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April 02, 1965 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-04-02

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Allied Jewish Campaign's Formal Opening Tuesday
Evening; Division Meetings Scheduled for the Week

Preceding the formal opening of
the Allied Jewish Campaign, at a
dinner meeting at the Jewish Cen-
ter on Tuesday, a number of divi-
sion meetings have been planned.
The campaign cabinet meets to-
day at the Butzel Building to re-
view the progress of the drive.
Labor Zionist campaign workers
were addressed Thursday night, at
the Labor Zionist Institute, by
Hayim Sanderson, general direc-
tor of El Al Israel Airlines.
A Real Estate Division work-
ers' rally will be held at 10
a.m. Sunday at the Furniture
Club. Aubrey H. Ettenheimer is
chairman of the division.
At 8 p.m. Monday, the education-
al services section will meet in
room' 315 of the Jewish Center.
A report meeting in behalf of
the drive will be held by United
Hebrew Schools' teaching staff at
2 p.m. Monday at the Esther Ber-
man branch of the schools.
The campaign's objectives in-
clude all of the local educa-
tional, recreational and social
services needs.
Emphasis is placed on educa-
tion, and priority alSo is given to
health and welfare causes, the
needs of the aged and hospitaliza-
tion.
The United Hebrew Schools. and
its allied school systems, and na-
tional cultural movements are in-
cluded in the drive.
The major beneficiary in the
campaign is the United Jewish
Appeal. It provides for resettle-
ment of homeless Jews, aids the
activities of the Joint Distribu-
tion Committee and provides for
refugee aid wherever there are
escapees from persecutions.
Functioning health, education,
recreation a n d civic - protective
community divisions meet regu-
larly to decide on campaign allo-
cations, and the pre-budgeting
conference held in December
thoroughly reviewed the needs on
all front and decided on a cam-
paign formula which gives Israel
and the UJA major status and sets
principles on the assistance to be
given Sinai Hospital, the Home for
the Aged, the Hebrew schools and
its affiliates and the Jewish Corn-
munity Center.
A score of national agencies
benefit from the Detroit cam-
paign.
Under the general chairmanship
of Irwin Green and Sol Eisenberg,
with Al Borman as honorary chair-
man and Mrs. L Jerome Hauser as
chairman of the Women's Division,
the _ campaign is moving fast into
the final stages of attaining the
$5,000,000-plus goal.
At the opening campaign dinner
meeting on Tuesday at the Jewish

Center, the campaign chairmen
will preside and will report on the
amount raised in pre-campaign
efforts — already running far in
excess of $3,000,000. Hyman Saf-
ran will speak, at president of the

Jewish Welfare Federation, and
there will be reports in behalf . of
the various divisions.
Joan Fontaine, noted actress,
will appear in a dramatic presenta-
tion, "Children 'of Israel."

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Temple Israel Students Double Gifts
to Allied Jewish Campaign This Year

From young to old, members of the Jewish community are
participating in the Allied Jewish Campaign. Henry Traurig and
Barry Wolk, co-presidents of Temple Israel's Student Council, are
shown here presenting a check for $1,129.95 to the Campaign
General Chairman Irwin Green. Rabbis Leon Fram and M. Robert
Syme smile approval of the sum, raised by the children for the cam-
paign, alomst doubling last year's contribution.

Gift to Drive From Home for Aged

Al Borman (center), honorary chairman of the Allied Jewish
Campaign, receives a contribution of $292 collected from among
the residents of the Jewish Home for Aged. Presenting the check
are Miss Rose Lopates and Harry Benin, chairmen of the resident
committee of the home.

Comprehensive National Study of U. S. Jewry
Has Been Authorized by Welfare Federations

Wide Variety ©f Services Rendered
Overseas with Allied Drive Funds

Wherever there are Jews who need assistance, the Joint
Distribution Committee is on hand to be of help. Whether it is
in Morocco, in Italy, in Iran or in Israel, JDC is ready with means
to uplift the downtrodden and the dispossessed. With funds pro-
vided by the United Jewish Appeal—major beneficiary of Detroit's
Allied Jewish Campaign—Jewish children are educated, and homeless
and hungry are domiciled and fed. The top photo shows children
in a Morocco nursery showing pride in their Jewish studies. The
second photo takes us to a Jewish school in Italy where JDC bene-
fited more than 6,800 needy Jews in 1964. The third photo shows
Jewish children in a JDC-financed school reciting the blessing
before lunch. The bottom photo takes us to Israel, portraying a school
where the teacher also is a cerebral palsy victim. There are five
children in the fourth grade of the special school sponsored by
Shatlem, a parents' organization in Israel devoted to care of
children suffering from cerebral palsy. Despite their handicap,
teacher and pupils find great satisfaction in advancing their educa-
tion. Such, collectively, is part of the work financed by the Allied
Jewish Campaign—supplementary to the 50 other causes aided by
the Detroit drive.

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Coun-
cil of Jewish Federations and Wel-
fare Funds, at a meeting of its
board of directors, approved a
report of its Special Committee on
Population Studies recommending
the first comprehensive national
study of American Jewry.
The CJFWF board directed that
steps be taken to implement a
study design prepared by social
scientists over a two-year period.
Pertinent local and region al
studies will be included in the
project. It was agreed that this
national study can be "an historic
step in filling a wide gap in Ameri-
can-Jewish life and in providing
information essential for sound
planning."
The report to the board was
made by Dr. Max W. Bay of Los
Angeles, a Council vice-president,
who is chairman of the board's
committee on the national founda-
tion project. He was joined in the

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
48—Friday, April 2, 1965

report by Dr. Fred Massarik, chair-
man of the Council's Technical
Committee on Population Studies.
The CJFWF board also voted
for affiliation with the new non-
secretarian Citizens Crusade
Against Poverty, which is a
broad national citizens' group,
under the chairmanship of Wal-
ter P. Reuther, president of the
United Automobile Workers of
America. The group was estab-
lished to mobilize widespread
and intensive support by devel-
oping "non-partisan programs of
education and activity designed
to eliminate poverty from the
life of this nation." It includes
leaders of c h u r c h, industry,
labor, civil rights, welfare, farm-
ers, civic women, veterans, stu-
dents and other groups.
Philip Bernstein, executive di-
rector of the CJFWF, reported
that American Jews are committed
to a poverty struggle which re-
quires total community planning.
To that end, he informed the
board of a series rof -inter-faith con-

sultations, involving leaders
America's three major religious
groups, which was organized two
years ago and now meets four
times a year "to look at common
problems."
Herbert H. Schiff of Columbus,
Qhio, chairman of the Council's
Campaign Services Committee, re-
ported that several Federation
campaigns across the country were
now running 15 to 20 per cent
ahead of 1964. But he cautioned
community leaders to make sure
that later gifts continue the pace
set by leadership contributions,
which are recognized as "the best
gifts." In urging special efforts
to maintain and accelerate com-
munity campaigns, Schiff was
joined by Max M. Fisher of De-
troit, a member of the CJFWF
board and general chairman of
the United Jewish Appeal.
Board members applauded the
report that Boni Brith and its Anti-
Defamation League have rejoined
the National Community Relations
Advisory Council.

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