The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County


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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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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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Volume 15 Number 21
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U.S. Rejects
Waldheim Request
NEW YORK (JTA) The U.S. State Department has
rejected a request from the Austrian Foreign Ministry to remove
President Kurt Waldheim's name from the "watch list" of
persons barred from entering the United States, a State
Department official said last week.
The Austrian ambassador to Washington, Friedrich Hoess,
was instructed to request Waldheim's removal from the watch
list, which bars those suspected of persecuting people on racial
or religious grounds from entering the United States.
The diplomatic note was sent to the State Department in early
June. The State Department official said there had been "no
change" in the U.S. position.
An Austrian Embassy spokesperson originally would not
comment on the report of the request, which originated in
Vienna. Later, the embassy confirmed it had sent a note to the
State Department affirming its belief that Waldheim's name on
the watch list contravenes international law.
Waldheim was placed on the watch list in April 1987, following
a year of disclosures about his activities during World War II,
which he had concealed during the decade he served as
secretary-general of the United Nations, from 1972 to 1982.
During the war, Waldheim was a lieutenant and intelligence
officer in the Wehrmacht, or regular German army, serving in
the Balkans, where reprisal killings and deportations were
carried out against Jews and partisans.
A file found in 1986 in the United Nations War Crimes
Archives lists Waldheim as wanted for murder and says he
should stand trial for murder and putting hostages to death.
The order to bar Waldheim was placed jointly by the State and
Justice departments.
Neal Sher, director of the Justice Department's Office of
Special Investigations, said, "The passage of time does not have
any effect on the legitimacy and importance of this decision."
SAUDI VISITOR. Austrian President Kurt Waldheim receives Saudi Arabian Minister of
Defense Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz al Saud during the prince's recent three-day official
visit to Austria. (APIWide World Photo)
Where Does Your Contribution Go?
1. What does the Jewish Fed-
eration do with the funds that
are raised in the annual cam-
2. Who decides where the
funds should go?
S. What are the criteria for
Few people seriously investi-
gate the answers to the above
questions, although some con-
tributors raise them annually
Project Renewal
Hod Hasharon
still growing
announces relief
for elderly..............Pg s
Why Is Jewish
Education Important
To Me?....................Pt*
JCDS1989 Annual
Visit Israel
Now Reunion.......Pip n
as they give their gift to the
Jewish Federation.
There is a thoughtful pro-
cess, however, by which the
dollars raised during the Fed-
sration/UJA Campaign are
distributed back into the Jew-
ish community to meet a broad
range of vital needs.
The route our UJA/Federa-
tion funds follow from the con-
tributors' hands to their final
iestination, whether it's
nationally or within Palm
Beach County, passes through
the hands of an important
committee of the Jewish Fed-
eration: the Planning & Alloca-
tions Committee.
Each year like clockwork,
the CPAC sets out to do the
impossible. With four consti-
tuent agencies and over 40
local, regional and national
beneficiary agencies and pro-
grams that receive funding,
the CPAC must devote itself
to making decisions based on
the best interest of the entire
Unlike balancing a business
budget, dollars and cents are
not the only criteria used to
determine now much money
should be allocated to a certain
"When you examine a busi-
ness budget it's all very black
and white it's just dollars
and cents," explained Barbara
Green, CPAC chair and a CEO
of her own business. "With the
Planning & Allocations Com-
mittee, there are hundreds of
help formulate programs and
services to meet those needs.
The CPAC is a 34-member
team, comprised of people who
have been involved in all
must have a thorough under-
standing of all the agencies
and how the funds the commit-
Continued on Page 5
The Planing & Allocations leadership includes, Barbara Green,
Chair, Jay Epstein, Director of Planning and Budgeting, Martin
Katz and Paul Shapiro, Vice-Chairs (not pictured is Alvin
Wilenskey, Vice-Chair).
threads running through our
process; they represent each
person who will Denefit from
these programs."
The purpose and responsibil-
ity of the Committee, together
with its subcommittees, is to
identify the needs (both imme-
diate and long range) of the
Jewish community, and to
work closely with the Federa-
tion's beneficiary agencies to
aspects of the community.
Many have played a significant
role in the raising of Federa-
tion dollars, have an under-
standing of the Jewish com-
munity and the role of its
agencies and represent diverse
segments of the community
with respect to congregation
affiliation, age, gender and
contribution level.
"Members of the committee

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, June 30, 1989
Project Renewal Update:
Hod Hasharon Still Growing Strong
The recent elections in Israel
resulted in the Likud Party
winning in many new areas
one being, Hod Hasharon. The
new Mayor, Ezra Ben Ami has
expressed the desire to con-
tinue the relationship with
Palm Beach established in the
ftrevious administrations. He
ooks forward to strengthen-
ing the ties between the two
communities and to welcoming
his partners to Hod Hasharon.
Since the elections, several
residents in Giora and Gil
Amal have assumed on respon-
sibilities for the new adminis-
tration: Natan Salam, an
active Giora committee mem-
ber, is responsible for the posi-
tion of the re-development of
the park area in the center of
Giora. When asked about his
new job, he replied that the
park area serves as a social
meeting place and a play-
ground and needed to be
cleaned up to be made more
attractive for the neighbor-
hood residents. Upon comple-
tion, Salam plans to hold a
neighborhood happening and
Another active committee
member in Giora, Shaul Meir,
assumed the role of Coordin-
ator of Activities in the Baritz
Adult Center. Now, three eve-
nings a week there are organ-
ized activities ranging from
bingo to educational pro-
grams. In addition, the build-
ing is used for celebrations
such as Brit and Bar Mitzvah.
The Michael Burrows Early
Childhood Enrichment Center
has added another program
for Giora children. Beginning
in May, the Social and Welfare
Lunchtime at Burrows Enrichment Center.
(Left to right) Mike Augustus and Elizabeth Homans are joined
by Baltimore and Montreal Otzma participants for a day at the
Beersheva Bedouin Shuk.
Department and WIZO offer a
five-day a week, 12:30 p.m. to
4 p.m., activity for 15 children,
ages three to six. Coming from
very problematic families,
these children are given an
additional positive experience
during each afternoon after
kindergarten. At the Center
they receive lunch, have a rest
and enjoy planned enrichment
programs in art and music. In
addition, this gives the staff
time to observe the children
for any development problems
and to alert the team, includ-
ing the psychologist, occupa-
tional and speech therapists,
to initiate early intervention.
Filled to capacity, 90 chil-
dren, the Jeanne & Levy Day
Care Center already has a
waiting list for the coming
year. The facility serves as the
site for practical experience in
the field of Day Care Workers
After many long months of
waiting, the seniors in Gil
Amal have moved into the new
spacious, beautiful Gene and
Corky Ribakoff Senior and
Rehabilitation Center in the
Beit Haam.
Mike Augustus, Palm Beach
Otzma participant, recently
bid farewell to the residents
and the students of the Shilo
School. Mike's presence and
participation in the neighbor-
hood activities brought Palm
Beach closer to Hod Hasharon.
The true meaning of our part-
nership is the connection
People to People.
A special letter of thanks to
the Jewish community in Palm
Beach County from the resi-
dents in Gil Amal and Giora:
Natan Salam (at right) discusses Giora Park Project with Hadas-
sah Salamon and Rami Evanton.
Dear Friends,
We are very happy to be able
to thank you for your help to
the children and young people
in our town. Those same people
need your help and your warm
Jewish feelings.
We are pleased to tell you
that your help has given these
young people a new opportu-
nity and direction for their
future and the arrow has hit
the target in just the right
We wish to each of you all
success, health and happiness.
Your friends and partners
in Gil Amal & Giora
Commerce Secretary
Pledges Boycott
Law Enforcement
Morse Hosts Application Open House
Secretary of Commerce
Robert A. Mosbacher has
promised "rigorous enforce-
ment of the antiboycott legisla-
tion using appropriate sanc-
tions." This first statement of
policy regarding the Federal
anti-boycott law was contained
in a letter sent by the Secret-
ary to Joseph A. Kamelick,
editor and publisher of the
Boycott Law Bulletin, a com-
mercial newsletter based in
Kamalick had asked Secret-
ary Mosbacher the following
four questions: "Will the Com-
merce Department seek crimi-
nal indictments for antiboycott
rules violations? Will the
Department seen to impose
actual export denial orders for
antiboycott rules violations?
Will the Department's Office
of Antiboycott Compliance
(OAC) be expanded or dimin-
ished? Will the Secretary allo-
cate more funding to the OAC
for enforcement activity?"
Mosbacher failed to answer
the first two questions but
replied as follows to the last
two: "I intend to continue this
commitment to the rigorous
enforcement of the antiboycott
regulations using appropriate
sanctions as provided by law
while working to educate and
counsel the business commun-
ity regarding its obligations
under the law."
The secretary added that
during the Reagan Adminis-
tration, the Office of Antiboy-
cott Compliance had shifted
the focus of its enforcement
efforts from routine infrac-
tions "to more serious viola-
tions, such as boycott-based
religious discrimination
against U.S. citizens and refu-
sals to do business with black-
listed companies." This shift
resulted in a record number of
settlements and "unprece-
dented levels of civil penal-
ties." The secretary indicated
that he too would continue this
type of enforcement.
The most pressing question
about OAC enforcement is the
dwindling size of the OAC
staff, which by late 1988 had
sunk to 19 professionals, 40
percent below its current
authorized strength of 34.
In response to the many
families who are requesting
admission for relatives to the
newly expanded Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center, there
will be a four-day application
"open house."
On Monday, July 17, and
Tuesday, July 18, applications
will be taken between 9 a.m.
and 4 p.m. On Wednesday,
July 19, and Thursday, July
20, applications will be
accepted between 11 a.m. and
7 p.m.
Scott Boord, Morse Assist-
ant Executive Director in
charge of admissions, says
that families taking advantage
of the four-day open house will
be invited to tour the facility in
addition to consulting with the
admissions staff.
"We feel that the open house
will expedite the admissions
process for everyone's bene-
fit," Boord said.
The 120-bed long-term care
nursing home, will open
another 160 beds in a new-
four-story pavilion in Septem-
ber. The additional beds makes
Morse ihe largest nursing
home in Palm Beach County.
"The need for these beds...
and more, has been demon-
strated many times over,"
Boord said. "Six months after
we opened our doors in 1983,
we had a waiting list of 200
applicants. Since then, our
waiting list has, at times, car-
ried over 250 names."
Applicants attending the
open house are asked to report
to the Center's conference
room where they will be
received on a first-come basis.
No appointments are neces-
Garazi and Young Addressed Sephardi Confab
A number of Sephardi Jews
from Florida recently traveled
to Seattle for the American
Sephardi Federation's annual
Irving Young, president of
the ASF South Florida branch,
and Solomon Garazi, president
of the Latin-American
Sephardi Federation,
addressed the more than 600
delegates. South Florida has
the fifth largest Sephardic
population in the U.S.
Garazi chaired a plenary ses-
sion on "Celebrating our Heri-
tage, Guaranteeing our
Future." while Young, who
asked "What Legacy are we
Sephardim Preparing for the
Future," noted that Sephar-
dim from Turkey, Greece, the
Middle East and North Africa
must transcend their varied
backgrounds and be one fam-
OAC has begun to advertise
outside the routine recruit-
ment bulletins for staff and
has attracted a large number
of replies.
OAC's enforcement efforts
will be aided by the recent
presidential appointment of
three key Commerce officials
who will have some responsi-
bility for boycott law enforce-
ment. They are Dennis E.
Kloshe, new under secretary
for Export Administration;
Mrs. Quincy M. Krosby, to be
assistant secretary of Com-
merce (Export Enforcement);
and Kenneth Cutshaw, to be
deputy assistant secretary for
Export Enforcement. Export
Enforcement covers all the
statutory restraints on exports
of technology to Soviet Russia,
as well as the anti-boycott law.
Boycott feport

JF&CS Announces
Summer And Winter
Relief For Elderly
Friday, June 30, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
JCDS Holds 16th Annual Meeting
Summer relief will come to
elderly residents who can qual-
ify for a total of $3,000 in cash
payments for the cost of air
conditioning their homes.
Interested parties should con-
tact Jewish Family & Chil-
dren's Service, which has
received a grant through the
Federal Emergency Home
Energy Assistance Program.
"This program has been a
real benefit," commented a
recent recipient, who now has
more money that she can apply
to her drug prescription bills
and other necessities.
The program is designed to
help pay both heating and air
conditioning costs for people
over 60, who have health prob-
lems, and/or face a shut-off of
their utilities. Twice a year,
clients can apply for the subsi-
dies, once during the heating
season, from December to
April 30th, and once during
the cooling season from May
1st to September 30th.
During each heating or cool-
ing season, clients are eligible
for costs incurred in heating or
cooling their homes. Typical
covered costs would include air
conditioning and heater
repairs, the purchase of fans
costing under $50 or the cost
of additional electricity to heat
or cool a home.
Each heating or cooling sea-
son a client or couple is eligible
for up to $200 in covered
expenses. In order to be eligi-
ble a family must have at least
one member 60 or older. The
person over 60 cannot have a
monthly income over $529,909
or a couple cannot have more
than $709 a month income.
If you are interested in
details about this program,
please contact Susan Wolf-
Schwartz at 684-1991.
Auschwitz Convent:
No Transfer Until 1990
Carmelite convent at Aus-
chwitz will be relocated, but
not by next month, as a French
Jewish leader appeared to sug-
gest this week.
The leader, Theo Klein, said
that he had received a letter
from the archbishop of Lyon
indicating that the convent
would be relocated to a site
some 550 feet away from the
perimeter of the former death
Klein appeared to suggest
the transfer would take place
before June 22, a date Car-
dinal Albert Decourtray of
Lyon had proposed as a dead-
line for resolving the matter,
which has created a major rift
in Catholic-Jewish relations.
But a copy of the letter,
obtained by the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency, makes no
mention of the July date and,
in fact, suggests that work on
the new convent will not begin
before next year.
Decourtray, who has been
the chief Catholic negotiator
on the Auschwitz convent
issue, wrote to Klein outlining
agreed-upon plans that will
lead to the eventual removal of
the convent, as conveyed to
him by Cardinal Franciszek
Macharski, the archbishop of
Krakow, who has jurisdiction
over the convent.
Construction of a new
prayer and information center
on the new site can most likely
be started by early 1990, the
June 5 letter says.
Decourtray's letter
announces that the site, "situ-
ated about 500 meters from
the Auschwitz concentration
camp, has finally been
It was chosen from three
alternative sites. "The new
convent will be built in the part
of the plot furthest from the
camp. There will therefore be
no ambiguity about its place-
ment," writes Decourtray.
JDC Reopens Hungarian Office
American Jewish Joint Distri-
bution Committee announced
here that it has reopened a
permanent office in Hungary.
The office began operating
when the JDC received per-
mission from Prime Minister
Bruno Straub, who is presi-
dent of the Council of Minis-
The office will allow the
agency, the overseas relief
arm of the American Jewish
community, to manage first-
hand the variety of programs
it has been operating in Hun-
gary since 1980.
Prior to World War II, the
JDC maintained an office here,
but it was forced to close in
In New York, JDC President
Sylvia Hassenfeld released a
statement expressing the
organization's pride in the
growth and development of its
programs in Hungary.
"When JDC returned to
Hungary in 1980, we concen-
trated on providing much-
needed assistance to Holo-
caust survivors. Working in
tandem with the community,
we were quickly able to branch
out into formal and informal
educational activities for Jew-
ish youth," she said.
"Re-establishing our perma-
nent office in Budapest will
enhance our ability to meet the
needs of the increasingly
vibrant Jewish community,
Hassenfeld added.
JDC projects in Hungary
include the Anne Frank Gym-
nasium, a Jewish high school
that has grown from 22 to 129
students, and a network of
Talmud Torahs providing
after-school Jewish education
for students attending secular
With the completion of its
16th year of operation, the
Jewish Community Day School
held its Annual Meeting ear-
lier this month. Joan Tochner,
outgoing president, thanked
the Executive Committee and
Board for an outstanding year.
Marvin Rosen, Chairperson
for the evening, accepted
donations from the Passover
Yiskor Appeals of Temple
Beth Sholom in Lake Worth
and Congregation Anshei Sho-
lom in Century Village in
amounts totalling approxi-
mately $8,000. Making these
presentations on behalf of
their synagogues were Rabbi
Emanuel Eisenberg of Temple
Beth Sholom and Al
Radonsky, President of Con-
gregation Anshei Sholom.
Students from grades 4 and
5, under the direction of music
teacher, Cantor Karen Blum,
entertained the guests with a
musical presentation of
Hebrew and English songs.
Installing the new Board of
Directors was Alec Engel-
stein, president of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County. Barry Krischer was
elected president for the
1989/90 school year.
Dr. Nissim Elbaz announced
in his Director's Report that
the school has grown from 236
students this year to 280 next
year, an increase of almost
20%. Staff members Patricia
Walker and Brenda Howell
were recognized for reaching
their five-year anniversary
with the school.
The Ner Tamid Award for
Outstanding Service to the
JCDS was presented to Robert
Abrams, this year's Vice Presi-
dent of Planning and Adminis-
tration. Abrams also served as
Chairman of Long Range
Planning and was instrumen-
tal in planning and organizing
the proposed campus expan-
sion to begin this summer.
Marvin Rosen, Joan Tochner Al Radonsky, Marvin Rosen
Barry Krischer, Alec
Dr. Nissim Elbaz, Executive
Robert Abrams, Joan Tochner
CCAR Convention Backgrounder
The Central Conference of American Rabbis, the organization of reform rabbis in the U.S.
and abroad, is celebrating its 100 anniversary at its Centennial Convention being held in
Cincinnati, Ohio. More than 600 men and women rabbis are participating in the convention
of the world's largest professional organization of rabbis.
From its founder Isaac
Mayer Wise to Stephen Wise;
from Abba Hillel Silver to the
1,500 men and women who
now comprise the Reform rab-
binate, the Central Conference
of American Rabbis (CCAR),
together with the Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
tions (UAHC) and Hebrew
Union College Jewish Insti-
tute of Religion (HUC-JIR), is
one of the pillars upon which
Reform Judaism rests. The
oldest continually existing rab-
binical organization in the
world today, the Conference
now provides rabbinical lead-
ership for more than 1.5 mil-
lion American Reform Jews in
more than 800 UAHC congre-
The CCAR also provides
Jewish chaplains for the U.S.
Armed Forces, and for hospi-
tals and prisons. CCAR mem-
bers serve also on college cam-
puses in Hillel organizations
and in academic positions.
CCAR rabbis serve the Jewish
community through social,
human relations and educa-
tional institutions.
The Reform rabbinate
through the CCAR has been a
driving force in critical move-
ments throughout American
and Jewish history over the
past 100 years: the establish-
ment of effective child labor
laws; the creation of the State
of Israel; anti-McCarthyism;
the Civil Rights Movement of
the 1960's; opposition to the
Vietnam war and anti-
apartheid activities.
The CCAR has fought to
free Soviet Jewry and has
been vocal for women's rights,
reproductive rights, an Equal
Rights Amendment and envir-
onmental concerns.
Today, CCAR committees
continue to address such issues
as church-state controversies,
bio-medical ethics and matters
of interfaith relations.
From back in 1922 when the
CCAR went on record sup-
porting ordination of female
rabbis to its most recent publi-
cation, the first book for Holo-
caust commemorations in both
Jewish and Christian commu-
nities, the CCAR has created
many of the present customs
of Jewish religious living: Sab-
bath evening services, the use
of English and musical instru-
ments at services, Confirma-
tion programs, liturgical inno-
vations, egalitarian prayer and
non-sexist prayer books, and
life-cycle ceremonies for girls.

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, June 30, 1989
Potential Storm Warnings
Potential storm warnings from the Middle
East come with an international twist: an
Israeli news service forecasts that the end of
the Iran-Iraq war "could expose Israel to new
The source of the clouded future is none but
a South Florida professor with an expertise in
Mideast affairs.
According to the Israel News Bulletin, Prof.
Charles MacDonald, of Florida International
University, warns of the possibility of Iran and
Iraq "uniting to attack Israel."
Certainly, since the death of the Ayatollah
Ruhollah Khomeini, the situation of those
Jews still living in Iran has come under
increasing scrutiny by Diaspora agencies.
What once was considered stressful living
conditions could become even more precari-
ous, according to sources reporting in recent
That the internal conditions for Iranian
Jews could deteriorate is compounded by the
firediction that international relations among
srael and Iran and Iraq could likely worsen.
Those storm warnings bode winds of ill will
throughout the Middle East.
One can only hope for a sea of calm.
Waldheim Denial
Once again, the United States has made the
appropriate political decision based upon a
moral imperative:
No, Austrian President Kurt Waldheim's
name will not be lifted from the U.S. "watch
list," which bars his entrance into this coun-
While the Austrian Foreign Ministry made
the pro-forma request based upon questiona-
ble interpretation of international law, the
United States stood firm. Its rationale: any
person who is suspect on the issue of persecut-
ing individuals on racial or religious bases
should be barred from entrance.
We endorse this continuing action.
A Route To Coexistence?
Americans are sometimes
shocked by the degree of
segregation between Jews and
Arabs in Israel. The immediate
reaction of some is to castigate
Israel for policies that have
been repudiated here. The
truth is that divisions between
the two peoples is not a result
of racism or political ideology
or any institutional bias. Jews
and Arabs maintain separate
communities primarily
because that is what they pre-
fer. In his excellent analysis of
the culture and politics of the
Middle East, The Long Shadow
(NJ: Transaction Publishers,
1989), Daniel Pipes argues
these divisions may actually
facilitate the peace process by
making coexistence possible.
One example of segregation
in Israel cited by Pipes is the
failure of Israel's telephone
company to publish a directory
in Arabic. He notes that the
Arabs who published a direc-
tory omitted all Jewish names.
Another example is the com-
peting bus companies in Jeru-
salem. Although both travel to
Bethlehem, Arabs use the
company based in East Jerusa-
lem whereas Jews patronize
the Egged buses in West Jeru-
One reason for the separa-
tion, Pipes writes, is "the
mutual mistrust and fear
between the two peoples of
Israel." A more important rea-
son, he argues, is the "tradi-
tion of segregation that has
long prevailed in the Muslim
world." This is evident today
throughout the Arab world.
The most blatant example is
Lebanon where Maronites,
Shi'is, Druze, and other com-
munities live in separate con-
"In Israel, not only have
Arabs and Jews been segre-
gated for centuries as
shown by the quarters of the
Old City in Jerusalem but
this same pattern extends to
the various non-Jewish com-
munities," Pipes writes. He
notes that towns like Nablus
are predominantly Muslim
whereas Bethlehem is mostly
"Muslims are
discouraged from
associating closely
with non-Muslims or
from mixing socially
with them."
Daniel Pipes
Christian. Moreover, "Mus-
lims are discouraged from
associating closely with non-
Muslims or from mixing
socially with them."
The benefit to this historical
separation, Pipes says, is that
it "enabled the minorities to
withstand constant pressure
exerted by the Muslim major-
ity to convert." Today segre-
gation can also facilitate ter-
rorism "by providing discrete
targets. That each people
sticks to its own bus line
explains why terrorists so
often choose to attack buses."
Toleration is Possible
Americans tend to believe
conflict can be minimized by
dialogue and interaction, but
Jews and Arabs "are not get-
ting to know each other, to
respect each other, or to like
one another." It is unlikely
that this will change; there-
fore, "mutual toleration" may
be the most optimistic future.
Today, Pipes argues, Jews
and Arabs live peaceably
together in Israel. "Cases of
violence, theft, and vandalism
occur much less between
Arabs and Jews than within
each community. The same
goes for civil court cases, fam-
ily fights, tensions between
union and employer, and the
myriad other problems of ever-
yday life... The intractable dis-
agreements between Arabs
and Jews concern abstract
questions of power."
Pipes recognizes that Ameri-
cans don't view segregation as
an ideal solution, but he sug-
gests that it is "a proven way
of dealing with a historic chal-
lenge... It offers an authentic,
indigenous answer to a charac-
teristic Middle Eastern prob-
lem: how two peoples can exist
at close quarters."
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The PLO's campaign to
obtain recognition as a mem-
ber state in a variety of U.N.-
agencies appears to have been
suspended. After having con-
sideration of its application at
the World Health Organization
postponed and finding little
support at UNESCO, the PLO
apparently has concluded the
international community is not
prepared to legitimize its self-
proclaimed state. The PLO's
difficulties were largely a
result of the tough position
taken by the United States.
The United States dealt the
PLO another blow in the
Security Council where
Ambassador Thomas Picker-
ing vetoed a resolution con-
demning Israel's behavior in
the territories. The resolution
deplored "those policies and
practices of Israel which
violate the human rights of the
Palestinian people in the occu-
pied territory, as well as vigi-
lante attacks against Palestin-
ian towns and villages and
desecration of the Holy
Koran." Pickering called it
oblivious of the political and
security context in the occu-
pied territories" and said it
failed to ''condemn violence
from all quarters" or "affirm
that all parties have a respon-
sibility to help reduce ten-
Meanwhile, the United
Nations Environment Pro-
gramme honored Uri Mannov
of Israel's Environmental Pro-
tection Service with its Globa^
500 Award for environmental
achievement. Marinov was
cited for his two decades oi
activism in environmental
management and for being
"the driving force behind tne
adoption of a national environ
mental policy."
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Friday, June 30, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Where Does Your Contribution Go?
Continued from Page 1
tee allocates impact upon the
ability of agencies to provide
vital services to people in
need," said Jay Epstein, Plan-
ning and Budgeting Director
for the Federation.
"I think the Committee is
comprised of some of the most
dedicated, talented and intelli-
gent people I've ever worked
with in all my years of com-
munity service," added Bar-
bara Green.
The Process
In order to obtain the neces-
sary information to evaluate
agencies' programs and needs,
each member of the CPAC is
appointed to serve either on
one of the subcommittees
which review regional,
national and overseas agen-
cies, or as a liaison to one of
our local agencies.
The Committee is divided
into six subcommittees:
National/State/Regional Agen-
cies; the Morse Geriatric Cen-
ter; the Jewish Community
Day School; the Jewish Com-
munity Center; the Jewish
Family & Children's Services;
and the Jewish Federation
Department of Education.
During the year, local
agency subcommittee mem-
bers must meet with agency
directors and staff on site to
observe their programs in
action and understand the
needs and goals of the agency.
They also analyze their base
budgets to determine if the
agencies are spending their
funds prudently.
"At the end of this process,
committee members must
understand exactly what the
agency's service means to the
Jewisn population and if it's
being carried out in the most
efficient and cost effective
manner," explained Green.
On the National/State/
Regional Agency level, repre-
sentatives from some of the
agencies come to meet with
the CPAC during the year to
educate committee members
about their agencies' functions
and needs and to make a
request for funding.
Each subcommittee liaison
reports back to the full CPAC
with information gathered and
impressions of their assigned
agency as a whole. According
to Epstein, this process allows
some of the committee mem-
bers to get a first hand view of
several agencies in operation.
Members of the committee hard at work.
Following this information
gathering process, budget pre-
sentations take place with
local agencies from April
through early May. During
these budget hearings, further
information is revealed about
each agency's programming
and year-long fiscal needs
through the proposed budgets
and program packages that
each agency presents to the
committee. Each one is
reviewed in detail. In addition,
subcommittees meet to hear
presentations from regional
and national agencies.
Agency budget requests,
including any supplemental
programs for new or expanded
services, are reviewed based
upon compliance with several
criteria including its impor-
tance and value to the Jewish
community, appropriateness
of service, extent to which
community needs are met as
well as the agency's capability
to deliver services and the
feasibility of the budget pre-
"Each agency is treated on
an individual basis during this
whole process," confirmed
Green. "We look at the pro-
grams the funding provides in
detail as well as the people we
help and the potential that
these programs have to
strengthen our Jewish com-
Any new program or agency
that comes to the CPAC for
funding must first complete a
validation process. Based on
the merit of the program, the
recommendation consideration
for funding will be determined
by the CPAC.
After all the agencies have
had the opportunity to make
their requests in person, the
full committee gathers for one
final long evening to make the
difficult decision of distribut-
ing the available dollars. These
final recommendations are for-
warded to the Federation
Board of Directors for
Where the money goes
Before the CPAC begins the
actual process of allocating
funds to local and national
agencies, an Expanded Execu-
tive Committee of the Jewish
Federation determines what
percentage of the annual cam-
paign will be allocated to the
United Jewish Appeal.
Following this first "split"
of funds, the operating budget
of the Jewisn Federation,
including all its programs and
services, is determined by an
Administrative Management
Committee, composed of
highly experienced leaders,
then reviewed by the Execu-
tive Committee and finally
submitted to the Board of
Directors for approval.
After this, the funds are
finally available for the Plan-
ning & Allocations Committee
to make their allocation recom-
mendations for over 45 agen-
cies. This year, because of an
unprecedented Campaign
achievement of $10.7 million,
the CPAC had well in excess of
a 20% increase over 1988 to-
tals available for allocation.
The JF&CS, the JCC, the
Jewish Community Day School
and the Morse Geriatric Cen-
ter are the four constituent
agencies under the Federation
umbrella. "We have a special
relationship with the consti-
tuent agencies," Epstein said.
"Working together, we ensure
that the goals and objectives of
the agencies are met to the
extent that community funds
are available. It is this partner-
ship that makes the process so
Looking to the future
"The committee's goal is to
have the allocations reflect our
community's priorities and
planning," Green explained.
"Throughout this process, I
learned how efficient this com-
munity is," she continued.
"The community can rest
Rare Haggadah Saved From Auction
Wolf Haggadah, a valuable,
14th-century manuscript
whose ownership is contested
by parties from at least three
nations, now has a temporary
home in the vault of a Swiss
The Haggadah, which is val-
ued at about $500,000, had
been scheduled to go on sale at
the Habsburg Feldman auction
house here.
But a Geneva judge ruled
that the rare manuscript could
not be auctioned until its cur-
rent ownership is ascertained.
Judge Vladimir Stemberger
said he would examine the
competing claims and rule on
the matter in a month's time.
Stemberger said that four
parties have laid claim to the
Haggadah ownership: the Jew-
ish communities of both East
and West Berlin, Polish
authorities acting on behalf of
Warsaw's Jewish Historical
Institute, as well as a private
individual the judge declined
to name.
Court officials, however,
revealed that the anonymous
claimant is a resident of New
York. The individual told the
court the Haggadah was pur-
chased after a thorough check
that its previous owner was
entitled to sell it.
Stemberger also ruled that,
"because of the manuscript's
artistic and historic impor-
tance," it would go on display
during the Judaica auction at
which it was to have been sold.
Art collectors and historians
from over a dozen countries
have gathered in Geneva for
the occasion. Many wanted a
chance to at least view the
"I didn't want to disappoint
them," Stemberger told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
The illustrated and illumin-
ated medieval Haggadah
belonged to the Berlin Jewish
community before World War
II. After the war, the manu-
script appeared in the Jewish
Historical Institute in War-
saw. The Haggadah disap-
peared from the Warsaw
museum in 1987, and Judaica
scholars say it was stolen.
Peace Initiative
The following points can be helpful In explaining
Israel's new peace initiative:
Israelis have united behind an initiative that seeks
to bring about a comprehensive settlement of the
Arab-Israel conflict, a determination of the status of
the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and a multinational
effort to provide decent housing and improve the
quality of life of Palestinians now living in refugee
A central feature of the peace initiative is a free
and open election for Palestinians in the territories
who are being asked to democratically choose their
representatives for negotiations with Israel. These
negotiations are intended to result in an interim phase
in which the Palestinian Arabs, for the first time in their
history, will be afforded the opportunity to govern
themselves. This transitional phase, in which Israel will
retain responsibility for defense and foreign affairs, is
for the purpose of providing a period of confidence-
building between the parties.
After a brief period of Palestinian self-government
in this transitional phase (not later than three years),
Israel, the Palestinians and Jordan would begin discus-
sions over the permanent status of the West Bank and
Gaza. The Israeli proposal has stressed that all options
would be open for discussion in these negotiations.
But both the Prime Minister and Secretary of State
Baker have emphasized that they are opposed to the
creation of an independent Palestinian state in the
territories. Even so, Israel has made it clear that all
sides could bring their proposals to the negotiations
on the final status of the territories.
Reprinted from Update, news and analysis from the
National Zionist Affairs Department of Hadassah.
assured that its dollars are
being put to good use."
With the ongoing expansion
of our local agencies, espe-
cially in light of the construc-
tion of the Jewish Community
Campus, the CPAC will be
expected to play an even more
important role in the future
development of our Jewish
Members of the Planning &
Allocations Committee
include: Vice-Chairmen: Mar-
tin Katz, Paul Shapiro, Alvin
Wilensky; Robert Abrams,
Barry S. Berg, Erwin Blonder,
Ellen Bovarnick, Sheila Engel-
stein, Harvey Goldberg, Nor-
man Goldblum, Norma Gra-
bler, Carol Greenbaum, Helen
Hoffman, Dr. Paul Klein, Joel
Koeppel, Arnold L. Lampert,
Elsie Leviton, Jeanne Levy,
Mark Levy, Cynnie List, Mar-
tin A. List, Arthur Meyer,
Alvin Newman, Marva Perrin,
Ingrid Rosenthal, David Shap-
iro, Dr. Norma J. Schulman,
Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Dr.
Elizabeth Shulman, Alan Shul-
man, Adele Simon, Lester
Sodowick, Barbara Sommers.
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Salins Fellow Wins
Competition At JCDS
Morse Men's Associates
Honored Fathers
"...It (Judaism) is my past;
my family. To not know about
my family, my forefathers, and
foremothers, would be to not
know about myself," by Sosha
Zaretsky, Grade 7.
"Why Jewish Education Is
Important To Me" was the
subject of this year's Salins
Fellowship Essay Contest at
the Jewish Community Day
School. Irving and Sally Salins
of West Palm Beach estab-
lished the Salins Endowment
Fund two years ago to offer
scholarships to needy students
and to award other students
merit scholarships. Students in
grades 3-7 who were inter-
ested in competing for the
$100 merit scholarships were
asked to write an essay on
"Why Jewish Education Is
Important To Me." Sixty-six
students took part in the com-
petition in which one winner
from each grade was named.
Irving Salins remarked, "All
the essays were truly wonder-
ful. The judges had a very
(L to r) Sharon Zinns, Rafi Cohen, Adam Zeidel, Irving Salins,
Sally Salins, Sosha Zaretsky, Cinthia Feuer.
difficult time deciding on the
The winners were: 3rd
grade, Sharon Zinns; 4th
grade, Adam Zeidel; 5th
grade, Rafi Cohen; 6th grade,
Why Is Jewish Education
Important To Me?
"Jewish education is important to me because we must
continue to grow. If we don't know our background we will
just make the same mistakes we made before. We need
Jewish studies to learn our background so we can continue
to grow into once again a strong religion."
Sharon Zinns
Grade 3
"Jewish education is important to me for three reasons. One
reason is to become a better person. Another reason is I can
carry the tradition and laws to my children. The last reason
is because Jewish education helps me thank God."
Adam Zeidel
Grade 4
"As a Jew I think having a Jewish education is important
because it teaches us many values. For instance it makes a
certain relationship between me and God. Being a Jew and
having a Jewish education is a great privilege. It is a
privilege that many other people in the world don't have."
Rafi Cohen
Grade 5
"I still hope to grow old with Jewish education, and hope my
children will be as interested as I am in improving our
quantity, and rights, and our very special religion, and
education. I think that with a little hard work we can help
the Russians and all the other Jews that can't practice their
religion. But for now we'll learn, teach, comprehend, pray
and understand our Jewish education for them."
Cinthia Feuer
Grade 6
A Jewish education is important to me because Judaism is
my history. Not only is it my religion, it is also my heritage.
Judaism is in my mind, my life, and my blood. It is my
past; my family. To not know about my family, my
forefathers, and foremothers, would be to not know about
Sosha Zaretsky
Grade 7
Award To Weizmann Professor
Cinthia feuer; tin graue,
Sosha Zaretsky. The winners
were presented their scholar-
ships during graduation cere-
monies and their names will be
listed on a plaque that will be
on display at the school.
Resident, Sanford Lewis (center), accepts a "Happy Father's
Day" handshake and gift, from Ben Roisman, President of the
Men's Associates of the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center.
Looking on are Jean Sanford and Morris Rapoport, Vice
President of the Associates. Twenty-four men residing at the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center were honored on Father's Day
by the Center's Men's Associates. Led by Associates President,
Ben Roisman, the organization distributed gift packages contain-
ing a hairbrush, comb, T-shirt and socks. The women residents
joined the celebrants in enjoying the pastries and entertainment.
Last Temptation May Be Screened In Israel
High Court of Justice ruled
that the controversial 1988
film "The Last Temptation of
Christ" may be shown in
The court thereby reversed
the government censor, who
banned the film from Israeli
screens on grounds that it was
offensive to Christians.
"The Last Temptation of
Christ," a Universal Pictures
film, was directed by Martin
Scorsese and based on a novel
by the late Greek writer Nikos
Kazan tzakis.
By depicting the "human
side" of Jesus, including his
sexuality, the film offended
some Christians, though it was
praised by others.
It enraged the religious right
in America. Although Scorsese
and Kazantzakis were Roman
and Greek Catholics respec-
tively, the fury of American
fundamentalists was manif-
ested in gross anti-Semitism.
Their targets were Lew
Wasserman, chairman of
MCA, an entertainment con-
glomerate that owns Universal
Pictures, and other MCA offi-
cials who are Jewish.
The Israeli censor's ban,
which was supported by ultra-
Orthodox Jews in Israel, may
have been influenced by the
reactions of right-wing Chris-
tians in the United States,
many of them enthusiastic sup-
porters of Israel.
The High Court decided
after seeing the film that only
Continued on Page 13
GENEVA, (JTA) Pinchas
Eliav, Israel's ambassador to
UN European headquarters
here, believes the Palestine
Liberation Organization's
standing at the United Nations
has just suffered a severe
There is little chance that
the Palestinian workers issue
will reach the floor before
then, ILO officials say.
Eliav said this development
indicates that the UN agency
is fed up with politicization and
that the Palestinian issue is
He noted that the United
States helped Israel in this
affair and that the Eastern
bloc, led by the Soviet Union,
did not press for debate on the
Arab resolution.
The first two items, the envi-
ronment and the international
debt, are expected to take up
the remaining time at the ILO
conference, which closes on
June 28.
"The legend that the PLO
always gets its way at the
United Nation is now shat-
tered," Eliav told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency.
He was referring to the
annual conference of the Inter-
national Labor Organization
here, where an Arab-
sponsored resolution con-
demning Israel for the alleged
mistreatment of Palestinian
workers was relegated to third
place in the sequence of
Sachs of Israel's Weizmann
Institute of Science was
awarded the 1989 Alfred P.
Sloan Prize of the General Mo-
tors Research Foundation for
the most significant basic
research advance in under-
standing the nature of cancer.
His studies showed that the
process of malignancy can be
reversible and that the growth
of leukemia cells can be con-
trolled. Sachs shares the award
with Dr. Donald Metcalf of
Melbourne, Australia.
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B'nai Mitzvah
Max Marion
Michele Brooks
Michelle Brooks, daughter of
Elliot and Sheri Brooks of
Lake Clarke Shores, was call-
ed to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah on June 17 at Temple
Judea. Rabbi Joel Levine and
Cantor Rita Shore officiated.
Michelle is a seventh grade
student at the Jewish Com-
munity Day School. She is
involved in cheerleading, the
year book and the National
Junior Honor Society. She
enjoys tennis.
Michelle was twinned with
Elena Olshanetskaya of Mos-
kovskaya Oblast, U.S.S.R.
who was denied her freedom to
be called to the Torah as a Bat
Family members and friends
sharing the simcha were her
sister, Marci, grandparents,
Ernest and Betty Schlussler of
Lake Worth and many aunts,
uncles and cousings.
The American Jewish Com-
mittee has canceled plans to
send a delegation to China in
September, postponing a move
that it hoped would open rela-
tions with various Chinese
social scientific institutions.
In a letter to the People's
Republic of China's ambassa-
dor to the U.S., AJC President
Sholom D. Comay said his
organization is "appalled" by
the Chinese government's use
of tanks and automatic weap-
ons "against unarmed stu-
dents and workers by the sup-
pression of the movement for
greater democracy in China,
and by the wave of repression
that now is taking place."
Max Ira Marion, son of Tho-
mas and Beth Marion of Royal
Palm Beach, will be called to
the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, July 1, at Temple
Beth Zion. Rabbi Stefan J.
Weinberg will officiate.
Max is an 8th grade student
at Crestwood Middle School.
He is a member of the National
Junior Honor Society, the
school tennis team and was
named outstanding athlete for
1988-89, excelling in both bas-
ketball and tennis.
Family members sharing in
the Simcha include his sisters
Abby and Alexis, his grandpar-
ents Sari and John Rosenfeld'
of Boynton Beach and Marlys
Marion of Delray Beach and
many friends and other rela-
Friday, June 30, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
JCC Boynton Beach Senior Center
Marks First Anniversary
On Wednesday, May 31st,
over 160 guests and partici-
pants enjoyed a gala first anni-
versary celebration of the JCC
of the Greater Palm Beaches'
Boynton Beach Senior Center
at Congregation Beth Kodesh.
Jean Rubin, Director of JCC
Senior Services, welcomed
everyone and introduced the
honored guests.
Various dignitaries brought
greetings from their respec-
tive agencies: Jay Epstein
from Jewish Federation; Jack
Steele from the Area Agency
on Aging, Palm Beach/Trea-
sure Coast; Larry Ochstein,
Past President of the JCC;
Irving Kantrowitz, Past Presi-
dent of Congregation Beth
Kodesh; Sidney Berger, Direc-
tor of the JCC and Chairper-
son of the Senior Division;
Isadore Weisman, President of
Congregation Beth Kodesh.
David Earle, District Opera-
tions Director for U.S. Repre-
sentative Tom Lewis and a
Director of the Area Agency
on Aging of Palm BeachAYea-
sure Coast was the keynote
speaker for the day. Before
making his presentation, Earle
suggested that everyone
observe a moment of silence in
memory of Representative
Claude Pepper.
Steven Kaplansky, Execu-
tive Director of the Jewish
Community Center of the
Greater Palm Beaches, pre-
sented plaques of Appreciation
to Irving kantrowitz and to
Janet Asher, Volunteer Coor-
dinator, who had worked
unstintingly with the JCC staff
to develop the Boynton Beach
Kosher Meal Senior Center.
Mrs. Asher was responsible
for having the Boynton Beach
Brandeis University National
Committee make the JCC
Kosher Meal Program in
Boynton its community pro-
Cantor Moritz Weisz did the
"ha motzi" over the bread and
a delicious meal was served by
dedicated volunteers. Every-
one admired and enjoyed the
beautiful anniversary cake,
participated in singing the
Boynton theme song, and
enioyed entertainment pro-
vided by Arthur Berman and
Company, Rabbi Silver, Vir-
ginia Amos, and Lillian Suy-
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The Jewish Comiti
Annual Re
Benjamin S. Hornstei
Rapaport Junk
President's Report
As the 1988/89 school
year draws to a close, let us
take time to reflect on the
achievements of this past
year and look forward to
the future. This was a year
that was characterized by
transition, stability and
When Dr. Nissim Elbaz
assumed the role of direc-
tor of the Jewish Commun-
ity Day School on July 1
1988, some immediate
changes were made; these
mostly involved the beautifi-
cation of our physical plant
which enabled our stu-
dents and staff to learn and
work in a most positive
The general studies and
Jewish studies curriculum
has been designed to pro-
vide our students with the
knowledge and skills nec-
essary to succeed in their
higher educational endeav-
ors and in their adult life.
These successful pro-
grams, already in place,
were continued and en-
hanced by an exceptional
teaching staff under the
direction of the Executive
Director and the Assistant
We have long recognized
the need to expand our
library, science, and com-
puter programs. This year
the plans for a new media
center, computer lab, sci-
ence lab, and five class-
rooms were finalized and
approved. We should be in
the new facilities sometime
next year. These additional
classrooms were necessi-
tated by the growth of our
student body which will
probably require an unprec-
edented third kindergarten
class next year.
The future is bright for
the Jewish Community Day
Joan Tochner
School. The transition of
lay leadership will be a
smooth one. As president
next year, Barry Krischer
will have the opportunity of
bringing to fruition the
dream of a full service edu-
cational institution that
provides a superior general
and Jewish studies pro-
gram for our Jewish youth.
I congratulate and thank
the school staff and admin-
istration, the Board of
Directors and Executive
Committee, the leadership
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, and
the Jewish community as a
whole for a banner year and
look forward to next year
with all of its achievement
and successes.
I Tuition/Registration SO.3%
3 Federation Atocatbn 30.8%
I Family Commitment 6.8%
3 Fundrasing 8.5%
Miscellaneous 3.6%
Tuition/Registration................................$ 682,200
Federation Allocation...................................418.156
Family Commitment.......................................92,050
1 Education 47.2%
Q Administration 23.1%
1 Tuition Assistance 10.4%
CJ Occupancy 12%
1 Lunch Program 6.5%
B Miscellaneous 0.7%
Education...............................................$ 639.643
Administration..............................................^2 777
Tuition Assistance........................................140,674
Lunch Program..............................................88,037
Miscellaneous..................................................9 000
Director's Report
Dr. Nissim Elbaz
"Education without
vision is like a present with-
out a future." As we con-
clude the 1988-89 school
year, it is time to review our
accomplishments and look
Our school beautifica-
tion project has been ongo-
ing since last July. Day by
day you can see the
changes and improve-
ments taking shape. An
aesthetic school facility is
conducive to learning.
The planned expansion
of our facilities is under-
way. Much effort and plan-
ning has been taking place
which will bear fruit in the
With our student body
growing by leaps and
bounds, we are expanding
not only our physical facil-
ities but our human
resources as well. Our
superior and committed
faculty is the hallmark of
our school. Our entire pro-
gram can be viewed as a
"gifted program" with its
holistic approach to the
individual needs of each
child. No area of potential
is left untouched.
The number of hours of
classtime we provide our
children far exceeds the
number of hours required
by state law, and the
results are clear. The
achievements of our stu-
dents were seen at our Sci-
ence Fair and Spelling Bee
where winners went on to
regional and county events
and took top places.
Our Judaic studies pro-
gram fosters more than lin-
guistic and liturgical skills.
It enriches the mind and
soul through the learning
of moral values.
In our never ending quest
for excellence, we continue
to strive for even higher
levels. Our plans for future
program development and
curriculum reform must
reflect the fact that the aca-
demic level of our students
is above average. Therefore
we will be targeting ways of
further enriching our edu-
cational program beyond
textbook-oriented teaching
to innovative and creative
approaches within the
framework of the curricu
One approach is the
departmentalization of our
program into three dis
tinctive units: Primary
(K.1,2), Elementary (3,4,5)
and Middle School (6,7,8).
Each department will be
distinctive in terms of
sequential curriculum and
thematic presentation.
In this way, the upper
grades, for example, can
be targeted to provide a
physical, intellectual, and
emotional change of
atmosphere in order to
stimulate students' enthu-
siasm for the last lap of
this phase of their educa-
tion. This would include an
program such as debating
club, team recreational
sports, mathcounts team
art, creative writing, or
Torah Reading.
I want to thank the Board o
Directors, the faculty, the
administrative staff, the
parent body, the mover:
and shakers, for makinc
this a successful schoo

Friday, June 30, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
unity Day School
port 1989
Elementary School
High School
Calendar Highlights
New Building Report
This past year the building committee has been hard at work
developing plans and laying the groundwork to begin construction
on additional classroom facilities for the school. The original plans
to build a 17,000 square foot facility was scaled back when it was
determined that the parent body, Board of Directors, and Jewish
community would be hard pressed to raise the necessary $1.5
million needed for such an undertaking. The resulting building,
designed by architect Alan Strassler, is 12,000 square foot and will
consist of a library/media resource center, five classrooms, a
middle school science lab and a computer laboratory.
Currently, Marty List, a member of the building committee, is
working with area lending institutions to secure financing. A limited
capital campaign is being developed and will be put into place in
the very near future.
It is anticipated that construction will begin by June or July and
should take 6-8 months to complete.
1989 Statistics
Number of students..........................................................................."y.
Number of teachers and aides......................................................i'n7^
Number of learning hours per year per student.........................JuS
Number of student kosher lunches served per year..................40,w
Number of student snacks served per year.............................r*?*1*
Number of students qualifying for Federal Government subsidy
for free/reduced lunch....................................................................."
Number of students using After School Care program..................^
Number of student After School Care hours per year............yy.~
Number of students receiving tuition assistance.......(61 families) rr
Average tuition assistance grant per child ........................... Ji ,w>u.m
Number of students (K,1,2) awarded Mench of the Month *]&B
Average number of students attending Thursday morning before
school minyan per week............................. -""...........
Average number of students participating in After School
Computer, Art, Drama and Karate clubs........................................'"
Monday, Aug. 29
Tuesday, Aug. 30
Thursday, Sept. 15
Thursday, Sept. 29
Friday, Sept. 30
Friday, Sept. 30
Friday, Sept. 30
Sunday, Oct. 23
Thursday, Nov. 3
Friday, Nov. 4
Monday, Nov. 7
Monday, Nov. 7
Monday, Nov. 7 and
Tuesday, Nov. 8 '
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Tuesday. Nov. 22
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Friday, Dec. 9
Tuesday, Dec. 13
Sunday, Dec. 18
Friday, Jan 20
Monday, Jan. 23
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Saturday, Jan. 28
Tuesday, Jan. 31
Friday, Feb. 3
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Friday, Feb. 10
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Sunday, Feb.26
Thursday, Mar. 2
Friday, Mar. 3
Tuesday, Mar. 7
Tuesday, Mar. 21
Friday, Mar. 24
Saturday, Mar. 25
Wednesday, Mar. 29
Friday, Mar. 31
Friday, April 14
Tuesday, April 18
Thursday, May 4
Friday, May 12
Monday, May 15
Thursday, May 25
Wednesday, May 31
Thursday, June 1
Monday, June 5
Monday, June 12
Wednesday, June 14
Friday, June 16
School opening
New Parents Orientation
Back to School Night
JCDS hosts Federation Women's Divi-
sion Presidents' Coffee
Knesset Elections
Ushpizzin visit our Succah
Simchat Torah Celebration
Barbecue and Raffle
First Learning Fair
Second Grade Hagigat Ha Sefer
Pep Rally
The Learning Stage visits the JCDS
Mock Presidential Debate and Elections
Special Activity Day #1
School Spirit and Color Assembly #1
Thanksgiving Feast
Parents meeting with Dr. Jay Trabin on
Human Growth and Development
Parent Association Hannukah Dinner
Hannukah Celebration
Fun Run
Alumni Reunion
First Grade Siddur Ceremony
Tu B'Shevat Celebration
Special Activity Day #2
JCDS Shabbat at Temple Beth El
Science Fair
Super Sundae Fun Run Party
Grades 6/7/8 Spelling Bee
Grades 4/5 lead services at Congregation
Anshei Sholom
School Spirit and Color Assembly # 2
Champagne Reception at the Penner's
Grades 2/3 and 4/5 Spelling Bees
JCDS Shabbat at Temple Israel
Safari to Africa visits JCDS
Purim Celebration
Benjamin S. Hornstein Memorial Service
Auction and Dinner Dance
Special Activity Day # 3
JCDS Shabbat at Temple Beth David
JCDS Shabbat at B'nai Torah Congregation
Passover Model Seder
Holocaust Remembrance Service
JCDS Shabbat at Temple Emanu-EI
Israel Independence Day Celebration
Staff Appreciation Day
Special Activity Day # 4
Talent Show
Annual Meeting
Grade 8 Awards Assembly
Grade 8 Graduation
Awards ceremony and last day of school

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, June 30, 1989
Visit Israel Now Tour Participants Hold Reunion
Participants from the Visit Israel Now tour, that took over 120 Palm Beach
County residents to Israel in March, reunited recently at the Palm Hotel to share
photographs, swap stories and reminisce about their ten days spent together in
Eretz Israel. Several Federation staff and Agency Executives also attended the
reunion to discuss volunteer opportunities available in the Jewish community.
(Standing, l-r): Mr. French, Julia French, Robert Chapman, Anita Potkin, Mrs.
Stern, Albert Stern, Ann Chapman; (Sitting, l-r); Dan Giber, Claire Giber, Vera
Gerstle, Harold Gerstle, Mollie Feldman
(Standing, l-r): Thelma Alk, E. Drew Gackenheimer, Executive Director, Morse
Geriatric Center, Zelda Shreiber, Cynnie List, Carol Klein, Community Affairs
Coordinator Jewish Community Day School, Carol Greenbaum, Joan Needle, Bob
List, Lionel Greenbaum; (Sitting l-r): Blanche Jungreis, Sam Jungreis, Mel
*z*' S*z7^&
(Standing, l-r): RuthSedrish, Edythe Levey, Andy Guthartz, Claire Jaffe, Norma
Becker, Mortimer Weintraub; (Sitting, l-r): Lou Sedrish, Ilene Guthartz, Selma
(Standing, l-r): Sis Gold, Jay Epstein, Director of Planning & Budgeting, Ronni
Epstein, Assistant Executive Director, Stacey Garber, Director Young Adult
Division and Leadership Development, Carol Greenbaum; (Sitting, l-r): Milt
Gold, Rabbi Alan Sherman, Chaplain, Director of Community Relations, Marcia
Pear, Debbie Hammer, Director ofBoynton Beach Office
(Standing, l-r): Florence Morris, Bennett Lee; (Sitting, l-r): Geraldine Zerden,
Sidney Berger, Sylvia Berger
(Standing, l-r); Edythe Levey, Claire Jaffe, Andrew Guthartz, Ilene Guthartz,
Ronni Epstein, Florence Hershman, Marcia Pear, Zelda Schreiber; (Sitting, l-r):
Ann Chapman, Stacey Garber, Bill Wymann, Rose Wymann, June Stoops
The Storekeeper Law
And Avoiding Deliberate Deception
There is a law in the Talmud
with which very few Jews are
acquainted. Yet it is among the
most ethically beautiful laws in
Judaism. When properly un-
derstood and practiced, this
law can have a measureable
impact on a person's behavior.
The law reads: "One is not
Eermitted to ask the store-
eeper the price of an item if
he knows he will not purchase
it" (Bava Metziah 58b).
Asking the price of an item
that one has no intention of
buying is considered "verbal
oppression." According to
Jewish law, it misleads, dis-
appoints and can easily involve
transgressing the command-
ment against stealir.;.
Before analyzing Jie law, a
brief explanation of it is neces-
First, the law does not say
that in order to be able to ask
the price of an item, one must
know that one will purchase it.
The Talmud allows comparison
shopping. One can inquire as
to the price of an item from as
many stores as one needs to.
Only if you know that you will
not buy the item from that
particular store are you forbid-
den from inquiring its price.
Among this law's many vir-
tues is that it is as applicable
today as it was when it was
A number of years ago, a
friend who leased many cars
for his business told me that he
could arrange for his car-leas-
ing company to lease me a car
at cost.
When I responded that I
didn't know what make of auto
I wanted, he told me to go
around and test drive various
car models.
His idea was a practical one,
but it is precisely the type of
practice forbidden by the
storekeeper law.
To cite another widespread
violation of this law, some
our society is i
obsessed with rights,
Judasim is obsessed
with obligations.
women go to a store to try on
dresses, knowing that they
have no intention of buying
any of those dresses at that
store. They only want to find
out which ones they want, and
then purchase them elsewhere
at wholesale prices.
And many men who desire to
buy photographic equipment
will visit a retail camera store,
take up the store's time in
order to decide which equip-
ment they want, and then
order that equipment from a
less expensive mail-order
The most obvious reason has
already been noted a seller's
hopes have been raised in vain.
But though this reason should
suffice, it goes deeper than

JCDS Class Of '85
Graduates Receive
High School Honors
Friday, June 30, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Shawn Schrager.
Three graduates of the Class
of '85 of the Jewish Commu-
nity Day School were recently
honored for their academic
achievements in high school by
the Palm Beach Post, the
Miami Herald, and the Florida
Department of Education.
They are Shawn Schrager,
Bree Dellerson and Yonith
Shawn received the Silver
Knight Award from the Miami
Herald for Excellence in Jour-
nalism. A graduate of Santa-
luces High School, Shawn was
editor of the yearbook, histo-
rian of the National Honor
Society, and vice president of
SADD. He also takes an active
role in Special Olympics and in
Little League. Shawn will
enter the University of Florida
in the fall and plans to major in
journalism or business.
Bree is a graduate of Palm
Beach Lakes High School. She
received a nomination for the
Silver Knight Award for
Excellence in Journalism, and
a nomination for the Pathfin-
Yonith Bickel
der Award from the Palm
Beach Post for Outstanding
Achievement in Communica-
tions and Advertising. Bree
was the recording secretary of
the Student Council, secretary
of the National Honor Society,
and a member of the Ecology
Club. Bree will be majoring in
communications at the Univer-
sity of Michigan this fall.
Yonith received the Pride
Award for Excellence in Social
Studies. This award was given
by the Florida Department of
Education. She was also nomi-
nated for the Pathfinder
Award for Outstanding
Achievement in Art. Yonith is
a graduate of Boca Raton High
School, and was president of
the Latin Club and a member
of Key Club and the National
Honor Society. She plans to
attend Swarthmore College
and possibly major in history.
The JCDS is proud of the
accomplishments of its alumni
and wish best of luck to all the
JCDS Class of '85 members
who graduated from high
school this year.
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Anne Frank Diary Authenticated;
Original Portions Published
By Andrew Silow Carroll
team of historians and forensic
scientists working for the
Dutch government have
proved beyond a shadow of a
doubt that the diary of Anne
Frank was indeed the work of
the young author.
The first fully authenticated
version of Anne Frank's diary
in English was published by
Doubleday, on what would
have been the Dutch girl's
60th birthday.
The authenticated edition
actually presents three diaries:
two written by Frank during
the two years her family spent
hiding in Amsterdam, and the
most famous version, as edited
by her father, Otto, after the
The Doubleday edition
reveals that Anne rewrote her
diary beginning in 1944, two
years after her first entry,
with an eye toward posterity
and the heightened sensitivity
of a much more mature writer.
The new volume also
restores portions of the diary
omitted either by Anne, her
father or the original Dutch
publisher. Many of the pas-
sages are either unflattering
to members of Anne's family
or recount her sexual awaken-
David Barnouw and Gerald
van der Stroom, researchers
at the Netherlands State Insti-
tute for War Documentation,
spent five years editing "The
Diary of Anne Frank: The
Critical Edition." It appeared
in a Dutch edition in 1986.
The critical edition includes
a summary of the handwriting,
ink, glue and paper analyses
conducted by the State Fore-
nsic Science laboratory. In
addition, it contains a detailed
refutation by Barnouw of
attacks on the authenticity of
the diary by so-called "revi-
sionist" historians.
"Millions of people read only
one book about the Holocaust,
and it's Anne Frank's diary,"
said the 40-year-old Barnouw,
during an interview last week
at Doubleday offices here. "If
(revisionists) can prove it a
hoax, then they can deny the
Holocaust as a fraud."
In one of the earliest and
most persistant myths, the
diary was attributed to the
Jewish American novelist
Meyer Levin. Levin had writ-
ten a play based on the diary,
and in a nasty episode sued
Otto Frank and others when
his version was rejected for
production in favor of a script
that eventually became a
Broadway hit.
According to Barnouw, the
Dutch government undertook
the task of authenticating the
diary "as a kind of tribute to
the 1,000,000 Jewish children
who died during the war."
Their efforts were painstak-
ing. In a typical analysis, a
handwriting expert compared
the two versions written by
Anne with verified samples of
her writing. In addition, he
studied examples of the pen-
Continued on Page 13
Rabbi Leonid
Cantor David
190 N. County Road Palm Beach
Kindergarten Bar/Bat Mitzvah
** (407) 832-0804 **
Register now for September Principal Muriel Stern

Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, June 30, 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 Del ray 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 30 Pre-
Sabbath Services
Monday, July 3 Bingo
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, July 4- CLOSED
Wednesday, July 5 Dr.
Joseph Rivin topic to be
Thursday, July 6 Susan
Del Santos, Goodwill presenta-
Friday, July 7 Pre-
Sabbath Services with Mr. &
Mrs. Sidney Berger
Monday, July 10 Bingo
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, July 11 Bebbe
"The Magician"
Wednesday, July 12
Oscar Goldstein, Jewish
Thursday, July 13 Mr.
Jay Corriere from Olsten
Health Care Services
Friday, July 14 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
P.oynton 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 Fall schedule. Call Louise
at 689-6332 for information.
Wisdom of the Body, Part
III A five week discussion
series sponsored by Palm
Beach Community College,
Adult Education by Gert,
Friedman, Specialist of dis-
ease prevention and wellness
and aging. Once you under-
stand the "Wisdom of the
Body," how your body relates
to eating habits, weight,
stress, blood pressure, etc.,
you can establish a fine quality
of life for yourself. Call Louise
at 689-6332 for your reserva-
tion. Dates: Monday mornings
at 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., July
3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
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
689-6332 for information.
AARP 55/Alive Driving
Class. Two-four hour sessions.
Graduation card will entitle
bearer to a discount from all
insurance companies. You
must register first with Louise
at 689-6332, then send in your
check for $7 made out to
AARP to her at the JCC. Your
check is your reservation.
Instructor: Bobbe Taffel.
Dates: Wednesday, July 19
and Thursday, July 20, 1:30 to
5:30 at the JCC Senior Center.
Speakers Club For per-
sons who wish to practice the
art of public speaking a
great group, will resume again
in the Fall.
Twilight Dining and
Dancing returns on July 13 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 delicious kosher
dinner. Reservations required.
Please call Louise before July
10 at 689-6332.
Water Walk A great sum-
mer activity. Enjoy exercising
in the pool every Sunday after-
noon at the JCC Family Park
at Camp Shalom at 1:30.
Instructor John Spannuth, the
founder of Water Walking is
the Aquatic Consultant for the
JCC and the Executive Direc-
tor of the United States Water
Fitness Association. Thirty
(30) minutes of water walking
is equal to two hours of walk-
ing out of the water. No fee.
Everyone invited. See you at
the beautiful JCC Olympic
Pool at Camp Shalom. Call
Ellie 689-6332 for information.
The JCC annual Volunteer
Awards luncheon took place at
the Jewish Day School. It was
a great afternoon of speeches,
a delicious lunch and entertain-
ment by students of the Jewish
Day School. Volunteers
received recognition for their
fine work. Ellen Elbaz, Chair-
person, also provided a gift
bag filled with lovely items for
each participant.
Volunteers are always
needed at the JCC. Summer is
a great time to begin. We
especially need receptionists
to greet our visitors as they
enter our Senior Center. Call
Ellen at 689-7700.
"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 enioy
doing Mitzvahs. Call Ellie
Newcorn at 689-6332.
A very special newspaper for
our homebound was developed
by Ellie Newcorn and her dedi-
cated workers. Congratulation
on "Homebound News &
Meeting July 14 at 1:30 p.m.
at the JCC Senior Center. All
are welcome. A fast-paced
activity designed to challenge
and stimulate. This is good
preparation for next year's
state-wide Senior Smarts com-
petition. Call Ellie at 689-6332.
Our thanks to this great
group of people and to those
who have devoted many hours
to various phases of our pro-
gram: Sabina Gottschalk,
Laura Schwartz, Selma Adel-
berg, Ann Stromwasser,
Sophie Langbort and Jose-
phine Reed. A variety of sum-
mer programs are planned for
July and August.
A Summer Afternoon of
Cards On the 2nd and 4th
Wednesdays of July and
August, the Second Tuesday
Council will sponsor card play-
ing programs, chaired by
Sabina Gottschalk and Sophie
Langbort. Door prizes,
refreshments and fun. Bring
your own cards. $1.00 per
Bingo, Bingo, Bingo By
popular demand we will have
Bingo one afternoon a month
on Wednesdays at 1:30. Hold
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Saturday, July 1, 7:00 p.m. Eat, drink and be merry
at Abbey Road (7306 Lake Worth Rd., Lake Worth).
Dancing begins at 9:00 p.m. and non diners can join us
then. Cost: Your own fare plus tip.
Monday, July 3, 6:30 p.m. Join us for dinner at
Fuddruckers (4646 Okeechobee Blvd. & Military Trail). At
8:30 p.m. we'll tee off at the Rapids Miniature Golf course
(Military Trail north of 45th St.) and non diners may meet
us there.
Tuesday, July 4, 7:00 p.m. We'll celebrate the Holiday
together by meeting at Lake Worth High School at the
front of the parking lot (corner Lake Worth Rd. & 'A' St.)
and then watching the Lake Worth/Lantana Fireworks
display. Bring something to sit on and your own refresh-
Sunday, July 9, 6:30 p.m. Join us at Two Georges in
Boynton Beach for fine casual dining with a waterview.
Tuesday, July 11, 7:00 p.m. Come to our Tupperware
Party at a member's home and never wonder where to put
your leftovers again. Refreshments served and games too.
Thursday 13, 7:00 p.m. An evening of Bowling -
everyone's favorite game, at Don Carter Lanes (Lantana
Rd. west to Military Trail and so. on Military) Cost: $2.25
per game plus $1.25 for shoes.
30's & 40's
Saturday, July 8, 9:00 p.m. Margarita Party Ole
Amigos! Join us at a Mexican Fiesta House Party with
frozen margaritas, nachos, dancing and more! Cost: $5.00
per person.
Thursday, July 6, 5-7 p.m. Happy Hours at the 391st
Bomb Group (3989 Southern Blvd. off Kirk Rd.). A great
place to meet for mid week relaxation. Join us for buffet,
drinks and good company. Cost: $1.00 for tip plus your own
Sunday, July 9, 7:00 p.m. An Evening of Theatre -
Join us at the Duncan Recital Hall at PBCC (6th Ave. &
Congress) to enjoy the play "Firebugs" by Max Frisch.
There are no reserved seats please be prompt so we can
all sit together. Tickets must be ordered in advance by July
Tuesday, Jury 11, 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour at Crazy
Horse (1-95 to Northlake Blvd., go east, it's one block
before U.S. 1, opposite Twin City Mall). This is a repeat
visit to this very pleasant lounge join us for hors
d'oeuvres, drinks and good company. Cost: $1.00 for tip
plus your own fare.
Thursday, July 13, 7:00 p.m. Join us at the new
Comedy Club "Laugh Lines' (Harbour Shoppes on PGA
Blvd. & Prosperity Farms Rd. next to Parker's Light-
house). Meet us upstairs at entrance to club. Cost: $3.00
entry fee plus $5.00 cover charge, drink minimum at table.
Monday, July 10, 7:30 p.m. All singles groups are
invited to a lecture by Dr. Hewitt Bruce entitled "Money
Matter" to help singles survive in the 90's financially.
Refreshments will follow lecture which will be held at the
JCC Pre-School (Southwind Shopping Ctr., corner Military
& 45th St.). Please reserve your space by calling Terrie,
Arlene or Ruth at 689-7700 in advance of program. Cost:
JCC members $2.00; non members $3.00.
For more information call the JCC. 689-7700.
July 19 and August 16 for your
chance to win lovely prizes.
$1.00 will cover your cards
and refreshments. Come one,
come all the Second Tues-
day is your host.
The Jewish Community
Center provides by appoint-
ment: Health Insurance Assis-
tance with Edie Reiter; Legal
Aid by Palm Beach County
Legal Aid Society; Home
Financial Management with
Herb Kirsch
We are developing a variety
of small activities. Are you
Knitting Instructions for
Beginners Are you inter-
ested in learning how to knit?
Call Louise at 689-6332 and
leave your name and phone
Chess Anyone? We would
like to form a JCC Chess Club.
Chess players call 689-6332
and ask for Louise if you are
Elementary Sculpturing -
A simple technique of sculptur-
ing in clay. Use your hands and
creativity. Call Louise at 689-
Lip Reading Interested?
Call Louise at 689-6332.
Thursday afternoon bridge
will begin at 1:45 p.m. on July
6th at the JCC Senior Center.
Intermediate and advanced
players are invited to enjoy an
afternoon of bridge playing,
conducted by Peter Rosoff.
Bring your own cards. Groups
will be formed. Refreshments.
Fee is $1.00.
Continued on Page 13

Friday, June 30, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Anne Frank Diary
Golda Meir Chapter, coming
MGM Theme Park, Epcot's
Illumination, Disney World 3
days October 24-26; Thanks-
giving Cruise 5 days Nov.
20th-24th-Key West, Nassau
and Blue Lagoon Island; Revi-
val of the Broadway Show
"FIORELLO" December 27th
Matinee, Reserved Seating.
Mt. Scopus Chapter will
meet on Tuesday, July 11 at
Sun Valley, Boynton Beach at
7:30 p.m. Rabbi Alan Cohen of
Temple Beth El, West Palm
Beach will show a video
regarding his recent trip to
Russia. Men and guests are
Yovel Chapter, coming
events: October 25: "CAB-
ARET" at the Royal Palm
Dinner Theatre in Boca Raton.
Everything included in one
February 28, 1990 (WED.)
OPERA" at the Hirshfield
Dinner Theatre in Miami
Beach. Lunch, show, gratuit-
ies and transp. included in the
Senior News
Continued from Page 12
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. Call Julia at
582-7360 for reservations.
Dates: Wednesdays, June 21,
28, July 5, 12, 19 & 26.
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-
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.
Camp Director
Hank Grossman
Meet new and old friends.
August 21st to September 8th
at the beautiful JCC Family
Park at Camp Shalom. Camp
time: 9:20 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Session I August 21 to
August 25
Session II August 28 to
September 1
Session III September 4
to September 8.
Enjoy one, two or three ses-
sions. Transportation, lunch,
snacks and fantastic activities.
Fee: Register before July
15th and pay as follows: JCC
Member $55 per week, Non-
Member $65 per week. Call
Louise at 689-6332 for more
information and to register.
Continued from Page 11
manship of her schoolmates to
see if hers was consistent with
the styles taught in the 30's
and 40's.
Anne decided to rewrite the
diary after hearing a broadcast
from London by the minister
of education of the Dutch gov-
ernment in exile. The minister
urged the Dutch to keep dia-
ries of their experiences under
Nazi occupation as a record of
what went on under the Nazis.
The State Institute for War
Documentation has more than
2,000 such diaries in its posses-
In the second version of
what she began to call "Het
Achterhuis' (The Annex),
Anne variously expanded or
abbreviated sections, changed
names, and consolidated imag-
inary pen pals into the "Dear
Kitty of the published diary.
Continued from Page 6
"an extreme, brutal and deep
insult can justify a violation of
the freedom of expression."
Justice Meir Shamgar, presi-
dent of the court, observed
that many Christians see the
film outside of Israel. He noted
"I must work, so as not to be
a fool, to get on, to become a
journalist, because that's what
I want," wrote Anne on April
4, 1944. "I know that I can
write, a couple of my stories
are good, my descriptions of
the "Secret Annex" are hum-
orous, there's a lot in my diary
that speaks, but whether I
have real talent or not remains
to be seen.
"In the first version there is
no literary talent to be seen,"
said van der Stroom, who stud-
ied Dutch language and litera-
ture. "It is written the way
firls from 13 on write a diary,
he had no intention of having
it read by anyone else.
"The second version is much
more mature. There is such an
enormous difference."
Anne Frank died in the Nazi
concentration camp at Bergen-
Belsen in March 1945, three
months before her 16th birth-
that the film has not been
banned in Italy, the seat of the
Roman Catholic Church.
Dov Perri, a lawyer repre-
senting the film distributors,
praised the court's decision
and urged legislation that
would once and for all abolish
"cultural censorship" in
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Religious Directory
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
David Shapiro. Cantor Abraham Koster. Daily, 8:30 a.m. Sabbath
services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday night 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Boulevard,
West Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser.
Daily services 8 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 9
a.m. For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
Road, Lake Worth. Phone 967-3600. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin.
Cantor Abraham Mehler. Services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 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 8 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m. Rabbi Stefan J. Weinberg.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m.
Rabbi Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew E. Beck.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road. Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Leonid Feldman. Cantor David
Feuer. Sabbath services, Friday 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. Rabbi Rachel Hertzman.
Student Rabbi Peter Schaktman.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
34982. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Vero Beach 32960. Mailing
address: P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Jay
R. Davis. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Phone 793-2700. Friday services 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10 a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Rita Shore. Phone
Summer Membership Drive
is well underway. The new
Membership Committee will
be sponsoring Open Houses
throughout the summer, and a
new membership brochure
detailing information about
the Temple will be dissemin-
ated throughout the Western
Communities in the near
For further information
regarding Temple membership
and other activities, please
contact the Temple office.
On Monday evening, June
12th, at its Annual Congrega-
tion Meeting, the members of
Temple voted by an over-
whelming majority to enter
into a Capital Fund Campaign
to provide for the refurbishing,
renovation and rebuilding of
its facilities.
Jeffrey Leibovit, represent-
ing the Planning and Develop-
ment Committee of the Tem-
ple spoke of the process that
brought the congregation to
this momentous occasion. The
Planning and Development
Committee, Honorary Chair-
man: Murray Goodman; Chair-
man: Ron Pertnoy, was estab-
lished by the Board of Trus-
tees as a result of the recom-
mendation of a Long Range
Planning Committee that
began its work in 1982.
Re-elected to serve as Tem-
ple President was Joseph R.
Cohen. Others elected were
Mark Perchick, Henry
Metrick, Stephen Rauch as
Vice Presidents; Bernard Tin-
koff as Treasurer; Elaine Ber-
man as Secretary; Marilyn
Cohen, Harvey Goldberg,
Zelda Mason, Natalie Shasha
and Tamara Tasini as Trus-
Continuing in office as Trus-
tees are: Patricia Becker,
Jayne Ellison, Abraham Ger-
ber, Jeffrey Leibovit, Allen
Mason, Ron Pertnoy, Bernard
Rakoff and Suellen Schiff.
BERSHOD, Anna, 93, of West Palm
Beach, died Saturday. Beth Israel
Rubin Memorial Chapel in Delrav
DAVIS, David, 92, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
GALASSER, Bernard, 78, of West
Palm Beach. Riverside Guardian
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
GILBERT, Ida. 81, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
GOLDBERG, Harry M., 80, of West
Palm Beach. Riverside Guardian
Chapel. West Palm Beach.
GOTTESMAN, Annie, 89 of West
Palm Beach. Levitt-Weinstein
Memorial Chapel, West Palm
KRUPNIKOFF, Joseph, 75, of 412
Lake Carol Drive, West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens & Fun-
eral Chapel. West Palm Beach.
LEVY, Mae, 84, of West Palm Beach
Menorah Chapels, West Palm
LEVY, Nettle K., 76, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Chapel
West Palm Beach.
PLATT, Daniel, 91, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
RUBIN, David, 88, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
Cantor Rita Shore will pre-
sent a special Music Sabbath
during Services Friday, June
30 at 8:00 P.M. Rabbi Joel
Levine and Cantor Shore will
first officiate at Services.
Instead of a sermon, Cantor
Shore will teach the congrega-
tion liturgical selections which
will enhance the spirit of con-
gregational singing so import-
ant to everyone.
Music Sabbaths are held
Eeriodically throughout Sab-
ath Services. Rabbi Levine
believes that a singing congre-
gation is instrumental in build-
ing the spiritual feeling so nec-
essary to the tradition of pray-
ing with kavanah, praying
with true sincerity.
Cantor Shore utilizes music
by both American and Israeli
composers and encourages
even non-singers to feel that
they are part of the beauty
that is Shabbat. Children are
welcome. Childcare is pro-
Friday, June 30th, Services
8:15 p.m., Rabbi Westman will
discuss "Current Events and
their Impact on the Middle
East Situation."
Saturday, July 1, Shabbat
morning service 10:00 a.m.
There will be a tor ah study
session followed by a tradi-
tional kiddish.
Synopsis Of The Weekly Torah Portion
The spies return from Canaan bearing a cluster of grape:
"And they came unto the valley ofEahcol, and cut down one
cluster of grapes, and they bore it upon a pole"
(Num. 13.23).
SHELAH At Kadesh, in the wilderness of Paran, the children
of Israel asked Moses to send forth scouts to reconsider the land
of Canaan. When God consented, twelve spies were dispatched,
one from each tribe, with specific instructions. Forty days later,
the spies returned bearing the fruit of the land, as evidence of its
fertility. But most of them came back with a pessimistic report:
the natives of Canaan were mighty men, the cities strongly
fortified. It was a land that "eateth up the inhabitants thereof
(Numbers 13.32). Of all the spies, only Joshua, the son of Nun, of
the tribe of Ephraim, the Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, of the tribe
of Judah, declared there was nothing to fear from the natives of
Canaan. The Israelites, frightened by the fearful majority report,
cned tearfully: "Were it not better for us to return into Egypt?"
(Numbers U.S). God grew wrathful at this lack of confidence in
Him, and would have destroyed the entire congregation, were it
not for Moses' intercession. However, He vowed that before the
Israelites might enter the Promised Land they would wander in
the desert for 40 years, until the entire rebellious generation -
those above 20 years of age should perish.
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SACKS, Mary, 67, of Palm Beach.
Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chap-
els, West Palm Beach.
SNIDER, Lillian. 76, of Lake Worth.
Riverside Guardian Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
SPECTOR. Evelyn, 63, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Chapel
West Palm Beach.
SPEIZER, Etta, 83. of Lake Worth.
Menorah Gardens & Funeral
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
TUMARKEN. Louis, 76, of West
Palm Beach. Levitt-Weinstein
Memorial Chapel, West Palm
WEINSTAT, Pearl. 71, of West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens ft Fun-
eral Home, West Palm Beach.
WEINSTEIN, Fannie, 84. of Century
Village. West Palm Beach. Levitt
Weinstein Memorial Chapel. West
Palm Beach.

Temple Judea Dedicates
New Chapel Ark
Friday, June 30, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Rabbi Joel Levine and Can-
tor Rita Shore will dedicate
Temple Judea's new Chapel
Ark on Friday evening, July 7
at 8:00 P.M. The Ark has been
donated by Esther Dorff and
her family, Eileen and Manny
Gonzalez, Jim and Sheila
Magrath, and Preston and
Nancy Mighdoll. The Ark will
be dedicated in memory of
Esther's husband, Samuel
The new Chapel Ark has
been designed and crafted by
Esther Dorff s son-in-law, Jim
Magrath, a specialist in
stained glass. Magrath, a
member of the Temple,
researched the concept of the
Ark and created the stained
glass designed to symbolize
birth, the days of our lives, the
mitzvot we must do through-
out life, the inevitable
"tzorus" (troubles) faced by
everyone, and the promise or
redemption. The stained glass
on the sides of the ark repre-
Storekeeper Law
Continued from Page 10
that: We are deliberately mis-
leading people about one of the
most important concerns in
their life their income.
We should not delude our-
selves into thinking otherwise.
Whenever we try on a dress,
take a test drive, or merely ask
the price of a camera, we are
implying the possibility of buy-
ing the item and this is
precisely what the salesperson
Why do such practices
violate Jewish law?
This is easily proved. How
would a salesperson react if we
told her the truth? "Miss, I
want you to know at the outset
that though I will be trying
some dress here, I will not buy
any of them here."
Obviously, if we said this,
the salesperson would cease
working with us, and the store
would certainly be morally
right in asking us to leave. The
store does not exist in order to
show items for people to buy
In addition to preventing us
from engaging in deliberate
deception, the storekeeper law
teaches a deeper lesson.
It makes us keenly aware
that we have obligations to-
ward people whom in general
we regard as beyond our obli-
Having learned of this law
some 20 years ago, from my
co-author Joseph Telushkin, I
have never regarded people
who work in stores the same as
I did before.
Every time I have entered a
store in the past 20 years, I
have been automatically forced
to recall my obligations toward
those working in the store.
And I know this to be true for
the many others to whom I
have taught this law.
This in itself would make
this law particularly useful in
eontemporary society. While
our society is obsessed with
rights, Judaism is obsessed
with obligations.
For example, Americans are
frequently made aware of con-
sumer rights. Yet, here we
have an instance where
Judaism teaches consumer
Ministry Suppressed Survey:
Hid Drift from Orthodoxy
sent the tree of life and the lost
tribes of Israel.
Rabbi Joel Levine and Can-
tor Rita Shore have prepared a
unique ceremony, proces-
sional, and spiritual message
for the occasion. The public is
invited. Children are welcome
and childcare is provided.
Deeper yet, the storekeeper
law forces one who observes it
to see salespeople in a differ-
ent light. Cognizance of this
law immediately transforms
salespeople from people whose
sole function it is to answer
our questions into individuals
with feelings and hopes for
earning a living.
One way of describing the
genius of this law is that it
forces us to establish an I-You
relationship with the person
behind the counter, rather
than retaining the usual Mt
relationship that we have with
people whom we meet only
once, in a service capacity.
Finally, the law can easily be
applied to much eise in life. If
you know you are riot going to
buy, don t imply that you
The powerful ramifications
of this principle were made
clear to me when, after I spoke
about this law, a young woman
told me how she wished the
men whom she dates would
live by this law: So often, men
imply interest that is in fact
not there.
Thus, for men who are dat-
ing women, a simple applica-
tion of this law would read: Do
not sleep with a woman if you
know that you have no inten-
tion of committing to her.
To many women, sexual inti-
macy implies the possibility of
a man's lasting commitment to
her. (If a man disagrees with
this assessment, let him, then,
simply state the truth: "I want
to sleep with you, but honesty
demands that I tell you now
that I will not commit to you.")
This law keeps you honest.
The storekeeper law is a
superb example of Judaism's
unique approach to making
people better. It does not
attempt to do so through gen-
eral principles such as love or
compassion, but through laws
that teach and enforce love
and compassion. This is
Judaism's greatness.
The next time a non-
observant Jew tells you that
since he is already a good
person, he has no need to
observe Jewish law, tell him
about the storekeeper law.
Dennis Prager is co-author of "The
Nine Questions People Ask About
Judaism" and is the editor of "Ulti-
mate Issues," a quarterly publication
from which the above is reprinted with
JERUSALEM Results of
a survey conducted on behalf
of the Israel Ministry of Religi-
ous Affairs have been largely
suppressed by the ministry,
evidently because the results
indicated the growing
strength of the Israel Move-
ment for Progressive Judaism
(Reform). The survey revealed
that, while the 74 percent of
the Israel population considers
itself secular, nine percent
describe themselves as sub-
scribing to Reform Judaism,
three percent Conservative, 12
percent Orthodox and two per-
cent "other".
The survey had been under-
taken about a year ago by the
Israel Institute for Applied
Social Research, and selected
portions of it were released by
the ministry around Rosh
Hashana. Only recently did
copies of the results come into
the Beginning
An exhibit highlighting the
beginning of aviation in Israel
(Palestine) has opened at the
Maison de France on the
Hebrew University of Jerusa-
lem's Givat Ram campus.
Sponsored by the Geography
Department and the Divisior.
for Development and Public
Relations of the University, it
consists mainly of historic pho-
tographs and press clippings
on the first flights to Palestine
by French and Turkish pilots.
the hands of the Israel Move-
ment for Progressive Judaism.
"It is disturbing, in princi-
ple, that the ministry did not
reveal these significant
results," says Meir Azari,
executive director of the Israel
Movement for Progressive
Judaism. "Aside from the fact
that this is a manifestation of
the fear that the Orthodox
stream has of our movement,
we are particularly distressed
over the abdication of respon-
sibility which this represents,
on the part of the Ministry of
Religious Affairs. The Minis-
try is deliberately ignoring the
needs of the growing public
which identifies with the lib-
eral Judaism movements."
Upon being asked by an
Israeli journalist for a
response to the findings by the
Israel Movement for Progres-
sive Judaism, Zevulun Orlev,
director-general of the Religi-
ous Affairs Ministry, accused
the Movement of fabrication.
Upon being told by the repor-
ters that he had copies of the
survey, Orlev gave his official
reaction: "No comment."
The Ministry of Religious
Affairs was created to serve
the religious needs of Israel's
entire population. Accord-
ingly, while it recognizes the
requirements of the Moslem
and Christian communities, no
recognition or services are
extended to the non-Orthodox
Jewish movements.
As a result, the members of
the Israel Movement for Pro-
gressive Judaism must see to
their own funding for syna-
gogues, prayer books, Torah
scrolls, rabbinical salaries,
education and the like; support
which Orthodox congregations
receive from the government.
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Page 16 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, June 30, 1989
A Year of Miracles
Your JCC Is really on the move!!! Some of our accomplish
ments over the past year include the opening of two Pre-
schools, with three new Early Childhood Centers to
open this Fall. Three Senior Centers are now fully
operational, the JCC Thrift Shop has been upgraded
and renovated. Programming has also undergone
expansion in the areas of Cultural Arts, with our
new Symphony Orchestra, Choir, and the housing
of the National Jewish Theatre in our new Social
Center. Health and Physical Education
introduced an Aquatics Program designed
and implemented by a nationally
known aquatics consultant.
Three new groups were formed: the Young Couples Club, the
Mr&Mrs Club, and the Business Advisory Committee. In addi-
tion your JCC produced a variety of new and existing pro-
grams and special events too numerous to mention. With the
relocation of its Administrative Offices on the Jewish
Community Campus, the JCC is preparing for the
realization of its dream, the opening of a full-service
Center. As construction begins this Fall, the JCC lays the
groundwork to offer the Palm Beaches a first-class
^ facility and outstanding programs. Now is the time to
get involved with your JCC. With the support of the
community, the Jewish Community Center of the
Greater Palm Beaches will become the nation's
premiere center. Participate in making the dream
come true, call 689-7700 today.
Q JCC President Stvn Shapiro (left) look* on at County Commit
norm Carol Robert* addrtti the crowd gathered on June 2 to
celebrate the twin dedications of the JCC Senior & Social Center
and the Administrative Offices located on the Jewish Community
Campus. Q Outgoing JCC Vice President, Linda Zwickel. who is now a
member of the Honorary Board of Trustees, receives roses from JCC
President Steven Shapiro at the 14th JCC Annual Meeting (June 11) of
which Mrs. Zwickel was chairperson. |] Representative Lois Frankcl (center)
receives award at JCC Annual Meeting. JCC President Steven Shapiro
(left) and JCC Executive Director Steven Kaplantky (right) presented the
award. DSteven Shapiro (left) and Steven Kaplansky present award to
Senator Eleanor Weinstock at Annual Meeting. Q JCC's hard working volun-
teers were honored at the JCC Volunteers Annual Luncheon on Thursday.
June 8. Q Mother and children enjoy the beautiful Olympic size pool at the
grand opening of the JCC's Camp Shalom & Family Park on May 29. Q In
attendance for the June 2 dedication of the JCCs Administrative Offices on the
Jewish Community Campus were youngest JCC member, Bradan Harris List and
most senior JCC member, Abe Goldberg. D Preschoolers, parents, and teachers had
a wonderful time at the First Anniversary Celebration of Preschool West on May 30.
2} Irving Kantrowitz (left) Past President of Congregation Beth Kodesh, receives award
from Executive Director Steven Kaplansky at the First Anniversary Celebration of
JCC's Boynton Beach Senior Center on May, 31. QD Executive Director Kaplansky
addresses the attendees at the dedication of the JCCs Administrative Offices on the
Jewish Community Campus, June 2. QQ Alan Miler, (left) new member of the JCC
Board of Directors, with Steven Shapiro (center), and Alec Engehtein. President of
the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County (left) at the Annual Meeting.
3151 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
(407) 689-7700
FAX: (407) 478-3060

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