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March 31, 1961 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-03-31

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS -- Friday, March 3 1, 1961-- 30

National Council of Jewish Women
Urges Broader Immigration Laws;
Two Detroiters Named Officers

broadened program of health and
educational services for the
American people and adoption
of non-discriminatory immigra-
tion policies was urged in a res-
olution adopted by the 800 dele-
gates to the biennial convention
of the National Council of Jewish
In another resolution, the dele-
gates pledged continued support
for the social, educational and
cultural upbuilding of Israel and
urged continued United States
economic support of Israel.
President Kennedy, in a mes-
sage to the convention, lauded
the women's group, declaring that
"the goals which you have
espoused—child labor regulation,
women's franchise, social secur-
ity, better housing, fair labor
standards, pure food and drug
laws—are now accepted elements
in our social structure."
Amos Handel, director of voca-
tional counseling for the Haifa
municipality, said that while voca-
tional guidance pr o b l e m s in
Israel were in many cases like
those in the United States, "we
also have the problem of absorb-
ing the immigrant children and
youth in our schools and eco-
nomic life."
Gustav Saron, leader of the
South African Board of Jewish
Deputies, told the convention
that "American Jewry with its
great spiritual and material re-
sources may be expected to make
a significant contribution to the
future destinies of world Jewry."
He added that he was too far
away from South Africa to com-
ment on the recent constitutional
developments affecting the
David Harman, 16-year-old son
of Israel Ambassador Avraham
Harman, gave the delegates a
first-hand report on the Hebrew
University high school in Jeru-
salem which he attended. The
NCJW is raising $300,000 to
build a new campus for the
school which is a practice teach-
ing center for the NCJW-sup-
ported John Dewey School of
Education at the university.
Resolutions reaffirming the
need for the study of Juda-
ism, calling for extension of
civil rights in the United
States, and opposing "re-
leased time" of public school
pupils for religious instruc-
tion were adopt ed at the
NCJW convention.
The civil • rights resolution
urged vigorous enforcement of

laws, "especially those guaran-
teeing the right to vote" and
called for the extension to all
Americans of "full civil and
economic rights without dis-
crimination or segregation."
The resolution opposing "re-
leased time stated that such
plans "undermine the concept
of the separation of church and
state, which is basic to our sys-
tem of public education.
Another resolution lauded
President Kennedy's Peace
Corps and expressed the hope
that it "will become an effec-
tive and permanent feature of
United States foreign policy."
In other business, Mrs. Charles
Hymes was re-elected president
of the 68-year-old Council. Also
re-elected by the 800 delegates,
who represent 329 affiliated
Council groups across the
country, were national vice
presidents Mrs. Leonard Weiner
of Detroit, Mrs. Ronald Brown
of Cleveland, Mrs. Stanley C.
Meyers of Coral Gables, Fla.;
Mrs. Edward F. Stern of Seattle
and Mrs. Joseph Willen of New
York. Mrs. Lawrence G. Ana-
than and Mrs. Bernard Heine-
man of New York were elected
honorary vice presidents.
Mrs. Louis S. Cohane of De-
troit was elected a member of
the national board of directors.

Jewish Groups Give Views on Aid to Schools

NEW YORK, (JTA) — Major
Jewish organizations continued
to announce their attitudes to-
ward President John F. Ken-
nedy's proposals for Federal aid
to education. The American Jew-
ish Committee and the American
Jewish Congress endorsed the
Kennedy proposals and also
backed him in his opposition to
giving Federal aid or loans to
parochial or private schools.
Hadassah addressed a statement
to both houses of Congress back-
ing President Kennedy's bill for
Federal aid to public schools.
With regard to aid to parochial

Casablanca Jews Greet
King with Enthusiasm

PARIS, (JTA) —Large num-
bers of Casablanca's Jewish popu-
lation lined that city's streets as
King Hassan II visited the city
for the first time since his acces-
sion to the throne. Many ,Jews
were foremost among those who
received the new King, while
Jewish members of the Municipal
Council were present during cere-
monies in which the King was
presented with the keys to the
The enthusiastic reception for
King Hassan by Casablanca
Jewry followed the recent con-
versation between the King and
Moroccan Chief Rabbi Saul Danan
and official hints that the King
will adopt a liberal attitude to-
ward his Jewish subjects.

or private schools, in the form of
government loans or grants, the
Hadassah statement said that this
question "is not properly related"
to the pending Administration
bill, and should be considered
separately on its own merits.
' The Central Conference of
American Rabbis, national or-
ganization of Reform rabbis, in
a statement by the organization's
executive vice-president, Rabbi
Sidney L. Regner, affirmed sup-
port for the Administration's bill,
and expressed opposition to "t
use of Federal funds to p
grants or loans to n
The Conference,
dared the
Reform statement "has consis-
tently fought for eedom of re-
ligion, and hol
that religious
liberty is best
ntained throu
the separation of
State. We de are

have every right to send their
children to non-public schools,
but they do not have the right
to do so at government expense:"
On the other hand, Agudas
Israel of America, a national
Jewish Orthodox movement, de-
clared that "Orthodox Jewry
favors government support of
parochial schools, which bears no
relationship to the principle of
separation of Church and State,
since the parochial schools bear
the brunt of heavy budgets for
subjects, which should be
'er by the government." Ac-
cor 'ng
Agudah, "the penaliz-
ing of 0 odox Jewish parents,
by denyi
their children the
their taxes," con-.
st' es "a
crImination to which
Government should

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