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January 31, 1964 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-01-31

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Deploring the "continuing
perpetration of cultural and re-
ligious genocide against Jews in
the Soviet Union by the Soviet
Government," the delegate as-
sembly of the Jewish Commu-
nity Council, composed of rep-
resentatives of 340 Jewish mem-
ber organizations in the Metro-
politan Detroit area, unanimous-
ly passed a resolution appeal-
ing to the Soviet government
"as a matter of urgency and
elementary decency to recog-
nize the rights of Jews to their
own language, religious and cul-
tural expression to the degree
permitted to all other ethnic
groupings in the Soviet Union."
Sidney M. S h e v it z, Council
president, presided.
The resolution, introduced by
Dr. Samuell Kahn, was adopted
after the address by Dr. Abba
Lerner, professor of economics
at Michigan State University,
who was a participant, along
with other prominent person-
alities, in the recently held
"Conference of Intelectuals on
the status of Soviet Jews." He
discussed the situation of the
Jews in the Soviet Union and
cited numerous examples of re-
strictions against Jews as op-
posed to the status accorded to
other nationality and religious
groupings in the Soviet Union.
Dr. Lerner pointed out that
among the discriminatory prac-
tices imposed upon the almost
3,000,000 Jews in the Soviet
Union, which, in effect, served
to deny to them freedom of
worship, isolate them from their
tradition and from their co-
religionists in other parts of
the world, and "to destroy their
specifically Jewish spirit," are
included prohibitions against
the making or importation of
Jewish religious objects such
as prayer shawls, phylacteries,
prayerbooks, Bibles and relig-
ious calendars. He further point-
ed out that Jewish religious
and cultural life in the Soviet
Union is also circumscribed by
restrictions against the Yiddish
theatre, and pr es s, religious
schools and the publishing of
books in Yiddish and Hebrew.
Dr. Lerner stated that tradition-
al burial is also proscribed.
The Jewish Community Coun-
cil resolution called upon the
Soviet authorities "to imple-
ment their often repeated con-
cern for, and championship of,
freedom for all nationalities
and groups, by according to

Soviet Jews the same status
and conditions enjoyed by other
groupings of Soviet citizens,
and to restore to the USSR's
Jewish citizens their rights to-
1. Jewish education in all
its forms.
2. Continuity of Jewish cul-
tural life through literature,
theatre, schools, press, pub-
lishing houses and other
forms of cultural expression
in Yiddish and in Hebrew.
3. Re-opening of syna-
gogues to serve the religious
needs of Soviet Jewry.
4. Re-establishment of re-

ligious and cultural bonds
with Jewish communities
5. Be re-united with their
families in other lands, from
whom they have been sepa-
The Council resolution in ad-
dition called upon the Govern-
ment of the United States, "our
President, our Secretary of
State, our Congressmen and our
Ambassador to the United Na-
tions, to protest to the Soviet
government, through diplomatic
and other channels, against the
oppressions herein detailed."

Israelis Praise Hillel Day School

The program of study in the
Hillel Day School received high
commendations last week.
On a two-hour visit to the
school last week, during her
stay in Detroit, Mrs. Myriam
Granott, noted Israeli woman
leader, treasurer of the Hadas-
sah Council in Israel, said:
"It is good for an Israeli to
spend a morning in the Hillel
Day School. It is rejoicing to
sense the enthuasim and the
dedication of the headmaster
and of the teaching staff, and
their wish to transplant the
love of Zion and Jerusalem, the
City of David and the capital of
Israel, into the hearts and
minds of their pupils. The high
level of general academic prog-
ress and their knowledge in
Hebraic studies makes this
school one of the best in the
Diaspora and an outstanding
one. May they go from strength
to strength."
At the same time, Hillel re-
ceived a copy of a statement
Moshe Sharett, former Prime
Minister of Israel and now
chairman of the Jewish Agency
Executive, said in Jerusalem
upon his return from the United
States. Describing his impres-
sions of the new interest in He-

Dr. Martin Stearns
to Address Bar-Ilan
Women's Group

Dr. Martin Stearns, Dean of
the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences of Wayne State Uni-
versity, will speak on "Science
and the Hu-
manities," a t
the semi-
annual meet-
ing of Ameri-
can Women for
Bar-Ilan Uni-
versity, Tues-
day, Feb. 11,
12:30 p.m., at
the Jewish
Mrs. Max Dr. Stearns
Stollman, president, announces
that a dessert luncheon will be
served, that there will be no
solicitations and that musical
selections will be given by the
Bel Canto Choral Group di-
rected by Cantor Simon Ber-
Dr. Stearns came to WSU in
1960 as chairman of the depart-
ment of physics and was elected
dean in 1962. He was previously
research physicist at Carnegie
Institute of Technology in Pitts-
burgh and consultant with
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On die Ail

This Week's Radio and
Television Programs

Time: 10 p.m. Saturday.
Station: WJLB.
Feature: David Sislin, mem-
ber of the committee arranging
for the forthcoming lecture by
Yiddish poet Chaim Grade, will
discuss this Yiddish cultural
event. Presented by the Culture
Commission of the Jewish Com-
munity Council of Metropolitan
* *
Time: 11:30 p.m. Sunday.
Station: WCAR.
Feature: "The Book in Jew-
ish Life," with Rabbi and Mrs.
Jacob E. Segal and Mrs. Samuel
Linden. Presented by the Coun-
cil Culture Commission.
* * *
Time: 9:15 a.m. Sunday.
Station: WJBK (radio and
television simultaneously).
Feature: "Bar Ilan—a Uni-
versity in Israel." Rabbi Dr.
Joseph Lookstein, president of
Bar Ilan University, will dis-
cuss the development and role
of the university with Joseph
Edelman, director of the Coun-
cil Culture Commission.

WSU Publishes 'Swift
and the 20th Century'

"Swift and the Twentieth
Century" by Prof. Milton Voigt
has been published by Wayne
State University Press.
Dr. Voigt is associate profes-
sor of English at the University
of Utah. .

brew studies in the U. S., Sha-
rett referred to his visit at the
Hillel Day School and said:
"The knowledge of Hebrew
and the capacity and desire to
speak it are increasing in the
United States. The most heart-
ening of all to me was the Hillel
Day School in Detroit. I con-
versed with boys and girls aged
7 to 10. I asked them questions
in the Bible and grammar and
their replies were exceptional.
I only wish that all the Israeli
children would know these sub-
jects as well."



Celebration Scheduled
by Turover Aid Society

Turover Aid Society will cele-
brate Tu b'Shevat 8:30 p.m.
Monday at Jericho Hall, an-
nounces Nathan Korby, presi-
Under the chairmanship of
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Honeyman,
the society's pledge to Bar Ilan
University will be paid in full
on that evening. Special tribute
will be paid to Turover Ladies
Auxiliary for its assistance.
Movies of the university and
a speaker will be featured. Re-
freshments will be served by
hostesseS, Mesdames Sophie
Pfeiffer, Becky Epstein and
Kate Geller. Guests invited.

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The engagement of Sharon
Theresa Friedenberg to Robert
Allan Weinberg is announced
by her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Friedenberg of W.
Outer Dr. Her fiance is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wein-
berg of Atlanta, Ga.
Miss Friedenberg attends
South Macomb Community Col-
lege. Mr. Weinberg attends
Georgia Institute of Tech-
nology, where he is affiliated
with Alpha Epsilon Pi Fra-
The couple plans a June wed-

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man who gives charity in pri-
vate.—Pesachim 112.





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HOOD will present the final re-
view in the Goldie Adler Book
Review Series 10:30 a.m. Wednes-
day. The program will take place
after a continental breakfast, to
be served at 10 a.m. Mrs. Julius
Meskin announces that Mrs. Mor-
ris Adler, Rabbi Adler and a dis-
tinguished guest will present a
discussion of "What Is a Jew?"
Mrs. Baer Keidan will introduce
the speakers and act as moder-
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* * *

STUDY GROUP will meet 2:30
p.m. Saturday at the home of
Mrs. Alex Saltsman, 14160 Bal-
four. Guest speaker will be
Rabbi Joseph Cohen, announce
Mesdames A. Feldman and I.
Polter, chairmen.
* * *
women, will meet 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday at the home of Mrs.
Frank Katz, 18939 Strathmoor.
A card party will be held
March 10 at the new Gas Com-
pany building. Guests invited.
* * *
CIETY will hold a luncheon
and games party noon Feb. 13
at the Jewish Center to benefit
needy families on Passover.
Guests invited.
* * *
HOOD will hold a board meet-
ing chaired by Vice President
Mrs. Edward Rice 8:30 p.m.
Monday in the synagogue. Host-
esses are Mesdames, Jack Fish-
man, Harry Ribiat, Harry Saltz-
man and Sidney Schlaff.
* * *
CLUB will hold a business meet-
ing 8:30 p.m. Monday, at Sho-
lem Aleichem Institute to dis-
cuss its coming Purim party.
STUDY GROUP will meet Tues-
day morning at the home of
Mrs. Meyer Berman 24340 Berk-
ley, Oak Park. The sisterhood
is planning its paid-up member-
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19—THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS—Friday, J anuary 31, 1964

Community Council Appeals to Soviet Union Sharon Friedenberg
As Matter of Urgency' to Recognize Jewry's to Wed Georgian
Rights to Religious, Culture Expressions

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