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jr SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA S225 -? ? VOL. XXXVII NO. 3 10 CHESHVAN 5759 OCTOBER 30, 1998 0m*r0ra . U. POSTAGE PAID N0r Vleglnl= Pmgt N0.15 Published by United Jewish Federation of Tidewater "Peace" after nine days of negotiations Minutes before sundown Fri- day, Oct. 16. exhausted negotia- tors, Israeli Prime Minister Ben- jamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat emerged from the Wye River Middle East conference in Maryland to sign an interim peace accord in the East Room at the White House. The nine days of negotiations and crises were finally over. The accord essentially transfers another 13 percent of the West Bank to full or partial Palestinian control. This is in return for and the hope that the Palestinians will crack down on terrorism and Islamic radical organizations like Hamas and Islamic Jihad. But the euphoria quickly dimmed to despair when Netanyahu took President Clinton aside afterwards and brought up the matter of Jonathan Pollard. insisting that he be released. Pol- lard was convicted of spying on Israel's behalf 13 years ago. Although Clinton responded by saying that releasing Pollard was not possible at this time, he promised to review Pollard's case. Netanyahu left for Israel shortly afterwards, disappointed, but in the hope that Clinton would ulti- mately "find mercy" and release him. But I am today brimming not overconfidence, simpl3 tremendous chaUenges and achieved success sides..." -- Benjamin Netanyahu Despite the fact that a majority of Israelis support the new agree- ment with the Palestinians (according to the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot, 74 percent sup- port it; while 18 percent were opposed), protests occurred hours before the Prime Minister landed when about 20 settlers were arrested and two police officers were hurt in a demonstration Sun- day. The hand over of the land would put some Jewish settle- ments surrounded by Palestinian- controlled territory, except for access roads. In the United States, among the American Jewish organizations supporting the agreement was AIPAC, which noted: "We applaud President Clinton and his peace team led by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright for their diplomatic efforts to achieve this _Deadline approaches "Passages to Wisdom" to begin November 9 Linda Lane Lilley, Ph.D. to be challenged by new ideas, regardless of religious affiliation. "Passages to Wisdom" will explore contemporary issues in health, law, politics, the arts and religion. " Joel Rubin The agenda for Nov. 13 is as follows: "Pharmacology: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," Linda Lane Lilley, Ph.D. Making certain that medica- Many people place blame on the media for its role in the cur- rent governmental crisis. Is it fair to say that the media s creating the news. or are they just doing their job and reporting it? This is just one of the issues which will be discussed at the Friday, Nov. 13 session of "Pas- sages to Wisdom," a five-day continuing education program, organized by Jewish Community Center of Tidewater and co-spon- sored by Sentara Senior Well- Care and the Avalon S. and Mary Krukin Funds. The five-day event begins NOV. 9 and continues through Nov. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Norfolk Botanical Gar- dens. Dedicated to all adults with inquiring minds and a yearning "i)ns don't onflict v, ith each other is a major concern when several physicians manage one patient's care. Learning how to guard against possible devastat- ing problems will be examined by Linda Lane Lillev. Pb.D An associate px)fessor at Old Dominion University for 13 years, she is the co-author of Pharmacology attd the Nursing Process, a textbook now in ts second edition, and the co-author of a monthly column, which appears in the American Journal of Nursing. She is frequently invited to speak natinwide on a variety of topics related to phar- macology and nursing. "Shaping the Future: The Role of Government, the Pub. CONTINUED ON PAGE 15 HAT receives Leach-Kantro Educational Trust By Richard S. Marten As the end of this decade and, indeed, the century  ears, we are witness to a sweeping social and economic transforma- tion. According to demographers and economists alike, American society is on the verge of the largest transfer of wealth in the history of the world. The Jewish component of this intergenerational transfer has been estimated at seven hundred mil- lion dollars ($700,000,000). Many analysts believe it is necessary to develop new approaches to the funding of non-profit institutions, such as Hebrew Academy. Dr.Leon and Selma Leach It is incumbent upon us to establish sources of income that will continue, regardless of the vagaries of the economic land- scape or shifting demographics, and that will, furthermore, better enable us to fulfill the goal of ensuring the availability of a,qual- ity Jewish day school education for any Jewish child w, hose family so desires. The establishment of endow- ments and other forms of planned giving increases in significance in terms of the overall approach to fund raising. These have the capacity to generate income on a permanent basis, and to provide future economic security. In September of this year, just before the High. Holy Days,'Dt. the Leach-Kantro Educational Trust, naming Hebrew Academy of Tidewater as the ultimate bene- ficiary in the amount of $300,000. Under the guidance of the Tidewa- ter Jewish Foundation, the trust was also established for the con- tinuing Jewish day school educa- tion of their grandchildren, Matthew, Jason, and Harris Kantro. "Children will always have the opportunity to receive exposure to the secular culture," says Leon. "But it is so important for them to be exposed to their Jewish heritage while they are young." Selma adds: "We are proud to have a Hebrew day Leon and Selma'Leach endowed " CONTINUED 0NPAGE IS accord. We also commend Prime Minister Netanyahu. The risks he took to reach this agreement despite intense opposition from wthin his own governing coali- tion--are a reminder of the depth of his and Israel's commitment to achieving peace with security. "The Wye Agreement is a vic- tory for U.S.-Israel cooperation ... as Assistant Secretary of State Martin lndyk underscored before a group of Middle East experts shortly before the opening of the Wye Talks, 'A close and strong relationship with Israel is the best way to achieve peace." Anne Riophe to examine topic children at Forum Just because you have raised your children in a Jewish home and have given them the benefits of a Jewish education does not always insure that when they go away to college they will main- tain their Jewishness. How do Jewish parents handle this situation if, or when, it hap pens in their home? What can par- ents do to keep a parent-child i-elationship from fragmenting when religion becomes an issue? These are some of the ques- tions Anne Roiphe will explore CON11NUED ON PAGE 1