The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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Fred K. Shochet
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Meyer Community Center To Be Constructed
At a special board meeting of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County held on
July 10, the board of directors voted to pur-
chase approximately 18 acres of land on
Haverhill Road, south of 45th Street, in
close proximity to the Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center. The site will be developed
into a Jewish Community Campus, which
will house a full-service Jewish Community
Center, the Jewish Federation offices, the
Jewish Family and Children's Service, and
possibly, in the future, the Jewish Communi-
ty Day School.
Erwin H. Blonder, President of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County, announc-
ed that Arthur Meyer, Chairman of the
Board of Servico, and his wife, Sydelle, pro-
minent residents of Palm Beach and com-
munity leaders, have made a $2 million gift
which will help make possible the construc-
tion of a Jewish Community Center on the
Haverhill property. In recognition of this
major contribution, the new Center facility
will bear the name of the Meyer family.
Blonder also announced that the Jewish
Federation has already been successful in
securing significant capital contributions "in
order to build a first-class facility that will
service the Jewish community for many
years to come."
"The entire Jewish community of the
Palm Beaches is grateful to the Meyer fami-
ly for their generosity," stated Erwin
Blonder. "With their gift as a leading exam-
ple, it is Federation's intent to complete the
capital fundraising campaign and com-
mence construction of the Meyer Jewish
Community Center and the community cam-
pus, at the earliest possible time."
Blonder went on to emphasize the impor-
tance of unity within the community by
stating "the time has come for all members
of this Jewish community to work together
towards a common goal the development
of a comprehensive facility which will meet
the ever increasing needs of our exploding
Jewish population.
Blonder concluded by stating that a
building committee will be activated pro-
mptly to insure that a first-class facility will
be constructed, which will be a source of
pride to the Palm Beach Jewish community.
(Related article on page S.)
Israeli Cluster Bomb Technology
Three American Firms Silent On Alleged Plot
wall of silence descended upon
the three private American
companies alleged to have con-
spired with Israel in an at-
tempt to illegally obtain for the
Jewish State the technology
for cluster bombs, a weapon
the United States banned from
export to Israel in 1982.
Representatives of the three
companies contacted by the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
said they have "no comment
on the allegations involving
Israel. Persons answering the
telephones at the companies
two in Iowa and the other in
Erie, Pennsylvania refused
to discuss the allegations or to
provide any detailed informa-
tion about the companies'
THE JUSTICE Department
and the U.S. Customs services
are investigating the three
companies for allegedly acting
in collusion with represen-
tatives of the State-owned
Israel Military Industries to
evade the Arms Export Con-
trol Act. The law limits
defense items that can be ex-
ported from the U.S. without
an export license.
In Israel, meanwhile,
Defense Ministry officials said
there was no basis for the
allegations against the Jewish
State. "The entire develop-
ment of cluster bombs in Israel
is original and independent
and therefore there is no foun-
dation to the allegations
against Israel," a Ministry
Xkesman said. He added that
technological know-how
reaching Israel from the U.S.
arrived in Israel legally.
In Washington, the Israel
Embassy issued an angry
rebuttal to the charges. An
Embassy spokesperson refer-
red to a statement issued in
Israel by the Defense Ministry.
Thomas Pickering, the
United States Ambassador in
Israel, handed Premier
Shimon Peres the text of the
charges under investigation
and questions being asked by
the American law enforcement
IT HAS BEEN charged that
Israel sought to purchase
technology to build cluster
bombs from the American con-
tractors and urged them to
describe the equipment sold to
Continued on Page 2
Thinking of a life in freedom, Leningrad refusenik Dr.
Vladimir Lifshitz (wearing a Western Soviet Jewry T-shirt),
his wife Anna, son Boris and daughter Maria smile for the
camera, in a photo obtained by the Student Struggle for
Soviet Jewry. Now, Dr. Lifshitz is a Prisoner of Conscience,
shipped to virtually the most remote part of the USSR, and
Boris has been forcibly drafted into the Red Army.
Now Rabbi and Cantor* In Community... pages 2 and 3
"Clothing Bank" Organized... page 3
Israel and Space... page 9
Update... Opinion by Toby F. Wllk... page 6
Democratic Committee Official
Warns Against Ignoring Extremism
NEW YORK (JTA) Democratic National Committee chairman Paul
Kirk warned that "political extremism of any form must never be ignored or
taken for granted" as he addressed a meeting of Jewish leaders about what he
described as the deceptive political extremism of Lyndon LaRouche.
At the meeting, sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New
York, Kirk asserted that "LaRouchites are participating in American politics
under clouds of fraud and false pretense."
He challenged "LaRouchites* practices in raising funds, in recruiting can-
didates, in qualifying for a place on ballots, in calling themselves a U.S. Labor
Party, in gaining political access at home and abroad, and in calling themselves
National Democrats.
Kirk referred to the recent Illinois primary results in which two LaRouche can-
didates, Mark Fairchild and Janice Hart, won races for Lieutenant Governor and
Secretary of State, respectively, allowing them to run as candidates on the
Democratic ticket with gubernatorial nominee Adlai Stevenson.
"No one can undo history, but the Democratic Party must not permit that
kind of history to repeat itself," said Kirk.
The Democratic National Committee chairman charged that LaRouche sup-
porters "specialize in hatemongering and hysteria through bilking the innocent
and elderly and blaming the world's problems on LaRouche's conspiratorial
Since the Illinois primary, the Democratic Party has stepped-up efforts to in-
form the public before each election about LaRouche candidates. "We have
Continued on Page 2-

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach Gonnty/Friday, July 18/1086

Two Area Temples Have New Cantors
Temple Israel's Cantor Peter Taormina
Cantor Peter Taormina,
cantor emeritus of Temple
Beth David in Commack, New
York, will now be chanting the
liturgy at Temple Israel. He
will also be teaching music in
the religious school and will be
involved with adult education.
Cantor Taormina, who was
born in Sicily and came to this
country when he was eight
years old, has a Bachelor of
Sacred Music degree from the
Jewish Institute of Religion of
Hebrew Union College in Cin-
cinnati, Ohio. While studying
for his degree, he served as
cantor at the North Shore
Synagogue in Syosset, New
York. Subsequently, he took
master's courses at North
Adam State Teachers' College
in Massachusetts.
Temple Israel's new cantor
has served congregations in
Skokie, Illinois and Kansas Ci-
ty, Missouri as well as others
in the New York area. He has
his teacher certification from
New York state and was an ad-
junct professor of music at
Nassau County Community
In addition, Cantor Taor-
mina has sung in many operas
and concerts throughout New
York. He was a member of the
New Haven Experimental
Theater and appeared in
several operas on television
with the ensemble. "The group
was mainly composed ofyoung
people but they needed a
baritone and adopted me," ex-
plained the cantor.
"I am very happy to be
associated with Temple Israel.
They seem to have a very con-
genial, friendly staff and I'm
excited about being a member
of it," stated Cantor Taormina
in a phone interview with the
Jewish Floridian of Palm
Beach County.
Having been a "snowbird"
for the last several years, Can-
tor Taormina and his wife,
Florence, will be making Fort
Lauderdale their permanent
home. Mrs. Taormina will be
conducting the children's choir
at the temple. The Taorminas
have a daughter, E. Linda
Jacobson, who lives in Atlanta.
Cantor Peter Taormina
Temple Emanu-El's Cantor David Feuer
Cantor David Feuer
Cantor David Feuer is the
new cantor at Temple Emanu-
El. Born in Argentina, he
made South America his home
until he decided to move to the
United States because he
wanted more of a Jewish at-
mosphere for his family. "I am
happy to be in America
because it is the center for
Jewish life," explained Cantor
In halting English, a
language which is new to Can-
tor Feuer but one which he is
learning rapidly, he spoke
glowingly of the Jewish com-
munity of the Palm Beaches.
"This Jewish community is
fantastic. I have noticed peo-
ple daven in Hebrew with such
an understanding," he said.
Cantor Feuer began his
musical career at an early age.
At the age of 13, after having
sung in choirs since he was
four years old, he studied Haz-
zanut with Cantor Kalmele
Weiz. Concurrently, he
directed the choir in a Buenos
Aires synagogue.
In 1962 Cantor Feuer
created and directed the
Israeli folk group "Rinah",
participating in many musical-
cultural activities sponsored
by the Central Organization of
Ashkenazic Jewry in Argen-
tina throughout the country.
Prior to serving as the can-
tor of the New Israelite Com-
munity in Montevideo,
Uruguay, from 1978 to 1979,
he directed many choirs in
Argentina. After he left
Montevideo, he became the
director of the chorus of the
Sephardic Central Community
in Buenos Aires.
Cantor Feuer and his wife,
Milta, who will be completing
her medical studies in
December in Buenos Aires,
have two children, Cinthia, 10,
and Daiana, 3. Cinthia will be
attending the Jewish Com-
munity Day School.
Israel Embassy Angered By Charges
The Israel Embassy here
reacted with anger July 9 to
what it said were "unfounded"
charges that Israel illegally
sought to import technology
from the United States in
order to make cluster bombs.
Yosef Gal, the Embassy
spokesman, read a statement
in which he said the Israeli
Ministry of Defense had in-
vestigated the charges and
U.S. Firms Silent
On Alleged Plot
Continued from Page 1
make it appear that it is not be-
ing used for military purposes.
The U.S. halted sale of
cluster bombs to Israel in 1982
after reports that Israel used
the deadly anti-personnel
weapon when it invaded
Pickering reportedly promis-
ed Peres that the investigation
of the charges would be
"discreet and quiet." But
sources here noted that infor-
mation was being leaked to the
American media, apparently
by officials of the Justice
department or the Customs
Israel's Ambassador in
Washington, Meir Rosenne,
was called to the State Depart-
"] ment Tuesday (July 8) by
^ Richard Murphy, Assistant
g Secretary of State for Near
Eastern and South Asian Af-
9 fairs, who informed the envoy
2 of the ongoing investigation, it
1 was reported in Jerusalem.
1 Customs officials, federal
2 agents have conducted sear-
| ches in Iowa at the Vector
Corp. in Marion and Bexco In-
ternational in Cedar Rapids.
Another search was planned at
Assembly Machines Inc. in
Erie, Pa. The federal agents
seized records at Bexco, a firm
with only two employes which
acts as a manufacturer's
representative for Vector, ac-
cording to the reports.
One report from
Washington said several of-
ficials of Israel Military In-
dustries and of a number of
other American companies
have been subpoened in the
ongoing investigation.
The reports of Israeli efforts
to obtain cluster bomb
technology follows on the heels
of the continuing U.S. probe
into the spy scandal involving
U.S. Naval analyst Jonathan
Pollard, who has admitted to
supplying Israel with sensitive
intelligence data.
"categorically" denies Israel
had done anything illegal.
Defense asserts that the rais-
ing of this subject arouses
much amazement and may un-
justly cause damage to Israel's
reputation and spoil the good
relations prevailing between
the United States and Israel,"
Gal said. "Israel regards with
gravity the fact that this mat-
ter has been published before
the facts have been clarified,"
he added.
David Hoover, a spokesman
for the U.S. Customs Service,
confirmed that search war-
rants have been issued for two
Iowa companies, Vector Corp.,
of Marion, and Bexco Interna-
tional of Cedar Rapids, and
Assembly Machines, Inc., of
Erie, Pa.
He said subpoenas have been
issued for employes of the
companies as well as members
of the Israeli Defense
Ministry's Procurement Mis-
sion in New York. He would
give no further details on the
investigation which was first
revealed by CBS News. The
State Department would not
comment on the case.
GAL SAID that Israel's
cluster bombs and the
bomblets they contain have
been developed and manufac-
tured by Israel's military in-
dustries. He said the Procure-
ment Mission was asked to ac-
quire various industrial equip-
ment from the U.S. needed for
reproduction of the weapon.
Gal stressed that the Mis-
sion, acting "according to pro-
cedure, applied for export
licenses from the U.S. Depart-
ment of State. All applications
have been lawfully made and
no item, small or big, related
to this subject is exported from
the United States to Israel
without a lawful permit."
Democratic Committee Official
Warns Against Ignoring Extremism
Continued from Page 1
SSSSSi'SE ^^^ state in which LaRouche candidates have sought the
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Friday, July 18, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Federation Opts To Build On Haverhill Site
The Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County took
positive steps last week to
assure the development of a
new Jewish Community
Center facility on a Jewish
Community Campus which will
be constructed on an 18% acre
site on Haverhill Road, which
was approved for purchase by
the Jewish Federation board
at their July 10 meeting. In
making this historic decision to
build the Campus on Haverhill
Road, which will house the
new Jewish Community
Center (made possible by a
fenerous gift from Arthur and
ydelle Meyer), the Jewish
Federation offices, the Jewish
Family and Children's Service
and possibly the Jewish Com-
munity Day School, certain
issues had to be addressed.
The Jewish Community
Center had previously ac-
cepted a donation of property
on Military Trail which offered
substantial acreage for the
building of these community
institutions. However, certain
provisions attached to the gift
and the atmosphere in the
community, made it impossible
for the Jewish Federation to
conduct a successful capital
fund drive.
Therefore, a change of site
from Military Trail to
Haverhill Road was the only
obvious course of action, in
order to build the facilities so
needed in the community. It
was felt that there was more
than sufficient acreage on
Haverhill Road to build a
"beautiful" Jewish Communi-
ty Campus and in the interest
Temple Beth El
Welcomes Rabbi Cohen
Rabbi Alan L. Cohen, a
native of Cleveland, Ohio, will
assume the position of
spiritual leader of Temple
Beth El on Aug. 1. He comes
to this community from
Charleston's Synagogue
Emanu-El where he served
since 1976.
The 40-year-old rabbi
graduated from the Cleveland
public schools in 1964. His
decision to enter the rabbinate
was formed at an early age
under the guidance of
Cleveland Rabbi Jack Herman
who encouraged Rabbi
Cohen's natural abilities in this
Consequently, Rabbi Cohen
earned a joint degree from
Columbia University and the
Jewish Theological Seminary
during the years 1964 to 1968.
He continued at JTS to study
for the rabbinate from 1968 to
After his ordination, Rabbi
Cohen served Gainesville's
B'nai Israel Congregation for
the next four years. Although
he calls his experiences in both
cities very positive, he is look-
ing forward to coming to West
Palm Beach. He wanted to
have his children grow up in a
large Jewish community and
was very impressed with the
Jewish Community Day
School. He and his wife, Linda,
have two children, a daughter,
Reena, age 11 and a son, Rafi,
Rabbi Cohen's first message
to the congregation, published
in the Temple Beth El Bulletin,
stressed that it is time to "ac-
centuate the positive." "From
my two brief visits, I have seen
the interest of the younger
members of the congregation
as well as the more senior
Soviets: Synagogues Will
Not Be Destroyed,
Just Refurbished
Soviet Embassy in
Washington has sent a letter
to Sen. Alfonse D'Amato (R.,
N.Y.) saying that Soviet
authorities never planned to
demolish the Ashkenazi
Synagogue in the Georgian
Republic of Tbilisi but are ac-
tually repairing the building.
D'Amato and a group of
Congressmen, the Los
Angeles based Simon Wiesen-
thal Center and other Jewish
groups have protested the an-
nounced plans to demolish one
of the city's two synagogues.
About 20,000 Jews live in the
Tbilisi area.
The original reason given for
the demolition was "urban
renewal," and plans for an out-
door plaza on the site of the
synagogue were discussed.
Soviet Counselor Vadim
Kuznetsov, in the letter sent
June 20, said, "I would like to
point out that you have ob-
viously been misinformed
regarding the Ashkenazi
Synagogue in Tbilisi. Accor-
ding to information provided
by the Foreign Ministry of the
Georgian SSR, there have
never been plans to demolish
the above synagogue. On the
contrary, work is in process to
repair the structure.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper,
associate dean of the Wiesen-
thal Center, said this develop-
ment is another example of
Western pressure influencing
the Kremlin's policy on Soviet
China Shows Interest in
UN Mideast Peacekeeping
UNITED NATIONS (JTA) Three Chinese officials
have recently visited the United Nations peacekeeping
operations in Syria and Egypt, a UN spokesman said last
It was the first such visit by the Peoples Republic of
China, which has refused to take part in any UN
peacekeeping operations since it was admitted to the UN in
According to the spokesman, China decided to make the
inspection tour of the UN Truce Supervision Organization
(UNTSO) in Syria and Egypt, "for information purposes"
Continued on Page 5
members. Everyone seems
ready to begin together to
create the type of congrega-
tional community of which we
all can be proud as well as be-
ing one which will meet the
needs of the wide variety of
our members. To do so, we
must work together. This, too,
I sense is well within the realm
of our ability," concluded the
Rabbi Alan L. Cohen
of fundrai8ing success the
Federation Board overwhelm-
ingly approved proceeding on
the Haverhill site.
Erwin H. Blonder, President
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, stated
that building this Jewish Com-
munity Campus and com-
pleting a full-service Jewish
Community Center as soon as
possible is the top priority for
our community.
"The Jewish community of
the Palm Beaches deserves the
finest facility that we can
create with programs that will
cover the needs of all age
groups from the youngest tod-
dler to the oldest adult,"
stated Blonder. "The concept
of bringing all institutions in
the Jewish community
together is the most logical
and effective way of creating a
true Jewish environment. Now
is the time to bring our whole
Jewish community family
together and develop the
dream of a unified community
working towards the better-
ment of all Jews, in Israel,
around the world and here in
Palm Beach County."
Single Parent Committee
Organizes Clothing Bank
The Single Parent Commit-
tee of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, under the
chairmanship of Linda Elias,
has established a "clothing
bank" in cooperation with
Secondhand Rose of Park
Avenue, Inc., 939 Park
Avenue, Lake Park. "We are
asking the community to
donate clean and wearable
women's and children's
clothing which will be sold at
Secondhand Rose. The pro-
ceeds will go into an account
for single parents with reduc-
ed means to be able to pur-
chase clothes at the store,"
stated Ms. Elias.
The "clothing bank" concept
will enable single parents to
chose from anything at Secon-
dhand Rose, not just the
donated merchandise. Dona-
tions of items are needed now
so they can be sold to establish
credit in their store account
for the Fall.
Donations can only be made
by contacting Ms. Elias, not
through Secondhand Rose. All
donations are tax-deductible.
The Single Parent Commit-
tee is also starting work to
make High Holiday tickets
available to single parents
without charge. Scholarships
will be given for the Jewish
Community Center's Passover
Seder, as well.
The committee helps spon-
sor the Chaverim program
(Big Friend/Little Friend) of
the Jewish Community
Center, which is modeled after
the Big Brother/Big Sister
program. Additionally, this
year they are preparing a
brochure of services in the
community that are available
to single parents.
For more information con-
tact Ms. Elias at 627-7777.
The Young Adult Division of
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 18, 1986
Soviet Tool
"Once we extract Syria from the regional issues of the
Middle East and view it through the prism of international
relations, we see the plain truth that Syria is the leading
Soviet ally and the outstanding U.S. enemy in the Middle
East. It deserves to be acknowledged as such, and the
knowledge deserves to be acted upon."
So writes Daniel Pipes in the current issue of Commen-
tary. The thesis of his piece, "Syria: The Cuba of the Middle
East," should not be a controversial one. After all, isn't it ob-
vious that Syria is, in Secretary of Defense Weinberger's words,
"just another outpost of the Soviet Union?"
It should be but it isn't. Weinberger may, on occasion,
characterize Syria as the incorrigible Soviet ally that it is. But
other Administration figures do not. At times, Assistant
Secretary of State Richard Murphy has even called Syria a
"helpful player" in Lebanon. President Reagan himself right-
ly tough in his condemnation of and reprisals against Libya is
curiously measured in dealing with Syria. Although Syria is on
the U.S. list of states which sponsor terrorism, the President
has, in some discussions of such countries, omitted Syria. This is
an inexplicable omission in view of Syria's backing for PLO ter-
rorists, Libyan hitmen, and Hezbollah killers.
But the key point here and in Pipe's article is Syria's
role as a major Soviet ally. An Administration as exercised as
this one is about Nicaragua's less significant relationship with
Moscow should certainly take seriously the facts Pipes points out
about Damascus. "The USSR derives many benefits from its
close relationship with Damascus. In particular, Syria provides
an eastern Mediterranean base, an air defense link, and an agen-
cy for terrorism.
"Soviet troops and equipment are both located in Syria in
significant numbers. Soviet submarines operating in the
Mediterranean are based primarily at Tartus, and their naval
airplanes have access to the Tiyas field. SA-5's, surface-to-sea
missiles and Soviet aircraft in Syria cover significant portions of
Turkey and the eastern Mediterranean, endangering the U.S.
Sixth Fleet and NATO forces in those regions. Syria also offers
the Soviets a pivotal location from which to involve itself in other
parts of the Middle East, such as the Persian Gulf.
"The air-defense network in Syria is linked electronically to
stations in the USSR and to Soviet ships in the Mediterranean,
making Syria an integral part of the Soviet security apparatus.
The Soviets have 'hands-on' control of air activity baaed in Syria;
according to a U.S. intelligence source (quoted in the Los
Angeles Times), 'all of the radar data, missile-readiness status,
interceptor-aircraft conditions such as fuel and armaments
and other battle information that is fed into central command
posts in Syria will also be displayed for Soviet generals in the
Soviet Union via space-relay transmissions.'
"Finally, Syria serves as perhaps the most crucial link in the
Soviet Union's global network of terrorism. Almost every
significant group operating in the Middle East or Western
Europe has a connection to Syria, as do some groups from other
regions as well. These connections are made either through the
provision of training facilities or through cooperation with Libya
and Iran," Pipes writes.
In view of this, one has to question how the Administration
can have any illusions about Syria. A Soviet tool, a police state,
dedicated to destroying Israel, Syria certainly has earned no
special consideration from Washington. But it seems to have it.
According to Pipes, that is because every now and then
Damascus intervenes to secure the release of American and
European kidnap victims who were "abducted with Syrian com-
plicity." Pipes, of course, welcomes any efforts to free captives
but he urges realism. After all, the help Syria provides "must be
seen for what it is: a public relations gesture which at no cost to
(Damascus) aims to confuse American opinion ..." It shouldn't.
Syria must be seen as the adversary of the United States that it
is. Its agents murdered 241 American Marines in their Beirut
barracks. Other Syrian agents tried to blow up two Israeli
airliners with hundreds of Americans on board in the last
three months. We should need no further evidence. If Syria is
not America's enemy, this country has none. It's time for the Ad-
ministration to consider what it is going to do about it.
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Volume 12 Number 23
Israelis are hoping for an
end to the bizarre escalation of
violence and counter-violence
this summer between extreme
elements among Orthodox and
secular Jews. Recent weeks
have witnessed the spray-
painting of swimming adver-
tising posters and the burning
of bus shelters by Orthodox ex-
tremists and, in reaction, the
vandalizing of several
The violence has exacer-
bated the latent contradictions
within the character of Israel
as a Jewish state; of Israel, as
an aide to Prime Minister
Shimon Peres put it, caught
between parliament and
synagogues, "between the
Knesset and the Beit
The attacks were the work
of a fringe group in the anti-
Zionist extreme wing of
Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox
or Haredi community. The
Haredi (in awe) Jews generally
oppose Zionism. There are
about 200,000 Haredim in
Israel but only half of their
voting-age constituents par-
ticipate in elections; many
believe their votes would grant
legitimacy to the state.
What has made this par-
ticular clash so dangerous is
that it came at the end of a
long series of minor skirmishes
over issues ranging from
Daylight Savings Time to the
rights, of-the Reform rabbis,
the construction of a Mormon
academic center on
Jerusalem's Mt. of Olives, and
the release of members of the
Jewish terrorist underground.
Although theoretically
united around a theological
program, Orthodox Jews are
themselves divided by
numerous and often conflic-
ting points of view. Broadly
speaking, there are those Or-
thodox Jews who accept the
legitimacy of the modern state
of Israel, and those who reject
it because the Messiah has not
yet come. Each group is then
further divided among various
left-right axes of thought. If
the anti-Zionist stream con-
cerns itself with problems of
personal status and Sabbath
observance but is "soft" on
foreign policy, the Zionist Or-
thodox parties have been in-
creasingly identified with a
hard-line foreign policy involv-
ing the future of the West
Bank and Gaza territories
but are compromise-oriented
on questions of personal status
and Sabbath observance.
The unique relationships
worked out between secular
and religious forces within
Israel are partly the product of
ideological considerations and
partly the result of political
realities. The moderate Na-
tional Religious Party has
traditionally been a member of
whichever coalition governed
the country. Although the vote
for Orthodox parties has level-
ed off and remains stable at
around 10 percent, these par-
ties are indispensable to any
narrow coalition. Neither
Labor nor Likud can govern
the country without the par-
ticipation of at least some of
them. Knesset Member
Avraham Shapira, a represen-
tative of the ultra-Orthodox
and non-Zionist Agudat Israel,
told a Labor Party audience
recently that this was ordained
in heaven: No government
without the religious parties.
Hopes that the Labor-Likud
national unity government
which did not depend on sup-
port of religious Knesset
members could create the
opportunity for change have
been disappointed. The fragili-
ty of the large coalition and
continued tensions between
Labor and Likud have con-
tributed to a renewed pursuit
of the religious parties by the
big two.
But the Orthodox parties
themselves are in trouble. The
competition for religious votes
has undermined the ability of
the religious leadership to
withstand pressures from the
various extremes. It took
several weeks for the two
Chief Rabbis to come out
against the bus shelter arson,
and then only in the mildest of
terms. The leadership similar-
ly failed to stand up against
the terrorist underground or
against Rabbi Meir Kahane,
who speaks in the name of
Thus, a small group of ex-
tremists can often set the
agenda for the Orthodox politi-
cians who are always being
wooed by both Labor and
Likud. Neither Peres nor
Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir wants to rush into con-
flict over a principle of religion
and its role in the life of the
country. Peres has had a par-
ticularly difficult time
maneuvering between the op-
posing demands made by the
religious parties whose sup-
port he may need in the future,
and by his own Labor Party,
which is pressuring him to
stand firm.
Although lacking a unified
leadership and agenda, the
religious community displays a
consensus on several issues:
e Draft exemptions
15,000 draft-age ultra-
Orthodox Jews receive exemp-
tions in line with a decade-old
"status quo" governing rela-
tions between religion and
state. Any attempt to address
this issue deeply resented by
the majority of the population
will trigger a political crisis.
e The Mormon Center Or-
thodox Jews spanning the en-
tire spectrum have combined
in the campaign to block the
construction of a Mormon
school in Jerusalem. Peres
wants to take the Mormons at
their word that they will
refrain from proselytizing
among Israel's Jewish
The anti-racism law The
Orthodox parties have suc-
cessfully blocked the passage
of the government's proposed
law to ban racist incitement,
Continued on Page 5
Readers Write
From Schoolmates to Retiremates
Dear Editor,
Seniors of the Eighties,
some of whom have reached
the age of 80 in the 80s, have
retained much of the joie de
vivre, and a sense of humor, in
spite of the cruel passage of
time. However, the survivor of
a marriage triumphs, whether
his skills warrant it or not. The
widowed have been severely
tried, and the aging widower is
adrift with many others like
him, in the turbulent sea of
time. Roughly he hangs on,
sans compass, sans the needed
willpower to fight for a par-
ticular goal. He alternates bet-
ween hope for rescue and bet-
wixt guilt for the survivorship.
Unasked for joy at his extend-
ed life, and hopeless at not
knowing just what to do with
his days, he is confident that
he will reach the shore, even if
nobody else does.
He is often reclusive for fear
of being considered a victim of
senility, because of his com-
prehension of his plight. This is
especially so, after being re-
jected by a widow who had
seen no profit in becoming en-
tangled in the affairs of a
rapidly deteriorating "old
Often, her problem is that
she has just been released
from the strangling ties of her
deceased mate s protracted il-
lness, and possesses a current
fear of a repetition of a similar
nature. This causes her to
prefer her own solitude.
So, she sits alone and
miserable and he sits alone and
miserable, and both long for
impossible solutions. Somehow
the widow overlooks the
possibility that a new man in
her life might be a heaven-sent
opportunity, should she need a
helping hand in her future.
Somehow, the widower can't
seem to learn how easy it is to
spend some of his unlimited
hours more profitably in learn-
ing to take a piece of ready-to-
cook fish, and broiling it for no
more than 10 minutes, instead
of constant restaurant eating.
Somehow, the widow can't
learn how to increase her
returns on her remaining
years by finding an interest, a
guide, a cause, a goal, a
religion, or something of dif-
fering importance to each one.
Retirement areas are fast
becoming enclaves of self in-
dulgent men and women
loners determined to remain
self sufficient, yet, deaf to the
needs of others in similar
situations. We all know school-
mates were known as "school
companions." I wouldn't be
surprised that retire-mates
will also be retirement compa-
nions at certain times, enabl-
ing elderly to join forces,
rather than as now.
Esther Molat

Friday, July 18, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Update ... Opinion
The research of Professor
Menachem Segal of the Weiz-
mann Institute may result in a
new approach to brain
disorders such as Parkinson's
and Alzheimer's disease. Since
damaged nerve tissue, which
causes these conditions, can-
not repair itself, Prof. Segal
hopes to find ways of replacing
it with healthy tissue from
suitable donors.
Martin Gilbert, biographer
of Winston Churchill and
chronicler of contemporary
Jewish history, has written a
book on Anatoly Shcharansky
entitled "A Hero of our time/'
Gilbert had not met his subject
until Shcharansky went to
America and addressed a large
rally in New York. Gilbert,
who was given a seat of honor
on the platform, recounted on
BBC Radio that when he was
finally introduced to Shcharan-
sky, he was so overcome with
emotion, that he was unable to
say a word to Shcharansky!
Two Kiev women appealed
to Israel to send Geiger
counters to the Jews of Kiev to
enable them to measure and
counteract the effects of the
Chernobyl disaster. People
who asked for permission to
leave Kiev until the danger
was over, were threatened
with dismissal from their jobs.
Scientists at the Hadassah
Hospital in Jerusalem have in-
vented an electronic machine
that does away with chronic,
acute and post-operative pain.
The unique part of these
machines is that they random-
ly change the electrical im-
pulse sixteen times a second,
fooling the nerves. In other
forms of treatment, the nerves
tend to adapt to the electrical
stimuli, making the treatment
less effective.
Israeli Air Force pilots pro-
mised to fly higher so as not to
disturb endangered species of
rare birds of prey nesting in
wadis and canyons. Low-flying
jets frighten the birds into
abandoning their nests leaving
their eggs or young unattend-
ed. The pilots are not totally
altruistic, as the large birds
could be caught up in the
engines of the planes.
In the Soviet Union, large
numbers of Jewish activists
languish in jail or in exile, and
many thousands of refusniks
submit application after ap-
plication in conditions of in-
creasing harassment and
worse, now did Shcharansky's
release come about? The
answer is simple: we
remembered him. Hundreds of
thousands of ordinary people
world-wide kept his plight
before the eyes and conscience
of the world:.
Shcharansky has publicly
confirmed time and again that
he is out because we did not
forget him. We must do all we
can to secure freedom for
Soviet Jews seeking to
emigrate. They long to con-
tribute to the evolution of
Israel's life, as did fellow Rus-
sian Jews throughout the past
The first four Prime
Ministers of Israel were all
born on Russian soil: Ben
Gurion, Sharett, Eshkol and
Golda Meir. Israel's first four
Presidents, Chaim Weizmann,
Ben-Zvi, Shazar and Katzin
were, likewise, Russian-born,
as was Menachem Begin who
became Prime Minister. All
brought determination and vi-
sion with them and helped lav
the foundation of Jewish
Statehood. We can't afford to
sit back and do nothing. There
isn't time. We must counter
each new threat to Refusniks
trapped in the Soviet Union.
Do not abandon them!
Shlomo Avneri, of the
Hebrew University, was in
Moscow attending an
academic convention at the in-
vitation of the Soviet Academy
of Sciences. Airport officials at
Moscow airport said "nyet" to
his copy of "The Communist
Manifesto" by Karl Marx and
a copy of "Marx's Early
Writings." The officials did
not recognize both books
which were Hebrew transla-
tions. The airport watchdogs
did allow him to keep another
Hebrew volume a sidur.
Israel's world champion wheelchair basketball team receives
congratulations from Pope John Paul II for its ac-
complishments during a recent tour of Italy. Israeli
wheelchair athletes have demonstrated conclusively through
the years that when it cornea to sports, they have no
News Analysis
Sandinistas Foster Anti-Semitic Campaign
A new report on the fate of
Jews under the current regime
in Managua maintains that an
anti-Semitic campaign by the
Sandinistas induced almost all
of Nicaragua's tiny Jewish
community to flee the country
following the revolution of
The report was released by
Prodemca, an organization
that has campaigned actively
for American aid to the
Nicaraguan armed resistance,
known as "contras." Based on
more extensive interviews
than previous reports, the
study represents the most re-
cent round in an ongoing
debate here as to whether the
Sandinista regime is anti-
In his efforts to win Con-
gressional approval of
American military aid to the
contras, President Reagan
himself has made note of the
Sandinista regime's relations
with the Palestine Liberation
Organization and the anti-
Semitic incidents which are
said to have driven the Jewish
community from Nicaragua.
But the researchers stressed
that the survey has been in-
itiated independently in order
to find the truth among the
allegations and denials concer-
ning anti-Semitism in San-
dinista Nicaragua.
Joshua Muravchik, a writer
on human rights and other
issues and currently a fellow at
the Washington Institute for
Near East Policy, said at a
press conference that once he
had decided to undertake the
research Prodemca agreed to
sponsor it. Susan Alberts, a
former staff member of
Americans for Democratic Ac-
tion who conducted all the in-
terviews, stressed that she
herself had been open to any
findings that the research
might have turned up.
China Shows Interest in
UN Mideast Peacekeeping
Continued from Page 3
since China is one of the five permanent members of the
UN Security Council. The others are the United States, the
Soviet Union, Britain and France.
Diplomats at the UN, however, said privately that the
Chinese move can be seen as an indication that China is
considering a change in its policy regarding the UN
peacekeeping forces. The diplomats noted that China,
which refused so far to participate in Security Council
votes on UN peacekeeping operations, joined recently in a
unanimous vote to extend the mandate of the UN
peacekeeping force in Cyprus.
The UNTSO force in the Mideast includes 298 observers.
In addition to Syria and Egypt, UNTSO observers are also
stationed in south Lebanon. UNTSO was the first UN force
in the Mideast, sent there in 1948 during Israel's war for

Alberts said she had inter-
viewed memoes of 13 out of
the 18 families that con-
stituted what she called "the
entire active Jewish popula-
tion of pre-Sandinista
Nicaragua.' She said that at-
tendance at synagogue was a
criterion for identifying a Jew
as "active."
The study follows up on a
report of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith which
found that harassment and
threats against the Jewish
community had forced the few
Jews in Nicaragua to leave the
country. Following publication
of that report, Rabbi Balfour
Brickner of New York led a
delegation to Nicaragua and
asserted that charges of anti-
Semitism were false and that
those Jews who left the coun-
try had done so for fear of los-
ing their property or becasue
they had enjoyed close ties
with the regime of Anastasio
But the Prodemca report
maintains that except for two,
the Jews they interviewed had
no ties with Somoza and only
had their property confiscated
by the Sandinista regime once
they were already out of the
country. It cites incidents
reported by the "exiles" in-
volving abusive and threaten-
ing anti-Semitic phone calls by
people identifying themselves
as Sandinistas, anti-Semitic
graffiti and other forms of
harassment following the
Underscoring these threats,
the report notes, was the
firebombing of the Managua
synagogue during Friday
night services in December
1978 by men whom some of the
Continued on Page 6
Continued from Page 4
arguing that such a law, in-
tended to curb further
Kahane's Kach party, might be
used against religion.
Who is a Jew? A central
question which surfaces at
least once a year as a demand
by the religious parties to
amend Israel s Law of Return.
The proposed change would
delegitimize conversions to
Judaism under the auspices of
Reform and Conservative
The recent violence trig-
gered political reaction. The
Prime Minister convened a top
level forum of national leaders
from the political and religious
elites to discuss ways to
restore calm. President Chaim
Herzog, who believes that
religious-secular tension is the
country's "number one pro-
blem," continues to speak out
for "a new dialogue.'
At the heart of the unease is
the conviction on both sides
that the status quo is tilting
against them. Orthodox Jews
point to the widespread viola-
tion of the blue laws. Secular
Jews point to what they see as
a government buckling under
to Orthodox demands. Both
sides fear they are being
There has been a growth in
numbers and strength among
Orthodox Jews. There are
more yeshiva students in
modern Israel than in Poland
before the Holocaust.
Religious life has endured and
sees itself as the great sur-
vivor, in marked contrast to
the major secular stream in
Zionism which often appear
Most Israelis do not favor an
absolute separation of
synagogue and state. But they
are also profoundly uncomfor-
table, according to most polls,
with current conditions. In a
recent national poll, amost 70
percent expressed anxiety
about the ultra-Orthodox,
while over half said that they
opposed the increase in Haredi
influence. At the. same time,
Israel Eichler, editor of the
ultra-Orthodox newspaper The
Har edi Camp, says that "a
religious Jew in Israel today
feels hatred."
But those looking for a way
out are divided on both
strategies and tactics. Beyond
a commitment to dialogue,
solutions to the outstanding
issues remain elusive.
David Twerahy
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JCC News
For reservations and more information about the follow-
ing programs, contact Ann Colavecchio, Singles Coor-
dinator, at the Jewish Community Center, 689-7700.
On Sunday, July 20, 8 p.m., the Young Singles of the
Jewish Community Center will enjoy another of Ned
Goldberg's great house parties by popular request.
Hosts are Ned Goldberg, Bob Goodfriend and Tracy
On Tuesday evening, July 22, 8 p.m., the Single Pursuits
(40's-60) are invited to Cecy Zivon's house. She is giving a
Birthday Pool Party for anyone born in July and for those
who would like to help them celebrate! Food and
refreshments are compliments of the hostess.
The Single Pursuits will enjoy a Happy Hour at Parker's
Lighthouse on Wednesday, July 23,5-7 p.m. The host is Joe
The Young Singles (20's and 30's) will get together
Wednesday, July 23, 5:30-7 p.m., at Chukkers in the Hyatt
Hotel. They will enjoy the Happy Hour and stay for the
Sara Parker Fashion Show beginning at 6:30 p.m. Proper
attire is required. The host is Mike Rosenberg.
A trip to the Norton Art Gallery is scheduled for Thurs-
day, July 24, 2:30 p.m. Board the bus at the Carteret Bank
on Okeechobee Blvd. at 2:30 p.m. There will be a guided
tour of the Gallery's permanent collection plus a special ex-
hibit featuring the work of Charles Schultz, creator of the
"Peanuts" cartoon.
The group will continue on to an "Early Bird" dinner at
an area restaurant. Reservations for the bus are a MUST!
The Young Singles will test their skills at bowling on
Thursday, July 24, 7:30 p.m., at Verdes Tropicana Lanes.
Gary Goldman and Doug Barr are the hosts.
On Sunday, July 27, 5:45 p.m. join the Single Pursuits for
an evening aboard the Empress of Palm Beach. This river-
boat cruise leaves from Phil Foster Park on Singer Island.
The evening includes dinner, dancing and entertainment.
RSVP early so seats can be reserved. Hostesses are
Marilyn Goodfriend and Bea Solomon.
Center Singles, ages 30's-40's, will enjoy an evening pic-
nic barbeque at Camp Shalom (Belvedere Rd. one mile
west of Turnpike) on Sunday, July 27,6 p.m. Bring Kosher
food to barbeque and the fire, munchies and beverage will
be provided. Plan to swim, play volleyball, tennis and
perhaps croquet.
Single Parents are invited to bring their children along.
The hosts are Cynthia Katz and Joel Duberstein.
On Sunday, July 27,10 a.m., the Young Singles will meet
at the Center and carpool down to "Six Flags Atlantis."
Hosts are Gary Goldman and Mike Rosenberg.
On Wednesday, July 30, 6:45-11 p.m., the Young Singles
fishing enthusiasts will get their chance to try to catch
THE BIG ONE! The Blue Heron Fleet will have a boat
leaving at 7 p.m. Bring only yourself they supply bait,
rod, reel and expertise. No experience needed. Hosts are
Doug Barr and Eva Kornberg.
On Thursday, July 31, 6:30 p.m., the Single Pursuits will
meet at the Cafe On The Park in the Gulf stream Hotel (at 1
Lake Ave.) for a casual outdoor dining experience. After
dinner there will be a free concert in Bryant Park across
the street.
For a Saturday night out that's different, join the Young
Singles (20's and 30's) of the JCC at The Palace Roller
Skating Rink on Aug. 2 at 9 p.m.
Directions: One mile west of 1-95 on Lantana Rd.
Hostess: Tracy Colchamiro.
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Sandinistas Foster Anti-Semitic Campaign
Continued from Page 5
worshippers recognized as
The Sandinista regime has
denied charges of anti-
Semitism, maintaining its
criticism of Israel and Zionism
is unrelated to its attitudes
toward Jews and pointing out
that Jews are even serving in
high-ranking positions. But
the report maintains that the
examples the government has
offered represent one of
"many efforts by the San-
dinistas to manipulate and
mislead their American sym-
pathizers." The regime has
noted, for example, that
Carlos Tunnermann, the
Nicaraguan Ambassador to
the U.S., is a Jew, whereas in
actuality the diplomat has
some Jewish ancestry but is a
professing Catholic, the report
The report maintains that of-
fers by the regime to return
the now confiscated
synagogue are hollow since
there is no longer anyone left
in Managua to reclaim it.
It also notes that Mateo
Guerrero, who was a top staff
member of the government-
sponsored Nicaraguan Com-
mission for Human Rights,
and has recently defected, said
he had been summoned by
Deputy Foreign Minister Vic-
tor Hugo Tinoco before the ar-
rival of representatives of the
New Jewish Agenda in 1984,
and was simply "instructed to
tell them that there had been
no persecution of Jews."
Of the families interviewed
by Alberts in the U.S. and
Costa Rica, about half said
they had decided to flee after
being told that their personal
safety might be in danger,
while the other half said
harassment from the San-
dinistas had driven them to
All told, the community has
been estimated at 50 at the
time of the 1979 revolution.
According to the report, the
only remaining Jew in
Nicaragua is Jaime Levy, an
elderly French citizen.
The researchers stressed
that their findings were
Free 3 Jews,
Syria Urged
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith has called on the Syrian
government to free three
members of a Syrian Jewish fami-
ly who have been held in prison
under "difficult conditions
without due cause" since
December, 1985. Two members of
the family have medical problems.
In a telegram to Dr. Rafic Joue-
jati, Syrian Ambassador to the
United States, Abraham Foxman,
associate national director and
head of ADL's International Af-
fairs Division, requested a
meeting to discuss the case of
Shahda Bassou, 65, his son Jack,
23, and his nephew, Salim Bassou,
The ADL told Jouejati that the
elder Bassou suffred a partial
paralysis during his imprisonment
and was returned to prison after
being hospitalized. The nephew
has suffered from chest pains.
significant regardless of the
ongoing debate over aid to the
"Some of those who dismiss
the charge of Sandinista anti-
Semitism are evidently troubl-
ed because it has been used to
support aid to the Nicaraguan
resistance forces a policy
with which they disagree," the
report observes. "But as
Jaime Levy's son, Gabriel, put
it to us from his home in
Houston, 'You can be against
what President Reagan is do-
ing in Nicaragua, but that's no
reason to deny the truth about
what happened to the Jews.' "
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Jewish Community Day School News
The Jewish Community Day School "Mensch of the Month" Several children rather around the exhibit featuring art work
winners for the Hebrew month of Stan were (left to right): Md writings on Bet Alfa The Old Synagogue.
JCDS 'Tours the
Leri Von Zamft, kindergarten; Arthur Bernstein, second
grade; Aron Parker, kindergarten; Joshua Trabin, second
grade; Joshua Schwarzberg, first grade; Saul Barag, first
Anti-Semitism Not To Be
Tolerated in Austria
Land of Israel'
Austria's Ambasssador to
Israel, Otto Pleinart, and
Walter Schwimmer, a member
of the Austrian Parliament,
assured Israelis here that anti-
Semitism in any form would
not be tolerated in Austria.
Pleinert and Schwimmer,
who is a member of President
Kurt Waldheim's People's
Party, both spoke at a gather-
ing at Givat Haviva marking
the fifth anniversary of the
assassination of Heinz Nittel,
president of the Austria-Israel
Friendship League, who was
gunned down by an Arab ter-
rorist in Vienna in June, 1981.
Schwimmer presently occupies
the post held by Nittel.
The Austrian envoy declared
that one of the objectives of
the Friendship League is to
fight anti-Semitism "or what
is left of it" in Austria. "Even
a remnant of anti-Semitism is
intolerable," he said.
"Let me assure you that
Austria is a peace-loving state
and a democratic country
which respects its minorities,
which is a traditional land of
asylum and which will go on to
offer its services in the
humanitarian field where they
are needed," Pleinert added.
Charges of anti-Semitism
durina; the recent Austrian
Presidential campaign have
come from many sources. Last
month, the Austrian Jewish
community accused leaders of
Waldheim s party of resorting
to anti-Semitic cannards in a
backlash against efforts, main-
ly by the World Jewish Con-
gress, to expose Waldheim's
Nazi past.
Schwimmer, in an interview
with The Jerusalem Post
fublished last week, begged
sraelis to understand why
Waldheim, in his memoirs,
concealed his wartime service
as an intelligence officer in the
Balkans when atrocities were
being commmitted against
Yougoslavian civilians and
Greek Jews were being
deported to concentration
"Nobody, except a Prussian
militarist, would advertise bis
military career," Schwimmer
Israel reacted to Waldheim's
election June 8 by recalling its
Ambassador in Vienna,
Michael Elitzur. Elitzur, who
has not returned to his post,
declined to comment on his
recall. But he said he could
assure Israelis that no
synagogue has been burned in
Austria recently nor have any
sacred books been desecrated.
The Jewish Community Day
School of Palm Beach County
held a "Tour of the Land of
Israel" recently as over 300
students, parents and friends
attended. All guests had to
have their "passports"
stamped upon entering and at
each of the featured activities.
Among the landmarks were a
desert tent, Kibbutz Kfar
Giladi, the Western Wall, Yad
Kennedy, Bet Alfa, and an out-
door Marketplace. The food
stands featured hamburgers,
hot dogs, fresh fruit, and
falafel. The "Tour of the Land
of Israel" gave the children
the opportunity to apply many
of the things they learned in
their studies of Israel. It mark-
ed the culmination of the year
at the Day School.
Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg
(left), of Temple Beth Sholom
in Lake Worth, recently
presented the Jewish Com-
munity Day School of Palm
Beach County with proceeds
from their Annual Passover
Yiskor Appeal. Dr. Arthur
M. Virshup, president of the
Day School, is seen accepting
this donation on behalf of the
Board of Directors.
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Shamir Says
He'll Accept 'Any Gov't. Decision'
Deputy Premier Yitzhak
Shamir appears to lend
substance to speculation that a
compromise will be worked out
in the unity coalition govern-
ment over an investigation in-
to the Shin Bet affair. He said,
however, that he has no
knowledge of any compromise.
Speaking to reporters dur-
ing a tour of Galilee, Shamir
seemed to have moderated his
hitherto unequivocal opposi-
tion to a probe of Avraham
Shalom, the former head of
Shin Bet, Israel's internal
security service. He said he
would accept "any govern-
ment decision," adding,
however, that "In my opinion
we have no need for any
Premier Shimon Peres also
commented extempore to
reporters. He said the problem
is now to end a crisis that has
both judicial and political
ramifications. "Ministers are
not judges, so when we have
an issue of judicial character, it
should be resolved judicially,"
he said.
THE CABINET has yet to
take a position for or against
an inquiry and if there is to be
one, whether it will be con-
ducted by a full dress commis-
sion appointed for the task or a
single investigator. The probe
would be to determine if there
is truth to allegations that
Shalom engaged in an
elaborate cover-up in the unex-
plained deaths of two Arab bus
hijackers while in custody of
security agents in April, 1984.
The political ramifications
stem from the fact that the
head of Shin Bet is responsible
only to the Prime Minister and
Shamir held that office at the
time of the incident.
Shalom has applied for and
received a pardon from Presi-
dent Chaim Herzog for any il-
legalities he may have commit-
ted. He stated in his request
that all of his actions in the
case were taken "with authori-
ty and permission."
Labor Party's Knesset faction
said that either Shamir or
Shalom must be lying.
"Shalom said he acted with the
concurrence of the political
echelon while Shamir said he
was innocent. They can't both
be telling the truth," MK
Aharon Harel observed. Abba
Eban, who chairs the
Knesset's Foreign Affairs and
Security Committee, said an
inquiry was not only desirable
but inevitable.
The Labor faction voted
overwhelmingly in favor of a
commission of inquiry. They
Israel's Trade With
Japan Growing
Israel's trade with Japan is grow-
ing though not as vigorously at
many Israeli officials and
businessmen would like. Accor-
ding to official figures issued last
week, a $25 million increase in
Israeli exports to Japan was
recorded in the first quarter of
1986 a total of $59 million com-
pared with $48 million in the same
period last year. In 1985, Israeli
exports to Japan totalled $200
million compared with $175
million in the preceding year.
rejected a compromise pro-
posal for a single investigator.
Shamir, for his part, said "If
there is any need, according to
the counsel of the Attorney
General, for some sort of in-
quiry, he will make his pro-
posals, and the Cabinet will
act. I will go along with every
decision. If there is a commis-
sion of inquiry, I will say what
I have to say and everybody
will be surprised, most of all
our press and media will
regret what they say now."
Barlev of Labor warned that
an inquiry commission would
do grave and possibly ir-
reparable damage to the Shin
Bet and the national interest.
He was not opposed to a single
investigator whose task would
be limited to the political
echelons. Such an investigator
could establish the responsibli-
ty of Shamir "if Shamir was in-
deed culpable," he said.
Meanwhile, the Supreme
Court continued its hearings
on petitions by a large seg-
ment of the legal profession to
overturn Herzog s pardon of
Shalom and three of his senior
Twelve professors of law
argued in one petition that the
pardon was granted in an at-
tempt to end the scandal sur-
rounding Shin Bet. But it
threatened the rule of law in
Israel, they maintained.
The setting for this year's ORT Honor Roll function was the
PGA Sheraton. Co-chairmen for the North Palm Beach Coun-
ty Region event were Sylvia Gayl (right) and Ida Friedman
(left). Pictured with them is Ruth Taffel, National Vice Presi-
dent, Women's American ORT, installing officer. The
highlight of the festivities included s fashion show presented
by Jacobson's of Oak Brook Square.
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Israel Involved in Space Research
Page 9
(Editor's Note: Professor
Giora Shaviv is a member of
the steering committee of the
Israel Space Agency and head
of its Research Committee, and
Director of Technion's Morris
and Sylvia Taub Computer
Department of Physics
Technion-Israel Institute
Of Technology, Haifa
Should a poor country with
the economic, social, and
political problems Israel faces
become involved in space
research, especially since any
endeavor connected to space is
extremely expensive?
If you want to abandon the
dream of creating a super-
modern state, however small,
then it would be foolish to
enter into such a scientific
adventure. But if you open
your mind and see the impact
of space research and
technology on almost every
aspect of daily life, you con-
clude that, despite Israel's ex-
tremly limited finances and
the bewildering problems it
faces, it should at least put
some effort into developing
space technology.
Taking the first steps in this
direction, Israel established
the Israel Space Agency (ISA)
some two years ago in order to
find that particular niche in
which our own industry could
join other communities in
space exploitation and ex-
periments. Several research
projects are already under way
in Israel. A laser station has
been established in the Judean
mountains at Bar-Giora. The
station's very powerful laser
sends beams to special
satellites that monitor the
distance from that station to
the satellite. Monitoring
distance as a function of time
will provide information on
certain fundamental problems
in the region's geology. The
station is operated by the
Geological Institute in Holon.
The Institute has been
declared by the Israeli govern-
ment to be the Israeli center
for academic space research.
Researchers are studying such
aspects of space-connected
technology as the motion of li-
quids under conditions similar
to those found in space. In this
particular research, we have
adopted a method invented in
astrophysics to simulate mo-
tions of astrophysical liquids.
The research is sponsored by
the Israel Space Agency.
PALM BEACH 832-0211
In addition, by collaborating
with European researchers,
Israeli scientists have gained
access to several European
satellites. The Europeans have
joined forces with the Israelis
to perform ultraviolet observa-
tions from the "ultraviolet ex-
plorer", a satellite with an
ultraviolet telescope, and from
a second satellite with an X-
ray telescope. This is all basic
research aimed at understan-
ding the structure of the
universe. I head the research
team of Technion
astrophysicists involved in-
cluding Drs. Mario Livio, Oded
Regev, and Amos Harpaz.
Israelis cannot submit pro-
posals directly to the respec-
tive European agencies
because Israel did not help pay
change information with coun-
tries specializing in different
areas. In choosing such a
niche, Israel should concen-
trate on areas in which it has a
relative edge. For example,
Israeli industry is particularly
strong in control systems.
Moreover, Israeli expertise
should lead to interaction with
other researchers. This way,
the fruits of other researchers'
investigations will be known
and available to us.
Finally, Israel must not be
left behind in other disciplines
like meteorology. Israeli
meteorology, defense and
agriculture would benefit
substantially from Israeli co-
ownership with European
countries of a meteorological
satellite. If Israel joins the
Europeans, for example, in
Another important factor is
the American Strategic
Defense Initiative, more
popularly known as "Star
Wars." Much research is going
into this area. Again, it is a
question of access to
knowledge. The impact of Star
Wars on both daily life and
defense will be enormous, as
lias been that of the space
Many people think that
space research is very far
removed from daily life.
However, satellite communica-
tion brings TV broadcasts
from overseas into
everybody's home,
miniaturization provides much
new equipment for daily use,
etc. The best proof of the
relevance of modern space
research is that business is
starting to get serious about
space. We foresee projects us-
ing systems in space to pro-
duce such ultra-pure biological
substances as human hor-
mones. Many pharmaceutical
companies are considering
drug production in space, since
certain drugs are probably
cheaper to produce there. An
American company has signed
an agreement with NASA to
build the first two "space fac-
tories" in late 1989. The West
German government commit-
ted almost $200 million to pur-
chase two entire shuttle
payloads for a series of in-
dustrial experiments. Japan
has half a shuttle reserved and
is discussing additional flights.
The Japanese are even con-
sidering building a unmanned
space factory that would be
serviced regularly by the U.S.
Clearly, therefore, if Israel is
to maintain its technological
edge, the jump into the space
age is a necessity.
for this satellite and telescope, producing a certain satellite, a
However, the Europeans col-
laborate with us via personal
relations based on academic
Looking toward the future,
discussions about sending an
Israeli astronaut into space are
under way. The Israel Space
Agency is looking into this
question, and we hope to have
our own astronaut in the not-
too-distant future.
Just as Israeli industry can-
not cover the entire high-
technology spectrum, it should
find a certain "niche" in space
research in which it can exploit
local capabilities and exper-
tise. It is hoped that this will
give Israel a chance to ex-
percentage of the total cost
will be reinvested in Israel
through equipment orders to
Israeli companies. Hence, if
Israel collaborates with other
communities, the dividend is
access to the general pool of
knowledge, and the net invest-
ment is very small.
Incidentally, the Arabs have
purchased a satellite. This
does not mean that they have
acquired technological know-
how although their adver-
tisements in professional jour-
nals for academic staff and
researchers indicate that they
are clearly attempting to do
so. We must be very careful
not to lose our technological
advantage in space research
and application.
Israel Assures Soviets on
'Star Wars' Participation
JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel has assured the Soviet
Union that its participation in President Reagan's
Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was not directed against
the Soviet Union or any other country.
The Israeli message was in response to a warning from
Moscow recently that Israel's involvement in SDI could en-
danger peace in thee Middle East, Maariv reported last
week. It was conveyed through the Dutch Embassy which
represents Israeli interests in the Soviet Union.
The reply stressed that Israel is not a partner in the
military aspects of SDI, popularly known as "Star Wars"
but only a participant in its technological development.
Israel advised the U.S. of its response at a meeting in
Washington between Eli Rubinstein, Minister at the Israel
Embassy, and Richard Murphy, Assistant Secretary of
State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. The
meeting was held at the Embassy.
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 18, 1986
Israeli Wildlife Society
Need For Conservation Stressed
JCDS Accepts
Gift From MSC
More than 150 people sat down
at the Israel Embassy to eat a
dinner of food that might have
been served during Biblical
days as a way of stressing the
need to preserve in Israel the
animals, flowers and other
wildlife that existed during
that period.
The event was sponsored by
the Hai-Bar (Wildlife) Society
of Israel which maintains three
wildlife reserves in the Negev
dedicated to preserving
animals mentioned in the Bi-
ble, and the friends of Hai-Bar,
the Holy Land Conservation
Samuel Lewis, the former
United States Ambassador to
Israel, who was the guest of.
honor, said Israel is not as ad-
vanced as the U.S. in conserva-
tion "but it is getting there."
Dr. Bertel Brunn, president
of Friends of Hai-Bar, said
that while Israel was a
"beleaguered country"
fighting for its survival, it has
"become the pioneer in the
conservation of nature" in the
Middle East.
Lewis noted that he was able
to endure the long hours that
his Ambassadorial duties re-
quired by getting out to see the
variety of Israel's outdoors.
He not only became a scuba
diver in Eilat but "tramped
the length and breadth of the
country" with his wife Sally.
"It is up to this generation of
Israelis and their friends
abroad to protect the wildlife
for the generations to follow,"
he said.
Israeli Ambassador Meir
Rosenne expressed the hope
that in the years to come there
can be more concentration on
"developing Hai-Bar than on
developmg weapons."
The United States Justice
Department's Office of Special
Investigations (OSI), responsi-
ble for investigating and civilly
prosecuting Nazi war
criminals presently residing il-
legally in the United States,
needs assistance in relocating
survivors from the following
1. The town of Stryj in the
Ukraine. Survivors may be
able to provide information
regarding the treatment of
local citizens, including Jews,
by the Nazi-sponsored Ukrai-
nian police.
2. The town of Ulena,
Lithuania. Survivors may be
able to provide information
regarding the treatment of
Jews and other civilians by a
Lithuanian paramilitary unit
in Ulena and in the Rase
Replies may be addressed to
Ronnie L. Edelman; Trial At-
torney; Office of Special In-
vestigations; Criminal Divi-
sion; 1377 K Street, N.W.,
Suite 195; Washington, D.C.
20005; (202) 633-5043.
Dan Peri, executive director
of the Israel National Reserves
Authority to which the Hai-
Bar reserves are attached,
noted that before 1964 it was
only a handful of volunteers,
like those in Hai-Bar who
sought to protect animals and
flowers in Israel. But then the
Knesset passed a law setting
up the authority.
Peri said that many Biblical
animals such as ibex, the oryx,
the wild ass, and the fallow
deer are now in the Hai-Bar
reserves. He noted that the
last El Al plane to leave Iran
after the Khomeini revolution
carried eight deer whose
ancestors roamed Israel in
Biblical times.
Peter Andrews, board chair-
man of Friends of Hai-Bar,
said 14 species are being
preserved and some animals
have been returned to the
wilds. He noted that the
leopard has returned to the
Israeli wilds. Peri expressed
the hope that the time will
come when Israel will be able
to help its neighbors in preser-
ving tneir wildlife.
Peri and Rosenne presented
to the national zoo an adult
male fennec fox, the first of
seven animals beig sent from
the Hai-Bar reserves to the
zoo. the other animals, two
female fennecs and four dorcas
gazelles, will arrive this
Animals today are more
"menaced than they were dur-
ing the Biblical flood," Dr.
Michael Robinson, the zoo's
director, told the Embassy din-
ner. He said there is a need to-
day "for more Noahs."
The speakers urged not only
financial support for Hai-Bar
but visits to its reserves. Lewis
said he believes all Americans
visiting Israel should visit
these areas, rather than just
the usual sites.

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Friday, July 18, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 11
Israel's President Awards Education
Prize to High School in Israel
Dr. Morris A. Kipper, Inter-
national Director of the Alex-
ander Muss High School in
Israel, recently accepted the
coveted Shazar Prize on behalf
of the 5,000 Alumni, students,
and faculty members of the
Program. Named for Zalman
Shazar, third President and
former Minister of Education
of the State of Israel, the Prize
is awarded bi-annually to the
outstanding education
gram that demonstrates
cellence in International In-
novative Education." The
Shazar Prize is sponsored by
the Department of Education
and Culture to the Golah of the
World Zionist Organization.
Ceremonies were held at the
home of the President of
Israel, Chaim Herzog, who
made the presentation with
Yitzak Navon, Minister of
Education, and Dr. Eli Tavin,
Director of the Department of
Education and Culture.
The Alexander Muss High
School in Israel was founded
by Dr. Kipper in cooperation
with the Greater Miami Jewish
Federation in 1972. Unique in
the field of Jewish education,
AM/HSI sends American High
School students to Israel
where for two months they live
and study Jewish History.
Located on two campuses
North of Tel Aviv, students at-
tend the school throughout the
academic year. Sessions are
held in September, December,
February, April and June.
Following their two-month
course, students return to
their American High Schools
where they receive credit for
having completed the
academic program in Israel. In
addition to the study of
History, students are required
to continue their studies in
science, math, and foreign
language assuring that they
11 n
during their time in Israel.
The Alexander Muss High
School in Israel is unique in
many ways. Though it had its
beginnings in Miami, it is now
established in 15 cities
throughout the country. Eight-
hundred-and-fifty students
it the largest study program
for American High School
students in Israel.
In the words of a recent
graduate, "The triumph of the
Golan and the hope of the Good
Fence make your spirit soar
and your mind reach out to the
wilTnot lose academic credits year attend the school, making dreams you never dared to
seek. 1 could only see courage
and determination in others.
Israel is the place where I
learned to see them and other
qualities within myself."
Many students from Palm
Beach County have par-
ticipated in this program. Cur-
rently attending are Seth
Becker, Michael Kapner and
Mark Leibovit.
For more information about
future sessions, contact Ann
Lynn Lip ton, Director of
Jewish Education, at the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County office, 832-2120.
Mr. and Mrs. Stan Charles
The former Verne Bernstein
of Boyton Beach and Stan
Charles of Palm Beach were
married June 22 at Bernard's
Restaurant. After a reception,
the ceremony was performed
by Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch,
followed by dancing and lunch.
Charles is president of B'nai
B'rith Lake Worth Lodge and
of the Men's Club of Central
Conservative Synagogue. He
s also a member of Temple
Beth Sholom in Lake Worth.
Mrs. Bernstein Charles, who
has resided in the Palm
Beaches for 31 years, is a foun-
ding member as well as
Secretary of the Central Con-
servative Synagogue. The
bride and groom left on a short
trip north and will take a
month honeymoon in August,
after which they will reside in
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 18, 1986
AJC Reviews Today's Zionism
NEW YORK A group of
distinguished American and
Israeli scholars, after extend-
ed discussions, have agreed
that American Jews and
Israelis are "partners in one
enterprise, the preservation of
the Jewish people."
This conclusion was contain-
ed in a new publication entitled
Zionism Today: A Symposium,
published by the Institute on
American-Israeli Relations, an
arm of the American Jewish
Zionism, according to the
writers whose views are ex-
pressed in the publication, has
largely succeeded. Israel is a
fact, and world Jewry is com-
mitted to its perpetuation,
they conclude, yet
misunderstandings about the
basic precept of Zionism have
the capacity to cause bit-
terness on both sides.
Most American Jews con-
sider themselves Zionists by
virtue of their strong support
for Israel, the group states.
Still, under some classical
definitions of Zionism, they
might be excluded from iden-
tification as such by virtue of
their desire to stay in America
rather than emigrate to Israel.
The publication is based on
commissioned papers and
discussions held in the United
States and in Israel. Among
the leading participants were
Henry L. Feingold of the City
University of New York;
David Sidorsky of Columbia
University; Anita Shapira of
Tel Aviv University and
Avraham Harman, Chancellor
of the Hebrew University.
Dr. Feingold asserted that
the Zionism developed in anti-
Semitic czarist Russia was
totally different from the
Zionism developed in the more
"benevolent" environment of
America. The aspiration to
"remove Jews from the source
of their degradation in
Eastern Europe and resettle
them in a homeland where a
'normal' development would
be possible" was "never part
of the Zionism developed by
American Jews."
Only after the Holocaust did
a consensus develop among
American Jews that Jewish
survival required a national
home for Jews, Dr. Feingold
stated, and "it was the refugee
crisis of the thirties and forties
which finally converted most
American Jews to Zionism."
Dr. Sidorsky noted that
many of the concepts of Zionist
ideology that have proven
divisive between American
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Jews and Israelis, like "nega-
tion of the exile," are
"anachronistic" concepts that
arose in the conflict between
Zionists and anti-Zionists
before the founding of the
These concepts, he said,
"reflect the conditions of
Israeli life before World War
II, and have little meaning to-
day with the rebirth of Israel
and the modern status of Jews
in the Western world."
Attaching real significance
to the centrality of Israel, Dr.
Shapira felt that acceptance of
it by American Jews was "of
prime importance to the well-
being and vitality of the
Jewish community of
Now that the Jewish state is
a viable reality, she said, the
"need to denigrate Jewish life
elsewhere" is no longer
necessary. Likewise, she adds,
the "ingathering of the exiles
is of the same limited value,"
and today "should be inter-
preted as a duty imposed on
Israel to serve as a haven for
all Jews rather than as a duty
of all Jews to gather in Israel."
In Dr. Harman's view,
Zionism must unify the Jewish
people to the greatest extent
possible to work together and
defend Israel politically,
economically and culturally. It
must also, he said, seek to
unify them "to secure the
rights of free movement and
free cultural expression for all
Jews in the world."
The Zionism movement, Dr.

Harman stated, must "serve
as an activist group seeking to
lead and persuade the Jewish
people by force of personal ex-
ample." It must work for
Jewish concerns, he said, but
also engage in ideological
discussions, not seeking to be a
mass movement but "an
ideologically motivated ac-
tivist movement," a
"vanguard movement with
emphasis on personal aliyah."
Three Soviet Jews
Request Visas
Three Soviet Jewish
refuseniks, all suffering from
various forms of cancer, held a
news conference last week in
Moscow demanding their right
to leave the Soviet Union for
medical treatment in the
West, according to the Na-
tional Conference on Soviet
Jewry. The three refuseniks
are Benjamin Charney who
has melanoma, or skin cancer;
Inna Meiman, who has sar-
coma, or tumor of the bones;
and Tanya Bogomolny, who
suffers from breast cancer.
The refuseniks said in a let-
ter distributed at the news
conference and addressed to
Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev that they are "cancer
patients, living in the Soviet
Union who have all been told
that there is no hope and that
further treatment will be
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Ends Silence
Shamir Says 'I Knew Nothing'
Deputy Premier Yitzhak
Shamir broke his official
silence on the Shin Bet af-
fair to take the offensive
against intimations that the
events surrounding the cap-
ture and subsequent unex-
plained deaths of two Arab
bus hijackers while in the
custody of security agents
in April, 1984 occurred with
his direct knowledge and
Shamir, who was Prime
Minister at the time of the oc-
currences and therefore the
authority to which Shin Bet
was solely responsible,
disavowed any knowledge of
scale investigation of the affair
should not be undertaken.
Shamir has vigorously op-
posed any form of investiga-
tion on grounds that a probe of
Shin Bet activities would
seriously compromise State
security. But the Foreign
Minister has himself been im-
plicated indirectly in the
charges brought against
Shalom because he headed the
Likud-led government in
April, 1984.
HE TOLD Yediot Achronot
Force units in the Gaza Strip.
Two of the terrorists were kill-
ed when the bus was stormed.
The two captured alive were
turned over to security agents
for interrogation. They were
killed before they could be
transferred to jail.
According to Yediot
Achronot, sources close to
Shamir said he had not
ordered the two killed and at-
tributed their deaths to "a
local initiative by security men
who were on the spot." Shamir
that he first learned of alleged did not approve of the killings,
irregularities in the handling he did not support it retroac-
of the bus hijackers last Oct. tively and did not approve of
I from Reuven Hazak, former any cover-up, the sources were
deputy chief of Shin Bet.
Hazak was one of three senior
operatives dismissed by
irregularities until eight mon- Shalom who filed complaints
ths ago. In an extensive inter- against him with former At-
view published in Yediot
Achronot, Shamir who is
Foreign Minister and leader of
Likud, maintained that in the
highest echelons of govern-
ment "nobody knew."
contradicted the statement by
former Shin Bet chief
Avraham Shalom that he had
acted with "authority and per-
mission" in every aspect of the
case. Shalom offered that
defense in applying for a
Presidential pardon when he
resigned as head of Israel's in-
ternal security services two
weeks ago, after being accused
by former Shin Bet operatives
of ordering the hijackers to be
killed and engaging in an
elaborate cover-up, including
perjury at two subsequent
quasi-judicial inquiries.
The a priori pardons
granted by President Chaim
Herzog to Shalom and three of
his aides have been challenged
before the Supreme Court.
The court ordered the govern-
ment to show cause why a full-
torney General Yitzhak Zamir.
Asked how he as Prime
Minister could not have known
about such serious charges,
Shamir replied, "I wasn't the
only one who didn't know.
Nobody knew."
The interviewer also con-
fronted Shamir with a state-
ment attributed to Premier
Shimon Peres that "The head
of the Shin Bet told me that he
had general backing for all the
events which had taken place
during the raid on the bus.
Regarding later events, which
were the subject of the com-
plaint to the Attorney General,
the head of Shin Bet had infor-
mal backing."
When the interviewer
observed that "This was not
denied either by Peres or by
the head of the Shin Bet" and
asked Shamir for his reaction,
the Foreign Minister replied,
"I find it unacceptable that
anyone said such tilings. It is
simply impossible."
THE BUS was hijacked by
four Arab terrorists and was
intercepted by Israel Defense
Making of 'Shoah' Aided by Israel
The film "Shoah" was aided in
the making by a substantial
Israeli government grant,
decided upon personally by
then Premier Menachem
Begin. This was disclosed in
Jerusalem last week where the
historic nine-hour film by
Claude Lanzmann was recent-
ly shown before an invited au-
dience and is now to be
generally released.
Knesset member Eliahu
Ben-Elissar, who was Begin's
first Director-General at the
Prme Minister's Office, said
the then^Premier made
available to Lanzmann the sum
of $850,000 to help with the
film's financing. This was
because Begin had seen in
"Shoah" a national Jewish in-
terest, Ben-Elissar said, and
because he had been impressed
by the producer's presenta-
tions of his plans for making
the film when he met him in
Thereafter, Begin
interest in the film's progress
and Ben-Elissar sought to
raise further funding from
other non-governmental
sources. According to the
newspaper Davar, there is
"surprise among certain
circles" that the State of
Israel's support for the film is
not noted among the many
other screened
acknowledgements at the start
of the film.
quoted as saying.
Shalom has come under at-
tack from Likud circles in re-
cent days. They say that a per-
son who misled two inquiries
into the affair would not
hesitate to level false charges
against Shamir. According to
those circles, Shalom's state-
ment that he had acted with
full authority is untrue.
WHILE LIKUD is opposed
to an investigation of Shin Bet,
Shamir said last week that he
would accept whatever the
Cabinet decided. According to
some experts, Attorney
General Yosef Harish is ex-
pected to recommend the ap-
pointment of a single in-
vestigator to determine pro-
cedures and coordination in
the future between Shin Bet
and the political echelons.
Most Labor ministers and
the Labor Party's Knesset fac-
tion have demanded a full-
scale judicial commission of in-
quiry into the charges against
Shamir has reportedly told
his aides he believes the At-
torney General's recommenda-
tions would coincide with his
own view that what is needed
now is the establishment of
new rules to guide Shin Bet in
the future. But Labor
ministers maintain it would be
unacceptable for the Attorney
General to use his office to
cover up the affair and ex-
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Friday, July 18, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Prof. Michael Bruno, a leading
economist formally installed as
Governor of the Bank of
Israel, cautioned at the
swearing-in ceremonies that
the country is not out of the
economic woods despite the in-
itial successes of the austerity
program of which he was one
of the principal authors.
"There is still much to do to
stabilize the economy and one
should create conditions for a
resumption of economic
growth," Bruno said after
receiving the blessings of
President Chaim Herzog who
appointed him and of Premier
Shimon Peres who supported
his candidacy against that of a
fellow Laborite, Deputy
Finance Minister Adi Amorai.
The Bank of Israel is Israel's
central bank and has a role
equivalent in some ways to
that of the Federal Reserve
Bank in the U.S. Bruno suc-
ceeds Moshe Mandelbaum who
Peres used the occasion of
Bruno's installation to stress
the achievements of the
government's economic pro-
gram, the most significant of
which, to date, has been a
dramatic reduction of the in-
flation rate. "The Americans
have told us (that) what hap-
pened in the Israeli economy m
the past year will go down in
textbooks of economic
history," Peres said.
He was referring to a
meeting he had recently with
members of an American
economic delegation headed by
Under Secretary of State for
Economic Affairs, Alan Willis.
He quoted a member of the
group, economist Herbert
Stein, as saying that praise is
due not only for those who
gave the right advice on the
economy but also to those who
had the courage to take the
necessary difficult decisions.
However, Finance Minister
Moshe Nissim who attended
the meeting, recalled that the
Americans had warned against
the recent rise of private con-
sumption in Israel and of im-
ports. They said that to
preserve the successes of the
economic program, the
government must guard the
parameters of the budget and
wages. Nissim pointed out.
Bruno's views seem to coincide
with those of the Americans.
Bruno also spoke out during
the ceremonies on the need to
promptly implement the
recommendations of the
special commission of inquiry
into the 1983 banks' shares
collapse, headed by Supreme
Court Justice Chaim Beisky.
l No More
Sabbath Work
Hadera paper mills surrendered
to demands by the ultra-Orthodox
community in Jerusalem and
pressure from the government
not to employ Jews on the Sab-
bath. It hired a "kashrut super-
visor" to make sure it adheres to
the agreement and the Orthodox
community, known as Eda
Haredit, lifted its ban on paper
from the Hadera mills.
The commission's report,
released on April 20, was
scathing in its criticism of the
heads of the country's five
largest commercial banks. It
recommended that they be
made to resign within 60 days
and should never again be ap-
pointed to positions of trust at
Israeli banking institutions at
home or abroad.
To date, all but one of the
top bank executives have com-
plied. The holdout is Rafael
Recanati who refuses to step
down as chairman of the
family-owned Israel Discount
Bank. Aharon Meir resiged as
chairman of the Bank
Hamizrachi but continues to
head the bank's overseas sub-
sidiaries. Ernest Japhet, who
resigned as chairman of the
Bank Leumi, has been ap-
pointed to another key position
at the bank.
The government feels it has
the right to demand com-
pliance with the Beisky com-
mission's recommendations
because it bailed out the five
banks after investors panicked
and dumped their grossly in-
flated shares, threatening the
banks' liquidity. The Knesset's
State Control Committee will
introduce a bill next week to
make compliance a matter of
Bruno has said that "One
should remember that in an
organized society, those who
are found responsible for an
act or a failure to act, must
bear responsibility. It is true
that carrying out the personal
recommendations of an inquiry
commission is difficult, but this
is the basis for maintaining a
social system."
Willis, meanwhile, warned
that U.S. economic aid to
Israel might not continue on
the same level as heretofore.
He told Foreign Minister Yit-
zhak Shamir that there is still
a danger that Israel's
economic policy could collapse
because the present low price
of oil and the lower exchange
rate of the Dollar could change
at any time.
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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Center through a Federal Grant
Title III 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 oners daily educational and recreational programs. Call
689-7703 for further information.
Come one! Come all! To the
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It has been fun getting to
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summer, because of a more in-
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There is no fee, but contribu-
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Carol or Lillian 689-7703.
July 21 "Games" with
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July 22 "Yiddish Humor"
with Nat Rosenberg
July 23 "Nutrition Educa-
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July 24 "Geriatrition"
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July 25 "Prescription
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July 30 "Osteo and
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Aug. 1 To be announced
Homebound persons 60
years or older who require a
Kosher Meal delivered to their
home. This program has aided
people on both a short and long
term basis. There are no set
fees for these programs but
contributions are requested.
Call 689-7703.
Adult Education classes will
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summer months. Watch for
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Timely Topics/Round Table
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A stimulating group of men
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events each week. Programs
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during July. Reservations
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Kathy Greenfield and Ethel
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hostesses for the Thursday
lunch program.
July 4th
The JCC Kosher Meal Pro-
gram celebrated July 4th on
July 3rd. The Senior dining
room was decorated in red,
white and blue, with
streamers, flowers and the
American flag.
A special program about In-
dependence and Liberty was
?resented by Sidney Berger,
CC board member, Nina
Stillerman, co-ordinator of
volunteers, and Jean Rubin,
director of the senior program.
Gert Wolfe, a member of the
Kosher Meal council, read an
original poem about the Statue
of Liberty, written by Jack
Kant, who will be 100 years old
in September.
Sylvia Berger led the group
in God Bless America. "A
magnificently decorated red,
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with glowing candles. We even
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JNF restoration work is in full swing for a Betar youth camp
being established at the historic Shuni Fortress near Zychron
Ya'acov. The renovated structure will house a range of ntw
camp facilities planned in the Jabotinsky Park there.
JNF Establishing Youth Camp
Zychron Ya'acov: The
Jewish National Fund is
establishing a youth camp in
the Jabotinsky Park near
Zychron Ya'acov which will
operate for nine months of the
year and initially accom-
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youngsters of all ages from
Israel and Jewish communities
The camp's slated facilities
include a dining hall, kitchen,
first-aid clinic, administrative
offices, three study rooms and
a storeroom. They will be
housed in the adjacent Shuni
Fortress which was built by
the Crusaders on the site of a
former Talmudic village used
in later years as the Central
Commander's school of the
Irgun Zva'i Leumi (Etzel).
Residential quarters and
bathrooms and facilities for
sporting and other activities
will be located in the tree-
shaded compound outside the
JNF is helping to strengthen
Shuni's crumbling walls and
will eventually adapt its tiny
rooms to the camps services.
Level concrete platforms are
also being constructed in the
park for tents.
Jabotinsky Park is located in
picturesque countryside,
within a comfortable distance
of the Carmel Ranges near
Haifa and Caesaria on the
coast. The region is eminently
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The youth camp is affiliated
with the Betar movement,
where particular emphasis will
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Friday, July 18, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Youth Aliya's
Mobile Arts Unit Bringing Art to Israel's Underprivileged Students
The children sit crowded
on wooden benches in a
small hall in their school.
The scenery is already set
up. It doesn't promise much
more than a day off from
the dreary routine of school
work, but that's enough to
set the students in a playful
Finally, an actress appears at
the front of the room, and, seem-
ingly oblivious to the shouting and
merriment, she starts talking to
her audience. "Today we chose
'The Little Prince'," she says,
"because it is a story that suits
everyone, young and old, and we
like it."
As the lights go out and the
music begins, the chattering sub-
sides. Although most of the
students were viewing theater for
the first time in their lives, their
curiosity was aroused.
THE PLAY was performed at a
vocational school in Jerusalem,
run by Youth Aliya's Mobile Arts
Unit. Youth Aliya, originally
created as a framework for needy
young immigrants, opened its
doors in 1972 to Israeli-born
youths whose integration was "in-
complete," as the Zionist Con-
gress defined it.
The organization's boarding
schools and day schools now teach
18,000 students from all over
Israel who need special attention.
Among the outstanding features
of these institutions are their art
enrichment programs. The arts
unit has a staff of 27 instructors,
and offers the schools programs of
varying degrees of length and
The four actors who came to
Jerusalem to lead a special arts
day were experienced in address-
ing first-time audiences and made
it their aim to answer the special
needs of this particular audience.
After watching the play, which
was dotted with musical refrains
and humor, the students split up
into four groups each of which
went off with one of the actors to
explore further the ideas the play
had inspired in them through any
single artistic medium they chose:
drama, music, dance or plastic
IN THE GROUPS, the children
were encouraged to express their
impressions from the play through
art. In the drama group, for exam-
ple, the instructor went over the
list of characters that were
presented in "The Little Prince."
The list included the king, the
businessman, the drunkard and
the show-off. East one of these
characters has his own personali-
ty, the teacher explained to the
students. The students were then
asked to act out the different
The result was, as expected,
more than a repeat of what had
been viewed. The children's own
feelings and experiences were
revealed. When asked to act out a
show-off, for example, one
14-year-old said: "I was here in
1948." The child had apparently
picked up somewhere that having
been in Israel when the State was
founded was a status symbol.
Perhaps he was echoing the feel-
ings of regret of parents who had
come to Israel after many of the
legendary feats of pioneering had
long been achieved.
The idea behind the Mobile Arts
Unit, now an established
organization that works all over
Israel, was revolutionary in its
time. Originated and headed by
Morderchai Mizrachi a specialist
in music and art education, the
unit strove to bring art to
youngsters who had low academic
achievements, and were generally
viewed by their teachers and even
by themselves as "lost cases."
Mizrachi's philosophy was that
anyone could learn to appreciate
art if given the proper instruction,
and through developing artistic
abilities could eventually improve
themselves in other fields, in-
cluding academic studies.
"Our approach is to view art as
a need of the underprivileged stu-
dent," said Mizrachi. "We en-
courage the student's creativity
and through that he improves his
self-image and self-confidence,
regardless of his failure in school.
Eventually, we often see an im-
provement in school work."
ONE OF the unique
characteristics of the unit is its in-
tegrative approach to the arts. In
every four-person unit, there is a
specialist in music, one in dance,
one in drama and one in the
plastic arts. In a typical "arts
day," the group performs a play,
and later each member leads a
small class in his or her specialty.
Then the four groups convene and
each presents to the others what
was done in the group.
The exposure to all of the major
branches of art offers the student
a chance to become familiar with
each of them, to test his strength
in each and to discover his
preference. It also broadens his
view of the world, and teaches him
that there are various legitimate
ways of self-expression.
Bringing the arts to the schools
in the unit's vans, which are
cramped with all the necessary
equipment, rather than bringing
the students to art centers, is a
way of gradually preparing them
for regular art appreciation.
While the musicians and actors
who come to the schools perform
on a high professional level, the
fact that they come to the
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students' natural environment is
flattering to the students and
enables the performers to create
an intimate atmosphere and res-
pond to questions during the
show. After a certain preparation,
the children are taken to museums
and concerts.
SOME OF the students'
responses towards these visits, ac-
cording to Mizrachi, are indicative
of the prejudices they have
developed towards what they
view as "the establishment" from
which they feel alienated: "Isn't
classical music for professors?"
asked one child. "It is very clean
here," said a student entering a
museum for the first time.
"Theater is boring," said another
student before seeing her first
But when the programs are car-
ried out successfully, other reac-
tions are heard: "I learned from
theconcert that even if you don't
like something, you have to try
it," wrote Shelly Edri from Tel
Aviv, in a letter to the Arts Unit
after her first concert. "I enjoyed
the concert very much, because
the music was quiet and then sud-
denly it was loud," wrote Yael
Lombarzo. "When they told us we
were going to a concert we were
against it, because we said it
wasn't fun to see a concert and it
is funny and -boring and you can
fall asleep," wrote Yaffa Mordo.
"The teacher convinced us and we
are very glad."
Teachers' attitudes are also
changed by the experience, says
Mizrachi. Often, teachers develop
negative stereotypes of their
students and cease to expect to
see anything but failure in them.
"Teachers used to say: "Nothing
will ever come out of this kid,' "
recalls Mizrachi. "Now you hear
them say: 'What, did this student
draw this picture?' It creates a
change in attitude towards the
The message the actors bring to
the schools was subtly conveyed in
the chorus sung in "The Little
Prince," repeated several times
during the play, with the students
eventually joining in:
"Anyone can be a little prince.
You can rise and take off and see
the world.
The world is big and the prince is
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Teens Celebrate
As Israeli 'Tall Ship' Sails Up Hudson
Swept into the Salute to
Liberty fanfare and celebra-
tion, a group of some 25
special teenagers set sail
last week around the Statue
of Liberty in New York Har-
bor on the Israel-owned
ship, Galaxy.
The sail, hosted by the Jewish
Community Relations Council of
New York and the Consulate
General of Israel, allowed youths
of all races and religions from the
Hawthorne Cedar Knolls School
in Westchester, a non-sectarian
treatment center for special
children, to hear a bit about Israel
while soaking in the sun and view
of Manhattan.
"We thought that it was impor-
tant to reach out to some special
children and to let them par-
ticipate in the Liberty Festival
while learning some history and
culture about Israel," said Lester
Pollack, president of the JCRC.
now living at the Hawthorne
residential facility, a division of
the Jewish Board of Family and
Children's Services, listened to
Chagai Shmueli, a teacher at
Israel of Hatzofim, the Israel
Scout Movement, compare the im-
migrant spirit in America with
that in Israel.
"People persecuted came to
America. .. similar things hap-
pened in Israel," Shmueli explain-
ed. "Jewish people looking for a
place of independence came to
This field trip was special for
many of the children, including
Ricky Vellutri, an 11-year-old
from Staten Island now living at
Hawthorne. "We don't usually go
on big trips," said Vellutri. "It
was nice to have a close-up view of
Abraham Bisgaier
is Mourned
The Jewish community
mourns the passing of
Abraham Bisgaier. A native
New Yorker, Bisgaier was a
member of the New York Bar
Association and, upon retire-
ment to Florida, sat for the
Bar and continued an active
law practice in Palm Beach
Bisgaier was a founding
member of the Morse Geriatric
Center and served on the
Board of Trustees. He was
honored by the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County for
his service as Co-chairman of
the Century Village Jewish
Federation-United Jewish Ap-
peal Annual Campaigns from
1973 to 1983. Bisgaier was a
member of B'nai B'rith and
the United Civic Organization
of Century Village.
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the statue. It's a symbol of
freedom in America."
Seeing the statue triggered a
similar reaction in Ari Shallit, 14,
who is an Israeli in the senior unit
of Hawthrone. "It brings out a
patriotic spirit in me," said
Shallit. "But how I feel about
Israel you can't compare. I feel
much more patriotic toward
Israel." According to Shmueli. by
Israel participating in America's
Salute to Liberty, the Jewish
State is saying, "we are here with
her. We are identifying with
docked at Pier 15 at the South
Street Seaport, flew the national
Israeli flag in Operation Sail and
was in the twelfth position in the
Salute to Liberty Parade up the
Hudson River.
Originally a Portuguese fishing
boat, the Galaxy was refurbished
five years ago. The 125 feet of lux-
urious African hardwood includes
a main salon and lounge, library,
cocktail bar, five staterooms and
expansive deck space.
While the Galaxy's home port is
in Eilat, on the Red Sea, Capt. Uri
Paron and crew left Haifa 2%
years ago and have been sailing
since. After crossing the Atlantic,
which according to the Galaxy's
first mate, Adrian Fieldhouse,
took 18 days, they docked at Nor-
folk. Baltimore and then New
Both the JCRC, the Consulate
General of Israel and Israel's Per-
manent Mission to the United Na-
tions hosted a number of
diplomatic, educational and social
events aboard the Galaxy. The
ship traveled to several New
England ports after the weekend
of festivities and will return here
in late August, said Fieldhouse.
Also commemorating the Liberty
Weekend, the National Park Ser-
vice hosted a display of historical
documents significant to Jewish
people throughout the world, in-
cluding the official facsimile of the
Israeli Declaration of In-
dependence, Megxlot Ha'atzmaut.
The Declaration, produced in
1958 to celebrate Israel's 10th an-
niversary, was exhibited at the
Federal Hall National Memorial
here through Wednesday, along
with the silver container for the
original Declaration, and the 1948
letter from President Truman
recognizing the State of Israel.
Jewish Agency
Cuts Funding
Jewish Agency will no longer fund
non-Zionist Haredi educational in-
stitutions in Israel and overseas,
the concluding season of the
Jewish Agency assembly decided
According to the resolution, the
Jewish Agency from now on will
transfer funds to Jewish schools,
Yeshivot and other institutions,
"which recognize the State of
Israel, support its existence as the
national homeland of the Jewish
people," and integrate Zionist
values in their study programs.
The Mirrahi delegates to the
Assembly tried to oppose the
resolution, but eventually it was
approved by a wide majority.
However, Rabbi Yitzhak Meir,
head of the Torah education
department, said he would appeal
the resolution before the Zionist
Religious Directory
BEACHES: Services held Friday 8:15 p.m. and Saturday 9:30
am. 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.
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 33435. Phone 586-9428.
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 am.
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 am.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Sabbath services
Friday 6:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 am. Daily Minyan 8:15 am.,
Sunday and legal holidays 9 am.
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 am.
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 am. 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. Cantor David Feuer.
Sabbath services, Friday 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 am.
Abraham: 3257 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. 287-8833. Mail-
ing Address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. Services Friday
evenings 8 p.m. and first Saturday of each month 10 am.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Phone 689-4675. Sabbath services 9 am. and 5 p.m. Daily
services 8:15 am. and 6:30 p.m.
867146. Port St Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 am. Phone 878-7476.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33450. 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 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Friday services 8:15 p.m. Rabbi Steven R.
Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone 793-2700.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr.. West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantor Peter
Taormina. 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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Sabbath evening services
will be conducted throughout
the summer months at Temple
Beth Torah, 900 Big Blue
Trace in Wellington, beginn-
ing at 8:15 p.m. Rabbi
Westman, Cantor Rosenbaum,
and members of the congrega-
tion will lead the worship and
sermonette-discussion por-
tions of the evening, which
concludes with an Oneg Shab-
bat reception. New residents
are welcomed. All who would
like to tour the brand new
facility are invited to come by.
For information, please call
the Temple office or member-
ship chairman Al Yellen.
Religious School information
may be obtained from the
Temple Israel Shabbat Ser-
vice will be held every Friday
evening at 8 p.m. Summer ser-
vices will be conducted by Rab-
bi Howard Shapiro. Cantor
Peter Taormina will lead the
congregation in song.
Temple Israel is located at
1901 N. Flagler Drive, West
Palm Beach. Everyone is in-
vited. During the evening ser-
vice child care will be
Rabbi Joel Levine and Can-
tor Anne Newman will present
a Sephardic Service at Temple
Judea on July 18 beginning at
8 p.m. at St. Catherine's
Cultural Center, the corner of
Southern Blvd. and Flagler
Cantor Newman will lead
the congregation in music
reflecting the Sephardic style.
Rabbi Levine will explain to
the congregation why the
Sephardic heritage remains an
important part of contem-
porary Jewish civilization.
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The oneg shabbat, sponsored
by the Sisterhood, will feature
Sephardic foods. Childcare will
be available under the direc-
tion of Miriam Ruiz.
The temple welcomes the
community to a special Family
Shabbat set for Friday, July
Rabbi Joel Levine and Can-
tor Anne Newman will conduct
a friendship circle which will
begin an informal Shabbat
Barbecue beginning at 6:30
p.m. at St. Christoper's
Episcopal Church. After the
singing of the Kiddush hot
dogs and hamburgers will be
served. Families with small
children are especially en-
couraged to attend. The cost is
nominal to temple members.
Guests are invited
Following the Shabbat
Barbecue, Rabbi Levine and
Cantor Newman will conduct a
Family Service. All worship-
pers celebrating June and July
birthdays will be called to the
pulpit for a special blessing.
Anyone who cannot attend
the barbecue is welcome to at-
tend the service. Families with
infants are welcome to attend
the barbecue only and meet
the Temple Judea family.
An oneg shabbat sponsored
by Sisterhood will follow the
Admiral Hyman Rickover
passed away last week, at his
home in Washington, at the
ace of 86 following a lengthy
illness. Rickover was known
as the father of the U.S.
nuclear submarine fleet. He
was known for his sharp
tongue, and his career was
Marked by frequent stormy
confrontations with the
government defense
establishment, all of which
he managed to survive.
Poll Indicates Widespread
Anti-Semitism in Greece
one percent of the respondents
in an exhaustive survey of
public opinion perceived the
existence of widespread anti-
Semitism in Greece. Fifty-five
percent believed a persistent
anti-Semitic allegation that
Jews control the economy and 4
political activity in Europe and
Only 36 percent disagreed
and nine percent had no opi-
nion, according to the survey
conducted by Eurodim and
edited by Dr. Panagioti
organizations and professions.
It found that attitudes toward
minorities in general were bas-
ed on political partisanship
rather than age, sex, educa-
tion, occupation, income or
degree of religious faith.
Nevertheless, better educated
respondents tended to be less
racist than others.
It was also found that
negative attitudes toward
Jews, though widespread
across party lines, diminished
toward the left wing of the
political spectrum. Only 25
percent or the respondents
who belong to the conservative
New Democracy party ex-
pressed trust in Jews. For
members of the ruling
Socialist Party it was 45 per-
cent and for the KKE (Com-
munist) party, 48 percent.
Among members of the KKE-
Interior (Euro-Communists),
trust in Jews was 65 percent.
There is little official data on
the exact number of Jews and
other minorities in Greece.
Questions on minorities have
been omitted from every cen-
sus taken since 1961. It is
believed that this might be
rooted in the fact that some
minorities live in sensitive
border regions and data on
their numbers could be used by
neighboring countries to raise
territorial claims on Greece.
The survey, carried out in
the greater Athens areas
where 35 percent of the Greek
population lives, noted that AllCieilt BlDllCal TCXl t 01111(1
Greece is "a uniquely
homogenous country" where
98 percent of the citizenry
speaks the same language and
adheres to the same religion,
the Greek Orthodox faith.
The survey probed Greeks'
trust in values, institutions,
Singer Elected
JDC Board
American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC)
unanimously elected Herbert
Singer, a leading New York at-
torney, as Chairman of the
JDC Board of Directors, it was
announced here by JDC Presi-
dent Heinz Eppler. It was Ep-
pler who placed Singer's name
in nomination at the recent
semi-annual meeting of the
JDC Board.
The position of JDC Board
chairman became vacant when
Henry Taub resigned that JDC
post after his election as Presi-
dent of the United Israel Ap-
peal. Thfc JDC Board elected
Taub an Honorary President
of the JDC.
Singer has been an active
member of the JDC Board for
the past 22 years, serving as
vice chairman and co-
Treasurer. He was instrumen-
tal in the. foundation of the
JDC/Brookdale Institute of
Gerontology and Adult Human
Development in Jerusalem.
Area Deaths
Julia H., 68, of Royal Palm Beach. Riveraide
Guardian Funeral Home, Weft Palm Beach.
Louia, 88. of 168 Lake Meryl Drive. Weat
Palm Beach. Riveraide Guardian Funeral
Home. Weat Palm Beach.
Muriel. 66, of Boca Raton. Riveraide Guar-
dian Funeral Home, Weat Palm Beach.
Ruth L.. 72, of Lake Worth. Menorah
Gardeni and Funeral ChapeU, Weat Palm
Ruth. 86, of Watt Palm Beach. Levitt
Weimtein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, Weat Palm Beach.
David, 84. of Lake Worth. Riveraide Guar-
dian Funeral Home, Weat Palm Beach.
Bertha, of Weat Palm Beach. Levitt-
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Chapel, Weat Palm Beach
Jamea, 79, of Weat Palm Beach. Levitt-
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Chapel, Watt Palm Beach.
An ancient Biblical text was
uncovered in an archaeological
dig in Jerusalem, it was an-
nounced here. The text in-
cludes the priestly benediction
in full. The text was found in
two copies, engraved on petit
silver plates, near the
Jerusalem Station, by a team
of archaeologists, headed by
Gaby Barkai of Tel Aviv
The Confirmation Class of '86 of Temple Beth Torah was the
first to be confirmed in the new temple. Shown in front of the
ark are confirmands Melissa Yespy (left) and Ivy Harris.
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