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
Uniform Title:
Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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West Palm Beach, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
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June 16, 1989
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Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
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Numbering in masthead and publisher's statements conflict: Feb. 20, 1987 called no. 4 in masthead and no. 8 in publisher's statement; Mar. 31, 1989 called no. 12 in masthead and no. 13 in publisher's statement.
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"Combining Our voice and Federation reporter."

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Reaching For The Stars,
Exceeding Our Grasp
A Year Of Expansion For
The Jewish Community
"What a year 1989 has been
for our community," Alec
Engelstein, President of the
Jewish Federation, told the
Federation's 27th Annual
Meeting on June 4. "Reaching
for the stars and exceeding our
grasp; I think the community
did just that this past year," he
Chaired by Sheila Engel-
stein, the Annual Meeting
brought the 1989 Campaign to
its official close on Sunday,
June 4, at the Airport Hilton
as community leaders, volun-
teers and Federation staff
came together to give out hon-
ors and awards and install
next year's officers.
Resuming next year's Presi-
dency and Campaign Chair-
manship are Alec Engelstein
and Irving Mazer respectively.
Adele Simon was installed as
Women's Division President
and Zelda Mason as Women's
Division Campaign Chair.
In his annual president's
address, Alec Engelstein high-
lighted the physical expansion
of the Jewish community as
witnessed by the Federation's
beneficiary agencies: construc-
tion will finally begin on the
site of the JCCampus in the
fall; the Jewish Community
Day School will expand its
facility and add a third kinder-
garten; the JF&CS opened its
first satellite office this year
and expects to open another
soon, the Morse Geriatric Cen-
ter plans to open its new facil-
ity in the fall and the JCC will
soon expand its pre-school to
serve other geographic areas
in the county.
Engelstein also presented
this year's Young Leadership
Award to Angela Lampert and
a special award of recognition
to Carol Greenbaum for her
two year's of dedicated leader-
M idrasha holds eighth
graduation.............Page 2
JF&CS: A place where
people can turn......Page 3
A Palestinian democracy
Photos from the
Federation Annual
Meeting............Page 8 & 9
ship as Women's Division
In his Campaign report,
Campaign Chair Irving Mazer
reported that the Campaign
will more than likely close at
$10.7 million, $700,000 over
the goal set for 1989. "So
many people did so much to
help," Mazer said.
In a long recitation of the
achievements of community
volunteers and leaders, Mazer
recognized Sheila Engelstein
as Women's Division General
Campaign Chair for the past
two years. On the eve of her
retirement. Mazer reported
that she led the Division to
account for 24% of the total
In recognition of chairpeople
and committees responsible
for community-wide events,
Mazer recognized the achieve-
ments of Myron Nickman,
Major Gifts Chair; Helen Hoff-
man, Affiliates Chair; Mark
and Stacey Levy and Judy and
Gil Messing, Community Din-
ner Dance Co-Chairs and Mor-
ris and Alice Zipkin and Steve
Ellison, Super Sunday Co-
"It is no accident that I am
able to hold my head high
reporting all these results to
Continued on Page 8
JCC Week culminated with the dedication of its new Senior & Social Center at 5029
Okeechobee Blvd., and its Administrative Offices on the Jewish Community Campus
site at Military Trail and Community Drive.
Seen here is County Commissioner Carol Roberts addressing a SRO crowd at the
Senior & Social Center, flanked by JCC President, Steven Shapiro (left) and JCC
Executive Director, Steven Kaplansky.
Steven Shapiro, (left), and Steven Kaplansky, introduce the Center's youngest member,
Bradan Harris List, born on April 19. 1989, and the JCC's most senior member, 104
year old Abe Goldberg at the dedication of its Administrative Offices on the Jewish
Community Campus site.
Krischer To Discuss "Baltes Case"
At YAD Annual Meeting
Hurry Krischer
The Young Adult Division, a
solid, visible part of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County will hold its Annual
Meeting Thursday, June 22,
6:30 p.m., at the Royce Hotel
in West Palm Beach. Spon-
sored by the Business Net-
working Committee, the new
slate of Officers and Board of
Directors will be elected and
installed. According to Patti
Abramson, Event Chairper-
son, "this meeting will be the
culmination of a very eventful
year and the beginning of
brand new efforts for next
Barry Krischer, a prominent
local attorney, will be the
evening's guest speaker. He
will discuss the notion of com-
mitment to client, to cause and
to the Jewish Community.
Specifically, he will discuss his
involvement in the recent
Baltes case, a landmark law-
suit that dealt with attorney/
client privilege, which received
nationwide coverage, includ-
ing a segment on CBS* "60
Minutes" and a feature in Peo-
ple Magazine. "It will be a
fascinating presentation since
this will be the first time Mr.
Krischer has spoken publicly
about the case since it was
resolved last spring," said
Mrs. Abramson.
Krischer has been an active
member of the Jewish Com-
munity and is currently a
member of the Board of
Directors of the Federation.
He is also the newly elected
President of the Jewish Com-
munity Day School and a past
President of the West Palm
Beach Chapter of B'nai B'rith.
In addition, Krischer is
deeply involved in the legal
community. He serves as a
member of the Executive
Board for the Criminal Law
Section of the Florida Bar and
on its Criminal Rules Commit-
tee. He is also the Editor for
Continued on Page 11

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, June 16, 1989
Midrasha Graduating Class to Face New Challenges
Every year the graduating
class of Midrasha Judaica High
School walks across the audito-
rium stage to receive their
diplomas and to accept the
ongoing challenge that every
Jew faces: the continued pur-
suit of a Jewish education and
deeper involvement in the
Jewish community.
On May 31, 11 Midrasha
students, many of whom had
attended Midrash since the
eighth grade, made their last
student appearance at the
school. Dressed in blue caps
and gowns, the class sat before
family and friends while prom-
inent community leaders spoke
to them about education,
responsibility and the chal-
lenge of being a serious Jew in
today's world.
The students also had some-
thing meaningful to say. In a
special presentation called
Voices, Visions and Reflections
each student read a Hebrew or
English selection from a poem,
prayer or original composition
that was chosen with the help
of Rabbi Howard Shapiro, a
member of the Midrasha fac-
Before diplomas were
handed out, several students
were presented with school
awards for outstanding per-
formance: For School Leader-
ship and Achievement, Tamar
Bleiman and Heidi Schonberg
and for Arts, Stephanie Fisch.
Helen Abrams, of the
National Council of Jewish
Women, also awarded $150
and a certificate both to Tamar
Bleiman and Heidi Schonberg
for leadership.
Members of the graduating
class include Tamar Bleiman,
Estee Brooks, Stephanie
Fisch, Stephen Gordon, Alli-
son Kapner, Heather Lewis,
Jon Orocofsky, Rachel Shap-
iro, Heidi Schonberg, Kevin
Wagner and Randi Lee Zwick.
A short biography on each
student was read as they
received their diplomas and a
special gift.
Following the recesional,
accompanied by Rabbi Steven
Westman on the piano, mem-
bers of the Drama and Musical
Theatre classes performed
scenes from award winning
plays in music, drama and
Pictured is the 8th graduating
Gordon, Allison Kapner, John
Elliot S. Schwartz. Front row
Zwick, Estee Brooks.
class of Midrasha Judaica High School: Back row (l-r): Stephen
Orocofsky, Rachel Shapiro, Kevin Wagner, Stephanie Fisch, Dr.
<: Heidi Schonberg. Tamar Bleiman, Heather Lewis, Randi Lee

Temples Judea and Israel
Offer Free Membership
Tamar Bleiman leads the graduates' processional as family and
friends proudly watch.
Cautionary Tale
for American Jews
... Among Charges of Dual-Loyalty
In response to the large
number of young people in
Palm Beach County who are
not affiliated with a syna-
gogue, Rabbi Joel Levine of
Temple Judea and Rabbi How-
ard Shapiro of Temple Israel
have announced a new policy
of free membership to individ-
uals under thirty. According to
Rabbi Levine, the Board of
Temple Judea studied the
problem for many months and
concluded this would be the
best way to reach out to young
"We want them to know
that the doors are wide-open
and we are encouraging young
people to be a part of the
community," said Levine. He
added, "This type of member-
ship is exactly like a regular
one. It includes access to all
services, High Holy Day tick-
ets and social events. So far.
the response has been very
Rabbi Shapiro explained
that the members of his con-
gregation decided to imple-
ment this policy for several
reasons. "It sets a direction
for the future of the temple.
We want young people to
know we understand the finan-
cial burdens of membership
dues and we want to alleviate
that burden and make it easier
for them to join. In addition, it
makes a statement to the cur-
rent members for the need for
programming for young peo-
ple. That is one of our goals."
For more information con-
tact Rabbi Joel Levine at Tem-
ple Judea, 471-1526 or Rabbi
Howard Shapiro at Temple
Israel, 833-8421.
Of all the questions still unan-
swered in the case of Jonathan
Jay Pollard, the Jewish intelli-
gence analyst caught spying
tor Israel in 1986, there may
be for American Jews none so
troubling as that raised by his
His, after all, was a home life
with all the hallmarks of
American-style Zionism, which
couples a passion for Israel
with an allegiance to a life
made in America.
Pollard's parents were not
religiously observant, but
theirs was a home of unmistak-
ably Jewish ideals. They had
no plans of their own to move
8 Israel, but their heroes were
- the Americans who fought for
~or otherwise helped Israel in
E its struggle for independence.
8 For their 12-year-old son
_,growing up in South Bend,
Ind., Israel's victory in the
Six-Day War in 1967 was an
-answer to all the anti-Semitic
taunts he endured at school.
S Later, in high school, "Jay"
ojwould spend a summer in
Israel and during the Yom
fiKippur War would convince
2 himself to move there for
If he only made it as far as
the Los Angeles airport, it was
because his parents encour-
aged him to establish himself
with a career in America first
and move to Israel with skills
the young country could use.
For an American Jew grow-
ing up in the 1960s and '70s, it
is anunremarkable story, and
would have remained one if
Pollard didn't grow up to be a
spy for Israel.
"Pollard impressed me as a
son of the American Jewish
community run amok," Wolf
Blitzer writes in "Territory of
Lies" (Harper & Row, $22.50),
a new book whose self-
explanatory subtitle calls it
"The Exclusive Story of Jona-
than Jay Pollard: The Ameri-
can Who Spied for Israel and
How He Was Betrayed."
In a recent interview here at
his Manhattan hotel room, the
longtime Washington corre-
spondent for The Jerusalem
Post talked about Pollard and
his and every Jew's com-
mitment to Israel.
As the first journalist to
meet with Pollard in jail and
learn his side of the story,
Blitzer was able to see what
there was in Jonathan Pollard
that turned a committed
young Zionist into a convicted
young spy.
More important, as an
American Jew with a back-
ground not at all unlike Pol-
lard's, Blitzer has been able to
write a cautionary tale for all
American Jews and Israelis
who would allow their love
for Israel to lead them to flout
the law.
Blitzer first met Pollard in
November 1986, at the federal
penitentiary in
Petersburg, Va. One year ear-
lier, almost to the day, he
wired to Israel a sketchy
report about a young Ameri-
can intelligence analyst work-
tling at new charges of "dual
Until he spoke with Blitzer,
said the author, most thought
Pollard was no better than a
mercenary, selling out
the U.S. government for a few
thousand dollars a month. In
the so-called "year of the spy,"
the story seemed plausible,
and, for many American Jews,
But as Pollard unraveled his
tale during that first three-
hour interview, Blitzer began
'It's not a pleasant story for Israel, not a
pleasant story for the American Jewish
community and certainly not a pleasant story
for the Pollards or the U.S. government.'
ing for the Navy who was
arrested by FBI agents after
he unsuccessfully sought asy-
lum at the Israeli Embassy in
In the next 12 months, Blit-
zer would report how Pollard
passed on to a team of Israeli
handlers hundreds of uncen-
sored classified documents,
how the Israeli and U.S. gov-
ernments were reacting to this
embarrassing breach of trust
between friendly countries and
how American Jews were bris-
to realize that "he would have
spied for Israel had there not
been a penny involved."
True, Pollard has his idiosyn-
cracies. Thev included a rich
fantasy life fueled by spy nov-
els and war games, made
almost credible through his
daily work with with some of
the government's most highly
classified information.
But Pollard felt that anti-
Semitism with Navy ranks was
no fantasy, and this time the
victim was Israel. "What I
knew," he told Blitzer in
prison, "was that there was
information vital to the secur-
ity of the (Jewish) state and
ultimately to the United States
as well that was not getting
"He was so zealously com-
mitted to Israel that when he
was thrust in this very difficult
situation of seeing information
that he knew Israel would
need that the U.S. was not
sharing with Israel he
decided to do it on his own,
which was a huge mistake,"
said Blitzer.
Pollard supplied information
that to the Israelis was mind-
boggling: U.S. reconnaissance
photographs of Palestine Lib-
eration Organization head-
quarters in Tunisia, later used
in the Israeli air force raid of
October 1985; information
about Iraqi and Syrian warfare
capabilities; exact details of
Soviet arms shipments to Arab
countries; and an extremely
sensitive U.S. handbook on
communications intelligence
that, according to Blitzer,
Israelis believed would help
them win next war.
Blitzer acknowledges that
Pollard received up to $2,500 a
month for his troubles, not
Continued on Page &

Friday, June 16, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
JF&CS: A Place Where People Can Turn
Schwartz Steps Down At 3rd Annual Meeting Young Adults At
Poolside Tropical Paradise
Page 3
Outgoing JF&CS President David R. Schwartz.
The new guard: incoming President
Dr. Eric Weiner.
It was a night to remember.
Over two hundred people
packed the ballroom at the
Palm Hotel, in West Palm
Beach, for the third annual
meeting of Jewish Family and
Children's Service. What these
people witnessed was an
agency entering a new era.
For the past four
years JF&CS has been on an
upward mode; under the lead-
ership of David R. Schwartz.
Many strong adjectives come
to mind when you need to
describe David Schwartz, but
one word does stand out.
Involvement. It should be his
middle name. It is, what he
does best.
With strong leadership and a
vision, Mr. Schwartz helped
take the JF&CS to new
heights. For example just over
four years ago, when Schwartz
began his presidency, the
agency's annual budget was
$350,000 now it is over $1.2
One of Schwartz's first func-
tions as president was to
locate a new Executive Direc-
tor: A person with strong,
enterprising perceptions of
how an organization like the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service should be supervised.
He found that person in Neil
Add to his list of many
accomplishments: revitalizing
the board of directors, setting
in motion a "free flow" of new
ideas; helping many of the
low-income geriatric popula-
tion find medical treatment,
food, friendship, and other ser-
vices; and over the past four
years increasing the profes-
sional staff from seven to
twenty-four members. Now
with the JF&CS goals to
include opening three more
offices around Palm Beach
County, the number of staff
will again increase signifi-
Schwartz brought about a
metamorphosis to JF&CS. In
his speech at the last annual
meeting, the last as President
of JF&CS, David Schwartz
said, "It's been my goal to
make JF&CS a place where
people can turn to." A goal
which has become a reality.
Schwartz has now passed on
the torch to Eric Weiner, MD.
Dr. Weiner has served on the
board for four years, doing
committee work, service and
case and long range planning,
until last year when he was
nominated Vice President of
Dr. Weiner is a true vision-
ary. He would like to see the
older citizens of Palm Beach
County become more involved.
"They have so much to offer,"
he said.
The other incoming officers
are: Ellen Bovarnick, 1st Vice
President; Robert Rubin, MD.,
2nd Vice President; Janet
Reiter, Treasurer, and Larry
Abramson, Secretary.
A presentation of honors
and awards was given to Tem-
ple Israel, Temple Judea, and
to the National Council of Jew-
ish Women, Palm Beach Sec-
Neil Newstein, Executive
Director of Jewish Family and
Children's Service said, "The
real purpose of this meeting,
(besides the installation of offi-
cers) is to reflect on the past
year to recognize all the
people who have made a differ-
Juppies Caught Up In Cocaine
Manhattan cocaine addiction
treatment expert, who
reported more than three
years ago that Jewish teen-
agers were "getting blasted"
on crack every chance they
could get, now says that
"Juppies" Jewish
urban professionals
in the 21 to 1*0 age
cocaine addiction among Jews
of all ages is getting worse.
The expert is Dr. David
Zahm, clinical director of the
Outpatient Addiction Treat-
ment Center in New York, a
private group practice agency.
The treatment center is an
adjunct of the Regents Hospi-
tal of New York.
Zahm, in a 1986 interview
said that cocaine use was
widespread and growing
among Jews, not only in the
New York area but throughout
the United States.
Updating that information,
Zahm told the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency that the goal
of the treatment center is to
try to help outpatients
"develop the skills they need
to abstain from dangerous sub-
stances and to explore with
them the issues and attitudes
they must acquire to produce
long-term sobriety."
Zahm said that while he was
certain cocaine addiction has
grown among Jews of every
age category, starting with
teen-agers, he cannot quantify
the increases either in 1986 or
at present. He said that the
youngest Jewish teen-ager
coming to the center has been
15 years old.
Zahm originally said that
about 60 percent of the first
300 applicants for treatment
at his facility had been Jewish,
most of them "the more liberal
and acculturated type of Jew."
But, he added, he has seen
"a very substantial number of
very observant Orthodox Jews
and even some Hasidic Jews
from Borough Park, Brook-
Zahm said that the custom-
ary form of cocaine use, by
sniffing, had been relatively
limited by its cost-per-dose of
$50 to $75.
He said that because crack, a
cocaine derivative, is much
cheaper, more teen-agers can
buy it. The price of a vial of
crack ranges from $5 to $15.
Zahm expressed doubt that
"The upper-class
image of cocaine and
its traditional
association with
wealth and power has
no doubt heightened
the drug's
attractiveness to the
upwardly mobile Jew
in search of social
status and the
accouterments of
financial success.
cocaine could be used "recrea-
tionally," contending that
while cocaine may be less phys-
ically addictive than heroin,
the "exaggerated sense of
well-being" many users expe-
rience makes it steadily harder
to do without.
He said cocaine's appeal
stems from the fact that it
produces among the upwardly
mobile a quick gratification.
Jews are heavily represented
among such successful Ameri-
One example is the "Jup-
pies" Jewish urban profes-
Continued on Page 5
Reggae and top 40 were the
party tunes at the young
adults' tropical paradise luau
last month. Poolside at the
Palm Hotel, over 125 guests
danced to the live music of
popular local band "Profile."
A well-attended singles recep-
tion was held just before the
party started. Door prizes and
awards were given out during
a raffle and guests were
adorned with glow in the dark
necklaces they wore like Haw-
aiian "leis" during the even-
(L-r) Dan Tucker, Debbie Engelstein, Mark B. Sherman, Palm
Hotel P.R., Robin Warren, Event Chairperson.
Standing (l-r): Angela and Michael Lam-pert, Stacey Garber,
Young Adult Division Director; sitting: Jack and Mindy
Schram, Social Event Chairpersons.
(L-r): Richard Mayron, Sheri Kass, Elaine Weber, David
(L-r): Howard Kaslow, Denise Soberi, Steve Ellison, Robin
Warren, Ruth Greer.

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, June 16, 1989
The Bottom Line
In the ongoing reportage of and editorial
comment about the intifada, or Arab uprising
in Israel's administered territories, the focus
has been on the political, philosophical and
moral implications.
Often lost in this coverage is the day-to-day
impact of a nation at war just miles from its
own borders. Whether this war of attrition is a
declared civil war or not is wholly immaterial.
The fact is that the state of bread-and-butter
issues is a continuing reminder of the unrest.
In a report this week, dateline Tel Aviv, the
effects are clear: exports declined 4.2 percent;
investments from within the country and
without are down; business productivity
declined just slightly relative to effects other-
wise in the economy.
Most significantly, tourism entitled an
"invisible export" faced a loss in 1988 of
$280 million. The total in export loss, $650
million, is attributable, if not in toto, then in
part, to the intifada.
But tourism to Israel has greater impact
than to its economic bottom line.
A "double-barreled" export, tourism brings
in much-needed dollars, offers seasonal morale
boosters and demonstrates, in a very concrete
way, American support for the Jewish state
when it is suffering in the focused lens of the
general media.
A trip to Israel indeed offers the economic
investment. But, it offers, as well, a better
understanding of the realities of life in the
Middle East. Subsequent trips are then able to
proffer a better understanding of the political,
societal and religious demands in a country
Surely, potential tourists hold in their hands
discretionary dollars that can further impact
negatively or positively on the State,
depending upon whether they are spent there
or not.
H **

^ sTOV
Becoming... Again...
The Ingathering of Exiles
For 20 years, "Let My People
Go" has been the central rally-
ing cry for the American Jew-
ish community.
Three million Jews 20
percent of world Jewry live
in the Soviet Union. Under a
government-sanctioned policy
of systematic anti-Semitic per-
secution, hundreds of thou-
sands of Jews were routinely
barred from universities, den-
ied entry to the professions
and were ostracized and
excluded from much of the
social, political and economic
life of the country.
Those who dared apply for
emigration visas out of the
country "refuseniks"
were fired from their jobs,
arrested and imprisoned, or
banished into internal exile.
Any attempt to practice
Judaism or teach Hebrew was
ruthlessly suppressed.
The Jewish community was
joined in a global effort to free
the Jews of the Soviet Union
by the governments of all the
Western democracies, and
freedom for Soviet Jewry
became an established plank of
our own foreign policy agenda.
Unprecedented and biparti-
san cooperation between the
executive branch and Con-
gress established a United
Words and Meanings
If talk were ever cheap and meaningless, it
was both in 1979 when CBS correspondent
Mike Wallace held an exclusive interview with
the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
The Imam was challenged by Wallace when
the reporter repeated an insult previously
issued by then-President Anwar Sadat of
Egypt. Sadat had called Khomeini and his
followers a "disgrace to Islam" and said that
true Moslems are not terrorists.
Khomeini replied, through a translator, that
"this is an insult."
Insult or no, the ayatollah's followers never
in his lifetime lived down either Sadat's
estimation or Wallace's charge.
As the Moslem world observes its 40-day
mourning period for the ayatollah, it is worth
noting that words don't create their own
reality despite the passion in which they are
It is a good lesson to recall as the Western
world readies itself to believe and further
receive the Palestine Liberation Organization
Chairman Yasir Arafat.
States commitment to the
unconditional release of Soviet
Just as importantly, we held
out the right to rebuild their
lives in our country a symbol
of hope and eventual haven
during their long struggle for
So, for those of us active in
the movement to liberate
Soviet Jewry, Mikhail Gorba-
chev's reforms are of particu-
lar significance. Under gla-
snost, we appear to be witness-
ing at least a temporary rever-
sal in the Soviet attitude to-
ward Jewish emigration.
Last year, almost 20,000
Jews were allowed to leave the
Soviet Union, compared to a
mere 900 just two years earlier
in 1986. By the end of this
year, almost 35,000 will have
left the country.
All in all, this fundamental
change in Soviet policy demon-
strates the power of well-
organized grass-roots activism
in coalition with orchestrated
and relentless international
political pressure.
But as we applauded the
release of our co-religionists
and rejoice with them in their
hard-won freedom, we also
have to make sure that we are
able to fulfill the promise of a
Continued on Page 13
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Volume 15
Whenever PLO officials
talk about their goal of
establishing a Palestinian
state, they claim the govern-
ment they envision will be a
democracy. Since the PLO is
by no means a democracy its
leadership has never been
elected by the Palestinian peo-
ple and the relative weight
of representation is deter-
mined primarily by the
strength of the army each fac-
tion controls, there is no rea-
son to believe a Palestinian
state would be democratic.
The PLO would like to avoid
discussing the specifics of
what their state might look
like. One reason for this is the
justifiable fear that the slender
thread of consensus that exists
among the factions to estab-
lish a state in Palestine -
would be threatened by
broader discussions on the phi-
losophy of government.
The constituent factions of
the PLO have debated the
issue in the past, and the pic-
ture that emerges is that the
PLO sees talk of democracy as
yet another propaganda tactic.
At the Sixth Palestinian
National Assembly, for exam-
ple, a delegation of the Popu-
lar Democratic Front proposed
that the slogan "Democratic
State" be given "a progressive
content. The assembly
rejected the idea because the
"Democratic State" concept
was meant to improve the
Arab image.
In a debate on the issue a
year later, Shafiq al-Hut, then
head of the PLO office in
Beirut said: "If the slogan of
the Democratic State was
intended only to counter the
claim that we wish to throw
the Jews into the sea, this is
indeed an apt slogan and an
effective political and propa-
ganda blow. But if we wish to
regard it as the ultimate strat-
egy of the Palestinian and
Arab liberation movement,
then I believe it requires a long
pause for reflection, for it
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including free trips abroad and
a promise of a $30,000 Swiss
bank account in his name.
However, when Pollard first
decided as early as 1982 -
to spy for Israel, and then
later, in 1984, when he
approached Israeli air force
Col. Aviem Sella with an offer
of help, there was no talk of
At first, the Israelis
including Sella, diplomat
Yosef Yagur and famed mas-
ter spy Rafi Eitan were
content to feed Pollard's ego,
not his bank account.
Blitzer wondered what
American Jew could resist the
entreaties of these tough,
dashing Israelis and their talk
of fighting for Israel's sur-
But soon the Israelis began
to apply what for spies is stan-
dard operating procedure.
"The money was an Israeli
idea, designed to corrupt him
and to keep him in the opera-
tion," said Blitzer.
As in the title of the book,
Blitzer is blunt in his criticism
of the Israelis. Unwidely, they
set Pollard up in espionage
activities. Unethically, they let
him take the fall when the
operation was uncovered.
But despite his sympathy for
Pollard, Blitzer faults both his
judgment and sense of respon-
Pollard remains bitter to this
day at a memo, signed by then
Defense Secretary Casper
Weinberger, that Pollard
believed all but sealed his life
sentence with its harsh
appraisal of the damage he
allegedly caused the United
States. Pollard saw Weinber-
ger as the leader of an effort to
discredit Israel in U.S. defense
circles and drive a wedge
between the two countries.
But Blitzer said that even
while Pollard was constructing
these elaborate scenarios no
doubt fueled by real anti-
Semitism among co-workers
and fellow inmates Israel
was enjoying a stronger stra-
tegic relationship with the
United States than it ever had
"If he felt this information
justifiably should have been
given to Israel, he should have
gone to higher authorities and
complained," sajd Blitzer. 'He
should have gone through the
system. The secretary of the
Navy at the time was John
Lehman, a strong friend of
Israel. If he really felt there
were anti-Semites working in
Naval intelligence, there are
no shortage of pro-Israel sen-
Blitzer contends that Pol-
lard's shortsightness has led to
what he calls the most serious
long-term damage from the
affair: "It is increasingly more
difficult for American Jews
who have close personal ties to
Israel and want to work in
sensitive national security jobs
to get the proper clearances,"
said Blitzer. "There are some
examples already."
Blitzer had some hesitations
before writing his book, which
promises good sales and had
been considered by CBS televi-
sion for a movie treatment.
'It's not a pleasant story for
Israel, not a pleasant story for
the American Jewish commun-
ity and certainly not a pleasant
story for the Pollards or the
U.S. government," he said.
"But I took the attitude that
if there was a bad mistake, and
it is to be avoided in the future,
it's better to know what those
mistakes were.
"We have to realize that,
yes, there is a deep commit-
ment, passion, love that Amer-
ican Jewry has for Israel. But
it shouldn t go beyond accepti-
ble limits," Blitzer said.
"American Jews are blessed in
this country in that they can
support Israel legally and
create political and financial
support. And by breaking the
law you're not going to be
helping Israel in the long run."
Friday, June 16, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
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Continoed from Page 3
sionals in the 21 to 40 age
Zahm cited a 1985 poll by the
National Cocaine Telephone
Hotline on the religious and
ethnic backgrounds of 427 ran-
domly chosen abusers who cal-
Eighteen percent identified
themselves as Jewish. The
majority were men and women
between 25 and 40 in highly
skilled positions in professions
or having businesses of their
By extrapolation, the poll
findings indicate that Jewish
abusers would constitute six
times as many Jews as their
proportion in the population.
Zahm declined to comment
on that extrapolation, beyond
repeating that he could not
provide statistical information
about the numbers in the vari-
ous Jewish categories caught
up in cocaine addiction.
He did say that he felt that
"Juppie" involvement in
cocaine use and abuse had
grown since publication of his
1986 interview.
Zahm has written how "the
upper-class image of cocaine
He said it is still true at
and its traditional association
with wealth and power has no
doubt heightened the drug's
attractiveness to the upwardly
mobile Jew in search of social
status and the accouterments
of financial success.
"Moreover, the initial
effects of the drug feelings
of increased energy, self-
confidence and social skill
may be especially enticing to
those who place great value on
achievement and success."
Zahm said he felt that in the
early '80s, one could under-
stand some sense of surprise
at the disclosure of cocaine's
addictive nature.
But since 1985, he said, "we
have noticed that more and
more people, including Jews,
have become aware that they
are becoming involved in a
dangerous practice."
present that Jewish cocaine
users often delude themselves
into believing that "by virtue
of my Jewishness, of faith in
Judaism, I will not get
He said that this delusion is
"the flip side" of the stubborn
belief by Jews that Jews sim-
ply do not become addicts.
Zahm cited earlier examples
of such Jewish communal deni-
als, like the belief that Jews do
not become alcoholics or
Zahm told JTA that his mes-
sage to the Jewish community,
speaking as a Jew, is that "we
Jews need to be as alert to the
dangers of cocaine-based
euphoria as any ethnic group.
"These denial myths from
the shtetl past, that a drunk
Jew was a threat to his
defenseless community and
that accordingly no Jew ever
became a drunkard, is
assuredly a technique that will
ruin Jews in our times."
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The American Jewish Joint
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sion is October 15, 1989.
The Fellowship is awarded
to a candidate with a demon-
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or study of Jewish communal
service, and who shows a
strong interest in international
Jewish affairs. The applicant
selected will particiapte in a
one year work-study program
ina JDC office beginning Sep-
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be required to write a paper
summarizing and evaluating
the experience by the close of
the year.
The Ralph I. Goldman Fel-
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Directors in honor of Ralph I.
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communal service spans more
than four decades.
The winner will be selected
by the Ralph I. Goldman Fel-
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of distinguished professional
and lay leaders in the Jewish
community. Preference will be
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Her work-study placement will
Dorothy Ludwig, President of
the Women's Auxiliary of the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Cen-
ter, pins a corsage on Morse
resident Helen Daniels during
the recent Mother's Day cele-
The Women's Auxiliary of
the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center recently conducted
their annual Mother's Day
Celebration with the female
residents of the Morse.
The Women's Auxiliary is a
group of 1,400 women who
work to provide for the special
needs of the Morse residents.
The group serves as an
important link between the
Center and the local commun-
ity, interpreting the work and
needs of the Center and help-
ing to ensure the highest qual-
ity of care offered to its resi-
Each year, the Auxilians
hold a special Mother's Day
celebration honoring the resi-
This year's festivities
included a Mother's Day
Party, corsages for the resi-
dents, gifts, refreshments and
begin this September.
Those interested in applying
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their candidacy to the: Ralph I
Goldman Fellowship, 711
Third Avenue, NY, NY 10017.
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Suburban Bank Buys
State of Israel Bonds
Mr. Richard M. Brannan, President and CEO of Suburban Bank
is shown presenting a check in the amount of $50,000 to Mr. Al
Schnitt, chairman of the Fountains Israel Bond Committee. In
announcing the eighth purchase of Israel Bonds, Brannon noted,
"Suburban Bank is pleased to continue their support of the
economic development of Israel through the purchase of Israel
Bonds.'' Shown with Mr. Brannan is (l-r) Robert Gabbe, a
Director of Suburban Bank, Mr. Schnitt, Mr. Brannan, and Mr.
Rubin Breger, Executive Director of the Palm Beach County
Bond organization.
Senate Approves Refugee Funds
The Senate has approved a $75
million appropriation to help
bring an additional 18,500
Soviet refugees to the United
States this fiscal year.
The sum of money, adopted
by the full Senate as part of a
package approved by the Sen-
ate Appropriations Commit-
tee, is identical to a supple-
mental appropriation
approved by the House of Rep-
The $75 million is expected
to clear the next stage of the
legislative process, a House-
Senate conference committee,
assuming the Senate approves
the 1989 fiscal year emergency
supplemental appropriations
bill, which it may do this week.
The House already has
approved the bill.
Most of the $75 million
would go to the Hebrew Immi-
grant Aid Society and the
American Jewish Joint Distri-
bution Committee for process-
ing, transportation and initial
resettlement of Soviet Jews.
The additional funds were
needed because Soviet Jewish
emigration in the 1989 fiscal
year, which began Oct. 1 has
greatly exceeded administra-
tion projections.
Last year, the administra-
tion set the 1989 fiscal year
Soviet refugee quota around
20,000 a figure Congress
accepted. Congress then
appropriated enough funds to
cover the costs of processing
just that number.
Jewish groups have been
battling all year to win addi-
tional funds for Soviet refu-
gees, as well as for an increase
in the refugee quota.
The increase in the refugee
quota could come within a few
days, a Justice Department
official said. The official said
that all of the key lawmakers
have accepted an administra-
tion plan to raise the quota for
the Soviet Union by 18,500
Attorney General Dick
Thornburgh, in a meeting with
key lawmakers on the House
and Senate Judiciary subcom-
mittees on immigration, had
proposed such an increase in a
'formal consultation.'
The Refugee Act of 1980
requires the administration to
consult with Congress before
it adjusts the refugee quota.
Thornburgh and the State
Department's coordinator of
refugee affairs must now cer-
tify that there is no congres-
sional opposition to such a
The increase would bring the
1989 fiscal year refugee quota
for the Soviet Union to 43,500.
Close to 40,000 of the slots are
expected to be used by Soviet
Jews, which will be enough to
meet the expected flow
through the end of the fiscal
On yet another front, several
senators have expressed con-
cern that the United States
has not appropriated sufficient
funds to help resettle the refu-
gees once they enter this coun-
Sens. Joseph Biden (D-Del),
Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Edward
Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Arlen
Specter (R-Pa.) have written
to President Bush urging that
new funds be made available
this fiscal year for domestic
resettlement of refugees.
An additional $22 million
needs to be approved for the
domestic costs of resettling
refugees, primarily cash and
medical assistance provided by
state governments to newly
arrived refugees, according to
Mark Talisman, Washington
representative of the Council
of Jewish Federations. About
$19 million of that amount
would go to resettling Soviet
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Continued from Page 1
you," Mazer continued. "To
those of you who are young
enough to remember Winston
Churchill's 'V for victory, I say
we can all show that 'V'."
Women's Division President
Carol Greenbaum reported on
the Women's Division's success-
ful year as an integral part of
Federation, enumerating the
many outstanding Campaign and
community events held.
Highlights from the Women's
Division include an expanded
community-wide education pro-
gram that included a two-part
series entitled "Jewish Women:
The Challenge Of Change"; a
new look at the Outreach Coffee
which reached out to over 50
mothers of the Jewish Commun-
ity Center Pre-School and the
Jewish Community Day School; a
growing B&P Division which has
continued to develop its cam-
paign and increase membership.
"Under the dedicated leader-
ship of Sheila Engelstein, the
Women's Division soared to new
heights of success," Greenbaum
said. "As President for the last
two years, I have watched with
pride the growth of our Women's
Division within the Jewish Fed-
eration. Our greatest resource
has been the hundreds of volun-
teers who have given their time,
energy and commitment to the
Jewish people here in Palm
Beach County and to Jews
throughout the world."
In his remarks to the annual
meeting, Executive Director Jef-
frey Klein described this year as
the year our campaign surpassed
such communities as Atlanta,
Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Bergen
County in high achievement.
"Our annual campaign is now in
the top fifteen communities in
the United States and rising,"
Klein announced.
Klein also discussed the com-
munity campus, on which
ground will soon be broken.
"Alec has made the develop-
ment of our Community Cam-
pus a vital priority of the high-
est magnitude and we now have
a building plan which will result
in one of the most outstanding
facilities in this country."
Israel was also a highlight in
Klein's remarks, "Maintaining
our strong 'kesher' with Israel,
we need to send more people to
Israel next year as we have in the
past so that Israel's needs and
our connection to that land is
better understood by more of the
residents of our community."
On that theme, Klein presented
a special award to Sis and Milton
Gold as Co-Chairs for the Visit
Israel Now Tour that took 120
people from Palm Beach County
to Israel for 10 days. The award
read: "For awakening the spirit
Reaching For The Star;
A Year Of Expansion Foi:
of Israel for the people of Palm
Beach County..."
Installed by Rabbi Leonid Feld-
man of Temple Emanuel as offi-
cers of the Jewish Federation
were Vice Presidents Barry S.
Berg, Irving Mazer, Gilbert S.
Messing, Marvin S. Rosen and
Mortimer Weiss; Treasurer
Helen G. Hoffman; Assistant
Treasurer Mark F. Levy; Secret-
ary Barbara Gordon Green; and
Assistant Secretary Sheila
Also included on the Federa-
tion's 1989-90 Executive Com-
mittee are Alec Engelstein,
Erwin H. Blonder, Myron J.
Nickman, Adele Simon and Zelda
Newly elected members of the
Jewish Federation Board of
Directors installed were Carol
Greenbaum, Arnold L. Lampert,
Michael A. Lampert, Alan Miller,
Nelson Peltz, Barbara Sommers
and Louis I. Zuckerman.
The following board members
have been renominated for a
three year term: Robert Fitter-
man, Emanuel Goldberg, Arnold
J. Hoffman, Joel Koeppel, Dr.
Richard G. Shugarman, Morris
Additional members of the
Board installed were Bennett
Berman, Harry Bilawsky, Shir-
lee Blonder, Fred G. Brenner,
Stanley G. Brenner, Nathan
Cohen, Leonard Davis, Dr. Sid-
ney Edelstein, Jacqueline Eder,
Arthur Fields, Miles Fitterman,
Mollie Fitterman, Robert Fitter-
man, Fred Gattegno, Bette Gil-
bert. Emanuel Goldberg, Nor-
man Goldblum, Albert Goldstein,
Alan Gordon, Arnold Grandberg,
Robert Green M.D., Lionel
Greenbaum, Leonard Greenberg,
Jerome Gross, Alexander
Gruber, Arnold J. Hoffman, Mar-
ilyn Katz, James Kay, Joel Koep-
pel, Barry Krischer, Angela
Lampert, Albert I. Levine, Rabbi
Joel Levine, Jeanne Levy,
Robert S. Levy, Cynnie List,
Martin List, Robert E. List, Sid-
ney Marks, Arthur Meyer, Alvin
Newman, Marva Perrin, Bernard
Plisskin, Pearl Resnick, Berenice
Rogers, Martin W. Rosen, Rabbi
Howard Shapiro, Steven Shap-
iro, Richard G. Shugarman M.D.,
Alan L. Shulman, Dr. Elizabeth
S. Shulman, Phillip Siskin, Les-
ter Sodowick, Rabbi Joseph
Speiser, Jerome H. Tishman,
Samuel Wadler, Bernard
Weiner, Eric Weiner M.D., Ber-
nard Weinstein, Rabbi Steven
Westman, Alvin Wilensky and
Morris Zipkin.
Women's Division officers
installed were President Adele
Simon, Campaign Chair Zelda
Mason, Administrative Vice
President Marcia Shapiro, Busi-
ness & Professional Vice Presi-
dent Angela Lampert, Education
Vice President Marcy Marcus,
Outreach Vice President Amy
Jonas, Leadership Development
Vice President Ruth Wilensky
and Recording Secretary Alice
New members of the Women's
Division Board of Directors
installed were Betsy Cohen,
Jackie Eder, Harriet Miller,
Esther Molat, Berenice Rogers,
Ingrid Rosenthal, Sandra
Schwartz, Eleanor Fleischman.
Additional members of the
Women's Division Board were
Roxanne Axelrod, Sylvia Ber-
man, Deborah Brass, Jerry
Freedman, Jeanne Glasser,
Hinda Greenspoon, Esther
Gruber, Helen Hoffman, Carol
Koeppel, Sonia Koff, Cynnie
List, Eileen Nickman, Susan
Wolf-Schwartz, Deborah K.
Schwarzberg, Doris Singer and
Leah Siskin.
Cantor Norman Brody
El sings the Hatikvnh ar^i
Marcia Shapiro presents the Women's
Division slate of officers and new Board
(L-r) Zelda k'u
Campaign Chi
Women t Div s
da Shapiro. / <
dent; Alice Zi\ik
are installed p.-
Jeanne Levy, Nominating Chair, pre-
sents the Federation slate of officers and
new Board members.
Rabbi Leonid
new Federati
Mazer, Genera
Levy, Assisla
Gordon Green,
stein, Assistai
man, Assistav
Carol Greenbaum receives Outqoina
Women s Division President's award
from Alec Engelstein.
Irving M |?
award to S

Friday, June 16, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
is, Exceeding Our Grasp
The Jewish Community
,i Trmple Beth-
11 Sta r Spangled
. Women's Division
ir; A ngela Lampert, B&P
turn Vice President; Mar-
ti ministration VicePresi-
fetn, Recording Secretary,
\s new officers.
d Feldman (center) installs
iion officers. (L-r) Irving
iant Treasurer; Barbara
i. Secretary; Sheila Engel-
lant Secretary; Helen Hoff-
i*t Treasurer.
izer presents Outgoing
ion Campaign Chair
Rabbi Richard Rocklin of Beth Tikvah
gives the Invocation.
Adele Simon is installed by Rabbi Leo-
nid Feldman of Temple Emanu-El as
Women's Division President.
Rabbi Feldman installs Alec Engelstein
as President.
Irving Mazer presents Campaign Affili-
ate Chair award to Helen Hoffman.
Irving Mazer, General Campaign Chair
(R) presents Campaign awards to Mark
Levy, Morris and Alice Zipkin.
Jeffrey Klein, (L) Executive Director,
presents a special award to Sis and Milt
Angela Lampert receives the Young
Leadership Award from Alec Engel-
The crowd looks on.


- Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, June 16, 1989
JDC Marks The St. Louis Episode:
Relief Agency Remembers
The "Voyage Of The Damned"
As it commemorates its 75th
Anniversary of providing
relief and rescue to Jews
around the world, the Ameri-
can Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee is also observing a
most solemn occasion in its
Fifty years ago the luxury
liner St. .Louis, with 906 Jews
fleeing Nazi Germany aboard,
was the object of world-wide
attention. The daily headlines
narrated the plight of the
stateless outcasts as they
floated outside U.S. and Cuban
waters in search of a haven.
On May 13, 1939, the ship
had embarked on its voyage
from Hamburg to Havana.
World War Two was still four
months away, but the passen-
gers on the St. Louis had
already endured more than
five years of increasing terror-
ism under Hitler's rule. Fol-
lowing the debacle of Kristall-
nacht, the German govern-
ment had stepped up its policy
of forced Jewish emigration,
and many of the St. Louis'
passengers had been released
from concentration camps on
the condition that they leave
Germany immediately. The
majority had been granted per-
mission to immigrate to the
U.S., but could not do so until
their numbers came up on the
quota, and had obtained per-
mits to sojourn in Cuba during
the waiting period.
When the ship pulled into
Havana harbor on May 27, the
Cuban authorities turned it
back from the dock and
refused to allow the passen-
gers to land. The U.S. govern-
ment turned down appeals to
relax its immigration rules and
provide some provisional asy-
lum in American territory, and
the stranded passengers
turned to the American Jewish
Joint Distribution Committee
for help.
The JDC sent two represen-
tatives to Cuba on May 30 to
negotiate a landing agreement
with the Cuban authorities,
who indicated that they would
honor their landing permits if
a guarantee of $500 per person
could be offered to offset the
possibility of the Jews present-
ing any economic burden while
in Cuba. The Cuban govern-
ment set a deadline for noon
on the sixth of June the St.
Louis' scheduled return to
Hamburg as a limit for
negotiations. As the deadline
approached, the JDC was able
to offer the Cubans the $500
demanded for all 906 refugees
and an additional $500,000 as
payment for landing permis-
sion. Once again they were
turned down; Cuban President
Laredo Bru announced that his
government would not accept
the offer and would not agree
to any further discussion.
The ship headed back to
Hamburg on schedule. Fran-
tic, the refugees vowed to com-
mit mass suicide rather than
return to the horrible fate
planned by Hitler and his mini-
ons. Determined that the refu-
gees would not be forced to
carry out their desperate plan
nor that they should return to
Germany, the JDC's leaders
worked feverishly to find safe
refuge for the passengers of
the ship as it steamed toward
On June 13, the JDC's Euro-
pean Chairman, Morris
Troper, was able to cable the
St. Louis with the happy news
that none of them would have
to return to Germany; the gov-
ernments of Great Britain,
France, Holland and Belgium
had agreed to accept all 906
refugees. The ship altered its
course and docked at Antwerp
on June 17. With JDC's guar-
antee of maintenance costs for
all aboard, the refugees jour-
neyed by train to short-lived
safety in free Europe: 181 to
Holland, 224 to France and
214 to Belgium. The remaining
287 went to England.
Within a year, the unfortun-
ate refugees who had sought
safety in France, Belgium and
Holland found themselves
again under Nazi domination.
The exact number of those
who fell victim to the Final
Solution is unknown, but it is
certain that all would have
survived had they been
granted a home in Cuba or
As the JDC commemorates
its 75th year of service, the
unhappy anniversary of the St.
Louis' voyage of despair is a
keen reminder of man's capac-
ity for extremes of cruelty and
compassion, and of his capac-
ity to choose between them.
Ortists' Attend
District Convention
Front Row:
(L-r): Adrienne Weissman (Palm Beach Evening Chapter) Linda
Lepow, Ellen Miller and Iris Levin (newly Chartered Wellington
Evening Chapter) and Noreen Sachs (Northern Nites Chapter).
Second Row:
(L-r): Rhonda Gottlieb, Jan Burke (Northern Nites Chapter),
Valerie Silverman (Chairman, Coordinating Committee), Sema
Bensasson and Elaine Meltzer (Delray-Boynton Evening Chap-
Ten delegates from chapters
representing the new
Women's American ORT even-
ing coordinating committee of
PaJm Beach County attended
the eighth biennial Southeast
district convention on May 21-
22, at the Miami Airport Hil-
ton. Shoshana Cardin, chair-
man of the National Confer-
ence on Soviet Jewry, who just
completed three years as the
first woman president of the
Council of Jewish Federations,
was the guest speaker.
Delegates representing
27,000 ORTists from seven
Southeastern states convened
with the theme "Today's
Visions Tomorrow's Reali-
ties" as a guideline in setting
the organization's agenda for
the next three years. Today
ORT is the largest non-
governmental technical educa-
tion system in the world with
schools and training programs
in 34 countries. Women's
American ORT, a national
organization with a member-
ship of 145,000 throughout the
United States, is the mainstay
support organization of the
global ORT network. The
organization also conducts
active campaigns on an array
of domestic issues, including
quality public education, anti-
Semitism, literacy, and equal
opportunities for women.
Mobile Dental Clinic Brings
Modern Day Health Care To Morocco
A trip to the dentist is not
something most people look
forward to. However, whether
or not we consider this to be
one of our favorite activities,
for most of us, regular dental
treatment is usually no further
away than a call to our local
For many people in Morocco,
however, this is not the case;
the need for improved dental
care is great. Now, with the
assistance of the American
Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee's International
Development Program, and
with the enthusiastic endorse-
ment of the Moroccan Govern-
ment and the Universities of
Casablanca and Rabat, preven-
tive and emergency dental
care will be made available to
children in local communities.
A mobile dental clinic,
recently airlifted overseas by a
United States Air Force jet, is
scheduled to begin operations
on July 4. A converted General
Motors Inter-city bus equipped
with modern dental facilities,
an x-ray unit and its own built-
in water and power supply will
be used to introduce the chil-
dren to the importance and
benefits of preventive dental
treatment, to teach them oral
hygiene, and to provide basic
and emergency dental treat-
ment. Instructional audio and
visual tapes in Arabic and
French will also be used to
reinforce home care. A semi-
mobile facility housing four
portable chairs with lights and
self-contained dental units will
be used for emergency care,
pain relief, oral re-
examination, x-rays, prophy-
laxis, fluoride and sealant
An initial international pro-
fessional team comprised of
volunteers from Alpha Omega,
the international Jewish frat-
ernity, and dentists from uni-
versities in Rabat and Casab-
lanca will work this summer to
establish the program. The
clinic will be based in Imouz
zer, an area which houses
many summer camps, allowing
access to large groups of chil-
dren. For the remainder of the
year, the clinic will be based in
a rural area between Casab-
lanca and Rabat. It will be
staffed by local professionals,
with the assistance of Alpha
Omega and Moroccan volun-
teers and JDC personnel.
After the first year, the
clinic will be presented to the
Moroccan government.
"The mobile dental clinic
could revolutionize health care
delivery in Morocco," said
Michael Schneider, JDC Exec-
utive Vice President. "JDC
has responded to the needs
expressed by the Moroccan
Government for improved and
extended dental care. This pro-
ject will be implemented in full
cooperation with the Ministry
of Health and the faculties of
the Medicine Dentaire de
Casablanca et de Rabat. We
are all quite excited about it,"
continued Schneider. "The
Moroccan Ministry of Health
has expressed hopes that this
project be a model for the
future. We couldn't agree
Aryeh Cooperstock, Direc-
tor of the JDC International
Development Program, added,
"We are also exploring the
possibility of an exchange pro-
gram between Moroccan and
American universities. The
program will be open to Mor-
occans willing to make a com-
mitment to teach or work for
the Moroccan government for
a period of several years. So
far, the response has been
positive on both sides."
Volunteer practicing den-
Continued on Page 12
Return to Moscow Embassy
TEL AVIV (JTA) The Israeli consular delegation in Moscow
moved into the old Israel Embassy building, which has been
vacant for 22 years.
The building remained Israeli property after the Soviet
government severed diplomatic ties with Israel following the
Six-Day War of 1967.
Since then, Israeli interests have been handled by the Dutch
Embassy in Moscow and the Dutch flag flies over the Israel-
owned building for diplomatic reasons.
The Israeli consular delegation, which has been in Moscow
since last summer, has been seeking Soviet permission to issue
Israeli visas to emigrating Soviet Jews. They are presently
obtainable only at the Dutch Embassy.
Monday, June IS it 7 00 p.m. MmI us at
the JCC Sr a Social Center, 5029 Okee-
chobee Blvd (N.W. comer ol Haverhlll in
the Village Marketplace) to en|oy pizza
and soda at we plan events lor August
Cost 12.00 For more information call
Terrte at 660-7700
Monday, June 18 from 7:30 900 p.m. at
the JCC pre school In the Southwlnd
Shopping Center (corner Military Tr. a
45th St.) "How To Figure Out A Woman -
How To Figure Out A Man" |om us tor a
stimulating discussion with Joella Cain,
author, paat writer/columnist with the
Chicago Tribune and publisher ol Florida
Woman magazine. Can ahead II you
would like a babysitter Cost: $3.00. For
more information call Ruth at 686-7700.
Thursday, June 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the JCC
Senior Center. En|oy dancing to mualc
provided by our JCC disc lockey Izzle
Goldberg along with a kosher dinner.
Reservations required. Please call Louise
belore June 18 at 889-6332
Wednesday, June 28th at 145 p.m. at the
JCC Senior Center at the Village Market
place. Reservations required. Call Sablna
at 6334662 or Louise at 6686332.
For AMbonil Inlormilion
3151 N. Military Tr.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Friday, June 16, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Does Cranberry Juice Really Fight Infections ? Yeshiva U. Confers Degree
Two Universities Lend Upon Palm Beach's Rudnick
Credence To Folk Remedy
REHOVOT, Israel. Cran-
berry juice has for years been
folk medicine's favorite rem-
edy for urinary tract infec
tions. Now researchers at the
Weizmann Institute of Science
and Tel Aviv University have
offered detailed scientific evi-
dence which lends credence to
this popular claim.
Research conducted by
Weizmann's Prof. Nathan
Sharon, in collaboration with
Tel Aviv Prof. Itzhak Ofek,
has demonstrated that cran-
berry juice prevents the bacte-
ria responsible for the infec-
tion from adhering to the urin-
ary tract, thereby facilitating
their removal from the body.
The researchers tested vari-
ous strains of E. coli bacteria
the most common cause of
the infection on animal cells.
Those strains attached them-
selves to the cells by hair-like
structures, called fimbriae,
which protrude from their sur-
face. There are two classes of
fimbriae designated MS and
MR and both of them seem
to be required to initiate infec-
Clinical studies are still
required to establish the medi-
cal relevance of this research.
Two components of cran-
berry juice, the scientists
found, inhibit the adherence of
bacteria-producing fimbriae.
One compound, fructose, a
common ingredient in all fruit
juices, inhibits the adherence
of E. coli that carry MS fim-
briae. Another compound
found only in cranberry juice (a
polymeric constituent now
under investigation) inhibits
strains carrying MR fimbriae.
These results may explain why
other juices are not effective
against urinary tract infec-
Prof. Sharon holds the
Joseph and Sadie Danciger
chair in Molecular Biology at
the Weizmann Institute of Sci-
Jews And Christians Share
Shavuot And Pentecost In Israel
pilgrims were joined by Jews
in a gesture of friendship, sup-
port and a mutual celebration
of the harvest, during this
year's Pentecost and Shavuot
festivals held in Jerusalem.
In an effort to foster friend-
ship and greater understand-
ing of Israel and the Jewish
people, Christian Friends of
Israel, a not-for-profit organi-
zation formed in 1985, spon-
sored the First Annual Inter-
national Celebration of Pente-
cost. Christians from around
the world including England,
France, Australia and the
1'nited States participated in
thi' conference, June 6 through
10 to coincide with the Jewish
holiday of Shavuot.
Christian Friends of Israel
have recognized the common-
ality of both Shavuot and the
Pentecost and chose to encour-
age greater understanding
between Jews and Christians
through an inter-
denominational celebration of
Pentecost which included
prayer services for the State of
Israel and the Jewish people.
Also referred to as the Jew-
ish Feast of Weeks, Shavuot
annually takes place seven
weeks after Passover and cele-
brates the first fruits of the
harvest. Every year in Israel,
parades of school children
Breakthrough Meeting for NCS J
The first official group from
the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry (NCSJ) to visit
'ho Soviet Union held talks in
Moscow recently with high
I government authorities
>n the issues of Jewish emigra-
tion and religious and cultural
rights. The group met with Dr.
Yuri Reshetov, head of the
Soviet Foreign Ministry's
Department for International
Humanitarian Cooperation
and Human Rights; Konstan-
tin Kharchev, Chairman,
Council of Religious Affairs of
the USSR; and with All Union
OVIR head Rudolf Kuznetsov.
The NCSJ leadership delega-
tion also met with "secrecy"
refuseniks Emmanuil Lurie,
Aleksandr Shmukler, Leonid
Stonov and Inna and Igor
Continued from Page 1
the Criminal Law Section of
the Florida Bar and sits on
numerous committees of the
Palm Beach County Bar Asso-
The cost of the Annual Meet-
ing/Business Executives
Forum is $10, which includes
hors d'oeuvres and one drink.
For reservations and more
information, contact Stacey
Garber, Director, Young Adult
Division, Jewish Federation,
Uspensky; "poor relatives"
Boris Chernobilsky, Vladimir
Mushinsky and Yuri Semen-
ovsky; and with non-refusenik
cultural leaders Mikhail
Chlenov and Lev Gorodetsky.
wearing fresh flower garlands
on their heads and carrying
baskets of Israeli home-grown
fruit, commemorate the
ancient holiday of Shavuot.
Special prayers are recited at
synagogues decorated with
flowers, fruit and greenery.
Thousands of men, women and
children flock to the Western
Wall in Jerusalem for dawn
prayers, after spending the
night studying the Torah.
The program included lec-
tures and discussion groups
focusing on the Christian Pen-
tecost celebration as it relates
to Jewish roots of Christianity
and the important role Israel
and Judaism plays in the unde-
rstanding of Christianity.
The group visited the Stein-
saltz Yeshiva and the Marina
Roshe Synagogue; observed a
Hebrew teachers' training pro-
gram; and stopped at the Mik-
hoels Cultural Center for a
discussion with its director.
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After Receiving an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree,
communal leader Bernice L. Rudnick of Palm Beach, Fl, was
congratulated here by Dr. Norman Lamm, president of Yeshiva
University. YU's 58th annual Commencement was held May 25 at
Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Rudnick, a vice
chairperson of the Board of Overseers of the University's Albert
Einstein College of Medicine, serves as honorary vice president of
the Board of Jewish Education and as a member of the Overseas
Division of United Jewish Appeal and its Women's Division
Campaign Cabinet. She is a member of the Jewish Federation
community, chairman for the New York UJA-Federation's
Women'8 Campaign in Palm Beach and vice president of the
Palm Beach Wellesley Club. Rudnick was one of six noted
personalities who received honorary doctoral degrees at the
Commencement. The others were U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieber-
man of Connecticut, who delivered the Commencement address;
Prof. Aharan Appelfeld of Israel, acclaimed author of 20 books,
including To the Land of the Cattail*, and professor of Hebrew
literature at Ben Gurion University of the Negev; YousufKarsh
of Ottawa, internationally renowned photographer; Prof. Wil-
liam Z. Low of Israel, Sadie Danciger Professor of Physics at
Hebrew University, and Rabbi Rafael G. Grossman of Memphis,
spiritual leader of Baron Hirsch Congregation, the nation's
largest synagogue.
Not since the birth ot Israel has
something so tiny made it so big.
Its Tetley s tiny little tea leaves They've been making it big in
Jewish homes lor years. Tetley knows that |ust as tiny lamb
chops and tiny peas are the most flavorful, the same thing is
true for tea leaves. So for rich, refreshing flavor, take time out
for Tetley tea Because tiny is tastier!
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"Tiny is r-.lirr"

Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, June 16. 1989
Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act,
provides a variety of services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
tional and recreational programs. All senior activities
are conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilita-
tion Act of 1973.
The JCC's Senior Center, 5029 Okeechobee Boule-
vard, West Palm Beach is an active place for all Seniors.
Hot kosher meals are served every day and programs
and activities will be scheduled throughout the year.
Kosher lunches are served
Monday through Friday at
11:15. The three locations are:
JCC in West Palm Beach -
5029 Okeechobee Boulevard;
JCC in Boynton Beach
501 N.E. 26th Avenue;
and JCC in Delray Beach
16189 Carter Road.
Meet new friends while
enjoying delicious, nutritious
food along with planned activi-
ties everyday. Volunteers are
always needed. No fee is re-
quired but contributions are
requested. Reservations re-
quired. Call Carol in West
Palm Beach at 689-6332, Julia
in Boynton Beach at 582-7360,
or Nancy in Delray Beach at
495-0806. For transportation
call Department of Senior Ser-
vices 627-5765.
Friday, June 16 Pre-
Sabbath Services with Rabbi
Shloime Ezagui, Shul Chabad
Monday, June 19 Bingo
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, June 20 Musical
Exercises with Evelyn Polish-
Wednesday, June 21 -
Melodica Virtuoso with Sophie
Thursday, June 22 Dr.
Henry Stark, Podiatry
Friday, June 23 Pre-
Sabbath Services
Monday, June 26 Bingo
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, June 27 Helen
Gold, Nutrionist
Wednesday, June 28 -
"Lunch for 2" Helen Nuss-
baum book review
Thursday, June 29
Richard Maitland of Great
Western Bank talking about
Senior Investments
Friday, June 30 Pre-
Sabbath Services
Are you homebound? Is your
neighbor homebound? Are you
unable to cook for yourself?
Have you just come home from
the hospital and have no way
to maintain your daily nutri-
tional requirements? The
Jewish Community Center's
Kosher Home Delivered Meals
Service is just for you!!!
This is a most essential on-
going or short term service for
the homebound. No fee, but
contributions requested. For
Boynton Beach, Lake Worth
or West Palm Beach call Carol
at 689-6332. In Delray Beach,
call Nancy at 495-0806.
The Jewish Community
Center is providing transpor-
tation for persons who wish to
visit loved ones in nursing
homes, hospitals or have to go
to Day Care Centers. Tickets
are required for each one-way
trip and may be obtained from
the driver. Each one-way trip
donation is $1 and persons
purchasing blocks of ten will re-
ceive two free. Reservations
are required. Call Libby at
689-7700 between 9 a.m. and
1 p.m. For Century Village
clients only, for medical and
meal site transportation, call
Division of Senior Services at
627-5765. All other clients
call 355-4740.
Adult Education Classes
The Jewish Community
Center is proud to offer classes
provided by Palm Beach Com-
munity College and Palm
Beach County School Board
Adult Education. Fees are
required for these classes
along with registration. Watch
for Summer schedule. Call
Louise at 689-6332 for infor-
Do You Feel Misunder-
stood? Do you often feel mis-
understood and find yourself
"putting up with it," "shutting
up about it," or "giving up?"
This course will zero in on how
people bury their feelings and
often say "I've done so well,
why do I feel so bad?" You will
be taught how to communicate
your feelings, learn to be bet-
ter listeners, and become com-
fortable with making your own
decisions. Pre-registrations a
must! Call Louise at 689-6332.
Instructor: Faye Schecter,
Palm Beach Community Col-
lege, date: June 21 (class in
session) Wednesdays at
10 a.m. Fee: $2.
Timely Topics: Ongoing
Mondays at the JCC. Program
starts at 2. A stimulating
group discussing an exciting
variety of topics including
current events. Please call
Speakers Club Ongoing
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at JCC.
For persons who wish to prac-
tice the art of public speaking
a great group.
AARP 55/Alive Driving
Class. Two-four hour sessions.
Graduation card will entitle
bearer to a discount from all
insurance companies. Fee: $7
payable to AARP. Send check
to Louise at JCC. Your check
is your reservation. Instruc-
tor: Bobbe Taffel. Dates: Wed-
nesday, June 14 and Thursday,
June 15, 1:30-5:30 at the JCC
Senior Center.
Twilight Dining and
Dancing returns on Thursday,
June 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the
JCC Senior Center. Enjoy
dancing to the music provided
by our JCC disc jockey Izzie
Goldberg along with a deli-
cious kosher dinner. Special
Celebration!! Reservations
required. Please call Louise
before June 19 at 689-6332.
"Hi-Neighbor," the very
special JCC Mitzvah Corps is
a group of persons reaching
out, keeping in touch with our
homebound and others in
need. Join this dedicated
group of persons who enjoy
doing Mitzvahs. Call Ellie
Newcorn at 689-6332.
Volunteers Needed:
Telephone receptionists.
Grandmas and Grandpas
wanted pre-school class-
room aides for two to four year
olds. Creativity Crafts assist-
ant for pre-school. Yiddish
Call Ellen at 689-7700.
A consortium program with
Jewish Family and Children's
Services. Persons interested in
being trained to work in a new
Alzheimer's program a few
hours a week at $4 per hour.
Call Barbara at JFCS 684-
The JCC will be providing a
variety of classes and pro-
grams at Congregation Beth
Kodesh along with the daily
hot Kosher lunch program.
Quality Health Care &
Today's Medicine Direc-
tions and choices available to
you in today's medical system.
A very informative six week
discussion group. Fee: $2.
Instructor: Gert Friedman,
Specialist in disease preven-
tion and wellness, PBCC,
Adult Education. Dates: Wed-
nesdays, June 21, 28, July 5,
12, 19 & 26. Call Julia at
582-7360 for reservations.
Are you interested in start-
ing a new career, in a part-
time job? Following are some
1. McDonald's wants Senior
Citizens. Stop in at any
McDonald's to fill out an appli-
2. Florida Power and Light
is hiring persons to do clerical
work in their correspondence
department. 20 hours a week
at $7 per hour. Schedule flexi-
ble. Call Ms. Larson 684-7641.
3. Senior Aides/Senior
Employment. A special
employment program for older
adults. A variety of positions
available. Call 355-4782.
4. Burdines is hiring older
adults. Call Rhonda at JCC-
New Car Pool.
Is your parent sitting at
home with nothing to do? We
are calling adult children who
have problems transporting
their elderly dear ones to the
JCC. Shirley at 686-3232
wants to hear from you so that
together and with much ease
your parents can enjoy a new
way of life at the JCC.
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Saturday, June 17, 9 p.m. Road Paving Party at a
member's home. Come dressed as your favorite construc-
tion worker and celebrate all the roadwork going on. Food,
beer, wine, soda and music. Cost: JCC members $2; non
members $5.
Monday, June 19, 7 p.m. Pizza and Planning at the
JCC Sr. & Social Ctr. (5029 Okeechobee Blvd.). Bring your
appetite and ideas and we'll plan events for the summer
months. Cost: $2 for pizza and soda.
Saturday, June 24, 9 p.m.-l a.m. Join with Boca JCC
for a dance at the Sheraton (one block so. of 1-95 & Glades
Rd., Boca). D.J., cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. Jackets
required for men. Cost: JCC members with card $7; non
members $9.
Thursday, June 29, 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour and
celebration of June birthdays at Chukker's Lounge in the
Palm Hotel (Australian Ave. just no. of Okeechobee).
Special drink prices, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres. birthday
cake and games. At 7:30 p.m. all are invited to join the
group's Board for dinner at the hotel's elegant White Swan
Restaurant at 20 percent discount off the bill.
Wednesday, June 21, 7 p.m. Lecture and discussion
at the JCC Sr. and Social Center, 5029 Okeechobee Blvd.
(off Haverhill in the Village Market Place). Joella Cain,
author of "How To Figure Out A Woman" will lead this
provocative evening. Reception will follow program. Cost:
JCC member with card $2, non member $3.
Sunday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. Big Bash at Club 10 at the
Airport Hilton (Southern Blvd., west of 1-95). Live D.J.,
dance music, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and more! Cost:
$5 per person. JCC members with card who bring along a
non-member get in free.
30's & 40's
Tuesday, June 20, 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour at Chuk-
ker's Lounge in the Palm Hotel (on Australian Ave., just
no. of Okeechobee). Reduced drink prices, hot and cold hors
d'oeuvres, adult games and more! At 7:30 p.m. all who wish
are invited to join this group's Board for an elegant dinner
in the White Swan Restaurant in the hotel at 20 percent off
the bill. Cost: Your own fare plus tip.
Tuesday, June 27, 7 p.m. Wine and Cheese Planning
Party at a member's home. Join us for a social evening
while planning events for the summer.
Monday, June 19, 7:30-9 p.m. Stimulating discussion
entitled "How To Figure Out A Woman How To Figure
Out A Man" at the JCC Preschool, corner Military and 45th
St. (in the Southwind Shopping Plaza). Author Joella Cain
will lead this provocative evening. Babysitting arrange-
ments must be made in advance. Cost: $3.
Saturday. June 17, 8:30 p.m. Join us at Kiwi's, the
new spot on Worth Ave. where Taboo used to be. Rick
Switzer's "Heartbeat" will perform.
Tuesday. June 20, 7:30 p.m. Planning Meeting at the
JCC Sr. and Social Ctr., 5(129 Okeechobee Blvd. (in the
Village Market Place). Your ideas and creativity are
welcome as we plan for the months ahead.
Sunday, June 25, 9:30 a.m. Bike and Brunch. Meet us
at the Hibel Museum (150 Royal Poinciana Plaza, Palm
Beach) to enjoy a scenic bike ride on the beautiful trail
along the water in Palm Beach. Bring your own bike or
rent one nearby. Afterwards, we'll go to Too-Jay's for
Wednesday, June 28, 5 p.m. Happy Hour at MacAr-
thurs Vineyard in the PGA Holiday Inn (at 1-95). Join us
for buffet, drinks, and good company. Cost: $1 for tip plus
your own fare.
. FoLm~e information call the Jewish Community Cen-
ter. 689-7700.
Mobile Dental Clinic
Continued from Page 10
tists and hygienists are cur-
rently being sought.for this
project. A minimum two-week
stay is required; one month is
ideal. Interested candidates
should contact:
Sheila Guston, Executive
Director; Alpha Omega; 347
Fifth Avenue, Suite 703; New
York, NY 10018; (212) 683-
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee is the
overseas relief arm of the
American Jewish community.
Its services are supported with
contributions to UJA-
Federation campaigns
throughout the United States.

Sunday, June 18 Fathers Day Temple Torah of West
Boynton, board, 9:30 a.m. Free Sons of Israel,
Weekend Trip.
Monday, June 19 Jewish Community Day School,
Executive Committee, 7:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 21 Na'Amat USA Golda Meir, 12:30
Thursday, June 22 Congregation Aitz Chaim Sis
terhood, board, 10 a.m. Federation, Young Adult
Business Executive Forum, 6:30 p.m. at the Royce
Friday, June 23 Free Sons of Israel, Luncheon,
12:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 25 Congregation Aitz Chaim, 9:30 a.m.
Monday, June 26 Jewish Community Center,,Summer
Camp Begins.
Tuesday, June 27 Temple Beth Zion, board, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28 Federation, Women's Division
Steering Committee at the home of Angela Lam-
pert, 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 29 Temple Torah West Boynton
Sisterhood, 7:30 p.m.
For more information call the Federation office, 8St-120.
Friday, June 16, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Sunday, June 18 & July 2, 1989
MOSAIC 11 a.m. WPTV Channel 5, with host
Barbara Gordon Green. June 18: William Safire and Irving
Mazer. July 2: Jewish Family and Children's Service.
L'CHAYIM 7:30 a.m. WPBR 1340 AM with host
Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish Listener's Digest, a
radio magazine. >
PAGE ONE 8 a.m. WPBR 1340 AM A weekly review
of news and issues pertinent to the Jewish community.
SHALOM 9 a.m. WFLX Channel 29, with host
Richard Peritz. Interviews with local and national figures
focusing on Jewish issues.
1340 AM, with host Rabbi Leon Fink. A Jewish talk show
that features weekly guests and call-in discussions.
'Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Golda Meir Chapter have
scheduled a one-day trip on
Thursday, July 13, to
"nowhere on the ship "Disco-
very." The cost is $30, which
includes two buffet meals,
entertainment and bus to the
Yovel Chapter will sponsor
the show "Hit Parade" at the
Newport Pub, Miami Beach.
One price includes transporta-
tion, lunch and show.
Ingathering Of Exiles
Continued from Page 4
new life in the West.
That means that the United
States has to play a central
role in the resettlement of
Soviet Jews. The question
many are now asking is
whether that resettlement
should be in this country or in
I discussed this recently with
perhaps our greatest contem-
porary Jewish hero Natan
Sharansky. Like all of us,
Sharansky has no simple
answers. Nevertheless, he
firmly believes that, above all,
the freedom we offer Soviet
emigres is freedom of choice.
become tomorrow's productive
citizen of the United States.
The time has come to put an
end to a policy that ruthlessly
divides families whether they
are from the Soviet Union,
Asia or Central America.
In the long run, though
provided the current level of
emigration continues tens
or hundreds of thousands of
Soviet Jews will need to be
resettled in the West, and the
obvious destination for many is
To that end, my colleagues
and I are in the process of
securing a $25 million appro-
priation from Congress that
As we welcome the new Soviet attitude, we
have to recognize the fragility of
Gorbachev's reforms and the possibility
that our current euphoria will be short-
That means, however much
one disagrees with their cho-
sen domicile on release from
the USSR, we have to accept
it. This is the difference
between the democracy and
So, for American Jews and
the American government,
this is a humanitarian issue
because right now, after
decades of racial persecution,
almost 10,000 Soviet Jewish
emigres now languish in Euro-
pean refugee camps.
Our own Immigration and
Naturalization Service is cur-
rently turning away almost 40
percent of those seeking
admittance as refugees to this
Most capriciously, since the
beginning of this year, poten-
tial refugees are being
required by the INS to prove
the given circumstances under
which many leave the USSR
arriving in Vienna with barely
the clothes on their backs.
In human terms, families are
being torn apart, forced to
make agonizing decisions
when parents but not children,
sisters but not brothers are
granted permission to enter
the United States.
That is why I have intro-
duced the Emergency Refugee
Assistance Act of 1989 in the
House of Representatives. My
bill would make funds availa-
ble to help resettle this year's
expected 35,000 immigrants,
in a way that would ensure
that yesterday's refugee will
Continued from Page 4
bears on our history..."
The representative of the
Arab Liberation Front,
opposed the use of the slogan
even as a tactical propaganda
device. A representative of the
DFLP offered his own clarifi-
cation: "When we speak of
democracy it must be clear
that we do not mean liberal
democracy in the manner of
one man, one vote.' We mean a
people's democratic regime,
which will put an end to the
social basis upon which Zion-
ism rests, and will conse-
quently settle the class con-
flicts, and then those among
the denominations and peo-
The Communist Element
The DFLP position is a
reminder of the often ignored
fact that the two largest PLO
factions after Fatah are
avowed communists. Accord-
ing to the Defense Depart-
ment's Terrorist Group Pro-
files, the DFLP "is Marxist-
Leninist and pro-Soviet and
believes that the Palestinian
national goal cannot be
achieved without a revolution
of the working class; elite
members of the movement
should not be separated from
the masses, and the lower
classes first should be edu-
cated in true socialism to carry
on the battle." The larger
PFLP that spawned the DFLP
also plans to establish a Marx-
ist-Leninist government in
Perhaps the best evidence
that chances for democracy in
a PLO-dominated state are
slim is the treatment of dissen-
ters within the community.
More than 40 Palestinians who
failed to toe the PLO line in
the territories have been bru-
tally murdered during the
uprising. Moreover, the rival
factions regularly engage in
internecine warfare.
People who believe the
Palestinians should have some
form of self-rule in the terri-
tories should not be misled.
Arab societies are not charac-
terized by democracy. The pro-
spect that Palestinians would
adopt such an alien form of
political expression is, there-
fore remote.
Reprinted with permission from
Near east Report.
will be sent to Israel to help in
the absorption of Soviet Jews.
Together with funds being
raised by the American Jewish
community, we will strengh-
then and expand Israel's immi-
gration infrastructure to
secure its historic role as the
"ingatherer of the exiles."
The Israeli government is
already active among Soviet
Additionally, many Soviet
Jews are taking advantage of
the new political climate to
visit Israel as tourists. On their
return to the USSR, their
direct experience goes a long
way toward countering the
As we welcome the new
Soviet attitude, we have to
recognize the fragility of Gor-
bachev's reforms and the pos-
sibility that our current eupho-
ria will be short-lived.
Jews still remaining in the
Soviet Union are becoming
increasingly concerned at the
rise of extreme anti-Semitic
The racist organization
"Pamyat," for example, has
taken advantage of the new
climate to launch vitriolic anti-
Jewish and anti-Zionist cam-
paigns raising the specter for
many of the new pogroms.
We cannot forget what hap-
pened the last time this coun-
try was divided over the admit-
tance of Jewish refugees. My
greatest concern is that we not
let our internal differences this
time around prevent us from
accomplishing our goal of free-
ing every Soviet Jew who
wants to leave the USSR.
After years of repression, we
must not be party to their
suffering any further hard-
For those Jews who choose
to come here, that means the
opportunity to become fully
contributing citizens of our
society. If Israel is the destina-
tion of choice, we will do what
we can to help Soviet Jews
re-establish their lives there.
That is the thrust
congressional work
of my
In human terms, families are being torn
apart, forced to make agonizing decisions
when parents but not children, sisters but
not brothers are granted permission to
enter the United States.
Jews waiting in Europe. Spe-
cial emissaries there are edu-
cating refugees about life in
Israel and actively facilitating
aliyah for many Soviet fami-
lies who had never previously
considered the possibility.
This is something to be
encouraged, and we will do all
we can to help the Israeli
government and the Jewish
Agency for Israel develop and
expand their activities.
regard, and that is why I
believe we have to act now to
ensure a successful resolution
of these issues.
Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-CaUf.) is
a four-term member of the US. House
of Representatives. His committee
assignment include Budget, Foreign
Affairs and the Judiciary subcommit-
tee on immigration.
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Religious Directory
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
David Shapiro. Cantor Abraham Koster. Dailv. 8:30 a.m. Sabbath
services. Friday 8:15 p.m.. Saturday 9 a.m.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday night 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Boulevard,
West Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser.
Daily services 8 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 9
a.m. For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
Road, Lake Worth. Phone 967-3600. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin.
Cantor Abraham Mehler. Services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday and
holidays, 8:45 a.m. Daily minyan 8:15 a.m., Sundays through
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi Randall J. Konigsburg. Cantor
Earl J. Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Cantor Norman
Brody. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m., Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 No. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services Monday and Thursday, 8:15 a.m.
Friday evening, 8:15 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 NW Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Phone 996-3886. Services: Second Wednesday of every
month, 7:30 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Drive, Royal Palm Beach
FL 33411. Phone 798-8888. Sabbath services Friday 8pm'
Saturday 9 a.m. Rabbi Stefan J. Weinberg.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave.. West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m.
Rabbi Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew E. Beck.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Leonid Feldman. Cantor David
Feuer. Sabbath services, Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.
TEMPLE TORAH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing address: 9851D Mili-
tary Trail, Box 360091, Boynton Beach 33436. Phone 736-7687.
Cantor Alex Chapin. Rabbi Theodore Feldman, part-time. Sab-
bath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
BETH ABRAHAM: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road. Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart 33495. Phone
287-8833. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.
CHABAD HOUSE LUBAVITCH: 4623 Forest Hill Blvd.
West Palm Beach, 108-3, 33415. Phone 641-6167. Rabbi Shlomo
Ezagui. Sabbath Services, Saturday, 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 N. Haverhill Road, West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Rabbi Oscar
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Phone
335-7620. Friday night services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 7:45 p.m.
Student Rabbi Peter Schaktman.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce FL
34982. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Vero Beach 32960. Mailing
address: P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Jay
R. Davis. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Phone 793-2700. Friday services 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10 a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 Chillingwortn' Drive. West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Rita Shore. Phone
The Sisterhood held its
annual installation on May 10,
at which time the following
Executive Board was
installed: Iris Krause Presi-
dent; Leah Goodkin VP
Fund-Raising; Elaine Gold-
Klang VP Membership;
Selma Trachtenberg, VP Pro-
gramming; Esther Kukoff -
VP Hospitality; Doris Storch -
Treasurer; Marion Brenner -
Financial Treasurer; Shirley
Cohen Recording Secretary;
Emilie Strier Corresponding
Secretary and Ruth Weiss -
Chaplin / Administrator.
On May 20 the congregation
elected the following members
as Board of Directors for 1989-
President, Ellis S. Tarsches
(Brud); Executive Vice Presi-
dent, Len Green; Director of
Ritual, Sandy Landsman; Dir-
ector of Education,
Sophia Maisler; Director of
Finance, Harvey Toback; Dir-
ector of Social, Martin Grusby;
Director of Membership, Enid
Kaufman; Director of
Administration, Jeanne
Tarsches; Treasurer, Dr.
Bruce Rodan; Past President,
Michael Deakter and School
Board Director, Judy Cascio.
A traditional guitar service,
arranged and selected by Can-
tor Howard Dardashti will be
given in honor of the wedding
anniversary of Rabbi and Mrs.
Eisenberg on Friday evening,
June 23 at 8:15 p.m.
A special service honoring
the president of Temple, Har-
old L. Dembrow and his wife,
Isabelle, on their golden anni-
versary, will take place Friday
evening, June 16, at 8:15 p.m.
Services will be conducted by
Rabbi Steven R. Westman and
Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum.
Temple is offering free mem-
berships to families, or to sin-
gles 30 years old and under.
Free membership includes
High Holy Day tickets and
Rabbinical services including
life cycle events. Nominal tui-
tion for the Temple's Mommy
and Me program, Preschool,
and religious school is extra, if
The Temple's Board of Trus-
tees understands that the vast
majority of young adults 30
and under are not affiliated
with area synagogues. Under
the free membership policy,
Temple hopes to introduce
members oi the Jewish com-
munity to the spirituality of
synagogue membership.
Regular Services with child
care are held every Friday
evening at 8:00 p.m. through
the summer months. Rabbi
Joel Levine and Cantor Rita
Shore will be utilizing the
theme "Turn Friday Night
into Shabbat". Temple will be
sponsoring onegs and special
activities for young adults.
In order to join, contact the
Temple office and fill out a
membership application, or
come to a Friday night Ser-
Beginning this Fall Temple
will add a new preschool to its
Early Childhood Center. The
preschool will offer two day a
week and three day a week
programs during the mornings
to area children. Children will
enjoy the Temple's new play-
ground and early childhood
center equipment.
The Early Childhood Center
includes "Mommy and Me"
and the "Holiday Caravan"
Series. In addition, preschool
children meet periodically on
Shabbat mornings with Rabbi
Levine for Tot Shabbat.
This summer, Mommy and
Me will run a special program
for children and their moms
and dads too.
For more information, con-
tact the Temple office.
Graduation of Temple's pre-
school will occur on Friday
morning, June 16. A produc-
tion of the Wizard of Oz will be
presented by the 2 1/2, 3 and 4
year old classes. Guests are
Beth David Elects
New Officers
Shown above is Mr. Marshall Baltreck, president of the Southeast
Region, United Synagogue of America, presenting plaques to the
outgoing presidents of Temple Beth David, Linda Manko and
Marcy Marcus, in honor of their fine leadership.
Susan Warsett was elected
Temple president at a congre-
gational meeting held on Tues-
day, May 30. Also elected were
Arlyne Warshall, executive
vice president; San ford Pearl,
administrative vice-president;
Elaine Sherman, secretary;
Morris Gottlieb, treasurer;
Joseph Schiff, assistant trea-
surer; and Marybeth Weiss-
berger, financial secretary.
Synopsis Of The
Weekly Torah Portion
... "Ye shall bless the children of Israel, ye shall
say unto them: The Lord bless thee, and keep thee"
(Num. 6:23U).
NASO The number of Levites between 30 and
50 years of age eligible to worship and minister in
the tent of meeting was 8,580. All those persons
considered unclean either because they were
lepers, or had a discharge, or had touched a corpse
- were expelled from the camp. Thereafter, follow
the regulations affecting adultery and the Nazir-
ites; and the account of the various offerings made
by the princes of the tribes after the tabernacle
was finally constructed.
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law Is extracted and
based upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
P. WollmanTsamir, published by Shengold. The volume is available
at 45 West 45 Street, New York, NY 10036 (212) 2464911.)

Rabbi Hertzman Joins
Temple Beth Am
Friday, June 16, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Theresientadt Kalendar
Temple Beth Am of Jupiter,
759 Parkway Street is proud
to welcome the rabbinical lead-
ership of Rabbi Rachel Hertz-
man to our congregation.
Rabbi Hertzman will be with
us for the High Holidays and
eighteen weekly visits and to
assist our religious school.
Rabbi Hertzman received her
MHL from Hebrew Union Col-
lege in 1985 and moved to
Miami with her husband, Rex,
who has recently been
appointed Senior Rabbi of
Temple Israel in Miami.
Rabbi Rachel Hertzman will
be conducting services on Fri-
day, June 30, at 7:45 p.m. We
invite you to join us as we
welcome Shabbat. Oneg Shab-
bat to follow.
Jonathan Davidoff
Jonathan Davidoff
Jonathan Davidoff, son of
Dr. Thomas and Sheryl Davi-
doff was confirmed on Satur-
day, June 10 at Temple
Emanu-El. This was the first
confirmation in the history of
Jonathan is an honor student
at Santaluces High School and
is an alumni of the Jewish
Community Day School. He is
student council vice president
of the Midrasha High School,
where he recently received an
award in leadership.
Jonathan participated in the
"March of the Living" mission
in 1988, traveling through
Hungary, Poland and Israel.
Upon his return he has lec-
tured extensively on the Holo-
caust. He is returning to Israel
this summer on a Lehava IV
"Theresienstadt Kalendar," an 11" x 15" painting clandestinely done in Theresienstadt
concentration camp by inmate Hilda Zadikow was discovered recently in a book in the Albert
Einstein Archives at the Jewish National and University Library of the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem. The work, which depicts the activities of camp inmates, was sent in gratitude to Prof.
Einstein by the artist after her release at the end of the war. The Czechoslovakian born Zadikow
subsequently came to the U.S. where she died in 1974. Her husband, a renowned sculptor, died in
On the Cremation Conflict,
... And the Scattering of Ashes
ican Reform Judaism recog-
nizes that cremation of the
dead and scattering of their
ashes might deprive bereaved
families of a source of comfort
to help them overcome their
grief, but a Reform rabbi does
not violate Reform practice by
officiating at the funeral of a
cremated Jew.
This is the responsum (hala-
chic ruling) to a question sub-
mitted to the chairman of the
Responsa Committee of the
Central Conference of Ameri-
can rabbis, the Reform rab-
binic association.
The question submitted to
the Responsa Committee was:
Should a Reform rabbi partici-
pate in a funeral service know-
ing that the cremated remains
"are not to be buried but scat-
The responsum, by Rabbi
Walter Jacob, appeared in the
Spring 1989 issue of Reform
Judaism, the scholarly publi-
cation of the Union of Ameri-
can Hebrew Congregations.
Jacob held that "we Reform
Jews have had no hesitation
about burying the ashes of
those who have been cre-
mated." He added that for
both Conservative and Reform
rites, burial of the ashes has
been assumed.
He noted that "the large
number of recent Reform
responsa that have dealt with
burial, Kaddish, funerals,
tombstones and yahrzeits indi-
cates the religious and psycho-
logical value of these rituals
and customs."
Burial has made possible
appropriate honors to be
extended to the dead through
various rituals connected with
the funeral and, in subsequent
years, through visits to the
He agreed that "scattering
the ashes removes one source
of comfort that may help the
surviving family overcome
their grief and resume a nor-
mal way of life."
Accordingly, he declared,
the Reform movement should
"discourage the scattering of
ashes" of cremated Jews and
"encourage their burial in an
Young Israel Convention:
Orthodox in
Non-Orthodox World
Over 600 Young Israel lead-
ers from the U.S., Canada and
Israel are expected to attend
the National Council of Young
Israel's annual convention
June 16-18 at Homowack
Hotel in Spring Glen, NY.
Among the sessions planned
is a symposium on "The Ortho-
dox in a Non-Orthodox
World," which will explore the
demographic threat facing
American Jewry as a whole,
marriage and divorce, the
affect of two-income and one-
parent families, and unity
within Orthodoxy.
Other topics to be discussed
at the convention will include
Diaspora Jewry and Israel,
Unity in Diversity, Who is a
Jew, and Israel: What is Amer-
ican Jewry's Role?
appropriate fashion in the
He added that since, after
the Holocaust, "cremation
poses new and different
awareness" for Jews, "we
have also discouraged the
practice" of cremation.
"There is, however, nothing
within Reform Judaism prac-
tice or custom to prohibit a
rabbi from officiating at a fun-
eral service of one who is to be
cremated even when the ashes
will not be buried." he con-
BAKER, Ruth, 72, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach. Ser-
vices in Pittsburgh.
BERNSTEIN, Henry, 76, of Royal
Palm Beach. Riverside Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
BROWNSTEIN, Murray J., 80, of
Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
HOLUBAR, Stanley, 84, of Century
Village, West Palm Beach. River-
side Guardian Chapel, West Palm
KAPLAN, Delores K., 71, of Royal
Palm Beach. Levitt-Weinstein
Memorial Chapel, West Palm
MAGRAM, Sarah, 93, of Greenacres
City. Menorah Gardens and Fun-
eral Chapels, West Palm Beach.
Services in Paramus, N.J.
NEWTON, Mildred F., 74, of Lake
Worth. Riverside Guardian Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
RUBALSKY, Sidney, 86, of Century
Village, West Palm Beach. River-
side Guardian Chapel, West Palm
Beach. Services in Elmont, N.Y.
SOKOL, Philip, 81, of Lake Worth.
Riverside Guardian Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
STAHL, Louise, 62, of West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens & Fun-
eral Chapel, West Palm Beach.
STERNBERG. Johanna D.. 74, of
West Palm Beach. Menorah Gar-
dens and Funeral Chapels, West
Palm Beach.
WEINBERGER, Gertrude, 70, of
Palm Beach Gardens. Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels,
West Palm Beach.
Claude Pepper
(D-FL) (1900-1989)
He brought a unique blend of passion and eloquence to
every cause he embraced, and for that, he was loved by
millions. Rep. Pepper's tireless advocacy on behalf of the
elderly was well known. Less well known were the
countless other causes to which he devoted his time,
prominent among those was his abiding love for Israel.
For Claude Pepper, Israel was more than a foreign policy
abstraction. He witnessed Israel's rebirth as a nation and
all the joys and crises of her forty-one year existence. He
was in the forefront of numerous congressional initiatives
in support of enhanced U.S.-Israel relations. He also played
a critical, behind-the-scenes role as chairman of the House
Rules Committee and as chairman of the U.S. Delegation
to the Interparliamentary Union in advancing the pro-
Israel cause. And he did so with the energy that character-
ized his life and his work.
With Claude Pepper's death America's pro-Israel com-
munity loses and advocate, a leader and very special friend.
When a loss occurs
away from home.
Here and in New York,
to assure swift and
understanding service.
Dade County
Broward County
Represented hy Riverside Memorial Chapel. Inc.
New York: (718)263-7600 Queens Blvd. & 76th Rd.. Forest Hills. N.Y.
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