The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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West Palm Beach, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
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August 11, 1989
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Rabin Lauds Global Effort To Free Hostages
Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid
(top) was kidnapped by
Israeli commandos. In
reprisal, Shiite extremists
apparently killed U.S.
Marine Col. William R.
Higgins (right).
national attention focused on
the current hostage crisis has
improved the chances of
effecting the release of Israeli
soldiers and foreign hostages
held by terrorists in Lebanon,
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin said recently.
Speaking with reporters,
Rabin joined Israel's Foreign
Ministry in welcoming tie
diplomatic efforts of the
United States, the Soviet
Union and Britain in working
for a swift release of all hos-
tages, including three Israeli
soldiers held since 1986.
The Foreign Ministry also
repeated its offer of a prisoner
swap, saying in a statement
that "we stand ready to
release Sheikh Abdul Karim
Obeid and Shiite prisoners in
exchange for the Israeli POWs
and all the hostages of other
Stephen Abramson,
Leader, Dies
Stephen Abramson, Jewish
communal leader and past
president of Florida Home
Builders, died Wednesday,
August 1, of Cancer. He was
Thirty-year residents of
Palm Beach County, Abram-
son and his wife Ruthe were an
active couple in the Jewish
community here. Abramson
headed the building committee
for the Joseph L. Morse Geria-
Synagogue Membership:
Teacher's Learning
Fair III...................Pa*3
The Cruel Irony
of'Organization of
the Oppressed"......Pages
Summer Camp In
Ladispoli................Page 7
Uspensky's Promised
trie Center in West Palm
Beach. The Center is now com-
pleting an $18 million addition.
This past year the Abram-
sons were Co-chairs for the
premiere Golden Jubilee Din-
ner Dance and Palm Beach
County representatives on the
Golden Jubilee Mission to
Romania and Israel. Abram-
son also sat on the board of
directors at Temple Israel in
West Palm Beach.
"Stephen was an exceptional
individual," said Alec Engel-
stein, President of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County and a good family
friend. "His death will be a
great loss to the Jewish com-
munity, but his good deeds and
wise council will stand in his
In addition to serving twice
as president of the State Home
Builders, he was president of
the Palm Beach County chap-
ter several times and sat on
the board of directors for the
national association.
Mr. Abramson, born and
raised in Baltimore, came to
Florida in 1958 after his family
business manufacturing
metal products dissolved.
He went to school at night
during his first two years in
Florida, taking courses in
Continued on Page 10
Building Committee Negotiates
On JCCampus Contractor
The Building Committee for the JCCampus Corporation, chaired
by Alan Miller, met last week at the Jewish Federation to review
the contract with the company being considered for the general
contractor of the project. Pictured above: Alan Gordon, Legal
Counsel to the committee, Alan Miller, Committee Chair.
Members of the committee pictured above are (back to front, 1-r)
Ronald Levinson, Dr. Eric Weiner, Jewish Family & Children's
Service President, Neil Newstein, JF&CS Exec. Dir.. Clifford
Hertz, Seymour Fine. Steve Kaplansky, Jewish Community
Center Exec. Dir., Steve Shapiro, JCC President, Alec Engel-
stein, Jewish Federation President. Members of the committee
not pictured: Robert Abrams. Arthur Meyer, David Schwartz,
Fred Singer.
It was Israel's July 28 abduc-
tion of Obeid, a senior leader
of the pro-Iranian Hezbollah,
or Party of God, that precipi-
tated the current crisis.
A terrorist group calling
itself the Organization for the
Oppressed on Earth claimed
Monday to have hanged U.S.
Marine Lt. Col. William Hig-
gins in retaliation for the
sheikh's abduction.
Another group, the Revolu-
tionary Justice Organization,
set a Thursday deadline for
killing U.S. hostage Joseph
Cicippio unless Israel released
Despite the protests and
threats, the Foreign Ministry
on Thursday continued to
defend Israel's abduction of
It listed those Israelis
thought to be held hostage in
Lebanon, including two sol-
diers being held for 41 months
since they were captured in
February 1986, and an air
force officer being held 33
months since October 1986.
The ministry also referred to
three Israeli soldiers who have
been held captive for 95
months since June 1982, and
about whose fate nothing is
"Our patience has been
tested too long, our goodwill
was brutally exploited," the
ministry said in a statement.
"Resolve and firmness on
Continued on Page 7

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 11, 1989
Singles To Seniors
Can Benefit From
Synagogue Membership
In our secular society, syna-
gogue membership is held by a
distressingly small percentage
of the Jewish population. This
percentage of affiliation is
even lower in areas of rapid
population growth such as
Palm Beach County, where
only about 20 per cent of the
Jewish households report syn-
agogue membership.
*n the move away from more
established centers of Jewish
population, where membership
may have been a family cus-
tom, many Jews appear to
have left this tradition behind.
Caught up in the new freedom
and variety of activities
offered by retirement or in the
rigors of establishing a new
business or professional car-
eer, many newcomers to our
area apparently don't feel the
need to belong to a synagogue.
Families with school age
children and observant Jews
appear to be the primary
groups which place a high pri-
ority on joining a synagogue
soon after settling into a new
community. For many other
Jews, even those who may
support other Jewish organiza-
tions and causes, synagogue
affiliation appears to be a low
priority matter.
Yet those Jews who statisti-
cally are less likely to maintain
synagogue membership sin-
gles, young couples, senior citi-
zens, tne widowed, the
divorced are often the ones
who stand to gain the most
from synagogue membership.
Synagogues continue to serve
their traditional role as the
centers of Jewish life in the
community the place where
Jews not only assemble to pray
and to study but where they
celebrate births, b'nai mitzvot
and weddings or come to
mourn or receive solace in
times of sorrow. Each of these
life cycle events either
requires or is greatly enhanced
in the presence of a congrega-
tion of caring fellow Jews. In
this modern age where fami-
lies are spread from one end of
the country to another, the
synagogue congregation can
serve as a surrogate for the
extended family structure a
place to establish new friend-
ships across social, economic
and generational lines.
While acquaintances stem-
ming from community or
workplace contacts are often
based on limited shared cir-
cumstances, synagogue con-
tacts are more likely to
develop into close friendships
because they stem from a
broader based, more deeply
felt heritage and convictions.
Common religious back-
ground, traditions, family his-
tory, shared experiences, out-
look on life and ambitions are
but a few of the reasons for the
close friendships that congre-
gational activities seem to
Each congregation offers its
members the opportunity to
share with others the individ-
ual accomplishments and joy-
ous occasions of life as well as
to receive consolation or coun-
seling in times of difficulty.
Each synagogue community
serves as a Jewish home for its
members, offering the oppor-
tunity to pray in familiar and
comfortable surroundings, the
opportunity to learn more
about Judaism, its history and
relevance in contemporary
society, the opportunity to par-
ticipate in social and cultural
activities and the opportunity
to enrich one's life through
meeting and working with
like-minded people on worth-
while community and congre-
gational activities.
And what is the cost of all of
these benefits? Never more
than you can afford! No syna-
gogue denies membership in
instances of financial need and
most offer dues schedules spe-
cifically designed for singles,
young couples and senior citi-
zens. So what's your
excuse? Call the synagogue of
your choice and inquire about
membership. You've got
everything to gain and nothing
to lose.
Ron Schram is a member of the
Synagogue/Federation Relations Com-

Join The Education Department of the
Jewish Federation
Of Palm Beach County
For a Morning of Study and Fellowship at
Learning Fair hi
In Co-Sponsorship with The Educator's Council
Sunday, August 27, 1989
9:00 a.m.-12 noon
Jewish Community Day School
5801 Parker Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Registration Fee: $10
Open to Educators and School Committee Members
RSVP: Peg, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, 832-2120
BIBLICAL INSPIRATION: Fashion-design students at Shenkar College in Ramat Gan, Israel,
display original designs based on the theme of the Book of Ruth. Other students in the
Revlon-Shenkar competition designed bathing suits for Eve, the first lady of the Book of Genesis.
Jewish Agency Increases
Absorption Budget
Forecasts Over 7,000 Soviet Immigrants This Year
The following was "faxed"
last week to Jewish Federa-
tions nationwide to provide up-
to-date information on the role
of the Jewish Agency, sup-
ported by the Federatum/UJA
Passage To Freedom Cam-
paign, in the resettlement pro-
cess of Soviet Jews in Israel.
The Jewish Agency's (JAFI)
immigration and absorption
budget has been increased by
$27 million for the fiscal year
1989-90. The Agency is expect-
ing most of the additional
amount from the United Jew-
ish Appeal's Passage to Free-
dom Campaign.
The JAFI Board of Gover-
nors, meeting in Jerusalem,
recently adopted a resolution
concerning Soviet Jewish
immigration and absorption.
The main points of the resolu-
tion follow: The first priority
for migration of Soviet Jews
must be resettlement in Israel;
Efforts should continue to
secure direct flights from the
Soviet Union to Israel for
those Soviet Jews holding
Israeli visas; A dramatic
increase in the proportion of
Soviet Jews going to Israel
will be facilitated by Jewish
education, tours to Israel and
information campaigns
designed to counter falsehoods
about life in Israel; Freedom of
choice of destination may be
maintained through direct
transportation arrangements
for those who choose to
migrate to Diaspora countries;
All constituent organizations
are urged to continue advo-
cacy activities for freedom of
emigration on behalf of Soviet
Jews and Jews in other coun-
tries of distress.
The Board of Governors
declared that this total endea-
vor can be implemented
through the active partnership
of World Jewry through the
Jewish Agency, together with
the Government and people of
Israel. The Jewish Agency has
committed itself to the devel-
opment of Jewish and Zionist
education and culture in the
Soviet Unioin; to influence the
relevant authorities toward
direct flights from the Soviet
Union to Israel and to assure
every new immigrant of a
place of residence either
through absorption centers or
through the direct absorption
process when he or she arrives
in Israel.
The Jewish Agency reported
that although the 1989/90
budget is based on the expecta-
tion of 14,000 new immi-
grants, conservative estimates
now forecast an overall 50%
increase for the year. From
the Soviet Union alone, the
increase has already been even
more dramatic, with a 177
percent increase for the first
six months of 1989 over the
same period last year.
Jewish Agency statistics
show that although Soviet
immigrants arrive with limited
capital resources they inte-
grate smoothly into Israeli
society and are established in a
very short time. After only
five years in Israel almost 50%
of the new Soviet immigrants
own their own apartments.
Soviet aliyah tends to be more
permanent than that of immi-
grants from other countries.
Mendel Kaplan, Chairman of
the Jewish Agency Board of
Governors, announced the
Agency's immediate tasks: a)
prevail upon the Government
to make permanent housing
available; b) improve the
absorption center process by
the reduction of long-term res-
idents and the utilization of the
facilities for new olim; c) per-
suade the Government to sup-
plement the services currently
offered for direct absorption
by allowing the participation
Continued on Page 7
Syria: Mutilate Israelis
Syria, which possesses
chemical weapons, issued the
following ominous threat
through its national press: "It
is not difficult for our people to
use against them (Israelis) the
weapons of physical mutila-
tion, especially those disfigur-
ing the face. It is not difficult
to use these weapons even in
the streets of Tel Aviv, Net-
anya, Petah Teqwa, Haifa,
Hadera, and other cities and
settlements ... It is not diffi-
cult for us to wage this sort of
war against them so that the
Israelis will be distinguished
by their mutilated faces."
The weapons of Zionist ran-
cor being used against our
people will not give the Zion-
ists victory and supremacy.
Rather, they will bring to them
even more evil than that they
intended for our people. They
will turn their lives into
unbearable hell so that, ulti-
mately, they will retreat with
total failure. Every Zionist
who defends the crimes of the
criminal Zionist leaders will
risk the same fate" (Damascus
Domestic Service, July 3).
Following the bus attack in
which 16 people, including one
American, were killed and 27
wounded, Syria's government-
controlled media reported:
"From the heart of all this
malignant climate, a heroic
Palestinian Arab youth carried
out the bus operation ... No
Israeli who serves as a soldier
on the West Bank and Gaza
Strip and later becomes a civil-
ian can be safe from punish;
ment inside the Zionist entity
(Damascus Domestic Service,
July 8).
Reprinted with permission from Near
East Report.

Friday, August 11, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Teacher's Third Annual Learning Fair
During the third annual
teacher's Learning Fair, spon-
sored by the Education
Department of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County and the Educator's
Council, seven experiential, in-
depth workshops will be
offered to participants, bring-
ing them together with an
array of highly qualified edu-
From 9 a.m. to 12 noon,
Sunday, August 27, educators
and school committee mem-
bers will meet at the Jewish
Community Day School to
learn about the following:
'Hebrew Decoding Skills
with Shula Ben David, one of
the outstanding Hebrew
instructors in the Miami area:
This class will provide new
techniques in teaching Hebrew
reading, comprehension and
oral skills;
'Problem Solving in High
School, with Dr. Larry Mack, a
local clinical psychologist: This
session will examine classroom
situations involving problem
solving in the various areas of
the Jewish school curriculum.
Dr. Mack's approach will be
primarily, but not exclusively,
directed to junior high and
high school teachers;
'Early Childhood Rhythms,
with Barbara Palatnik: Ms.
Palatnik, a consultant for
"Early Child Education" in
the Chicago area, returns by
popular request to conduct a
workshop on "Music, Rhythm
& Hebrew" for the early child-
hood classroom. Barbara's
creative approach is directed
primarily to pre-school teach-
ers but will include the pri-
mary grades as well;
'Arts & Crafts Year-Round,
with liana Burgess:Also
brought back by popular
demand, Ms. Burgess' class
will be applicable to teachers
of all age levels. She will pro-
vide materials and techniques
Leon Uris, Ernie Michel
To Join UJA Dor I/Dor Mission
for teaching Jewish holidays in
a creative manner;
'Cook & Like It, with Mari-
lyn Leroy: Once again, Ms.
Leroy will offer her expertise
and talents in cooking for the
Sabbath and holidays with a
"hands on" approacch and
goodies to eat;
'Grouping and Multi-Level
Teaching, with Dr. Leon
Weissberg: A previous guest
in our area, Dr. Weissberg has
conducted seminars on class-
room management and disci-
pline. His workshop will be
suitable for teachers of all age
'Songs to Share, with Arlene
Solomon: Ms. Solomon will be
returning to us again to teach
her wonderful music for the
High Holy Days, fall holidays
and Chanukah.
Refreshments will be served
and participants can buy learn-
ing materials, books and sup-
plies throughout the morning.
Registration is $10. The
Jewish Community Day School
is located at 5801 Parker Ave-
nue in West Palm Beach. For
reservations and information,
please call Peg at the Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
New York, N.Y. The
internationally renowned
novelist, Leon Uris, author of
"Mila 18," the best-selling
novel about the Warsaw
Ghetto Uprising, will be one of
the leaders of the United Jew-
ish Appeal's Dor L'Dor Major
Gifts Mission to Poland and
Israel, October 23-30.
Ernie Michel, a former
Executive Vice President of
the UJA-Federation of New
York who is a survivor of
several concentration camps,
will join Uris as a scholar-in-
residence on the Poland por-
tion of this prestigious mis-
Alan L. Shulman, Mission
Chairman, said the mission
will feature a personal look at
this chapter of Jewish history
from the special perspectives
of the two men-Uris, who
wrote about it, and Michel,
who lived it.
Contributors of $50,000 and
over and their adult children
(ages 18 and older) will travel
together on this mission to
examine Jewish history and
heritage, commemorate vic-
tims of the Holocaust, explore
modem Israel and learn about
the programs and services sup-
ported by the UJA/Federation
Campaign. Dor 1'dor means
from generation to generation.
Uris will take the partici-
pants to Mila 18, the bunker
which served as the command
post for the Warsaw Ghetto
Fighters led by Mordechai
Anielewicz. The author will
serve as a personal guide in
Poland for the mission, shar-
ing insights about the place he
knows so well. Participants
will receive a copy of his book.
Born in Baltimore, Uris is
the author of "Exodus," and a
number of acclaimed and best-
selling novels including "Bat-
tle Cry", "The Angry Hills,"
"Armageddon," "Exodus
Revisited," "Topaz," "QB
VII," "Ireland, a Terrible
Beauty," "Trinity," "Jerusa-
lem, Song of Songs," "Ireland
Revisited" and "The Haj." He
also wrote the screenplay for
"Gunfight at the OK Corral,"
one of the classic film West-
His books have made a great
impact on their readers. Bobby
Sands, the Irish hunger
striker, memorized "Trinity"
and recited it from memory to
fellow inmates. "Exodus" also
had a striking impact on Soviet
Jewry where for many years it
was the definitive source of
information on Israel. The
book became one of the rally-
ing forces of Soviet Jewry.
Underground translations and
black market copies were
available at great risk.
"Battle Cry" remains an
important novel about the
Marine Corps and one of the
most popular books about
World War II.
Michel, the former Execu-
tive Vice President of the
UJA-Federation of New York,
is a survivor of Auschwitz,
Buchenwald and other concen-
tration camps. Born in Ger-
many, Michel was sent as a
young boy to his first labor
camp in 1939. He escaped from
a death march shortly before
the end of the war, and later
found work as an interpreter
for the US Military Govern-
ment and as a special corre-
spondent for the German
News Agency at the first Nur-
emberg War Crimes Trial.
Shortly after emigrating to
the US, Michel became a
reporter and later joined the
UJA first as a speaker and
later as a professional. Michel
has been affiliated with both
the federation and national
UJA for 42 years.
Today Michel is one of the
leaders and spokesman of the
Holocaust survivor commun-
ity. He served as founding
chairman of the first World
Gathering of Jewish Holocaust
Survivors which took place in
Israel in 1981 and was one of
the principal organizers and
honorary Chairman of the
April 1983 American Gather-
ing of Jewish Holocaust Survi-
vors in Washington, D.C.
In addition to the scholars-
in-residence, there will be sev-
eral resource people in Poland.
Among them is Warsaw-born
Benjamin Meed of New York
who will provide a special
dimension having been a mem-
ber of the Warsaw Unde-
rground and having assumed
many missions on both sides of
the ghetto walls. Meed, who is
chairman of the Warsaw
Ghetto Uprising Commemora-
tion Committee, will focus on
life in the ghetto. He is one of
the founders of the American
Gathering of Jewish Holocaust
Survivors which he now serves
as president and is a member
of the US Holocaust Memorial
Other resource people sched-
uled to participate are Paula
Borenstein and Akiva Kohane,
both of the American Jewish
Joint Distribution Committee
Ernie Michel
Highlights of the mission to
Israel will include visits to
absorption centers and Youth
Aliyah villages, special brief-
ings by Rabbi David Hartman,
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin, Dr. Baruch Gitlis, Dir-
ector of the Institute for the
Analysis of Propaganda and
Simcha Dinitz, Jewish Agency
Chairman; visits to the homes
of prominent Israelis; special
programs at Yad Vashem and
Mount Herzl with Deputy Min-
ister of Foreign Affairs Benja-
min Netanyahu and dinner at
the Knesset with Prime Minis-
ter Yitzhak Shamir.
For more information,
please contact Harold Post,
Dor L'Dor Mission Director,
(216) 991-4306, or Hillary
Charap, Dor L'Dor Mission
Manager, (212) 818-9100.
of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
invites you to a
Thursday, August 24,1989, 6:00 p.m.
at the
Manufacturers Bank and Trust of Florida
The Harbour, 2401 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens
Guest Speaker F. TED BROWN JR.
on the local history of Palm Beach County,
changes in real estate and an outlook to the future
Cocktails & Hors d'oevres
R.S.V.P. by August 18,1989
$5.00 per person
Hold The Date
Business & Professional Women's Group
cordially invites you to join us for dinner
and a thought provoking opening program
Perspectives On Abortion
Rabbi Oscar Werner, Congregation Aitz Chaim
The Honorable Lois Frankel, State Representative
Wednesday evening, September 6,1989
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Palm Beach Airport Hilton
190 Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach
$20 per person
Include* Kosher Dinner and Progrui
Plea* RSVP by Aigut 30,1989

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 11, 1989
Dealing With Terrorism
Israel was totally within its rights as a
sovereign nation in its abduction of the leader
of the Hezbollah, the pro-Iranian, Shiite ter-
rorist organization centered in south Lebanon.
The evidence is overwhelming that Sheik
Abdul Karim Obeid, is indeed responsible for
the kidnapping of Col. William Higgins, the
American officer who was serving with UN
forces when he himself was seized by Hezbol-
lah last year.
Hezbollah alone is responsible for the safety
of Col. Higgins, since it was the Hezbollah
which took him hostage. Assignment by some
in this country of all or part of the responsibil-
ity to Israel, because of its abduction of the
Sheik, is totally improper.
Whether or not Israel should have taken its
action well within southern Lebanon, and
outside of her self-proclaimed security zone, is
another question. Certainly Israel has every
right to seek to regain its three soldiers and
airmen held by the Hezbollah, but it is far from
certain that the radical Shite forces will
bargain for their kidnapped leader.
U.S. efforts to free the 17 Western hostages
in Lebanon have been an abysmal failure. One
of the hostages, AP bureau chief Terry Ander-
son, has been captive since March 1985. At
least the Israelis are doing something.
The accommodationists would tell us not to
rock the boat, not to rile up the terrorists by
going after one of their own. Keep the status
quo, while the bloodthirsty captors dump one
body and search for more trade bait. There
can be no accommodation with terrorism.
The United Nations also must take speedy
action, and must call for the immediate release
of all hostages. Israel already has announced
its willingness to do just that, even though it
has hundreds more prisoners than the total of
Israeli and western hostages.
This is the time for leadership on the part of
the United States, and for even-handedness on
the part of the UN. Justice demands no less.
U.S. Palestinians And The PLO
For those who missed it,
CBS News ran a story May 27
on its West 57th magazine
show documenting how
"hundreds of millions of dol-
lars are being made illegally"
in America and then sent to
the West Bank to fund "what
the FBI calls 'political and
terrorist activities." "
The report said Palestinians
from the town of Deir Dibwan
in the West Bank described
to be "at the center of radical
political activity and organized
crime" control a network of
Palestinians that operates in
cities around the United
States. Their money-making
ventures include a black mar-
ket food stamp ring, the sale of
counterfeit audio tapes, and
the distribution of fraudulent
coupons. Correspondent
Karen Burnes said the coupon
fraud earned $186 million.
"Most of the money," she said,
"disappeared with the Pales-
tinians, but one left a forward-
ing address, Deir Dibwan."
An insurance attorney told
Burnes that 92 stores in Cali-
fornia were engaged in funnel-
ing money to the territories
through the Palestinian Arab
Fund. The Fund was supposed
to help widows and orphans,
but the attorney said this was
unlikely given the amount of
money that left the country
$70 million in 1981.
Burnes interviewed a Brow-
ard County detective who
headed a task force investigat-
ing what she characterized as
"a costly and pervasive pat-
tern of Palestinian criminal
activity in Florida." Detective
Don Cannon told Burnes that
these Palestinians were moti-
vated by "a passion for their
homeland as well as the ????"
He said the Palestinians were
not organized in the traditional
sense applied to the Mafia, but
their actions still were "an
organized crime." When asked
what happened to the money
from these crimes, Canon said:
"Raw intelligence says it's
being sent back to fund the PLO
or PFLP or the intifada."
Israeli officials have fre-
quently claimed that Palestini-
ans from the United States try
to smuggle money into the
territories. This was one rea-
son for imposing strict cur-
rency laws on visitors. Burnes
offered evidence to support
the Israeli charge, citing the
example of a Palestinian
grandmother who took money
out of the country hidden in
her clothes. She also found
affidavits in Memphis describ-
ing a Palestinian who tried to
go to the Middle East carrying
20 stacks of fifty and one-
hundred dollar bills that were
each a foot high.
It would be a mistake to
suggest that Palestinians are
ciminals. The number involved
in illegal activity is undoubt-
edly small, but Burnes said the
FBI did confirm "that some
small Palestinian businesses
across America use the money
they generate to support the
Even more ominous was the
revelation that Palestinians
may be involved in more
violent activities. Two Pales-
tinians were caught, for exam-
ple, trying to buy guns to ship
to Jordan to "kill Jews."
Burnes said CBS obtained
documents showing that New
Mexico police found pictures of
Al Fatah fighters living in the
United States and bomb plans
drawn on Al Fatah's letter-
head. She added that "Al
Fatah has been linked to ter-
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Allow me to introduce
myself. My name is Robert
LeNeve. I am writing to
express my personal thanks,
gratitude and appreciation (to
Dr. Elliot Schwartz) on behalf
of myself and colleagues who
attended the recent Facing
History conference in Boston,
MA. Thanks to you and the
Federation's generosity in
funding us, not only did we
have a very enjoyable week in
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Can Israel Try A Palestinian Fairly?
NEW YORK, (JTA) Issue of whether a suspected
Palestinian terrorist can receive a fair trial in Israel has
taken center stage in a federal court in Brooklyn.
Mahmoud El-Abed Ahmad, a naturalized American
citizen who was bom in the West Bank city of Ramallah
has been charged in Israel with taking part in an attack on
an Egged bus in the West Bank in 1986, an attack which
left the bus driver dead and a passenger wounded.
The U.S. government has been seeking Ahmad's extradi-
tion to Israel for more than two years, to face a string of
charges including murder.
Court sources say a final ruling on the appeal now before
Judge Weinstein is not expected until late September.
I would like to also inform
you that my own opinion of the
overall program is one of top
quality and excellence. The
wide variety of speakers, topic
specialists and video materials
was sensational. I was pleased
to be a part of it, and I will
pledge to you now, that in my
own classroom at Palm Beach
Lakes High School next spring
in my Psychology class, I will
run a 2-1/2 to 3-1/3 week pro-
gram based on recommenda-
tions of the staff, and my own
additional plans and materials.
Finally, let me also express
our thanks for the Federa-
tions' renewal of its support
for the (current) year. This will
allow other teachers the oppor-
tunity to learn from this pro-
gram, and hopefully apply its
practices and principles.
Robert LeNeve
Staff Member, Social Studies
Palm Beach Lakes
High School

Friday, August 11, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
The Cruel Irony Of The
"Organization Of The Oppressed"
is behind the Organization of
the Oppressed on Earth that
kidnapped and has reportedly
hanged U.S. Marine Lt. Col.
William Higgins? What is the
background of this shadowy
terrorist cell?
This Lebanese Shiite faction
is ideologically and operation-
ally linked to the Iranian-
backed Hezbollah, or Party of
God. It apparently seeks to
draw its inspiration from the
late Ayatollah Ruhollah Kho-
meini, who declared in a meet-
ing with the Syrian Foreign
Minister on Aug. 16, 1979, "I
hope that a party under the
name of the 'Party of the
Oppressed' will be formed
throughout the world."
This new party, which Kho-
meini said was to be synony-
mous with the Party of God,
was intended "to actualize the
promise of Islam, which means
the reign of the oppressed over
the oppressors and their inher-
itance of the earth."
A group bearing this name
first surfaced in Beirut in
December 1985, when it
announced it was executing
two Lebanese Jews from
among four it had kidnapped
in March 1985.
Two additional Lebanese
Jewish hostages were killed by
this extremist group in Febru-
ary 1986, after Israel failed to
meet the group's demands to
release all its Lebanese and
Palestinian prisoners and to
withdraw from "all occupied
The Organization of the
Oppressed claimed that those
executed had all been "spies"
for Israel, but a close investi-
gation of their personal back-
grounds demonstrates that
none of the victims had been
involved in Lebanese politics
or in the Arab-Israel conflict.
The only thing they had in
common was that they were
born Jewish and had remained
in Moslem-controlled West
Beirut after most Lebanese
Jews had fled the strife-torn
Indeed, the random nature
of the attacks on the helpless
Jews was made clear in a
statement by this terrorist
group on Dec. 28, 1985, when
it warned that unless all its
demands against Israel were
met, it would kill not only
those it had already kidnapped
but would strike against other
Jews "on whom we may lay
our hands."
Among the best known and
most highly respected of the
Jewish victims was Dr. Elie
Hallak, a pediatrician, who
was called "the doctor of the
poor," because he often
treated without fee needy
Lebanese and Palestinian
patients irrespective of their
religion or political affiliation.
In a poignant public chal-
lenge to the kidnappers, his
wife, Rachel, described his
benevolent career and the
unsuccessful efforts by his
many friends to secure his
release. Her open letter was
published in the Lebanese
press and in the French daily
Le Monde on March 5, 1986.
Well-placed Lebanese
sources believe that the moti-
vation of the Organization of
the Oppressed was not purely
ideological or political. It is
believed that more pecuniary
motives were also at work:
The poor Shiites coveted the
homes and communal proper-
ties of the once-prosperous
Jewish community, and pre-
ssured the kidnap victims to
turn over title to property and
bank accounts to persons
designated by the terrorist
The first Jew to be killed by
the Organization of the
Oppressed was Haim Cohen,
38, a department store
accountant, who left a wife
and three young children.
The second was Professor
Isaac Tarrab, 70, a retired
mathematics teacher. The
third Jew murdered was Ibra-
him (Abraham) Benisti, 34,
who helped run a small family
shop. His body was found by
the Lebanese police on Feb.
16, 1986 in a street in Moslem
West Beirut near the "green
line" border with Christian
East Beirut.
The Beirut coroner reported
that Benisti's body bore signs
of torture and beatings to the
head. He had been shot twice
and then strangled. The
Organization of the Oppressed
also abducted and subse-
quently killed his brother
Joseph, 33, and their father,
Yehudah, 68.
This radical Shiite band has
claimed to have executed a
total of nine Jews whom it had
abducted, including Isaac Sas-
son, 68, the president of the
Lebanese Jewish community.
Only three bodies have been
recovered. The terrorist group
has refused to release the bocf-
ies of any of the latter victims,
despite the urgent appeals of
their families to the Lebanese
authorities and to the interna-
tional community.
Some family members still
cling desperately to the hope
that their loved ones may still
be alive.
More than two years have
now passed since July 24,
1987, when Joseph Mizrahi,
acting president of the Leban-
ese Jewish community, dis-
patched a personal appeal to
U.N. Secretary-General Javier
Perez de Cuellar urging him
"in the name of the most ele-
mentary human rights" to use
all of his moral authority to
help the Jewish community
recover the remains of the
murdered Jews so that they
could be laid to rest in accord-
ance with Jewish traditions.
Mizrahi emphasized the
gratuitous cruelty of the ter-
rorists' behavior, since "there
is no conceivable political
advantage that can accrue to
the killers."
Moreover, he noted, "even
the most bloodthirsty terror-
ists who have given their lives
for what they believe to be
their cause have been buried,
and nobody has contested this
most elementary right to a
proper burial."
As our hearts fill with fresh
grief and outrage at the mur-
der of Col. Higgins, I find
tragically apt some words spo-
ken at an ecumenical service
held in New York on Jan. 8,
1986, as a memorial for the
first two murdered Lebanese
Jewish hostages, and as a plea
for redemption of all held cap-
tive in Lebanon.
The Rev. Joseph Hare, presi-
dent of Fordham University,
poignantly declared:
"It is once again a cruel
irony that the murderers of
Haim Cohen and Isaac Tarrab
should dare to call themselves
representatives of the
oppressed of the world. No
greater human oppression is
possible than the reduction of
individual human beings to
nameless symbols whose lives
are snuffed out in some sterile
political gesture."
Dr. George E. Gruen is director of
Middle East affaire for the American
Jewish Committee.
Jews Still Not Making It In Corporate America, Study Shows
Jews are among the most
visible American minorities.
They have gained prominence
in law, medicine, entertain-
ment, art, politics, and acade-
mia. As entrepreneurs, they
have built and managed
numerous successful organiza-
tions. Outbreaks of conspicu-
ous anti-Semitism are rare in
the U.S. To all appearances,
Jews have found virtually com-
plete acceptance in America.
However, according to a
study conducted by noted man-
agement expert Abraham Kor-
man, a quiet but powerful anti-
Semitism persists in America's
boardrooms. His findings indi-
cate that Jews are being sys-
tematically excluded from
senior management positions
in corporate America. In fact,
says Korman, the larger a
company is, the less likely it is
to hire or promote Jewish
Americans to executive or
senior management positions.
Abraham K. Korman is the
Wollman Distinguished Pro-
fessor of Management at Bar-
uch College, City University of
New York. Author of numer-
ous books and articles in the
areas of careers, work motiva-
tion, leadership, and organiza-
tional development, he has
consulted for such Fortune 500
companies as Beatrice Foods,
IBM, American Airlines, RCA,
and Lever Brothers, among
His investigation of the hir-
ing and promotion patterns of
the Fortune 500 companies
reveals disturbing evidence of
widespread discrimination
against Jews. Korman found
that the industries that had the
highest reported sales and the
most employees had the lowest
number of Jews in senior posi-
tions. Less than 5 percent of
the senior executives
employed by these industries
are Jewish, a figure, says Kor-
man, that is well below the
nationwide norm.
The numbers are even more
revealing in similar analyses
Korman conducted among the
Fortune 100 companies and
the Fortune Service 500. The
results are particularly star-
tling among the utilities, com-
mercial banking, and life insur-
ance industries, which have
well over $1 trillion dollars in
assets and employ more than 4
million people. Jews occupy,
on average, little better than 3
percent of the senior manage-
ment positions in this group.
Commenting on his findings,
Korman points out that Ameri-
can corporations are willing to
employ Jews as outside con-
sultants and in a variety of
staff and professional posi-
tions but the door to the
executive suite remains locked
to them. He quotes one person-
nel executive as saying,
"There are plenty of Jewish
engineers in this company, but
none are project managers,
nor will there be any so far as I
know. I believe that most of
them have been told informally
that the company is happy to
have them as engineers but
that our customers are unwill-
ing to work with Jewish execu-
tives." The remark, says Kor-
man, exemplifies what he sees
as the reason for continued
discrimination against Jews in
corporate America.
Korman suggests that Jews
and non-Jews alike believe
that Jews are in some sense
"outsiders" in America. This
leads both groups to certain
strategic decisions about what
careers and occupations are
appropriate for Jews. Non-
Jewish executives and manag-
ers feel that as outsiders Jews
are somehow different from
other Americans and that they
are thus ill-suited for senior
positions requiring extensive
social interaction. But, says
Korman, Jews themselves con-
tribute to this situation by
seeking careers as profession-
als or entrepeneurs. While this
decision gives them more con-
trol over their own lives and
enables them to develop the
skills that make them valuable
to industry in staff positions
and as consultants, it also
keeps them outside the main-
stream of corporate life.
Korman's findings, along
with suggestions on what
should be done to correct the
situation, are presented in
Corporate America, recently
published by Lexington Books.
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 11, 1989
Summer Camp In Ladispoli
A very special summer camp
is currently underway in Ladi-
spoli, organized and conducted
by 16 Israelis for the benefit of
the children and teenagers
among the Soviet Jewish
These transmigrants are
being cared for by the Ameri-
can Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee which provides
medical and social services and
a basic allowance for food and
housing to those awaiting
processing by the U.S. Immi-
gration and Naturalization
Service, with partial reim-
bursement provided by
the U.S. Refugee Program.
JDC also provides educational,
cultural, and religious pro-
gramming for the transmigr-
ants supported entirely by
communal funds, and through
which, in conjunction with the
Jewish Agency, is mounting a
concerted effort to increase
the rate of aliyah.
Over 350 four to sixteen
years olds have enrolled in the
summer camp which provides
six days of activity weekly.
The program consists of sa
daily Hebrew class, sports,
arts and crafts, trips to neigh-
boring sites, and instruction on
Jewish and Israel-related
The success of the camp is
best demonstrated every
morning, as the day's activi-
ties are inaugurated by the
raising of the flag and singing
of Hatikva, when new partici-
pants are drawn to the camp
by the reputation it has gained
among the transmigrant popu-
lation. Halting Hebrew
phrases have begun to pierce
the air of Ladispoli along with
the more commonly heaid
Russian and Italian.
Conceived and organized by
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Friday, August 11, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
New Art Medal Minted By Israel
A unique art medal was
struck, by Israel. Designed by
a leading American artist
Chaim Gross, it features
Chaim Gross is a superb art-
ist of thoughful workmanship.
There is hardly any material
he has not mastered, using
brush and paint, chisel and
hammer, on stone, glassware
and textiles. His works adorn
public buildings and are on
display in the world's most
famous museums. He came to
the U.S. in 1921, setting out on
a brilliant artistic career,
which in 1963 earned him the
prestigious Arts and Letters
Award from the New York
Academy of Arts and Letters,
for his outstanding contribu-
tions to American and univer-
sal culture. In 1964, he became
a member of the National
Institute of Arts and Letters.
It had been a long way for this
Jewish genius from his humble
start to the beacons of culture.
Medal, issued by Israel, disp-
lays a colorful flower and
happy children in unique artis-
tic creations. The sculptured
side is the artist's adaptation
of his famous masterpiece
original of which is on perma-
nent display in the National
Collection of American Art at
the Smithsonian Institution in
Miriam and Leon Israel (who
live in the artist's quarter of
Soviet Jews
Continued from Page 2
of the Agency, olim associa-
tions and municipalities in this
process; d) create a network
with the private sector
between the olim and the
employment market. The
Israeli Manufacturers Associa-
tion has responded to the
Agency's request to act as an
employment office for olim.
This has led to successful initi-
atives for providing employ-
ment opportunities for Soviet
Jews. The Agency will
increase its efforts to link a
variety of institutions in the
private sector with the provi-
sion of employment opportuni-
ties for ohm; e) agree on one
authority for absorption where
the implementation will be
decentralized to allow for max-
imum participation by individ-
ual Israeli families, neighbor-
hood committees, municipalit-
ies, olim associations and other
voluntary bodies.
One of the obstacles to
increased aliyah is the many
years of negative and often
false information about Israel
disseminated in the Soviet
Union. To combat this phe-
nomenon, the Jewish Agency
is working in Vienna and
Rome so that potential immi-
grants will develop a more
realistic understanding of
Israel. Meanwhile, the Agency
continues to promote pro-
grams designed to bring
Soviet Jewish tourists to
Israel, where they are invited
to participate in Jewish iden-
tity seminars and explore
housing and employment
opportunities in Israel. In
June, nearly 1,500 Soviet Jews
arrived in Israel as tourists.
JAFFA) have contributed
their share by individually
hand-painting and baking gold
and silver medals by the
ancient hot-enamel method.
Hence, each of these medals is
a unique piece of art excelling
in its particular coloring. The
bronze medals on which ena-
mel paint cannot be applied,
have a different design: a sun-
flower. The gold and silver
"Happiness" Medals are also
available mounted in Adillions
beautiful Pendants and
necklances including the
"Delight" Adillion, which has
been especially designed for
this new Art Medal. All pro-
ceeds are earnmarked for
nature conservation in Israel.
For immediate supply and
information contact: Intergold
Israel Coins & Medals Tel:
1-800-962-0333, J.J. Van
Grover Tel 1-800-562-6467 or,
write to: Israel Government
Coins & Medals Corp., P.O.B.
2270, Jerusalem, 91022 Israel.
Summer Camp
Continued from Page 6
JDC's Education Advisor, Dr.
David Harman, the camp is
intended to expose the trans-
migrants to Israelis, Israeli
culture, and Judaism, while
providing them with the more
conventional aspects of a sum-
mer day camp. The counselors
all of whom have agreed to
work only for expenses, with-
out salary are young Israelis
between the ages of 16 and 28.
Led by Yair Kamelsky, the
group includes nine members
who are themselves Russian
olim, all of whom have gra-
duated from Israeli high
schools and served in the
Israeli Army; two olim from
the U.S., both of whom are
Russian speakers; and five
high school students who have
all been counselors for Israeli
youth movements.
"This summer camp," said

Sylvia Hassenfeld, President
of JDC, "is a further instance
of JDC's concern for the edu-
cation as well as the welfare of
the Russian transmigrants in
its care. It will help us achieve
one of our primary objectives:
to give these Soviet emigres
the knowledge and experience
of their Judaism that they
were entirely lacking while
they were in the Soviet Union.
We are also emphasizing the
centrality of Israel and provid-
ing the campers with an
"Israeli camp experience." Dr.
Harman added that, "the sum-
mer camp program is a unique
educational effort and quintes-
sentially Jewish. It is a camp
'without walls' intended to add
a significant measure of Jew-
ish and Israeli understanding
and feeling to the transmigr-
ants' baggage."
The camp will continue
through August, at which time
JDC's ongoing school pro-
grams will resume regular
Israel Pledges To Absorb
Soviet Immigrants
JERUSALEM (JTA) Local city councils in Israel have
pledged to welcome into their individual communities a
fixed number of the half-million Soviet immigrants
expected to arrive here in the next few years.
The pledges ranged from cities such as Ashkelon, which
said it would accept 2,000 over the next five years, to
smaller towns such as Yehud, which committed to absorb-
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the part of all freedom-loving
countries may hopefully lead
o the release of the Israeli
.'OWs and of all other hos-
tages in Lebanon."
Meanwhile, a U.N. envoy
met in West Beirut with Hez-
bollah leader Sheikh Odfen
Fadarallah and with Iranian
Embassy officials.
Few details were released of
those meetings, but U.N.
Assistant Secretary-General
for Peacekeeping Affairs Mar-
rack Goulding was thought to
have discussed the Shiites'
claim of killing Higgins.
In New York, U.N. Secret-
ary General Javier Perez de
Cuellar told Higgins' wife that
he was not convinced that the
marine had been murdered,
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 11, 1989
Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title HI of the Older Americans Act,
provides a variety of services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
tional and recreational programs. All senior activities
are conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilita-
tion Act of 1973.
The JCC's Senior Center, 5029 Okeechobee Boule-
vard, West Palm Beach is an active place for all Seniors.
Hot kosher meals are served every day and programs
and activities will be scheduled throughout the year.
Kosher lunches are served
Monday through Friday at
11:15. The three locations are:
JCC in West Palm Beach -
5029 Okeechobee Boulevard;
JCC in Boynton Beach
501 N.E. 26th Avenue;
and JCC in Delray Beach -
16189 Carter Road.
Meet new friends while
enjoying delicious, nutritious
food along with planned activi-
ties everyday. Volunteers are
always needed. No fee is re-
quired but contributions are
requested. Reservations re-
quired. Call Carol in West
Palm Beach at 689-7700, 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, August 11
Sabbath Services
Monday, August 14
Bingo with Fred Bauman.
Tuesday, August 14 to be
Wednesday, August 16
Dr. Howard Schneider Rheu-
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Claire Whiteside "Mall Wal-
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Sabbath Services
Monday, August 21
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Tuesday, August 22 to be
Wednesday, August 23 to
be announced.
Thursday, August 24
Sophie Langbort Musical
Friday, August 25 Pre-
Sabbath Services
Are you homebound? Is your
neighbor homebound? Are you
unable to cook for yourself?
Have you just come home from
the hospital and have no way
to maintain your daily nutri-
tional requirements? The
Jewish Community Center's
Kosher Home Delivered Meals
Service is just for you!!!
This is a most essential on-
going or short term service for
the homebound. No fee, but
contributions requested. For
Boynton Beach, Lake Worth
or West Palm Beach call Carol
at 689-7700. 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 medical and meal
site transportation, call divi-
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Kalmanson Reelected
Hadassah National President
ida, National Chairman of
Hadassah's Organization Task.
Force, and Leah Stern Reicin
of Skokie, Illinois, a member of
Hadassah's National Service
The delegate, representing
Hadassah's 385,000 members
in 1,500 chapters and groups
across the country, reelected
National Vice Presidents
Deborah Kaplan of Bayonne,
New Jersey, National Coordin-
ator of Hadassah's Fund Rais-
ing Division, and Sue Mizrahi
of Mamaroneck, New York,
the organization's National
Outreach Chairman.
Also reelected National Vice
Presidents were Blanche Shu-
kow of Huntington Station,
New York, National Coordin-
ator of Fund Raising Market-
ing Strategy, and Linda
Minkes of Miami, Florida, a
member of Hadassah's
National Leadership Task
Bess Rothbaum of Pennsau-
ken, New Jersey, was ree-
lected National Treasurer.
Evelyn Sondheim of Kingston,
Pennsylvania, Hadassah's
National Chairman for the
Jewish National Fund, was
elected to her first term as
Secretary, and Ruth Kaslove
of Norwalk, Connecticut,
National Program Chairman,
was elected Recording Secret-
C Camela Kalmanson
Efros Kalmanson of West
Hempstead, New York, was
elected to her second term as
National President of Hadas-
sah, the Women's Zionist
Organization of America, at
the group's convention here
At the same time, the 2,500
delegates to Hadassah's 75th
National Convention also
returned six of its top volun-
teer officers to their positions
and elected two new members
to the office of National Vice
The newly elected National
Vice Presidents are Sophie
Friedlander of Gulfport, Flor-
Bill Restricting Contact
With PLO "Unconstitutional"
WASHINGTON Legislation adopted by the Senate
last week will not change the way the United States
conducts its dialogue with the Palestine Liberation Organi-
zation, the State Department said.
Richard Boucher, the department's deputy spokesman,
said the Bush administration considers a Senate bill
barring U.S. contacts with members of the PLO who have
been involved in terrorist activities unconstitutional.
But the bill adopted "is far less offensive" than the
original measure proposed by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C),
Boucher said.
Instead, the Senate adopted a substitute measure intro-
duced by Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell (D-
Maine) and Senate Minority Leader Robert Dole (R-Kan.).
It bars U.S. contacts with PLO officials the president
knows to have been involved in past acts of terrorism.
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Saturday, August 12, 8:00 p.m. House Party at a
member's home including pool & bar-b-que. Bring your
swimsuit if you like. We supply hot dogs, hamburgers and
drinks you supply the side dish. For location, directions
and side dish suggestions call Doug 622-5456 or Scott
Sunday, Aug. 13, 11:00 a.m. SUNDAY FUNDAY at
Carlin Park in Jupiter. Bring your own picnic lunch, drinks,
games, etc. beach available for fun and sun. For
directions call Gerry L. at 967-7530.
Monday, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m. Planning Meeting at the
JCC Sr. & Social Center, 5029 Okeechobee Blvd. (in the
Village Marketplace). Come help us plan exciting events for
the upcoming months. For information call Terrie, 689-
Thursday, Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour at
Studebaker's (Congress & Forest Hill Blvd.). Join us for
refreshments, the 16' buffet and non stop bop. Cost: $1.00
for tip plus yur own fare. For information call Beverly,
20's & 40s
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7:00 p.m. Monthly Discussion
Group at the JCC Sr. & Social Ctr., 5029 Okeechobee Blvd.
(in the Village Marketplace). Topic is "The Florida Singles
Syndrome" led by Dr. Dean Rotondo, Dir. of Adult
Services at Fair Oaks Hospital. Refreshments will be
served afterwards. Cost: $2.00.
30's & 40s
Thursday, Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour at
Studebakers (Corner Congress & Forest Hill). Join us for
non-stop bop, drinks, the 16' buffet and to celebrate all
Leo's birthays. For information call Robert 585-4884 or
Ron, 439-1131.
Monday, Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. Gripe Session at the JCC
Pre-School (Military Trail & 45th St. in the Southwind
Plaza). What really drives you crazy? Let it all out bring
your pet peeve and a willingness to listen to others. No fee.
If you need a babysitter, or more information, call Ruth at
793-1884 or 689-7700.
Saturday, August 12 Covered Dish Party at a
member's home. Everyone brings a special entree or
dessert for all to share. Cost: JCC members $2.00; non
members $3.00 if you are bringing a covered dish or JCC
members $5.00, non members $6.00 if you are not bringing
food. For time, location and directions, call Susan 433-4542
or Bruce 626-4439.
Sunday, August 13, 7:30p.m. Big Party at Club 10 at
the Airport Hilton Hotel (Southern Blvd., west of 1-95).
Join us for hors d'oeuvres, special drink prices and a
variety of dance music including top 40's, big band & disco.
Cost: $1.00 for tip plus your own fare. For information call
Susan 433-4542 or Pat 496-4538.
Thursday, August 17, 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour at the
Crazy Horse Tavern on Northlake Blvd. (opposite Twin
City Mall). Join us at this favorite spot for hors d'oeuvres,
drinks and good company. Cost: $1.00 for tip plus your own
fare. For information call Adela 622-7486 or Roberta
Saturday, Aug. 19, 8:00 p.m. Game Night at the JCC
Sr. & Social Ctr. 5029 Okeechobee Blvd. (in the Village
Marketplace). Bring your favorite game for all to share for
a friendly, fun-filled evening. Refreshments will be served.
Cost: JCC members $2.00; non members $3.00. For
information call Marilyn 439-5524 or Arlene 622-6840.
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m. Planning Meeting at the
JCC Sr. & Social Ctr., 5029 Okeechobee Blvd. (in the
Village Marketplace). Join us with your ideas and sugges-
tions for future events. For information call Arlene.
Thursday, Aug. 24, 7:00 p.m. -"BIG BAND" Concert
at Bryant Park, Lake Worth. Bring your own chair or
blanket and meet us at the back of the bandstand for a
nostalgic, musical evening. No admission fee. For informa-
tion call Fran, 684-5935 or Stella 689-3214.
Sunday, August 20, 11:00 a.m. SUNNY SUNDAY
AT CAMP SHALOM (Belvedere Rd., one mi. west of
Tpke.) Come have fun in the sun. Bring your bathing
suit, beach chairs & towels we supply the showers and
deck chairs. Schedule includes New Games, "Water Walk-
ing" led by John Spannuth, volleyball & tennis. Hot dogs,
hamburgers & refreshments will be available for sale at our
concession stand. No admission fee.
For more information call JCC at 689-7700.

Friday, August 11, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Menorah Chapter B'nai
IBrith Women Coming Events:
Aug. 15 Cape Canaveral
[four, ending with dinner at
"The Fisherman's.
Aug. 16 Viking Princess
| "Special" cruise.
Aug. 20 Renzi Club, Miami
| Beach, dinner and show.
Aug. 21 7 nights, 8 days,
Loughlin, Nevada, Newest
| gambling city in Nevada.
Bus leaves for games at
Seminole Village on Thursday
and Saturday nights.
Cypress Lakes Hadassah -
Leisureville Chapter invites
you to attend its first general
membership meeting of the
season Tuesday, September 12
at American Savings & Loan,
West Gate Century Village,
West Palm Beach at 12:30
p.m. Refreshments. A report
on the convention will be
TIKVAH Chapter coming
Sept. 13 Matinee "Ain't Mis-
behavin" at Hirsehfeld Dinner
Theatre, Miami Beach.
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Week-
end at the Caribbean Hotel,
Miami Beach.
Dec. 11 Regency Spa, Miami
Beach, 3 meals a day, mes-
sages and entertainment.
Dec. 20 Matinee "Fiorello"
at Florida Reportory Theatre,
including lunch and transpor-
Feb. 14 Matinee "Phantom
Of The Opera" at the Hirsch-
field Theatre, Miami Beach,
includes lunch and transporta-
National Council of Jewish
Women, Okeechobee Section,
membership meeting Thurs-
day, Sept. 21, American Bank,
Westgate, 12:30 p.m.
Coming events:
Nov. 13 Trip to Everglades.
Dec. 12 Trip Cape Canav-
Israeli-Palestinian Contacts
Spark Death Threats
Palestinians and Israelis have
come under fire for their meet-
ings with one another, under-
lining the obstacles that await
any future negotiations on a
more formal basis.
The Likud Knesset faction
announced that it would take
legislative steps enabling
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir to fire Deputy Finance
Minister Yossi Beilin for his
contacts with supporters of
the Palestine Liberation
In addition to previous con-
tacts with West Bank Palestin-
ian leaders, Beilin organized a
meeting between dovish mem-
bers of the Labor Party and
Palestinian leader Faisal Hus-
Likud charged that beyond
such meetings, Beilin is
actually serving as Vice Prem-
ier Shimon Peres' envoy to the
Earlier this week, a Palestin-
ian leader said he would not be
intimidated by the death
threats he has received from
Palestinian radicals who
oppose his taking part recently
in talks with Shamir.
Graffiti smeared on street
walls in Ramallah threatened
lawyer Jamil Tarifi with death
for his contacts with Israeli
leaders. One, signed by the
Popular Front for the Libera-
tion of Palestine, warned that
"the bullet which reached
Zafer al-Masri will reach you
as well."
Masri was the Israeli-
appointed mayor of Nablus
who was murdered three years
ago by a member of the Abu
Nidal terrorist group for coop-
erating with the Israeli author-
Like Masri, Tarifi is being
targeted by PLO splinter
groups, even though the main-
stream PLO leadership has
approved his actions.
According to a report
in Ma'ariv, Tarifi met with
PLO leader Yasir Arafat at
the end of last month in Cairo
and received his permission to
meet with Shamir.
Although Tarifi said he took
part in meetings with Shamir
only in a private capacity, he
was seen as a well-known sup-
porter of Arafat's Al Fatah
faction, who would be unlikely
to move without PLO
The Tarifi meeting was
debated in a session of the
Knesset Foreign Affairs and
Defense Committee. Haggai
Meirom of Labor asked
whether by meeting so identif-
iable a PLO supporter as Tarifi
Shamir had given legitimacy
to negotiations with the PLO.
"Personalities in the terri-
tories who regard the estab-
lishment of such a state as the
final result of the political initi-
ative are no partners for a
dialogue with me," he said.
Talk of a Palestinian state by
Husseini is what angered
Likud members after the
Palestinian leader's meeting
with Labor's dovish Mashov
|After Long Wait, Uspensky Family
Wins Soviet Promise For Emigration
NEW YORK (JTA) Leading
Moscow Jewish activist and
Palm Beach County commun-
ity adopted refuseniks, Inna
and Igor Uspensky and their
son, Slava, who were refused
exit visas for eight years, have
received a promise from Soviet
[authorities that they will
[receive permission to emi-
| grate.
But Igors's 77-year-old
mother, Irina Voronkevitch, a
retired biologist, has not yet
won permission to leave the
I Soviet Union, the National
I Conference on Soviet Jewry
| reported.
I Slava, whose full name is
Viacheshav, will hopefully
leave soon for Israel to join his
wife and infant daughter,
whom he has never seen.
But his parents will not leave
without Igor's mother, accord-
ing to the Uspenskys' cousin,
Anna Kholmiansky, whom the
National Conference reached
by telephone at her home in
the West Bank suburb
of Ma'aleh Adumim.
The information was corrob-
orated by Lynn Singer, execu-
tive director of the Long
Island Committee for Soviet
Jews. Kholmiansky said that
Slava might leave within the
month to join his wife, Alia,
who has lived with Kholmi-
ansky since her arrival in
Israel last March.
The couple were married in a
secret religious ceremony last
year They wanted their child
born in Israel.
Voronkevitch has been told
by the OVIR emigration
bureau in Moscow that she
must now obtain documents
from her former work place in
order to receive security clear-
The Uspenskys were origin-
ally refused permission to emi-
grate in March 1981, because
Inna's brother, Professor
Alexander Ioffe, allegedly had
access to state secrets.
Ioffe, a mathematician, was
permitted to emigrate in Jan-
uary 1988. Following this,
Slava applied to emigrate inde-
pendent of his parents.
His application was refused
last August, this time because
of his grandmother's alleged
exposure to state secrets.
Sunday, August 13 & 20, 1989
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20: Avraham Harman. Repeats.
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focusing on Jewish issues.
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that features weekly guests and call-in discussions.
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Chaim Eisenbach, above, tests the crib death respiration monitor
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alarm to summon help if no movement is detected in the baby's
chest within a specified time, will be made available free to needy
patients. Chaim, son of a bookbinder whose family lives in the
Meah Shearim quarter of Jerusalem, and Hannuka, whose father
is a bank teller in Jerusalem, are graduating this year from the
Marjorie and Archie Sherman College of Applied Engineering's
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water and sewer treatment
and building construction. At
the end of two years, he
became a licensed general con-
With a partner, he built For-
est Hill Village on Forest Hill
Blvd. and then, later went on to
build sub-divisions, mobile
home parks, office buildings
and golf courses throughout
Palm Beach County, on his
In his spare time during the
past few years, Abramson, a
fan of the Preakness Stakes,
devoted many hours to the
Florida Pari-Mutuel Commis-
sion, of which he served as
chairman. The commission
regulates horse tracks and
other gambling operations.
Mr. Abramson is survived by
his wife, Ruthe Cohen Abram-
son; son, Lawrence Marcus
Abramson; daughter, Sarajane
Marell; and five grandchildren.
The family asks that dona-
tions in his name go to the
Stephen Abramson Research
Project, in care of John Ben-
nett, University of Rochester,
602 Elmwood Ave., Rochester,
N.Y., 14642.
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Israel-Soviet Cooperation
More than 60 amputees and
crush trauma victims of the
Armenian earthquake were
airlifted to Israel from Yere-
van, the capital of Armenia, as
part of a humanitarian mis-
sion. Sponsored by the Joint
Distribution Committee, an
American overseas relief arm
of the Jewish community, the
mission promised hope for pro-
ductive lives to the survivors
of the December 1988 earth-
quake which killed an esti-
mated 25,000 people.
"In six weeks we intend to
have all the Armenian ampu-
tees walking again and going
home on their feet," Lt. Col.
David Golan said. Golan is the
commander of the IDF conva-
lescent home on Mt. Carmel
where some of the amputees
are staying while learning to
walk on their new artificial
limbs. Some patients unde-
rwent operations and treat-
ment at Rambam hospital in
Haifa and Sheba Hospital in
Tel Hashomer.
The airlift, which took the El
Al airliner on a roundtrip from
Tel Aviv to Yerevan and back,
marked the first landing of the
Israeli national airline on
Soviet soil. In Yerevan, the
boeing 757 dropped off several
tons of clothing to be distri-
buted in Armenia, where relief
efforts continue. Along with
the victims, the plane carried
back to Israel two Armenian
doctors and four nurses.
Israel sent relief teams to
Armenia at the time of the
earthquake. It also sent army
doctors to treat casualties
from the Urals disaster several
weeks ago when gas leaking
from a pipeline exploded and
wrecked two trains, killing
more than 400 passengers and
injuring hundreds more.
While the airlift was carried
out as a humanitarian effort,
Israeli leaders hope it will
encourage a warming of rela-
tions between the Jewish State
and the Soviet Union.
Ms. Balavan, the Armenian
welfare minister, expressed
similar hope for normalized
relations, saying, "I hope the
time will come when plane-
loads like yours will land in
Yerevan without any disaster
having prompted their visit."

week, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, president of the Appeal of
Conscience Foundation and senior rabbi of New York's
Park East Synagogue (right), discussed forthcoming legisla-
tion on the status of religious communities in the Soviet
Union with Yuriy N. Khristoradnov, newly-appointed
chairman of the Council of Religious Affairs, USSR Council
of Ministers, a post equivalent to Minister of Religion.
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Religious Directory
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
David Shapiro. Cantor Abraham Roster. 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 Wofth. 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
Karl 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. Cantor Norman Brody. Sabbath ser-
vices 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 worm
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 EMANUEL: 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 8:00 p.m. Rabbi Rachel Hertzman.
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
Synagogue News
Sisterhood will hold a Gar-
age Sale on Friday, August 18,
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There
will be furniture, bicycles,
household items, clothing,
books, etc.
The "Once a Month Couples
Bowling League" will begin
Saturday, September 9 at Gar-
den Lanes, Northlake Boule-
vard, Palm Beach Gardens at 8
p.m. Bowling is the second
Saturday of each month,
unless otherwise specified.
Teams will be formed. A team
consists of four people. Every-
one from the community is
welcomed to join. Call the
Temple office for more infor-
The Membership Committee
has announced a New/Prospec-
tive Member Weekend will
commence with Friday night
services, 8:00 p.m., August 25;
Saturday with Shabbat Ser-
vices, 9:30 a.m., August 26;
and culminating with a Temple
Open House on Sunday,
August 27 from 12:30-
4:00 p.m. All new members
and prospective members
interested in learning more
about Temple Beth Zion are
urged to attend these events.
For more information
regarding Temple member-
ship, Religious School and
other activities, please contact
the Temple office.
Brotherhood executive board of
Beth Ami Congregation of Palm
Beach County will meet on Thursday,
October 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Lincol-
nwood Clubhouse. All members of
Beth Ami Congregation are invited
but have no voting privilege.
August 11
7:42 p.m.
August 18
7:36 p.m.
August 25
7:29 p.m.
Synopsis Of The Weekly Tor ah Portion
. "Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is One"
(Deut. 64).
VAETHANAN The portion begins with Moses' plea to God for
permission to enter the Promised Land, and God's refusal. The
law-giver warns the children of Israel against practising idolatry
in Canaan, calling their attention to their special history and
mission. "Did ever a people hear the voice of God speaking out of
the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live? Or hath God
assayed to go and take Him a nation from the midst of another
nation, by trials, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a
mighty hand, and by an outstretched arm, and by great terrors,
according to all that the Lord your God did for you in Egypt
before thine eyes?" (Deuteronomy b.SS-SU). Moses sets aside three
cities of refuge on the east side of the Jordan. He repeats the Ten
Commandments, with slight variations for the purpose of clarity.
The first section of the Shema beginning "Thou shalt love the
Lord thy God with all thy heart" and ending "And thou shalt
write them upon the door-posts of thy house, and upon thy gates"
is in this portion (Deuteronomy 64-9). Moses urges the Israelites
to snow no mercy to the seven Canaanite nations. "And when the
Lord thy God shall deliver them up before thee, and thou shalt
smite them; then thou shalt utterly destroy them; thou shalt make
no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them; neither shalt
thou make marriages with them: thy daughter thou shalt not give
unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. For
thou art a holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God
hath chosen thee to be His own treasure, out of all peoples that
are upon the face of the earth" (Deuteronomy 7.2-6). Finally,
Moses stresses the need for strict observance of the various ritual
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law is extracted and
based upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
P. Wollman-Tsamir, published by Shengold. The volume is available
at 75 Maiden Lane, New York, N.Y. 10038.)
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Serving Dade, Broward and BUm Beach Counties.

Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 11, 1989
By Pregnant Women May Result in Fetal
Injury, Premature Birth, And Low Birth Weight.
5 mg. "tar". 0.4 mg. nicotine av. per cigarette by FTC method.

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