To Heroes of Warsaw Ghetto
THE JEWISH NEWS
Incorporating the Detroit Jewish Chronicle commencing with issue of July 20, 1951
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Editor and Publisher
SIDNEY SHMARAK CARMI M. SLOMOVITZ HARVEY ZUCKERBERG
Sabbath Scriptural Selections
This Sabbath, the twenty-ninth day of Nisan, 5721, the following Scriptural selections will be
read in our synagogues:
Pentateuchal portion, Shemini. Lev. 9:1-11:47. Prophetical portion, I Samuel 20:18-42.
Licht Benshen, Friday, April 14, 6.54 p.m.
VOL. XXXIX, No. 7
April 14, 1961
'Know Your Center Week'
On April 30, the Jewish Community
Center will inaugurate a -new project—
a "Know Your Center Week" that is
intended to acquaint the community with
the manifold services offered by this
There already have been enrolled
more than 9,000 members in our Com-
munity Centers, and these affiliates un-
doubtedly are fully aware of the variety
of programs that are available at the
main Center and its branch.
There no doubt are many thousands
more who are equally well informed
about the activities of the Center, and it
is to be hoped that they, too, will join
the movement and will help strengthen
it. It is in such fashion that some of the
previously reduced programs can be re-
stored to their former strength.
Indeed, there must be thousands also
who are uninformed about the Center's
There the "Know Your Center Week"
serves a special purpose in calling the
attention of the entire community to its
many services—to the work for young
and old, to the sports activities, the art
and music programs, the film forums, the
camera - club, the older adult functions.
There are many additional activities that
have won the hearts of our community
and have received national acclaim—for
example, our Book Fairs and other events
of considerable significance.
We call the "Know Your Center
Week" to the attention of our readers
in the hope that they will take greater
Our JTA Washington correspondent, Milton Friedman, al-
interest in the programs that are offered I
them, so that they may know how much ready has given an interesting account of -the Edward Israel
in A. L. Todd's "Abandoned."
the Center's work means to the older folk story The
Todd story, published by McGraw Hill Book Co. (330
for whom the Center is a god send, and , W. 42nd, N. Y. _36), is a significant account of a great polar
so that they may realize how many func exploration. It is the dramatic story of the Greely Expedition,
tions in the Center are of great value to ' . of the years 1881 to 1884.
people of all ages in our midst.
Part of the story relates to the Kalamazoo young hero,
A. L. Todd's 'Abandoned' Tells
Notable Edward 1 srael Story
Crucial Final Weeks of Allied
Jewish Camp aign
, Sgt. Edward Israel, who volunteered to join the expedition.
Todd, at the outset, reports about him in relating the composi-
' tion of the Greely exploring party:
Edward Israel, the astronomer, had been plucked
service ' from "Sergeant
the senior class of the University of Michigan on the
recommendation of the astronomy professor. He ranked as the
n d e d beardless boy of the party, the youngest at 21, and its only
We are approachina the final weeks ice to Israel and to Jewry and the
of the Allied Jewish Campaign,
and the must be most constructive.
Jewish wanderings have not e
crucial days ahead call for increased
action to assure. the raising of the $5,- with the resettlement of the survivors Jew."
from Nazism. New problems are con- II
There are only kind things said about Israel in Todd's
500,000 goal set for the current year.
Our community has the serious obli- stantly arising. The Jewish communities , exciting story. During the most crucial times, Israel was -meth-
odical," and even when he was getting to be very weak during
gation of providing for uninterrupted -in - Moslem countries now are in grave • the
serious trials of the explorers he remained "mentally as
services by our major local educational,
social service and recreational agencies. Jews now living behind the Iron Curtain
Edward Israel did not survive the trials to which he and
Our schools must be given maximum
his party in the expedition were subjected. When he died,
ably taking his text
support. Sinai Hospital and the Home of Israel, seeking refuge from environ
burial service, consider
ament sources only.'' Todd's story relates:
for Aged must continue their important ments where their quest for Jewish from
m Old Testament
"Every es man of the expedition liked Edward Israel. •Soft-
functions in the community. The numer- spiritual sustenance falls on deaf ears.
We dare not forget these obligations. spoken, personable, well-educated, Israel had never been any-
ous other agencies in this city, and the
of -his comrades, no matter how trying
score or more causes we support nation- They challenge our sense of justice and thing but considerate
the circumstances. All the other men had been volunteers;
ally, must not be handicapped by even our duties to kinsmen. They call upon us i , Israel
had joined the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition as its
to remain merciful in our dealings with 1 astronomer
the minutest reduction of our support.
at Greely's request, after the commander had a
The Allied Jewish Campaign has as the less fortunate in Jewry and to stand strong recommendation from Israel's professor at Ann Arbor.
its major task to provide Detroit's gift ready at all times to assist them.
Although his departure for the Arctic had saddened his par-
If, therefore, the part we play in ents, who ran a prosperous house furnishings business in Kala-
to the United Jewish Appeal in behalf
of Israel and the tens of thousands who saluting Israel on its 13th anniversary mazoo, Mich., they bowed to their son's desire to follow his
are clamoring to escape from persecu- is to be effective, we must increase our professional bent even when it meant putting his life in
tions and to settle in Israel. A great efforts in behalf of the major fund that danger.
As he felt himself slowly sinking toward death, Israel
responsibility is involved in this link provides assistance to those seeking frequently
remarked to Greely, whose sleeping bag he shared,
between our campaign and the overseas refuge in the new State and whose that he was satisfied in knowing that he had not an enemy
relief and rehabilitation movement, and
in the world . . ."
it is of the utmost urgency that we exert tiers in Israel in the field of housing,
That is how all the men in the expedition felt. Even Sgt.
our energies in behalf of the current health and temporary relief until they • David L. Brainard, the only man with whom Israel had the
only, argument in his career—for which he later apologized—
drive to guarantee undiminished support become self sustaining.
The call that goes forth from the wrote about Israel: "Everyone was his friend. He had no enemies.
for the UJA.
Jewish communities everywhere are Allied Jewish Campaign is, therefore, for His frankness, his honesty, and his noble generosity of nature
won the hearts of all his companions . . ."
ourselves and for our kinsmen for the had Todd's
now preparing to show their friendship,
"Abandoned" is a great story about a daring and
once again, to Israel, on the occasion of
hazardous event in history. Part of the story is that of the
the State's 13th anniversary. There will and for our fellow Jews in lands of , heroic Jewish lad from Kalamazoo Edward Israel.
be celebrations in this and in hundreds oppression who look to us for aid in ,
of other communities. These assevera- escaping from humiliations.
Our response to this great human-
tions of friendship must not remain mere
lip service. They must be translated into itarian campaign must be more generous
action. They must take the form of serv- today than ever before.
Four UAHC Publications Treat
Musical Themes and Holidays
20th Anniversary of U. S. Savings Bonds
Next month will mark an important
anniversary — the twentieth of the in-
auguration of the United States Savings
Bonds. It should be an occasion for new
activities to make the Savings Bonds
program one of the most successful pro-
jects of our citizenry.
It is encouraging to know that Mich-
igan's U.S. Savings Bonds sales in 1960
amounted to $262,670,000 — a sum
exceeding by far the 1959 goal. While a
quota of $269,600,000 was set for the past
year, the fact that 97.4 per cent of the
assigned goal was attained is proof of a
hearty response to the Bond appeal.
Wayne County raised 99.8 per cent
of the goal assigned to it last year. That
was an excellent showing and it is a
tribute to our people's desire to partici-
pate in an important Government financ
The funds secured through such loans
by the c i t i z e n s to their Government
assists in easing financial pressures. At
the same time it gives the citizens a
guaranteed income from the best invest
meat they can possibly hope to make.
On the twentieth anniversary of the
launching of the U.S. Savings Bonds
program, it is to be hoped that the Bond
purchases will increase -and that the
Government-citizenry partnership linked
by the Bonds will create an even greater
sense of pride in our Americanism, just
as it will lead to an even keener concern
over the welfare of American citizens by
those who have been selected to be our
spokesmen in the nation's capital.
Four interesting new publications were made available to
Jewish educators by the Union of American Hebrew Congrega-
An especially timely one is "The Table," a play for Pass-
over, by Jay Leipzig. Using a "speaking table" as "the medium,"
a deep interest is developed in the festival among the actors
who pass on the sentiments to the audience.
For Purim, UAHC issued a play for children by Helen Fine
under the title "Supersonic Purim." With music by Dr. Moses J.
Eisenberg, this play can be most effective in passing on the
Purim spirit from performers to audience. The musical selec-
tions`Space Men Brave," dealing with the stratospheric theme;
"I Am a Man of Fame" and several others—lend strength to
the holiday theme.
A third in the series of publications is a manual for directors
of junior choirs in synagogues, by Ben Steinberg, issued under
the title "Together Do They Sing." It is a splendid guide for
teaching Jewish songs in schools, it is illustrated with musical
selections and it includes advice on Hebrew, Yiddish and Has-
The fourth in the series of new pamphelts is Mildred Berry's
"G'D ee Celebrates the Holidays." The "heroine" is the female
goat, "G'Dee." The celebrations emphasize the spirit of the
Sabbath, Sukkot, Tu b'Shevat and Shavuot _