and Jerome H. Tishman, associate
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The Rabbinical Comer
Lag B'Omer: A Merging Of Folk
Traditions And Jewish Values
Central Conservative
Lag B'Omer is the 33rd day
of the Omer. Its origin reminds
us of the agricultural society of
our ancestors in ancient Israel.
On Pesah, when farmers
began to gather in the harvest,
the Jewish farmers brought an
Omer of barley to the Temple.
An Omer is a measure equal to
about 3Vi quarts. From Pesah
onward they counted each day
until they came to the 50th day
which marked the festival of
Today, though the over-
whelming number of Jews live
in urban centers, we still count
these 50 days. In so doing we
join the two holidays and pro-
claim that mere freedom the
theme of Pesah is not the
ultimate goal nor is it suffi-
cient. This freedom must have
purpose. It must be bound up
with a commitment and a
responsibility the theme of
Although in very early
times, Lag B'Omer was only
another day in the counting of
the Omer, later this 33rd day
of the Omer became a special
day. The Jew has attributed to
this day several historical and
lofty principles. Several brief
stories are part of the lore of
Lag B'Omer.
We can see in each that
legend and law and fantasy
and fact concerning this date
are inextricably mingled in the
folk mind. Nevertheless, we
must bear in mind that the
historical validity of these
tales is far less important than
Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch
the appreciation of the values
and ideals to which the Jew
pays homage on this day.
In the days of the great Rab-
bi Akiba in the 2nd Century
CE, a plague struck our peo-
ple, killing many of Rabbi
Akiba's disciples and scholars.
On the 33rd day of the Omer, it
is said, the plague stopped.
The memory of the plague is
one reason that the Omer
period is observed as a time of
mourning and that Jewish
Law does not permit weddings
or other festive celebrations
during this period, except on
special days such as Lag
B'Omer, Rosh Hodesh and
Israel Independence Day.
When the ancient Romans
conquered Israel and tried to
destroy our religion, their ma-
jor decree was to forbid the
study of the Torah. But the
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secretly to the fields and
forests to study. They set
scouts to watch for Roman
soldiers. If soldiers approach-
ed, the books were hidden, and
the teachers and students took
up bows and arrows preten-
ding to be engaged in archery
and other field sports.
There is also the story of
Shimon Bar Yohai, the great
mystic scholar who hid from
the Romans for 14 years with
his son. They Ivied in a cave so
they could continue to study
the Torah. For centuries, on
Lag B'Omer, the Jews of
Israel have lit great bonfires at
Meron where Bar Yohai is
The tale of Bar Kokhba is
also linked with this day. Bar
Kokhba was the great hero
who led the rebellion against
the Romans. The fighters who
joined his ranks were the
students of one of the most
brilliant teachers of all time,
Rabbi Akiba. The humble
beginnings of this scholar are
also retold. His wife, Rachel,
fell in love with him when he
was only a poor shepherd.
When he was 40 years old, he
decided to study and Rachel
supported the family while
Akiba went to the academies.
Bar Kokhba's rebellion,
despite Akiba's support, fail-
ed. In the end the Romans tor-
tured Akiba to death. He died
as he recited the Sh ma.
However disparate these
tales may appear, there is a
unifying element and a com-
mon thread in all of them. On
the one level a man and boy
are hiding in a cave, youths are
shooting bows and arrows, a
warrior is leading a rebellion,
and a woman is supporting a
household. On a much higher
plane, there is a lauding of
learning, a hailing of heritage,
and a salute to study in each of
the stories. The study of Torah
emerges as pre-eminent. The
continuity of the Jewish people
becomes an unassailable fact
of history.
Naguila Dancers
Continued from Page 1
our dancers are giving thought
to pursuing dance
The Naguila Dancers prac-
tice eight hours per week, and
their repertoire consists of
various forms of Israeli-Jewish
dancing, including Oriental,
Hassidic, folk and modern.
Erdfrocht noted that, as an
art form, dance is an extreme-
ly effective medium in which to
express emotion. "In our ex-
pression of love for Israel and
Jewish life, we try to involve
our audience in our joy," he
Couvert for the 24th Jewish
Federation Annual Meeting is
$5, which includes dessert,
program and entertainment.
For more information or to
make a reservation please call
the Federation office at
Religious Directory
BEACHES: Services held Friday 8:15 p.m. and Saturday 9:30
a.m. at The Jewish Community Day School, 5801 Parker Ave.,
West Palm Beach. Mailing address: 5737 Okeechobee Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33409. Phone 478-2922. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch,
Hazzan Israel Barzak.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212 Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai.
Spektor. Daily and Saturday services 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday:
8:30 a.m., traditional service at 5 p.m. and a late service at 8:15
p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat.
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33436. Phone 586-9428.
Rabbi Avrom L. Drazin, Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30
a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. Evening services 6:30 p.m. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. Mincha followed by Sholosh
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33406.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. President Murray
Milrod, 965-6053. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder, Cantor Earl J.
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Cantor Elaine Shapiro. 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 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services daily 8:30 a.m. Friday evening 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: Lions Club, 700 Camelia Dr., Royal
Palm Beach. Mailing address: PO Box 104,650 Royal Palm Blvd.,
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 8:45 a.m. Rabbi Seymour Friedman. Phone 793-9122.
TEMPLE B*NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Cantor Hyman Lifshin. Sabbath
services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday
and Thursday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Sabbath services, Fri-
day 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
Abraham: 3257 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. 287-8833. Mail-
ing Address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33496. Services Friday
evenings 8 p.m. and first Saturday of each month 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Phone 689-4675. Sabbath services 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
857146. Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7476.
TEQUESTA: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone 747-1109.
Rabbi Alfred L. Friedman. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33460. Phone 461-7428. Rabbi David Kraus. Sabbath Services
Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960, mailing address:
P.O. Box 2118, Vero Beach. FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-669-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: at Wellington Elementary School,
13000 Paddock Dr., West Palm Beach. Mailing address: P.O. Box
17008, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Friday services 8:15 p.m.
Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantorial Soloist
Susan Weiss. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: at St. Catharine's Greek Orthodox Church
Social Hall, 4000 Washington Rd., at Southern Boulevard. Rabbi
Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Mailing address: 5154
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Phone 471-1526.

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Candle lighting Time
Jtfi May 23-7:44 p.
C^ May 30 7:47 p.
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Congregation Anshei
Sholom of West Palm Beach is
pleased to announce that the
Passover Memorial Service
donations will be contributed
to the Jewish Community Day
School, and the Shavout
Memorial Service donations
will go to the only Orthodox
synagogue in Palm Beach
County, Aitz Chaim, Century
Village, for their building
Shavout Memorial Services
will be held on Saturday, June
14 at 11 a.m.
Sisterhood will hold its in-
stallation of officers and board
members for 1986-1987 on
Sunday, May 25 at 10 a.m. in
the Temple social hall. Install-
ing the executive officers and
elected board members will be
Sylvia Radwin, who is vice
president of the North Palm
Beach Region of Women's
American ORT, and past presi-
dent of the Golden River
Chapter of ORT. This occasion
marks the tenth anniversary of
the Sisterhood.
Temple Israel Shabbat Ser-
vice on Friday, May 23 will be
conducted by Rabbi Howard
Shapiro. His sermon will be: A
Perspective On Sin. Susan
Weiss will be the cantorial
Services on Friday night will
begin at 8 p.m. Everyone is in-
vited. During the service child
care will be provided.
Temple Israel Shabbat Ser-
vice on Friday, May 30, will be
conducted by Rabbi Howard
Shapiro. His sermon will be:
"Quid Pro Quo," taking from
chapter 26 of Leviticus, "If
You Follow My Laws." Susan
Weiss will be the cantorial
On Saturday morning, May
31, Steven Glass man will
celebrate his bar mitzvah.
Steven is the son of Harold
and Karen Glassman.
Everyone is invited.
Yetta Kailes and Cantor
Anne Newman will present the
musical cantata "What is
Judaism" at Temple Judea
Sabbath Services, Friday, May
23 at 8 p.m.
Due to the overwhelmingly
positive reception to "What is
Judaism" last summer, many
Temple members have re-
quested to hear and par-
ticipate in this moving
spiritual experience.
Mrs. Kailes has officiated at
many Sabbath services when
Rabbi Levine has been on
vacation, and she teaches
Adult Intermediate Hebrew at
the Temple.
Following Services, the con-
gregation is invited to an oneg
shabbat sponsored by
Sisterhood. Child Care will be
available under the direction of
Miriam Ruiz. For more infor-
mation about the congrega-
tion, call the temple office.
Temple Judea will sponsor
its first prospective member-
ship Sabbath service and din-
ner on Friday, May 30. Rabbi
Joel Levine and Cantor Anne
Newman will officiate.
Prior to regular services
which begin at 8 p.m., the
membership committee,
chaired by Barbara Schwartz,
has prepared a Shabbat din-
ner. Anyone considering
membership in Temple Judea
is invited to attend as guest of
the congregation. Information
will be available about Temple
Judea's comprehensive pro-
gram which emphasizes
spirituality in its religious,
cultural, and social activities.
Helaine Kahn is the newly
elected president of the
Temple Judea is in the pro-
cess of constructing its
synagogue building on South
Chillingworth Drive, south of
the West Palm Beach
Auditorium. Temple Judea's
congregation numbers the
largest radius of any
synagogue in the Palm
Beaches with members from
Jupiter, Deerfield Beach, Palm
Beach, Wellington, as well as
the Greater West Palm Beach
For more information about
Temple Judea, call the temple
Temple Judea will sponsor
its third annual Goods and Ser-
vices Auction on Saturday,
June 7 at Fat Boy's Barbecue,
located in the shopping plaza
at the corner of Southern
Boulevard and Royal Palm
Boulevard, in Royal Palm
There will be a cash bar and
refreshments at 7 p.m., during
which time participants will be
able to preview the merchan-
dise. The auction begins pro-
mptly at 8 p.m.
Merrill Fox, chairperson,
has assembled with his com-
mittee a unique selection of
items which include a trip to
the Concord Hotel in New
York; a Disney extravaganza;
breakfast, lunch, and dinner at
some of Palm Beach County's
finest restaurants; jewelry,
designer clothes, plants, art,
and a variety of services for
home and office. Doctors and
lawyers have donated their
professional services. Par-
ticipants will also have the op-
portunity to bid on receiving a
blessing from Rabbi Levine.
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charge. The public is cordially formation about attending this
invited. fun-filled event or how to
All proceeds will benefit donate items, call Merrill Fox.
Na'Amat Leaders Meet
A special expanded Southeast Area board meeting of
Na'Amat USA met to listen to Sharon Shenhav, director of
Na'Amat Legal Services in Jerusalem. In attendance were:
Rae Hoff, president of the Palm Beach Council of Na'Amat;
Adele Fried, executive vice president of the council; Ms.
Shenhav; Sylvia Snyder, national board member and
Southeast Area fund raising chairman; and Annette Navis,
national board member.
Area Deaths
Myra, 77. of Holland Beach. Levitt
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel. West Palm Beach.
Louise, 69. of Lantana. Menorah Gardens
and Funeral Chapels, West Palm Beach.
Sadie W., 81, of Century Village. West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
Meyer, of Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
Helen. 92, of Lake Worth. Levitt-Weinstein
Guaranteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
Randall, 16, of Ocean Ridge. Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel. West Palm Beach.
Ida (Sunny), 64, of Hunters Run, Boynton
Beach. Beth Israel-Rubin Family Protection
Plan Chapel. Delray Beach.
Jennie, 81, of West Palm Beach. Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
Maxine R., of Palm Beach. Riverside Guar-
dian Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
Henrietta, 89, of Century Village, West
Palm Beach. Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
Ethel S., 74, of Boynton Beach. Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels, West Palm
Samuel, 76, of Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, Watt Palm Beach.
Evelyn. 69, of Lake Worth. Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
Sol. 69, of Lake Constance Drive. West
Palm Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home. West Palm Beach.
Samuel M., 65, of 282 Coventry L. Century
Village. West Palm Beach. Northwood
Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
Otto N.. 87, of Palm Beach. Gutterman-
Warheit Sentinel Plan Chapel, Boca Raton.
Herbert, 82, of West Palm Beach. Levitt
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel. West Palm Beach.
Until Now You Have Had Two Choices:
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