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:
August 26, 1977
Physical Description:
8 v. : ill. ;


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


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

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University of Florida
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in conjunction with The Jewish Federation of Polm Beach County
Volume 3-Number 17
Friday, August 26.1977
Price 36 Cents
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In Israel?
tnnsformation of an individual's
kj through surgery is forbidden
by Jewish Religious Law, ac-
cording to a Yeshiva University
authority on the Talmud.
Rubbi J. David Bleich.
professor of Talmud at the
university's Rabbi Isaac
Elchanan Theological Seminary
md at Stern College for Women,
mlde that assertion in a new
book, Contemporary Halakhic
Problems. The book is described
ii analyzing modern social.
political, technological and moral
problems from the perspective of
Jewish law.
HE DECLARED that there
are about 10,000 trans-sexuala in
the United States, persons born
with the anatomy of one sex but
who have an identification with
the other sex. He said it was
estimated that some 1,500 trans-
sexuals have changed their sex
by surgical means.
Dr. Bleich cited Leviticus
22:24 in support of his con-
tention: "And that which is
mauled or crushed or torn or cut
you shall not offer to the Lord,
nor should you do this in your
land." He declared this was an
explicit biblical prohibition of
sex-change operations.
He also noted arguments by
rabbinic scholars who interpret
as referring to any action
uniquely identified with the
Continued on Page 3
Whether organized
crime exists in Israel and
what to do about it if it
does has emerged as a
major public controversy
to call it organized crime, but
said the police did have a file of a
number of suspects whose guilt
they were systematically trying
to prove.
Tavori said one of the main
problems was presenting the
courts with sufficient evidence to
prove those suspects' guilt.
Plenty of Credit Cards Around
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
Four months ago, Herman Herat Jr. of Boca
Raton, cancelled his and his wiis's credit card
accounts with Mobil Oil Corporation because he
objected to Mobil's advertising against anti-boy-
cott legislation.
Recently, Herat received a letter from the vice
president of Mobil Oil Corporation, Herbert Sch-
meru. In the letter, Schmertz said that Mobil had
never been asked to encage in racial or religious
discrimination and called such discrimination
"abhorrent and intolerable."
NOW HERST is recanting on his earlier belief
that Mobil's ads had a "pro-Arab bias," though
he has no plans to reapply for their credit carda.
"If their letter waa factual, then I waa without
all the facts." Herat said "Their letter seemed to
have made i
Mobil took the position that an American com
pany should not be considered criminal if it
refuses to buy goods from a company whose
goods Mobil cannot import to Arab countries.
IN APRIL, The New York Timei published a
letter by Mobil President William P. Tavoulareaa,
in which Tavoulareaa explained that his company
had several business relationships with Jewish,
Israeli and boycotted firms. He also stated that
Mobil employs Jewish executives as high aa the
board level.
Tavoulareaa said that the bill in its earlier
form could have damaged trade relations
between the United States and the Arabs, leaving
the United States vulnerable to Arab discration
concerning oil supplies and prices. Thus, they
were opposed to any anti-boycott legislation.
Herat, like many Jews "smeJled smoke.
With us Jews, it becomes a little emotional," he
said of Mobil's advertising campaign. "Where
there's smoke, there's fire, and I wasn't going to
sit back and do nothing. I wanted further facia,"
Herat said.
WHEN PRESIDENT Carter signed the anti-
boycott bill in June, he made specific mention of
the Jews.
"The bill seeks to end the divisive efforts on
American life of foreign boycott aimed at Jewish
members of our society. If we allow such a prece-
dent to become established, we open the door to
similar action against any ethnic, religious or
racial group in America," Carter said.
Herat says he does not have any plans at this
time to follow up on his case with Mobil. As far as
paying for gasoline for his car, Herat says, "Hell,
there are plenty of other credit cards I can get."
The issue, which has
been raised publicly before,
emerged again last week
when Likud MK Ehud
Olmert said he has
documents to substantiate
his charge that organized
crime exists in Israel and
called for a parliamentary
General Haim Tavori met Friday
with Interior Minister Yoeef
Burg to discuss plane for
reorganizing the work of the
police against crime. In a radio
interview today, Tavori declined
However, be said, to speak about
organized crime is an
Tavori's denial of organized
crime in Israel is not the first.
Ever since there was talk of an
emergence of an Israeli "Mafia,"
the authorities refrained from
admitting its existence, most
likely in order to avoid public
hysteria and perhaps spare police
from criticism for having allowed
organized crime to develop.
HOWEVER, recently there
have been several developments
that forced the police into action.
One such development was a
The Jewish Federation offices will be closed for
Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 13 and 14. Therefore, the
deadline for The Jewish Floridian's Sept. 23 issue
will be Wednesday, Sept. 7. All articles received after
that date will not appear in the Sept. 23 issue.
Operation Alef Bet to Begin at Temple Beth El, WPB
a______ ,_. r, i Maun, achieve the goals of "Ope
Jewish FloridUn
Staff Reporter
A 2,000 year-old language is
coming alive today in Palm
Beach County due to the efforts
Dr. Ha viva Langenauer,
botanist and wife of Rabbi Aaher
Bar-Zev of Temple Beth El, West
Wm Beach.
Feeling a "resergence among
*J to want to learn about their
"nttge," Dr. Langenauer has
"pnized a program titled
Operation Alef Bet." which is
mammoth campaign for
Hebrew literace," open to the
gjH Jewish community of Palm
Beach county, and sponsored by
>nple Beth El of West Palm
IT IS a program for busy
{""Pie, stated Dr. Langenauer,
Jacauae they can learn to read
Hebrew in nine weeks with s one
day a week, two-hour session.
Palm Beach County is ex-
periencing an explosive interest
in Jewish education. Young
Jewish parents, who never had
intensive schooling in their
religion sre now providing their
children with opportunities to
learn about Jewish tradition
which they never had. Some of
these parents have enrolled in
Operation Alef Bet' to keep up
with their children. Others have
adopted the motto. It's never too
kte U> learn." and even peop in
their seventies and eighties have
expressed the desire to par
tidpate. Classes are open,to
anyone. Jew and non Jew alike,
who wante to learn to read|
Hebrew," she said.
Dr. Langenauer first
interest in the program
meeting with
R.bbi Noah
Golinkin, at a recent Rabbinical
Convention she attended with her
husband. Rabbi Golinkin was the
originator of a similar program in
"This is the year that the
Rabbinical Assembly is making
an all out effort, throughout the
United States for Hebrew literacy
among Jews," Dr. Langenauer
stated, "...and we at Temple
Beth El think our community is
ideally suited to be at the
forefront of this movement.and
be pace-setters for the nation."
The program will be based on a
simple book that will be taught
over a period of nine weeks.
During each of the weeks, the
same lesson will be repeated six-
days a weak, morning, noon and
evening, "so the person who
signs up for a particular time
slot, and misses that session in
any one week, may attend
another class without any
tion Alef Bet are volunteers
drawn from the membership of
Temple Beth El. While most of
them have not taught Hebrew
previously, they have attended
seminars and received
professional training in how to
achieve the goals of "Operation
Alef Bet." The teachers rank
from college professors to retired
persons who learned Hebrew in
the "Hedere," the one-room
schools of Eastern Europe.
The program will open with a
keynote address, Friday evening,
Sept. 30, at Temple Beth El.
West Palm Beach, by lecturer
Robert St. John.
St. John is the author of
Tongue of the Prophets, a
biography of Ebexer Ben Yehuda,
the man who revitalized Hebrew
and made it a "living viable
THE ACTUAL classes will
begin Oct. 9 and will culminate
with a "graduation ceremony" on
Dec. 9, with some participants of
the program leading the Friday
evening services.
For further information on
Operation Alef Bet contact the
Temple office.

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ThtJtwish Floridian of Palm Btach County
Friday, Augmt 26,1977
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The next regular meeting of
the Temple Beth Sholom Sister-
hood will be held on Wednesday,
Sept. 7 at 12:30 p.m. A Holiday
skit will be performed and
refreshments will be served.
Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg of
Temple Beth Sholom recently
attended the 48th annual con-
vention of the National Feder-
ation of Jewish Men's Clubs
(Conservative) in Montreal,
Canada, at the Queen Elizabeth
The Delray Chapter of
Women's American ORT
(Organization for Rehabilitation
through Training) will meet at
the Delray Community Center on
Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 12:30
Guest speaker will be Louise
Lawhon, executive director of
Diet Masters, who will speak on
"Weight Loss and Main-
tenance." A question and answer
period will follow. All are invited
to attend.
The Palm Beach Evening
Chapter of ORT has announced
the installation of the following
officers for the 1977-1978 year.
New officers are Judy Axel,
president: Ellen Ram pell. Ruby
Herman, Didi Nelson and Carol
Mayer, vice presidents; Marilyn
Chertoff, treasurer; Judy Ader,
financial secretary; Jeannette
Scharf, corresponding secretary
and Haline Lowenberg,
. parliamentarian.
The chapter holds its meetings
the first Thursday of every
month. Its next regular meeting
will be a re-enrollment covered-
dish dinner at Sandpiper Village
Clubhouse on Sept. 1 at 8 p.m.
Membership information may be
obtained by contacting Ruby
The American Jewish Con-
gress will welcome members and
friends to its first regular
meeting of the season on
Thursday, Sept. 8 at 12:30 p.m.
at the Jewish Community Center
(Westward Shopping Center).
Sam Geller, chairman of Inter-
national Affairs, will lead off with
a reexamination and discussion
of current issues, and a look into
the future.
The Yovel Group of the Palm
Beach Chapter of Hadassah will
hold its opening meeting on Sept.
15 at 1 p.m. at the Congregation
Anshei Sholom.
The program will consist of a
Convention report by the
president, Sibyl Senecoff,
followed by a short musical
In addition to the president,
attending the 63rd National Con-
vention of Hadassah at the
Hilton Hotel in New York City on
Aug. 21-24 were Anne Hopfan,
Mary Rodd, Claire Braun and
Fanny Ushkow.
Business to be transacted at
the meeting will include a dis-
cussion of Thanksgiving
Weekend at the Saxony Hotel
Miami Beach. Those interested?
may contact Martha Ketzis,-
Sylvia Ram, Marth Kestenbaum,
Claire Braun or Sadie K neiberg.
Shalom Hadaoaah Membership
Chairman Bertha Rubin and Co-
chairman Mimi Nagelberg have
made plans for a paid-up lun-
cheon to be held at the Oct. 17
meeting. /,
Bea Breslow can provide in-
formation on Thanksgiving
I at the Saxony Hotel.
Selihot, a service that "sets the
mood" for the High Holidays,
will be observed this year on
Saturday evening, Sept. 3 at
Temple Beth David in North
Palm Beach.
These services will be preceded
by a social hour at 9 p.m. to be
followed by the actual service at
10. The children of the Religious
School will open the service with
a special Havdallah prayer.
Rabbi Hyman Fishman,
spiritual leader of the congre-
gation, will deliver a message on
the importance of Selihot to the
High Holiday season.
Cantor Nicholas Fenakel will
chant the Selihot service and
conduct the Temple choir. He will
be assisted by Barbara Tucker,
organist and Harry Elman,
cellist. The public is invited to
Services held at Westminster
Presbyterian Church, Palm
Beach Gardens.
On Sunday, Sept. 4 at 9 a.m.
on WPTV-Channel 5 Temple
Beth David will present a special
High Holiday Program. Parti-
cipating in the program will be
Rabbi Hyman Fishman, Cantor
Nicholas Fenakel and the Temple
choir, and Barbara Tucker,
organist. The program is pro-
duced and directed by Barbara
Zimpfner of Channel 5 and
Cantor Nicholas Fenakel.
On Saturday, Sept. 3 at 10
p.m., the Jewish community of
Delray Beach, under the leader-
ship of Rabbi Morris Silberman
and Cantor Leonard Price, will
?ther in the sanctuary of
emple Emeth for Selichot
This worship service ushers in
the spirit of the New Year.
Penitence, prayer, repentance
and repose are the dominant
themes. All are welcome.
The sisterhood of Temple
Emanuel announces the following
programs as part of their
"Festival of Arts Series for 1977-
The programs will take place
on Mondays at 12:30 with a
"petite buffet."
Nov. 21: Music program,
Cantor David Dardashti; Dec.
19: Judaica Program, Ira Nagler,
book review on The World of Our
Fathers by Irving Howe; Jan.
16: Art Program, illustrated
lecture on Russia by Nat Levi;
Feb. 6, annual donor luncheon,
Breakers Hotel; March 20,
travelogue courtesy of Embassy
Travel of Palm Beach and April
17, annual review, cards and
Cantor Avraham Carmel,
recent Chief Cantor of the Israeli
Army, will join Rabbi Asher Bar-
Zev of Temple Beth El in con-
ducting High Holy Day services
on Sept. 12, 13, 14, 21, and 22 in
the temple's new Fread Sanc-
Cantor Carmel, who has been
conducting High Holy Day
services in the leading synagogue
in Paris for a number of years,
was born in Hungary where, at
the age of 18, he served as chief
cantor of the Budapest
President Barbara Weinstein
said: "The quality and beauty of
our services will be greatly
furthered by and we eagerly
await Cantor Carmel's cantonal
renditions for Rosh Hashanah
and Yom Kippur."
Information about mem-
bership or tickets for the Holy
Day services may be obtained at
the temple office.
The recently completed Fread
Sanctuary was designed by
architect Alfred Browning
Twenty teenagers, perhaps the
largest contingent from any
synagogue in South Florida, have
been selected to represent Temple
Beth El at the Leader's Training
Institute, conducted for nine
days at Camp Blue Star in
Hendersonville, N.C.
United Synagogue Youth, the
Conservative movement's inter-
national organization for
teenagers, is sponsoring the
program for members of the
Southeast Region who will
assemble for an experience of
intensive Jewish living and
Sheila Holmstock, the group's
advisor, will serve on the faculty.
The youngsters have been
awarded partial scholarships
from the Beth El Men's Club.
Karen Newmark and Mike
Lang are two members of Beth
El's USY group, who have just
returned from a pilgrimage to
Israel, also under the auspices of
United Synagogue Youth.
The Sisterhood of Congrega-
tion Anshei Sholom will hold its
regular opening fall meeting on
Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m.
The Sisterhood is planning a
major production for the latter
part of November. Tickets will be
available soon and will be in
limited supply.
The Leon Atlas Cancer chapter
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582 5641
114 NO. "J" STREET
Member F.D.I.C.
Office: 848-9753
Home: 622-4000
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of the American Cancer Research
Center will sponsor its third
annual Thanksgiving Weekpnrf
at the Deauville Hotel in m2
Beach (Nov. 24-27,. Cal!
Anne Antehs for details.
Helen Stone, a resident of
West Palm Beach
the first Florid-
ian to be ap-l
pointed Regional 1
chairman for the]
states, from
through Florida
by the United
Order True Sis-
ten. Inc., estab-
lished 131 years
ago by a dozen
Jewish women. STONE
The group's national project is
Cancer service helping in-
dividuals afflicted with this
illness as well as securing
grants for Cancer research and
medical equipment, donated to
hospitals throughout the country
and the State of Israel.
Mrs. Stone is a charter member
of local Lodge, Palm Beach
County 61.
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
When we put our name
a Riverside chapel.
Announcing a new Riverside chapel
inVfest 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 required
facilities for the observance of the Jewish Ritual
of Washing (Tahara).
And, reflecting another Riverside policy, it is
manned by one of the 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, regardless of
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.
Memorial Chaotf. Inc. / Funaral Dtr ctor
For generations a symbol of Jewish tradition.

Friday. August 26,1977
The Jewish Fbridian of Palm Beach County
Page 3
The Jewish Federation's Community PreSchool will begin its
fifteenth season on Monday, Sept. 12. "We care very much
about each individual child,'' stated Phyllis Morgan, (right)
Pre-School director, who along with Herta Pedersen (left) will
teach the optional afternoon program held from 123 p. m.
Community Pre-School To.
Begin Fifteenth Season
includes art, music and move-
ment, listening and moving,
tumbling and experimentation
with tools and wood. The after-
noon program will be taught by
Pre-School Director Phyllis
Morgan, and teacher Herta
The Federation employs six
staff members, all experienced in
the PreSchool area.
ACCORDING to Director
Phyllis Morgan. "Strong parent-
teacher involvement and interest
have been our schools secret.
The parents care, the teachers
care, we care very much about
each individual child. We feel like
a family at the school."
For further information on the
Federation's Community Pre-
School contact the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
The Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County's Community Pre-
School is scheduled to re-open on
Monday, Sept. 12. The school,
located at Camp Shalom, is
entering its fifteenth year with
both a morning program and an
optional afternoon program.
The school offers three
separate morning programs
planned to meet the creative,
intellectual and social needs of
the developing 2-, 3- and 4-year-
old child. The Playgroup, avail-
able for 2-year-old children, was
successfully integrated into the
school's program in the winter
and spring of 1977.
music, art and readiness ac-
tivities for each individual child.
The optional afternoon pro-
gram is offered between the hours
of 12 and 3 p.m. This program
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l2 7875 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach, Fla. 33411
Located at Camp Shalom
5 Day Program (Monday-Friday)
Playgroup2-3 year olds
Pre-School4-6 year olds
Morning Program 9 a.m.12 noon
Tuition: $52 per month
a non-refundable $40 deposit Is payable with ap-
Afternoon Program: 12 noon3 p.m.
$175 per semester
**FULL-DAY PROGRAM: $400 per semester (a
savings of $25 per semester)
Phyllis Morgan: Pre-School Supervisor
Staci Lesser: Pro-School Committee Chairman

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Morning program only.
Aflarnoon program only.
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Halacha Rejects Sex Changes
Continued from Page 1
opposite sex, the commandment:
"A woman shall not wear that
which pertains to a man, nor shall
a man put on a woman's gar-
ment." I Deuteronomy 22:3).
DR. BLEICH added that once
such a sexual transformation has
taken place, a host of practical
halachic questions arise, hinging
on "the crucial conceptual
problem of whether or not a
change of sex has indeed occurred
from the point of view" of Jewish
Law. He cited as the most ob-
vious questions those involving
marriage, divorce and the per-
formance of religious obligations.
He also declared that while
Judaism does not sanction
surgical reversion of sex, trans-
sexualism is considered a
disorder "which should receive
the fullest measure of medical
and psychiatric treatment
consistent with Halacha."
HE ASSERTED that trans-
sexuals should be encouraged "to
undergo treatment to correct
endocrine imbalance, where
medically indicated, and to seek
No Change
mer Israeli Foreign Minister
Abba Eban believes that "there
has been no change in the PLO's
policy towards Israel." He
further told an Israel Bonds show
industry reception at the Essex
House that "I have nothing to
indicate that they (the PLO) will
accept UN Resolution 242."
He termed this year "crucial
for peace negotiations" and ex-
pressed "cautious optimism"
regarding the present mission by
Secretary of State Cyrus Vance.
ADDRESSING himself to
possible future American pres-
sure on Israel, Eban said, "We all
understand that negotiations
mean compromise. We want to
get the best deal that we can and
not to have this bargained in
Carter Arms
Sale Rapped
The Carter Administration's pro-
jected billion dollar sale of 60 F-
15 warplanes and related equip-
ment to Saudi Arabia drew a
strong protest to the President
from two Congressmen who said
the transfer of this "most ad-
vanced jet fighter" would
threaten the 'fragile balance of
power" in the Middle East.
The planes, manufactured by
McDonnell-Douglas, cost $14.6
million each. They are twin-en-
gined planes that carry four
missiles. Israel is to get 26 of the
aircraft, (^ngressional sources
said, and Canada, Australia.
Japan and West Germany are
also seising to buy them.
(D., Mass.) and Benjamin 8.
Roeenthal (D.. N.Y.) said in their
tetter to President Carter that the
"Eagles," as the aircraft are
called, "can only serve to de-
stabilize the military balance."
Paul E. Klein, D.D.S.
i pleased to announce
the opening of his office
for the practice of
General Dentistry
Boynton ****
155% North Congress Avenue
Boynton Beech, Florida 33436
Telephone 737-1600
Office Honrt by Appoint 'tnl
psychiatric guidance to alleviate
the grave emotional problems
which are frequently associated
with this tragic condition."
Dr. Bleich also commented on
"the uniquely American
phenomenon of changing neigh-
borhoods" which he called "of
utmost significance" to Jewish
communal life. He asserted that
"at least a portion of the
responsibility for the malaise of
American Jewish life" is due to
this mobility.
He reported that for decades,
rabbinic authorities, in company
with lay leaders of the Jewish
community, simply reacted in
helpless grief to what appeared to
be an irreversible sociological
asserted, a significant attempt
has been made to stop migration
from Jewish neighborhoods by
demonstrating that such action is
undesirable not only on the basis
of social considerations but also
often involves violation of
Halachic precepts.
He cited various rabbinic
positions on the issue.
September 1
Cystic Pibrosis Foundation Noon
Hadassah Board -10 a.m.
Women's American ORT Evening 8 p.m.
September 4
Temple Beth El Boca Raton
Young Associates Tennis Tournament
Jewish Community Center
Women's American ORT -
Royal Palm Beach Board
September 6
B'nai B'rith Women-Masada-Board-8 p.m.
Del ray Hebrew Congregation-Board-6 p.m.
Jewish Family & Children's Service-Boa.d-7:30
Women's American ORT-Lake Worth-1 p.m.
Temple Beth EI-Board-8 p.m.
Temple Beth El Sisterhood-Board-7:45 p.m.
Temple Israel Men's Club-6 p.m.
uepiemDer i
Jewish Community Center- Board
Jewish Community Center -
Women's League 7:30 p.m.
Jewish Community Day School -
Friends-8 p.m.
Jewish Federation Women's Division -
Executive-10 a.m.
Jewish War Veterans 7:30 p.m.
National Council Jewish Women -
Palm Beach Board -10 a.m.
National Council Jewish Women Board
Temple Beth Shoiom Sisterhood -12:30 p. m.
Hadassah-Aliya-10 a.m.
Hadassah Bat Gurion Board
Hadassah Shalom Board
Hadassah Palm Beach Tikvah
Board-10 a.m.
Hadassah Yovel Board -10 a.m.
Hadassah-Zhava-Board-10: X a.m.
Women's American ORT Region
Executive-9:X a.m.
Temple Beth El Sisterhood Luncheon 10 a.m.
Temple Beth El Sisterhood -
Boca Raton Board -10 a.m.
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Friday, August 26,1977
Volume 3
Number 17
Growing Up in Beirut
Five yean ago, Ruthy Behare
Light was a member of a
flourishing Jewish community in
Lebanon Today, she says, that
community has been reduced to a
"handful" of elderly and poor
people. The rest fled the country
in the wake of mounting
Christian-Moslem hostilities.
Ruthy'a immediate family
settled in Israel while her uncle,
Dr. Joseph Attie and his family,
escaped to Paris during the
Lebanese civil war.
woman of 24 with wavy brown
hair and large dark eyes recently
married a Clevelander. She
described her parents as
Sephardic Jews who emigrated
from their native Turkey in the
1950's to settle in Beirut.
Lebanon, s cosmopolitan French-
speaking city, where their four
children were born.
parents were happy
said Ruthy, "Life was
Ruthy's father was assistant
manager for the Schindler Co.,
i swiss firm which manu-
factured elevators.
THE BEHARES had an active
social life which included eating
in fine restaurants, attending
movies and playing bridge.
Ruthy went to a French-language
school whose student population
came from diverse backgrounds.
"I personally experienced no
discrimination in growing up,"
she commented. "Still there were
caveats." Ruthy found it was "all
right to be Jewish"but not in
an agressive way. One didn't
wear a large Jewish star. The
community had several
synagogues, mostly in the Jewish
Ruthy marvels today at the
openness with which the
American Jewish community
wonts for the rights of their less
fortunate brethren. This was not
possible in Lebanon, she em-
phasized. "Even if the Lebanese
were friendly, you couldn't forget
that they were Arabs."
STILL. BEHIND the scenes.
Jews worked to help their
relatives in Syria. Ruthy's uncle,
Dr. Attie, president of the
Lebanese Jewish community,
aided Syrian Jews to escape to
Lebanon with the covert help of
the Lebanese government, which
issued documents to the illegal
immigrants to enable them either
to stay in Lebanon or travel on to
memory is the tension and
anxiety the Lebanese Jewish
community experienced during
the 1967 Six-Day War. She said
the Lebanese government sent a
special police force to protect the
Jewish Quarter of Beirut.
The Behare family listened to
the Israeli radio three times a day
to find out what was really
happening because the news on
the Arab stations was distorted.
not an official participant in the
war, there were blackouts in
Beirut. "We were elated when we
learned Israel had won the war,"
said Ruthy. "If Israel had lost we
knew we would be in trouble."
Ruthy feels that though the
Lebanese government had to
follow the Arab line, the
Lebanese Christians were
satisfied with the outcome. "The
Christiana in Lebanon are more
peaceful and less fanatic. They
are more European in lifestyle
and outlook."
Ruthy described the exodus of
Jews from Lebanon which began
after the Six-Day War and then
accelerated after the Palestinians
Continued oa Page S
Editorial mm^^^mmmmmmmma^^
The Quixotic Fedorenko
There can be nothing more quixotic than the Feodore
Fedorenko experience. Perhaps there is a moral in it like
an Aesop's fable. How much more allegorical can you get
than to uncover a tale involving an alleged Nazi butcher
who is spending his latter years basking in the sunshine of
Miami Beach?
And not LaGorce Island Miami Beach, let's say, but
South Miami Beach, the haven for retired old Jewish men
and women living out their last years, many of them, in
the quiet desperation of economic privation and just plain
human neglect.
Some of them may have, themselves, escaped the
clutches of the Fedorenkos of the Hitler era and still wake
screaming gripped in the entrails of nightmares from
which they will never be unravelled.
A Fedorenko they do not need in their midst.
Why Fedorenko chose to live in their midst is entirely
another story. In that lies the quixotic quality of the
Aesop's fable that the entire experience implies.
One thing for sure: It sets an even more jaundiced light
on the activities of the Immigration and Naturalization
Service, which for some 30 years has dragged its heels in
the matter of hunting down Nazis in our midst living in
the lap of American luxury whether it be Fedorenko or
Artukovic. Butter than any of the other harrowing INS
indifferences, it shouts the question for all the world to
hear: As Americans, do we believe in the dignity of in-
dividual human beings?
If we do, a Fedorenko living in South Beach certainly
doesn't help us believe that.
Carter has embarked on a face-to-
face dialogue with the American
people to win popular support
and bi-partisan political backing
in Congress for his course of
action in the Middle East.
In rejecting the advice of
congressional leaders in his own
party, as well as among
Republicans, the President also
appeared to be going back on i
previous pledge that the ad-
ministration would eschew public
remarks on the political process.
In effect, the President has
c mmittad himself to bringing
the PLO into the Geneva con-
ference, leaning toward Arab
terms and in opposition to Israeli
Prime Minister Menachem
Begin'a government refusal to
deal with the terrorists.
PARISFrance is reportedly
Rbanning to submit a new United
lations resolution which will
include the text of Resolution 242
but will also mention "the rights
of the Palestinian nation."
The French Government,
diplomatic sources say, hopes
that this resolution would
frovide a solution to the Arab-
sraeli feud over Palestinian
representation at a reconvened
Geneva Conference.
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August 26,1977
The Jtwith Floridian of Palm Beach County
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h-ghip n tne Jewisn
ty Center will entitle
to many special <>?*;
Kcording to the new JCC
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in patron, *500; sponsor,
. family. $125; single parent
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family, 75; and chai
membership for one year only,-
$18. Insurance fees are en-
couraged for all members.
The activity brochure contain*
information on the many dif-
ferent programs that will be con-
ducted during the 1977-78
season. Registration can be
handled by using the enclosed
registration form for each ac-
The schedule of activities is the
result of recommendations ot
each of the Center's Program
Committees and is based upon
Peace and West Bank Settlements
i Grossman, Chairman
Tuny Relations Council
, peaceandwe8t
[bani settlements
i we beat our breasts and
t Mm culpa, before we agree
Israel is hindering peace
dds by recognizing West
settlements, and refusing
at* with the PLO. tots
Iktf the record;
I Arabs live in Israel, they
r there. If part or all of the
. Bank comes under Arab
"can Jews not be permitted
tin peace in Arab lands?
settlements are not
i They are being recognized
to receive government
such as mail service.
(else is changed.
has said "everything
| negotiable." West Bank
settlers can sell out and move if
negotiations make it necessary.
4) What stands in the way of
peace is Arab intransigence.
What Arab peace initiatives oc-
curred before Israel occupied the
West Bank?
5) Israel has made definite
moves toward a peace conference.
What Arab states have matched
her efforts?
6) Israel refuses a PLO seat at
a Geneva Conference. What Arab
efforts have been made to con-
vince the PLO to renounce their
avowal to destroy Israel as a
country? Is Israel to meet with
the PLO to agree to its own
7) The peace ball is in the Arab
court. Threats of new attacks on
Israel cannot make peace. Only
positive moves toward
negotiations can do so.
imp Shalom Ends Its
[ost Successful' Season
(Jewish Federation's Camp
l closed its fourteenth year
i programming for the
lity. with a record enroll-
over 300 campers per
The season was called
successful" by Camp
Chairman Charles
have received an over-
ng positive response from
as well as from our
They were particularly
by our American Red
certified swimming
n This summer we taught
1 number of children how
I REASONS for our
this season are almost
numerous to mention,"
IBonni Tartakow, program
"The staff was the most
ve unit I've ever worked
1 ray 13 years of camping
fx*8 Their creativity,
nd with innovative
created a wholesome
ching environment for all
'youngsters. With the help
'specialists and well-trained
1 *aa such as swimming,
I drama, athletics and arts
fw all proved to be ex-
"Pecu of the program.
"sh content program was
1 that the children
* different Jewish
every Friday. This in-
cluded the baking of holiday
goodies and learning the rituals
of each particular day."
Highlights of the 1977 summer
program included a helium
balloon launch, a visit from the
Israel Scout Caravan, a kite
designing and flying contest,
mini-olympics, a gymnastics
exhibition performed by Camp
Shalom campers, and a camp-
wide musical and variety show.
"What makes our camping
program unique," Mrs. Tartakow
stated, "is the involvement of the
staff and campers in the planning
of the program. We feel that it is
important for the youngsters as
well as the staff, to nave an
opportunity to take part in the
decision-making process. In this
way our boys and girls learn to
make choices. During a week's
program the campers had the
opportunity to choose from
various club groups; newspaper,
tennis, ukelele, needlework, camp
craft, gymnastics, are only a few
areas they had to choose from."
IN ADDITION to the ac-
tivities within the camp program
the "Camp Shalom spirit" was
carried to the community by
means of a staff softball team,
managed by Athletic Director
Michael Boone. The team com-
peted in community-wide
Growing Up in Beirut
ued from Page 4
."Lebanon in the early
J*y ^ed in their own
w a country within a
; 'nenoted.
communities, but now
an. Pre8ence of the
*r tsar *
Army and the
*her for
Ruthy, who had one more year
of high school to finish at the
timsTleft in 1972 to complete her
education at a French language
boarding school in Natanya,
Israel (she is fluent in French
English, Arabic, Hebrew, and
Neil is currently a law student
at the University of Toledo.
Ruthy aays she doesn't know
where she and her husband will
settle after his graduation in two
years, but she knows it won't be
Ohio. "I hate the weather," she
ded*d Cleveland Jewish News
suggestions by our participating
members. Free activities include:
No School Holiday program am
Spring and Winter vacation pro-
grams for those enrolled in the
Keren Orr Program (full day pre-
school) ; Living Legends for first
through third graders is about
Jewish awareness through story-
telling and play-acting; Club
Simcha for first through third
graders is games, trips, Jewish
Holiday preparations; Kabalat
Shabbat is open to all members
and their children every Friday
from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Story
Telling with Oragami is every
Friday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for
children in grades 1-3; Jewfeh
Heroes for fourth through sixth
graders is held every Tuesday,
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Club Gadna is
designed for fourth through sixth
graders, Wednesdays 5:30 to
6:30 p.m. and there will be an
opportunity for sports, games,
trips and rap sessions; Noar
Newe for fourth through sixth
graders, Thursday 4:30 to 5:30
p.m. is newsletter writing by and
for JCC youth. Talent Incor-
porated is an informal weekly
get-together for anyone with
musical or acting ability, to be
held every Friday from 3:30 to
4:30 p.m. for fourth through
sixth graders. Hammer and
NaiU, designed for the kinder-
garten through second graders,
every Thursday 3:30 to 4:30
p.m., introduces simple con-
struction of wood projects. Teen
Night is every Wednesday for
junior highers from 7:30 to 10
p.m. Heroes and Tradition, for
seventh through ninth graders, is
every Friday. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Baubles, Bangles and Beads or.
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., if
for tweens and teens. Senior High
Teen Night is slated for every
Monday night from 7:30 to 10
p.m. with Michael Soil.
Adults will have the oppor-
tunity to learn about the Jewish
Theatre Thursday evenings from
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and from 8:30
to 9:30 p.m. at Theatre
Appreciation. Adults can also
enroll for Exercise with em-
phasis on yoga and oriental wand
exercises every Thursday
morning from 10 to 11 a.m. A
Biofeedback Lecture and Demon-
stration will be held Saturday,
Oct. 1 at 8:30 p.m. as well as a
Book Review on World of Our
Fathers Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8
Families are invited Sundays,
4 to 5 p.m., for Improvisations -
Experiments in Show Biz and on
Sundays 5 to 6 p.m. there will be
Folk Dancing. A course entitled
The Creative Mother is scheduled
on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m.
The Ulpan Method of Hebrew
Language registration is now
open for the Fall courses to begin
Monday, Oct. 9. Beginning,
intermediate and advanced
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Levi, 689-7700 for details and
The next Widowed-to-
Widowed Workshop will be held
Sunday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. Alan
Bernstein, a local attorney, will
discuss the legal aspects of issues
pertinent to group members. His
talk will be followed by questions
and answers. Members are free
and non-members $1. Refresh-
ments are included.
Keren Orr (Ray of Light) Pre-
school program registration
deadline for September is coming
in fast. Call for registration.
On Saturday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m. for
the JCC Women's League a Plant
Auction and Social will be held at
Sun and Surf Garden Club and
Sculpture Garden in Palm Beach.
Mrs. Florence Karlsberg is
The Center will host the Israel
Government's Tourist Office and
El Al Airlines Florida Visits
Israel featuring Ms. Shula Chen
and Mrs. Ron Dagan. Two per-
formances, at 2 and 8 p.m. have
been scheduled. Admission is free
and there will be reserved seating
for JCC members. Felafel will be
Transportation to physicians,
dentists, hospitals, nursing
homes, Social Security Office,
food shopping for transit dis-
advantaged persons 60 years or
older (people having no access to
bus routes who do not own a car,
or if they do are unable to have
effective control over it) is avail-
able at the Comprehensive Senior
Service Center. The JCC-CSSC
bus is very active please call in
advance, if possible. Call 689-
7700 and ask for transportation.
The JCC-CSSC's second Federal
Grant begins Oct. 1. This Service
provided by the JCC-CSSC has
been made possible from Federal
Funds of the Title III Older
American Act administered
through the Gulfstream Area-
wide Council on Aging. The JCC-
CSSC bus was provided by the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
The August Flea Market and
Garage Sale was a success and
Sam and Marion Rubin are
already planning another one.
The sale netted S900. Bouquets
to Dr. Allan Fox, Dr. Paul Klein,
Michael Soil, Steve Sills, Etty
Kabili, Charlotte Berlind, Joseph
Molat. Esther Molat, Martha
Kodish, Ann Finkelstein, Ely
Finkelstein, Lillian Feuer,
Blossom Cohen, Louise Lipman,
Selma Gottschalk and Lillian
Schurr for helping out.
The Second Tuesday Club will
meet on Sunday, Sept. 25 for a
Card Party and Brunch. Pur-
chase tickets from Sam Rubin in
the CSSC or at the JCC office
2.50 per person.
Take advantage of a Hyper-
tension Screening program on
Monday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 4
p.m. and Glaucoma Testing on
Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 1:30
to 3:30 p.m. which the Palm
Beach County Health Depart-
ment provides free of charge to
the CSSC.
Adult and Community Edu-
cation has provided the JCC-
CSSC with instructors. Classes
are free and begin the second
week in October. Call Gail
Weinstein to enroll. Bring lunch.
The JCC-CSSC will supply the
The schedules are: Monday,
Oct. 10, oil painting, 9 a.m. to
noon; Monday, Oct. 10,
"Writer's Workshop," 1 to 3
p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 12,
Know Your Community
Agencies," 1 to 3 p.m.; Thur-
sday, Oct. 13, "Psychology-Chal-
lenges of Everyday Living,'' 9:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Friday,
Oct. 14, "Modern Topics," from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Classes will
meet for ten sessions. Enrollment
is ongoing.
See Miami on Your Own. The
JCC Shuttle Bus will leave the
JCC on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 10
a.m. for Lincoln Road on Miami
Beach and will return at 6 p.m.
JCC members are $4.50 and non-
members are S5.50. Reservations
required in advance Call Sam
Rubin for reservations at 689-
7700 or 686-9692.
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and take out what you can use.
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Friday, August
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devoted to discussion of themes and issees relevant to Jewish Rft past and prosont
co-ordinated by the
Polm Beach County Rabbinical Counci
Rabbi William H. Shapiro
Synagogue is Indispensable in Modern Society
B'nai Torah Congregation,
Boca Raton
Almost daily I paaa by the
corner of Northwest Fourth
Avenue and Thirteenth Street to
watch the remarkably rapid rise
of the B'nai Torah Synagogue.
From time to time,, I get out of
the car and stand across the
street...looking, thinking, and
yes, once in a while, talking to
myself. Often I ask myself,
"Does modern society need a
House of Worship? Does the
modern Jew need a synagogue?"
I always come to the same
conclusion. The answer is always
the same, namely, "If there were
no such institution as a
synagogue, it would be necessary
to invent one." That is how
desperately modern man needs
that which a synagogue service
Not everybody shares this
view, I am sure. There are some
who feel the need and work hard
for the synagogue, attending to
it's needs and it's services regu-
larly with enthusiasm because
they look upon the synagogue as
an indispensable ingredient in the
diet of their lives. There are
others, however, who by their
absence and lack of support, feel
that the synagogue is dispen-
sable. This attitude is, of course,
erroneous and unfortunate.
ALTHOUGH the synagogue is
an institution of long-
standingan institution that has
come into being some 2,500 years
ago or moreit is just as necces-
sary to modern man as it was to
man in ancient and later times.
The high degree of industriliza-
tion and mechanization of our so-
Ki Tetze
" When thou goett forth to battle...and eeeet among the
captives a woman of goodly form... and wouldest take her
to thee to wife" (Deut. 21.10-11).
KI TETZE"When thou goest forth to battle
against thine enemies, and the Lord thy God delivereth
them into thy hands, and thou earnest them away captive,
and aeest among the captives a woman of goodly form,
and thou... wouldest take her to thee to wife; then thou
shalt bring her home to thy house...And it shall be, if
thou have no delight in her, then shalt let her do whither
she will; but thou shalt not sell her at all for money"
(Deuteronomy 21.10-14). "If a man have a stubborn and
rebellious son...all the men of bis city shall stone him
with stones, that he die" (Deuteronomy 21.18-21). The
body of a hanged man "shall not remain all night upon the
tree, but thou shalt surely bury him the same day; for he
that is hanged is a reproach unto God; that thou defile not
thy land" (Deuteronomy 21-23). "Thou shalt not see they
brother's ox or his sheep driven away, and hide theyself
from them; thou shalt surely bring them back unto thy
brother" (Deuteronomy 22-1) "Thou shalt not take the
dam with the young; thou shalt in any wise let the dam
go, but the young thou mayeet take unto thyself"
(Deuteronomy 22.6-7)
"When thou bulkiest a new house, then thou shalt
make a parapet for thy roof, that thou bring not blood
upon thy house, if any man fall from thence"
(Deuteronomy 22.8) "Thou shalt not plough with an ox
and an ass together. Thou shalt not wear a mingled stuff,
wool and linen together" (Deuteronomy 22.10-11). The
man who "lays wanton charges" against his wife shall be
chastised by the elders of the city. "A bastard shall not
enter into the assembly of the Lord" (Deuteronomy 23.3).
"If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have
no child, the wife of the dead shall not be married abroad
unto one not of his kin; her husband's brother shall go in
unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the
duty of a husband's brother unto her. And it shall be, that
the first-born that she beareth shall succeed in the name of
his brother that is dead" (Deuteronomy 26.5-6). "An
Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the assembly
of the Lord;...because they mat you not with bread and
with water in the way, whan ya came forth out of Egypt;
and because they hired against thee Balaam the son of
Beor from Peth or of Aram-na haraim, to curse
thee....Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their
prosperity all thydays forever, Thou shalt not abhor an
Edomite, for he is thy brother; thou shalt not abhor an
Egyptian, because thou waat a stranger in his land. The
children of the third generation that are born unto them
may enter into the assembly of the Lord" (Deuteronomy
23.4-9). Finally, the portion end with a reminder of eternal
enmity against a dread for: "Remember what Amalek did
unto thee by the way aa ya came forth out of Egypt"
( Deuteronomy 26.17).
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dety has obscured man's view of
his unique place in the cosmos.
Man has created very powerful
products that have done much to
dwarf man the inventor and ren-
der him insignificant by compari-
Man needs urgently to
regularly renew his relationship
with God and through worship
and study fan the spark of the
Divine which burns within his
soul. Man needs to be reminded
that he is still more powerful than
the powerful products which he is
capable of inventing or creating,
because of the image of God
within him.
There is another reason why
the synagogue is important
today. We live in a competitive
society, in a whirlpool of daily
routine. We hustle and bustle; we
rush here and there; we dash
around frantically in a
tumultuous existence; we strain
to meet our social and business
obligations. The result is that we
become insensitive to the still,
small voice which must be heard
against the din of the street, the
hubbub of the market place.
THE STILL, small voice can
be heard more clearly in the
majestic atmosphere of the
Qaasrlea: Why ia a special
benediction pronounced over a
candle on Saturday night?
Answer: Several reasons are
advanced for this required
practice. One opinion contends
that this is a reminder of the
scene on the first Saturday night
of Adam's life. He had not ex-
perienced darkness because light
was available during the 24 hours
of the earth's first Sabbath. On
Saturday, when darkness
descended on the universe after
the Sabbath was over, Adam was
frightened at his first encounter
with darkness. The Almighty
then taught him bow to produce
light artificially by rubbing two
stones together to create the
spark of fire and light. The
benediction is, therefore, now
pronounced to remember this act
of Grace from the Almighty in
teaching sinful man who brought
darkness into the world to
rekindle the sight of the universe
(Peaachim 54a).
Another opinion states that
the appearance of this artifically
made source of light (i.e., the
candle) signifies the exit of the
Sabbath because during the
Sabbath one was forbidden to
kindle a light. Kindling the light
is thus the first act of "work"
(La., creative work) that is done
in the course of the weak to come.
IT IS ALSO mentioned by
some that the use of light enables
man to distinguish between one
object and another by his sense of
sight. The transition between the
Sabbath and the weekday
existence requires of the Jew to
he able to distinguish between
the two ho that he will be able to
appreciate the Sabbath aa a
distinct day and not juat another
day. This is the model that is
used to encourage a person to try
and find the worthwhile things in
life instead of just taking every
event in life and every object in
life as a casual sight or occurs nee
The passage of time (eg. the
transition from one week to
another at the exit of the Sab-
bath) ia an occasion to take stock
and appreciate the value of each
element of hfe.
synagogue. The serenity of the
synagogue is a welcome contrast
to the seething environment of
the outside. The sweet music of
the services is a welcome relief
from the discordant noise of the
busy week. How important it is
today to meditate upon the
Everlasting; all this is necessary
to give us a sense of security
against the immense power which
our hands can invent.
I say to those who hav. ri
tried the synagogue. "You dot
know what you have |/
SlSSi ^""-omeoij
thoughts that come to my m
ar I stand in front of B'nai To
and contemplate it's future i
in the lives of those who will <
to it in a receptive mood
will discover that the synago
i as indispensable today 21
was yesterday.
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TEMPLE BETH EL OF at Unitanon-Universalist
BOCA RATON Fellowship Building 162 W Palmetto Pork Rd
333 SW Fourth Avenue Boca Raton
Boca Raton, Fl. 33432
Rabbi Norman T. Mendel
Cantor Martin Rosen
Sabbath services, Friday at
8:15 p.m. Saturday morning
services at 10:30 a.m.
ANSNEISH010M 275 Alemedo Drive
5348 Grove Street Pnlm JWm-k PlnrMfri 3? 4fl
West Palm Beach. Florida 33409 Sabbath services, Friday at 8 p.rJ
684-3212 Saturday at 9o.m.
Rabbi Harry Z Schectman President Jocob Front 964-0034
Rabbi Fm^ntus H^nrv le*BBJB. M. n.Kiyi (ii.a Ihursdoysoi V M
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Sunday at 9 a m Boro Raton. Flo
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585 5020 Florida 33444
Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg Sabbath services Friday ot 8*1
Cantor Jocob Elman p.m. Fellowship Hall, Cosa
Services. Mondays and Thursdays Methodist Church. 342 N. t*t*j
at 8:15a.m. Ave.. Delroy Mr. Henry Bloorl
Friday at 8:15 p.m. President
Saturday at 9 a.m. TEMPLE EMAHU-El
190 North County Rood
TEMPLE BETH DAVID Polm Beach. Florida 33480
Sabbath services, Fr.doy ot8p m 832-0804
At Westminister Rabbi Mo* I Formon
Presbyterian Church Cantor David Dordashti
10410 N Military Trail, Palm Sabbath services. Fr.doy ot 831
Beach Gardens 321 Northloke p m Saturday ot 9 a m.
Blvd. North Polm Beach, Flo.
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Cantor Nicholas Fenokel Time
N.W Avenue "G" 7:28
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Jack Stateman. Lay leoder
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August 26,1977
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 7
Israeli Pre-Kindergarten
Commemorates Nazi Victim
i and Luba Gaudus of New York (center) broke ground for
Robert Michael Gurdus Pre-Kindergarten School in
nya in memory of their son, killed in the Holocaust at the
of four. Their Israeli relatives, officials of the UJA Israel
filiation Fund and residents of the city look on. "This is our
(school," "but not the last." The facility will be opened this
Robert Michael Gurdus
never had a chance to live out his
life. At the age of four, he was one
of a million Jewish children mur-
dered during the Nazi Holocaust.
Jacob and Luba Gurdus, of New
York, recently extended their
only son's lifeline by establishing
a pre-kindergarten school in his
memory in Netanya through the
Israel Education Fund of the
United Jewish Appeal.
"This facility will live_ as a
monument for all children who
perished in the Holocaust,"
declared Gurdus during ground-
breaking ceremonies in Israel.
"In it will grow a new generation
of Jewish children to fill this
Mediterranean Coast between Tel
Aviv and Haifa, Netanya has
received many waves of im-
migrants since Israel's founding
some 30 years ago. In keeping
with the Gurdus' wishes to
contribute to a school facility
which would nurture the lives of
children of Russian immigrants,
the Robert Michael Gurdus Pre-
Kindergarten School is being
built in the Kiryat Nordau
settlement area. Construction
will be completed this fall.
Thanking the benefactors,
Netanya Mayor Benzion Rubin
called the pre-kindergarten years
the most vital in the development
of an immigrant child in Israel.
"Today, more than ever, as the
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PARIS (JTA) Mordechai
Gazit, Israel's Ambassador to
France, met here Aug. 3 with the
Secretary General of the French
Foreign Ministry, Jean-Marie
Soutou, for "a clarification" of
the French government's
decision to rescind the recently
approved law outlawing
economic boycotts when based on
race, religion or national origin as
it applies to the Arab boycott
against Israel.
While both France and Israel
are angered over the French
government's directive and
Israel's reaction, both sides
decided to treat the meeting as "a
clarification" and not an official
protest. Israel has been angered
by the government's directive
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members of Israel's Parliament
and the Israeli press as an un-
friendly gesture.
The French government has,
paradoxically, been irked by the
Israeli protests, which sources
here said the incident to
"relaunch former anti-French
propaganda campaigns." The
French sources also said
privately that Israel "seems to
forget recent improvements in
Franco-Israeli relations."
AFTER THE Gazit-Soutou
meeting, both sides went out of
their way to express the hope
that relations will not be wor-
sened and that Israeli Prime
Minister Menachem Begins
official visit to France will take
place as scheduled.
France last month renewed the
invitation it had extended to
Begins predecessor, Yitzhak
Rabin, to pay an official visit to
Paris. No date has been fixed for
the visit which will be the first
official one by an Israeli Prime
people of Israel strugg' for
survival and a better way oi life,"
he said, "our future and the
future of all Jewish people,
depends on the effective
education of our children. We are
deeply moved by the generoua
action by Mr. and Mrs. Gurdus in
establishing this living memorial
in Netanya. The Robert Michael
Gurdus Pre-Kindergarten School
will testify to the in-
destructibility of the Jewish
Jacob Gurdus, a retired
businessman, is active in many
facets of Jewish and Zionist life.
Dr. Luba Gurdus is a painter
whose works have been exhibited
in Israel and other countries
abroad. An art historian as well,
she works for the Frick Art
Reference Library of the Frick
Collection. She is president of the
Netzer Foundation of New York,
a sister branch of the Haifa
association of parents of children
with emotional difficulties in
THE ISRAEL Education
Fund has established more than
250 pre-kindergarten facilities
since 1964. Other IEF projects
include pre-kindergarten /
nurseries; comprehensive, voca-
tional and agricultural high
schools; teachers seminaries; li-
braries, community, youth and
sports centers and physical edu-
cation facilities.
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Pag* 8
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Bench County
Organized Crime Bigger in Israel Today?
Continued from Pago 1
statement by the former chief
intelligence officer in the police
department, Shmuel (Sami) Nah-
mias, who charged that the
present police structure was not
capable of coping with organized
crime. He suggested that a
special body be set up for that
purpose which would work with
the coordination of the Mosaad,
Israel's secret service.
Nahmias resigned from the
police over "differences of
opinion" with Tavori. The dif-
ferences, some observers noted,
appeared to be over the scope of
organized crime and methods of
combatting it. Nahmias has sent
a memorandum to Prime
Minister Menachem Begin
asking him to consider setting up
a special body. So far, however,
there has been no reaction from
the Prime Minister's office.
MEANWHILE, Olmert, who
at 31 is one of the youngest
members of the Knesset and who
has devoted a great deal of his
parliamentary career to studying
the Israeli underworld, has
engaged in a dispute with
Reserve Gen. Rehavam Zeevi,
former commander of the central
command and an advisor on anti-
terrorism to farmer Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Olmert charged that Zeevi
threatened him following hints
by the MK that "senior army
officers" were involved in
organized crime. Zeevi denied
that he had made any threats
against Olmert but announced
today that he would sue the
Knesseter for libel.
Olmert said he did not aay
Zeevi was involved with
organized crime but he referred to
the General's friendship with
Bezalel Mizrahi, of Tel Aviv, one
of Israel's most successful
AJCong. Hails Decision
To Aid Abortion-Poor
NEW YORK The American
Jewish Congress has hailed the
action of Federal Judge John F.
Dooling, Jr., in ordering the
Department of Health;,
Education and Welfare to '
continue making Medicaid funds
available to states that wanted to
use them for elective abortions.
Mrs. Leona Chanin,
cochairman of the Congress"
national governing council, said
the judge's order was a "sensitive
and sensible recognition of the
serious harm that would follow
the sudden termination of
Federal funding of abortions for
poor women."
AT THE same time, Mrs.
Chanin made public the text of a
telegram to the White House
calling on President Carter "to
examine your conscience and to
have the courage to change your
mind" on the issue of Medicaid
reimbursement for voluntary
On July 12, President Carter
conceded that denial of Federal
aid for abortions would
discriminate against poor women
by said that "there are many
things in life that are not fair"
and that the Government should
not attempt to make op-
portunities precisely equal when
morality was at issue. _
In her message, Mrs. Chanin
said the President's position was
"so contrary to every public
position you have taken in the
past, so inconsistent with the
compassion you have demon-
strated for the victims of
economic and racial injustice,
that we are at a loss to un-
derstand your recent
The American Jewish
Congress leader continued:
"By denying federal aid for
abortions performed for indigent
women, the Government places
itself in the position of coun-
tenancing and participating in a
cruel act of discrimination
against the weakest segment of
our society. By imposing the
religious beliefs of a minority of
Americans on all the people, the
Government impairs the basic
rights of the poor and the
powerless to religious freedom, to
privacy and to equality.
"YOU HAVE said in defense
of your posture on this issue,"
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Mrs. Chanin wrote, "that there
are many things in life that are
not fair. But that is no reason to
support legislation which will
make life even more unfair, more
bitter, more ugly for the poor.
building contractors. "I have no
legal proof of Mizrahi's in-
volvement in criminal actions,"
Olmert said, "But there is
definitely an accumulation of
Mizrahi's involvement with
criminals, and with criminal
events, which raises deep
ASKED ABOUT his relations
with Mizrahi, Zeevi said today:
"Mizrahi is a very good friend of
mine. If he is involved with the
Mafia, then I have a problem.
But I don't believe he is."
Haaretz, in an article last week
on Mizrahi, described him as the
financier of many of the activities
of organized crime in Israel. It is
the first time that specific
allegations were made against
the man, known for his close
relations with many of Israel's
high society.
Mizrahi, 42, and a fifth-
generation Sabra, is the owner of
a chain of hotels his construction
company, Elishav, built
throughout the country. He was
also involved in a number of
building projects for the
government. There was no im-
mediate public reaction by
Mizrahi to the Harretx article,
but allegations and counter-
allegations are gradually
developing into the most in-
volved crime story since the
State was born.
Jeanne Levy (left), president of Women'a Division, pres\
certificate to Barbara Shulman (center) Women's D
campaign chairman and Barbara Li fshit z (left) education
president, signifying the planting of 18 trees in Israel, in]
of the 1977 Women's Division Campaign. Mrs. Levy
these trees during her recent visit to Israel.
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