Annual - Federation Budgeting - Conference Next' Sunday
The Jewish Welfare Federation will hold its
pre-campaign budget conference, 10 a.m., Sunday,
Dec. 16, at the Jewish Community Center, 18100
Meyers. Max M. Fisher, president of the Federation,
will preside. A continental breakfast will be served .
at 9:30 a.m. '
The budget conference will develop a formula
for allocating funds to be raised from the Federa-
tion's 1963 Allied Jewish Campaign, in the local,
national and overseas categories.
L. N. Simons'
The budget conference idea was developed in
Detroit and was first tried 10 years ago. It has since
spread to many Jewish communities throughout the
The recommendations of the budget conference
are not binding until they are approved by the
Federation board of governors. Features of the con-
ference are the presentation of anticipated needs by
leaders in the budgeting areas of health and wel-
fare, education, community relations and overseas
Judge Theodore Levin will make the presenta-
tions in behalf of overseas needs. The other presen-
tations are: Health and welfare, Allen E. Schwartz;
community relations, Jack 0. Lefton; education,
Louis LaMed. Federation vice-president Hy Safran
will be steering committee chairman.
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Limited Solicitation Efforts
Succeed in • searing Home
for Aged Auxiliary Facilities
Need Only $171,000 For New Structure
Urged by l9 La rads;
Opposed by U.S.
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UNITED NATIONS — The United
States government Tuesday told the
General Assembly's Special Political
Committee that it is equally opposed to
the Arab Moslem resolution calling for
a custodian over Arab property allegedly
existing. in Israel and is also against a
resolution introduced Monday calling
for direct peace negotiations between
the Arab states and Israel.
Addressing the 110-member commit-
tee, which for more than two weeks has
been debating the Arab refugee problem
here, Carl T. Rowan, U.S. deputy assist-
ant secretary of state, told the UN that
the Arab insistence on a custodian in
Israel would be a clear infringement of
As for the resolution calling for
peace talks, Rowan said that such a step
is not timely at this point because of
the deep tensions on both sides.
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A limited and very private fund-raising effort for auxiliary facilities for the Jewish Home for
the Aged, conducted by a committee headed by Harry Barnett and Leonard N. Simons and assisted
by members of the Home for Aged board of directors and other community leaders, has met with
success and a new structure to supplement the present available space
appears to be certain of realization during 1963.
A dinner meeting of 100 people, at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel,
Monday, under Simons' chairmanship, heard a progress report indicating
that only $171,000 more is needed to provide the $2,200,000 fund for the
proposed new facilities for the Jewish aged in our community.
Simons reported that the Jewish Welfare Federation is contributin g
the sum of $1,100,000 towards the needed amount for the additional
building, and a sum of $1,250,000 had to be raised among a small group
of contributors, in a campaign of strict privacy that was in no way to
interfere with the approaching Allied Jewish Campaign. At the conclusion
of Monday night's dinner meeting, Simons announced the raising • of
$133,850 that night, bringing the total of private gifts to within $171,000
of the required additional sum of $1,250,000.
It is proposed to build the new Home for Aged structure, which is
not to replace but merely to supplement the needs provided in the present
home at Petoskey and Burlingame, in the northwest area of the city. While
the original plan was to utilize the Seven Mile - Sunderland site, a new site
more northerly is now being considered. •
Simons announced that the $900,000 raised thus far privately in the
Leonard N. Simons
silent campaign conducted in the past few weeks was topped by a $250,000
gift by Al and Tom Borman. Edward Fleischman, president of the Jewish Home for the Aged, is the
second largest contributor, with a gift of $100,000 for one of the motel wings for the new structure.
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Some Arab Nations Reported
Inclined to Seek Peace with
Israel, But Fear Neighbors
LONDON, (JTA)—A number of the Arab countries feel that the
time is coming when they have got to learn to live with Israel, Harold
Wilson, Labor member of Parliament and the Labor Party's "shadow
foreign minister," declared here in an overall report on a visit to
Israel, from which he had just returned, on the Hebrew service of the
British Broadcasting Company's radio transmission.
Declaring that he gained the impression of Arab readiness to talk
peace "from outside Israel as well as in Israel," the Labor Party's
foremost foreign affairs expert said that each of the Arab states "is
afraid to make the first step." "They are afraid," he declared, "that
if they do that, intervention may come from another Arab state, leading
perhaps to a palace or some other kind of revolution, and it would be
dangerous to take the first step.
"Until some such step is taken," he added, "there would have to be
a real awareness of Israel's security problem." The West, he said, "has
a job to do, particularly in considering the Suez Canal blockade against
Wilson declared himself "tremendously impressed" with Israel's
progress and "with the rate of advancement," both. on the industrial
and agricultural fronts. He lauded the progress made in the development
of desert areas, the absorption of immigrants, and the "social equality
being built in Israel."
ugutrates 25th. Anniversary
Year with. $96,000,000 Drive -Goal
NEW YORK, (JTA)—The United Jewish Appeal 25th annual national con-
ference concluded its three-day sessions here Monday, unanimously adopting a
$96,000,000 goal for aid to Jews in 28 countries, during 1963. Joseph Meyerhoff, of
Baltimore, was re-elected to a third successive term as UJA general chairman.
Adoption of the $96,000,000 goal called for the raising of $60,000,000 through
the UJA's traditional campaign effort, and $36,000,000 through a supplementary UJA
special fund. The latter was established "to ensure the ready availability of a large
extra source of aid with which to meet and overcome developing resettlement and
absorption emergencies in Israel, stemming from an over-normal ongoing immigration,
and to cope with acute social welfare needs in France, resulting from a recent influx
of 16,000 Jewish refugees from Algeria, Tunisia and other countries."
The final session ushered in a year-long observance of the UJA's 25th anni-
versary, which will be marked by more than 3,000 Jewish communities in connection
with their 1963 drives. The observances will be under the guidance of a 25th anniver-
sary committee headed by former Senator Herbert H. Lehman of New York, and
Meyerhoff serving as the committee's honorary general chairman and chairman,
respectively. Communal activities in connection with the UJA's 25th anniversary will
be directed by a UJA community activities committee of which William Rosenwald
Addressing the closing session, Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver said: `We will now be
working from a base of strength which we did not have 25 years ago. We will never
be desperate again, because our people will have a place to go. We now have a well-
trained, cohesive Jewish community in the United States. We are not unprepared
handle Jewish problems all over the world. Our American Jewish community is not
an escapist community. They have a binding sense of loyalty. Our young people are
becoming more closely associated every way with the Jewish community."
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