$3,195,231 to Start With
Allied Campaign Has
At the opening Allied Jewish Campaign dinner
meeting, from the left: Al Borman and Charles H. Ger-
shenson, campaign chairmen; Joseph Meyerhoff and Dr.
William Haber, guest speakers, and Max Fisher, presi-
dent of the Jewish Welfare Federation.
Vol. XLI I I, No. 4
At a dramatic opening dinner meeting of the Allied Jewish Campaign, held
Tuesday at the Jewish Center, Charles H. Gershenson, chairman of the drive who
presided, announced that the sum of $3,195,231, representing 67 per cent of the total
raised last year, already has been subscribed.
Guest speakers at the opening meeting were Prof. William Haber of the
University of Michigan, president of World ORT, and Joseph Meyerhoff, national
chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, major beneficiary of the Allied Jewish
Reports submitted by division chairmen showed numerous substantial increases
which are encouraging the campaign organization in the hope that last year's
contributions will be oversubscribed.
With 20,000 more potential givers yet to be reached in the campaign, these
hopes are rising that the 1963 drive will be among the most successful in the history of
fund-raising in Detroit.
Detailed Report of Initial Campaign Meeting on Page 5
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USSR Jewry Faces Danger of
Remaining Without Matzoth
Weapons Affect Israel
JERUSALEM, (JTA)—Israel's grave concern over
the . non-conventional weapons now being . developed
in Egypt by German scientists was conveyed to the
United States Government by Foreign Minister Golda
Meir, who invited the American Ambassador, Wal-
worth Barbour, for a talk on this subject.
It was also indicated here that the Israel govern-
ment will' not hesitate to make public "vast and
startling" information about foreign participation in
Egypt's program of producing rockets, missiles and
non-conventional weapons, if Switzerland decides to
put on trial the Israeli arrested there for allegedly
"threatening" a German scientist work on this Egyp-
tian program. (Detailed story of Swiss incident on
The Israeli, Joseph Bengal, was arrested at a
hotel in Basle along with an Austrian scientist.
(The critical situation that has arisen as a result
of military guidance given to Egypt by former Nazis
and West Germans brought strong condemnation of
the Nazi-Arab 'alliance in the Knesset. Mrs. Golda
Meir, Foreign Minister, called the combine an "evil
crew." A resolution adopted by the Knesset con-
demned the military schemes as "a grave danger to
the security of Israel" and charged it with being "a
The Foreign Ministry denied press reports that
it had sent notes to various governments about the
Egyptian project for development of the non-con-
ventional weapons. However, it was intimated that
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Soviet Jewry will be without matzoth. this Passover again,
according to a cable received here from Moscow from authentic sources. The cable said that
Moscow bakeries are neither prepared for the baking of matzoth nor have they received any
Passover flour rations as yet. Unless the Soviet authorities permit Passover food from
abroad, there will be no matzoth in the Soviet Union this year, the cable emphasized.
Dr. Nahum Goldmann, addressing the General Zionist Council, said he received a
report revealing that Chief Rabbi J. L. Levin of Moscow informed the members of his
synagogue last week that matzoh will not be available in the Soviet Union this year. "This
change in the tradition of Jewish life under the Soviet regime for decades, during which
matzoh were previously provided, points to the tendencies of the present Soviet rulers with
regard to the Jewish problem," Dr- Goldmann stated.
The Soviet government, Dr. Goldmann stressed, must realize that the Jewish people,
which lost a third of its number in the present generation, cannot and will not be able to
renounce 3,000,000 Jews who, although not threatened by physical extermination, face the
serious danger of spiritual, religious and national assimilation.
If the Soviet government is sincerely opposed to anti-Semitism, its duty is to halt
anti-Jewish publicity which is replete with dangers for Soviet Jewry, the leader of the
world Zionist movement declared. "The Soviet government cannot deny the fact that in
comparison with other national minorities and religions in the Soviet Union there is a blatant
discrimination against Soviet Jewry," he emphasized.
Protests Against USSR Actions Voiced in U.S. Senate
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
WASHINGTON—Protests were voiced in the Senate Tuesday by Sen. Harrison A.
Williams, Jr., New Jersey Democrat, and- Sen. Jacob K. Javits, New York Republican, against
the Soviet refusal to permit baking of matzohs for Passover observance next month.
Williams made known that he is seeking to determine if there is some effective way the
United States Government can intercede. The senator said: "This arbitrary action exposes
Soviet allegations that there is no official policy of anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union."
Javits said the refusal even to permit the import of matzohs was another "direct
attack by the Kremlin against Jewish religious practices." He said Premier Khrushchev
"owes the world an explanation," that his action should be protested by all free nations."
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Top Campaign Leaders at
Opening Meeting of AJC
Top Allied Jewish Campaign leaders pledged that their
divisions will Cover all outstanding pledges to assure unstinted
community support for Israel and for overseas relief needs and
for the local and national agencies aided by the drive. In the
photo on the right, A. Alfred Taubman and Irwin Green, pre-
campaign co-chairmen, congratulate Isidore Sobeloff, executive
vice president of the Jewish Welfare Federation, on the cam-
paigns good beginning. In the photo on the left, Irving Gold-
berg is shown reporting for last year's award-winning arts and
crafts division. Seated is Lewis S. Grossman, chairman of the
, real estate division, presently the major contender for this
year's top honors. •