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:
January 14, 1977
Physical Description:
8 v. : ill. ;


Subjects / Keywords:
Jewish newspapers -- Florida ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
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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University of Florida
Rights Management:
Copyright Fred K. Shochet. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
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Friday, January 14, 1977
I Price 25 cents
cha Dinitz Keynotes Advance Gifts Dinner
)be Mission Freed World Of
of Terror, Fear, Blackmail'
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madmen in Africa," the mission
also served to free the world from
"the chains of terror and fear,
and blackmail."
"Entebbe had a Jewish
message which we must never
forget," Dinitz stated, "born on
that evening when the decision
was made to separate the Jews
from the others the Selection.
"No more, anywhere, at any-
time in the world will Jews be led
to slaughter like sheep, because
today there is a Jewish State of
Israel and therefore the life of
every Jew will not be shed in
vain," Dinitz said.
The Ambassador concluded his
remarks by stating that the
Jewish people live in a com-
munity where their very
existence as Jews and as Israelis
is still contested.
"If we are to face this challenge
anywhere in the world we must
prepare for it every day of the
year. Living in this period of
transition is not only a great
privilege, it is an awesome
responsilibity, for us living in
Israel and for you who live with
us and echo with us our dreams
and hopes for the future. Future
generations will judge all of us by
the way we learn to assume this
Following the Ambassador's
Simcha Dinitz, Israel's
Ambassador to the United
States, was the guest of honor
at the Advance Gifts Dinner.
The Ambassador discussed
the challenges of Jews in
Israel and around the world.
remarks, Alan L. Shulman,
general campaign chairman dis-
cussed the responsibilities of the
Palm Beach County Jewish com-
"Are we Jews of comfort, or
are we Jews of combat? It is our
responsibility to create, to
nurture, to sustain and to expand
the 'fiber of life' for our brothers
in Israel. It is the very least that
we in this country as Jews can
H. Irwin Levy (center), chairman of the Advance Gifts Division
for the 1977 Combined Jewish Appeal-Israel Emergency Fund
Campaign, lights the Chanukah candles at the recent Advance
Gifts Dinner as Simcha Dinitz (left), Israel's Ambassador to
the United States and Jeanne Levy, president of Jewish
Federation's Women's Division, look on.
contribute to Jewish survival,"
Shulman said.
Shulman spoke of the edu-
cational problems in Israel:
"Some of you may be aware that
very recently in Israel it became
necessary to reduce the number
of years in which a Jewish child
can receive a free education to
the ninth grade."
He concluded by saying that
the Palm Beach County Jewish
community should commit itself
to increase their support by 80
percent over last year.
"We Are One, not only because
we choose to be one, but because
the rest of the world will not have
it any other way," he said.
ttng the Role of Federation
r, Jewish
i of
six months,
new position
ir of the
ration of
[provide better
what we are,
[ will attempt to
onsibilities of
ommunity and
hip to Jewish
ps in our region,
eration" is used
entral Jewish
nization, which
following com-
(annual cam-
I allocations
I coordination
f Direct services (Day Camp,
Pre-school, Forum)
Leadership Development
These central Jewish organiza-
tions have a variety of names
such as, Jewish Welfare Feder-
ation, Combined Jewish Philan-
thropies, Associated Jewish
Charities, United Jewish Appeal,
Combined Jewish Appeal and
Jewish Community Council.
There are 213 of them in the
United States and Canada. Since
some are regional or statewide,
they encompass about 800 com-
munities. The single most sig-
nificant and pervasive fact about
the Jewish Federation is that it is
a voluntary body, created, main-
tained and perpetuated by volun-
teers who determine its phil-
osophy, objectives and programs.
This fact is fundamental to an
understanding of Federation and
how it works.
Any Jewish resident can join
his local Federation by becoming
a contributor. He can also decide
at anytime to sever his relation-
ship. There are no obligatory ties
of any kind other than a sense of
moral obligation and respon-
In a very real sense, Federation
is a trusteeship which acts on
behalf of its contributor. These
contributors generally represent
a vary broad spectrum of Jewish
interests and Federation
therefore tends to support a wide
range of causes and programs.
A voluntary association, in its
very nature, it can effectively
function only by consensus. The
"authority" of Federation is
therefore a moral force which
stems from that voluntary con-
sensus. That consensus must
derive from those who contribute
to it and are its supporting
Sense of Common Purpose
A crucial feature of the Jewish
Federation has been its ability to
create and maintain a broad
sense of unity around programs
and common action. It is the
most broadly based Jewish com-
munal structure which has been
able to transcend the numerous
differences which characterize
Jewish life be they organiza-
tional, ideological, religious or
With the advent of Hitlerism
in the early thirties, the Jewish
Federation was able to rally Jews
for united action around a broad
program for support of overseas,
national and local needs, and for
more than 40 years it has been
able to maintain, increase and
strengthen the sense of unity. It
is the only orgsnizational
mechanism in the United States
and Canada which has so com-
prehensively and successfully,
and for so long a period, repre-
sented so many Jewish people in
i Continued on Page 5
Anita Hearshen to Address
Women's Division Seminar
On Jan. 19 at the Sheraton
Inn, Palm Beach Lakes
Boulevard, the Women's
Division will hold its annual
Education and Training Day be-
ginning at 10 a.m. This year Mrs.
Anita Hearshen will deliver the
keynote address.
Mrs. Hearshen I
is a graduate of |
Teachers College]
and Boston Uni-
versity. She also
attended the He-
brew Teachers
College in Bos-
ton. Mrs. Hear-1
shen was on the
National Cam- HEARSHEN
paign and planning Committee
for the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America and served
two years as Leadership Training
chairman for the New York
Metropolitan area of the United
Synagogue Sisterhoods. She was
a member of the Women's
Division of the Albert Einstein
Medical School and of
the first National Women's Com-
mittee for Brandeis University.
Mrs. Hearshen has spent a
great deal of time on the college
campus, under the auspices of the
Cleveland Jewish Federation,
lecturing on the "Historic Con-
frontation between Arab and
Jew." She also spent time at
various public schools and
Catholic institutions dealing with
the subjects of minority groups,
Jews and their customs, the
Holocaust, and the American
Jew. Mrs. Hearshen was a mem-
ber of the Delegate Assembly of
the Cleveland Jewish Federation.
During Israel's War of
Independence, Mrs. Hearshen
was in the Hagana, serving in the
Intelligence Corps. She has made
numerous trips to Israel and has
two daughters living there. Her
husband, Max Hearshen, was
director of development for Ben
Gurion University of the Negev
in Beersheba, and is at present
executive director for Youth
Centers for Israel, Inc.
Charter Flight Begins New Service
ATLANTA On Dec. 15, a Trans International Airlines Stretch
DC8 jet landed at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, with 250 passengers
inaugurating the first non-West Coast charter flights from United >
States cities under a new Israel Government ruling permitting
charters in connection with certain "special events."

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Fri | International Dessert Reception 2b be Held at the President
An International Dessert Re-
ception will be held on Monday,
Jan 24,8 p.m. at the Presidential
Country Club, West Pahn Beach.
Sponsored by the Lands of the
President UJA Committee, on
behalf of the United Jewsih
Appeal and the Jewish Feder-
ation of Palm Beach County, the
reception will serve to acquaint
the residents of the Lands of the
President and the Heritage, with
the local and international Jewish
The guest
speaker for the
evening will be
Dr. William
Richard Watters
Jr., advisor to
the Ministries of
Foreign and Re-
ligious Affairs
for the State of
Israel. A grad- WAITERS, Jr.
uate of St. Olaf College with a
bachelor's degree in classical
languages, Watters attended
Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Because of his interest in
Hebrew Bible and Semitic
studies, he left the Seminary and
entered the University of Iowa
School of Religion and received a
Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and
In January 1975, Dr. Watters
began work with the High School
in Israel project, a year-round
program sponsored by the
Greater Miami Jewish Feder-
ation. He is currently developing
a program for Christian youth in
Dr. Watters has published over
fifty books, articles and reviews
both in Israel and abroad. Most
of his work has centered in the
area of Jewish-Christian
relations. One of his most fre-
quently quoted articles is titled
The Loneliness of Being Jewish :
Christianity and an Under-
standing of Israel, and has been
published several times in
various magazines and journals.
The reception will feature des-
serts from countries around the
world including Italy, France.
Russia, Greece and the Middle
Arrangements for the event are
being made by Rose Siegal
and Ruth Wilensky. The mem-
bers of the Lands of the President
UJA Committee are Jack Atkins,
Norman Bauer, Irwin Brainen.
Milton R. Cohen, Dave Gerstein,
George Golden, chairman: Julius
(Zeus) Hillson. Harry Krain, Sol
Kronevet, Stuart Landis,
Leonard Laser, Jack I.ibman.
Joseph Punch, Jack Shaprow,
Milton Simmons, Harry Stein,
Louis Stulberg and Alvin
The committee is formed under
the auspices of the Hi-Rise
Division of the 1977 Combined
Jewish Appeal-Israel Emergency
Fund campaign.
Leff Assumes Chair Of
Seminary Reception
Long-time Palm Beach resi
dent Phillip Leff has again
assumed the chairmanship of the
annual Palm Beach reception
held on behalf of The Jewish
Theological Seminary of
The event this year is
scheduled to be held on Sunday
afternoon, Jan. 30 at the
Sir Isaac Wolfson, philan
thropist, financier and commune
leader, will be the honored gues.
at the reception, and Sen.
Richard B. Stone will be the
guest speaker.
Phillip Leff is a member of the
board of directors of the
Seminary and serves on its Exec-
utive Committee. A fellow of the
Seminary, he also is a member of
the Committee for the Greater
Serving with him, as co-
chairmen, are Nathan Appleman,
All copy from organizations
and individuals must be
submitted to the Federation
Office no later than 12 days
(Monday) prior to publication
(every other Friday).
Articles of current events
and activities should be 150
words or less, typewritten,
double-spaced with pictures
clearly and properly identified,
together with the name of the
person submitting the story,
address, phone number and
name of organization.
Photos should be b"x 7",
black-and-white glossy, and of
good quality. Charges will be
made for photo engravings.
The paper reserves the right
to edit.
Mail material to:
Jewish Floridian
c /o Jewish Federation
2415 Okeechobee Blvd.
Weat Palm Beach, Fla 33409
Walter Artzt. Arthur B. Heifer,
Louis Berry, Arthur H. Bien-
enstock. Alan Cummings, Peter
I. Feinberg, Jack A. Goldfarb, J.
Barney Goldhar, Benjamin S.
Hornstein, Henry Kalman, H.
Irwin Levy, Samuel J. Levy,
Robert D. Ra pa port. Jack
Resnick, M. Mac Schwebel,
Lawrence L. Suttenberg and
Joseph S. Wohl.
Sponsors are Murray L.
Belsky, Edward Bishop, Selig
Burrows, James Dworkin,
Francis N. Ehrenberg, David
Fogelson, Melvin Furst, Marion
Siner Gordon, Harold Hassen-
feld, Samuel Hausman, Milton
M. Herman, Jack J. Holland,
Arthur Horwich, Raymond F.
Kravis. Dr. Sanford Kuvin, Mrs.
Lee Lavitt, Benjamin J. Levy, H.
Bert Mack, Joseph J. Mailman,
Joseph P. Mandelbaum, Ruth
.Mazer, Joseph Meyerhoff, David
Rapopaxt, Arthur Ruddy, Sidney
Schiff. Betty Shapiro, Michael
Singer, Sol Spiegel and Max
Founded in 1886, the Jewish
Theological Seminary of America
trains rabbis, cantors, teachers
and Jewish communal pro-
fessionals: participates in joint
teaching programs on both the
undergraduate and extension
course levels with several
major institutions of higher
education: maintains and pro-
vides staffing for several
scholarly institutes, here and
abroad: and is the sponsor of
many cultural and public service
programs including the Jewish
Museum of New York, the
"Eternal Light" radio and tele-
vision series on the NBC net-
works, and the "Directions"
series on the ABC network.
' '-1
Members of the Lands of the President
Committee for the Combined Jewish Appeal-
Israel Emergency Fund 1977 campaign are
(seated left to right) Jack Libman. Milton R.
Cohen, Chairman George Golden, Len Lazer,
and Joseph Punch; (standing left to right)
Sol Kronovet and Irwin Brainen.
tured are Jack Atkins, Norman Bauer,'
Gerstein, Julius (Zeus) Hillson, Harry fa
Stuart Landis, Jack Shaprow, Mil
Simmons, Harry Stein, Louis Stulbergt
Alvin Wilensky.
Still Dangerous
Israelis are keeping a close
watch on their Northern
border. The Good Neighbor
Fence, through which
Lebanese villagers receive
vital supplies from Israel, is
still open, and the Syrians
have stopped their virtual
takeover of Lebanon north
of the "Red Line," beyond
which Israel regards an
advance to be "casus belli."
The end of the civil war
in Lebanon finds Israel
seeking to prevent a
resumption of terror at-
tacks against civilian
settlements in the North.
AT THE same time. Chris-
tians living in the South of Leba-
non share Israel's interest in pre-
venting a return of the terror
gangs. On the regular military
side, the Lebanese army is being
rebuilt while the Syrians remain
in firm control over most of the
country, since it is they who
compose most of the Arab
league peacekeeping force.
The afternoon daily, Yediot
Aharonot, had a point to make
about a possible "temporary"
token advance by the Syrians
into the port of Tyre, which is
only a few miles from Israel's
border: "It is in the nature of the
symbolic to become the actual
and for the temporary to become
the permanent. And if this has
been done with Israeli agreement,
we will soon regret it. But by
then it will be too late."
THE UNITED States is
reported to believe that Israel
should not oppose a Syrian
military presence in Southern
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to be held Jan. 24 at the Presidential Country Club are Ikji
right) Rose Siegel, George Golden, chairman of the Landso/j
President UJA Committee, and Ruth Wilensky. The em
being sponsored under the auspices of the 1977 Comb
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach Cn,.^
Page 3
CRC Update
Chairman Community Relations
Council Jewish Federation of"
Palm Beach County
is a reprint from
IftHtHbut* by the
C Jewish Committee,
\u of Human Relations.)
Dots continued
, support for Israel
"to destroy the detente
the United States and
t Union?
.. Detente means a
of tensions for the
[benefit of both parties; it
[be maintained if one side
i to sacrifice its own
or reaps unilateral gain
[tie arrangement. The
I gist is therefore an im-
test of how, and under
conditions, detente can
[Soviet Union, which ia
igitend its influence in
East, helped Egypt
iria prepare for and plan
P973 attack on Israel.
airlift of supplies
[Israel repulse that sneak
thereby emphasizing to
t Union that it could not
[detente to obtain a uni-
of State Henry
was warned that
[must not be used "as a
i exacerbate conflicts in
jtional trouble spots," and
Soviet Union "cannot
these principles .
imperiling its entire
hip with the United
He is strengthened, not
when the United
Imake.s it clear that it will
to act in its own self-
I, as it has in relation to
|uon: What is the United
I position on withdrawal
jwpied territories?
Answer: UN Resolution 242,
unanimously adopted by the
Security Council on Nov. 22,
1967, in the wake of the Six Day
War, explicitly links "withdrawal
of Israeli armed forces from
territories occupied in the recent
conflict" to an ending of "all
claims or states of belligerency
and respect for and acknowledg-
ment of the sovereignty, terri-
torial integrity and political inde-
pendence of every State in the
area and their right to live in
peace within secure and recog-
nized boundaries free from
threats or acts of force."
UN Resolution 338 is the call
for a cease-fire in the October
1973 war. Jointly sponsored by
the United States and the Soviet
Union and adopted by the UN
Security Council on Oct. 22,1973,
it declares that "immediately and
concurrently with the cease-fire,
negotiations (should) start
between the parties concerned"
to implement "Security Council
Resolution 242 in all of its parts,"
thereby "establishing a just and
durable peace in the Middle
Although Arab spokesmen in-
terpret Resolution 242 as
requiring Israel to withdraw from
ait occupied territories before the
start of negotiations, statements
by its framers as well as a careful
reading of the text make it clear
that the Resolution deliberately
omitted the word "all" when
referring to "withdrawal from
territories." As former Secretary
of State William P. Rogers has
explained. Resolution 242 did not
obligate Israel to make "any
withdrawal until there was a
final, binding, written agreement
that satisfied all aspects of the
Security Council resolution."
Elects Trustees
Ithe annual meeting of
last month, Melvin
ky was reelected chairman
Dnited Israel Appeal.
following slate of officers
reelected for 1977:
p Jacobson and Prank R.
wg, vice chairmen; Jack
Per. treasurer; Morris D.
pn, secretary; Max M.
land Dewey D. Stone,
fry chairmen; Irving
I executive vice chairman;
Goldberg, assistant
The trustee in the
eh County area is Alan
chairman's message,
Hy stated "as we in the
states celebrated our
['Bicentennial, the
I of Israel psychologically
| the end of the Yom
[ war This trauma has
but the Israelis face a
lower incomes, higher
I and the specter of
foment the cost of
"">g their life-sustaining
"In the months ahead, the
Jewish people will face other
vexing problems. The emigration
of Jews from the USSR continues
to be a major concern, decisive
action must be taken. Everything
that can be done must be done to
strengthen and encourage their
quest for freedom in the Jewish
"In the United States, UIA
serves as the bridge to the Jewish
Agency for Israel for the
American Jewish community.
Our growing involvement was
evidenced in July by the par-
ticipation of the largest United
States Delegation to the Annual
Assembly in the selection of a
new chairman of the executive
and the development of new
guidelines for our joint efforts to
aid immigration and close the
social gap," he said.
BBW to Sponsor
Donor Luncheon
The first annual Palm Beach
County "Queen for a Day" donor
luncheon, sponsored by all six
B'nai B'rith Women chapters in
the county, will be held on
Friday, Jan. 21 at noon in the
Venetian Ballroom of the
Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach.
This luncheon represents the
first time all BBW chapters in
the county have joined together
to host an event. Chapters
participating are Naomi Chapter,
Delray Beach; Boynton Beach
Chapter, Boynton Beach;
Medina Chapter, West Palm
Beach; Masada Chapter, West
Palm Beach; Menorah Chapter,
West Palm Beach; andTzedakah
Chapter, North Palm Beach.
A "Queen for a Day" donor
luncheon has been held annually
since 1952 by a single BBW
Chapter as the fund-raising event
for the many programs BBW
supports. Because of the ex-
pansion of BBW in the county
this past year, all county
chapters decided to make the
luncheon a cooperative venture.
Mrs. Samuel Bompey, of
Boynton Beach Chapter, is
serving as chairman of the
luncheon. Serving as cochairmen
are Mrs. Henry Blum of Medina
Chapter and Mrs. Stanley Reiff
of Tzedakah Chapter.
Mrs. Morris Gewirz, who was
honored at last year's donor
luncheon by Palm Beach County
Chapter'No. 174, which expanded
into three new chapters this year,
serves as the honorary chairman
of the event. Mrs. David Stern,
Mrs. Harold Schapiro and Mrs.
Max Starr are the honorary
The luncheon is the one major
fund-raising event held each year
for B'nai B'rith Women, in order
that they may continue to
support the projects they are
involved in locally, nationally
and internationally.
For reservations or in-
formation contact Mrs. Stanley
Nudies, Smokes
Israeli Style
JERUSALEM Israelis are
among the world's great in-
veterate cinema-goers and ciga-
rette smokers. Both are making
news. The cinema, because of a
controversial film which features
a nude scene in a ritual bath
{mikve); cigarettes, because the
Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Tel
Aviv has ruled that they are for-
bidden by religious law
Film-maker Benjamin
Hayeem, an immigrant from
Bombay, ran into trouble when
he shot his sex scene in a mikve.
Continued on Page 14
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Seniors Welcome in Israel'
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
I recently took a trip to Israe
with a group of retired persons
from Century Village. There are
many reasons why I planned this
mission, of taking 44 people to
Israel. First, as you can imagine,
44 people coming from one
specific area, in itself is a unique
happening. The economic benefit
to Israel also played a great part
in this venture. I felt that each
senior citizen proved to him or
herself that they still could ac-
complish a great deal, in other
words that they were capable of
doing and being productive
outside of this sheltered environ-
ment. But most of all I had a far
greater hope that from this
mission would come ALiyah to
Israel, as Israel would be happy
to have retired Jewish people
settle down to a more productive
way of life there. Both my
husband Michael and I, with
God's help, plan to move to Israel
in May.
I have been very much en-
couraged by Israeli repre-
sentatives to further encourage
our people and to assure them
that Israel is open, not only to
the young people but also to the
retired people, whom they want
and need very much. In other
words We Are Welcome to Come
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
On Dec. 14 I had occasion to
perform a Chanukah program for
the Senior Adult Group of the
JCC, at the request of Mrs. Jean
Rubin, chairman of the group. I
had been a professional singer up
north, specializing in Yiddish and
Israeli songs primarily.
I was pleasantly surprised to
see such an overflow audience in
such a small meeting room 86
people, I understand. There was a
candle-lighting ceremony, with
three candelabra, and people were
In the mail
asked to come up and light
candles. Many candles were Lit,
and dollar bills were put in a
basket as donations, and there -
was a general feeling of joy in
partaking in this program which
communicated itself to all.
A delightful lady spoke about
Chanukah celebrations when she
was a child in England, and I
proceeded with my Chanukah
and other songs, which included
songs which the audience can join
in on and join in they did!
Potato pancakes were then
served, with coffee, and a grand
time was had by all.
I just wanted to tell you how
much such occasions can be
enjoyed by Seniors and how
important it is to have such a
group here in West Palm Beach.
As a seasoned performer it gave
me much pleasure to see how
much these pople enjoyed them-
selves in their togetherness, their
Jewishness, and their becoming
acquainted with each other. Such
occasions bring a warmth which
, these people sadly need.
I would like to mention pai
ticularly how well run this or
casion waa by Mrs. Jean Ruhit.
who really went all out to ha> <
everything run smoothly, and it
did just that!
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
No Choice

It would be senseless to deny that the Rabin resignation,
precipitated by the "desecration of the Sabbath" charge of
the government coalition's religious parties, was trumped
up in order to make it difficult, if not impossible, for Israel
to embark on a new search for peace in the Middle East as
soon as President-Elect Carter is installed in office.
This is the seriously-considered charge of the Arabs and
of the world press, which seems increasingly inclined to
look upon the Arabs as men of integrity replete with white
horse and shining armor. And to look upon Israel as the
traditional anonymous warrior clad in black out to per-
petrate whatever evil it can, wherever it can.
But those who are intimately acquainted with the
delicate coalition balance, as well as with the volatile role
that Israel's religious parties play in the government, will
easily understand that their main purpose was to em-
barrass the Prime Minister as quickly as the opportunity
presented itself.
What better time than at a deliberately-publicized and
carefully staged arrival of the sophisticated F-15 fighter
planes Israel so desperately needs?
A Schism Needs Mending
The principal issue behind all of this is the religious
parties' hard-nosed attitude toward the establishment of
settlements in Arab territories that Israel occupies today
but expects to return someday providing the lands in
question become part of a Jordanian federation.
That is to say, Israel merely sees herself as caretaker of
these lands and proposes to use them as a pawn toward the
achievement of ultimate defensible borders.
It is simply not true that Israel intends permanently to
maintain control over all of them.
But the religious parties do want permanent control if
not over all of them, certainly over those territories that
contain shrines sacred to Judaism from time immemorial.
frJH^-a|bbaft-defe?rati" Charge was hence the method a
factional Political force m Israel, the religious parties
chose to force the rest of the country to dance to it, own"
Mr. Rabin had no alternative but to resign when the
religious parties, refusing to support him, abstained in the
vote of confidence crisis they themselves staged.
This is dangerous power politics which Israel cannot
afford at home and which can only lead to disaster abroad.
It is somewhat strange to cast the religious parties in the
role of hawk and the Prime Minister, a former soldier of
great distinction, in the role of dove.
Both categories are overly simplistic anyway. Never-
theless, they do demonstrate the strange tragedy that the
religious parties have perpetrated in its most awesome
light. They illustrate the sort of schism Israel must mend
within its own house before it is prepared to meet the Arab
world in peace talks.
French Tabloid Bigot Dies
After Fall from Horse
PARIS (JTA) French daily tabloid Parisien Libere's
owner, Lmilien Amaury. who fed his mass readership for 30
years with reports hostile to Israel and French Jews, died here
Monday after falling from a horse.
Amaury who was 68, founded Le Parisien with the suri-
port of Gen. Charles de Gaulle at the end of World War II The
two men became friends when Amaury, working under cover of
a job as a propaganda official with Marshal Philippe Petain's
government at Vichy during the Nazi occupation, set up a
resistance network.
Jacques Sauvageot, manager of Le Monde, the influential
Pans evening newspaper, wrote: "Every issue of Le Parisien
uses an insidiously racist tone to denounce immigrants for evil-
doing and with anti-Semitism easily detectable, those who are
bad Frenchmen."
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IsraelGrowing Diaspora Burdei
the national president of
Hadassah, feels "injured" that
Israeli leaders and the Israeli
press were severely critical of her
trip to a number of Arab
countries, including Syria and
Egypt- where she met with
Anwar Sadat's wife.
Mrs. Jacobson sees no reason
why her trip should be criticized,
since it was made in the good
cause of searching for a lasting
Middle East peace.
I AM here put in mind of a
similar trip several months ago

by Sens JacobJ
d Abraham tS2ii\
Conn.), who return*|H '
that Jimmy CarterT
retain SeWtaryTst,?
Kissinger in some -J.-
takes office and rwun*'
American ro|e in MwT'
The Javits-Ribicoff,
respond to as if it had beTi
of Mount Sinai. '
My own recollection oil
occasion was an angry bJ
by Prime Minister R.S?
suggested that the AraS,
talking about peace to jou
and itinerant American co
men and start talking^
instead that is, if The,,
really serious about tnil
I MUST say that I have a,
what the same feeling about I
Jacobson. and it is obviotuj
many Israeli leaders
Israeli journalists shut ,
feeling. If Sadat or his wife*]
of the other Arab leaders i
business, then let them ,
talking to Mrs. Jacobson,^
start talking to them instead]
The truth is that anything
Arabs said to Mrs. Jacobsool
be of no serious importance sol
as the achievement of a Midi
East peace is concerned.
On the other hand, it does 1
enormous propagandists
all of it unfortunately L
on the A rab side of the scale.
It takes no great expert to|
aware of the significant pi
relations shift in the IsraeW
Continued on Page 13
On Tackling Football Players
Friday, January 14.1977
Volume 3
24 TEVETH 5737
Number 1
I never met a football coach I
could like. Edwin Pope, the
Herald's sports editor, knew he
was straining when he imagined
"Woody Hayes, the best-loved
man in the Big Ten might as
well envision Attila the Hun
getting 15 rahs from the H un-
The Ohio State coach certainly
wouldn't get one from his
counterpart at Colorado, his de-
feated opponent in the Orange
Bowl, who was upset because old
Woody "was whisked away by i
police escort" before he had n
chance to shake his hand and
express his admiration.
HAYES IS often singled out
as a pretty mean character both
on and off the field. To me, he
epitomizes not only the coaching
profession, but the entire in-
stitution of college football, if not
some of the other major sports.
With all the other problems in
the world, it may seem strange to
devote a column to this college
circus which, except for certain
areas in the Midwest, appears to
be declining in popular appeal.
Note the decline in attendance
even at the Orange Bowl last
Saturday, not to say the inability
of the University of Miami to
draw paying crowds.
As a private institution, it
would seem to be of no public
concern that the financially-
troubled (at least so we are led to
believe) local school is spending
so much of its funds on buying a
high-priced coach and providing
scholarships and other per-
quisites for competent players.
Football profits at many uni-
versites pay for other sports
which do not attract substantial
gate receipts, so it is no surprise
when a coach is fired for losing
that the president of a university,
such as Purdue, would say that
'The main thing is keeping gate
eceipts at the games as high as
possible unless we have
winning seasons in the next
several years that could be ad-
versely affected."
HEY, whatever happened to
the ideals of sports, the building
of character and all that stuff?
Lost in the idea, as Vince Lorn
bardi put it, that "winning is
everything." It brings in the gate
On the other hand, when the
taxpayers are putting up money
for this kind of thing, perhaps a
harder look should be taken at
where this attitude and ex-
penditure is leading us.
You may have read where the
University of Florida's Athletic
Association spent $140,000 to
take its contingent most of
them not players to the Sun
As the head of the Gainesville
campus' United Faculty chapter
pointed out, "The library has
been unable to purchase new
books since September because of
a lack of funds instaead of a
junket the money could have
been spent on the library.''
Or, as the leader of the
graduate students tells it, "The
administration has sworn there is
absolutely no money available to
go to graduate assistants."
IT IStimetotakealookatf
League college football froml
taxpayers' perspectitj
Ambitious young men.
to make a career in professii
football, should not be
any differently than
students and should pay for I
privilege of the technical trail
they receive rather than be i
sidized as they are today. Ifta
i is any subsidy, it should'
from the National Fo
League as part of its
program in developing P
men into mature candidates
placement on the various t
Part of the reward would i
be an end to the hypocrisy1
amateurism and all that rot'
the part of our higher lMUtutr
of education, and n>ft
funds to injecting wr
backbone into those insUUQ
I have an old 1970 quottj
Woody Hayes in my f*
sort of tells us about
character-building whtfl
place on the football faU-
menting that he **%m
papers are "written andedW"
subversives" because tftey
revealed the Mylai mscj
averred that "It's l^gl
American troops to shwt*-
and children suspected oi
sympathetic toward tM
Cong." although mmiWg.
did say he believed "*"
should be over five ye." $1
least." Attila the Hun cotJ"!
have said it better.
Miami Heralds i9T7 :pUg*
full funding of public eo
I recommend W our
lators that part oft* ^
that goal is to knocic
expense connected wiw
football players.

.January 14, 1977
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 5
First Women to be Honored by ADL
u.rfin A Fisher of Palm described her as a "leader ol .
, Kew York City will be society and a great patron of the AD? C^ r^'^an of the
'-woman to be honored by arts^ho was called upon by New 10 Jr^ D'VU,ion She has
irsiw0' --'------- York's Mayor Lindsay to serve ~2L 8?rved"9 an associate chair-
on the Visual Arts CoLnlttee gC-^A 19?5 Palm **
the New York Cultural Council." hononn Edgar Bron-
She is active in New York with [. ja,
the Metropolitan Museum of Art --'" addlt!on-. M Fisher is
Anti-Defamation League of
Brith at its Inaugural
r 0n Thursday evening,
)at the Breakers Hotel.
I presentation will be made
_t vear's guest of honor at
Lditional Palm Beach event
LrM Bronfman, chairman of
fboard and chief executive
of the Seagram Co. Ltd.
j national vice chairman of
Innouncing the tribute
M. Joseph, national
nan of the human relations
said that Vice President
__ p, Mondale has been
d||^ io deliver the keynote
ph went on to say that
[tributeto Mrs. Fisher is also
(sthumou-. testimonial to her
husband. Martin Fisher.
igse the* accomplished so
lh together. They jointly
..-,(] their luimanitarianism
devotion t<> the Jewish
If and gave many years of
on to the Anti-Defamation
e descrilM-cl Mr. and Mrs.
#r as a partnership of
in," responsible not only for
{"structures that helped re-
PR New York City but as
otters of national, communal
cultural institutions." Fisher
a senior partner of Fisher
khers. one of the nation's
|ing building and real estate
flaring that Mrs. Fisher is a
narkable woman." Joseph
)efining Role
)f Federation
I Continued from Page 1
on to so many needs and
gtof Federation Activity
(deration is the only Jewish
Itution in this county which
I been able to develop a
am of service to the entire
|sh community. These ser-
particularly in the larger
munities. include practically
entire range of services to
lie social; educational and
fcral. health and welfare and
nunity relations. AH are en-
lassed children and the
families and individuals,
W and the well, the fit and
"andicapped. the normal and
^ration -e presents the
ph people m relation to
iMient on matters of health,
^.immigration and human
They express to govern-
the v>e ol their con-
Nc>s on ltrislalion af.
"g health, welfare, education
pfl rights.
Professional Staff
of the achievements of
Pi communai service in this
fV has been the develop-
>' a Jewish civil service.
"jnsists of trained pro-
p's man of the k ^^^
'mcludmg Federation. To a
fci,! this accunta for the
y' continuity and high
0I. Performance which
enzes Federations and
and lay leadership
H" dJynamic partnership.
Provides technical com-
lofadL day->^y know-
IJ "dmrnatration and direct
KL^ey dao bring to beer
C of > national ex-
Rice wvTned ^K"1"*1
SIm ,hlch ue necessary
l*.* ^making. AU of
f^ "ound policy and pro-
fsoeiLi9 a combination which
J^> a remarkable degree
Mus='orMoSeTn Art I ^ fc the '^ership of the
Whitney Museum of AmSica'n ^J^^!5S
Yeshiva University,
Hrandeis University, and the
American Friends of the Israel
Art, the American Craft
Council, and the Metropolitan
Opera Company. In Palm Beach
she is a supporter of the Four
Arts Museum and the Norton founded in 1913, the ADL is a
Gallery. leadership organization of Amer-
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Because Someone Cared ?im Brother App^arat School Benefit
A personal view from the
Executive Director of the
Jewish Family and Chil-
dren's Service.
(All case names mentioned in
these articles are fictitious; client
information at Jewish Family
and Children's Service is held in
the strictest of confidence.)
To those of
you who take the
time to read this
article and others
like it which will
appear in future |
editions of The
Jewish Floridian, i
I hope that our
relationship will
prove fruitful
and enlightening to you. As a
recent arrival in the Palm
Beaches I must confess that this
area holds an especial fascination
for me. Its population is not a
docile, suntanned
conglomeration of individuals
intent upon achieving a personal-
pleasure oriented goal. Rather, I
have met many concerned people
who have a well-developed sense
of community and concern for the
plight of their fellow human
At this point I would like to
mention that those members of
the "senior" community impress
me particularly in this regard. I
see many alive and vital people
interested in making a con-
tribution to their country and to
their community.
At Jewish Family and
Children's Service we meet
people with many different kinds
of problems and life-situations
Yet in our counseling efforts one
trendis abundantly clear to the
therapist. This is a very simple
pointpeople need to feel a sense
of accomplishment and validity.
Very frequently a marital
problem, or a parent-child
problem is not really a "marital"
problem or a "parent-child"
problem. Instead, what we
frequently see in our therapy
session is an expression of the
universal and very human need
to create, to do, and to help other
human beings.
In this light, the real problem
in a marriage or a family hassle
might not be what one would
ordinarily expect but rather a
blocking of opportunities to
create, to give, and to share I
would rather suspect that many
of the problems negotiated by our
senior citizens stem not from the
aging process, but rather
blocking of their natural and
human drive to share, and to
help, humanity. For this reason, I
applaud the efforts of the Jewish
community's elderly to organize
themselves into groups designed
to provide meaningful activities
for their members.
At last count, I saw no fewer
than 93 Jewish organizations in
Palm Beach County represented
on the 1976-77 Community
Calendar of the Jewish Feder-
ation. An outstanding percentage
of these organizations involve
area seniors. In my opinion this is
a grass-roots level attempt to
promote good mental health for a
community's population.
Membership in an organisation
can mean fulfillment, a sense of
obligation and genuine altruism.
I applaud the Jewish community
of Palm Beach County. I am
happy to be here.
(The Jewish Family and
Children's Service is a non-profit
agency designed to meet the
social, emotional and counseling
needs of the Jewish community
of Palm Beach County.)
2-Year-Olds Join Pre-School
"It's my sister's first day of
school and I have to see how she
is." And with that four-year-old
Jennifer Kapner went to check on
her two-year-old sister Tiffany.
"She's okay; she's playing
with her new friend (Fara
Resnick), and Mrs. Pedersen and
Mrs. Morgan are there too."
It was Monday, Jan. 3, the
first day of school for the small
children in the new play group at
the Federation's pre-schcol at
Camp Shalom. The children
appeared oblivious to the pho-
tographer as they became
acquainted with the school's
"We're going to try to excite
the natural curiosity of the
children in our new two-year-old
group," commented school
director Phyllis Morgan.
"Our job will be to recognize
individual differences and to pro-
vide opportunities for varied
experiences. It's good to see the
little ones here for another
reason," she continued. "As
Jennifer illustrates, the younger
children's integration into our
program will be a learning and
sharing experience for all the
children in our school."
Two of the newest additions to the Federation's Community
Pre-School are Fara Resnick (left) with teacher Herda Pederson
and Tiffany Kapner, seated with Phyllis Morgan, Pre-school
director. The children are part of a newly formed play-group for
two-year-olds which began on Jan. 3.
Music filled the halls of the
sanctuary of Congregation
Anshei Sholom, West Palm
Beach, on the evening of Dec. 26,
as the "Brothers Zim," per-
formed at a benefit concert for
the Jewish Community Day
The "Brothers Zim" are not
Grangers to the West Palm
Beach area and their performance
anged from traditional Hebrew
wngs with a modern folk beat, to
light opera and musical comedy.
There was also a performance by
the "Zimlets," the sons of the
Max Shapiro, chairman of the
event, expressed his appreciation
to Congregation Anshei Sholom,
on behalf of the Day School, for
allowing the conert to be held in
the synagogue. Jack Chiat, presi-
dent of the Congregation, pre-
sented Max Tochner, president of
the Jewish Community Day
School with a check for *3,250,
the net proceeds of the ticket
The concert was made possible
by the following sponsors:
Congregation Anshei Sholom,
Chiat, president; Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Barsky; Mr. and Mrs.
David Chauncey; Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Hoffman; Mr. and Mrs.
Irwin Levy; Mr. and Mrs. David
Leight; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Leibovit; Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Pulda; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Moskowitz; Dr. and Mrs. Hyman
Roberts; Mr. and Mrs. Shapiro;
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Shulman; Mr.
and Mrs. Phillip Siskin; Mr. and
Mrs. I. Salin; Rabbi and Mrs.
William Shapiro; Dr. and Mrs.
^"Michta I
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^.January 14, 1977
The Jewish FlnrLi.^^n.,^ p|m ^ r......f |
Page 7
Jewish Community Center Presents
tration is taking place
for the following new and
Ltinuing courses.
b-School Enrichment Pro-
. Monday 1 to 2 p.m. Story
2 to 3 p.m. Muaic and
Tons; Tuesday 1 to 2 p.m
ibling and Playground, 2 to 3
Cut, Paste and Games;
ay 1 to 2 p.m. Story
2 to 3 p.m. Music and
tyons, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.,
usical Tumbling, Games,
; Thursday 1 to 2 p.m.
nbling and Playground; 2 to 3
l, Cut, Paste and Games;
1 to 3 p.m. Shabbat
Song and Dance.
uctor: Lisa Rubin. B.F.A.
"for members S10 per hour
L-dav session (Monday-
Wnesday or Tuesday-
uraday); non-members $20 per
New: A course in Mima,
ght by the Israeli panto-
st Yakov Noy. Mime I for
fcmentary school children
day 4 to 5 p.m. Mime II for
s, Tuesday 5 to 6 p.m. This
tree, which has been successful
the Miami area, teaches
bdren both the basics of this
fient art and a delight in
ysical and mental self-
less. JCC members $15;
l-members $25.

*ov Noy, Israeli Pan-
ninist, who will be teaching
ne at the Jewish 'Com-
fwify Center this semester.
I and (rafts for Grades 1-3
days 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. A
se that stresses the building
ative conceptualizations in
gdren, with the goal of pro-
png craft projects while
pwing the child to become
Bfortable with basic ideas of
pure and movement.
tractor Leslie Fossler. B.F.A.
for members: $10; non-
nbers: $25, plus materials fee.
I and Crafts for Grades 4-6
pMys 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
fw for those children who
fecompleted the first 10-week
Instructor: MarcieFine.
Wlt for Grades 1-3, Fridays
H:45 P,m. Ballet I. Basic
J* skills, stressing form, co-
P'nat.on and rhythm.
F""or: Deborah Knowles,
W Arts. Inc. Fee for mem-
'&; non-members $25.
fa0'* for Grades 1-3,
*ys 4 to 5 p.m. Designed
wsly for first through third
XL c,ourse emphasizes
ppment of coordination and
rtitk ^oup cooperation.
> Joel Levine, B.S.
Lr Ration, specialist in
" instruction for children.
"C$3Tmber8 S20: non"
fc Grade. 4-6,
y. 5 to 6 p.m. The course
w development of specific
Jls appropriate to this
LfB '"structor: Joel
] fortPhvsica'Education.
k ^embers ,20: non"
brHi.1V Pm" and for
Com! lue8days. B to 6
!**% 80ctaI attitudes
hCn ofT, *>y Ji
P"JJ. of Juilliard School,
* member, $20; non-
Photography (eight weeks) for
Teen, and Adult.. Photography
I, Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 pm
Fundamentals of Photography
(adjustable camera required)
Fee: Members free; non-members
$15. Instructor: Martin Becker
public relations specialist, com-
mercial photographer.
..StX* 5WltaPfor s*1*
High, Mondays, 4 to 5 p.m. For
the student interested in ex-
pressing himself or herself
through prose. The creative
process i. 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: Free;
non-members $10 plus materials
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,
free; non-members $10, plus
materials fee.
Pee Wee Karate for Grade. 1-4,
Thursdays, 3:45 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 atten-
tion to the learning of respect, as
well as mental and physical con-
ditioning suitable for the ap-
propriate age groups. This class
is a continuation. A new class for
beginners will be formed on
Thursdays, from 4:45 to 5:45
Cm. Instructor Jimmy Diaz,
lack 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.
Summer-in-Kibbutz program
for Senior High teens and College
Students. This program is being
organized by the JCC and will
include half-day Ulpan (Hebrew
course), study sessions and half-
day work on the Kibbutz. There
will also be tours of Israel from
the Kibbutz. The program will
begin on June 17. Interested
teens and parents please contact
Wayne Karlin at the JCC.
Sculpture for Grade. 4-6,
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:45-
5:45 p.m. Creation of forms util-
izing wood, papier-mache, found
objects and ceramics. Instructor:
Leslie Fossler. Fee: Members
$10; non-members $25, plus
materials fee.
Sculpture lor Junior High,
Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m. The
course stresses woodwork and
ceramics. Instructor: Leslie
Fossler. Fee: Members $10; non-
members $25, plus materials fee.
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 parti-
cipate. Arts and Crafts classes
for children and body painting for
teenagers are planned. Many art
prizes will be awarded during the
wv?& P"***1" wiU benefit the
jcc scholarship Fund.
Jewish Encounter II is being
held Sunday evenings, at 8 p.m.
at the home of Barry and Eva
Krischer. This is a part of 12
workshops on Jewish values and
rituals. All material, and
resources provided by the JCC.
There will be a culminating
weekend of study and encounter
Pjwjned by the participants. Call
JCC for further information.
Middle East Cooking instruc-
tion. First session Jan. 13 from
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m This is a
six-week course in Baltic and
Middle Eastern cooking. Lolik,
an Israeli gourmet cook of
Sephardic origin, will be the in-
structor. 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 limited.
Parent Effectiveness Training
(PET) will again be offered at the
JCC and given by Dr. Myles
Cooley, clinical psychologist and
authorized PET instructor. This
is an eight-week course. 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'8 text.
Advance registration is required.
Class is limited to 20 students.
Yiddish Conversation and Cul-
ture, including literature and
music in addition to the use of the
Yiddish language in con-
versation. This is an eight-week
course on Thursday, 3 to 4:15
p.m. Fee: JCC members $10-
non-members $16.
Sunday for Senior.: Now that
the buses are running again, this
program will be going on every
Sunday featuring backgammon,
bridge, discussions and general
good times. Light refreshments
are served. Beginning at 12:45
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 $1.50 donation in ad-
vance will benefit the JCC Fund.
Everyone welcome. Come with
your own group.
Women'. League Luncheon,
Friday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. at the
JCC. All JCC ladie. are invited to
attend, and bring their friend., to
this special meeting to hear
Libby Tanner speak on Human
Sexuality and Behavior, to be
followed by lunch. Due to limited
seating only 100 tickets will be
sold. Fee: $5 per person.
Widow and Widower Work-
shops are being offered on an on-
going basis at the JCC. Programs
include films, tapes and group
discussions with professional
workers. For future dates and in-
formation please call the JCC.
A Diet Watcher, 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 $5 and $2 weekly
thereafter will enable a new
outlook and inner look at your
eating habits. Join! First session
on Jan. 17 is free.
Middle Eastern Dance: The
JCC is pleased to announce thi.
nine-week course beginning
Wednesday, Feb. 2 from 1 to 2:16
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:
JCC member $12; non-members
Second Tuesday Club for
Senior Adah, is continuing to
have successful and meaningful
meeting.. The next session will
be Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. Refreshments
are usually served. Donation is 50
cents. This is to be enjoyed.
Ulpan Modern Hebrew Con-
versation: 16 weeks, 60 hour, of
instruction. Beginners Tuesday
and Thursday mornings from 9 to
11 a.m. Intermediates Monday
and Wednesday mornings from 9
to 11 a.m. and Tuesday and
Sundays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Advanced Tuesday and Thurs-
days noon to 2 p.m. Registration
for this new semester is now
being taken. The emphasis of the
Ulpan method is on modern
spoken Hebrew. Classes are lim-
ited. Call Sue Levi at the JCC for
more details.
Backgammon for Beginner,
and Intermediate, is in the
process of being organized. All
those interested should call the
JCC for information regarding
fee and dates.
of the palm beaches, inc.
2415 Okeecbobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 3349**
Telephone 689-7700
The newly formed Women's League of the
Jewish Community Center meeting with
Vivian Becker, executive director (center).
From left are Carole Klein, Frieda Shefter,
chairperson, Elaine Soloway, Gail Weinstein,
Cheryl Davidoff and Ellen Weingard
planning a luncheon to be held Friday, Jan.
21, featuring Libby Tanner discussing
"Human Sexuality."
Mimi Kreisler invites in-
terested persons to join the
newest cultural force in the com-
Jewish Community Center's Chanukah
program attracted Seniors from throughout
the County to celebrate together in the
environment of the Jewish Community

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Friday. Jut
1977 Combined Jewish Appeaf-fsra,
H. Irwin Levy, Advance Gifts chairman^eanneL^
dent of Women's Division, Ambassador Simcha Diniu
bora Shulman, president of Women's Division and AU
bnulman, General Campaign chairman.
With Ambassador Simcha Dinitz (center) are president of the Jewish Federation of Palm
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley B. Brenner (left) and Beach County.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert List. Brenner is
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. Girard (left) and Dr. and Mrs. Howard
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Feinberg (left) and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Katz (left) and M
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Messing greet Ambassador Simcha Diniu.
The professional stafl of the
Federation of Palm Beach Lou* < w
Ambassador Dinitz. Pictured MJjZuI
are Norman Schimelman, executive <*

The Jewish Fbridian of Palm Beach County '
rgenty Fund Advance Gifts Dinner
Page 9
ior Dinitz with the 1977 Associate Campaign
in, Dr. Howard Kay (left), Kenneth Scherer. Detra Kay
tsident of the Women's Division Young Leadership.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Titelman (left) and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel ReviU. of Boca Raton, with
Ambassador Dinitz.
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r. and Mrs. Nathan Tanen (left) and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin
Tanenjoin Ambassador Simcha Dinitz.
r of flmer Ro8er*- Mrs. Rogers is the Campaign ~
' the National UJA Women's Division of Palm
bjjp. obert Kessler, as
or and his wife Marsha, and
* Erector of public relations
ww Dennis.
With Ambassador Dinitz are Mr. and Mrs.lMerrill Hassenfeld. Mrs. Hassenfeld is Na-
tional UJA Women's Division chairman.

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The Jewish Floridian ofPaim Beach County
m* ti
Rabbinical f age
devoted to diicunion of themei and issues relevant to Jewish Irfe patt and protont
co-ordinated by the
Palm Beach County Robb
inicl Council
Robbi William H.Shopif0
Secret of Jewish Survival: 'Hopefully Awaiting Dai
munity. Here, too Z,
we are t the point of,,,
** the future withe
and hope.
This article will appear two
weeks after the New Year and
about two weeks before one of the
four Jewish "New Years" men-
tioned in the Talmud, the New
Year for trees, Rosh Hashonah,
La'ilanot or Tu B'shvat, the
fifteenth day of Shevat.
All New Year celebrations
reflect some kind of renewal and
both of the above seem to
represent the same thought.
They both follow the idea found
in a Midrashic interpretation of
what happened to Adam on his
first day on earth
It seems that
he enjoyed
first day of warm
sunshine and ex-
plored his sur-
roundings with
great joy. Then
he noticed the I
sun going down
and darkness
coming on. Con-
currently, he left a lack of the
suns warmth eventually turning
to a disturbing coolness.
As it grew darker and colder,
Adam began to lament what he
thought was an end to the world
and his demise as well. He
suffered and shivered all night
until the dawn when light began
to appear and the sun eventually
came back.
After the sun returned with its
light and warmth, so sorely
missed by Adam, he arose and
sang a song of praise. Life had
been renewed and he now under-
stood the natural sequence of
night and day.
Early man must have felt the
same about the oncoming of
winter with the days getting
shorter and colder. He, too, must
have missed the warmth and
light of the sun. The fear of the
eaith dying must have been very
ret) to him. Then came the latter
part of December and he noticed
a reversal of this trend. The days
began to grow longer, the sun
shone longer and a return began.
This brought about a very great
celebration of renewal and
probably forms the basis for
celebrating the New Year on Jan.
It also follows that this was a
good time for the birth of one who
would come to save or redeem the
world, hence the Christian cele-
Issues & Answers
bration as well. Isn't this also
true about Tu B'shvat, the New
Year for trees, when nature
begins to shake off its winter
mantle of dormancy and breaks
out with beautiful color and plant
life is once more renewed?
The same may be said of the
spring festival when the Bible
tells us that Nisan, the spring
month, will be the first of all
months. Passover celebrated not
only Jewish freedom, a renewal
for people and their destiny, but
also the spring A bib, the time
when all nature is renewed and
growth has again begun.
In all these I have not men-
tioned the despondency that
must have occurred with each
crisis before the "new day" had
dawned. I am sure that then, as
now, there were those who suc-
cumbed to despair and could not
wait for the renewal of life. The
secret of Jewish survival has
been that our people were able to
suffer through despair and to
await the new dawn with renewed
hope. This is why we are still
here, flourishing in Israel and
America in spite of all the
forecasts of our disappearance.
We have mastered the secret of
renewal after each crisis and can
return, sometimes stronger and
with more life than ever, to once
Sain bring forth the colorful
mms that are characteristic of
the Jewish people and their faith.
In our own area, we are
building new congregations and
centers of Jewish activity, even a
Home, School, Community Life
Keys to Jewish Commitment
By Rabbi Sanford H. Shudnow
The latest estimates set the
number of American Jews at the
six million mark. We are, there-
fore, the single largest Jewish
population in the world. New
York City alone competes with
the entire population of the State
of Israel.
Famed author Elie Wiesel sees
something mystical in the fact
that there are six million of us in
the United States. He says,
"There are no accidents in Jewish
history. The American Jewish
community today numbers six
million. This means that every
American Jew is responsible for a
Jew who died during the
Holocaust. Therefore, an
American Jew who denies his
Judaism betrays not only himself
but the memory of another Jew."
It may be said that every
American Jew must act as two
Jews. Once for himself and once
for his brother who died in
It is fair to ask ourselves
whether we do in fact have six
million Jews in America. Is a Jew
who denies his Jewishness a Jew?
By what criterion do we deter-
mine Jewishness? If we set our
standard for measuring Jewish-
ness as synagogue affiliation, or-
ganizational membership or
contribution to a Jewish philan-
thropy our number is very dif-
ferent. It is no longer six million
but less than three million.
Possibly, Wiesel should have said
"every committed American Jew
must act for four Jews."
In a very fine study on the
subject of non-commitment in
Judaism, Harold S. Himmelfarb
speaks of "Educating the Cul-
turally Deprived Jewish Child."
The study terms most Jewish
children as culturally deprived
Himmelfarb speaks of family,
community and school as the
three most significant factors in
creating the conducive environ-
ment for Jewish commitment. A
warm, intensely Jewish home
means more than anything else in
contributing to a child's future
Jewish commitment. The com-
munal setting, relatives, friends.
Jewish institutions, synagogues,
schools, Jewish community
centers, bookstores, and
museums all contribute sig-
nificantly to Jewish awareness.
Himmelfarb's study demon-
strates that for the schooling
factor to be of significance in the
shaping of an individual, one
must have had at least 3,000
hours of instruction. The study
suggests 3,000 hours as the mini-
mum requirement for graduation
from a Jewish school. What child
now receives 3,000 hours of in-
struction before Hebrew school
graduation? All too few!
There is no doubt that some
drastic measures are in order if
we are to ensure our future. Our
numbers, as we have seen, have
been cut in half.
The task before us is to make
our homes more Jewish, to create
a vital and vibrant Jewish com-
munity and to intensify and
improve our Jewish shools! This
is a tough order for us to bear but
bear it we must, if we are to have
a future. "If you will it, it is no
?Question Box?
Question: Why do some
families make a gathering on the
night before the day the circum-
cision takes place?
Answer: This custom is men-
tioned by the commentaries on
the Shulchan Aruch. Some claim
that it was a reminder of the
period when circumcision was
going to take place the following
day they had candles lit which
were visible in the window. They
also had some kind of festive
gathering to secretly announce
the coming circumcision.
The Cabbalists claim that this
night should be spent in Torah
study (Zohar. Lech Lecha). Some
of them claim that the gathering
the night before the circumcision
was even observed as early as the
days of the Prophets.
As a minimum, it was a means
of preparing spiritually the night
before a great mitzvah was to
take place.
TV Highlights
County will begin Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 16: Israel Fashion Show
Jan. 23: Campaign Program: Featuring Alan L. Shuhnan
chapman of the 1977 Combined Jewish Appeal Israel S
gency Fund Campaign and Jeanne Lev?. presidenT of the
County D h Federation of pn> Beach
Hosts: Barbara Shulman and Steve Gordon
Synagogues in
Palm Beach County
1901 NonhFloglerDrive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
Rabbi Irving B. Cohen
Sabbath service*. 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 Pork Rd Boca Raton
P.O. Box 3
BocoRoton, Florida 33*32
Rabbi Beniamm Rosayn
Sabbath services, Friday oi|
at Unitonan-Universalist
Fellowship Building
I62W Polmetto Park Rd
Boco Roton__________
2515 NE 2nd Court
Boynton Beach, Florida 3
For information conloct
Dr. Sidney Roth, 732-5147
5348 Grove Street
West Palm Beach, 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 at 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 NonhFloglerDrive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
833 0339
Rabbi Asher Bar-Zev
Sabbath services Friday at 8 15
p m.
Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Daily Minyon at 8:15 a.m.,
Sunday ot 9 a.m.
315 North-A" Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
Robbi Emanuel Eisenberg
Services, Mondays and Thursdays
at 8:30 a.m.
Friday at 8:15 p.m.
Saturday at 9:30a.m.
Sabbath services, Friday at 8 p.m.
At Westminister
Presbyterian Church
10410 N. M.htary Trail. Palm
Beoch Gardens 321 Northloke
Blvd North Palm Beoch, Flo.
845 1134
Rabbi Hyman Fishman
Cantor Nicholas Fenakel
N W Avenue "G"
Belle Glade, Florida 33430
Jack Stateman, Lay Leader
Sabbath services. Friday at 8:30
p m
275 Alemedo Drive
Palm Springs. Flondo33463
Sabbath services Friday |
p m
Saturday ot 9a.m.
Monday*, and Thursdays a'91
Services held at Faith United |
Presbyterian Church
P O. Box 2306
Boca Raton. Florida 33*32
Rabbi Nathan Zelizer
Sabbath services, Friday ot]
p m
2nd and 4th Saturdays at 9^
At Boco Federal Savings 41
3901 Federal Highway.
Meets at Methodist re"0
342 N SwintonAve..De|r0
Philip Bialer, Lay leader
For information, call *"
Miller. 278-1985
190 North County Rood
Palm Beach. Floodo33480
Rabb. Max I Frrnon
Cantor David Dor**'
Sabbath services. Fn*V
Saturday o' 9 o rn_

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JAN. 15
ADL Women's Division Luncheon
JAN. 15
Temple Beth El Social Sets
Tennis Night
JAN. 16
Temple Beth Sholom Men's Club
American Friends of the
Hebrew University Dinner
JAN. 17
Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood Tea
Hadassah Shalom
Labor Zionist Alliance
Temple Israel Sisterhood
Jewish Family and Children's
Service Board
JAN. 18
Temple Beth El Sisterhood Donor
B'nai B'rith Women Menorah Board
Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood
City of Hope Board
Jewish Community Center -
President's Council
JAN. 19
Temple Beth El Executive Board
Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary
Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood
ORT Regional Board
JAN. 20
American Jewish Committee
Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood
Hadassah Bat Gurion
Hadassah Rishona
Hadassah Golda Meir Board
Hadassah Aliya
Hadassah Yovel
ORT-Palm Beach-
Mother-To-Another Luncheon
ORT- Evening Board
National Council Jewish Women -
Okeechobee Unit
JAN. 21
B'nai B'rith Women Donor
Technion Cocktail Party
I JAN. 22
Technion Dinner
National Council Jewish Women
Fund-raising Evening
Leadership Development
I JAN. 24
B'nai B'rith Women Boynton Board
UKT. North pami B^gjj
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ADL Women's Division Luncheon
JAN. 25
B'nai B'rith Women Medina
nai B'rith Women Masada
B na. B'rith Women Tzedakah
| JAN. 26
National Women's Division -
56.000 Luncheon
pioneer Women Golda Meir
ppm"?1 Counc" Jewish Women
| JAN. 27
Hadassah Bat Gurion Youth
Aliya Luncheon
Workmen's Circle
jnjfncan Jewish Congress Board
"aoassah Golda Meir Luncheon
American Jewish Committee National
ard of Governors Meeting
Friends to
Honor King
Dr. Max M. Kampelman.
president of the American
Friends of the Hebrew Uni-
versity, has announced that .
entertainer Alan King will be I
honored at a special tribute "
dinner at the Breakers Hotel in |
Palm Beach on Jan. 16.
'Alan King is not only an
outstanding comedian, whose
humor has brightened the lives of
all who have known him, pro-
fessionally or personally," Dr.
Kampelman said, "he is a
humanitarian of the highest
King has established the Alan
King Scholarship Fund for the
culturally disadvantaged at thi
Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
and he has given some 200 bene-
fit performances a year for
educational and philanthropic
The guest speaker at the Jan.
16 Founders Society dinner will
be Avraham Harman, President
of the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem and former Israeli
Ambassador to the United
States. The Hon. Nathaniel L.
Goldstein, Chairman of the
Board of Overseers of the Harry
S Truman Research Institute in
Jerusalem, Honorary President
of the American Friends of the
Hebrew University, and former
Attorney General of the State of
New York, will also address the
Chairman of the tribute dinner
will be Dr. Sanford Kuvin, presi-
dent of the Palm Beach Chapter
of the American Friends of the
Hebrew University. Morris
Messing, chairman of the Amer-
ican Friends for the State of
FLorida, and Kramer, national
vice president of the American
Friends, will serve as co-
The American Friends of the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
is dedicated to supporting the
University's academic and
research activities and to pro-
viding scholarship aid for its
students. The Hebrew University
is the largest Jewish institution
of higher learning in the world
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"The American Jewish Forces for Israel's Survival"
January 30Naomi Levine, Executive Director of American Jewish
"The Future of the American Jewish Community"
February 13Hyman Bookbinder, Washington representative of the
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"The Washington Report"
February 27Dr. Charles S. Liebman, Professor at the Jewish
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"The Changing Nature of Israel-Diaspora Relations"
March 13Dr. Howard H. Sochar, author and Professor of History at
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
With the
B'nai B'rith
The next regular meeting of
Kings Lodge No. 2965 of B'nai
B'rith will be held at the Fellow-
ship Hall of the Cason Methodist
Church. 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 17.
Election of officers will take place
and light refreshments will be
Kings Lodge will hold its an-
ual dinner-dance and installa-
tion on Tuesday. March 15
at the Delray Beach CLub,
Delray Reach. Master of
Ceremonies will be Joseph
Rieger. vice president. The in-
stalling officer is Saul Robinson,
former District No. 1 officer from
Danburv. Conn.. now of
Ta manic
Invited guests are Oscar
Goldstein. District No. 1 repre-
sentative of Tamarac; Nail
Rosen. Florida Lodge service
director; and Morris Anapolsky.
retiring president of Kings
Lodge. Lester Ackerman is chair-
man of the Arrangements
The next regular monthly
meeting of the Tel Aviv Lodge
B'nai B'rith will be held on
Wednesday evening, Jan. 19.
7:30 p.m., at the Kirklane Ele-
mentary School, Purdy Lane and
Kirk Road.
The guest speaker will be Dr.
Joel P. Gordon, cardiologist, who
will deliver a talk and film
presentation on "Coronary Risk
Factors." A question and answer
period will follow the talk.
A general elections was held in
December, and the following were
elected for the year 1977:
Barnett Marchand. president;
Carl Epstein, president-elect;
Morris Altman, Charles Stuback
and William Sterling, vice presi-
dents; Ben Moss, corresponding
secretary; Sidney Burke,
financial secretary; Louis
Sussman. treasurer; Adolph
Osterman. chaplain; Carl
Epstein, warden; Egon A very,
Nathan Fleischer, Abraham
Halpern. William Luchin.
Bernard Mycorn. Saul Kirschner,
Bmanual Scber, Hen Sacks.
Irving Stowe. Morris Shaw,
Henry Tator. Philip Weiss and
Irving Wolser. directors
All officers will he installed OD
Sunday. Jan. 23. at a luncheon
and dance, to he held at the
Century Holiday Inn.
Palm Beach ORT
The fifth annual Mother to
\not her luncheon of the Palm
Beach Chapter of Women--
American ORT (Organization for
Rehabilitation through Training)
will be held on Thursday. Jan. 20.
in the Mediterranean Ballroom of
the Breakers Hotel at noon.
Mrs. Fred Gladstone will be
honored as Mother of the Year.
The funds raised will be
donated to the Social Assistance
Program which provides kitchen,
canteen, dormitory facilities,
clothing, textbooks and trans-
portation to students in ORT
schools in the 23 countries
throughout the world where ORT
operates facilities.
The Stanley Nelson Boutique
of Royal Poinciana Plaza will
present an international fashion
show. Susan Joyce Cohen will be
the guest pianist.
Chairman of the event is Mrs.
Stanley Feld. assisted by Mrs.
David Colby, cochairman.
Golden Circle pins for special do-
nations to the School of En-
gineering on the campus of the
Hebrew University in Jerusalem
will be awarded.
The chairmen are being
assisted by Reservation Chair-
man Sally Schreiber and Sweep-
stakes Chairman Louise
Braunstein and the following
committee members: Cele
Bittner. Selma Becker, Ethel
Cohen, Minna Gladstone,
Beatrice Goldstein, Beatrice
Goodman, Sylvia Gould, Pauline
Judd. Sylvia Leighton, Betty
Levi, Inde Pariser, Belle Sch-
wartz. Helen Witt and Edna
Reservations may be made by
calling Sally Schreiber.
Workmen's Circle
The Workmen's Circle. Branch
No. 1041, will hold its annual lun-
cheon on Thursday, .Ian. 27,
noon, at Century Village Holiday
Newly elected officers will be
installed, and Max Davidoff.
financial secretary emeritus, will
be honored tor service to the
Members and friends are
requested to make reservations
with Max Kisenberg
Golds Meir Hadassah Study
Group will meet on Jan. 17, 10
a.m. at Boynton Beach Congre-
gational Church.
On Jan. 20 at 12:30 p.m. there
will be a regular meeting of the
group at Temple Beth Sholom in
Lake Worth.
On Jan. 27 the Golda Meir
group of Hadassah will hold their
Youth Aliyah Chai luncheon
affair at Bernards in Boynton
Beach. A musical program is
being planned.
Tikvah Hadassah will have a
Chai luncheon on Jan. 17 at
Century Village Holiday Inn, at
noon. Proceeds will be donated to
the Hadassah Medical Hospital.
Musical entertainment will be
provided. Ida Shumsky is ticket
Z'hava Chapter of Hadassah
will hold their Jan. 20 meeting at
Golden Lakes auditorium at
12:30 p.m. "Highlighting Youth
Mr. and Mrs. Sol Moss will be
honored for their gift to Mt
Scopus Hospital.
The guest speaker will be
Aaron Rose, who will speak on
the work U'ing done to benefit
the children of Israel
The next regular meeting of
Yovel Hadassah will be held on
Thursday, .Ian 20, 1 p.m. at the
Salvation \rmy Building The
guest speaker will be Rabbi
Harry /,. Schectman. spiritual
leader of Congregation Vnshei
Sholom His topic will be "Israel
and Zionism In addition the
Jewish National Fund and Major
Gifts will be highlighted.
Shalom Hadassah will hold a
general meeting on Monday. Jan.
17, I p.m. at Salvation Armv
Kntertainment will be provided
by Mildred Birnbaum and the
Musical Notes.
The Study Group will meet on
Thursday, Jan. 20, 10.30 a.m. in
the Hospitality Room, to con-
tinue its series on Jewish Per-
sonalities and the Prayer Book.
Arrangements have been made
for another tour of the Temple
Israel Library under the guidance
of Elsie Leviton, on Monday,
Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. at Temple
Culture Group
The Yiddish Culture Group of
Century Village will meet on Jan.
18. 1:30 p.m. in the Party Room
at Century Village.
Rabbi David E. Pearlman will
be the guest speaker. His topic
will be "Arabs in the State of
Rabbi Pearlman is a graduate
of New York University and
Columbia Graduate School. He
has the distinction of being
named rabbi emeritus twice after
retiring as spiritual leader of
Temple Beth ESI in Stamford,
Conn., and Temple Beth Sholom
in Annapolis. Md. He was the
first dean of the College of
Jewish Studies in Chicago. Ill .
more than 60 years ago.
Kntertainment will be provided
by Rose Herzberg and Selma
Cohen on piano and Philip
(ioldstein. vocalist.
Yiddish Culture Club
A Chanukah dinner party was
held in Cresthaven last month to
commemorate the six month
anniversary of the Yiddish
Culture Club
Some 176 people attended the
affair, which was founded by
Goldie Lazarus.
IOOF Rebekah Lodge
Centennial Rebekah Lodge No.
200, Independent Order of Odd
Fellows, meets the first and third
Friday of each month at 1 p.m. at
the IOOF Temple.
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\rael Growing Diaspora Burden?
.tinned from Page 4
. in the last, say, two
r all of it. with the ex-
it of the terrorist hijack
U the Entebbe mid.
'^pathy for the Pales-
[EXAMPLE, the Russian
j struggle for freedom.
, could have been an in-
L propagandist* tool in
U acainst general Soviet
ii indeed the dis-
bar]' dissidents Aleksandr
nitsyn and Andre Sak-
originally envisioned it,
d become an Arab tool
out of the dropout
Ho demonstrate that not
userable Russian Jews are
to go to Israel that
Jews, if they cannot
i Western visa, prefer
[oppression to life in Israel.
ike a story in the Sunday
Herald, "Religion and
in Israeli Life," which
on the stranglehold of
fs religious political parties
iraeli national life, pre-
Moshe Dayan to Speak At
Sam Hausman Testimonial
no such divisions can exist
because no Jewish leader, not a
Senator, not even a national
president of Hadassah, is em-
powered to speak for Israel,
which is an autonomous political
But Mrs. Jacobson's trip and
her dealings with Arab leaders
suggest the ilusion of the sudden
primacy of diaspora Jewish dip-
lomacy over Israeli hegemony
and this is precisely what the
Arabs have been arguing all
They have been arguing that
there is no Israel, that Israel is a
fiction for international Jewish
(Zionist) enterprise. That is why
Arab maps of the Middle East
include no such country called
Israel, a fact which Mrs. Jacob-
son complained so bitterly about
on her return home.
BUT MRS. Jacobson should
not complain. Her trip, so
severely criticized by Israelis,
who intuited the unhappy results
of the trip, gives the Arabs even
more cause for encouragement to
keep Israel off of their maps and
to talk peace only to Jewish
amateurs not to Israel's
Beyond all things, the trip
suggests a growing weariness
among Jewish leaders in the
diaspora with the cause of Israel
as too costly to their own prestige
and an apparent willingness to
achieve peace at a price Israel,
herself, is not willing to pay.
For the first time, in modern
times, we have the Masada tale
retold the story of the ideo-
logical outpost holding out
against the enemy while the
Jerusalemites, the international
cosmopolites, tired of the
struggle, concede, betray the
cause and flee the country to es-
tablish a diaspora community.
This is the tale of the relation-
ship between Jews and Israel
throughout our history right
down to Mrs. Jacobson's
diplomatic junket. In it is some
evidence giving us clues as to
why Jews have never been able to
hold onto Israel for very long.
The Palm Beach Committee of
the United Jewish Appeal of
Greater New York, Inc., as part
of the Joint Campaign of the
United Jewish Appeal and
Federation of Jewish Philan-
thropies will hold its annual
dinner on Thursday evening,
Feb. 17, at the Breakers Hotel.
The gathering, will be a
testimonial to Samuel Hausman,
a founder and leader of the UJA
for many decades. The guest
speaker will be Moshe Dayan,
former Israeli Minister of
Defense. H. Bert Mack is again
serving as chairman.
The objectives of the 1977
UJA-Federation Joint Campaign
are to provide increased philan-
thropic resources to help meet the
human needs in Israel arising
from the necessity to care for tens
of thousands of immigrants in a
period of inflation and economic
strain, to aid Jews living in
danger, distress and oppression
in 24 countries around the world.
fly as sidebar commentary
j Minister Rabin's resig-
over the F-15-Sabbath
ition flap.
[ a scintilla of any of this
I of ancient Jewish history
[ Who does not know of the
ul role of Mea She'arim
types. Seturei Karta
i and others of their per-
in the near-loss of New
to the Arabs in the
JlCH EVEN the most
[observer does not know of
lBen-Gurion's humiliating
piling with the religious
. in the early 1950s in
[Ben-Gurion ceded control
ael's domestic law courts
religious parties in ex-
t for government coalition
Imany of Israel's religious
who were themselves
to the renascence of
[because they were opposed
pism as a political entity,
Ithey were politically en-
lized, told their new-found
I power to whichever side
new entity would give
[the religious power they
God grants them over
J lives.
pere is a religious story at
1 any of this, it is that
M decision to resign is the
[major challenge to the
^ome political power that
"ious parties won in their
punon encounter in the
strengthen future dos-
s for political coalitions in
|lreligious parties will play
1 "hatsoever and hence die
f*xl attrition.
SIDE OF that, the Herald
M others like it in the
throughout the Western
Mve no significance
ivw unless they are
I" the context of general
J*irom Araby detailing the
lf h 0PEC diplomacy.
"*" they emerge as
. in their pristine
"MBtic glory.
examples merely em-
lik. i princiPte that Israel
[* losing end of a propa-
" campaign that no
,*** her as automatically
""d the end of that era
'came with the end of the
u -and no leas a dis-
Jewish leader than
Jjj* Jocoheon understands
*v. Mrs. Jacobson should
^understand that her
lm "* seen as a Jewish
* once and for all to
,wW/i dilemma.
NG WITH the Javita-
^Per. for the first time
wson trip establishes in
"Mtional sphere a serious
01 opinion between
lyS"}, 'smeli attitudes
Mlddle East peace even if
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm B&ach County
Friday, j
TEL AVIV Housing Min-
ister Avraham Ofer shot himself
to death early Monday. A key
Cabinet member of the Labor
Party, the 55-year-old minister's
body was found on a deserted
stretch of beach at Tel Baruch
near suburban Herzliya.
Ofer was embroiled in an in-
vestigation of corruption at the
time of his death. He took his life
only hours after Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin had urged the
public not to make the investi-
gation of Ofer a political witch-
At Ofer's side was a note
saying "I can't take it anymore."
His suicide followed charges
leveled against him as playing
favorites during his tenure as
director general of the Shikun
Ovdim construction company
and came on the heels of bribery
indictment against Asher Yadlin.
Rabin's designated governor of
the Bank of Israel who withdrew
from the appointment.
Charlotte Jacobson, chairman of
the World Zionist Organization-
American Section, and a former
leader of Hadassah, said here
that conditions for Jews in Syria
have improved. She and 15 Ha-
dassah women arrived in Israel
Friday via the Allenby Bridge
after concluding a two-week tour
of Egypt, Syria and Jordan.
Mrs. Jacobson, who led the
group, said in an interview in
Ydiot Achronot that the women
met with Syrian officials, in-
cluding the Health Minister and
high officials of the Ministry of
Interior and visited Jewish in-
stitutions in Damascus, schools
and homes of the Jewish com-
munity's leaders.
According to Mrs. Jacobson.
Syrian officials told the group
that restrictions on Jewish
citizens had been lifted, and this
was confirmed by the U.S. Am-
bassador in Damascus. However,
she noted, the main restriction
lifted pertained to the right of
Jews to travel freely inside Syria.
There was no immediate com-
ment on Mrs. Jacobson's inter-
view by the Foreign Ministry.
A highlight of the group's tour
in Egypt was a meeting with
Mrs. Anwar Sadat in her Cairo
residence. The Egyptian Presi-
dent's wife briefed the delegation
on Egypt's views on the current
political situation. The im-
pression she made, according to
one of the three husbands accom-
panying their wives on the tour,
was that Mrs. Sadat is "a beau-
tiful woman who says exactly
what her husband tells her to."
Mrs. Jacobson said there were
slight improvements in the con-
ditions for Jews in Egypt but she
did not elaborate.
The two-week tour, which
created adverse reactions in
Israel and the American Jewish
community, was described of-
ficially by Mrs. Jacobson as a
mission to study health practices
in the Arab countries.
NEW YORK The State De-
partment has denied India's
request for extradition of Elijah
Ephraim Jhirad, former Judge
Advocate Genera] of the Indian
Navy, according to Leon
Charney, Jhirad's attorney.
The government of India had
sought Jhirad's extradition
ostensibly in connection with
alleged misappropriations of
some SI,600 in naval funds in
1961. Leaders of the Jewish com-
munity and other distinguished
Americans had issued appeals on
Jhirad's behalf in support of his
contention he was a victim of
political persecution.
TEL AVIV A public opinion
poll published Friday in Yediot
Achronot showed that for the
first time the Labor Alignment
will get fewer seats in the next
Knesset and will actually become
the second largest party after the
Likud, although the Likud will
also lose some of its present
The poll, generally considered
reliable, was conducted among
some 1,200 Israelis after the
government resigned. The
question asked was: If elections
were held today, which list would
you vote for? The result showed
that Labor would get only 33
seats, down from its present 51;
and Likud would get 36 seats,
down from its present 39.
Kahane, founder of the Jewish
Defense League, has announced
that he would run for a Knesset
seat in the next elections. He told
a press conference here that he
thought his chances were good
because "the people of Israel are
disappointed with the unfulfilled
promises by the various parties."
Weill Named
Area Israel
Bonds Head
S. Bernard Weill of Palm
Beach has agreed to serve as
chairman for the South End of
Palm Beach, from Sloan's Curve
to Lantana Road, for the 1977
State of Israel Bond Campaign, it
has been announced by Michael
B. Small, general chairman for
Palm Beach County.
A former Certified Public
Accountant from New York,
Weill has been a resident since
1974. He is active in numerous
charitable endeavors and the
United Jewish Appeal, the Anti-
Defamation League, and State of
Israel Bonds.
"Mr. Weill will be vital to our
concept of neighborhood cam-
paigning," Small said. "He is
enthusiastic and promises to be
one of our best chairmen this
Making plans for the Federation's 1977
campaign are members of the newly
organized Village of Oriole Committee (left
to right) Charles Pogan, campaign associate;
Annette Penso; Ben Peskin; Lou Glatzer;
Mm Gettinger; Jack Babich, chairman;
Toby Schazberg and Herman Sohn. Not
present are Ben Niesenshall, Claire Abrams
and Dorothy Canter.
Pictured above are the members of the Kings
Point Committee for the Federation's 1977
Combined Jewish Appeal Israel
Emergency Fund Campaign. They are
(seated left to right) Ruth Glauberg; Kitty
Hat tern; Betty Siegel; Izzy Siegel, chair-
man; Sam Blaustein, cochairman; Betty
Jacket; Rose Blaustein; (standing left to
right) Saul Prater, Arthur Glauberg, Harry
Wilson, Meyer Hattem, Gus Levy, Howard
Magid Manny Zeitlin, Mickey Tureck Al
Bransky, Sam Sohmer, and Dick Swift.
Sex, Studies, Sinok,
Continued from Page 3
Far more explicit scenes have
been shown in Israel. The trouble
with Hayeem's farce, Black
Banana, is said to be its of-
fensiveness to the religious.
mined to fight the censor to keep
his mikve scene intact, and he
rejects charges that his film
sneers at everything and every-
one, from Israel's police to the
local Arab community. He claims
it is all part of the "beauty" of
the Jewish religion: "I'm not
sneering at them ... I'm not
laughing at them. I'm laughing
with them. We're all in the same
For all these sentiments,
Benjamin Hayeem appears to
have slipped up badly on his
Black Banana, unless he can
laugh the last laugh with the
censorship board.
Also banned in Israel are
cigarettes. It came as a shock to
many religious Jews a group
known for its addiction to
tobacco when Tel Aviv's Chief
Sepharai Rabbi, David Halevi,
ruled that smoking is forbidden.
RABBI Halevi quoted Deut.
(4.15); "Take therefore good care
of yourselves."
This, he said, prohibited doing
harm to one's health. If the
drinking of uncovered water (pre-
sumably polluted) was pro-
hibited, then surely nicotine
should be disallowed.
Rabbi Halevi's ruling confused
many religious Jews, many of
whom consider smoking to be
manly. In some communities, a
boy is given his first cigarette on
his Bar Mitzvah as an initiation
into manhood.
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Bopn Jews
See Converts
As Second Class
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 15
JERSEY woman, born into a Christian family, who
Judaism, has echoed a frequently-expressed reaction
"inverts that "the most far-reaching and difficult problem
rt must face is the second-class status he is often given by
hcommunity." Mrs. Marcia Falconer also asserted that it
bonder some converts feel the word 'convert' is a stigma
> hide their origins."
Falconer, who lives with her husband who is not a
but who she declared cooperates with her unreservedly in
i full Jewish environment for the couple's school-age son
zhter described the events leading to her decision to
"and her experiences as a convert in a recent issue of
, posted, a publication of the Union of American Hebrew
ntions the association of Reform synagogues. The entire
l*s devoted to the topic of conversion.
NOTE to the reader, the editor posed the question: "If a
fVoman sincerely desires to join the Jewish people and share
L and is willing to undergo conversion, why should we be
fcjsh or hostile?" The editor added that Mrs. Falconer's
testifies about the kind of pain that born-Jews sometimes
[Upon Jews-by choice."
Falconer declared that "even the most sincere and devoted
tmav come face up to the ugly situation where, after 15 or 20
i Jew. sisterhood officer, member of Hadassah, fund-raiser
I supporter, she suddenly discovers that her children are
ionly half-Jewish."
ladded that this could happen even in situations "where the
|i< a born Jew and the mother converted before the children
Ben QailoB
i Mrs Falconer was converted by a Reform rabbi and is
r of the Monmouth Reform Temple of New Shrewsbury,
: ISSUE posed by Mrs. Falconer's use of the term "half-
\" was raised by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency with a
nan for the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the
xi of Reform rabbis. Under Jewish Religious Law.
the category of "half-Jewish" does not exist; an in-
I is either Jewish or not Jewish.
[Mrs. Falconer was converted before her children were born,
hildren. halachicaUy, are Jewish. But in Reform Judaism,
es not recognize Halacha, the issue of Jewish status varies
(individual rabbi.
ICCAR spokesman agreed that Mrs. Falconer was probably
|)ing a social, rather than a religious situation in her
ition of reactions by bom-Jews to converts and their
SHE reported that she herself had experienced "only
and for the most part, unconscious rejection" and ex-
J the hope and belief that "the situation is beginning to
las more and more new Jews enter the Jewish community."
pnmented that "the transition from one culture to another
ult enough withou -feeling that no matter how hard you try
i never really become a part of your chosen way of life."
ded that many born-Jews are ignorant of the fact that
s do not want to be singled out for special help. Much like
nen's movement, we do not want a protected status, but
(accepted and treated as equals."
DECLARED that she was a Jew who felt it was "a
to be a member of the Jewish people and that she
1 with .lews "everywhere. I feel most comfortable in the
I of my Jewish peers and I believe very strongly in the
rtheless. she said she was opposed to active proselytizing
ft she did feel that born Jews "should be more receptive to
P who are interested in things Jewish Hebrew, Yiddish.
j culture, etc." and that they should "make a point" of
J'ne Jewish community to adopt that attitude.
declared that "it is very difficult to walk into what appears
closed society and ask for admission.
Catholics Call foR
ContRoveRsial action
IN THE fever of the .presidential election
campaign, many Americans skipped over
highly-significant church social action develop-
ment: some 1,340 members of the Roman
Catholic church, representing 152 dioceses, met ir
Detroit and forged strong recommendations fo:
more action and less talk on several controversial
As their contribution to the celebration of the
American Bicentennial, the Conference of
Bishops of the Catholic Church had issued this
dynamic "Call for Action." Regional conferences
were conducted in advance of the huge Detroit
meeting. Discussion was based on returns from
800,000 questionnaires. Results of these spirited
sessions was the promulgation of a five-year plan
for social action.
AND WHAT did the deliberations reveal? The
debates brought forth the truth that most of the
delegates want full employment for Americans
even if this means going to the federal money well
to produce jobs for all wanting to work. The con-
ference demanded that the church support total
amnesty for all Americans who refused to fight in
Along with that startling declaration came the
insistence that the pile-up of nuclear weapons
must stop and that America cut off the export of
demanded, affording members of minority
groups, presently excluded, the opportunity to
rent and buy where they could afford to live.
And said the delegates: "Discrimination based
on race, language, sex and culture" must be
rooted from the church. Finally, those assembled
demanded that their church no longer order
automatic excommunication for Catholics who
after divorce: they clearly proclaimed the
right of women to preach in the church; and they
urged acceptance of the proposition that married
people must be allowed to "form their own con-
science" with regard to contraception.
DARING WORDSI Brave words! And while
the 100 bishops and 1,340 delegates try for the
next several months to expand on the actions
taken, there naturally will be some second
thoughts, especially once that section of the
Catholic press far to the right gets its licks in.
Even so, the conclusion of John Cardinal
Dearden of Detroit, chairman of the Bicentennial
|RQBRt Seq&U
program, can be cited as proof of progress. "If we
fail to respond to the needs expressed," the
Cardinal said, "fail even to demonstrate con-
vincingly that, while we cannot solve all the
problems, we do care, then we will reinforce the
conviction that it simply can't be done, that we
can't really become a community of faith and
friendships as Vatican II said we should."
And one brave soul. Father Marvin Mottet of
Davenport, la., put it much more to the point: "If
they reject the proposals, it will be a catastrophe
for the church."
MEANWHILE, the trend in American
Protestant establishments is not nearly so en-
couraging. Having been aroused to courageous
action during the civil rights resolution of the
1960s and having subsequently witnessed bitter
attacks from the world of John Birch and other
pockets of arch reaction, many Protestants
churches have lost funding. With this has gone
loss of pulpits for some of the more valiant
.....I....^ .....
Qettinq the Whole tmith Is I6avi6
Long, Complicated ppocess iSchwaatz
Years ago, Litvaks and Galitzianera used to
attack one another like Republicans and
Democrats. But that was different. Democrats
and Republicans have different political ideas but
the Litvaks and Galitzianers had no religious or
ideological differences.
I THINK the reason they did it was because
they didn't have any wrestling or boxing matches
as we have today and they enjoyed the squab-
bling. There was humor in it. For instance, a
Galitzianer once told about a place where he saw
"two Jews and a Litvak." He didn't regard the
Litvak as a Jew.
Any Litvak would be hurti by this remark,
but he would have to admit it was funny.
The truth is there is some pleasure often in
letting go of temper and that is why it is so
difficult to control.
There is an old Yiddish story about an angry
thief who shouted insulting remarks at a man he
was robbing.
THE VICTIM was exasperated. "My good
fellow," he said to the thief, "lean appreciate, to
an extent, the circumstances which lead you to
the commission of this evil deed, but for good-
ness' sake, do you have to lose your temper so?"
To our mind, however, in the matter of
robbery, the high tempered thief is to be
preferred. It is the silent thief who is apt to be
more dangerous. The high temper shows that the
perpetrator of the crime has at least some sem-
blance of conscience. Perhaps in the case of
muggers and thieves, we should encourage high
In Talmud days, Hillel was regarded aa a
model for temper control. There was the fellow
who made a bet he could cause Hillel to lose his
temper, but the man lost his bet.
HILLEL TOOK Aaron as his model. When
Aaron, according to legend, saw two people
quarreling, he would sometimes go so far as to
follow each and tell him the other regretted his
harsh words, so when the two met again, they
would embrace.
That is going rather far. Lying in the in-
terests of peace. But Aaron seemingly felt peace
had a priority. In medicine, too, drugs are used
not resorted to when the person is healthy.
The point was raised to the rabbi of
Bratislaw. "You tell me," a man said to him, "to
pursue peace, but I find if I tell the truth, I en-
danger it."
"It is the half truth that endangers peace,"
said the rabbi. "The whole truth advances it."
But getting the whole truth is a long and
complicated process.
Bevy of Books StaRS, histoRy, holocaust
it- have known, and places I have been is the
n ofDEdward O. Berkman's The Lady and the
>*< Remarkable Story of Fanny Holtzmann
Brown, 404p.,$12.50).
tri^nn ws attorney for Hollywood stars such as
Ek iUwrenc* and Fred Astaire. Her clients and
fard R includ?d George Bernard Shaw and Noel
* t an '"dulges m the inevitable stories and
' no8'80 d'8CU88e8 Fanny's important work
%k State Department and the United
nflu Was a kev *"" "> marshaling votes on
< the creation of Israel in 1947. This is a
JJ ut engaging, biography.
*. P M" SACHAR'S A History of Israel.
w "ise of Zionism to Our Time (Knopf, 932p..
ng touted as the most definitive work thus far
1 s history. This single volume covers the wide
vpU1SU)ry' Pities and economics which effected
*>pment of Zionist policy.
There is excellent coverage of the significant per-
sonaJitTes involved with the history of Israel including
sonaiiues in thwe m a ooUce,
*** photographs, which are important
Irchiv^nateS"to scholarly as weU as popular works^
TmJarVof Israel is readable for the layperson, and im
1 'tSEBk^'comprehensive reference work for the
student of Zionism.
**" JZl uSSXs^^f^S. MOOT HOLOCAUST atudiee have thus for focu~d reading for tb. non-spscUli*.
primarily on the fate of Jews on the European con-
tinent. Japanese, Nazis and Jews examines the Jewish
refugee community of Shanghai from 1938 to 1946
(Yeshiva University, 644p., paperback, $7.96).
In this revised version of his thesis at Yeshiva Uni-
versity, Dr. David Kranzler explores the haven for
18,000 Jewish German and Austrian refugees from Nazi
oppression in the Far East. The International Settle-
ment of Shanghai sheltered these refugees along with a
group of 1,000 Poles who had come to China via Siberia.
This small community created a viable social,
economic, religious and cultural life.
KRANZLER BRINGS to light the unique Japanese
policy adopted toward the Jews based on the notion of
an international Jewish power base. The Japanese
attempted to make use of this "Jewish Power" rather
than destroy the community.
Japanese, Nazis and Jews is both valuable ground-
breaking research for the scholar, and fascinating
reading for the non-specialist.

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