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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-05-06

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, May 6, 1960

1,500 Detroiters Jam Adas Shalom Sunday
for Israel's 12th Anniversary Celebration

By FRANK SIMONS
Detroit Jewry participated in
a king-sized celebration of Is-
rael's 12th anniversary last
Sunday night at Adas Shalom
Synagogue. Some 1,500 people
swelled the social hall to wall-
stretching capacity, and another
500-600 were turned away at
the door.
The enthusiastic multitude
was reassuring to the night's
principal speaker, Ambassador
Michael Comay, who with his
Israeli brethren wondered 12
years ago; "What will happen
when there is no war, no blood-
shed, when the . state is well
established? Will the people
abroad lose interest?"
The Ambassador, who recent-
ly assumed his post 'as Israel's
permanent representative at
the United Nations, was com-
pelled to remark: "If this eve-
ning's occasion and your wel-
come to me, as a representa-
tive of the state, is an indica-
tion, your enthusiasm is a real
source of celebration."
Mr. Comay recalled the mem-
orable day in the United
Nations when the State of Israel
was created. "The only quiet
Jews in New York that night
were the Israelis because we
knew that the road ahead was
filled with difficulties.
"All alone," he continued,
"Israelis gathered in the
museum at Tel Aviv to sign
a Declaration of Independ-
ence. But they felt almost
as if they were signing their
own and their children's
death warrants.
"Some 6,000 young men—the
cream of the crop—died_ after
that, but they stopped the
Arabs 20 miles from Tel Aviv
and in the suburbs of Jerusa-
lem. Still we were not allowed
to say `Dayenu.' There was still
a state to build."
The Ambassador continued:
"At a time when we were dis-
organized and ill-prepared, an-
other army came marching in
—an army of destitute Jews
from the Nazi concentration
camps, from behind the barbed
wire of Cyprus, from the Arab
lands.
"They came at the rate of
1,000 a day, and they weren't
the picked immigration of the
United States today. There were
well people and sick people.
People coming to die. But they
were coming home.
"The thing that really mat-
ters about Israel is its willing-
ness to take in all Jews. It is
not fighting wars or deliver-
ing speeches at the United
Nations. What is important is

the job Israel has to do. It is
licking the Jewish problem so
that never again will there
be a homeless Jew in the
world.
"On Yom Ha-Atzmaut," Am-
bassador Comay said, "we have
to tell ourselves that Israel is
a job only half done. The state
is on a solid foundation, and
we are forging ahead."
He called for investments in
Israel, but insisted that those
who can't afford to invest can
at least see Israel for them-
selves by visiting.
The standing ovation given
to Comay was repeated at the
close of the evening's pro-
gram when the Ambassador
joined members of Habonim
and others in the audience in
a joyful hora.
The program opened with the
presentation of the colors by
the Jewish War Veterans and
Habonim, the singing of the
national anthems, led by Leah

Koven, and an invocation by
Rabbi Jacob E. Segal, of the
host congregation.
Mrs. Irving Posner, acting
chairman of the Zionist Council,
which sponsored the anniver-
sary event jointly with the Jew-
ish Community Council, was the
evening's chairman.
She introduced Stanley J.
Winkelman, who is slated to be
the new president of the Jewish
Community Council, and also
welcomed Ambassador Comay.
Joshua Stiele, leading tenor
of the National Hebrew Opera
Co., was guest soloist, and there
were some fine dance numbers
by Habonim's Dance Group.
Before the program closed
with the mass hora, Danny
Atlas played the accordian,
and there were some impromptu
songs by Arella, an Israeli
vocalist not mentioned on the
evening's program. The gay
close put a fine touch to a very
happy birthday celebration.

Rep. Griffiths Greets Israel's 12th
Birthday; Quotes Jewish News

Inserting in the Congressional
Record The Jewish News edi-
torial, "Israel's Anniversary:
Obstacles Due to Deceptions,"
Congresswoman Martha Grif-
fiths, of Detroit, greeted Israel
on the State's 12th anniversary
with a statement upholding the
Israelis' position.
In her statement, Congress-
woman Griffiths said: "Twelve
years ago the United States ac-

Israeli Professors Get
Rothschild Prizes -

TEL AVIV, (JTA) — Prof.
Max Kurrein, of the Haifa In-
stitute of Technology, a special-
ist in metallurgy, Prof. S. Ag-
mon, an authority on analytical
mathematics and Prof. D. Patin-
kin, an economist, were awarded
Rothschild Foundation prizes
for work in their fields. Prof.
Agmon and Patinkin are mem-
bers of the Hebrew University
faculty. Each prize was 5,000
pounds.
The presentations were made
in a park surrounding the burial
place of Baron and Baroness
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Edmond Rothschild near Zich-
Serving Detroit
ron Yaakov. The prizes were
Homes and Industry
presented by Prof. James de
Rothschild, of Cambridge Uni-
for Over 45 Years
of Theodor Herzl, founder of versity, a cousin of the late
Special to The Jewish. News
NEW YORK—Two conflicting the world Zionist movement. James de Rothschild who set
Zionist organizations — the Lipsky, honorary president of up the Foundation.
the League, outlined the forces
Zionist Orga-
and circumstances which had
nization of
brought Herzl to Zionism and of
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Jewish League
emergence of the State of
for Israe
Israel.
held import-
Other speakers included Dr.
ant meetings
Israel Goldstein, Judge Louis
here last
E. Levinthal and Shapiro, who
week-end.
opened the two-day national as-
The League
sembly. Mrs. Rose Halprin, act-
appeared to
SEE
ing chairman of the American
be making
section of the Jewish Agency,
new progress,
ALLEN CHARNES
HARVEY GELLER
greeted the delegates on behalf
judging by the
Assistant Sales Mgr.
General Sales Mgr.
of the Agency.
response to its
Shapiro
stated
that
promulga-
overflow meet-
tion of the Zionist unification
ing at the
plan would be extremely im-
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portant at this time when all
toria Saturday
Zionist
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phia, was elected president of problems of readjustment as a
the League, to succeed Ezra result of the changes in the
method of operation announced
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Shapiro, of Cleveland.
by the Jewish Agency for Israel
The League convention in New York three weeks ago.
pledged support to the Associa-
Abraham A. Redelheim,
tion of Americans and Canadi-
ans in Israel and urged League president of the Zionist Or-
members to participate in the ganization of America, ap-
United Jewish Appeal, in the pealed against "the creation
Israel Bond Organization and of any gap" between Israel
other programs in support of and American Jewry "as a
Israel. Other resolutions felici- result of misunderstanding
tated Israel on the country's and spiritual r if t s." He
12th anniversary, called upon warned that this would be
the new executive of the orga- catastrophic to the interests
nization to prepare to hold a of both."
Redelheim spoke at a session
youth pilgrimage in Israel in
LIVE BETTER!
the summer of 1961 and to of the ZOA National Executive
Council
at
which
the
12th
an-
LIVE LONGER!
launch an intensive member-
ship drive in those Jewish niversary of the State of Israel
communities where the League was marked by a reaffirmation
FULLY AUTOMATIC
has not established itself. Sam- of solidarity with the people
uel Rothstein of Brooklyn was of Israel "in their valiant strug-
DOES NOT USE
elected chairman of the gle to build a sound economy
League's executive committee, and to live in peace with their
WATER
and Samuel Rothberg of Peoria, neighbors," Zionist leaders
from
all
parts
of
the
country
Ill., was reelected chairman of
Completely Installed
the League's board of directors. attended the all-day meeting of
Avg. 5 to 6 Room House
the Council, which is the ruling
A call for increased priv- body of the ZOA between an-
ate investments by Americans nual conventions.
in Israel's economy was made
The meeting adopted a reso-
at the assembly by Pinhas lution calling upon the United
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Sapir, Israel's Minister of States Government "to take vig-
Commerce and Industry.
FREE ESTIMATES
orous action through all chan-
Avraham Harman, Israel's nels at its disposal to induce
We Have Installed Hun-
Ambassador to the United the leaders of all Arab coun-
dreds of Jobs in Detroit,
States, delivered a speech on tries to accept the permanent
the 12th anniversary of the existence of Israel." Another
Oak Park, Southfield.
State of Israel. He noted that resolution urged the United
Names & addresses on
Israel has made great improve- States "in the United Nations
request.
ments in this time and referred and elsewhere to halt the Unit-
to the great policies which have ed Arab Republic's illegal
enabled her to do so. Harman blockade of the Suez Canal and
said that Israel's development clearly to affirm its support of
and accomplishments in the the principle of passage through
years ahead will be influenced the Suez Canal for all nations."
more by one factory than by
The meeting also marked the
many resolutions.
100th anniversary of the birth
Louis Lipsky, founder of the of Theodor Herzl, founder of
Since 1937
American Zionist movement, the, Zionist movement, which
spoke on the occasion of the coincides with Israel's 12th an-
18814 JOHN R.
100th anniversary of the birth niversary.

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