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:
June 17, 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
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'/*Jewish Floiridlibi n
in conjunction with The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Ume3-Number 12
Friday, June 17,1977
Price 36 Cents
Federation's Past Year Accomplishments Cited,
Campaign Record Hailed, at Annual Meeting
This is a family tJMr,"rtid
In. Buddie Bremier, chair-
erson, at the opening of the
[Jewish Federation's annual
ting held at the Breakers on
J^e l. The meeting, attended by
ver 500 members of the
(Federation family," signified
j closing of a record campaign
Hd emphasized the accomplish-
es of the Federation over the
st year.
Highlighting the event was the
istallation of new officers and
surd members, with Stanley B.
Brenner assuming the presidency
r a second term, and the Parade
I Presidents honoring the presi-
nts of Jewish organizations in
ilm Beach County.
Rabbi Asher Bar-Zev, of
^emple Beth El, West Palm
ch, gave the D'var Torah,
iting that "if we are truly to
derstand the meaning of
Rabbinic saying 'All of Israel
i responsible one for the other,'
eneed Jews who are prepared to
stantly commit their minds,
and funds to the institu-
on which make Jewish life
fie business of Federation
the business of filling
man needs.'
Brenner Cites
Federation Accomplishments
Stanley B. Brenner, president
' the Federation spoke of the
year's accomplishments:
[The Combined Jewish Appeal
Israel Emergency Fund cam-
Stanley B. Brenner assumed the presidency
of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County for a second term at the Federation's
annual meeting held June 1 at the Breakers.
He discussed the past year's accomplish-
ments and thanked the dedicated volunteers
for their help in "making it all happen."
paign reached new heights this
year through the leadership of
Alan Shulman, Men's Division
general campaign chairman and
Jeanne Levy, Women's Division
chairman." Brenner cited the
Advance Gifts Dinner, with
Ambassador Simcba Dinitz and
the Women's Division Burdine's
Celebration, as the two out-
standing campaign events.
"The first Board of Directors
Conference Retreat held in
September in Hollywood, Fla.,
the November General Assembly
in Philadelphia, attended by the
largest contingency ever from the
Palm Beach County area, and the
statewide meeting of the Federa-
tion Leadership in Tarpon
Springs, Fla., are examples of the
concern and commitment of the
Federation to build a strong
Jewish Community." Brenner
went on to praise the efforts of
the Federation committees and
their leadership for "making it all
Other highlights of the year
included the expansion of the
Jewish Family & Children's
Service and the Jewish
Federation into the South
County area, the continuing
Mrs. Buddie Brenner served as chairperson
for the Jewish Federation's annual meeting
on June 1. Over 500 members of the
"Federation family" attended the event
which highlighted the past year's ac-
complishments and honored the presidents
of Jewish Organizations in the Palm Beach
County area.
growth of the Jewish Community
Day School and the Federation's
contribution of a mini-bus to the
Jewish Community Center to aid
them in their Senior Citizen
Comprehensive Center.
Norman J. Schimelman,
executive director of the Federa-
tion spoke of the challenges that
are ahead for the Palm Beach
County Jewish community.
"We have the opportunity to
build a community here from the
experiences of northern com-
munities that have been in
business many years before us
. We may not be moving as
*sm eotue\
planning is a deliberate process
. and we must act responsibly
if we an to gain support of the
overall Jewish community."
Campaign Leaders
Praise Volunteers
General Campaign Chairman
Alan L. Shulman reported that
the 1977 campaign resulted in
reaching the "highest amount
ever raised in the history of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
"To date, $1.6 million has been
raised and it is expected that an
additional $100,000 will be
pledged before the end of this
year, an increase of approxi-
mately $400,000 over last years."
He stated that the main reason
for the increase was "the realiza-
tion of many people in leadership
positions, that local and overseas
services which we support need
additional funding." In addition,
he mentioned the worker training
programs, the Advance Gifts
dinner, the South County cam-
paign, the approximately 2,000
new gifts and the results of the
'Federation Is a collective...
the place where the com-
munity can sit together and
plan for Its own needs.'
Women's Division campaign as
reasons for the record-breaking
campaign. He concluded his
remarks by saying "we are sti!:
only scratching the surface of th-
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The Board of Directors of the Jewish
Federation recently approved a recom-
mendation of the Social Planning Committee
to assist in the resettlement of two Soviet
Jewish families during the next fiscal year.
The committee will be responsible for all
aspects of the resettlement process, in-
cluding housing, transportation, jobs,
English lessons, recreation /socialization,
and health services.
County Groups to Help
Russian Families Resettle
Jewish Family and Children's Service will be
responsible for the counseling of the families.
Mrs. Bette Gilbert, chairman of the
Federation Social Planning Committee,
announced that the first family would be re
located by the end of the summer. Interested
members of the community who wish to
serve on this committee should contact the
Jewish Federation office.
The following Jewish organizations in the
Palm Beach County area will be assisting
with the resettlement process: National
Council of Jewish Women-Palm Beach and
Okeechobee Units; Women's American
ORT; the Sisterhoods of Temple Emanu-El
and Temple Israel; and Hadassah. The
Members of the Russian Resettlement
Committee are: Lila Seidler. Elaine Solo way.
Grace Brissel, Carol Klein, Natalie Kahn,
Nancy Blau, Gert Pesacov, Barbara Wunsh,
Sarah Schuster. Jeanne Levy, Doris Singer,
Janice Horth, Bobbe Taffel, Steve Levitt,
Lou Banish and Dean Rosenbach.
|Not Very Flattering
South Affrica's View of Us
re want to emphasize the
ffavt. This is the spirit with
["'" / approach the
f'f"e7" United States
l' President, Walter
I And that is how South Africa,
n' >ts negotiators and its on-
*ers. approached what was
Mestionably a climactic week
[ country. For when the air
of rhetoric; when talk of
"getting tough," of granite
resistance, of political "sermons
was exhausted, there were only
two options in Vienna.
One is that Southern Africa,
through South Africa, will pro-
gress to a more prosperous and
peaceful future under the pro-
tective wing of the United States.
The other is that South Africa
will face increased isolation,
tensions, racial violence and
ultimately heroic but unpro-
ductive last-ditch stands.
AND UNLESS the Vienna
talks between Prime Minister
Vorster and Vice President
Mondale the highest level dis-
continued on Page 11-

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The Jewish Ploridian of Palm Beach County
Fri .19771
CJF Board Convening in New York
More than 250 Jewish com-
munity leaders and Federation
representatives from the United
States and Canada are to debate
major issues concerning Israel,
Soviet Jewry, community cam-
paigns, Federation-synagogue
relations and a variety of local
responsibilities at the Board of
Directors meetings of the Council
of Jewish Federations (CJF), now
underway from June 15-19, at the
Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New
York City.
CJF President Jerold C. Hoff-
berger of Baltimore announced
which involved CJF and com-
munity Federations, in addition
that the five-day Board and
Committee deliberations are to
also cover recommendations for
Board action on CJF's Guidelines
for Federation Personnel Stan-
dards, non-institutional services
to the aging, resettlement of
Soviet Jews, community
budgeting of 1977 campaign
funds, and other issues.
FEDERATION leaders are to
hear reports on the White House
meetings on Israel relations
Anti-Semite in Quebec
Defeated in By-Election
TORONTO (JTA) Roger Delorme, a 42-year-old
radio and television broadcaster who has alleged that the
Ann Frank story is a hoax and that "Zionism and racism
are identical" was defeated in the by-election held in
Terrebonne County, Quebec, where he was running as a
candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party.
Delorme's candidacy was protested by the Canadian
Jewish Congress and other Jewish agencies as well as by
non-Jewish MPs and others belonging to the Progressive
Conservative Party. However, party leader Joe Clark
refused to repudiate him, producing a letter from Delorme
where he committed himself to abide by party policy on
Zionist questions and on anti-Semitism.
The Liberal Party candidate, Roland Comtois, won
handily with a majority of more than 8,000.
South County Resident To
Appear in Documentary
Herman Herst Jr. of Boca Raton has been in New York
taking part in a documentary on the hobby of philately (stamp
A projected thirteen-week series, the documentary will air
this Fall under the title of "Tibromania." "Tibromania" is the
word first used to describe the hobby of stamp collecting.
Herst, a professional philatelist in New York for more than
forty years, is the author of eleven books on stamp collecting,
and is on the staff of several weekly stamp magazines in this
country and abroad.
The documentary is being made under the auspices of
National Educational Television, and will be shown in this area
on Channel 2. Herst is a member of Temple Beth El in Boca
to discussing governmental
changes and the forthcoming
meeting of the Jewish Agency
Several key workshops are to
focus on reports on the Jewish
Education Demonstration
Programs for Teenagers; ivolve-
ment of Jewish university faculty
members in communities, and
proposals for welfare reform.
In addition, CJF's Campaign
Services Committee is to review
campaign status to date and will
concentrate on planning for the
1978 campaign, in cooperation
with the Onited Jewish Appeal.
OTHER KEY issues on the
agenda include planning for
Women's Communal Services; a
dialogue on Federation- Hil lei
relations sponsored by the
College Youth and Faculty
Division; meetings of small,
intermediate and large city board
members and representatives,
and the Large City Budgeting
I ndividual consultations for
lay and professional leaders with
regard to funding are also to be
held with the staff of CJF's
Washington Action Office.
Attending from the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County are: Stanley Brenner, Dr.
Richard Shugarman, Mrs.
Jeffrey Faivus and Norman
The Council of Jewish Federa-
tions is the association of central
community organizations
Federations, Welfare Funds,
Community Councils serving
800 Jewish communities in North
America. It aids these com-
munities to mobilize maximum
support for major overseas,
national and local services in-
volving financing, planning and
operating health, welfare,
cultural, educational, community
relations and other programs
benefitting all residents.
Taffel: New JF & CS Prexy
Bobbe Taffel was elected
president at a ecent board of
directors meeting of the Jewish
Family & Children's Service of
Palm Beach County. Mrs. Taffel
has served on the Family Service
Board for many years, most
recently as a vice president.
A long-time resident of the
Palm Beaches, Mrs. Taffel is
active and involved in many civic
organizations and is the family
service represen-
tative to the
Jewish Commu-
nity Relations
Council. She is
the Librarian at
the Royal Palm
School in West
Palm Beach and
has taught in the
County school
Other officers
Mrs. Taffel are Selma Uhlfelder,
vice president; Bette Gilbert,
vice president; Ann Blicher, sec-
retary; and Harry Lemer,
The Jewish Family & Chil-
dren's Service has opened an
office in Boca Raton to service
the South County residents.
Spencer Gellert is the case
worker. The West Palm Beach
office on Okeechobee Boulevard
is staffed by Irene Goldgraben,
caseworker, and Stephen Levitt,
executive director. Both offices
provide direct professional social
work help to the Jewish popu-
lation of the Palm Beach County
area. A non-profit organization,
the Jewish Family & Children's
Service is supported by the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
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a Riverside chapel.
Announcing a new Riverside chapel
in West Palm Beach.
Unlike many other Jewish funeral directors in
Florida, Riverside is not represented by any other
Our new West Palm Beach chapel is another
example of how this policy helps us to provide
service dedicated only to the needs and wishes of
each family and the requirements of Jewish Law
and Custom.
From the original concept to the completed
building, our new chapel is wholly in keeping with
Jewish tradition. It is spacious and comfortable.
It contains a Ritualarium (Mikva) and other requires
facilities for the observance of the Jewish Ritual
of Washing (Tahara).
And, reflecting another Riverside policy, it "S
manned by one ofthe largest staffs of Jewish per-
sonnel available in Florida. They are people who
understand Jewish tradition, and honor it. And in
that tradition, we serve every family, regardlessoi
financial circumstance.
4714 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
Other Riverside chapels in the Greater Miami area.
Sunrise, Hollywood,North Miami Beach,
Miami Beach and Miami. Five chapels serving
the New York City Metropolitan area.
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fewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
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llaifa I-dKe 2969 B'nai B'rith
[acceptinK reservations for the
weekend planned at the
wl Seville.
Die lodge is also seeking a
nmunity project.
jlne Moresque is president of
Lodge Aaron Aaronson is in
brge of publicity and Nat
Enshel is ADL chairman. The
will meet during the
ner months.
[ioldu Meir Hadassah will hold
uncheon and card party at the
Mon Inn Restaurant in the
tlfstream Shopping Plaza in
lynton Beach on June 23 at
on. Gladys Iscoe can provide
ther information.
Bat Gurion Group recently
_ its installation luncheon at
Sheraton Inn in West Palm
The following were installed by
Sales: Barbara Wunsh,
fcsident; Marva Perrin, admin-
tive vice president; Elaine
oway. educational vice presi-
i; Judi May, fund-raising vice
sident; Sheila Lewis, mem-
ship vice president; Esther
nukler, program vice
sident; Kllen Weingard,
(surer; Ann Faivus, financial
etary; Barbara Chane,
ording secretary; and Joan
er, corresponding secretary.
Sheila F.ngelstein, Barbara
linsh and Sheila Lewis were
Rented with the Myrtle
ih Service Award. Joan
oer became a life member.
fashion show, presented by
i Ltd. of West Palm Beach,
iuired Judy Ravitz, Bonnie
Kllen Weingard, Ann
and Rhonda Paston as
he Royal Chapter of Women's
herican ORT will set sail on the
pgle Queen on Sunday, July 3
' "1p.m. in Fort Lauderdale.
(luth Konick and Lil Frank can
vide reservation information.
e20 is deadline.
social gathering for young
rsically disabled persons
'een the ages of 18 and 40 is
med for Monday, June 20 at
p.m. at Parish Hall of Grace
:opal Church in West Palm
1 monthly socials are spon-
"I by the Masada Chapter of
Mi B'rith Women and the
Pities are donated by Grace
copal Church.
nsportation is available.
conjunction with the Jewish
"unity Center, Temple Beth
^sponsoring a series of Ulpan
i at all competence levels.
J$h ?urse wU1 meet the
PPte. beginning June 20, for
l*eeks, twice a week, for two-
i sessions.
I* more information contact
I'emple office or the Jewish
n"nity Center. Friday, June
'registration deadline.
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West Palm Beach resident
Brother Frank Kassowitz, junior
past grand and member of the
Palm Beach Odd Fellows Lodge
88 was selected as Florida State
Odd Fellow Man of the Year at
the IOOF annual convention at
the Barcelona Hotel, Miami
Kassowitz was
nominated by j
Florida State
District Deputy
Grand Master
Samuel Kaiser |
and Hoiks H.
Dawson, finan-
cial secretary;
both identified
with Palm Beach
Lodge 88.
Kassowitz has .
Fellow for 58 years and joined the
Palm Beach Lodge in 1972.
Palm Beach Odd Fellows
Lodge 88 meets every first and
third Wednesday of the month at
7:30 p.m. in their Temple, down-
town West Palm Beach.
Newly installed Board Members of the Bat
Gurion Group of Hadassah are (seated from
left) Marva Perrin, Elaine Soloway and
Barbara Chane. Standing (from left) are Judi
May, Ellen Weingard, President Barbara
Wunsh, Joan Dober, Esther Szmukler,
Sheila Lewis and Ann Faivus.
been an Odd
CRC Update
Viewing the Israeli Election
Israel's election has not
changed the country, nor has the
foreign policy suddenly changed
Kfir Fighter on View
At Paris Air Show
Israeli Kfir planes landed
here to attend the Inter-
national Air Show at Le
Bourget Airfield. This is
the first time the Israeli-
made supersonic fighter-
bomber was being publicly
shown outside Israel.
The two Kfirs landed at 3
p.m. sharp in bright sun-
shine. Painted in camou-
flage colors with the Israeli
Air Force markings, a full,
blue star of David and with
the words "Israel Aircraft
Industry" painted on their
fuselage, they taxied to the
Israeli pavilion over which
flew the Israeli flag.
ONE OF the Kfir pilots. Col.
Danny Shapiro, told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that they
had a perfect flight in spite of
100-knot winds practically all the
way. The Israeli formation, which
also included a modern version of
the STOL transport "Arava,"
made a technical stopover at
Brindisi, Italy, for refueling.
The two planes were on display
at Le Bourget and will also
engage in flight exercises with
their full stores which include
missiles and guns. Several
countries have been negotiating
with Israel for the purchase of
Kfirs and military attaches from
over 50 countries have reportedly
asked to be allowed to inspect the
planes which are believed to fly at
mach 2.3 and are rated among the
world's top fighter-bombers with
interceptor possibilities.
The two planes in Paris are of
the C-2 type, a multipurpose
model in which several Latin
American countries are in-
An outstanding professiono/ counseling ogency serving the Jewish
community of Palm Beach County. Professiono/ and confidential
help is available for
Problems of the aging Marital counseling
Consultation and evaluation services Poreni-child conflicts
Vocational counseling Personal problems
Private Offices: 2411 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Fla. 33409
Telephone: 684-1991
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Room 12, Boca Raton, Fla.
Telephone: 395-3840
Moderate fees are charged in family anu individual counseling to
ihos*> who can pay (Fees are based on income and family size)
The Jewish Family and Children's Service is a beneficiary agency of i
the Jewish Federation of Palm Beoch County.
The following contributions were received and cards
mailed to:
Mr and Mrs. Arthur Leibovit in honor of their new
home by Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Kalnitsky.
William Kirshner and Morton Gilbert in honor of their
birthdays by Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Kalnitsky.
Mr and Mrs. Norman Berman and Dr. and Mrs. Jerome
Rubin in henor of their anniversary by Dr. and Mrs.
Eugene Kalnitsky.
Gerson Levine in memory of his brother by Mr. and
Mrs. Ted Kover.
Mrs Bobbe Taffel in honor of her new presidency of
the JF & CS and to the new Board of Directors by Mrs.
Linda Kalnitsky.
Mrs. Frank Radin in memory of her husband by Mrs.
j__AnnBllcher. ^_________________________________
to one of belligerence. When the
Democratic party won the presi-
dency, nobody thought the U.S.
had suddenly become a different
Israel is still committed to a
real peace, involving diplomatic,
commercial and cultural ties. She
wasn't, and still isn't, about to
retire to 1967 borders without
security. The Arabs can reach a
meaningful peace agreement if:
(1) Israel is assured of secure
borders and peaceful neighbor
states; (2) PLO and other ter-
rorist organizations are re-
strained by Arab states, rather
than encouraged, as is now the
MENACHEM Begin has been
portrayed as a terrorist, com-
pared to present Arab terrorists.
The Irgun carried out military
operations against occupying
British forces when Jewish lives
were at stake. Never were
defenseless civilians, women and
children attacked. At Deir
Yassin, where the Irgun is ac-
cused of a "massacre," the Irgun
carried out an operation
necessary to clear the road to
Jerusalem for the delivery of food
and water. Advance notice was
given and civilians were asked to
leave before the attack was
started. The Irgun carried out a
military plan in bombing the
King David Hotel, a center of
British military command, their
"Criminal Investigation"
division. Here gain advance
notice was given. To equate
Begin and the murderous Arafat
is to twist truth and logic.
The government and the
people of Israel want peace.
Despite wars and terrorism, they
want to be good neighbors and
friends of the Arab people. Given
Israeli know-how, the entire Mid-
East can blossom. The advent
into a leadership role of the Likud
party has not changed this.
It was not, and it is not,
Israel's intransigence that has
held back Mid-East peace. It
was, and it is, the Arab states'
expressed goal of destroying the
State of Israel, which forces the
government of Israel to maintain
and continue to maintain a
defensive posture strong enough
to overwhelm any combination of
Arab armies.
THE WAY to peace is clear.
Israel was and is ready to
negotiate face to face with Arab
leaders to work out the details of
living comfortably and neigh-
borly, side by side.
MenachemBegin's ascendancy
to leadership has not changed
Israel's foreign policy, only ac-
centuated its determination to
remain free and secure.
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
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Diminishing U.S. Presence Magnifies Danger on Right
today there are 49 radical *t
organizations. According, 7^
ADL study, the neT^"*
Der Spiegel. **
schools and uiuversitii ,L ^
out the Federal Rep bl^S
some 1.000 memC,,t
This explains why Carter's de-
termination to make the NATO
countries assume a greater
military role as guardians of
European safety is so fraught
with ancillary danger. Encourage
the rise of new military machines,
military bureaucracies, and you
also encourage the emergence of a
right-wing elite.
IT IS just these things -
military machines, bureaucracies
and right-wing elitism that
have been the bane of European
nations throughout their history.
Europe's stability since World
War II has in large measure been
a consequence of America's
military presence there, which
has precluded the need for com-
peting European nationalisms. It
is the American military presence
in Europe and elsewhere in the
world that gave meaning to Car-
ter's human rights campaign.
The new Carter strategy,
which has been a long time
coming in administrations
previous to his own, is under-
standable. We are told that our
diminishing presence on the con-
tinent will have a positive effect
on our economy, as well as on the
economies of the NATO nations
involved. We will be spending
less abroad, more at home; ditto
for the NATO nations them-
selves, if not in quite the same
WHEN President Carter
wants to order the ^Pentagon to
cut down on its excessive
spending, he becomes coy. He
lets his press secretary, Jody
Powell, issue a not-yet-written
presidential memorandum to the
military that they better knock it
off before Carter really gets
angry about those profligate
habits of theirs.
Carter is commander-in-chief of
all U.S. armed forces, but his fear
to take them on is obvious
hence the Powell memos and
other bits of trickery to avoid a
head-on collision.
WHAT THE President is
learning very quickly is that, in
many ways, he isn't President at
all. The right-wing militarists,
flanked by the industrialists who
feed and sustain them, illustrate
the point well, and the
illustration tells us something
about why Carter's finest hour,
his human rights campaign
launched within the first hundred
days of his administration, is now
falling flat on its face.
The fact is that there are mil-
itarists and their industrialist
keepers in other countries, too. If
Carter has difficulty holding onto
the reins in his own domain,
where presumably he is the boss,
how can he possibly hope for
success elsewhere?
Jerusalem Reunited
Ever since reunification, the world has felt it as
a thorn in its side that, after 2,000 years in alien
hands. Jerusalem is once again the capital city of
Israel reborn. Kxcept for the Crusades, which the
English staged in medieval times to wrest the city
from Saladin. we note no such anguish that
existed anywhere in Christendom about the fate of
Particularly in modern times, the world stood
mutely by as Old Jerusalem under Jordanian
hegemony, its holy places both Jewish and
Christian, was literally destroyed stone by stone.
Why then the anguish now? Why did President
Carter refuse, from the moment of his nomination,
to support the Democratic Party platform plank
supporting unified Jerusalem as the capital of
Israel? Why is there such anxiety today about his
continuing ambiguity on the subject?
Never mind. World Jewry is accustomed to this
indifference to 2,000 years of their travail. Now,
Jerusalem is united. Now, Jerusalem is the capital
city of Israel, whether the United States or anyone
else likes it or not.
With the change-over in leadership in Israel to
the Likud Party, there is much international dis-
cussion about Menachem Begins "intractibility"
that he will not idly allow Israel to be am-
putated step-by-step as per Arab demand.
We will not speculate upon that here. But we
will take note of the fact that regardless of who
was the victor, there will be no change in Israeli
policy on Jerusalem.
Not Yitzhak Rabin, not Shimon Peres, not
Yigal Yadin, not Menachem Begin will accede to
the dismemberment of Jerusalem. On the tenth
anniversary of a reunited Jerusalem, all Jews, in
Israel and abroad, are dedicated to the retention of
the Jewish city as the capital of its spiritual heri-
tage and its agonizing history.
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Particularly Germany and
Japan, say proponents of the
Carter plan, will have to devote
more of their energies to their
new military needs and perhaps,
therefore, less on glutting our
domestic markets with their
peacetime exports.
better know the price for this
saving in terms of the right-
wingers who will consequently
become more important, more
eloquent the elitists who will
rise to become as arrogant
toward their own governments as
the Pentagon is now toward ours,
who will in fact challenge their
governments for the right to rule
and lay unprecedented patterns
for the extremists here at home to
follow if they have not already
themselves taken the lead.
Germany is a case in point. The
Minister of the Interior of the
Federal Republic of West Ger-
many noted last Spring: "At no
time since the collapse of 1945
has National Socialism been
glorified so openly in speeches,
pamphlets and activities ... or
the democratic, law-based state
been so despised by its opponents
as today."
The Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith, in a study on the
reemergence of the German right-
wing, says of it that it is not an
isolated phenomenon. "It oc-
curs ." declares the study,
"within the context of a broad
public interest in all aspects of
the Third Reich."
STUDENTS OF the phe-
nomenon call it the new Hitler
wave," and the ADL suggests
that it is fed by a body of liter-
ature, phonograph records, films,
memorabilia, and now open
parties and movements which in
one way or another touch on the
Nazi years.
Nor is the Hitler wave unique
to West Germany. Its products
are also evident in all other
countries of Western Europe and
in the U.S."
Primarily, the right-wing's
purpose is to reestablish its
"respectability," and it
"blatantly seeks to exculpate the
Nazis of their war guilt and, more
particularly, denies that the
Holocaust had ever taken place."
THE TITLES of some new
Hitler wave works speak for
themselves: Why Are We
Germans Lied Tot, The Ausch-
witz Lie, and Did Six-Million
Really Diet "The propagation of
this revisionist view has become
an imporant part of the programs
of neo-Nazi groups in West
Germany and elsewhere," the
study declares.
But books merely reflect the
action attendant to them. Old SS
units suddenly these days meet
openly and without fear of official
For example, on Sept. 19,
1976. the Horst Weasel and
Charlemagne Divisions of the SS
met for an open reunion in
Wuerzburg. The Charlemagne
Division is French and demon-
strates the international charac-
ter that the resurgence has
already taken on.
For example, the municipal
council of Altkirchen recently
moved to allow the erection of a
monument honoring the IX SS
Tank Division Hohenstaufen.
The council later reversed the
decision in the face of protests it
preferred not to handle at the
time, but the matter is far from
For example, in January of
this year, a tablet dedicated to
the Adolf Hitler and Hitler Youth
SS Tank Divisions was dis-
covered in the cemetery of
Nassau-on-Lahn. There is a uni-
versal denial of knowledge as to
who erected the tablet.
IN ADDITION, there were the
commemorative march for SS
Col. Jochen Peiper in Mannheim
Peiper having allegedly been
killed in a shoot-out in southern
France last summer, which led to
"retaliatory" bombings of
French Jewish institutions; and
the case of Hans Ulrich Kudel.
Nazi Germany's most decorated
soldier, whose public appearances
last year, one of them at an air
base, led to the dismissal of two
senior generals
Rudel is perhaps the most
immediately frightening of all
these personalities. At the same
time that the German generals
were being kicked out of the
service for permitting him to
speak at the air base, Rudel was
visiting a United States Air
Force installation in Texas, and
in December he returned to
Germany to address some 1,000
right-wingers in the very same
Munich beer hall at which Hitler
himself used to appear.
ONE CAN go on and on. The
fact is that in Bavaria alone
Friday, June 17,1977
Volume 3
1 TAMUZ6737
Number 12
Then there is thp iUj ,
press, which Xt"2
weeklies with a combing
the extremist publicaffj
Deutsche National ZL'
Jhich is an organ o'"
Natunaldemokratische P ?
Deutschlands published by
Gerhard Frey. a member of
NPD and appears in editions^
upward of 100.000. "
But loosely-structured k
dividual right-wing organUC
and newspapers do not K
whole story. The French Ch.r
magne Division of The old
only fragmentary .&
Germany s new Hitler wave is
going international.
TO BRING all this activity
together under one umbrella
there was a meeting in Frankfurt
in 1975 where the National
Forum of the People's Socialist
Movement of Germany was
formed. Its goals:
The separation of races,
German reunification, the union
of all Europe's national socialists
and the fight against all forms of
imperialism, which is defined as
American. Soviet and Zionist -
as if they were all one and the
same thing.
To make its goals tangible, the
extremists keep up a barrage of
never-ending printed propa-
ganda, swastika-daubings and
hit-and-run night raids against
Jewish cemeteries It organizes
street demonstrations against
reparations payments to Israel.
detente and Communism as if
they, too, were all one and the
same. It brings to mind the
horrors of the formative Nazi era
when the street was the back
stage to their future world.
their core the Wiking lugtnd
(Viking Youth) which, according
to reports, "uses the Hitler
greeting and specializes in the
glorification of violence for young
people. Their clandestine training
camps are attended by youths
from France and Belgium." in
addition to Germany.
The Jew remains a primary
target. Wolf-Dieter F.ckart, born
in 1939. complains that "not
enough Jews were gasseed" in his
Hamburg-based Friends Circle of
the NSDAP Says the ADL
study: "In Bavaria. Karl-Heim
Hoffman, 38. leader of a sports
club, marches young people with
pistols and carbines, and use*
camouflage-colored trucks with
skulls painted on the doors."
The case for a rising tide of the
right-wing is a strong one. It
would be difficult to downgrade
the evidence. The leaders and
their adherents are the heirs
apparent to the coming
militarism in Germany and else-
where in Europe should the
United States give up the last
vestige of our victory in World
War II by departing the con-
^RESURGENT Naziism *ould
then be free to point to ex-
pansionist Bolshevism in i
Greece. Spain and Portu*
move from the street tc t
government. The script is J
ready. Nothing .?* *
changed since the writing of**
Kampf. The parts have be
handed out and the ptovj
picked. It remains only f tne
curtain to rise.
Yet that is what the Cart*
administration proposes -
only in Europe but j B
Korea, as well ^J^rf
thought to the consequent -
releasing the nuUtansg n*
by to return to their ro
positions of power. Of allpJPJ
Pentagon, it would seem tfc*
President ought to know otw

fcy, June 17. 1977
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 5
From Jerusalem Press
After the Temple and
e City of Jerusalem had
en destroyed by Rome (in
he year 70 CE), the exile
| dispersion of the Jews
suited in a phenomenon
like that of the
Jiritualization* of Jeru-
dem, is not always ana-
Ugd in terms of the
ational alienation of the
.j people. On the other
[and, it is usual to contem-
only one of the
[spects of such a pheno-
menon: the link between
he Jewish people exiled
J dispersed and Jeru-
Jem a symbol of Zion.'*
I Jerusalem was transformed
Jitoa symbol by the idealization
If the city in which David settled
Is people and where they fought
[nth and nail to keep their
ihiical and spiritual sover-
Ijrnty Time after time, removed
prthBr and further from it, over
) generations were undermined,
leakened. sometimes decimated
those peoples and cultures
fhich they served the world over
^id. simultaneously, the symbol
Jerusalem acquired the
aracteristic of the nation's
pint its soul.
As a result of its trans-
prmation into something
attainable, it ceased to exist
Jithin the various frameworks of
wish thought as a concrete city
istoneand sky.
Beyond its intrinsic value and
Biritual and emotive dimension,
transformation of Jerusalem
Bto an ethereal symbol is one
anifestation among others
of the national alienation of
; Jewish people, forced to view
listory from afar, and survive,
wimming with the tide of other
TWENTY-NINE years after
le restoration of the Jewish
ate, with the City of Jerusalem
I its Capital, that same
Ihenomenon of "spirtualization"
Iveals its Achilles' heel. Only
ireeout of 15 million Jews live
nd exercise their national rights
k the City of Zion.
I Jerusalem, ringed by symbols
W myths, underwent multiple
perpretations (as per the
istorical situation and the
of oppression to which
minorities were sub-
The traditional ex-
sion Next Year in Jeru-
ton" became a near liturgical
nula, a fervently declared
1 phrase.
[The devotion which had been
Ihe body" of the symbolic Jeru-
fem' and has so existed in the
arts and minds of the op-
ssed, ended up by becoming a
mality, the phrase we hur-
% pronounce before rushing
f the cakes and liqueur to break
plast of Atonement.
[MEANWHILE, Jerusalem
1 wing broken up into pieces
its dispersed people; the
*r Mitzvah
(Matthew Scott, son of Mrs.
iSri Pwlman, will be called
tn.9, ,rah M Bar Mitevah on
ELT;'0,a-m-* Temple Beth
f^of Palm Beach Gardens.
rlje celebrant is a student in
J?mP'e Beth David religious
"w'iand is active in the Temple
hDav,d Children's Choir. He
STLuHoweU Catkins Junior
n scnoo, where be is in the
J*w grade.
Iddu\^bnan wiU host the
Brn?.u Uowinthe trvkea in
*w the occasion.
Bf P1*** wiU include Mr.
kit I" Arthur Hecht. unt >d
r'from New Jersey; and
^Parents. Mr. and Mrs.
1 Hecht of Lake Worth.
Occasion of the Tenth Aimi
off Reniiiilcation
Jerusalem and Zion are not
"everywhere" but in Jerusalem
and Zion. Neither Jerusalem nor
Zion exist everywhere, but the
ritual, the crisis of the Jewish
national identity, the old
ideology of survival, the anguish
of being a Jew by "reaction"
rather than by action.
We, the Jews who are living in
it and those who live far from it,
are witnessing the eve of reunifi-
cation of Jerusalem. The city was
divided (and annexed) by the
Kingdom of Jordan between 1949
and 1967.
One dares say that more
important than the political,
social and geographical reunifica-
tion of the city is its reunification
with the symbol of Jerusalem:
this rejoining of the city of stone
and sky with the idea of Jeru-
salem, a city existing ever open
and integral for the Jewish
Nation and for all mankind.
f The J^*m CONOmONBD
HOTEL 4lst Streets
Soldier at the wall in Jerusalem
atomized and thousand-times
reinterpreted city was being
gathered together within the
framework of the national idea
that strove to take it out of its
spiritual cage.
Today earthly and celestial
Jerusalem exist intertwined like
the grapevines on its hills. More-
over, the symbolism and the
mythology of the city are
meaningless nowadays if the
reembodied Jerusalem, the living
city, is not taken into account as
point of reference.
Jerusalem was placed at such a
high level that it became
alienated, practically cut off from
the daily life of the Diaspora
Jewry which then proclaimed and
still proclaims its oath of alle-
giance. Today, it is Jerusalem
that cries out for the Jews of the
world and invites them to free
their nation.
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Community Pre-School Notes
End of Year Party Held
It may have been warm, but the children did not seem to
mind. It was Friday morning, May 27, and the children at the
Community Preschool at Camp Shalom were determined to
enjoy their end-of-the-year picnic, swim party and miniature
"1 was worried it would rain again," commented serious
Glenn Gottfried.
"But it didn't. And we are happy. So let's begin our races,"
chorused a few of the children.
Students paired off for the individual events to be held on
the Camp's athletic field.
"Com on Liana; I'm watching," boosted mom, Linda Ditt-
mar, as her daughter ran a relay.
And teacher Herta Pedersen chuckled as her son Chris
stumbled coming 'round a bend.
"He won't give up," she said.
And sure enough he finished the race a few yards behind
Jay Scarola.
Lori Weinstein whizzed past her opponent to come in first
in her race.
Sylvia Kaufman made sure both her mother and her friend
Teri Martin were watching.
Michael Gordon and Sean Gerrard faces peeking above
sacks giggled at each other before starting their race.
And Laurel Mayer simply smiled in happiness at her mom
who was helping during a difficult relay.
Races and relays continued until little tired bodies and large
warm ones relaxed and refreshed themselves in one of the Camp
"Watch me swim, watch me swim," shouted the voices of
twins Joleene and Michelle Zorn.
"Oh. I can do that too." And two-year-old Joy Ravitz
jum|H>d in and swam to her older sister Nikki.
The children enjoyed splashing and playing in the mid-
morning sun, as volunteer parents prepared the punch and
arranged the outdoor tables for lunch and dessert.
Goodbyes were exchanged among students, parents and
teachers during and after an informal lunch.
"But you know it's not goodbye I'll see you next year."
"You'll be back to visit. ."
"How can I ever forget you especially when your little
sister will be here in your place."
Tiffany Kapner cools off
during the end of the year
party at the Jewish Feder-
ation's Community Pre-
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we can place their names on the Floridian mailing list.
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Federation's Past Year Accomplishments
Qted, Campaign Record Hailed
Continued from Page 1
great potential which we haven t
as yet been able to reach."
Shulman then presented
awards to members of the cam-
paign cabinet and volunteers
stating: "The success of the cam-
paign could not have been
achieved without their time and
Jeanne Levy, president of the
Women's Division announced
that the women's campaign
raised $450,000 an increase of
over 35 percent. She commented
that "these dollars will aid in the
provision of more social services
and the fulfillment of humani-,
tarian needs for our community
and for Israel." She also felt that i
the additional dollars raised will
be instrumental in helping the
new Social Planning Committee
attain the goals of a Home For
the Aged and a Comprehensive
full-time Health Care Center.
Mrs. Levy then recognized the
"committed women who gave of
their time and means to work for
the continuity of Jewish life here
and overseas
Sichel Discusses Federation Role
The guest speaker for the
evening was Fred Sichel, vice
president of the Council of Jewish
Federations and Welfare Funds.
Sichel installed the new officers
and board members stating "the
business of Federations is the
business of filling human needs"
and he charged the lx>ard to
"debate the issues, come to good
community decisions and join
with other people from other
communities so that we can all
learn from each other
Sichel discussed the role of
Federation as the "central in-
strument" of the Jewish Com-
munity. He emphasized the con-
cept of social justice and one Jew
caring for another as the real
concept of Federation. Pointing
out that the South Florida
Jewish communities are experi-
encing a tremendous population
growth, he added, "most
Florid ians do not feel a sense of
belonging to their southern
homes. It is important for them
to recognize that this is their
Michael Gordon and Sean
Gerrard prepare themselves
for a sack race during the end
of the year party at the Fed-
eration's Community Pre-
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leadership Development
"Mosaic" TV Program
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home so that they may begin to
build a strong communal life for
their children ." He concluded
by saying that the best way to
develop a strong Jewish Com-
munity is through the Federation
. "Federation is a collective
. the place where the com-
munity can sit together and plan
for its own needs."
The meeting ended with a
tribute to the Presidents of the
Jewish organizations in p,J
Beach County. Mrs n ?
stated that there JL **
organizations which dfcTJ
*.* the Federation %A
their representation ,, ,3
meeting and were tW^I
unable to be reco^H
were CongregatS^.Ja
Sholom. Labor Zionist ^S
several chapters of BnaiBnSI
Any other organizations SI
were not recognized sh<3|
contact the Federation office^
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June 17,1977
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 7
Jewish Community (cuter Presents
Summer Men.ber.hjp Drive
rtures Tennia for all Jewish
Lmunity Center members
t June1 to Sept. 30 at the
Cor Tennis Club of the Palm
Uhes. On presenting a JCC
nbership card, members
It* will be honored on the
>or courts and an outdoor
Ce of $4 per court hour (S2
Lh for singles or SI each for
Klesl. Call the JCC (689-7700)
I your membership application
U if you are not already a
ISummer Membership Drive
features a special bonus.
kin today and receive an ad-
jtional three months for the
Lelve months" fee.
I Special Announcement: The
Lush Community Center will be
[sting a Tennis Tournament at
L Indoor Tennis Club, Sunday,
Lne 26 at 4 p.m. This will be a
Und Robin Mixed Doubles
Urnament. Trophies will be
Larded to the winners. Select a
Inner and sign up at the JCC
Em. Entry fee is $10 per
tson. All proceeds will benefit
e JCC. Everyone is welcome for
j Buffet Supper to follow in the
tnge of the Indoor Tennis Club
H p.m. Tickets for this part of
l program will be available at
[C office in advance or at the
jor at $f each. Outdoor play is
Bsible with reservations while
etournament is in progress.
iThe JCC Creative & Per-
iling Arts Summer Progam is
full swing. Places are still
Liable for the remaining four,
ko-week sessions. The first two-
session began June 14 and
i second two-week session will
Jart June 21. Limited spaces are
111 available. Come in and meet
ith Sue Levi who will introduce
(newest staff members.
iTeens take note every
lednisduy night from 7 to 10
ft, the Lounge at the JCC will
[open to rap, play table games,
ce, paint.
iMichael and Diane Soil will be
pre to help you do your "own
|Teens and Adults now have the
jortunity to study Watercolor
phnique with James Diaz, an
fi-i associated with Continuum
lleries of South Florida, every
ursday evening from 7:30 to
1 p.m. This class started July
|There will be eight classes and
i fee for members will be SI6
non-members $32. Register
[advance at the JCC office.
|Danrercize classes for men and
nen will be available Monday
ihts from 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Lounge starting July 11.
thing this course will be Ron
niles, a professional dancer.
Eight classes will be offered.
1 for members is $24 and non-
nbers $48.
Rummer Hebrew Language
ram began July 5. The JCC
m Classes will be coming to
P- The Center will provide a
Ttified instructor in the official
m method of language in-
Mion to any area. Ten
Grants minimum per class
"ired. JCC members and /or
'gogue members fee is $40,
^members $60. Classes will
'or eight weeks, twice
ly. each session two hours in
Itn. Call Sue Levi at the JCC
"1689-7700) for registration.
to following locations and
* are presently available:
; Palm Beach, Temple Beth-
Beginners: Monday &
May 9-n a.m> inter.
*Mes: Monday & Thursday
P-m-. Advanced: Tuesday &
"^y 7-9 p.m. Boyntoa
1 Boynton Plaza (Con-
a"d 2nd Avenues), Be-
.* Wednesday & Sunday 9-
Llm-; Intermediates: Wed-
^y & Sunday 11-1 o.m.;
Wednesday 4-6 p.m. & Sunday 5-
7 p.m. Yosef Yatif, graduate of
Hebrew University is the cer-
tified Ulpan instructor.
The next Widowed to Widowed
Workshop will be held Sunday,
July 17 at 7 p.m. in the JCC
Lounge. A travel film on the Far
East will be shown. Robin Ader
of Robin Travel will be on hand to
answer questions. JCC members
are free, non-members $1 each.
Refreshments will be served.
The JCC Women's League has
become known for their original
programming. The upcoming
event is a Human Sexuality
Weekend (open to everyone in the
community) on July 23 and 24 at
the Sheraton Ocean Inn, Singer
Libby Tanner, assistant pro-
fessor in the Department of
Family Medicine at the Uni-
versity of Miami, School of
Medicine will conduct the
workshops. Ms. Tanner has
taught classes in such areas as
"Sexual Response in Pregnancy
and Post Partum," "Geriatric
and Adolescent Sexuality" as
well as "The Family Physician
Looks at Sex.'" She is a certified
sex educator and sex therapist by
American Association of Sex
Educators, Counselors and
Therapists (AASECT). Among
her other accomplishments are
the publication of numerous
articles in the field of sex
education as it pertains to
physicians and other health pro-
fessionals. There will be three
workshops available and par-
ticipants can spend the weekend
at the Sheraton Inn with meals,
register for all the workshops
plus meals or only registering for
the workshops. Send for the
brochure giving details or call the
JCC. The fees are for the com-
plete weekend at the Inn, $84 per
couple and $52 per single; for the
workshops plus meals $62 per
couple, $43 per single and for the
workshops only, $38 per couple
and $19 per single. Registrations
will be accepted at the Jewish
Community Center.
Citizens Information and
Referral Service is the answer to
problems of any nature. An
Information and Referral special-
ist in the CSSC office can help
five days a week. Call the JCC
and ask for I & R at 689-7700.
Transportation. .JCC-CSSC
bus has been seen all around
town. It takes transit-disad-
vantaged seniors to hospitals,
nursing homes, rehabilitation
centers, doctors offices (when
Escort Service cannot accom-
modate) and food shopping. If
you have no car and are unable to
reach your destination by bus call
the Center and ask for tran-
There's something new going
on at the JCC on Wednesday
afternoon at 1 o'clock. Ann
Kassendorf and Frances Knopf
are the chairpersons of the
weekly trip day Summer activity.
Small groups will be visiting
places of interest in the com-
munity. The group leaves the
CSSC at 1 and will travel in cars.
Call for reservations. Anyone
wishing to drive in his own car
may join the group. June 22,
Hickory Farm Cheese excursion
and June 29, film at Summit
A series called "Consult Your
Doctor" meets every Thursday at
1:30 p.m. Practicing doctors
speak to small groups at the
CSSC office. The month of June
will be the last month of the
series but it will be continued in
the Fall. On June 16, Dr. Lee
Fisher, general practice; June 23,
Dr. John P. Kinney, dermatol-
ogist; June 30, Dr. Bernard
Kimmel, family practice.
Be Wise!! Protect your eyes!!
Have a Glaucoma Teat. For
adults, immediate results, no fee.
Come to the Jewish Community
Center on Friday, June 24,9 a.m.
to 12 noon, and 1 p.m. to 3:30
Lip Reading classes will soon
be starting, June 24 from 1-3 p.m.
Call Gail Weinstein at the Center.
Do you like to write? Have you
hidden thoughts you want so
much to express, but never have?
The group has obtained Frank
Bostwick, Adult Education
instructor, who will help people in
all phases of writing. Call CSSC
for information.
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Jewish federation 1977 Annual
Stanley B. Brenner presents an award to Alan Shulman (right),
general campaign chairman for his leadership in the 1977 Com-
bined Jewish Appeal-Israel Emergency Fund campaign, which
brought in a record $1.6 million.
Jewish Federate
of Palm fkach Cou
Norman J. Schimelman,
executive director of the
Jewish Federation discussed
the need for "responsible
planning" in building a viable
Jewish Community.
Sam Perlman, president of the
American Jewish Committee
receives his "Presidents
badge" at the Jewish
Federation's annual meeting
held June 1 at the Breakers.
He was one of the many presi-
dents honored at the event
- %
The Jewish Federation's annual meeting was a "family!
Pictured above are Mr. and Mrs. Stanley B. Brenner.l
Brenner (left) served as chairperson for the evening.,
Brenner is president of the Federation beginning a se
l* v If* ^\ lm J
Jeanne Levy (top center) pays tribute to the Women's Division Campaign
cabinet. Pictured (left to right) are Sheila Englestein, Charlene Sholl, Esther
Barrish, Anne Faivus, Ruth Wilensky, Cynnie List, Beth Siskin and Barbara
Attending the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation were (left tonga
Buddie Brenner, Alan L. Shulman, Barbara Shulman, Fred SicheL Man}
Schimelman, H. Irwin Levy, Jeanne Levy, Dr. Richard Shugarman, Normt
Schimelman and Stanley B. Brenner.
The "Parade of Presidents" was thi
Presidents of the Jewish organizations w
the total Jewish community
1 xiv
Newly elected officers and board members are (left to right seated) Bruce Daniels, secretary;
Bob Gesoff, Dr. Richard Shugarman, vice president; H. Irwin Levy, Nathan Tanen (standing
left to right) Kenneth Scherer, vice president; Sheila Englestein; Emanuel Newmarh, Henry
Grossman, Max Tochner, Staci Lesser, treasurer; Rabbi Hyman Fishman, vice president; Dr.
Over 500 "people attended the Jo***

.June 17,1977
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Palm Beach
Isher Bar-Zev of
IrfA El. West Palm
\ve the D'var Torah
opening of the
i's annual meeting.
Charles Jacobson, chairman of
the Nominating Committee,
places into nomination the
names of the new officers and
members of the board for the
coming year. They were
unanimously elected.
Fred Sichel, vice president of
the Council of Jewish
Federations and Welfare
Funds, discusses the role of
the Federation in the com-
munity and in relation to the
State of Israel.
1 & 1 11 WW-j
Mending the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Palm kch County are Stephen Levitt (left), executive director of lJewish Family and Children's Service and Bobbe TaffeL tsident of .IF & CS.
^ ^ *fll // r ft
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U ** y
n 1 >k
Jeanne Levy, president of Women's Division, accepts an award
from Stanley Brenner for her leadership in the 1977 CJA-IEF
campaign. The Women's Division campaign totaled $450,000, a
86 percent increase over last year.

igh^^ed aharc arc (left to right) Marsha Kessler, Naomi Jacobson, Charles
son. Morton Gilbert, Sam SchuUer, Rabbi Asher Bar-Zev, Dr. Haviva
"auer, Dino Caras and Mark Bernstein of United Way, and Robert
' assis tant execu five director of the Jewish Federation.
Stanley B. Brenner, president of the Jewish Federation presents the Com-
munity Merit Award to H. Irwin Levy for his "leadership role in helping to
establish the Connie Gam Memorial Sports Complex at Camp Shalom which
hus provided additional sports facilities for the summer program."
Federation's annual meeting.
were honored for their service to
* *
Meeting held on June 1 at the
Members of the Men's Campaign Cabinet receive recognition. Standing front are: (left to
right) Steve Abramson. Stanley Lustig, Michael Puder-Harris, Arnold Lampert, Dr. Dennis
Tartakow, Jeanne Levy, Women's Division president; Abe Bisgaier, Bruce Daniels, H. Irwin
Levy, Kenneth Scherer and Dr. Howard Kay, associate chairman; Dr. Paul Klein, Don Vogel,
Mortimer Weiss, Dr. Jeffrey Faivus, Stanley Brenner. (Back) Dr. Emanuel Newmark, Alan L.
Shulman, general campaign chairman; Robert List, Dr. Richard Shugarman and Dr. Hyman

Page 10
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Jewish Alcoholism on Rise
Richard is a 25-year-old resi-
dent of Atlantic Beach, N.Y.
Four years ago he was a student
at Brooklyn College, engaged to a
woman he had known since child-
Today he works two days a
week in his father's paperhanging
business. The other days of the
week he stays home, gets high,
and drinks continuously. Every
night he goes to a bar in nearby
Long Beach and doesn't come
home until three in the morning.
He repeatedly vows to stop his
drinking, but has*never been
A TYPICAL alcoholic, you
might say. But one fact about
Richard sets him apart from the
munity are just beginning to
realize this. In New York City,
the Federation of Jewish Philan-
thropies' Commission on Syna-
gogue Relations has a special
Task Force on Alcoholism to deal
with the problem.
Alcoholism, according to the
Task Force, means a habitual
dependence on, and not neces-
sarily the use and enjoyment of,
alcohol. "Chassidim have always
used wine liberally at simchas
and festivals," says Rabbi Paul
Kishner, a member of the Task
Force from its inception in 1973
until five months ago.
"BUT drinking in the Chasidic
community is always under con-
trolled circumstances, is usually
in public, and is not allowed to
get out of hand."
stereotype of the alcoholic or
problem drinker. Richard is
Traditionally, Jews are not
supposed to drink heavily. Shik-
her iz a goy (the goy is a drun-
kard) ran the words of a dero-
gatory, and popular, Jewish folk-
song at the turn of the century.
And, by most accounts, Jews in
America indeed had a much lower
rate of alcoholism than the
general population until about
twenty years ago.
But today, Jewish alcoholism
is a serious problem, and many
members of the Jewish com-
Jewish Roots and Responsibility
Acting Director-General,
The Jewish Agency
What is your image of a Jew?
Inevitably, your image of a Jew is some-
one who lives in a suburban home, not
necessarily rich because you're thinking
basically of middle-class Jews. The kids
go to school and Papa works at a good
job and wears a necktie, or in the
summertime he doesn't wear a necktie.
This is the image you have. Education
is a taken-for-granted value. Some of you
may be shocked to hear that in Israel,
education is not free and compulsory
through high school. How is it con-
ceivable that the People of the Book,
established in their own homeland,
should not have the greatest educational
system in the world that this is not
the primary value of the country? Well it
isn't. And that's the reality.
FIFTY PERCENT of the population
of Israel comes from countries of North
Africa and Asia, the Moslem countries,
where for eight centuries not eight
years, not eighty years but for eight
centuries the issue was physical survial.
I'm talking about countries where
even today the Jewish populations are
one bullet away from potential anni-
hilation. Let there be an assassination in
Tunis or Morocco or Iran today, one
bullet, and what do you think will
happen to the Jewish populations of
those countries? You think that they live
there in peace and prosperity, because
they are accepted by the population?
They do not.
Imagine this situation existing for
eight centuries. We brought to Israel
people who were deprived of an
education and of the skills necessary to
live in a twentieth century industrial
technology. They not only lack that,
they lack something else. They lack the
values and the priorities that you take
for granted, and why shouldn't they?
When you're thinking in terms of sur-
vival, does your tradition tell you that
the most important thing is going to
school and studying? The important
thing is to go out and earn a living, how-
ever you can.
I WANT you to consider again that
our people have come from a hundred
different countries, speaking seventy
different languages. The United States is
a melting pot which celebrated its two
hundredth anniversary. We're just
celebrating our twenty-ninth birthday.
In 29 years you can't create a new set of
Our problem today is how to live with
the values of one generation while you
are inculcating new values in a younger
Let's talk about education. It's five
years since we've had on the books of
Israel the plan of extending free and
compulsory education to the tenth grade.
But we still pay for the tenth grade
because we haven't had the money to
implement it. There are forty kids in the
class. That's right, there weren't sup-
posed to be. There were supposed to be
fewer kids in a class this year. Two years
ago for the first time in the history of
Israel, they cut the education budget and
how do you cut budgets in education?
You cut classes. If you cut 250 classes,
which is, by the way, what they did. then
you can balance the budget. And how do
you cut 250 classes? What do you do
with the kids? You shove more kids into
the same class.
WHAT WE need in Israel is the most
expensive kind of education. If you want
to close the educational gap and I
think you understand how absolutely
indispensable education is to the eco-
nomic and physical survival of Israel
then you need more individualized at-
tention. You have to individualize,
identify the problems and tackle the
problems on an individual basis. So what
do we do? We cut the budget and we add
more kids to the classes, and we have
fewer people to take care of those classes
with more kids.
We don't want to do it, but we're
working with 65 percent of our resources
as you are in the United States. Sixty-
five percent of Israel's resources are
available for people. The other 35 percent
goes to defense.
High school tuition is IL4.300 a year.
To give you a basis for comparison, let
me tell you that the average urban
worker in Israel today earns around
IL3.000 a month. And he has to pay the
IL4.300 tuition because he's above the
ceiling. We only provide tuition money
for families below a certain limit, who
really can't afford it.
HOW CAN your cash help in all this?
It can help provide the social strength to
withstand a tough situation. It can give
us the manpower to go into families on a
more individual basis and stop problems
before they develop into something bad.
The Jewish Agency is now doing this
with immigrants so that we can try to
identify the problem as soon as a family
gets here and deal with it at that point.
Try not to measure what's happening
in Israel, the good or the bad, in terms of
Milwaukee, or Teaneck, New Jersey, or
Midtown Manhattan or Lakeshore Drive
in Chicago or whatever. Try to think of it
as people born in war who have
been fighting a war for 29 years ac-
tually more than 29 years, because it
started before Israel was founded. Try to
think of it in that perspective.
Israel started with desert and rock and
sand, with a population so diverse in
background and think of what we
built here. Think of the kind of agri-
culture we have and the kind of elec-
tronics we've developed, and think of
some of the young people of Israel, who
are out there on the social firing line, who
are out there on the social frontiers of
THIS IS magnificent human material
and it's here whether they came as
immigrants or were born here and
that's the product of Israel.
Because you have a piece of that
action, you can walk 12-feet tall, and be
proud that you're a part of the family of
Israel, that you're building Zion, and
that you've got a responsibility ... a
Jewish responsibility to fulfill.
But as the Jews have assi-
milated into American society,
many have adopted the values of
their neighbors, including those
pertaining to alcohol. "Twenty
years ago,'' says Rabbi Isaac
Trainin, director of the Com-
mission on Synagogue Relations,
"major hotels didn't want to
book affairs for Jewish groups
because Jews didn't drink. But
today they're more than happy to
cater to Jewish organizations."
Specific figures on Jewish alco-
holism don't exist yet, since
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA|, the
largest organization dealing with
alcoholics, does not permit
asking religious questions. But
the Task Force's founder, Rabbi
Sheldon Zimmerman of New
York's Central Synagogue,
estimates that Jews make up 40
percent of the AA groups in
RABBI Trainin further esti-
mates that 60 to 70 percent of all
Jewish alcoholics are under 35.
The Task Force believes that
young people begin experi-
menting with liquor at increas-
ingly earlier ages, that many
youths combine alcohol with
drug abuse, and that Jewish
youths are developing patterns of
alcohol abuse increasingly similar
to those among their non-Jewish
Jewish alcoholism also cuts
across socio-economic and
denominational lines, says Rabbi
"You are now beginning to see
this problem among the Ortho-
dox." he comments. "And many
people are still trying to pretend
it doesn't exist, out of a sense of
"When we sent out a question-
naire on alcoholism to rabbis
throughout the city two years
go, 90 percent of them threw it
in the garbage can."
RABBI Zimmerman, whose
congregation serves the high-rent
Upper East Side area, first
became concerned about the
problem when a woman in his
congregation came to him and
tearfully admitted that her
husband had a drinking problem.
Rabbi Zimmerman investigated
the problem further, and four
years ago he alerted the Com-
mission on Synagogue Relations,
in which he actively participates.
It was then that the Com-
mission founded its Task Force
on Alcoholism, one of the many
task forces it has organized on
social problems. The Task Force,
a New York-oriented organiza-
tion, has been the pioneer in
fighting Jewish almki-
also actively ^T SW*
Jewish alcoholism i theirST
Religious leaders have hsmaj
most act ve, Rabhi K,,.u nthe
hermia* -Tw nushnersavi
Decause the synagogue bfl
address of the localjXrf." *
jnung. even when m&
not belong to if Social J23
and laypeople. however^
participate in the Task Force
THE TASK Force's immedi^.
goal ,s getting more rabft
sponsor Alcoholics ArarZj
?TingLin their 55a
M"yAA meetings ukeoJS
gioua, overtones." Rabbi rIS
mamtains, "and when
meetings take place in churcS
many Jews are reluctant to ^
Six Alcoholics Anonymou
branches m the New York SB
pohtan area now meet in svi*
gogues. '
In a different setting, W
Goldstein Teen and TW,
vlm^ f 'he,Sam^ Fid*
YMHA in Litle Neck. NY
incorporates education arid com!
selmg on alcoholism into h
programs. He deals mainly with I
adolescent problem drinkers
with families of alcoholics, "t
my knowledge." he says, wearjl
the only Y which has instituted|
such a program."
A TASK Force member, Gold-1
stein places problem drinkers in
his polydrug program, as he feds
alcoholism and drug abuse are
related. "What we do depends on
the nature of the problem, he
says. "If the problem is not that
serious, we give them counseling.
At the most serious stage, we try I
to get them into a hospital |
detoxification ward.
It is fortunate if the alcoholic is I
treated when still young, saysj
Rabbi Trainin. "Youngalcoholics!
who are not married may worry I
their parents, but they are only [
responsible to themselves. Older L
alcoholics can ruin the lives of]
their entire families."
This spring, the Task Forte!
sponsored an all-day conference
on Alcoholism and the Jewish
Community, in which all thei
members previously mentioned,!
and many others, participated
"The conference didn't im-
mediately result in a rush by
rabbis to open A A branches in I
their synagogues." says Rabbi I
Trainin. "But we did receive hun-
dreds of calls, and hardly any of
them were negative. And that]
makes us optimistic."
Austria Minister Quits
Due to Illegal Arms Deal
VIENNA (JTA) Austrian Defense Minister
Karl Luetgendorf was forced to resign because of an illegal
arms deal with Syria. Luetgendorf. 62. announced his
resignation after more than five months of resistance
against mounting criticism.
Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, who included the non-
party member into his Socialist cabinet, said the resig-
nation was necessary because Luetgendorf was guilty of
misinforming Parliament.
THE AFFAIR started last December, when customs
officials at Vienna airport stopped a consignment of 600
Marksman rifles and half a million rounds of ammunition
destined for Syria. The consignment had been dispauhed
by an Austrian arms dealer, who later turned out to be a
close personal friend of the Minister.
When the arms dealer failed to get the consignment
out of the country because of Austria's neutral status, the
Ministry of Defense claimed ownership, but customs
officials remained adamant.
WHEN THE affair became public, Luetgendorf first
claimed the ammunition was destined for Tunisia and tn
he knew nothing of any shipment to Syria.
But a Parliamentary investigation disclosed M
Luetgendorf was informed about all the details of the aw
from the very beginning. He was found guilty of ma-
in forming Parliament.
LUETGENDORF said he did not feel guilty in J
points but admitted that he may have made so;
mistakes. Austria, because of its neutral status, T??r*
from exporting arms to any zones of conflict, especially
the Middle East.

,y, June 17,1977
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 11
Letters to thcdltor
A 'Thanks' to Federation
for Solidarity Day Support
IdITOR. The Jewish Floridian:
I wish to express my personal
ianks to the Jewish Federation
r its support of Solidarity Day.
ie plight of the Russian Jews
lust be kept in the forefront of
,r thoughts and actions.
..rough your continued en-
gagement, I am certain that
e will succeed in raising the
insciousness of the citizens of
dm Beach County to the
oblems of human rights in
ineral, and to those of Russian
iws in particular.
blTOR. The Jewish Floridian:
I In an April issue of The Jewish
pridian information reported
hder Senior News was presented
I The correct facts are as
lUows: the members of the
odern Topics* Class par-
:tpated in three field trips but
ey only used the Jewish Com-
lunity Center-Comprehensive
por Service Center bus to go
Del ray Beach. A complaint
was registered against the tenter
for misuse of the bus to Mr. John
Lyons of Gulfstream Area-wide
Council on Aging and a clipping
of this article was sent to him.
Unfortunately incidents such
as these result in the deprivation
of services to people whom we
humbly wish to serve. The JCC-
CSSC has made every effort to
constantly improve and expand
transportation services to meet
the continuous growing needs of
transit disadvantaged Senior
Adults, who are persons over 60
years, who do not own a car or
have an effective control over one
if he should have one (due to
physical or emotional reasons).
Our government grant under
Title III of the Older Americans
Act which is administered
through the Gulfstream Area-
wide Council on Aging and our
14-passenger bus, contributed by
the Jewish Federation, has been
in operation four months and
already we are an integral part of
so many people's lives.
"My husband is in a nursing
home and I have no way of going
to see him," "My wife was
released from intensive care two
days ago and I haven't seen her
since she went into the hospital a
week ago," "Do you take people
shopping? I can't walk well. My
good neighbor with a car has
gone up north and I have no way
to go shopping." These are but a
few of the requests we hear each
The bus is in service from 9
o'clock to 6 and many times a
little later, with an hour off for
lunch. We have operated on a
demand-response system, at-
tempting to fulfill the needs of
those in our designated area;
taking people to hospitals and
centers for treatments, check-ins
and check-outs, to visit spouses,
to doctors' offices when Escort
Service could not accommodate,
to nursing homes and food
shopping centers. We transport
people to a nutrition site for a
hot meal three times a week. We
have established regular
shopping routes in various areas,
serving at present Christian
Manor on Monday morning and
Century Village on Thursday
The JCC bus picks up referred
clients, transports them to a
shopping center, proceeds to
service with Seniors and returns
for the shoppers to take them
home. We make every attempt to
service whomever calls. If we
cannot be of help we always make
South af rica's View of Us
Continued from Page 1
siona involving South Africa
nix- World War II were
arked by a determined pursuit
[the positive, by mutual efforts
Jfind common ground, then the
pt and the only acceptable
Ition will be hard come by
Then South Africa will face a
(lure every bit as grim as that
huh Rhodesia has experienced
Jesepast 12 years.
lot has changed since
prater last negotiated face-to-
with an American admin
kretion. To begin, it is a new
ministration, not this time
ping on borrowed time but with
turity of tenure and time to
kplemenl programs to our good
tour ill.
I SECONDLY, there are greater
of progress now in two
tacial arenas, South West
irica Namibia and Rhodesia,
n during the Kissinger
piative. Also, the progress
Tiieved there, in part due to
brsters efforts, must by now
Ive proved to South Africa that
cannot cock a snook at the
But if all these changes created
ibetter climate for negotiation,
^n there are others that did the
*e. The Carter Admin-
wtion was fundamentally
ther removed in principle from
*tter than was the more prag-
Kic Dr. Kissinger. And this
*. while the search was for
-her progress in South West
Ka Namibia and Rhodesia,
'Political fulcrum is South
Wa itself; perhaps the most
'racuble racial puzzle of all.
^merica has dramatically up-
P*d. as a matter of inter-
uonal strategic importance,
"domestic policies. They are of
^national concern just as the
prole East situation is.
rJJpUCA. like us. wants to
p Marxism at bay in Southern
": it wants to win us for the
1 What is standing in the
y w a racial dispensation that
*nhema to the rest of the
pern world.
[",v'enna, Vorster and
e explored every option,
"w "P every hint of positive
^*i in nrrto* .1___!.-*
South Africans should least of
all view the Vienna meeting
l>etween Prime Minister and the
American Vice President in a
spirit of pessimism.
realization of increasing tension
between the Republic and the
Carter Administration are ac-
ceptable. But there are just as
many reasons to assume that the
Vienna meeting need not have
meant the end of the long road of
cooperation, which South Africa,
as well as America, would be hard
put to do without ,....., _,
' South Africa Digest


CAMP SHALOM (Pre Scr sol. Elementary,
Jewish Federation ol Palm Doach County
2415 Okeechobee Blvd.. West Palm Beach. Florida 33409
Please enroll my child 'childreni n ihc summer day camp
1 Child's Name.
Name ot School.
2 Child's Name.
Nameol School.
Female !
But" Date___
.Grade m Sepi I7_
r"jBirth Oaie_______
__Grade m Sept.'77.
Parent's Nam* .
Aridi ess.______
Phone No
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I to enroll my child (childreni tor 1st Period June
20 July 15
.,,*..., June 20 Aug .2 O 2nd Penod July .8 Aug .2 I '
Eight Weeks S225 + S40 Registration and Activity Fee
Four WeeksJ 125 + J20 Registration and Activity Fee ......
For eoch oddittonol child from the some family Eight Weeks J205 -+ 40
Four Weeks J US + 120
; hereby apply 'or adm.ssion ot my childtrenl to the day camp program ot thf
Jewish Federation o' Palm Beach County
. Date .
Parent Signature------------------------------------
Note Each o.ld > ^pl'tanon MUM be accompanied by fyrn-oi o' Registration
a referral to an agency who
possibly can.
It has been a privilege for
myself and the staff of the CSSC
to be able to be of aid in these
stressful situations and though
we must expand our services to
routing groups of people, we hope
that we may be able to be sup-
portive to needy individuals.
When our bus was not in use
we have made it available to
enrich the lives of transit dis-
advantaged seniors for the pur-
poses of promoting good mental
health and motivation.
One group, our outstanding
Modern Topics Class, consisted
of some people who drive only in
familiar areas, due to physical
limitations such as a slight
handicap or having a pacemaker,
etc., or emotional reasons, needed
transportation to expand their
field of study.
These seniors had been par-
ticipating in this class for several
months and it was most gratify-
ing to see the growth and
developments of new outlooks on
life among them. They used the
bus one hour in the morning and
one hour in the afternoon and
were so grateful for the service
they collectively contributed to
pay for the cost of the gas. These
are the people who were pointed
out as having misused the bus.
The bus was also made avail-
able for two hours bi-monthly for
seniors from a low economical
housing group for the purpose of
familiarizing them with the sur-
rounding area. Fourteen dis-
couraged men and women who
have disengaged from practically
all life-giving activities except
eating and sleeping returned to
their homes after these ex-
cursions better ready to cope
with their stressful situations.
Unfortunately the complaints
that have been made against the
JCC group regarding "rec-
reational" activity have also
affected the services to the above
low housing development group.
Programs such as these have
been regarded as "recreational"
which is not considered a priority
under Title III. I feel that this
shortsightedness in seeing these
activities as "recreational" leaves
an unfortunate void in our at-
tempts to serve the total person,
and that it is a loss in the still
potential growth on the lives of
many persons.
The JCC is dedicated to
provide a comprehensive
program for the elderly and
thanks to the Gulfstream Area-
wide Council on Aging and to the
Jewish Federation, we have been
able to develop a most active and
exciting program. Trans-
portation services of course are
our top priority, through the
Gulfstream Areawide Council on
Aging grant, but we seek
stimulating and worthwhile ways
to enrich the lives of older adults
by constantly accenting the
positive in order to attain af-
firmative results through the
auspices of the Jewish Com-
munity Center. We are a joint
service organization.
Project Co-ordinator
Jewish Community Center-
Comprehensive Senior
Service Center
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
I would like to tell the young
people that it was in bad taste to
picket the innocent conces-
sionaire at the West Palm Beach
Auditorium for not serving
Kosher hot dogs. After all he
does not serve Jewish people ex-
clusively and those that were so
inclined did not have to buy
them. So, you people from the
group that did the picketing
remember, we do not own the
Delray Beach
April 16 marked a "first" for Temple Beth Sholom, Lake
Worth. The occasion was the Bat Mitzvah of identical triplets,
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Herman. Pictured above are
(left to right) Rona, Gabrielle and Sheryl Herman who were
tutored by Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg of Temple Beth Sholom.
Irving Q. Pullet says
If you are
buying Kosher
poultry today,
be sure you get
real quality and the
genuine Empire
Kosher Poultry
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voted to discussion of themes and issuas relevant ta Jewish life put and present
co-ordinated by the j
Palm Beoch County Rabbinical Council
Editor I
Can We Believe the Bible?
Rabbi, Tempi* Beth El
Some time ago a teenager
asked me if I honestly believe
that the way in which life came
into being was as described
exactly in the Bible. In fact, he
was challenging me to say that I
accepted literally the biblical
account of the origin of life. I
think that I may have shocked
him and may shock some of you
reading this article by stating
that 1 do not accept the biblical
account of the origins of life as
stated literally in scripture.
Living as we do in a world
where chemistry and physics are
opening up for us the secrets of
the natural world, it is hard to
accept the description of Genesis
literally. In the late 1920s and
1930s, a biochemist by the name
of Oparin hypothesized that life
on earth came about by means of
the aggregation of larger and
larger molecules of proteins and
nucleic acids. These collections of
molecules split up and finally
achieved the ability to reproduce
themselves. Over millions of
years they evolved through
higher orders of complexity,
giving rise to living cells and
finally to multiple cellular
IT IS interesting that in the
viruses, modern biologists and
chemists have found just this
kind of intermediate creature
which could be defined on the one
hand as merely a molecule or a
chemical compound, or on the
other hand could be called the
smallest of all living creatures.
While scientists have just begun
creating life in the form of such
viruses in the test tube, there is
no doubt that in time they will
probably be able to create ever
more complex organisms in this
Does all this mean that the
Bible is a lot of balderdash? Does
this progress in the scientific
understanding of our world mean
that we might as well forego the
scriptures and all it has to say?
Obviously, my answer to these
questions is "No."
The point about scripture that
is thoroughly misunderstood by
so many people is that it never
set out to be a science textbook
and that its main purpose was
not to give a scientific explana-
tion of the universe. While the
authors of scripture used what-
ever meager explanations of
natural pheomena which existed
at the time when they wrote,
their main concern was always in
the realm of values and the rela-
tionship of man to God and man
to man.
FOR THOSE of us who believe
that we serve God best when we
serve our fellow man, the values
and ethical principles which are
to be found in scripture have
enduring meaning and validity.
The fact that science frequently
contradicts the primitive ex-
planations of natural phenomena
which we find in the Bible, in no
way invalidates the answers to
ultimate questions which scrip-
ture attempts to provide.
Such questions as "Why am I
here?"; "What can I do with my
life?"; "How shall I relate to my
fellow man?"; "How can I cope
with the evil which exists about
me?"; and "How can man stop
war?" are questions which are as
relevant today as when they were
posed in scripture some two and
one-half thousand years ago. The
answers which our prophets gave
to these and similar questions are
as valid in our time as they were
In this sense, we can certainly
"believe the Bible" as we search
its pages for guidance in how to
lead our lives and find meaning in
the things we do.
? ?Question Box? ?
By Rabbi Samuel J. Fox
Question: Why is it that
Judaism regards the laws of the
Bible as eternal and not subject
to change?
Answer: The Bible itself con-
tains this rule when it states
(Deuteronomy 13:1) "Everything
which I command you this day
that shall you observe; you shall
neither add nor subtract from it."
The prophet stated that "the
word of the Lord shall stand"
(Isaiah 40:8). The Psalms stated
"The truth of the Almighty is
forever" (Psalms 117:2). The
rabbis in the Talmud stated that
"whosoever adds anything to the
statement of the Almighty
(eventually) diminishes it"
One of the 13 principles of faith
promulgated by Maimonides
explicitly states: "This Torah
will never be changed nor will
there ever be any other law from
the Creator (to take its place)"
(Ninth principle).
Albo in his "Book of Principles"
(Sefer ha-Ikrim) gives three
reasons for this rigid principle.
The first one states that the law
of the Torah is unchangeable
because it was the Almighty who
Monument to 'Six Million'
Dedicated in Palm Beach
In memory of the six million Jews exterminated by the
Nazis, a monument was recently dedicated on the grounds of
the Beth Olam Jewish Garden of Palm Beach Memorial Park in
Lantana. The dedication ceremonies were conducted by the
Rabbinical Council of Palm Beach County under the auspices of
the cemetery president, Thomas E. Dyer.
The monument was designed in Italy by sculptor Giovanni
Raffo. Inscribed in Hebrew and English on the granite and
bronze memorial are the words, "In memory of the six million
Jews whose lives were extinguished in the Holocaust. May their
souls rest in peace."
The vice president of the Rabbinical council, Rabbi
Emanuel Eisenberg of Temple Beth Sholom in Lake Worth,
presided and introduced Rabbi William H. Shapiro, secretary of
the Council, who delivered the Invocation. The dedicatory
speaker was the president of the Rabbinical Council, Rabbi
Max L. Forman of Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach.
Rabbi Forman paid tribute to the tens of thousands of
Jews who fought against oppression. "These martyrs were put
to death only because they were Jews and believed they were
sons of a covenant with God. I hope this monument will always
speak loudly to our hearts and to our souls and that we will not
become Jews of silence."
Also participating in the ceremonies were Cantor Jacob
Eknan of Temple Beth Sholom and the Palm Beach Post 408 of
the Jewish War Veterans of the United States.
gave that law and the Almigl
being perfect never changes, h
draws this reference from the
prophetic statement. "I, the Lord
do not change" (Malachi3:6).
His second reason is that since
the law was given, not to an
individual, but to a people, it can
never be changed because the
people are eternal unlike in-
dividuals who change, and come
and go.
His third reason is purely
logical in its implication. It states
that the Torah is truth and truth,
evidently, can never change. It
must be eternal in order to be
absolute truth. Any change
would simply indicate that the
original Torah was untrue or
IT SHOULD be understood,
however, that within certain
limits, the law has a dimension of
elasticity. While laying down the
basic law, the Almighty is said to
have allowed room for inter-
pretation and application in
accordance with the origina
tradition. This made the law oi
the Torah "living legislation." As
He did in creating the world, the
Almighty left room for man to
develop the law, interpret and
apply it but always in ac-
cordance with the basic principle
which is in itself immutable The
history of Jewish rabbinic law is ,
full of such instances.
0 T.ME
T.V. Highlights
"MoMll.- a 98*80nal Public service proirram in ^ I
tion with WPTV-Ch. 5 and the Jewish FederatSp^l^T*
County. Shown Sundays at 10:30 a.m. aln
Hosts: Barbara Shulman and Steve Gordon.
Of Special Interest On Wednesday, June 22 in
on PBS station Channel 2. there will be a special showLll^
movie "TheSlst Blow." An Israeli team comLed oXlliS
film footage with Hebrew narration (and English subtitle i
produce this program about the oppression of Jews duri
Synagogues in
Palm Beach County
1901 North Flogler Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
833 8421
Robbi Irving B Cohen
Sabbath services. Friday at 8 15
p.m Saturday services 10 a.m.
333 SW Fourth Avenue
Boca Raton, Fl 33432
Rabbi Norman T Mendel
Cantor Martin Rosen
Sabbath services, Friday at
8:15 p.m. Saturday morning
services at 10:30a m
P.O. Box 3
Boca Raton Florida 33432
426 1600
Rabbi Benjamin Rosoyn
Sabbath services. Friday ot 8:isl
at Unitarian-Universolist
Fellowship Building
162 W Palmetto Part Rd
Boca Raton
5348 Grove Street
West Palm Beach Florida 33409
684 3212
Rabbi Harry Z Schectmon
Rnhhi FmAntus Henry Jprr>cii
Friday 8 30am 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 am ; 7:30p.m.
Daily 8:30a m.;7:30 p.m.
2815 North Flogler Drive
Wpsi Palm Beoch, Florida 33407
833 0339
Rabbi Asher Bar-Zev
Sabbath services Friday at 8 15
p m
Saturday at 9:30a m
Daily Mmyan at 8 15 am,
Sunday a' 9 a m
315 North "A" Street
lake Worth. Florida 33460
585 5020
Robbi Emanuel eisenberg
Services, Mondays and Thursdays
ot8 30o m
Friday at 8' 1 5p.m.
Saturdoy at 9 30a m
Sabbath services. Friday at 8 p m
At Westminister
Presbyterian Church
10410 N Military Trail, Palm
Beoch Gardens 321 Northloke
Blvd., North Polm Beach. Flo
33408 ,
Rabbi Hyman Fishmon
Cantor Nicholas Fenakel
N W Avenue "G"
Belle Glode. Florida 33430
Jock Statemon, lay Leader
Sobboth services, Friday at 830
p m
275 Alemeda Drue
Palm Springs. Florida 33460
Sabbath services Fndoy a' 81
p m
Saturday at 9 a m
Mondays and Thursdays at o fi
Services held at Faith United
Presbyterian Church, Pom
P O Bo 2306
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Rabbi Nathan Zeli/er
Sabbath services Friday at 8 U
p m
2nd and 4th Saturdays ot 9 30
a m
Meets at
Weight Watchers
1775 N.E. 5th Ave
Born Roton Flo .
P.O. Box 1214, Delray Beocn,
Florida 33444
Sabbath services Friday at w
p.m. Fellowship Hall. Coson
Methodist Church, 342 N. Swmton
Ave.. Delray Mr. Henry Bloom,
190 North County Road
Polm Beach. Florida 33480
Rabbi Max I Formon
Cantor David Dordashti
Sabbath services, Fndoy ot 8:
p m
Saturday ot 9 a m
2515 N.E. 2nd Court
Boynion Beoch, F'rKta *7*j |5
Sabbath ervices. Hiaoy
Soturdoy-9:30o.m ,i
Service, held ot S *
MelhodiJt Church Soctol Hot"
3215 N. Seocrest Blvd_
Boynton Beoch, Florida
For information call730|*

June 17.1977
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 13
e Won't Accept U.S. View-Peres
K,se Minister Shimon Peres
I that Israel will not accept
American interpretation of
rity Council resolutions
L |,0ids that Israel must
Cm to its 1967 borders with
minor changes.
|\V,. have a serious debate
, the U.S. and there is no
_on to cover it, above and
Lid partv differences," Peres
Bared at a meeting of the
or Party's Ben Gurion Circle
hi Aviv.
BUT THE Defense Chief, who
Us the Labor Party, was
Lrely critical of the political
Jthods of Likud which defeated
win the May 17 elections.
ksserting that he did not want
[be identified with personal
licism of Likud leader Mena-
n Begin that has appeared in
:vseas news media recently,
*s contrasted the diplomatic
thods of the Labor govern-
|ni with those espoused by
Jud. the party that is expected
head the next Israeli govern-
He said the "two conceptions"
ftp evident as early as 1947
in Begin opposed the United
lions (ieneral Assembly
Uulion to partition Palestine,
[resolution that gave inter-
lional sanction to Israel's
THE DKHATE between Labor
Likud, he said, is between
bn and realism. It was the
|ism ol the Labor Alignment
brought Israel some of her
Itest achievements, Peres
tared. And it is that road that
el should continue to follow
i matter how many mandates
Labor Party had," he said.
ra s|x>ke sardonically of
tin"-- post-election statements
[the West Hank and other
fan .i- examples of the gap
keen realist and visionary.
|0ne can change the Finance
] ;t hoc cannot change
[price oi oil in the world," he
said. "One can make heart-rend-
ing speeches in Kaddum (the
illegal Gush Emunim settlement
in Samaria where Begin spoke
after the elections promising
additional Jewish settlements in
the region! but there are still
American interests. And I am
sure they will not be looked after
according to the books of Jere-
miah and Isaiah."
THE LATTER was a reference
to Begins remark that he would
convince President Carter of
Israels right to the West Bank
by virtue of the Bible.
Referring to the election
results, Peres said, "The people
are sovereign to decide and it is
good that, for a change, they will
taste the alternative party. I am
not at all sure they will order
another similar meal. Let us see if
all the problems will be solved.
One can change a government
but one cannot change the world.
One can change the regime but
one cannot change the situation."
Peres did not refer directly to
former Defense Minister Moshe
Dayan's shift from the Labor
Party to Likud. He observed,
however, that "every person can
choose whatever party he wants
but he should not pretend to
carry with him the heritage of
Ben Gurion which does not
resemble that of Likud."
Begin Won't Unilaterally
Annex West Bank-Dayan
Dayan said here that he had
received a double assurance that
an Israeli government led by
Menachem Begin would not uni-
laterally annex the West Bank.
Interviewed on BBC television's
Panorama program, Dayan said
Begin had agreed that there
would be no annexation by Israel
as long as negotiations went on.
Nor would it happen auto-
matically if negotiations broke
down. If that happened, he said,
"then we shall sit together and
see where do we go from there."
DAYAN SAID Begin had also
agreed "completely" to his in-
sistence that the people of the
West Bank should retain the
right to send their rep-
resentatives to Amman as mem-
bers of Jordan's Parliament.
He defended his readiness to
serve as Begin's Foreign Minister
on grounds that he was closer to
the Likud leader than to the
Labor Party in believing that no
part of the West Bank should
ever be given up.
He said he and liegin agreed,
however, that Israel should set
no prior conditions to
suggestion that Israel should
withdraw approximately to the
1967 lines, Dayan said: "I just
don't believe that there is any
reasonable line of partition of the
West Bank and whoever talks
about it should just show me
what the line will look like."
DAYAN WAS optimistic that
the Geneva conference could take
place and about its outcome.
However, he put more emphasis
on the current diplomatic con-
tacts, adding that it would be
necessary to go to Geneva only
for the final signing of an
The parties should aim initially
at an all-out peace. But since that
appeared unattainable, they
should also work towards an
ending of the state of war, he
said. Although Israel must be
very careful not to fall into a trap,
he believed that President Sadat
did not want a war.
Dayan denied that he had
betrayed the Labor Party and
justified his agreement with
Likud claiming it was made
under "very special cir-
British Urged to Counter Arab Boycott
|ish government was urged to
effective action against the
boycott by leaders of three
Anglo-Jewish organiza-
In a memorandum to
! Minister James Callaghan,
r called for an immediate end
Foreign Office complicity in
Iboycott and for a change in
] advice the Department of
gives to businessmen
tened by the boycott.
three leaders were Lord
of Camden, president of
IBoard of Deputies of British
p. Eric Moonman MP, chair-
' of the British Zionist Fed-
eration and Fred Worms, presi-
dent of B'nai B'rith in the United
leased at a press conference at the
House of Commons Monday, also
asked for a ten-point legislative
program and cited anti-boycott
legislation in the U.S. and
Canada as examples of what
could be undertaken here.
The government was urged,
among other things, to prohibit
the furnishing of information of
business relationships with Israel
or with ncn-Israeli blacklisted
companies; and to forbid the
issuance ot negative certificates
of origin as at present practiced
by the Foreign Office in con-
nection with goods destined for
The memorandum bitterly
criticized the government for
failing to protect British com-
panies from the boycott. It was
also estimated that as a result of
the boycott, British companies
were losing up to 10 million
Pounds a year of exports to
Israel, one of this country's
leading trading partners.
Camp Shalom Staffers
Preschool Unit Head
Sandy Konigsburg is a
staff member of the Jewish
Federation's Community
Preschool. She taught the
middle grades for five years
in New Jersey and Ohio. This
past year she helped develop
Child Development Work-
shops for community groups
along with Phyllis Morgan,
Preschool director. Sandy is
Florida State certified in
Early Childhood and
Elementary Education and
holds a masters degree in
education. She is the wife of
Dale Konigsburg and has
two children, Shan. 6, and
Danny, 4.
Preschool Camp Director
Phyllis Morgan has been
associated with the Jewish
Federation Community
Preschool for the last ten
years and has been director
of the school for the past
five. She has served as the
preschool supervisor at
Camp Shalom for the past
five years. Phyllis is a
creative educational consul-
tant and is responsible for
developing workshops on
Child Development for com-
munity groups and for
teachers in need of recerti-
fication. She has two chil-
. dren, Paul, 13, and Scott, 15.
"And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up
. and all the men that appertained unto Korah" (Num.
KORAH Korah, son of Izhar, and Dathan and Abiram,
sons of Eliab, led a rebellion of 250 men who refused to
accept the leadership of Moses and Aaron. Moses tried in
vain to persuade them that all was being done according
to God's will. Finally, God Himself acted. "And it came to
pass that the ground did cleave asunder that was
under them. And the earth opened her mouth, and
swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men
that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. So they
. went down alive into the pit; and the earth closed
upon them, and they perished from among the assembly
. And fire came forth from the Lord, and devoured the
two hundred and fifty men" (Numbers 16.31-35). To prove
that Aaron had indeed been chosen by God for his priestly
function, Moses instructed every tribe to place its rod near
the Ark of the Covenant; miraculously, Aaron's rod
sprouted. Thus ended the controversy over the priesthood.
The portion proceeds to describe the various emoluments
that the priests and Levites received.
(The recounting ol the Weekly Portion ol the Law It extracted and bated
upon "The Graphic History ot the Jewish Heritage," edited by P. Wollman-
Tsamir, Sis, published by SltengoM. The volume it available at 75 Maiden
Lane, New York, N.Y. 1003S Joseph Schleng Is president of the society
distributing the volume.
Ilil If It 11
jr /
y^, jhL Dr Howard Kay (standing), vice president of the Jewish Federation of Palm
r s was the guest speaker.

the Jewish tloridian of Palm Beach County

howe andWiesell
SuRe Winneas
Por ReafceRs
World of Our Fathers by Irving Howe. N.Y.: Simon &
Schuster. 714pp., $6.95, paperback.
Messengers of God: Biblical Portraits and Legends by
Elie Wiesel. N.Y.: Pocket Books, 249pp., $1.95,
Two of the most popular and outstanding books
written over the past year have finally been released in
paperback. World of Our Fathers, winner of this year's
National Book Award for history, is available in a large
format paperbound edition with the same type size and
photographs, and at half the price of the hardbound
This paperback should stand up well, but Howe's
excellent portrayal of the life of Eastern European Jews in
America is one of the few hardbound books for which this
reviewer would happily pay $14.95.
LEGENDS AND stories of Biblical personalities are
explored and masterfully told by Wiesel in Messengers of
God. His psychological and often disturbing insights into
the lives of our forefathers make fascinating reading.
Both the Howe and Wiesel books have been success-
fully offered as courses through the Central Agency for
Jewish Education this season. Now that these fine works
are available in less expensive editions, more readers will
have the opportunity to read and study them .
Rifka Grows Up by Chaya Burstein. N.Y.: Hebrew Pub-
lishing Co. (Bonim Books), 184pp., $6.95.
Stories My Grandfather Should Have Told Me edited by
Deborah Brodie. Illustrated by Cannela Tal Baron.
N.Y.: Hebrew Publishing Co. (Bonim Books), 107pp.,
Twelve-year-old Rifka. the only girl in her little
Jewish town in Russia who had learned to read and write
both Hebrew and Russian, wants to further her education
and see the world. She earns money to buy her own books,
and for fun she ice-skates in the winter.
ALL OF Rifka's thoughts and dreams take place in
czarist Russia, so she must also worry about quotas for
Jewish students as well as her Jewish teacher's trouble-
some political activities. Rifka Grows Up is the sequel to
Rifka Bangs The Teakettle. In words and illustrations,
Chaya Burstein vividly recreates for young children life in
a Russian village in the early 1900s.
The real-life Rifka is Burstein's mother, who told the
young Chaya. growing up in Brooklyn, of her Russian
Deborah Brodie has put together episodes in juvenile
fiction which reflect the richness and variety of twentieth
century Jewish life.
THERE ARE selections which deal with the small
Jewish town in Europe; the early days of pioneering in the
land of Israel and in modern Israel as well; and the
America of a few generations ago and today.
The twelve Stories are excerpted from children's
books written by Jewish authors who appeal to young
readers such as Chaya Burstein, Marietta Moskin.
Marilyn, Hirsh, Molly Cone, Sydney Taylor and David
Reminiscences by Lillian C. Simonhoff. Miami Beach:
Circle Blue Printing Co.. 87pp.
Lillian Simonhoff, resident of Miami Beach since
1924, writes Reminiscences "to delve into the recesses of
my mind to recall the experiences that have had a real
meaning for me ... I give this book especially to (my
children) with the hope that they will not forget me.".
Her autobiography includes some interesting per-
spectives on Harry Simonhoff, her brother-in-law, the
American Jewish historian. In addition, the author writes
about some of the dignitaries in Miami, around the
country, and abroad whom she has met in her travels and
through her Jewish organizational activities.
The Arab sheikhs would have
for the North Sea oil.
for the North Sea oil.
how eneRqy has Changed
face of Wor16's economy
Peering into the future is a unlikely to make any more rash the EEC, the increase
7 still say thumbing lifts to Capitol Hill is taking our *- White House image too far'
_________________________________________Th Argus
Peering into the future is a
notoriously chancy business,
especially in the field of economic
affairs. This is why we pay our
stock and commodity brokers
such large commissions to get it
right, and roundly curse them
when they judge the market
wrong. But in more global terms,
someone has to be responsible for
planning state economies and
hence the world economy.
The luckless politicians who
put forward the projections of
how a given economy
will progress over, say a five-
year period, are nearly always
condemned with hindsight by
their opposition.
IN THE relatively stable
economic times of the late 1950s
and early 1960s, for example,
most Western countries
projected their populations would
continue to grow and accordingly
made massive investment in
overspill towns and new cities to
take the expected increase.
Who could have foreseen then
that many of the new towns and
cities would become concrete
ghost towns?
Or that where large population
outflows from city centers have
taken place, new economic
problems would arise. New York
is one such city where the general
scramble to get out by the high
wage earners has lowered the
city's tax base to such an extent
that it can no longer provide for
those who need the city's social
services most the poor, the
elderly and unemployed.
MORE THAN any other single
factor, predicting the cost of
energy as part of any manufac-
turing process takes up an awful
lot of executives' time these days.
Could anyone making a five-year
projection in 1972 have dreamed
that a single act by a small group
of predominantly Middle Eastern
countries would have thrown the
world economy into such turmoil
for so long?
However, economic surveys
and projections on their results
do have an important role as the
vast amounts spent on research
by governments, private enter-
prise, banks and brokerage firms
demonstrates To The Point
invited a group of prominent
economists in the OECD
countries to give their views on
low the world economy will alter,
and why. during the next five
Probably chastened by the
events leading up to 1977, most
took a very conservative line on
any major economic develop-
ments taking place in the next
five years.
THE GENERAL view was
that given energy as the single
most important factor, the
Middle Eastern states have over-
estimated Western dependence
on them and the massive invest-
ment plans they have embarked
upon based on projected incomes
over the next 10 years have put
them in a position where they are
unlikely to make any more rash
moves in the next five years.
Most participants agreed that
government intervention in
Western economies will increase,
mainly due to the nature of
democracies and the way that
political parties have to be seen
the EEC, the increased flow of
North Sea oil should improv,
Britain's situation although Iuli
will remain weak and France 3
slide down to meet them. Wat
Germany will still remain the
strongest of the Nine.
Of the non-EEC Europe*
Controlling" the power of the
private sector, especially multi-
national companies.
However, some of the experts
pointed to the growth of
separatist movements and
devolutionists and opined that
voices calling for less government
intervention in private and
business matters will become
increasingly important in the
next five years.
ASKED whether they thought
the international monetary
system has been managed ef-
ficiently or whether it could be
streamlined, the majority felt
that the changeover from the
Bretton Woods system to
floating parities had been
handled reasonably adequately,
but that currency blocs like the
European "snake" can only
survive if adjustments to the
rates are made to keep the rates
in touch with economic reality.
Everyone agreed that inflation
will still be a major threat in five
years, probably prompted by
increased economic activity in
the currently depressed levels.
Some countries, particularly
West Germany, Switzerland and
the U.S. will have contained it to
within 5 percent. But most
countries will have become used
to rates as high as 10 percent.
The most common forms of
controls will be tight monetary
policy in the more affluent
countries while the poorer
countries will still maintain wage
and price controls.
ON THE general economic
outlook for the world, pessimism
was the order of the day. Within
countries, Switzerland
naturally expected to remain
strong while Spain, Greece and
Turkey are expected to improve
their economic situation -
depending on Common Market:
acceptance, which seemi,
unlikely, in the next five years.
As for the energy problem I
around which most of the I
economic problems revolve, it
seems likely that the more
militant OPEC members will re-
align themselves with Saudi
Arabia on the price issue as oil
becomes a buyer's market. The
effect of the oil crises has thrown)
new impetus into research into
more efficient use of other energy
ALREADY the U.S., Soviet;
Union and Japan are conducting
major research into solar energy,
and coal has once again become I
competitive with oil, leading to 1
increased investment by govern-
ments, energy companies and oil
companies into developing new or |
previously uneconomic seams
Oil apart, raw materials will
play an increasingly important
role in the politics and economic
climate between the developed
and developing world. The
supply of commodities to the
Western industrial machine will,
become more uncertain while the |
politics of confrontation cod-l
tinue. This makes it highly
unlikely that a New Economic
Order will emerge within mt|
What of the Third World? M
general view is that the poorj
countries will get even poorer.
hope Voiceo f or StiU
Wateps with Bonn
In German Tribune
After his first talks recently
with the Carter Administration
the FDP's economic affairs
spokesman Graf Otto Lambs-
do rff said that he had gained the
impression that the economic
controversy between Washington
and Bonn would gradually be
settled and that future dis-
cussions would be marked by a
more conciliatory atmosphere.
Let us hope that he will be
proved right. In any event, the
impression he gained during his
brief visit to Washington cannot
truly reflect the new realities in
the relations between the t*
countries. .
his team never miss an <*
tunity to exert pressure on BJ
and the other few nations with'
trade surplus outside Urx^
The call for a coordut*H
growth polky is onlyja*
Washington's new campj
The fact that the U.S.Treasuo
constantly drawing at*nU^
West Germany s "y^ I
and pointing out that th "3
economic landscape andI u
prevents the return to an n-

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
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hnng VOICefr COR Still W&tgps With Ronn
Continued from Page 14
Ljonal economic equilibrium,
U be taken seriously.
JTis immaterial in this context
,t the Federal Republic's trade
,|US has been diminishing
tantly over the past two
j)NN IS under pressure to
jre use of its excellent inter-
Konal credit rating and to put
with deficits. Despite dis-
.pancies in the Carter Admin-
Eation's concept, the new U.S.
trernment nevertheless calls
la massive re-evaluation of the
litschmark and other strong
llTiere can be little doubt that
IS. pressure on Bonn to abolish
restrictive course will be
[raped up after the recent visit
[the White House of Britain's
tone Minister James Callaghan.
ICallaghan and Carter are
lidentlv in full accord in their
_essment of the present global
jinomic situation. It might not
|ve been a bad idea if Chancellor
hmidt had decided to pay an
L-|y visit to Washington.
ICALLAGHAN, who is at
ent engaged in a struggle for
survival of his government,
dieted a worsening of the in-
ational recession for 1978.
(According to him, unemploy-
ltm in most industrialized
ions excepting only the
kited States and Japan will
Moreover, he does not exclude
i possibility of politcal unrest
[the deeply indebted developing
Ttions. Similar views can also be
ard in the U.S. Treasury and in
e State Department.
pt is quite conceivable that
and Callaghan have
the course for a kind of
irshall Plan for the Third
Id, to be passed at the forth-
ling economic summit in
don in May.
IIS WOULD entail foreign
iiange credits rather than a
iratorium on debts to those
intries whose foreign exchange
flers are empty. Such credits
ild be granted either directly
they could be tied to the
Ipply of goods or given via the
iThi-- idea is gaining more and
So What's New?
more support because it would
create demand which the in-
dustrialized nations cannot
engender on their own.
In other words, Third World
imports would boost production
in the industrialized nations and
this, in turn, would bring new
investments, thus creating jobs.
EVEN IF the theory that such
stimuli have no effect on inflation
is not quite tenable, Bonn cannot
reject such a proposal. The Fed-
eral Republic has considerable
foreign exchange reserves which
could be used for a good purpose.
On the other hand, the Bonn
Government must remain stead-
fast where national economic
policy is concerned. Its recipe is
clearly the better one, and the
accusation that the Federal
Republic has done nothing to
Ixtost the economy on a world-
wide scab' goes against better
It must be pointed out that
West (Jerman imports rose by
22.1 percent from the second
quarter of 1975 to the last quarter
of 1976. This is the highest in-
crease in the industrialized world.
towards a common alliance vis-a-
vis Japan which is more and more
riding on the backs of the other
industrialized nations.
If studies which are making
the rounds in the United States
are anything to go by, Japan has
been deliberately blocking the
recovery efforts of its trading
partners. It is quite obvious that
Tokyo has for fifteen months
delayed stepping up imports.
Its government spending rose
by a mere 2.4 percent (in real
terms) in 1976, compared with 9.1
percent in 1975. For political
reasons, Washington is evidently
reluctant to show more muscle
towards Japan and Bonn
should not put up with this.
Beth El Schedules Film Festival
lemple Beth El West Palm
kh announces the completion
[plans for a Summer Film
ptival to be held in Senter Hall
V) Tuesday evening, begin-
fgJuly 12, at 8 p.m.
ieven full-length films of
Fish interest will be preceded
, ? K"est commentator,
king for a short time on the
Iject of the film, and followed
1 general discussion at the
fusion of the film.
[he films for the series are:
!2, "I Love You, Rosa";
19, "Impossible on
Rday"; July 26, "Yiddle
Fh His Fiddle" with Molly
p: Aug. 2, "The Cantor's
f with Moishe Oisher; Aug.
The Flying Matchmaker";
* 16, "Me and the Colonel"
1 u 23, "The Last Angry Man" with
Paul Muni.
Series tickets should be
purchased by July 1.
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UJSL Envoy Told Israel Is
Displeased With Carter
JERUSALEM (JTA) Foreign Minister Yigal
Allon summoned U.S. Ambassador Samuel Lewis to the
Foreign Ministry to express Israel's concern over recent
statements by President Carter on the elements of a
Middle East peace settlement.
Allon reportedly told the envoy that Israel was
disturbed by the injection of new factors into a possible
peace formula that went beyond Security Council Reso-
lutions 242 and 338.
HE WAS apparently alluding to White House state-
ments last week that referred to the General Assembly's
Palestine resolutions of 1947 and 1948 which were not and
cannot now be a basis for negotiations, according to
Israeli sources.
Allon reportedly stressed to Lewis that only 242 and
338 can constitute the basis for a settlement, a position
reaffirmed by Allon and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at
Sunday's Cabinet meeting.
On the surface at least there appeared to be no dis-
agreement between Allon and Lewis. The Ambassador
gave assurances that the U.S. adheres to its traditional
position that the two Security Council resolutions are the
only appropriate framework for peace negotiations ac-
ceptable to Israel and the U.S.
ISRAEL'S RELATIONS with Washington were
discussed by Likud's number two man, Simha Ehrlich, at
a press conference in Tel Aviv today. He said he was con-
cerned by Carter's recent statements but hoped that once
Carter meets Likud leader Menachem Begin Carter would
"change his mind."
Applications are now being accepted for the Federation
sponsored Study Mission to Israel, which will depart in the Fall
for two weeks. The Mission is open to all men and women of
Palm Beach County. All participants will be requested to attend
three seminars that will be scheduled in September, prior to
leaving on the Mission.
For information and applications contact:
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
2415 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Telephone (305) 689-5900
Jewish Community Day School
Of Palm Beach County, Inc.
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As we celebrate, let us pause
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convert our personal and com-
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Jews in need around the corner,
around the world, and especially
in Israel where expectations
await fulfillment into cash.
We have much more to do. We
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