Federation Pre-Budget Conference on December 17
The Jewish Welfare Federation will hold its annual pre-campaign budget con-
ference, 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Jewish Center, 18100 Meyers.
The budget conference will develop a percentage formula for allocating funds
to be raised from the Federation's 1962 Allied Jewish Campaign into three categor-
ies: local, national and overseas.
The budget conference idea was developed in Detroit and was first tried 13
years go. It has since spread to many Jewish communities throughout the country:
Each year representatives from other communities came to observe Detroit's Budget
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Two unique features of the conference are that the budgeting is done in percent-
age of a whole, rather than in dollars, into an anticipated campaign achievement
and that the budgeting concerns geographic areas of need rather than specific
The recommendations of the budget conference are not binding until they are
approved by the board of governors of the Federation.
A feature of the conference is the presentation of anticipated needs by leaders
in the budgeting areas of health and welfare, community relations, education and
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Increasing Wave of Murders
Spurs Algerian Jews' Flight
African Envoys May
Erupt Refugee Issue
BY -SAUL CARSON
JTA Corrspondent at the United Nations
(Copyright 1961, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
The debate on the Arab refugee problem, currently under
way in the General Assembly's Special Political Committee, has
shaped up in accordance with expectations—as vitriolic and as
bitter as everyone in the know here had predicted. But under
the seething surface, there is a potential explosion in the making.
When this bombshell erupts, it will come with a big bang. For its
engineers are delegates who have known and have lived through
explosions. They are the newly liberated Africans.
When . Ahmad Shukairy, Saudi Arabia's gift to world ennui,
sounded off for more hours than anyone cared to count, he was
driving a score of nails into the Arab coffin. Literally dozens of dele-
gates in the committee sat stunned, bored and bothered as he raved
away against Israel. Others just took a walk to smoke or chat
in the clearer atmosphere of the halls outside the committee
room. Many were resentful. And among the angriest were a great
many Africans. ,Much of the Arab harangue is directed toward the
Africans. They don't want it and are prone to say, when asked,
that they have had enough of the Arab propaganda against a
people they knoW and like—the Israelis.
Israel now has close relations with more than 50 countries in
Africa and Asia. During the last year, at least a half-dozen of the
new African sovereignties have sent their leading statesmen for
personal, on-the-spot acquaintanceship with Israel, its government
leaders and its people. A number of treaties have been signed
between Israel and the new African countries. The Africans are not
taking the word of the Arabs on what Israel is like.
As for the refugee problem, the Africans are no longer
novices. They have taken the trouble to study that stormy situa- .
tion. They did not stop at the refugee problem. They went further,
deep into the history of the entire Palestine question. A dozen
Shukairys cannot bamboozle them with fireworks and fabrications.
What the refugee debate comes clown to, therefore, is this:
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ALGIERS, (JTA)—Algerian Jews, increasingly under physical attack in the
worsening Algerian-French situation, acted in organized fashion this week to
expedite plans to leave the strife-torn French colony.
Jewish organizations set up a committee to handle requests from Jewish
families for help in emigrating to France. They were spurred by no less than
five murders of Algerian Jews in a two-day period, most of them committed
by FLN Algerian rebel terrorists.
Anxiety was particularly strong in Constantine, where the Jewish population
has dipped from 17,000 before the Algerian independence struggle began to
about 5,000 now. The 12,000 who left went to France or Israel.
The remaining Jews in Constantine, expressing fears that the physical
attacks were taking on a specific anti-Jewish character, were reported ready
to emigrate. An additional factor in this decision was reported to be the
increasing penetration by Moslems into all administrative offices and into
Algerian trade and industry.
Many Algerian Jews, after receiving threats from Moslems, have responded
by packing up and departing after selling their homes and shops to the Moslems.
President Kennedy Greets Congregation
Shaarey Zedek, on Its 100th Anniversary
President John F. Kennedy headed a long list of notables who greeted
Congregation Shaarey Zadek on its 100th anniversary.
The President, in his message read at the centennial dinner at Cobo Hall,
Sunday night, congratulated and wished it well on the commencement of its sec-
ond century of existence.
Rabbi Morris Adler delivered the principal address of the evening, Dr.
Louis Finkelstein, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, who was
to have been the guest speaker, having been grounded in Chicago when lie
could not deplane here due to the fog. Judge Charles Rubiner was the toast-
master. Abraham Satovsky, president of the congregation, and Louis Berry
were among the speakers. The gathering was informed about the progress
that is being made in the construction of the new synagogue on James Couz-
ens and 11-Mile Road.
JDC Boasts Malben Achievements:
"The greatest voluntary rehabilitation agency of our times," Dr. Giora
Josephthal, Israel's Labor Minister, called Malben, the Joint Distribution
Committee program on behalf of aged, ill and handicapped newcomers
to Israel. The Malben program, which is expected to benefit more than
44,000 needy Israeli immigrants in 1961, will be one of the programs
reviewed at the 47th annual meeting of the Joint Distribution Committee,
Dec. 9 in New York City. This program, and others conducted by the
JDC in 26 countries in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, are
made possible mainly by the campaigns of the United Jewish Appeal. A
prime goal of the Malben program is to rehabilitate the handicapped,
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get them working. Photo on left shows one of the handicapped immigrants
in the sheltered workshop at Bet Lid. A new development is the home
care program under which patients may continue to live at home and
still receive medical treatment. The second photo shows a patient being
treated at home by a Pardess Katz Hospital staff member. For tens of
thousands of elderly Jews the Seder takes place "this year in Israel."
The third photo from left shows one of the newcomers taking part in a
seder at the JDC-Malben home for the aged at Givat Hashlosha. Photo
on right shows a group of mentally retarded youngsters from immigrant
families learning to play under carefree supervision in a JDC-Malben
home near Jerusalem.