Friday, Sept. 27, 1963 — THE DETRO IT JEWIS H NEWS -- 1 8
Meyer Ben-Zvi Urges Strengthened
Zionist and Israel-U. S. Relations
background? Why not send our
Meyer Ben-Zvi (Harrison), a was impressed by the progress
Through Jewish Education youth to Hebrew and Yiddish former Detroiter who left for he noted in the schools here.
schools or Day Schools and pro- Palestine 33 years ago to be- "Detroit is an oasis compared
Editor, The Jewish News:
tect them in their future life? come one of the pioneer settlers with other communities' limited
Our society is confronted not There are many excellent schools in Ramat Yochanan and who interests in Jewish education,"
only with a racial problem which
visited here for three months he said, reporting on what he
is very serious and crucial, but established in every community with
his family until last week, had seen in other American
also with another severe prob- in the
50 per cent of our school chil expressed the hope that there cities.
lem not less important—that of dren should attend Hebrew- will be perpetuated the best re-
Yiddish school or Yeshivot, but lations b e t w e e n Israeli and Criterion Club Sets
There isn't a day that we do all 100 per cent. And don't be American Jewries.
Yom Kippur Nite Ball
u satisfied with a minimum Jewish
not read about youth c es,
Ben-Zvi, who changed his
The Criterion Club, civic,
about breaking and entering, education, but let the teenagers name from Harrison, was ac- social, cultural and charitable
fighting, destroying properties, go to Hebrew High Schools, Ul- companied on his visit here by organization for single adults,
even killing. We have definite panim and study.
his wife whom he married in will hold its annual Yom Kippur
feelings that the morale of some
The solution to the problem Israel. They were the guests Nite Ball 9 p.m. Saturday at the
;young people has been shaken, is and to assure our youth a happy here of Ben-Zvi's sisters, Mrs.
P y t h i a n Castle, Knights of
Ilow and unbalanced. Our youth future lies in preparing the
0. Keer,' Mrs. Eva Heyman, Mrs.
is restless, disturbed and tracer- dren, from their childhood, for Ada Mandell and his brothers, Pythias Hall, 15787 Wyoming,
announced Sylvia Smith, vice-
tain of themselves.
a profound Jewish education. Sherman and Isadore.
president and chairman of the
When a teen-ager is confronted Let's stop talking about juvenile
"I was deeply impressed with committee on arrangements.
MISS PHYLLIS KLEIMAN iwith the law, caught and brought, delinquency and really do some- the d e v o t ion American Jews Dress for the occasion will be
! by the police to a juvenile court, thing positive and productive.
to Israel," Ben-Zvi said. informal.
At a family dinner, Mr. and the judge will either give him a
MOVSAS GOLDOFTAS. show
"It is the hope of Israelis who
Dick Shober and his orchestra
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Mrs. Samuel Kleiman of Strath- warning, or, if it is a second
understand the historic rela- will provide music for dancing.
moor Ave. announced the en- offense, sends him to a house of Editor, The Jewish News:
I have returned from a sum- tionships between Jewries that Refreshments, to be served dur-
gagement of their daughter, correction or to jail. Unfortun-
Phyllis, to Stephen Seth Gold, ately when released they emerge mer visit to Israel, and have the spirit of amity among our ing the dance intermission, will
son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Gold more "specialized" and more ex- noticed that the announcement people will prevail and that be followed by a floor-show fea-
of Oak Park. A February wed- perienced to c o m m i t bigger of my retirement from the ac- American Jews and my fellow turing artist-director Ruth Ann
tive service at the Jewish Theo- Israelis will work together har- Justice of the International
ding is planned.
There was a time when the logical Seminary has been mis- moniously—not only in build- Freedom Festival, baton-twirling
Jewish community had a right interpreted by some Jewish ing Israel but especially in ex- star, Majorette Sherry Cardon,
and a privilege to be proud of newspapers. Permit me to clarify tending cultural relations."
and song-stylist Gwen Wells.
Ben-Zvi expressed the hope The public is invited.
our youth. It was unthinkable to the situation.
by JNF on Eve of
see Jewish teen-agers involved My major interest for a num- that the Zionist movement will
Their Israel Tour
in crimes or delinquency affairs. ber of years has been the Re- be revitalized and strengthened.
If it did happen, it was the ex- constructionist movement. The He said new developments prove MUSIC ! ENTERTAINMENT I
ception, and a tragedy, not only pro g r e s s i v e deterioration of that there remains a great need
for the family, but for the entire Jewish life in the United States, for Zionism.
Jewish society. It is doubtful if and indeed throughout the
A graduate of the United
we can enjoy the same satisfac- world, has given me no rest. Hebrew Schools and a partici-
tion today. As a matter of fact The conventional approaches to pant in Jewish National Fund
and his orchestra
we have "contributed our share" religion, to education, to Jewish activities when he was a De-
to juvenile delinquency cases in community life and to the sur- troit resident, Ben-Zvi said he
the last decade. More and more vival of the Jewish people as a
we hear and read about boys and creative spiritual force in the
Quality Doesn't Cost—It Pays!"—Compare—see For Yourself!
• Bar Mitzvahs
girls from refined and respected world, have failed. Nothing less
families involved in criminal than a completely new approach
cases. is needed to reinvigorate Juda-
When this occurs the parents Ism in our time.
In the years that remain for
are shocked, the family disturbed
and people ask, "How come? me I wish to devote myself to
Mr. and Mrs. William Hordes Such a lovely boy — he didn't studying how to stem the tide
of disintegration, to find out I
The Jewish National Fund miss anything at home!"
Maybe the boy or girl didn't how to improve all aspects of
We Wish Our Many Friends and Customers
Council, at its meeting at the I miss
but there is no Jewish life. For this reason I
Labor Zionist Institute, Wednes- doubt anything,
that somebody did miss am hoping to establish a Re-
A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year
day night, bade farewell to Mr. and these are the parents. They search Institute for Contempor-
and rs. William Horde s
ary Judaism. The purpose of this
CLOSED THURS., FRI., OCT. 3.4 (SUKKOT) OPEN SUNDAY
will leave for another visit in
Institute is to turn the atten-
Israel next Tuesday.
tion of my colleagues and my-
The Hordeses will visit with
self to a series of projects
their children, Mr. and Mrs.
through which we can learn
Herbert Hordes, and grandchil-
what needs to be done in order
dren, in Herzlia, and will confer everything for his family. In the I that all Jewish religious, Zionist,
with JNF leaders on local proj- evening he is tired, nervous and cultural and social service activi-
ects. including their own—a without patience or desire to ties be conducted from the
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playground contributed last July know what his child's problems standpoint of Judaism as an
in honor of Mr. Hordes' 70th area Mother, of course, is active evolving and progressive reli-
in society life, with meetings and gious civilization in which there
At Wednesday's meeting of social engagements. She has to must be room for unity in di-
Between Hartwell & Schaefer
the JNF, M. Ben Lewis re- ,: do her share to help some poor versity and in which tradition
ported on the recent convention children somewhere . . . so both shall have a vote but not the
of the Zionist Organization of neglect their own youngsters. As authority of a veto.
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become victims of criminals or Editor, The Jewish News:
I would like to call your at-
morally spoiled friends. Many
are asking questions: "What hap- tention to the following pas-
, pened to us? What is wrong sage in connection with the
' with our youth? What can and article on John Adams in The
Jewish News in the Rosh Hash-
should be done?"
We are in the season of the anah issue:
"His indignation was roused
High Holy Days, which has al-
ways been the period of repent- beyond all patience to see his
ance and "Heshbon Hanefesh," countrymen in a torpor while
to reconsider where we failed every robber, pirate, cheat in
and how we can improve. Maybe Europe preyed upon them.
it would be the right time to re- Even at that very moment Jews
view our failures and correct our and Judaizing Christians were I
mistakes. plotting to buy up the con-
Most of the Jewish teenagers I tinental paper at two shillings
involved in delinquency affairs I on the pound, and make the
come from broken homes. They I States redeem it at twenty. Let
were never privileged to get high I this be done, and the Jews
moral values or to inherit the would gather a richer plunder
spiritual and cultural heritage of than would • ever fall to the
our people. It seems that boys Algerians (B a r bar y pirates
and girls who receive a religious- A. W.) or the coffee-house of
national traditional background, Lloyd's."
Quoted from McMaster's "A
learning in Yeshiva or in a He-
brew-Yiddish School, imbued by History of the People of the
the high moral standard of our United States," vol. 1, p. 409.
His Alien and Sedition Acts
prophets, impressed by the say-
! ings of our sages, have a more certainly did not reflect Bibli-
positive approach and a greater , cal attitude toward the stranger
responsibility to life in general I and prophetic attitude toward
and to Jewish society in par- i -njust government.
His love for the wealthy,
Hasn't the time come to pro- well bred and educated were
vide our children, our teenagers not to Jefferson's liking.
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