Cantor Frankel Writes
in April Judaica Post
WA Allocations Plan and Its Supervising Board
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budget the board of directors of the • Jewish Agency for Israel,
Inc., will each select the particular activities and programs of
immigration, absorption, resettlement, education and other
philanthropic activities it wishes to support. In this way all
funds allocated by the Jewish Agency for Israel, Inc., will be
'clearly designated for specific philanthropic activities carried
out by the Jewish Agency for Israel, Jerusalem.
The board of directors of the Jewish Agency for Israel,
Inc., will appoint an American to represent them in Israel.
He will keep in close contact with all projects approved in the
budget and will be responsible to the directors to ascertain
that all funds are spent in accordance with the agreement
between the Jewish Agency for Israel in Jerusalem.
In anticipation of the new agreement, the Jewish Agency
for Israel has transferred Zionist education and cultural acti-
vities in the United States to the American Zionist Council,
the coordinating agency of all Zionist groups in the United
States. Allocations to the American Zionist Council will be
terminated as of March 31, 1961.
Also, within the framework of the new agreement, it has
been decided to terminate allocations to the constructive
enterprises funds operated by Zionist parties in Israel as
of December 31, 1960. These are indications that, with the
cessation of these allocations, the American Zionist Council
and the Zionist parties affected by this decision will either
engage in independent fund-raising campaigns or apply for
allocations to the local Jewish federations and welfare funds
in the United States.
Dr. Stone indicated that allocations made by the Jewish
Agency for Israel, Inc., would be determined by a process of
line-by-line budgeting similar to that used in Jewish com-
munities for local programs. Commenting on the announce-
ment that allocations to the Constructive Philanthropic Funds
of the Zionist parties in Israel will be discontinued as of Decem-
ber 31, 1960, he said that "those who have criticized these
allocations fail to understand conditions in Israel as they have
developed over the past four decades."
"The Zionist parties which have received allocations from
the Jewish Agency for constructive work in Israel are more
than political parties in the American sense of the word," Dr.
Stone explained. "They represent a philosophy, a way of life.
By establishing housing projects and settlements into which
new immigrants can be integrated, these constructive enter-
prises help the newcomers to be . resettled among neighbors
who share the same values and bring up their children in the
"There can be no doubt that the activities of these funds
have been of a purely philanthropic nature and at no time
conflicted with the tax exempt status of the United Jewish
Appeal. As late as February of this year, the UJA received
affirmation from the U.S. Treasury Internal Revenue Service
that contributions to the United Jewish Appeal continue to be
tax deductible as they have been without interruption since
"Let it be understood that the present action—discontinu-
ing these allocations—has not been taken because of any
pressure or criticism from any special group or individuals
outside of the United Jewish Appeal," Dr. Stone stressed.
"When over a year ago the decision was taken to broaden the
participation of American Jewish leadership in the disposition
of United Jewish Appeal' funds spent in Israel, it was agreed
by top United Jewish Appeal leaders and. Zionist leaders that
these alloCations and other expenditures for Zionist cultural
activities would no longer come out of United Jewish Appeal
Center Theater Slates 'Festival of Comedy'
Detroiters Fisher and Stollman
"Festival of Comedy" will be and beatnik poets of the 17th
presented by the Jewish -Cen- century will be presented with
Earn Distinction of Serving on
ter Theater, featuring a Corn- period costumes and music of
21-Member Fund Allocating Group. media dell' Arte night, an ex- the period.
Two Detroiters—Max M. Fisher and Phillip Stoll-
man—have 'attained national distinction by having been
selected to serve on the new 21-member board of direc-
tors for the handling of Jewish Agency philanthropic
funds raised by the United Jewish Appeal.
hibit, and a presentation of
Moliere's "The Learned La-
Opening event of the festival
will be a Commedia dell' Arte
night, at 8:15 p.m., April 27,.
in the Aaron DeRoy Theater,
The same night an exhibit
will open, aimed at showing
the influence of this brilliant
and colorful theater movement
on painting and other arts.
The exhibit will run through
performances of Moliere's "The
Learned Ladies," May 12, 14,
and 15. a climax to the "Festi-
val of Comedy." This satire on
culturines, celebrity chasers
Phillip Stollman, well known
local builder, and land develop-
er, who is associated with his
brother, Max, in the Biltmore
Building Co., holds one of the
leading positions in behalf of
Israel's educational activities,
as national chairman of the
American Board of Trustees for
Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
Born in Poland, May 15, 1906,
he came to the United States
in 1921. He is a former Detroit
Israel Bond Committee chair-
man and is a member of the
national board of governors of
the Israel Bond . Organization.
He has recently been named
chairman of the Israel Bonds
Midwest Region synagogue cam-
paign and he heads the High
Holy Day Israel Bond drives
Stollman is a member of the
board of governors of the Jew-
ish Welfare Federation and of
the executive committees of the
Allied Jewish Campaign and
the Jewish Community Council.
He is a Founder of Albert
Einstein College of Medicine
and a Fellow of Bar-Ilan Uni-
versity. He is associated here
actively with the Jewish Nation-
al Fund, is president of Detroit
Mizrachi, has affiliations with
local congregatiOns, yeshivoth
and Young Israel and is a mem-
ber of the boards of Sinai Hos-
pital and the United Hebrew
Schools. He is a member of Pis-
gah Lodge of Bnai Brith and
Town and Country Club. He is
active in private investment un-
dertakings in Israel.
Phillip and Max Stollman
"An Artist's - Artist"
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Max M. Fisher, whi. has been
active nationally in tbe affairs
of the United Jewish Appeal, is
president of the Jewish Wel-
fare Federation of Detroit.
A former Allied Jewish
Campaign chairman, he has
been active in numerous local
community undertakings, Jew-
ish- and civic.
One of the country's leading
industrialists, the man who was
the major factor in the develop-
ment of the Aurora Oil Co.'s
progreis and in Speedway '79's
expansions, Fisher has taken a
deep interest in Israel, has
made a number of trips to Is-
rael and has been invited by
the Israel government on num-
erous occasions to serve in ad-
visory economic capacities.
He was honored last month
by being elected a member of
the board of governors of Heb-
rew Union College-Jewish Insti-
tute of Religion.
The new 21-member board
which will handle UJA funds
is headed by Dewey D. Stone,
of Brockton, Mass.; and Fisher
will be co-treasurer with Abra-
ham Goodman, of New York.
have for many years worked to-
gether on many projects in be-
half of Israel as well as local
religious and other undertak-
ings, and Phillip says of his
brother Max that "without his
help and encouragement I could
not have rendered the services
to which I have dedicated my
life in the Jewish community."
FOR THE BEST DEAL
MAX M. FISHER
An article on "Musical In-
struments of the Bible," written
by. Cantor Reuven Frankel, of
Detroit's Cong. Shearey Zedek,
appears in this current issue of
Judaica Post, a magazine de-
voted to philatelic Judaica.
Inspiration for the story is
drawn by Cantor Frankel from
an Israeli stamp, showing the
blowing of the Shofar, which
has a tab inscription: "Blow the
horn at the new moon, at the
full moon for our feast day."
Other items of note in the
monthly publication are stories
on David Brandon of Panama,
an Economic Vkw of Topical
Collecting and a list of indi-
viduals, often taken for Jews
when they appear on postage
stamps although they are not
Jewish, prepar e d by John
Henry Richter, of AnL Arbor.
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