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i No. 29 13 Tevet 5738 March 10, 1978 ORLANDO, FLA. SINGLE COPY 35 s Transplanted from Odessa Area Families Reunited in Tampa at the Tampa Int'l Airport this past Wednesday in this exclusive photo of the arrival of the last of the Dobrovitsky the Soviet Union. 67 year old Lev Dobrovitsky (not shown) arrived with his daughter, Zhana, and her husband, also named Lev and their daughter, Angela (shown with cousin, Vitali, who has been here nearly two years). The Dobrovitskys join young Lev's who arrived a week earlier, and other members of the family who began arriving in July 1976. ,an Proposes Self.Rule Black Hebrews Accepted by For West Bank, Gaza the Histadrut (JTA) -- Sur- attention was OVer the weekend Minister Moshe Israel govern- Bank and and unilaterally Premier Begin's peace "self-rule" to Lhose freedom to administer their own affairs as long as it did not threaten Israel's security. He said it stenuned from the basic conception that Israel does not want to rule 500,000600,000 Arabs on the West Bank and 400,000 in the Gaza Strip indefinitely as an occupying power. "We want to abolish the military government and find some kind of framework which will meet our basic security and ideological needs," he said. According to Dayan, Israel's security demands the continued existence of military bases in both territories and measures against terrorist activities. However, he said, the Arabs should be allowed to ad- minister their own health, education, agriculture and other systems. Israel should offer them assistance, he said, adding: "We should tell them, if you want the Agriculture Ministry's aid we'll gladly help you. "If they say no, let them grow their own sesame seed and that's that. The same at- titude should be applied to health services and others." Dayan said the plan should be implemented in accord- ance with the clause in Israel's peace plan that con- cerns self-rule. "But, since we cannot force election of an ad- ministrative body by the Arabs, we can alter basically, if not abolish, the military government's rule. The Arabs would then have more freedom than they had under the Ottoman rule, the British rule, the Jordanian regime or the Israeli military government." TEL AVIV (JTA) -- The Histradrut has decided to accept Black Hebrews, most of whom reside in Dimona, as full members of the trade union federation. They will, as a result, be given full support in any labor dispute, be guaranteed equal wages and members of their families will enjoy Histadrut sick-fund services. The labor federation has also decided to set up a committee to recommend to the government ways of helping the Black Hebrews in such fields as education, social welfare and health. It was reliably learned that Histadrut's decision this week had been sparked by requests from Histadrut supporters in the United States from where the ap- proximately 100 Black Hebrews now in Israel emigrated. made the at a political as "Baron," Friday. He Was not announc- plan :food bayan will ac- Begin to week for With President Minister said was intend- the Arabs teer Family Services Opens Monday After nearly a year in the active planning stage, the Task Force has assembled a group of dedicated para- professionals, intensively trained by professional volunteer social workers, psycholigists, and psychiatrists. Five teams, each working under the direct supervision of a volunteer professional, will man the Task Force telephone -- 644-7593 -- each weekday, to provide needy callers with information, referrals to helpful re- sources, and when necessary, emergency intervention aid in situations of crisis. "We know that many social service needs exist in our community," said Franklin. "Calls have been coming in all along. People need transportation to medical facilities, they need information and help with social security or any num- ber of other agencies. People who simply need someone to talk to, or who are exper- iencing a serious personal or family crisis. We now have a well-informed, well-trained switchboard team to provide immediate help." Franklin also commented that the JFS would be glad to hear from members of the community about "what they feel they need from us and what they're prepared to offer." "All our plans depend on funding that is contingent on the CJA making its goal," Franklin said. "Our grant- writers are now negotiating with United Way, and our hope is that by summer fund- ing will be secure enough to tongued on Page 3 Jewish Family : Force opens its 3 of the JCC 13, Orlando's will have important providing social ser- for the area, to Louise director phase "will volun- to function am interven- By TINKER SALE A lifetime of agonized suspense, worry and con- stant fear has finally ended for the Dobrovitsky family, formerly of the Soviet Union. When the noon jet arrived in Tampa from New York Wednesday, it bore the last four members, the oldest and youngest -- of three generations of the Soviet Jewish family. It has been a long and ar- ......... duous struggle for the Clarifies CJA Booklet Jewish Federation President Sy Israel said early this week that the proposed publication of a booklet showing con- tributors to the 1978 Com- bined Jewish Appeal cam- paign "is not meant to put pressure on those who give" and that every donor will be given a chance to remain anonymous. In a statement issued Monday, Israel said, "It is hoped this listing of gifts will serve as models for all of us, especially the many members of our com- munity who have not par- ticipated in this campaign for Jewish survival." He said that letters will be sent to every contributor before publication of the booklet, which he calls an "Honor Roll," giving those who "wish to remain anonymous the opportunity of having their names left out of the book." The Federation Board of Directors approved republishing the annual list of CJA donors, suspended since 1974, at its meeting on March 1. Israeli Arab Here Mar. 19 Rustum Bastuni, an Israeli Arab with political and journalistic expertise in the critical issues of the Mid- East will address the com- munity at Loch Haven Auditorium on Mar. 19. RUSTUM iJASTUNI Speaking as part of the JCC's Enrichment Series, Bastuni will discuss topics ranging from Palestinian rights and the PLO to the Sadat-Begin peace negotiations. He will con- elude the discussion with a question and answer session. Tickets will be available from the JCC or at the door. Cost is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors and students. For further information, please call 645-5933. Dobrovitskys. But finally, a family has been reuinited.., with the promise of a secure and stable future in an environ- ment that welcomes their Jewishness. The Wednesday jet brought 67-year-old Lev Dobrovitsky, father of Viktor who, with his wife Bella and their two children, were the first members of the family to arrive here in July 1976. With father Lev were his daughter, Zhana, son-in-law Lev (Sheikhet) Dobrovitsky, who took his wife's name upon marriage, and their six-year-old daughter, Angela. In the emotion-packed reunion that followed, the spector of anti-Semitic per- secution, the inhumanity of the Soviet "visa game," and the constant fear of sudden arrest or reprisals, was laid to rest.., forever. *** After Viktor and Bella arrived in 1976, they waited in suspense for six months, until the arrival of Rimma and Ilia Cruzhkov, Bella's aging parents. The joy of their reunion was mingled only with increasing strain of worry over the safety of younger members of the family still in Russia. Finally last month, and in answer to years of steadfast hope, word came that the remaining members of the family were safe in Rome and awaiting final transport to freedom. On March 1, young Lev Dobrovitsky's parents, Gidalya and Esterka Sheikhet and their son, Semyon, 18, completed the journey. Wednesday, with the arrival of father Lev, the young Lev and his family, the Dobrovitskys are all together again. A saga of pain had ended. A new life, filled with hope for the future, had begun. ...And when Viktor's son, Vitaly, was asked if he would teach his newly- arrived cousin, Angela to speak English, he replied very firmly, "No. I will teach her Hebrew so she can be Jewish like me..." Fasting Wednesday For Shcharansky Jewish community leaders -- rabbis, organization, CJA and Federation heads -- are asked to observe the inter- national hunger strike Wed., March 15, protesting the unfair treatment of Jewish dissident Anatole Shcharansky by the Soviet Union, according to Muriel Altus, Tampa, and Eva Ritt, Orlando, heads of Soviet Jewry committees.