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January 24, 1964 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-01-24

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Charles H. Gershenson, chair-
man of the Jewish Welfare Fed-
eration's 1964 Allied Jewish
Campaign, announces that big
gifts chairmen will be Irwin
Green and A. Alfred Taubman.
Green serves on the board of
governors of the Jewish Wel-
fare Federation, Jewish Com-
munity Center and the Detroit
Service Group. He is a former
chairman of the campaign's
mechanical trades division.
Taubman serves on the board
of governors of Federation,
United Jewish Charities, Jewish
Home For Aged, Jewish Center
and Detroit Service Group.
Serving as co-chairman with
Green and Taubman will be
Arthur Howard, a former chair-
man of the campaign's real
estate division and a board


member of the Fresh Air So-
ciety and the Detroit Service
Pre-campaign chairman lead
the solicitations of campaign
gifts of $1,000 and more. More
than three million dollars in
campaign giving is represented
in gifts of $1,000 and more.

Editors of Weekly Newspapers,
Dr. Hilberry Honor Judge Burdick

Editors of weekly newspapers
in Wayne County and neighbor-
ing communities joined, at a
luncheon at the press club on
Jan. 16, in honoring Judge Ben-
jamin D. Burdick of the Wayne

`Iraq Anti-Jewish Laws
Related to Hate of Israel'

recent Iraqi law requiring all
Jews to register and obtain new
documents proving Iraqi citizen-
ship was connected with Iraq's
hostility toward Israel, Asst.
Secretary of State Frederick
Dutton told Rep. Leonard Farb-
stein (Dem.-N.Y.).
Dutton was replying to a
letter from the congressman
concerning confiscation of
Jewish property by the Iraqi
The Iraqi government seems
in this matter to be chiefly
motivated by a desire to pre-
vent the transfer to Israel of
proceeds from properties of
Iraqi Jews who emigrated to
Israel, Dutton stated.
"The Iraqi government has
never been left in doubt with
respect to American views about
discrimination and the treat-
ment of minorities," he said.

Mrs. Abe Zitomer, vice presi-
dent of education of the Detroit
Chapter of Hadassah, announces
the first ses-
sion of the
chapter's edu-
cation series
will be 10 a.m.
Feb. 12 at Ha-
dassah House.
Albert Ela-
z a r, superin-
tendent of the
United He-
brew Schools,
will discuss
Groups, Insti-
tutions a n d
based on the
series theme,
"Israel, 196'4." Elazar
Subsequent sessions will be
held Feb. 19 and 25 and on
March 4.
For reservations call the
Hadassah office, BR 3-5441.


County Circuit Court, in appre-
ciation for his numerous com-
munal services during the past
20 years.
The major encomia were ex-
pressed by the guest speaker at
the gathering, Dr. Clarence
Hilberry, president of Wayne

State University.
Dr. Hilberry, who this week
was honored at the White House
by President Johnson for his
efforts to advance educational
programs, commended Judge
Burdick for the aid he has
given to Wayne State Univer-
sity as a member of its board
of governors. He said that
Judge Burdick, who has recent-
ly been named an honorary
WSU governor, has been help-
ful in the non-partisan adminis-
trative efforts which have con-
tributed towards the growth of
the university from 2,500 stu-
dents 10 years ago to the pres-
ent 25,000. He said he foresaw
a student population at WSU of
"The fairmindedness of
Judge Burdick surely is a
great factor in the justice he
now dispenses and in his abil-
ity as a jurist," Dr. Hilberry
Judge Burdick, in his re-
sponse, expressed regret that
Dr. Hilberry is to leave his
WSU post on Jan. 1, 1965. "He
is irreplaceable," said the judge.
Jack Parks of the Highland
Parker and Ben Nathanson,
publisher of East Side Newspa-
pers, who hosted the luncheon,
honored Judge Burdick for his
sense of humor and devotion to
his duties.

Max M. Fisher, president of
the Jewish Welfare Federation,
announces that four new mem-
bers have been appointed to the
Fderation board of governors
to fill vacancies created by a
change in the Federation by-laws
and by the death of board mem-
ber C. William Sucher.
The change in the by-laws
makes recipients of the Fred M.
Butzel Memorial Award mem-
bers of the board by virtue of
having received the award.
Mrs. Henry Wineman, Judge
Theodore Levin, and Leonard
N. Simons are three Federation
board members who are recipi-
ents of the community's highest
award for leadership.
Named to membership on the
board were: Mrs. Harry L.
Jones, past president of the
Federation Women's Division
and national vice-chairman of
the Women's Division of the
United Jewish Appeal; Sol
Eisenberg, a vice-chairman of
the 1964 Allied Jewish Cam-
paign; Jack 0. Lefton, vice-

president of the Jewish Welfare
Federation; and Stanley J.
Winkelman, vice-chairman of
Federation's community rela-
tions division and past presi-
dent of the Jewish Community
At the annual meeting of the
Federation on Feb. 4, at the
Jewish center, the Butzel Award
will be presented and the 45th
anniversary of the United He-
brew schools will be observed.





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Protest Lodged Against Action by Iraq Government
to Persecute the Remaining 5,000 Jewish Citizens

That Can
Be Cashed

despite continuing discrimina-
tion, have deep roots in Iraq,
and cannot be charged with loy-
alty to Israel. It seems that each
successive Iraqi regime has to
`prove' its Arab nationalism by
being more anti-Jewish than the
previous one.
"It is bitterly ironic that such
blatant discriminatory legisla-
tion should be enacted at the
very time when a Declaration
on the 'Elimination of All Forms
of Religious Intolerance' is be-
ing considered by the LPN Sub-
Commission on Prevention of
Discrimination and Protection
of Minorities."
Not since World War II has
any government passed laws
openly based solely on religious
This most recent amendment
to a law concerning the Jews
was enacted Dec. 7, 1963. It re-
quired that: Every Jew, whether
in Iraq or abroad, report to the
Iraqi authorities within ninety
days, and submit documents pro-
ing that he is of Iraqi national-
ity. If such documents are sat-
isfactory to the authorities, he
may receive a special certificate.


The American Jewish Com-
mittee has protested to the Iraqi
Embassy in Washington a recent
measure "against its hapless
Jewish minority" that requires
every Jew to report to Iraqi
authorities within 90 days and
to submit proof of Iraqi na-
tionality. The Committee also
has brought it to the attention
of the United States govern-
This is the latest in a series
of measures restricting the

rights of Jews. While previous
laws were directed primarily at
Jews who had left Iraq, this
latest amendment allows the
government arbitrarily to de-
prive Jews still residing in Iraq
of their citzenshp and of con-
trol of their property.
"It stands to reason," the
statement points out, "that these
5,000 Jews — the remnant of
a community which numbered
120,000 in 1950 — who have
chosen to remain all these years

Soviet Anti-Semitism No 'Internal Matter'
But Concern for All
Justice Goldberg

NEW YORK (JTA)—Supreme
Court Justice Arthur J. Gold-
berg said discrimination against
Soviet Jews is not merely an
"internal matter" for the USSR,
but a "proper concern for all
who believe in human values."

Addressing 2,500 persons at a
120th anniversary observance of
Bnai Brith, Justice Goldberg
said there is "increasing evi-
dence of discrimination" against
Soviet Jews, and the efforts of
Jewish groups to correct it

comes from a concern for "peace
with justice for all peoples" and
not out of hostility directed to
any nation or group.
He said the concept of free
and equal derives from ancient
Jewish teachings and the most
sacred of books, the Bible. He
was presented with the Bnai
Brith 120th Anniversary Ober-
vance Award from Label A.
Katz, president. Former presi-
dent Philip A. Klutznick also

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5—THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS—Friday, January 24, 1964

Taubman, Howard, Green Named Elazar Is First Four New Board Members Named
Allied Drive Big Gifts Co-Chairmen in Hadassah's
by Federation; Annual Meeting
Education Series Feb. 4 to Honor Hebrew Schools

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