Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Uniform Title:
Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach County, Fla. : 1975)
Portion of title:
Jewish Floridian
Place of Publication:
Miami, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
Creation Date:
December 31, 1976
Physical Description:
8 v. : ill. ;


Subjects / Keywords:
Jewish newspapers -- Florida ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Palm Beach


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 28, 1975)-v. 8, no. 40 (Dec. 17, 1982).
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Jan. 2, 1976 called v.2, no. 22, but constitutes v.2, no. 1.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Numbering in masthead and publisher's statements conflict: July 28, 1978 called no. 14 in masthead and no. 15 in publisher's statement; Aug. 25, 1978 called no. 16 in masthead and no. 17 in publisher's statement; Aug. 10, 1979 called no. 15 in masthead and no. 16 in publisher's statement; Oct. 22, 1982 called no. 31 in masthead and no. 32 in publisher's statement.
General Note:
"Combining Our voice and Federation reporter."

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WJewislh IFIariidlii<3i m
Iwcoiiiwicti-witfcTlnJtwitli federation of Him Beach Cowrty
Friday, December 31,1976
Price 25 cents
Journalist Kenen to Headline
07 Jewish Community Forum
-V 1077 Jewish Community
- .n annual lecture series
Sri bT the Jewish Fed-
Stf Palm Beach County,
B nnen on Sunday evening,
J^T wit* I. L Kenen.
JTSel Public Affairs Com-
-L. IAIPAO. an organization
! She helped establish in 1954.
Kenen, a veteran journalist
[md American Jewish leader in
the forefront of Israel's struggle
for American support, will
[discuss "The American Jewish
I Forces for Israel's Survival."
, Kenen left newspaper work in
11943 to serve as secretary of the
I American Jewish Conference.
Ilk objective was to win public
lupport for the restoration of the
Kewuh State. When the United
Illations took up the Palestine
I question in 1947, he was director
\4 information for the Jewish
lAjency's delegation and between
11948 and 1950, he served in the
|ue post in the first Israel UN
delegation. He left for
Washington in 1951 to appeal to
Congress for Israel's inclusion in
the U.S. Foreign Assistance
Abba Eban, Israel's forme.'
foreign minister, stated, 'AIPAC
is very much the fruit of Kenen's
imagination. I can only wish for
those who succeed him that they
emulate his devotion, his sense of
public good, his American pride,
and his Jewish ardor and
above all, his shining integrity
and spirit."
Kenen has since retired from
AIPAC and has returned to
journalism. He opened an office
in the National Press Building in
Washington and is currently
involved in keeping the record
straight in an area now besieged
with pro-Arab propaganda.
Kenen continues as president of
Near East Research Inc., the non-
profit organization which pub-
lishes the Near East Report, the
newsletter which he founded in
The eleventh annual lecture
series will again be held Sunday
evenings at 8:15 at Temple Beth
El, West Palm Beach. A series
order form appears elsewhere in
this issue.
Rabin's Resignation Opens
Way for Early Elections
JERUSALEM Owing to the
liurprise resignation of Prime
IMinister Yitzhak Rabin, last
week. President Kphraim Katzir
I began to form a new government.
The first of a round of talks on
[government formation, which are
[required by Israeli law following
li Prime Minister's resignation,
I began when Katzir met with a
I delegation from the ruling Labor
|Paityon Sunday.
However, if the Knesset
"solves itself and puts Rabin in
**rge of a care-taker govern-
wnt until new elections, the law
bypassed and sources expect
)"t that to happen within the
len two weeks.
Thie emergency procedure was
precipitated when Rabin
abruptly dismissed the National
Religious Party from his Cabinet,
resigned, and thus opened the
way for early elections.
The Cabinet, without the NRP,
can command only a minority, 57
of 120 Knesset seats.
Rabin's move was approved by
a majority of the Cabinet but it
came as a surprise even to his
Labor Alignment colleagues. At
the opening of the weekly session
and without prior debate, he
informed Religious Affairs Min-
ister Yitzhak Rafael and Welfare
Minister Zevulun Hammer that
they could no longer serve in his
BOTH HAD abstained when
the Orthodox Aguda bloc pre-
sented a motion of no-confidence
in the government on Dec. 14 for
alleged Sabbath desecration. The
motion was defeated by a vote of
55-48 with nine abstentions. But
according to Israeli law, a
member of the government who
fails to oppose a no-confidence
motion is subject to dismissal by
the Prime Minister.
Rabin did not ask for the
resignation of the third NRP
member of his Cabinet, Interior
Minister Yosef Burg, who had
voted against the Aguda motion.
Burg said, however, that the
ouster of his colleagues gave him
Continued on Page 3
Alan Shulman (left), 1977 Campaign chairman for the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County, presents a check in the
amount of $25,000 to Simcha Dinitz (center), Israel's Ambas-
sador to the United States, and UJA National Chairman Gerald
S. Colburn. The presentation, which represents partial payment
on Palm Beach County's 1976 commitment to the people of
Israel, took place during the 1977 UJA leadership meeting held
in New York City on Dec. 9 and 10. In an address to leaders
from throughout the United States, Ambassador Dinitz
stressed the urgency of cash needed to support programs in aid
of the people of Israel, noting that "Money kept in the bank
may produce more interest for the individual but money
withheld from the Jewish people can produce disaster."
Commission Established To
View How Boycott Restricts
MONTREAL (JTA) A National Commission on
Economic Coercion and Discrimination was established Oct. 4
to investigate the application of the Arab boycott in Canada.
Prof. Irwin Cotler, of the law faculty at McGill University,
who is chairman, said the commission's purpose was to inquire
into the nature and effect of the Arab boycott in Canada with
the view to determine the manner in which the boycott
restricts freedom of trade between Canada and any other
country or between Canadian citizens in Canada.
HE SAID it would assess the extent to which the boycott
creates a discriminatory impact on Canadian citizens and
would also inquire into remedial steps, legislative and ad-
ministrative, to combat economic coercion and discrimination.
Cotler established the commission in connection with the
Association for Law and Public Policy, a nonprofit law group
he directs.
Growing People
ByD.vidofKiryatSlu.OBa _________
- i was young I used to listen to my grandparents
|PpeS5' Peple fa my kibbcto *** "bout ',the
Jlu!" *J?frdn." they said, "a garden of trees and
ii -"r nower* "^ P"Ph *"* **** ehooL
"l^nGariney Odea, that was what I wanted to
vZSXl d*d i8 volunteer organization; it
lC^lTur"gement-'' My "nrdan" was a
I"'own. Kiryat Shmona. in the Upper Galilee.
IcaUed !r]^P\fSignment: To hdP rehabilitate the
Mfcr^"?1 younf *l women rejected for appliances;
pia?^;^^::^ <=~" ** The **
Ktnal S* ^y8.""1 girls we came to help laughed at us
^sTL./~voke U8 No one had ever offered them a
R7'kThey were distmatfuL That only made us
V a^! i u a,U8e we knwr "** those defiant actions
o worpiw elp 7 from kids who had no lunch money,
"HadnnH^! Wlth torn oto>. wbo kpt to room-
*a no desk or table for homework.
UbuJX" homework club" in an air-raid halter. We
m "om a warehouse owner, paint and light fix-
tures from our kibbutz, pencils and shelving from the town
dump, books and paper from people who couldn't afford
to give them and funds from what the Jewish Agency
budget could eke out.
Kids of all ages and some men and women, too
came every afternoon to read, do homework or just
socialize. We sat with them under the naked bulb in our
air-raid shelter until midnight playing music, talking .
and listening. The hostility began to melt away. There was
a feeling of hope, a sense of direction.
After a while, we began to expand our outreach to the
people of Kiryat Shmona. We visited homes, repaired and
painted crumbling walls and fixed plumbing and kitchen
I even learned to fix transistor radios.
The spirit soon became infectious. These same delin-
quents began to organize sewing circles and Hebrew
classes for their parents. Soon, we were filling their
holidays with nature hikes and picnics. The changes
slowly became evident, there was a little less vandalism on
the streets of Kiryat Shmona, a little less emptiness in the
young faces.
Other obligations and careers crowd our lives now, but
my friends and I feel good about what we started in Kiryat
Shmona We wonder though, who will follow through to
make sure we succeed in growing people there?
Jewish destiny in Kiryat Shmona is m Jewish hands.
Hands like David's, and ours.
Can we help the Davids of I srael to continue to grow the
kind of people who will make Kiryat Shmona' future
The answer like all of Jewish life is in our hands.
S62 will cover a month's Irving JjM for a
voluntary garin like David's helping troubled tanusgeM
in a development town.
$100 will provide total expenses in a transit canter en
route to Israel room, board, counseling, medical ears
for the next immigrant family to be assigned to Kiryat
$366 will buy extra clothing and other necessities of
living for a new immigrant in Kiryat Shmona during the
first, difficult year of transition.
61,000 will enable an immigrant merchant in Kiryat
Shmona to establish his business and give him a chance to
provide his restless children with the stability they need.
t 62,500 will keep a Kiryat Shmona teenager in school
from the tenth through the twelfth grades, turning a
potential delinquent into a high school graduate.

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Friday, December 31 10
With the
National Council Of Jewish Women
The Palm Beach Section of
National Council of Jewish
Women will hold an art
exhibition and sale at the
Fountains Golf and Racquet Club
between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m.
at the Guest House.
A Champagne Preview for
Patrons will be held between 2
and 3 p.m. Patrons will also have
the opportunity to meet the
The art exhibition will include
a separate display of
photography as an art form and a
collection of handcrafted jewelry
from Montoya Studios.
The Council Art Show is
planned as a major fund-raising
event which contributes to the
support of numerous local, non-
sectarian community services;
projects for youth; mental health
education and older adults.
Doris Singer is president of the
Palm Beach Section. Additional
information may be obtained by
contacting Gert Friedman.
Pioneer Women Hadassah
On Wednesday, Jan. 12, the
Golda Meir Club of Pioneer
Women will hold a special lun-
cheon at noon at the Salvation
Army Citadel, West Palm Beach.
Entertainment will be
presented under the direction of
Mildred Birnbaum and Bea
Palm Beach ORT
The Palm Beach Chapter of
Women's American ORT (Or-
ganization for Rehabilitation
Through Training) will have Carl
Kara pet ian, new Music direc-
tor/conductor of the Greater
Palm Beach Symphony, as guest
speaker on Monday, Jan. 10 at 1
p.m. at the home of Mrs. Stanley
Feid.-Palm Beach. Reservations
are required by Jan. 7.
Labor Zionist
Labor Zionist Alliance will
meet on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 1
p.m. at the Jewish Community
Center, West Palm Beach.
The guest speaker will be Sue
Levi, director of Adult Programs
at the Jewish Community Center.
Mrs. Levi will discuss her ex-
periences living in Israel the last
10 years.
Entertainment will be provided
by the Century Village Mandolin
Ensemble, directed by Mac Ball.
Century Village
The Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County recently
acknowledged a contribution
from the Century Village Man-
dolin Ensemble in the amount of
$75 to be given to the 1977 Com-
bined Jewish Appeal-Israel
Emergency Fund Campaign.
Mac Ball is director of the
group and Nathan Weingrovitz is
the treasurer.
Culture Club
The Yiddish Culture Club ol
Century Village meets Tuesday
mornings, 10 a.m. at the Century
Village Clubhouse Auditorium.
The next two programs are at
On Jan. 4, Gabriel Rabinbacl
is chairman. Joe Raman will sing
Yiddish and English songs ac-
companied by Dorothy Goldberg
on the piano. Loi Bilay and
Ghana Safron will give selected
readings and David A It man will
play the concertina.
On Jan. 11, Shirley Fleishman,
chairman, will present Ilaa
Mallen, singer, accompanied by
Fannie Ushkow on piano. Betty
Steinberg will give poetry
readings and Sy Kalick, violinist,
will be accompanied by Mildred
Birnbaum and piano.
The Bat Gurion group of
Hadassah is compiling a new
community cookbook. They are
looking for any and all favorite
recipes. Contributors will be
acknowledged in print.
Send recipes to: Hadassah,
4010 Tanglewood North, Palm
Beach Gardens, Florida 33410.
The Palm Beach County Chap-
ter of Hadassah is beginning its
1977 Book Review Series. The
series consists of four reviews,
once a month, January through
April, as follows:
On Jan. 11, Aaron H. Rose will
review the book "To Jerusalem
and Back" by Saul Bellow.
On Feb. 8, Hilda Ruby will
review the book "The Sun-
flowers" by Simon Wiesenthal.
On March 15, Rabbi Harry Z.
Schectman will review the book
"World of Our Fathers" by
Irving Howe. Rabbi Schectman
is the new rabbi of Congregation
Anshei Sholom at Century
On April 12, Watson B.
Duncan III will review a book to
be announced.
All meetings will take place at
the West Palm Beach public
library at 1 p.m.
Tickets are still available for
the luncheon and card party
sponsored by Yovel Group of
Hadassah for Jan. 18, at the
Sweden House. Ticket in-
formation can be obtained by
contacting Rose Pearl.
Yovel's Round Table Dis-
cussion Group will be addressed
by Steve Levitt, executive di-
rector of the Jewish Family and
Children's Service. Levitt will
discuss "Intermarriage." The
session will be held at the Hos-
pitality Room in Century Village
on Monday, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. A
general discussion will follow.
B'nai B'rith
Century Lodge No. 2939 of
B'nai B'rith will hold its next
meeting on Tuesday evening,
Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m. at the Sal-
vation Army Citadel, West Palm
Beach. A symposium will be held
on intermarriage. All are invited
to attend. Collation will follow
the meeting.
Group Living Offers Choice for Elderly!
NEW YORK "The elderly
citizen deserves alternatives to
traditional institutional care and
independent apartment living, in
the form of innovative and home-
like group living arrangements,"
it was advocated at a seminar
sponsored recently by the Com-
mittee on Aging of the Council of
Jewish Federations and Welfare
Funds (CJF), at the Waldorf-
Astoria Hotel.
The seminar, "Options in Liv-
ing Arrangements for the
Elderly," focused on pilot
programs in group living for the
aged who are frail but self-
sufficient enough to live together
in small groups, sharing house-
hold tasks, in rented apartments
or purchased townhouses
designed for them, with a mini-
mum of supervision. Residents
often retain their own physicians
and specialists but other services
are provided in the community.
The concept "allows the elderly
person both anonymity and indi-
viduality, bolstering his self-
esteem and giving him free
movement within the com-
munity," said Abraham Kostick,
executive director of Levindale
Geriatric Center and Hospital,
Baltimore, Md.
Kostick was joined by
executive directors of homes for
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Baltimore, Chicago and Wash-
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living programs under their
Jewish Federations and their
affiliated agencies, long con-
cerned with care for the aged,
conceived the community group
living models for elderly citizens
who do not need "packaged"
institutional care but want more
than independent apartment
living where no services are
Participants at the
seminar were Bernard Lie
executive director of tr* I
delphia Geriatric Center J
Louis Balk, assistant eXecu
director at Levindale in ft
more, who discussed group ft
under homes for the
The CJF is the association]
central community organizatin
Federations, Welfare Fu
Community Councils aer
800 Jewish communities in
United States and Canada.
Mr. Stanley Brenner
President, Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County
West Palm Beach
Dear Mr. Brenner:
We are parents of two first
grade students who have com-
pleted the pre-school and kinder-
garten programs at the Fed-
eration's Community Pre-School.
Our children are currently
enrolled in a local private school
and we are pleased to write that
the quality of their work has been
labeled as unusual by their
teacher. For example, it was
written on both their report cards
that they were exceptionally well
prepared for first grade.
We know that our children's
achievements are the direct result
of the efforts of school director
Phyllis Morgan and her well-
trained staff.
We value the Federation's
sponsorship of the school and
would like to emphasize our
support of the program; its
relaxed and creative approach to
education, its encouragement of
both cultural and intellectual
growth and its low teacher-
student ratio.
The school's fine reputation in
the community appears to be well
Dr. and Mrs. Ernest K. Smith
Mr. and Mrs.
Dale A. Konigsburg
The 11 Ml Annual lecture Sorios presented by
the Jewish Ftdtnrfion of Palm Beach County.
Senday ovoningi at 1:15 p.m. ol Temple Both El
2115 North Ftagler Drive, Witt Palm loach
January 16 I. L. Kenan
"The American Jewish Forcos far Israel's Survival"
January 30 Naomi Lavine
"The Future of Mm American Jewish Community"
February 13 Hymen Bookbinder
"The Washington Report"
February 27 Dr. Charles S. Liabmaa
"The Chonfiag Nature of Israel-Diaspora Relations'
March 13 Dr. Howard H. Sachar
"The Lessons of Moaarn Jewish History"
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
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Dr. Hy Roberts (standing), cochairman of
the physicians division of the Federation's
1977 Combined Jewish Appeal Israel
Emergency Fund Campaign, speaks to a
group of local doctors, at a recent meeting at
his home. Dr. Aharon Gabriel, a physician
who flew with the Entebbe mission in July,
was the guest speaker. Dr. Emanuel
Neumark is also cochairman of the
physicians division.
\The General Community Division of the
\Jtwish Federation's 1977 Combined Jewish
\Appeal-Israel Emergency Fund campaign
listens to the experiences of Dr. Aharon
\Gabriel, a young Israeli physician who flew
Early Election
it could prepare for
Continued from Page 1
| *>choice but to resign.
These events ended the long,
sy partnership between the
Ubor Alignment and the NRP,
* largest and. relatively, the
w moderate of the various
g*ous political factions. More
Want it set the stage for
2." P0hticai Paiges in Israel
Tp ye" before the elections
Ifor Fall 1977.
H that
iKr u isso!ved itaeu- L*ud
WS Menachem Beigin said
l^s could be held irT April
1 the latest, May. He
introduced a motion
Selections May 3.
l"?c^hat Rabin did not
NRP minister, in a
"* of anger over their
1 coalition discipline. Ha
*uy concluded that the
1 'action was no longer a
Partner and would in-
w oppose government
iknLr?" ** "Wl-
nown to have sought the
" "ho felt that the
.measures had to be
^nst the NRP leet iU
ake a farce of the
?wyamin Halevy, an
MK who split from
sfc W of the ,efti*
ntT E,hv of the Inde-
SocMlat faction and
A1ni of the Civil
Rights Party were obviously
delighted to see the NRP
removed from the Cabinet. They
said that they would back the
government on issues they
regard as important, such as a
substantive initiative toward
peace with the Arabs.
on shaky ground. A large section
of Mapam has been urging for
months that the faction split with
the Labor Party and stand on its
own in the next elections. The
Alignment's remaining coalition
partner, the Independent Liberal
Party, has already decided in
principle to leave the government
and its central committee is
expected to take a final vote on
the matter shortly.
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Israeli Physician Relates Entebbe
Experiences to Campaign Divisions
Last week a young Israeli
physician, who participated in
Operation Jonathan, the mission
that rescued 103 hostages from
Entebbe, Uganda, visited the
Palm Beach
Or. Aharon Gabriel, a surgeon
with the Israeli Army Medical
Corps, related his experiences to
several divisions of the Jewish
Federation's Combined Jewish
Appeal-Israel Emergency Fund
Born in Bulgaria, Dr. Gabriel
emigrated to Israel in 1949. He is
a graduate of Tel-Aviv Uni-
versity Medical School and did
his surgical residency at Soroka
Medical Center in Beersheba,
where he now serves as a staff
At a meeting of the physicians
division. Dr. Gabriel described
his participation in the Entebbe
mission. He stated that on the
morning of July 3 he received a
phone call from his commanding
officer asking him to report to
duty. When he arrived at head-
quarters Dr. Gabriel, along with
several other physicians, was
given orders to supply a 707 jet
with surgical equipment, to serve
as a "flying hospital."
Dr. Gabriel's plane then flew to
Nairobi to await wounded to be
flown in from Entebbe.
Dr. Gabriel stated his overall
impressions by emphasizing that
it was the Israelis who came to
the aid of these 103 hostages.
"We were Jews saving Jews,"
he stated, "and this is the way it
has to be ... no other country
came to the aid of these people,"
he said.
Dr. Gabriel concluded by
stating that "we must be respon-
sible for each other one Jew
helping another; it was the case
at Entebbe and it must be the
case all over the world."
Dr. Gabriel appeared here
under the auspices of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County. He met with the General
Community division and Condo
Council of the 1977 CJA-IEF
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over the world must be responsible for each
5 Rabbis Killed
In Accident
Five rabbis were killed in a high-
way accident this week and a
sixth was injured and taken to a
hospital in Coatesville, Pa.
Coatesville hospital officials
identified the victims as Samuel
Hecht, 41, Menachem Krausz, 54,
Solomon Berkowitz, 57, Asher-
Zvi Kahana. 56, and Abraham
Spiegel, 40, from Brooklyn, N.Y.
The accident occurred when
the car they were in passed
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
The Planes Arrived
How does an Eagle F-15 jet fighter possibly translate
into a desecration of the Sabbath?
Easy. All you need is an F-15 to land in Israel 47
minutes before the Sabbath and before some 3,000
guests invited to view the arrival, no less.
Anxious for such an advanced and sophisticated piece
of military hardware or not, not even 25 of them, landing
just 47 minutes before the Sabbath, could save Israel from
charges that the Sabbath had been desecrated.
What it takes is a government coalition in flux the
Rabin coalition for example. Add to this the opposition's
attempt to unseat the government, plus an abstention by
the National Religious Party on a no-confidence vote, and
you have all the ingredients.
The rest is history, and now it has brought the Cabinet
down! In fact, the wording of the motion, itself, became a
source of debate; allegedly, it used God's name in vain.
Never mind that it is unheard of that a coalition bloc
member abstains from voting in the cause of maintaining
itself in power this is precisely what the National
Religious Party did.
Or that the no-confidence motion which caused the furor
with allegations of religious violation itself became guilty
of a religious violation.
Only in Israel can a political stranglehold be disguised
as a religious issue.
What is important is that the planes arrived.
"Spreading of Ignorance9
By Neo-Nazi Activities
Must Be Strongly Resisted
neo-Nazi rally Dec. 4 in a
Munich beer hall, where
Serge Klarsfeld, the French
anti-Nazi fighter, was
beaten has created a strong
public reaction. Munich's
Jewish community held an
outdoor protest meeting
against the "neo-Nazi
terror" which was ad-
dressed by prominent civic
Munich's Deputy Mayor
Eckard Mueller- Heiden-
reich condemned the beer
hall rally and warned
against complacency in the
light of such events.
THE "spreading of ignorance"
by neo-Nazi activities must be
"strongly resisted," he said.
"This is an obligation for-
conscious democrats as well as a
pledge to humanity and
The deputy chief of the Munich
branch of Germany's Trade
Union Federation, Jacob Deffner,
demanded that "provocative
events by extreme right-wing
movements" be banned, and
called on property owners to
prevent such movements using
halls and other facilities.
Jewish community chairman
Hans Lamm said the events in
the beer hall, where an estimated
1,000 people attended a rally or-
ganized by the "Deutsche Volks-
union" (DVU), had caused
"shock and disgust among
Munich residents of all faiths and
political persuasions."
marks made at the meeting were
reminiscent of "the blackest
epoch of German history," Lamm
He asserted that Jews would
"not allow themselves to be
isolated and defamed threatened
and mishandled, without
The Munic-based national
daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung
noted that Munic police standing
on guard outside the rally failed
to take action against Klarafeld's
"IS THAT, too, a symptom
that we have become used to such
gatherings, a habit which leaves
it up to Beate and Serge Klars-
feld to protest?" it asked.
Though the strength of
German democracy should not be
underestimated, "certain circles"
were currently trying to use
"forces of reaction and retro-
gression in order to falsify
history," the paper noted.
A democracy must look ahead
to the future, it added, "but not
at the price of forgetting or
worse, falsifying the past."
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It's Billy Graham to the Rescm
Voters sensitive to the
potential for mischief inherent in
any effort to mix politics with
religion had good reason to be
disturbed by attempts to form a
third political party of "real
Christians only" during the 1976
presidential campaign.
This grandiose scheme, pro-
moted by Bill Bright, leader of
the Campus Crusade for Christ
International, and Congressman
John Coblan of Arizona, was
upsetting to those who have
studied continuing efforts to nail
down an amendment to the Con-
stitution declaring the United
States a Christian nation.
DISTURBING also to quite a
few folks in the Greater Boston
area was the mailing of hundreds
of letters addressed to "Dear
Temple Member" or "Dear Fel-
low Congregant" with these
"This year we have an op-
portunity to elect an ex
ceptionally qualified Jewish can-
didate to the United States
Congress Please join me on
November 2nd in electing our
first Jewish Congressman from
the Commonwealth of Massa-
Behind the Bright-Conlan
crusade to send only real
Christians to Washington was
the Christian Freedom Foun-
i ^ .as*
: views into fZ
IN the
bought. mUUSi
serve as an American Ch
Embassy Political figure
offered free counseling
beehive of Christian power.
Fortunately for most of
Billy Graham himself has |
his considerable influence i
this shotgun wedding
religion and politics. A frit
both Congressman Conlan
Bill Bright for many L
America's top evangelist had I
much insight of the true reUgio-
and civic strength of America!
be a party to the ConlanBrii
He blew the whistle on
movement, stating hia firm
position to organizing Ch
into a political bloc.
AT STILL another level,
had the benefit of the well-pud
cized appeal by Bishop
Moore Jr., Episcopal
Father Joseph O'Hare, Je
editor; Dr. Arnold L. 0k
former president of the Natio
Association of Evangelicals; i
the American Jewish
mittee's Rabbi Marc H. Te_
baum, who pointed with alarm]
several evidences of bigotry |
the races for Congress.
Their warning about the "vo
Christian" movement was I
and effective.
When the next session
Congress opens, we will do well]
watch for renewal of efforts |
promote "Christian amendmeq
bills. This never-say-die
paign was a hot issue in Con
15 years ago when a number]
Congressmen, stimulated by I
Reformed Presbyterian Chun
Continued on Page 9
Answering a Persistent Rabbi
Friday, Dec. 31,1976
Volume 2
10 TEVETH 5737
Number 27
Last week's letter by Rabbi
Tibor Stern was a great improve-
ment. It should not be inferred
from this that what he wrote was
pleasing, only that it appeared in
The Jewish Floridian. The last
time he found me to be an insult
to all Jewry was in a letter pub-
lished in the Voice, the official
publication of the Miami Catholic
Archdiocese, in 1970.
On that occasion, he labeled me
as in the same league as por-
no graphers, abortionists and
drug addicts, not to mention
depriving our children of the
opportunity to say their prayers
in public schools. At that time,
too, I was characterized as being
"ignorant, indifferent, and
defiant of the Holy Bible."
DESPITE HIS "great reluc-
tance" in breaking what is "al-
most a personal vow" to ignore
my "ugly" remarks, Rabbi Stern
could not hold back his rage and
despair with my attack on the
Bible, "the word of God," and
asks that the Reform movement
disavow me.
All because, in the column I
wrote on Dec. 3 concerning the
controversy over the publicity for
a Gay synagogue, I quoted from
a committee meeting a Rabbi's
statement that "While we must
have respect for halacha, in the
Reform movement we have lib-
erated ourselves from those
things in the Bible which arc
cruel and inhuman, impossible
and anachronistic."
What, asks Rabbi Stern, is
"inhuman and cruel"?
THE REFERENCE was to the
quotation from Leviticus dealing
with sexual relations and the
penalty for cursing a father or
mother, adultery, sex with a
sister-in-law. mother-in-law,
homosexuality, lesbianism,
sodomy, and the like.
For all of these, the Bible pre-
scribes death, if not by fire as in
the case of a man who "take(s)
with his wife also her mother,"
but also by stoning as was the
custom of those days, according
to the Bible.
It surely should not surprise
Rabbi Stern to leam that most
Reform Jews do not believe the
Bible to contain the literal words
of God but rather is the record of
man's search for God.
I HAVE no hesitation in
stating publicly that I cannot
believe in a God who decrees
penalties such as I have
described, or that Auschwitz was
God's will. And, while I have no
desire to maintain a dialogue
with Rabbi Stern or any other
fundamentalist on this subject, it
would be educational to know if
they would agree to such punish-
ment for the offenses cited above.
Rabbi Stern's letter indicates he
would, but this may be an unfair
I think it worth repeating what
I wrote a good many years ago in
the context of this latest contro-
versy, quoting a lonely Jew in
Virginia who wrote in 1791 to her
parents in England.
"Here we live in peace .
There is no rabbi in all America
to excommunicate anyone."
IT WA8 occasioned by an
article in the Miami News telling
how "In the study of his Miami
Beach home or in the synagogue
he heads, Rabbi Tibor Stern
spends much of hia time
declaring the ceremonies of
non-Orthodox colleagues invalid
ceremonies such as col
versions and second marriages, j
"But what about the child
of such marriages, asked
reporter. Oh, well, about twet
years after such a marriage one]
them may be in Israel or wishj
to marry an Orthodox Jew here]
the States, and then Rabbi Str
or one of his counterparts i
out the edict that the sins
omissions) of the parents
visited upon their children.
They declare "he is not a Je
because of the invalid conver
of his mother," no matter that I
was brought up as a Jew "'
considers himself one. And '
the punishment is not burning I
stoning, it can cause great menti
It is fair, on connection wil]
this, to ask what penalties
the Orthodox community soug
for Rabbi Bernard Bergman, ot
of its leaders, who exploited r
Jews through his *""
nursing homes, or the o
rabbinic and business leade
involved in recent New m
scandals around the Hebrew <
school movement?
THE FAILURE to conde
these actions speaks eloquentq
as did Rabbi Moshe GorelicMJ
chairperson of the new fctn
Commission of the Rb".
Council of America: The ww
dox have emphasized the nw
aspect at the risk of the etb*
and moral aspect.'' When a
Stern gets around to that, a
be interesting to read his views.
In the meantime, we're ~
familiar with the quotation
that is without sin among yu^
him cast the first stone.
know it's from John out
New Testament, but it some"
teams very pertinent 1
debate on a Jewish question.

The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 5
vW/ Jewish Community Center Presents
n 6,hool Enrichment
IS? to 3 p.m. Vta |d
? 1-45 to 4:46 p.m.
SS3 tumbling. Games.
K Thursday 1 t2pa
ff^g and Playground 2to 3
_ Tut Paste and uames,
Jnd Dance. Instructor: Lisa
Sfa BF.A. Fee for members:
110 per hour, two-day aeasion
Monday-Wednesday or
Tuesday-Thursday); non-
Arta aad CrafU lor Grades 14,
| Tuad.ys 3:45 to 4:46 p.m. A
(aune that stresses the building
of creative conceptualizations in
children, with the goal of
producing craft projects while
iflowing the child to become
omfortable with basic ideas of
tulance, form, shape, color,
texture and movement.
Instructor Leslie Fosaler, B.F.A.
Pee for members: $16; non-
| members $25.
Arta and CrafU for Grades 4-6,
Thursdays3:45-4:45 p.m A more
advanced course, including work
with decoupage, print-making,
linoleum blocks and wood.
Instructor: Leslie Fossler. Fee
for members $16; non-members
Ballet for Grade* 1-3, Thur-
sdays 3:46-4:46 p.m Ballet II for
those children who have com-
pleted the first 10-week course.
Instructor: Marcie Fine.
Ballet for Grades 1-3, Fridays
3:46-4:46 p.m. Ballet I. Basic
ballet skills, stressing form, co-
ordination and rhythm.
Instructor: Deborah Knowles,
Ballet Arts, Inc. Fee for mem-
bers: $16; non-members $25.
Tennis for Gradea 1-3,
Tuesdays 4 to 5 p.m. Designed
expressly for first through third
graders. The course emphasizes
development of coordination
skills and group cooperation.
Taught by Joel Levine, B.S.
Ph.Ed., specialist in tennis in-
struction for children. Fee for
members $25; non-members $36.
Tennis for Gradea 4-6,
Tuesday, 6 to 6 p.m. The course
stresses development of specific
tennis skills appropriate to this
age group. Instructor: Joel
Levine, B.S. Ph.Ed. Fee for
members $26; non-members $35.
Sculpture for Gradea 44,
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:46 to
6:46 p.m. Creation of forms
utilizing wood, papier-mache,
found objects and ceramics.
Instructor, Leslie Fossler. Fee:
Members $15; non-members $25.
Sculpture for Junior High,
Federation Community Pre-School
Celebrates Chanukah Holiday
How does a three- or four-year-
old celebrate Chanukah?
At the Jewish Federation of
Pilm Beach County Community
Pre-School he "creates" an
original Menorah for his family,
he "sings" Chanukah songs at a
party held at the Jewish Com-
munity Center, he "dances" to
the tune of "Dreidel, Dreidel.
Dreidel," he "cooks" potato
litkes for the Chanukah
program, and last but not least
he "snares" what he has done
ith members of his family and
with his friends.
What is a three- or four-year-
old's concept of Chanukah?
A menorah. a menorah is
thanukah," agreed Mark Offer-
nan and Nancy Sabarra.
"No, candles,"
Heather Neville.
"Chanukah is a special show,"
said Brian Friedman, who ap-
peared to be thinking about the
Chanukah program.
"Decorations are Chanukah,"
declared three-year-old Michael
"I agree," asserted serious
Glenn Gottfried.
"Chanukah is good food to eat,
and we're hungry," announced
Kevin Dummett and Chris
And with that the boys and
girls of the Community Pre-
School proceeded to sit down to a
Chanukah table and continue to
share their original ideas of the
celebration of this most festive of
Thursdays 6 to 7 p.m. The course
stresses woodwork and ceramics.
Instructor: Leslie Fossler. Fee:
Members $15; non-members $25.
Cotillion for Grades 4-6,
Tuesdays 4 to 6 p.m and for
Junior High Tuesdays 5 to 6 p.m.
Contemporary and social dance,
and basic social attitudes and
graces. Taught by Jim Hunting-
ton, of Juilliard School, dance
instructor at the YWCA. Fee for
members $20; non-members $30.
Photography (eight weeks) for
Teens and Adults: Photography
I. Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m. Funda-
mentals of Photograph (adjust-
able camera required). Fee for
members $15; non-members $26.
Instructor: Martin Becker,
public relations specialist, com-
mercial photographer.
Creative Writfog for the Senior
High, Mondays 4 to 5 p.m. For
the student interested in ex-
pressing himself or herself
through prose. The creative
process is emphasized, with
special attention to form, and the
ability to express emotions and
ideas clearly in words and
concepts. Instructor: Wayne
Karlin, M.A. English, published
writer. Fee for members $6; non-
members $10.
History and Politics of Modern
Israel and the Middle East.
Tuesdays 4 to 5 p.m. A survey
from the Bilu movement of the
1880s to present day Israel and
the relationship of the Jewish and
Arab communities of the Middle
East. Instructor: Wayne Karlin
(minor in political science.
Journalist for two years in the
Middle East). Fee for members
$5; non-members $10.
Pee Wee Karate for Grades
1-4, Thursdays 3:46 to 4:45 p.m.
The fundamental attitudes and
physical conditioning necessary
to practice the martial arts, as
well as basic self-defense moves.
The course gives special at-
tention to the learning of respect,
as well as mental and physical
conditioning suitable tor the
appropriate age groups. This
class is a continuation. A new
class for beginners will be formed
on Thursdays from 4:46 to 5:45
p.m. Instructor Jimmy Diaz,
black belt, head instructor Miami
area Tae Kwon Do Association.
Fee for members $15; non-
members $25.
Teen and Young Adult Karate:
Intermediate, Thursdays 6 to
7:30 p.m. and Beginning Course
Thursdays 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Instructor Jimmy Diaz. Fee for
members $15; non-members $25.
Jewish Encounter II will begin
on Sunday evening 8 p.m., Jan. 9,
at the home of Barry and Eva
K rise her. This is a series of 12
workshops on Jewish values and
rituals. Open to a limited number
of registrants on a first-come
first-serve basis. All materials
and resources provided by the
JCC. Call now to reserve a place.
There will be a culminating
weekend of study and encounter
planned by the participants. Call
JCC for further information.
The JCC now has available
Shouk Katan featuring some
hand-made jewelry as well as art
and wall hangings. AU proceeds
from the sale of these items will
benefit the JCC Scholarship
Fund. Please come in and browse.
In addition, books of Jewish
interest and T-shirts appropriate
for gifts are available at the JCC
Middle East Cooking in-
struction will begin Thursday,
Jan 6, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This will be a six-week course in
Baltic and Middle Eastern
cooking. Lolik, an Israeli
gourmet cook of Sephardic
origin, will be the instructor.
Registration is limited and
participants are asked to sign up
in advance. Fees: JCC members
$12, non-members $25. Fees do
not include ingredients. Take
home what you cook. Class is
Dr. Myles Cooley, clinical psy-
chologist and authorized Parent
Effectiveness Training (PET.)
instructor, will again be offering
an eight-week course at the JCC
starting Monday, Jan. 10 at 7:30
Over a quarter of a million
parents across the country have
learned the PET. conflict
resolution skills which enable
parents to solve problems so that
no one "loses." Fees: JCC
members $45; non-members $65.
Fees include the cost of Dr. T.
Gordon's text. Advance
registration is required. Class is
limited to 20 students.
Yiddish Conversation
registration is now taking place.
To meet everyone's needs, please
call the JCC office to indicate
your interest so we can begin in
Second Tuesday Club for
Senior Adults, Tuesday, Jan. 11,
1 p.m. Participants will have an
unusual opportunity to hear
Doris Hibel, MSW. of the Palm
Beach Community Mental
Health Center who will give a
talk on "How to Live to be 100
and Love It." Group discussion
will follow. Refreshments will be
served. Donation 50 cents.
Sunday for Seniors: Just a
reminder that the "Sunday for
Seniors" has begun and we would
like you to join us on Sundays for
an afternoon featuring back-
gammon, briu^e, discussions and
general good times. Light
refreshments are served.
Beginning at 12:46 p.m., there is
no charge. For more information
call Joel Levine at the JCC.
Jean Rubin, chairperson of the
JCC Senior Adults reports a Card
Party on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the
JCC at 1 p.m., sponsored by the
JCC Senior Adult Council. Prizes
and refreshments are being of-
fered. A $1.60 donation in ad-
vance will benefit the JCC Fund.
Everyone welcome. Come with
your group.
Women's League Luncheon,
Friday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m., at the
TCC. All JCC ladies are invited to
ittend this special meeting to
Tear Libby Tanner speak on
Human Sexuality and Behavior,
to be followed by lunch. Due to
limited seating only 100 tickets
will be sold. Fee: $6 per person.
Widow and Widower
Workshops are being offered on
an on-going basis at the JCC.
Programs include films, tapes
and group discussions with pro-
fessional workers. For further
information call the JCC.
A Diet Workshop with pro-
fessional nutritionist Ann Gold,
will take place every Monday
evening at 7 p.m. at the JCC
starting in January. All proceeds
will benefit the JCC Fund.
Initiation fee of $6 and $2 weekly
thereafter will enable a new
outlook and inner look at your
eating habits. Join!
Beaux Art Show and Sale will
take place on Sunday, Jan. 16, at
the Westward Shopping Center.
Quality area artists and crafts-
men are being sought to par-
ticipate. -Arts and Crafts classes
for children and body painting for
teenagers are planned. Many art
prizes will be awarded during the
Mimi Kreisler invites in-
terested persons to join the
newest clutural force in the com-
munity. Proceeds will benefit the
JCC Scholarship Fund.
Ulpan-Modern Hebrew
Conversation: Registrations for
the new semester of Ulpan in-
struction are now being taken.
Both beginning and intermediate
levels will be offered. The em-
phasis of the Ulpan method is on
modern spoken Hebrew. Classes
are limited. Call Sue Levi at the
JCC for more details.
Middle Eastern Danes: The
JCC is pleased to announce this
nine-week course beginning
Wednesday, Feb. 2 from 1 to2J5
p.m. Instructress Millie Lifton
will demonstrate and teach the
basic exercises and movements of
this ancient dance form. It's fun
and healthy for you too. Fees
ICC members $12; non-member'
Attention All Parents: The
JCC would like to inquire into the
possibility of forming a Cub
Scout and Brownie Troop at the
JCC. Interested parents please
call Wayne Karlin at the Center.
of the palm beaches, inc.
241S Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 3340 <
Telephone 689-7700
rea Artists & Craftsmet\
To Display And Sell At The
Jewish Community Center
Beaux Art Show & Sale
Sunday January 16th 1977
9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Cm'au? t0 Palm Beach County at the Jewish Community
*Uou,rf- er Carnival. Paul Simon romped, roUed and
v m the unfamiliar-to-Florida substance.
[Westward Shopping Mall- Okeechobee Blvd.(between Congress and I 95)
Body Painting Classes and Children's Arts & Crafts in progress.
Raffles, Music
For Booth Information Call: J.C.C. Offices: 689-7700

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Friday, December
CJF Study Reveals Increasing Federation Aid
Jewish Education Support Up $15 Million Over '66
NEW YORK Federation
support for Jewish education in
North America in the last decade
reveals a better than threefold
increase in allocations from $6.97
million in 1966 to 922.43 million
last year, according to a report
issued today by the Council of
Jewish Federations and Welfare
In the same period, allocations
for all local purposes more than
Statistics contained in the new
CJF report on Federation alloca-
tions to Jewish education com-
paring 1974 and 1975 disclose a
continuing pattern of growth. An
increase of 15.1 percent, from
$19.7 million to $22.6 million, was
recorded, whereas the increase
was 11 percent for other local
In 1975, Federations in New
York, Chicago and Toronto gave
unprecedented support for
Jewish education in excess of $2
million each.
Other large city Federations
allocating $1 to $2 million for
Jewish education last year were
Cleveland, Los Angeles and
These figures also show a
marked increase in Federation
allocations to day schools, a gain
of some 24.7 percent from
$7,495,899 in 1974 to $9,350,697
in 1975.
The CJF study reveals that
day schools now receive two out
of every five dollars allocated by
Federations to Jewish education,
with an average per student sub-
sidy of $250 per year.
Parents pay approximately 50
cents of every dollar for their
children's day school education,
while 20 cents comes from Fed-
erations. The schools themselves
must raise the remainder.
a sfi
Joel Levine of the JCC is shown instructing the teens during
basketball practice at the JCC. Teens interested in joining the
team are invited to the Thursday afternoon practice.
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Super\ llon
Open 7
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4 Sun.
Closed Sal
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Don't Buy Your Bedspreads or Draperies
Unfit You Compare At
The Bedspread
& Drapery
North American Federations
allocate funds to day schools for a
variety of purposes, including
scholarships for needy students,
lump sum grants and for deficit
In the New York City area, 192
Jewish day schools receive a wide
variety of Federation services
through the Board of Jewish
Education and the Program
Development Fund for Jewish
In other areas of the United
States and Canada. 148 day
schools 90 Orthodox, 24 Con-
servative, 2 Reform and 32 com-
munal or independent were
subsidized by Federations last
The study highlights the
growing trend toward closer
relationships between Feder-
ations and day schools, indicated
by the review of school budgets
by Federations, the submission
of periodic financial reports and
audits, educational supervision
and program review.
The Council 0f jewillfc|
Federations is the associatim,
central community orgSStf
- Federations, Welfare FuS
Community Councils J3SI
800; Jewish communitiesTS
aids these communitie8 "
mobilize support for the U JA and
other overseas agencies, as well
as for national and local servk*,
involving financing, pIaBn?"
and operating health, welfare
cultural, educational, community
relations, and other programs'
benefitting all residents
Group Begins Young Leadership Program
As a result of the success of the
Young Leadership program, a
new program has been started
this year, which will bring to-
gether a group of young people
who possess leadership potential
for future Federation and com-
munity responsibilities.
These couples participate in a
series of monthly programs that
serve to heighten their Jewish
awareness and provide them with
a background on the Jewish Fed-
eration as well as on other Jewish
organizations and programs in
this community.
Members of this year's Younsr
Leadership Program are Mr. and
Mrs. Alan Bernstein, Michael
Blank, Dr. and Mrs. Robert
Burger, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold
Chane, Dr. and Mrs. Roger
Frielich, Dr. and Mrs. Robert
Gleiber, Dr. and Mrs. Joel Hersh,
Melanie Iteld, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Kaufman, Dr. and Mrs.
David Kinger, Mr. and Mrs.
Lolik Levi, Mr. and Mrs. Toby
Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Jose Lopez,
Dr. and Mrs. Alan Marcus,
Mickey Monchek, Mr. and Mrs.
Warren Murray, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Needle, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Perrin, Dr. and Mrs.
Myron Persoff, Michael and
New Play Group for 2-Year-Olds Forming
During the month of January,
the Federation's pre-school at
Camp Shalom will institute a
play group for two-year-olds.
The new group, to be in-
tegrated into the school's
program, will encourage children
to develop competence and self-
confidence at an individual rate
in the social, language, motor,
perceptual and listening readi-
ness areas.
Class size is small and
registration is limited. For
registration information contact
school director Phyllis Morgan at
Camp Shalom, or the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
Virginia Puder-Harris, Lisa I
Rubin, Judy Ravitz, Dr. and
Mrs. Peter Sherman, Dr. and
Mrs. Richard Shugarman, Mr.
and Mrs. Ivan Simmons, Mr. and
Mrs. Philip Siskin, Mr. and Mrs.
Barry Soloway, Dr. and Mrs.
Stuart Wanuck, Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Wieseneck, Steve Yeckes
and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Rice
The first meeting of the newl
group was held in November. The
program was titled "A Jewish
Self Inventory," whereby the
members of the group had the
opportunity to express what
aspects of Judaism were most|
prevalent in their own lives.
The second program held in I
December evaluated "Who Is A
Jew? Why Jewish?" The guest
speaker was Ira Kellman,
member of the United Jewish!
Appeal National Young Leader-
ship Cabinet.
The group will continue to I
meet on a monthly basis with a
weekend retreat planned for
June. Dr. Howard Kay and
Kenneth Scherer are co-leaders of |
the group.
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 7
i JS Names Committee and Honoree Odd Fellows Plan Party
L^hainnan. of the
^National Dinner-
K American Sooety
* presided over the
>iJ of the committee,
JSf.t the Palm Beach
fnub The committee, in
"""I.comprised of many
*h residents-
-a announced that the
ra Technion. Israel s
' 0f Technology and
h, oldest educational corn-
Erf higher learning. Maj.
^ Horev. will be the
I honor.
r is set for Saturday
f Jar.. 22 at the Breakers
[Horev, who was educated
IT is the '"?'
orn president in the Tech-
j.year history.
Uition W his numerous
J in the War of Inde-
I he has held a number
lior staff positions, pri-
ll, chief of the Ordnance
i rved as chairman of
nment's Committee on
r Requirements for En-
Industries, which
("known as the Horev
pIMe. His last military post
[thief scientist of the Israel
IT of Defense.
information may be
i by calling the American
Society in Miami
Members of the Dinner
Committee are:
Nathan Appleman, Joan Arbuse.
Margaret G. Bachner, the Hon. and
Mrs. Harry Batshaw, Mr. and Mrs N.
Bederman, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B
Belter, Mrs. Charles Bell, Mrs. David
Bernstein, George Bernstein, Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Bernstein, Edward
Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard
Bloomfleld, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Caplan,
Mrs. Herman H. Copeion, Lenore
Cor bin, Mr. and Mrs. Alan H. Cum
mings, Peter D. Cummlngs, Maxwell
Cummings, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Cummlngs, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Danzinger, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dan
linger. Jack Davis. Leonard Davis,
Marion DeJur, Ralph DeJur, Dr. and
Mrs. Harry Dubin, Mr. and Mrs. Max
Wlkon, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Elson, Mr.
and Mrs. Allan D. Emil, Dr. Silvio
Errlco, Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Feld
man, Mrs. Benjamin Finn, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Fischbach, Mr. and Mrs.
Jack B. Fisher. Mrs. Joseph C. Foster,
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben A. Foster, Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Frank, William B. Fried,
Edward Friedman, Mr. and Mrs. Myles
Friedman, Mr. and Mrs. Murray M.
Friedman, Mrs. Charles Frost, Mrs.
Frances Gewln, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney
Gold, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Goldtarb, Mr.
and Mrs. Irving Goldwasser, Mrs.
Benjamin H. Goodman, David Grad
man, Eleanor Graham, Dr. and Mrs.
Martin M. Grunberg, Abraham
Grunhut, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Haas, Mr.
and Mrs. Sol Hammerman, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Hecht, Mrs. W. Bernard
Herman, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E. Hokin,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur I merman, Mrs.
Benjamin A. Javiti, Harold L. Kaplan,
Mr. and Mrs. Alan B. Kelser, Leo
Kelser, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kerbel,
Mr. and Mrs. Saul Kivenko, Jerome
K lortein, Samuel Kosman, Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond F. Kravls, Mrs Abraham
Landau, Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lande,
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lane, Mr. and Mrs.
Irvin Larner. Mrs. Lee Lavitt, Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Left, Sylvia S. Leff.Zena Lett,
Joseph J. Lese, Ruth Lewis, Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Llnsky, Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Lopin, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lubotta, Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Mailman, Mitchell
Marcus, Arnold Market, Mr. and Mrs.
Herman S. Meltzer, Mr. and Mrs.
Morris Messing, Mrs. Henry Milch,
CRC Update
i Community Relations
i Jewish Federation of
[ Pilm Beach County
'owing is a reprint from a
distributed by the
Jewish Committee,
tofHuman Relations.)
Ition: Shouldn't the
States seek closer tiea
eArib world?
Jt The United States
I and should seek
it relations with all
Its support for Israel
(make it an enemy of the
t indeed its ongoing friend-
it the Arab world has been
i in billions of dollars in
[nd grants-in-aid to the
countries, in the sale of
I military equipment, in
draining in the United
pot Arab officers and other
I personnel and. above all,
ich for political solutions
|ib-Israeli conflict which
[Permit all the nations in
^to live in peace and work
T' their mutual social
nic betterment.
Arabcountries, it is true,
ft the United States to
Fte its friendship for
m turning its back on
K5 mre moderate Arab
^knowledge and respect
s commitment to its ally
moved to cement their
18 with the United
tly, Egypt's Prea-
m meetmg with Pres-
PJTFord in Salzburg,
,*'* quite clear that
S^d not requin, ^
31.-to .glve "P ita
"""tionship" With
"PPort fc,. tht Anb
M ?}* Soviet
H-Trw.'"1 "*. the
U^Prtment'8 Bureau
hC nd Research and
fctlTZ.8^" indicate
K Pjvrfed more than
$5.76 billion in economic aid to
Arab League states.
Since 1967, the Soviet Union
has supplied Egypt, Iraq and
Syria with billions of dollars
worth of the moat sophisticated
military equipment, including
surface-to-air missiles never seen
in combat before October 1973
and the bridging equipment the
Egyptians used to cross the Suez
Canal during their Yom Kippur
Moreover, within hours after
the Egyptian-Syrian attack was
launched, the Russians began a
massive resupply effort, bringing
an estimated 225,000 tons of the
latest military equipment to
Syria and Egypt in one month.
In 1974 alone, Syria received
more than $2 billion in
sophisticated Soviet arms, and
Libya has just concluded an arms
deal with Moscow estimated by
United States analysts as in
excess of SI billion. There are an
estimated 5,000 Soviet advisers
and technicians in the Middle
East, and Russian-language
materials abandoned by
retreating Syrian forces indicate
that Soviet advisers played a
direct role in the October war.
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The Jewish Fbridiqn of Palm Beach County
Frid"y. December j
% 7i
Eabbttttxal $ age
devoted to discussion of themei end issues relevant tt Jewish life put and present
co-ordinated by the
Palm Reach County Rabbinical Council
Rabbi William H.Shapiro
The Death Penalty in Jewish Tradition
By Rabbi Edwin Farber
Temple Sunn-El, Miami
The debate over capital
punishment is growing in in-
tensity in America. It is an issue
of paramount importance as it
concerns values which are basic
to our society. But the debate if
not a new one. We are not th<
first to struggle with the issue.
From earliest Biblical times right
up to the present, Judaism has
been struggling with this
Biblical man insisted upon the
death penalty in cases of capital
crimes. "You shall not take a
ransom for the life of a murderer
who is guilty of a capital offense;
he must be put to death."
(Numbers 36:31.)
The reason offered in the book
of Genesis is significant: "For in
His image did God create man."
The guilt of the murderer is
infinite because the murdered life
is invaluable. An absolute wrong
has been committed; a sin
against God which is not subject
to human discussion. The effect
is sure to be paradoxical
because human life is invaluable
to take it entails the death
In Talmudic times we discover
that the death penalty has
become a thing of the post. The
right of imposing capital punish-
ment was taken from the Jewish
courts by the Romans. But the
Rabbis declined to exercise the
right even after it was restored.
In Rabbinic sources we discover
an anti-death penalty sentiment
- Rabbi Tarfon and Rabbi
Akiba say, "If we had been in the
Sanhedrin no one would ever
have been put to death."
(Mishnah Makkot 1:10.)
But there were those who
continued to favor the use of
capital punishment. Their
reasoning is of particular in-
terest; Rabbi Simon says, "They
(referring to those who would
never put anyone to death) would
indeed have increased the
number of murderers in Israel."
In other words, the death penalty
is seen by Rabbi Simon as a
During medieval times the
death penalty was carried out by
certain Jewish communities
which were permitted by the
ruling power to impose capital
?Question Box? 1
Question: Deee Jews* lew
allow the transplant of a human
roan a corpse to a Hving
Answer: In performing trans-
plants from a corpse to a living
person there are generally three
issues involved.
There is a prohibition against
deriving any benefit for humane
from the dead. Removing the
cornea involves cutting the
corpse in order to remove the
cornea which might be considered
a desecration of the dead. The
procedure of removing the cornea
involves delaying the burial of
the dead, which is not permitted.
A wssaJy Oust, awing your taioensBlga about Jeruea
lam hoe been prepared In observance of the Tenth
Anniversary of the Reunification of the dry for tNs and
of ine Ainericer* jewien trees
Association by the Department of Education and
Culture of the American Section of the World Zionist
Prtpmndby Tanrn Grand and Dr. A P. Qanna*------------------------
1. Who provided Solomon with cedar wood and technical
advice to build the Temple?
2. What Ethiopian queen came to visit this king in
3. What early historian wrote that it took 100 priests and
10,000 workers more than 9 years to build the Temple area?
4. After the death of Solomon, the kingdom split in two.
Samaraia was the capital of Israel. Of what was Jerusalem
the capital?
5. What happened to the Jews of Jerusalem in 586 BCE?
6. Complete the following quotations from the Bible: "If I
forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand..............."
7. "For Zion's sake I will not hold my.....and for Jerusalem's
sake I will not....."
8. When is the following recited: "How doth the city sit
solitary, that was full of people. How has she become a
9. Complete the following: "Come, let us go up to the.....of
the Lord."
10. "For out of Zion shall go forth the.....and the word of the
Lord from Jerusalem. "
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(e:zq*!TOi)-inTrmrioj!V %
aqi jo uorprtrjeep aqi s8}bjoui3uiuiod iprqM n y_g vysi "O '8
(rzgiBJWinseH teoBaj /
(Q'L\ uqed)8utuunD8?n88joj c
or) pay uaq-jo leiuoiXqeg oj peiyxa ai3M tuaq-j jo iso^ 'S
qepnf jo mopauiji aqj, *
snqdasop -g
eqeqSJOuaenoaqjL z
aoAj, jo 8urji 'uraiiH I
The position which permits eye
cornea transplants has been well
defined by the late Chief Rabbi of
Israel, Rabbi Issar Yehuda
Unterman. He suggested that the
transplant of the cornea could
come under the heading of saving
a life and in the case of an en-
dangered life the above three
restrictions are suspended.
If the person would be blind
without receiving the transplant
it is considered a matter of life
and death since blindness might
lead to accidental loss of life. The
problem is more acute when the
recipient has one good eye. In
such a case, Rabbi Unterman
argued that the cornea becomes
living matter when it is trans-
planted and thus one is not
deriving benefit from the dead
tissue but from the living organ.
Since the eyes of the dead are
closed, removing the cornea
would possibly not involve an
embarrassing desecration since
the incision would not be visible
on the surface of the body. Some
rabbis only allowed transplants
for recipients who were blind
otherwise in both eyes.
Other rabbis insist that the
donor must make a declaration of
his permission to transplant his
cornea to another individual after
his death. This would especially
eliminate the problem of a
delayed burial which is otherwise
an insult to the dead.
Some raise the issue as to
whether one con contribute his
cornea to eye-banks. It has been
stated by some rabbinic
authorities that since there are so
many cases of blindness that
would benefit from this cornea it
is to be regarded as if the recip-
ient waa in direct contact with
the donor. Since there are diverse
opinions on this matter it should
be noted that the decision in any
individual case should be referred
to some responsible rabbinic
\\ti (0TEVETH 5737 y
punishment. In Israel the death
penalty remains in force for
offenses under the law of geno-
cide (this includes Nazis) and for
treason in actual warfare.
The lesson we learn from this
brief examination of capital
punishment in Jewish tradition is
that there is no absolute right or
wrong answer.
The paradox is an eternal one
as long as we honestly place
decision our generation
must not bind future gene
They too must struggle,
question because in
the struggle is as sj
the answer.
In the image of God .
created. The responsibilitL
concept imposes uponuij
always clear. Our taskl
search them out as best i
Synagogues in
Palm Beach County
1901 North Flogler Drive
West Polm Beach, Florida 33407
833 8421
Rabbi Irving B. Cohen
Sabbath services, Friday at 8:15
P.O. Box 568
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Rabbi Norman T. Mendel
Sabbath services, Friday at 8:15
Moravian Church, 12th Ave. and
Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton
P.O. Box 3
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Rabbi Benjamin Rosayn
Sabboth services. Friday
at Unitarion-Universolist
Fellowship Building
162 W. Palmetto Park Rd
Boca Raton ______
2515 N.E. 2nd Court
Boynton Beach. Florida 33
For information contoct
Dr. Sidney Roth, 732-5147
5348 Grove Street
West Palm Beach. Florida 33409
684 3212
Rabbi Harry Z. Schectman
Rabbi Emeritus Henry Jerech
Daily services at 8:30 a.m. and
5:30 p.m.
Friday services ot 8:30 a.m. and
5:30 p.m. Also at 8:30 p.m.
Sabbath services at 8:30 a.m.
and 5:30 p.m.
2815 North Flogler Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
833 0339
Rabbi Asher Bar-Zev
Sabbath services Friday at 8:15
Saturday at 9:30a.m
Daily Minyan at 8:15 a.m.,
Sunday at 9 a m.
315 North "A" Street '
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg
Services. Mondays and Thursdays
at 8:30a.m.
Friday at 8:15 p.m.
Saturday at 9:30 o.m.
Sabbath services, Friday at 8 p.m.
At Westminister
Presbyterian Church
10410 N. Military Trail, Palm
Beach Gardens. 321 Northloke
Blvd. North Palm Beach, Fla.
Rabbi Hyman Fishman
Cantor Nicholas Fenakel
N W Avenue "G"
Belle Glode, Florida 33430
Jock Stoteman, lay Leader
Sabbath services. Friday at 8:30
p m.
275 Alemedo Drive
Palm Springs. Florida 334601
Sabbath services, Fndoy|
Saturday at 9o.m.
Mondays and Thursdays at 1
Services held ot Faith Unite
Presbyterian Church,
P.O. Box 2306
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Rabbi Nathan Zelizer
Sabbath services, Friday oj
2nd ond 4th Saturdoys ot'
At Boca Federal Savings S|
3901 Federal Highway,
Meets ot Methodist Fe'1'
342 N, Swmton Ave Defray |
Philip Bioler, Lay leader
For information, coll M"
Miller, 278-1985
190 North County Rood
Palm Beach, Florida 33480
Robb. Max I. Formon
Cantor David Dordasnti
Sabboth services, Friday *|
Saturday at9anv

The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Ford Gift to Oil;
|jeWish Emigration
BJhINGTON President
This already announced
Treroove price controls
fioline. This a tort-
^maneuver to benefit the
Kianies before he leaves
IWhit* House.
E may be on the verge of
Sg the oil companies still
JJ multimillion-dollar
n OIL conglomerates want
Lid two deepwater ports in
Una and Texas. These
I accommodate the largest
ankers. They would also
t the oil companies, at the
m of their customers.
j federal government would
Bje the deepwater ports, but
[7a companies would own
The smaller, nonpar-
ung companies could be
Jout by the oil oligarchy.
|b could give the oil giants a
rketing monopoly. They
J|d own and control the best
transportation facilities on the
of Mexico. The greater
cy of the superports would
| to eliminate all real com-
JSE SAME companies not
J would get a stranglehold on
Iftjw of oil in the South, but in
[North as well. For these com-
i also control the Alaskan
It've had access to a Justice
at study of the proposed
a. The study warns that
deepwater ports and the
pipeline have the same
obstic characteristics.''
Vis means simply that the big
[companies could wind up
ning their control over the
oleum market in this
That's always bad news
the customers who, in-
>ty. wind up paying higher
OIL companies contend
[8 Billy Graham
Jo The Rescue
I U out for the proposed
THAT season, The
! Century thundered its
. n to the silly move. "In
IIAmerican) tradition," the
tont journal declared, "a
Wt truly religious only to the
"*that it is officially secular,
Wy neutral and impartial
'ftgtrd for and relationship
P wtfons ... By becoming
*!> or titularly Christian, it
Hate) becomes auto-
% less Christian because
1it denies or disregards
Kntal Christian doctrines
p nature of man."
ffiW MADISON ad-
m kind of wise advice for
^"f^ered:-Who does
"mat the same authority
*i establish Christianity,
pooita.allother religions,
P*HJ with the same
g .particular sect of
Br' exclusion of dl
iZS cp?clude that m
Linal Election Year
America's advance into
"century when there was
t Poorly-informed talk
Born-again Christian.,"
KS1'10-1^ camPg^
L*^.dates of both miS
CZ; Americana for our
that the deepwater ports would
produce huge savings in trans-
portation costs. But the Justice
Department warns that the "cost
advantages will be pocketed" by
the oil companies "as an exces-
sive return for investment."
Coleman may be all set to
grant the deepwater port licenses
before the Democrats take over
the Transportation Department
on Jan. 20. But hopefully, the
Justice Department report will
deter him.
Soviet Union is allowing more
Jews to emigrate to Israel. For
the first ten months of this year,
they left Russia for the Jewish
homeland at the rate of 1,000 a
Suddenly in November, the
exit permits were increased to
1,700. This easing of restrictions.
is viewed as a goodwill gesture to
President-Elect Jimmy Carter.
But behind the scenes, the
Soviets are tightening the screws
on Jewish dissidents. The Jews'
who dare to stand up for then-
rights are hounded and harassed.
The Jews hope to call attention
to their plight by holding a sym-
posium on Soviet Jewry in
Moscow. The Soviets don't want
to stop the symposium openly for
this would cause international
embarrassment. But they are
doing their best to wreck it
ample, sent invitations to eight
American scholars. All eight were
refused visas. Others who might
attend the symposium have had
their visas denied or their trips
The dissidents have written an
urgent letter to President Ford.
The letter, signed by 95 Jews
from six Russian cities, reports
that the secret police broke into
the homes of symposium leaders
and conducted midnight sear-
The Jewish dissidents ap-
pealed to Ford to raise the issue
at the United Nations. They
contend it violates the Helsinki
accords. The State Department
has raised the issue with Soviet
representatives in Washington
and the Helsinki Commission is
also investigating.
NO-8HOW8: The defense
ministers of the Atlantic Alliance
held a secret session in Brussels
earlier this month. Yet less than
I half of the ministers showed up.
This upset the American
|Defense Secretary, Donald
Rumsfeld, who will be leaving
office next month. He delivered a
parting lecture, which was
supposed to be strictly secret.
But we can tell you what he said.
Rumsfeld acknowledged that
the missing defense ministers
had good excuses for their ab-
sences. But he suggested bluntly
that the allied governments
should make whatever arrange-
ments are necessary for their
defense ministers to attend the
bi-annual meetings.
Otherwise, he warned, the
Atlantic Alliance would
deteriorate. It has survived, he
said, for 26 years. Problems had
been solved in the past, but there
are new problems, he said.
The Soviet military capability
is growing at an alarming rate,
he reminded them. He pleaded
that the Atlantic Alliance must
remain strong to deter Soviet
expansion. Peace and stability,
he said, are at stake. And peace,
he warned, wouldn't come free.
A special House committee has
been established to investigate
the assassinations of John F.
Kennedy and Martin Luther
King Jr.
The investigation was sought
by two unheralded congressmen,
Thomas Downing of Virginia and
Henry Gonzales of Texas. At
first, it looked as if they would
get nowhere. They needed the
authorization of the powerful
House Rules Committee. But the
committee chairman, Ray
Madden, told us that he would
never approve it.
So Downing and Gonzales
went over Madden's head to
House Speaker Carl Albert. But
Albert was retiring and lacked
the political clout to overrule
Suddenly, Coretta King, the
widow of the slain civil rights
leader, appeared on Capitol Hill.
She quietly implored the black
caucus to press for an in-
vestigation. The black caucus
turned on the political heat and,
overnight, the House voted to
form the select committee.
F15 Eagle Fighters
Sabbath Desecration
JERUSALEM (JTA) A no-confidence motion
against the Rabin government for alleged Sabbath
desecration snowballed into an all-out attempt by op-
position factions in the Knesset to unseat the Labor
Alignment coalition a full year before the national elec-
The motion was defeated 55-48 with nine abstentions
but only after government forces frantically rounded up
every available Alignment MK to vote against it. Defense
Minister Shimon Peres and Housing Minister Avraham
Ofer, who had only just landed at Ben Gurion Airport
from trips abroad, were rushed to the Knesset by
THE MOTION, presented by Kalman Kahane of the
Orthodox Aguda bloc, stemmed from an official ceremony
marking the arrival of the first three of 25 F-15 Eagle jet
interceptors Israel has purchased from the U.S.
The planes landed at an air base 47 minutes before the
Sabbath. It was wen after dark before the 3,000 invited
guests and dignitaries left the base in cars and this raised
an outcry in religious circles.
PREMIER YITZHAK Rabin flatly rejected the
desecration charge in the Knesset. But the government's
position was complicated by the decision of the National
Religious Party to abstain in the no-confidence vote, an
almost unprecedented stance for a coalition partner.
Only Interior Minister Yosef Burg defected from his
colleagues at the last minute and voted against the
It was clear, however, that the Sabbath issue was only
a pretext for the mass opposition assault on the govera-
APART FROM Likud which often votes with the
religious bloc, the no-confidence motion was supported by
the vigorously secular Civil Rights Party and the
Communists, factions that are bitter foes of religious
zealotry. Shmuel Tamir, of the Free Center faction said
that any occasion was a proper one to vote against the
Independent MK Arieh Eliav said the Knesset demon-
stration proved how many people had no confidence in the
Rabin regime.
Opposition speakers also criticized the government for
making a public spectacle of the arrival of the F-15s.
Likud MK Avraham Katz charged that a "weak govern-
ment tried to steal the hearts of the people with toys.'
Aleen Shacht, Hadassah Veep, Dies
Rosenthal Named To High
Post in Democratic Party
Rep. Benjamin S. Rosenthal of
New York has been named to two
of the most important positions
in the leadership of the
Democratic Party in the House of
Representatives. Rep. Henry
Waxman of California also has
been signally honored by his
colleagues in the leadership
Rosenthal, who is entering his
ninth term in Congress, was
appointed by Majority Leader
Jim Wright of Texas to be one of
three deputy whips.
SPEAKER Thomas O'Neill of
Massachusetts appointed him as
one of the 24 members of the
Democratic Steering and Policy
Committee, the most important
leadership body in the House.
Rosenthal was one of eight
Congressmen selected by O'Neill.
Waxman, who comes from Los
Angeles and is entering his
second term, was chosen to
represent California's Democrats
on the committee as a regional
There are 12 regional members
on the committee. New York's
delegation reelected Jonathan
Bingham of New York City as
their committeeman.
California, which has 29
Democrats in its House dele-
gation of 43 members, and New
York, which numbers 28 in its list
of 39, are ranked as "regions" in
the committee selection.
were unanimous in selecting
Waxman and New York backed
Bingham without dissent. The
New York delegation also voted
unanimously that Rosenthal
receive a high leadership post.
Rosenthal is considered the
chief spokesman in the House for
the nation's consumers as chair-
man of the commerce, consumer
and monetary affairs subcom
mittee of the Government Oper-
ations Committee. Rosenthal is
53 years old and Waxman is 37.
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Lead Sabbath Service
On a recent Friday night at
Congregation Anshei Sholom,
West Palm Beach, more than 800
adults were led in the complete
Sabbath services by students of
the Jewish Community Day
School of Palm Beach County,
The combined choir was
conducted and directed by Dr.
Sidney Selig, director of the Jew-
ish Community Day School.
Rabbi Harry Z. Schectman
preached the sermon in which he
congratulated the boys and girls
of the JCDS for a "magnificent
service, reflecting knowledge of
prayers, understanding of
Hebrew and a fluency far beyond
the abilities of children.
"No greater Mitzvah,"
declared the rabbi, "exists in
Judaism than the provision of
money for Jewish education."
Max Tochner, president of the
Jewish Community Day School,
expressed appreciation to Con-
gregation Anshei Sholom for its
past financial support of the
school and for permitting and en-
couraging the children to perform
what they had practiced in their
President Jack Chiat of
Congregation Anshei Sholom
stated that the congregation will
continue to support the JCDS
students and urged other congre-
gations and service groups in the
community to provide a proper
home and financial support for
the Jewish Community Day
The Sabbath evening con-
cluded with a Kiddush and Oneg
Shabbat provided by the Sister-
The students who participated
in the program were Yael Bickel,
Benji Breen, Randy Deutsch,
Erika Eisenberg, David Gordon,
Howard Greenfield, Amy Greene,
Howard Jacobson, Rhonda
Kaplan, Michael Kapner, Mimi
Karlsberg, Jared Kay, Monica
Kay, Nancy Kripitz, Mark
Krischer, Roy Levi, Adam
Levine, Shucky Mizrachi, Beth
Nobel, Sara Nobel, Mini Postal,
Pamela Roberts, Joseph Selinger,
Lisa Simon, Paul Simon, Lisa
Siskin, David Stein, Jodi Stein,
Edward Steinhoff, Jacob Stein-
hoff, Judith Tenzer, Susan
Tenzer, Jeffrey Tochner and Paul
Jewish Mayors Elected
In Ontario Province
TORONTO (JTA) Jewish mayors were elected in
several major Canadian cities in the municipal elections this
month in the province of Ontario. Lorrie Greenberg was elected
mayor of Ottawa, Canada's capital, by an overwhelming vote of
84 percent.
IN NORTH YORK, a borough of more than 4,000
residents within Metropolitan Toronto, Mel Lastman was re-
elected mayor. He polled 80,000 votes to his opponents 20,000.
Philip White was reelected mayor of York Borough. In
Mississauga, a large suburb west of Toronto, Dr. Martin
Dobkin failed to win reelection.
The city of Kitchener now also has a Jewish mayor, Morley
KNOWN AS Berlin until World War I, this city was
founded by German-speaking immigrants and still contains a
large core of residents of German origin. The prevailing
religions are Lutheran and Mennonite.
Numerous Jewish aldermen, school trustees and some con-
trollers were also elected in the Toronto area and elsewhere in
Presidents Council
Holds First Meet
Dr. Alan Marcovitz of Boca
Raton, newly elected chairman of
the South Florida Presidents
Council of the Southeast Region
United Synagogue of America,
announced that the first meeting
of the Presidents Council was
held recently at Temple Beth
Moshe, North Miami.
The council is a vehicle for the
presidents of affiliated Con-
servative congregations and key
officers of the synagogues to
meet periodically to discuss
matters of mutual concern. The
council meets three times during
the year at which time subjects of
interest to the congregations in
the South Florida area are
Herb Lelchuk, newly elected
vice president of the region,
announces that the specific sub-
ject matter for this session dealt
with membership involvement.
Several congregational presi-
dents presented programs, ideas
and activities which they have
utilized in the last several years
to increase the congregational
membership, to improve the
quality of service to membership,
as well as to develop new leader-
ship for the congregation.
Rabbi Seymour Friedman,
executive director of the
Southeast Region, further stated
that other items on the agenda
dealt with a Cantors Concert in
March, and other similar
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batty Popkin Appointed
#ional BBYO Director
F. Baer,
B'rith Youth
chairman of
LotBBYO Board, have
*i the appointment of
fl; of District No. 5 B;nai
Youth Organization
, M0 5 is composed of
^Georgia. North Carohna,
."Carolina, Virginia. Miry-
fi Washington. D.C and
L over 5,000 high school
Z'through its>ograms
Popkin succeeds
resigned as
, area.
. Cahn, who
fet director.
Un returns to BBYO in a
, position which he held in
WUT as District No. 7
|0 director in New Orleans.
1 with him a rich back-
a of work with youth
I also served as cofounder
[Uwr of Blue Star
i in Hendersonville, N.C.,
his borther, Herman
l,nd his brother were the
ats of the Humanitarian
I by the National Con-
i of Christians and Jews,
r work in "Camping Un-
special two-week
i experience for children
us races, religions, socio-
ethnic, and cultural
j's background in Jewish
.ill work has been main-
through active parti-
in the National As-
Mta of Social Work, where
[imember of the Academy of
Std Social Workers, and
i as a board member of the
nCamping Association.
Popkin has served in various
capacities in the Atlanta Lodge
B'nai B'rith, including president.
He also served as Georgia State
B'nai B'rith secretary and chair-
man, and as a member of the Na-
tional B'nai B'rith Youth Com-
mission, and for three years as
chairman of the Atlanta BBYO
Popkin was active in the
Atlanta Jewish Community
Center serving as a member of
the board and as chairman of its
Personnel Committee. He helped
organize the Cardiac Rehab-
ilitation Program at the Center
and currently is chairman of this
committee. He has also served for
many years as a board member of
the Temple, in Atlanta, and
chairman of the Youth Com-
mittee, and is presently engaged
as secretary of the Temple.
Popkin is a graduate of the
Junior College of Augusta, Ga.,
Institute of Technology in
Atlanta, and of the Tulane School
of Social Work in New Orleans.
He has served on a part-time
basis on the faculty of the
Georgia State University in the
department of recreation,
teaching a course in camp coun-
seling, and has participated in
the Camp Director's Training In-
stitute at the University of
Georgia, in Athens.
Popkin is serving on the
Atlanta Jewish Federation-Gates
City B'nai B'rith Employment
Service Committee and is co-
chairman of the Membership
Committee of the Standard Club
of Atlanta, and a member of its
board. He has taught Religious
School at both the AA Syna-
gogue and of the Temple, in
WZCongress Not Likely Held TUl 78
Resultof Rabin's Crisis, NRP Ouster
\ampa Dial-a-Bus
[Elderly Mobile
torly Jewish residents in the Tampa, Fla., area no
(trhave to be homebound or isolated from community
Tanks to the imagination and generosity of the local
1 of Jewish Women and the Jewish Community
I in establishing the "Chai Dial-A-Bus" operation
J Tampa Jewish Com-
py Council is a mem-
sney of the Council of
'topy from organizations
individuals must be
""* to the Federation
lj later than 12 days
y) prior to publication
Kher Friday).
ltKles of current events
^'vities should be 150
or 's. typewritten.
"Paced with pictures
^Properly identified,
J* tn name of the
"ubnutting the story,
,* rtone number and
,01 organization.
should be 5"x 7"
J***1^ glossy, and of
Ct Char* *" be
preserves the right
Mul material to-
Jewish Federations and
Welfare Funds.
grant from the Jewish Com-
munity Council of Tampa
enabled the Council of Jewish
Women to purchase the bus to
transport elderly citizens to and
from appointments with doctors,
religious services, social ac-
tivities and shopping, initially
serving some 50 people monthly.
Since then, the service has
grown to accommodate over 500
elderly citizens each month who
telephone their transportation
needs to the Jewish Community
AS A direct result of the trans-
portation service, many elderly
people have become re-involved
in community activities and a
notable increase in attendance at
religious services Is reported.
The CJF is the association of
central community organizations
Federations, Welfare Funds,
Community Councils serving
800 Jewish communities in the
United States and Canada.
Manned entirely by volunteers,
the Chai Bus program demon-
strates the Tampa Jewish com-
munity's concern for the needs of
the isolated elderly. Synagogues
and other local organizations help
to finance the program, which
now also receives some Federal
next World Zionist Congress is
not likely to be held before 1978
as a result of the government
crisis precipitated by Prime Min-
ister Yitzhak Rabin's ouster of
the National Religious Party
from his Cabinet and subsequent
The World Zionist
Organization Executive that was
to have met Tuesday to set a date
for the Congress postponed its
meeting. Jewish Agency and
WZO circles said the various
political factions now anticipate
early general elections and have
no time to discuss Zionist
Congress problems.
IF EARLY elections are called,
possibly for April or May,
Israel's political parties will be
fully occupied campaigning for
Knesset seats. Also coming up
are municipal elections,
Histadrut elections and internal
elections within the parties. The
latter are intended to demon-
strate to the electorate that the
parties are governed by the
democratic process.
The World Zionist Congress
originally was to have opened in
Jerusalem next month. A recent
decision by the Congress Court
that elections must be held for
delegates in all 30 participating
countries necessitated a post-
ponement. Although some
Zionist leaders insisted that the
Congress could be held next
summer, most agreed that the
Congress should not conflict with
the election campaign. It is clear
now that there will be no Con-
gress until a new government is
installed, either by early elections
or elections next fall when the
term of the present government
Lecturer at Uof Mo.Protested by Students
When Valentin Kamenev, the
press counselor for the Soviet
Embassy in Washington, spoke
on U.S.-Soviet affairs and
relationships last Monday to a
Russian history class on the Uni-
versity of Missouri-Kansas City
campus, the UMKC Jewish
college students staged a protest
on behalf of Soviet Jewry, it was
reported by Loring Leifer, feature
writer for the Kansas City Jewish
A group of 30 students and
members of the community
attended the class and queried
Kamenev during the question
and answer period following his
talk, which was sponsored by the
International Relations Council.
president of the UMKC Jewish
College Students, presented him
with a petition written by Rabbi
Mark Levin, assistant rabbi of
Temple B'nai Jehudah.
The petition requested that
Kamenev "use whate\w in-
fluence he might have to secure
the rights of personal freedom"
for Evgeny Yakir and his family,
Soviet refuseniks with whom the
social justice committee at the
temple has been in com-
Seeking the emigration of the
Yakir family, the petition cited
the international convention on
the elimination of all forms of
racial discrimination and the
Helsinki agreement.
Dubinsky, a member of the
Jewish College Students,
Kamenev evaded the protesters'
questions and refused to accept
Levin's petition.
Levin explained in an interview
with the Jewish Chronicle that
the petition was refused on the
grounds that it "interfered with
internal policies of the Soviet
Following the class, Kamenev
explained to Levin that there are
"two reasons why persons in the
Soviet Union are denied exit
visas." One is that they are "con-
victed criminals," and the second
is that they have "privileged
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