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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-11-09

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S. African Jewish
Leader Urges Israel
ondary schools are made up of students of European Halt Criticisms

THE DETRO IT JE WIS H NE W S -- Fr iday, No vember 9, 19 62

UJA Mission Pled cres Mobilization for Refugees

(Continued from Page 1)

should assure the assumption by all Jewish commu-
nities of their "proportionate share in this responsi-
bility," and to make their appeal valid they undertake
to raise their own standard of giving.
One basic factor made the UJA Mission a note-
worthy event in current history: the intimacy with
which the more affluent Americans mingled with the
economically distressed people who had. just arrived in
Israel and with whom they fraternized during their
stay in order to learn the reasons for their coming to
Israel, their cultural background, their aspirations and
their ability to merge with the pioneers in this little
land whose courage has become a matter of admiration
by peoples everywhere.
On the very first night of their arrival in Israel,
the spokesmen for many UJA campaign organizations
in the United States had an opportunity to view the
arrival of nearly 300 newcomers from eight countries.
Among them were more than 100 children, some of
whom were being breast-fed by their young mothers.
There were some very old among them– -a couple in
the nineties, some in their eighties. They came from
differing nationality backgrounds. Their goal was the
same for all: that of escape from humiliations and the
acquisition of a new status in their own free land. Some
fell to the ground and kissed the earth of the land that
is now their last refuge—for many of them after many
years of sufferings. Many rushed towards the Ameri-
cans who lined the runway at the airport to which they
were brought on planes from Vienna, Gibraltar and
Marseilles and kissed their hands.
Never before had these free Americans, who had
just been brought face to face with kinsmen who
came from the East — from near and.from afar, some
white, some darkskinned experienced such emo-
tion. Men and women of varying cultural back-
grounds embraced and kissed as symbols of joy over
the rescue and faith in continuing bonds of unity for
all Jews who are akin. The American women lifted
children and hugged and kissed them, while the
mothers, and the other wanderers, fatigued from
their long journeys, expressed their gratitude for the
impending rehabilitation in words of thanks — in
many languages — and by bowing humbly to those
whose acts of mercy made their escape from indigni-
ties possible.
Then came the Americans' opportunity to see these
very people brought to their new homes, just erected,
some not yet completed, as in Dimona, in areas where
sidewalks are yet to be paved, where the dust does not
settle to easily. Here, again, the American observers
mingled with the olim hadashim — the new settlers —
helping them remove their baggage from the buses
that brought them to their _ new homes, encouraging
them, instilling faith in them.
When these Americans — who came in a Mission
under the guidance of Rabbi Herbert Friedman of New
York and Joseph Meyerhof of Baltimore — then began
to meet with Israeli officials — Prime Minister David
Ben-Gurion, Finance Minister Levi Eshkol, Minister of
Education Abba Eban and others — there was a closer
understanding of the needs and of what was transpiring.
And when the time came for the surveyors of Israel's
status to resolve their decisions and to declare them-
selves on the needs and responsibilities, there was a
deep understanding which seems to assure an inspired
leadership for UJA in an era of serious obligations.
There were many important spokesmen in the
latest UJA Study Mission — 'Edward M. M. Warburg,
Rabbi Isadore Breslau, Charles Gershenson and Joseph
Holtzman of Detroit, and a delegation of 12 others from
Detroit; David Litvin of Newark, a group of prominent
New Yorkers, including Jack Weiler, Morris Brecher,
Charles Bensley, Moses Leavitt, Arthur Loewengart
and others; Irving Shavitz, of Teaneck, N.J.; Dewey
Stone and Bernard Grossman of Boston; Robert Fein-
berg of Omaha; Moses Katz of Denver; Saul Rosen of
Patterson, N.J.; Benjamin Saltzstein of Milwaukee;
Isaac Taylor of Baltimore; David Litvin of Newark;
Samuel Rotheberg of Atlanta, and the others from about
20 more cities.
Max Fisher of Detroit joined the group in Paris
for a study of refugee conditions in France. The JDC
study sessions provided an opportunity for acquaintance
by the American leaders with what is transpiring with
the aid of funds raised in the U.S. for the great humani-
tarian UJA effort. The 145 members of the UJA Mis-
sion soon will be back at their posts, heading the great
effort to make the 1963 task of UJA easier for those
who strive to continue the work of rescue and rehabili-
One of the most realistic approaches to Israel's
position was the one advanced by Abba Eban, Ameri-
can Jewry's favorite among Israel's spokesmen, who
outlined the educational program of his country.
Eban frankly discussed the Arab problem within
the educational orbit and pointed to the handicaps suf-
fered by the Oriental portion of the population. He
stated, in his address to the Mission members:
"Today the vast proportion of our graduate and
undergraduate population in our universities and sec-

stock. It is small comfort to us that the achievements
of our student bodies, both in the 9 to 14 year compul-
sory school age group and those attending our second-
ary schools and institutions of higher learning rate well
up with those of the student bodies in French, English
and United States schools. It will bode ill for the future
of Israel if we cannot bridge the gap and embrace more
of our Oriental immigrant groups in our educational

Judge Kaufman, Blondy, Receive
Overwhelming Mandate of People

Probate Judge Ira G. Kauf-
man received 487,515 votes in
his re-election to the bench, out-
distancing his closest associate
by a 69,000
Kaufman is
president o f
the Zionist Or-
ganization o f
Detroit, a past
president o f
Adas Shalom
Synagogue and
a leader in Kaufman
several other Jewish community
Charles Blondy won the over-
whelming mandate of the people
of the Fourth District to resume
his seat in the State Senate.
Markus S. Simon, Republican,
and Albert A. Kramer, Demo-
cratic, were losers. Allen H.
Blondy, former state senator,
lost with 191,643 votes in the
Circuit Court race.
* * *

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

Three Jews were elected to
the United States Senate in the
national polling Tuesday and
nine others won seats in the
House of Representatives.
The Jewish members of the
Senate of the 88th Congress will
be Jacob K. Javits of New York,
a Republican re-elected to a
second term by a majority ex-

ceeding one million; Ernest
Gruening of Alaska, a Democrat
re-elected to a six-year term;
and Abraham Ribicoff, former
governor of Connecticut a n d
President Kennedy's Secretary
of Health, Education and Wel-
Rep. Seymour Yates, Illinois
Democrat, the fourth Jewish Sen-
atorial candidate, was defeated
by Everett Dirksen, Republican
majority leader.
All Jewish incumbents seeking
return to the House were re-
elected. Of these, Seymour Hal-
pern of New York is the only
Other New York Congressmen
to be re-seated are Emanuel
Celler, for his 21st consecutive
term; Leonard Farbstein, Abra-
ham Muller, Jacob Gilbert and
Benjamin S. Rosenthal.
Rep. Sam Friedel was re-
elected in Maryland; Herman
T o 11 in Pennsylvania; a n d
Charles S. Joelson in New
Jews were also elected to vari-
ous state offices. Among them
is New York State Controller
Arthur Levitt, for a third term.
There was only one Jewish
candidate in the 35 gubernatorial
races. He is Robert M. Morgen-
thau. He lost by close to half a
million votes to New York Gov.
, Nelson Rockefeller.

The Republic of South Africa
"would do much better if the
outside world leave it alone to
tackle its own problems," Dr.
Teddy Schneider, chairman of
the South African Jewish Board
of Deputies, said in reference
to the current United Nations
debate on South African racial
Israel had opposed South
Africa's apartheid policies at
the UN. As far as South Afri-
can Jewry was concerned, Dr.
Schneider stated: "We are a
permanent part of the South
African population. We will do
all that we can to assist South
Africa to progress, and to fur-
ther South Africa's cause both
inside and outside the country."
He spoke at the board's monthly
He cited resolutions adopted
at a recent Board of Deputies
Congress which, while urging
every Jewish citizen to make
his individual contribution
toward the promotion of racial
understanding and cooperation,
also stressed that Jews played
their parts in South African
politics as citizens and as mem-
bers of whatever political par-
ties they chose to join. The
resolutions also emphasized that
there was no collective Jewish
attitude on political issues.



Lobby Lafayette Bldg.
WO 5-1266


1. KFAR CHABAD—A village of 200 families, founded in 1948 by immigrants from
Russia, engaged in agriculture. Now offering a haven for newcomers from Morocco
and Algiers.

2. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS-15 Schools located in small towns servicing new -immi-
grant settlements and offering education to 3,000 children.

3. VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS-4 trade schools, offering courses in agriculture, carpen-
try, metalwork, and printing. The printing school was established with the support
of Schaver—Lazarov families of Detroit.

4. YESHIVOT (Institutes of higher learning)-6 located in Jerusalem, Lydela, Tel-
Aviv, Kfar Chabad, Rishdon Le-Zion and Kiryat Gat in the Negev.

5. Adult & Youth Extension activities — A) Groups for dissemination of chassidic
culture and religion among the youth and adults in cities and kibbutzim. B) 15 day
camps for boys and girls from needy families for the summer vacation. C) 2 social
welfare agencies for new immigrants and needy in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv in
association with the Joint-Distribution Committee. D) 30 youth clubs in new
immigrant settlements to help build a new generation of Israelis steeped in
Jewish tradition.

6. Teachers Institute—Teachers seminary for young women.

7. Supplementary Educations—Night schools in Jerusalem and Suburbs.

Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch
Chabad Lubavitch

Will hold its

Detroit Fifth Annual Dinner

MONDAY — DECEMBER 17, 1962 — 6:30 P.M.

Honoring Judge Ira G. Kaufman



Chairman, Detroit Committee


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