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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-05-29

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Degroies Education Survey
to Be Made Public June 3
at National Conference



More than 650 delegates from AAJE, will discuss the implica-

all parts of the United States tions of the report.

will gather in New York City
from June 3 to 5 to review the
findings of a history-making sur-
vey of Jewish education in the
country conducted by the
American Association for Jew-
ish Education.
The nationwide study, which
exhaustively and authoritatively
examines every.. major problem
relating to the field, will be
made public for the first time
at the fourth national confer-
ence on Jewish education spon-
sored by the AAJE, to be held

at Hotel Roosevelt. Samuel
Rothberg of Peoria, Ill., and
Michael A. Stavitsky of New-
ark, N.J., are co-chairmen of the
event which will mark the asso-
ciation's 20th anniversary.
The comprehensive report,
seven years in preparation, is
based upon thousands of inter-
views, reports, questionnaires

A special session marking the
20th anniversary of the Asso-
ciation will be held Thursday
evening. Addressing the meet-
ing will be Dr. George Stod-
darc14 Dean of the School of
Education of New York Uni-
versity, and Dr. Horace M.
Kallen, professor emeritus of
the New School of Social Re-
search, vice-president of AAJE.
As part of the 20th anniver-
sary celebration, delegates will
honor 27 charter members of

the association who are well-
known locally and nationally for
their efforts to improve the
standards of Jewish education.
Among those to be honored will
be Philip Slomovitz of Detroit.

Noted Scientists to Attend Stockholm Rally in August

JERUSALEM (WJA) — Two
nuclear physicists of inter-
national standing have accepted
the invitat'on to address the
World Jewish Congress Plenary
Assembly in Stolkholm next
August on the subject of inter-
national co-operation in nuclear
affairs, Dr. Nahum Goldman,
Congress president, announced
here. They are Prof. Isidor I.
Rabi of the United States and
Prof. Amos de Shalit of the
Weizmann Institute in Reho-
vot. Replies are still awaited
from Prof. Niels Bohr, the
Danish Nobel Prize Physicist,
and from a "famous Russian
scientist."
Two Moslems, one from Tuni-
sia and one from Morocco, and
a Polish representative are
among the non-Jewish speakers
invited to address the Plenary
Assembly on the subject of
"Cultural Pluralism," the right

continued and expanded possi-
bly to two Institutes a year.
Boris M. Joffe, executive di-
rector of the Council, pointed
out that there are anti-discrimi-
nation laws covering education
in five states.
The questionnaires filled out
by the seniors lauded the Insti-
tute and indicated that many of
the seniors had been largely
unaware of the Jewish com-
munity facilities and of the
many resources available to
them. within the large Jewish
communal family.
During the social hour re-
freshments were served by the
Student Committee, under the
chairmanship of Jerry Lax and
informal talks continued. The
s t u d e nt committee members
were Jerry Lax, president, Oak
Park High School; Henry She-
vitz, vice-president, Mumford;
Barbara Victor, secretary, Cass;
Marsha Cousins, Sidney Fox,
Howard Friedman, Gloria
Gonek, Nancy Hearth, Susan
Jacobs, Harriet Katcher, Judy
Oppenheim, David Shevitz, and
Howard Sulkin.

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This will include a discussion of
plans to transfer a major part
of the World Jewish Congress
headquarters from New York
City to Geneva.

Justification of Gas Deaths
Sends Italian to Prison

VERONA, (JTA)—An Italian
court here imposed a 20-month
jail term and a five-year suspen-
sion of political rights on Mit-
chell Dibella for an article,
"Apology for Fascism," which
justified the use of Nazi gas
chambers.

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Council Institute Probes Problems
Faced by U. S. Je wish Youth

More than 100 Jewish seniors
and research studies carried from Oak Park, Cass, Mumford,
forward in 33 representative Central, and other high schools
American communities whose in the community, participated
Jewish population ranges from in a special Institute -where
small (22,000 and under) to specialists discussed the prob-
large (400,000 or more). Some lems of discrimination which
20,000 persons— educators, Jewish youth may encounter,
teachers, rabbis, parents, lay- scholarship and vocational op-
men and schoolchildren — par- portunities, opportunities for
ticipated. Of this total, 11,550 Jewish self- expression and ob-
were youngsters, from 11 years servance in the armed services,
and up, attending weekday and and possibilities for Jewish ac-
Sunday schools of all Jewish tivities on university campuses,
denominations, whose attitudes at the Jewish Community Coun-
towards their schools, teachers cil fifth annual Institute for
and studies were carefully Jewish Seniors of High Schools,
elicited by trained personnel.
held Sunday evening at Ahavas
Included in the overall sur- Achim.
vey are the findings presented
Dr. Samuel Krohn, Rabbi Max
in individual reports from a Kapustin, Richard Salle and
number of American cities, Seymore Brieloff addressed the
including Detroit.
participants.
Harry Kobel, Institute chair-
The massive study was- car-
ried out under the direction of man, pointed out that although
a commission of distinguished America is rooted in a great
educators and laymen, headed democratic tradition, "there are
from 1952-1957 by Dr. Oscar I. individuals and groups in our
Janowsky, of the College of the country who are prejudiced and
City of New York, and from who do practice discrinination
1957 to the present time by in employment, edueation, hous-
Dr. Milton R. Konvitz of Cornell ing," and other areas. He
University. The report will be stressed the need for Jewish
presented to delegates at the high school seniors to know
Conference's opening session, what to do if they should en-
Wednesday, by its co-authors, counter discriminatory situa-
Dr. Alexander M. Dushkin, pro- tions.
Jerry Lax, president of the
fessor of education at the He-
brew University, Jerusalem, and student co-ordinating committee
Dr. Uriah Z. Engelman, director of the respective high schools,
of the research department of expressed the gratification_of the
AAJE. Philip W. Lown, of West students for the "important in-
Newton, Mass., president of formation being made available
to us through the Institute."
Leonard Antell, student coun-
selor at Cass Technical - High
School, a guest at the Institute,
stated that the specific informa-
on Jewish subjects made
and Workmanship! tion
available to the seniors at the
gathering is unavailable to them
from other sources and is "very
necessary." Consequently, he
suggested that this project be

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of minorities to pursue their
own way of life. Prof. Martin
Buber will speak for Israel if
his health permits him to at-
tend. A symposium on "Israel
and the World" which is to form
part of the Plenary Assembly,
meeting in the Swedish Parlia-
ment Aug. 2-12, will be ad-
dressed by Moshe Sharett, for-
mer Foreign Minister of Israel,
and Prof. Salo Baron, of Colum-
bia University.
Reorganization of the World
Jewish Congress will be an im-
portant topic of the Assembly.

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Lebanese Military Plane
Intercepted by. Israel

Direct JTA Teletype Wire
To The Jewish News

TEL AVIV — A Lebanese
military plane was intercepted
early Wednesday in northern
Israel and followed Israel
fighter planes to Haifa Airport,
landing after the Israel planes
fired several warning shots.
A military spokesman said
the plane was a three-engined
FM 79 Italian type Savoia
Machetti which was intercepted
over Ayelet Hashacher settle-
ment in the upper Galilee. He
said the warning shots were
fired when the plane at first
refused to heed signals from
the intercepting fighters to
land.
The plane and its crew of
five were detained at the air-
port where it was found that

special reconnaisance photo-
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the plane's facilities.

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