The Suburban Community
Lasting Passover Message:
Freedom of the Individual
of Bnai Moshe
Stephen Lanyi was elected
call with mixed . feelings of president of Cong. Bnai Moshe
great sorrow and swelling at the synagogue's recent. an
pride the last-ditch effort of nual meeting. He succeeds-Har-
resistance by thousands of ry J. Gunsberg, who held the
Jews in the ghettos who post for two terms.
fought to a man against the
Also elected by congregants
Nazis in a struggle that was were Julius Reznik and Melvin
certain to end only in death, Eliot Raskin, secretaries.
and defeat. History will re-
Elected to the board, which
cord that honor was theirs.
was increased from 13 to 19
NO one cause stirs the Jew t o members, were Andrew Iczko-
action more quickly than a vitz, William Roth, Milton Eis-
threat to freedom—to dangel ler, Meyer Ellis, John Isaacs,
to his own liberties or to peril s Dr . Samson Inwald, Norbert
to any group so long as the y Reins tein, Michael Wallach,
are in consonance with the Bernard Klein, Harry Korman
teachings of the Jewish tradi- and Arthur Boschan.
Still remaining on the board
No less than three major fes- are Mitchell Feldman, Irvin Far-
tivals celebrate victories by the kas, Eugene Friedman, William
Jews over oppression. Hanukah Gottlieb, Louis Kepes, Benja-
marks the heroic struggles of min Reznik, David Weiss and
the Maccabees against tyranny; David Schwartz.
New officers and board mem-
Purim tells the story of victory
over Haman; and the grand- bers will be officially installed
Sobermans Honored daddy of them all is Passover at services on the last day of
the world's first experienc Passover, April 19, by Rabbi
at Annual Banquet with
liberation from the yoke o e Moses Lehrman.
to the light of the free
of Chachmey Lublin man.
Bnai David Raises
At the recent annual banquet,
And Passover's message re $1,600 for Mo'os Hitim
held at Young Israel Oak-Wood
_that freedom is God-given ;
Over $1,600 was raised at the
Cent e r, Yeshivath Chachmey
Lublin honored the Soberman that liberty of the righteous is 25th annual Matzo Fund Din-
a just cause; that once attained , ner sponsored by the Mo'os Hi-
family with a plaque in mein- t
he quest for victory over sup- tim committee of Coq-. Bnai
ory of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob pression is -
to be continued; that 'David. Of the total, $400 went
every man must attend to his to the Detroit Mo'os Hitim Com-
Harry Stolsky, secretary of neighbors' wants "for ye were mittee, another $400 to the Miz-
the Yeshiva, and Meyer Levine, strangers in the land of Egypt." rachi Matzo Fund and the bal-
president of Cong. Beth Yehu-
Jews have learned their les- ance to the Joint Distribution
dah, made the presentation. son well through the genera- Mo'os Hitim Committee.
Jack Ginsburg was banquet tions. Just as those in the
Working on the Bnai David
chairman. Rabbi Y. Homnick Exodus were sustained on man- committee for the fund were
na from heaven and water from Rabbi Hayim Donin, Cantor Hy-
Rabbi Isaac Stollman recited the rock, so today are we pro- man J. Adler, Ben Canvasser,
Benshen after dinner.
viding our kinsmen, all over the Samuel S. Charg, Simon Shapi-
David Selmar, elementary Ye- world, with the necessities of ro, Charles N. Shere, Morris So-
shivah student, interpreted an life that will guarantee their verinsky and Jacob Winokur.
anecdote from the Gemorah en- free existence.
Sponsors included Morris
titled Kanya D'rovo.
Even more than necessities, Brandwine, David J. Cohen, Jos-
Rabbi M. Rothenberg, Ye- however, we are investing in eph Gorman, Melvin Richman,
shivah dean, delivered an ad- the future of our fellow Jews William Meyerfeld, Max Simon,
dress on "Need for Yeshivah in by providing them with edu- Julius Rotenberg and Nathan
Present-Day Society," stressi:Ig cation, by teaching them Slobin.
that true Jewish education is to trades, by granting funds that
DR. MARTIN E. GORDON, of
be found in the Yeshiva. He will establish them securely
concluded with the plea for co- and permit them to fully en- North Haven, Conn., a faculty
operation in the Yeshiva's fu- joy the sweet tastes of the member at the Yale School of
Medicine, has been elected presi-
ture plans for a day school free men.
dent of the Friends of the Yale
building campaign and ex-
Steadily, we are hacking away
pressed thanks for the efforts at individuals who yet, in this Hillel Foundation.
of staff members, Rabbi I. M. age, have failed to learn that
Zakon, Gerry Godfrey, Seymour the oppressor has never in his-
Kaplan and Eve Goldberg.
tory emerged victorious.
The guitarist, Rabbi Shlomo
Relentlessly, we pursue dicta-
Carlebach, accompanied him- tors who deny freedom to our
self, and sang in several lan- kinsmen in their countries and
still refuse to release them to
our charge. We continue our
faith that some day all men will
be free to enjoy the bounties of
For this is what we learn
By the Oak-Woodser
One of the curious stereo-
types used by professional big-
ots is that of the meek, passive
Jew—the individual who always
stays in the background while
others do the jobs he master-
Yet, even at a glance, one
could not be beguiled into be-
lieving such an outright fiction.
Today, as in -all generations,
Jews are in the forefront to do
battle against all manifesta-
tions of injustice.
Jewish names head the list of
the organizations that promote
civil rights and civil liberties,
that seek to provide equal job
opportunities, that lead the fight
to prevent bias in public hous-
And, in this season, we re-
Israel Gets Closer to Trade Balance
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
I chases of nearly 32,000,000
JERUSALEM — Israel prod-
ucts were sold in 85 countries
on all continents during 1959,
a year which was also marked
by an - increase of 70,000,000 in
Israel exports, it was announced
Imports dropped from 380 to
375 pounds per capita. The drop
in imports and increase in ex-
ports cut Israel's trade deficit
by 12 percent in 1959, compared
The United Kingdom re-
mained Israel's best customer,
purchasing more than 60,000,-
000 pounds worth of Israeli
products during the year.
The United States was a close
second, with purchases of 40,-
000,000 pounds. American im-
ports from Israel were 15,000,-
000 pounds higher than in 1958.
West Germany, with pur-
pounds, Switzerland and Bel-
; giurn, with purchases of about
17,000,000 pounds each, Turkey,
with 16,000,000 pounds and the
Netherlands, with 14,000,000
pounds, were next in that order.
Israel's main suppliers dui--
in 1959 were the United States,
West Germany, Britain, France,
the Netherlands and Switzer-
land. These countries account-
ed for two-thirds of Israel's im-
Israel now has trade agree-
ments or most favored nations
agreements with 28 countries.
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Bnai Moshe Plans
Service for Teachers
A special Friday evening
service honoring the religious
School faculty will be held at
8:30 p.m., today, at Cong. Bnai
Moshe. Rabbi Moses Lehrman
will speak on "The Role Our
Teachers Play in Jewish Life."
Certificates of honor will be
awarded to Abe Gornbein and
Harry Siegel, both of whom
have taught in the school for
over 10 years. Gerald Lorinczi
and Leonard Rosenberg will be
presented certificates marking
over three years' service.
The following teachers will
be listed on a scroll for giving
service and "showing intensi-
fied interest" in children of
the school: Mrs. Sol Dunn, Mel-
vin Merzon, Mrs. Blossom Hol-
man, Mrs. Sigmund Hellman,
Mrs. Etta Sharon, Milton Tam-
bor and Florence Rabinowitz.
Walter Farber, director of
the school for over a decade,
will discuss "Jewish Education
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