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Detroirs Memorial to Sharett August 23
A Detroit community memorial
in tribute to Moshe Sharett was
announced this week by the Joint
Committee of the Jewish Commun-
ity Council and the Zionist Coun-
(Copyright, 1965, Jewish
cil of Detroit, to be held at the
Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
Labor Zionist Institute 8:15 p.m.
MEDICARE IMPACT: Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds Aug. 23.
which are financing Jewish hospitals, homes for the aged, and other
The event parallels similar
health institutions will now have to take a new look at their alloca- memorials being held in other Jew-
tions for these institutions . . . It is anticipated that the now-passed ish communities throughout the
country in memory of the distin-
medicare law will have a strong impact on the income of such insti- guished leader whose death on July
tutions, since their services for people of over 65 will be substantial- 7 brought expressions of condo-
ly covered from medicare funds .. . In this changed financial picture, lence from all parts of the world.
and in the light of trends of city-wide and regional planning of hos-
Dr. Samuel Krohn, Community
pital facilities and services, the question will arise as to what the Council president, and Morris Lie-
criteria for Federation support for Jewish hospitals should be . . . berman, Zionist Council chairman,
Should this support find its way through deficit financing, grant co-chairmen of the occasion, stated
for specific purposes, or any other form? . . . Jewish hospitals that an invitation to organizational
today generally obtain 90 per cent or more of their income from leaders and members will be com-
sources other than Federations . . . But the 10 per cent or less which pleted this week, and urged full
they still get from Federations constitutes the largest single alloca- community participation in the tri-
tion made by the Federations . . . In 132 communities, excluding bute.
New York City, the allocations for health institutions by local Jewish
Citing the Knesset resolution
Federations and Chests exceeded 20 per cent of their funds distri-
buted in 1963; no figures are available as yet for 1964 . . . In cities which depicted the one-time Prime
with over 15,000 Jewish population, local allocations for Jewish hos- Minister as "a man of true nobility
pital and health services average about 30 per cent of the total local in the House of Israel—", Krohn
allocations . . . In New York, the Jewish Federation spent in 1963 and Lieberman stated: "The Detroit
about $5,500,000 in allocations for such services . . . Today, there gathering is our community's rec-
are about 80 Jewish hospitals and other specialized health institu- ognition and expression of the
tions in the United States, as well as 55 clinics under Jewish auspices esteem in which Mr. Sharett was
. . 'There are also more than 85 known Jewish homes for aged held by all those who were touched
which receive community support . . . While income from medi- by his vision of a free and secure
care will probably change the role of Federations with regard to Israel, living at peace with its
financing Jewish hospitals, it is obvious that the Federations will neighbors and contributing its own
have to assume greater obligations in building more homes for Jew- historic insights and values to the
ish aged . . . The problem of Jewish aged is now becoming the common concerns of the family
"Number One Problem" in some Jewish communities where there of nations."
is a shortage of facilities to house them . . . Medicare aid for the
elderly is expected to stimulate the building of more homes for
Jewish aged with grants from local Federations.
Educational Alliance of N.Y.
won the National Jewish Welfare
VERBAL DUEL: The criticism voiced by Dr. Nahum Goldmann Board fourteenth annual basket-
against the American Jewish Committee at the conference of the ball ohampionship by defeating
World Jewish Congress in Strasbourg last month will have rever- Reading, Pa., J.C.C. in the title
berations in this country . . . The American Jewish Committee has game. Eight teams competed in
prepared a statement taking sharp issue with Dr. Goldmann's view, the final round of the largest
without however mentioning his name . . The statement will be amateur basketball tournament
distributed in thousands of copies in numerous- communities through- under Jewish auspices played on
out the country, and will be signed by Morris B. Abram, president the courts of the Canton J.C.C.
of the American Jewish Committee, and Dr. John Slawson, AJC
executive vice president . . . The issue revolves around the que:
Friday, August 13, 1965-9
tion whether the Jews need a single body which would speak and act
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
on their behalf the world over . . . Dr. Goldmann has accused the
American Jewish Committee of "acting on its own" in domestic and
overseas programs . . . The American Jewish Committee leaders
take the attitude in their statement that no single organization can
presume to represent all the Jews of the United States, let alone all
the Jews of the world ... In their opinion, any organization which
claims such representation, however composed, "deludes itself and
misleads those to whom such claims are addressed" . . . These
leaders believe that the Jews in the United States, and in other
countries, while sharing a common bond of religion an dtradition,
differ on social, economic and political issues, both domestic and
international . . . They therefore are of the opinion that a unified
voice would stifle this diversity of outlook and interest, and could
result in a "disservice" to Jewry . . . They point to the fact that
the American Jewish Committee has cooperated closely on specific
projects with other Jewish organizations in the effective pursuit of
common goals . . . And they cite as example the cooperative efforts
to liberalize the U.S. immigration laws, the work in the Conference
on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, in the American Jew-
ish Conference on Soviet Jewry, and in the approach to the problem
of the Arab boycott against American firms doing business with Is-
rael . . . However, they stress again and again that the American
Jewish Committee will continue to oppose any move to establish "an
all-purpose umbrella organization" designed to speak with one voice
for all Jews in the United States or throughout the world, because
it considers such moves as "ill-advised or ill-disguised efforts of
Participants in the program will
include Movsas Goldoftas, Cantor
Harold Orbach and Philip Slom-
Services for Sharett
U.S. on `Shloshim'
NEW YORK (JTA)-1,000 lead-
ers from all walks of American
Jewish life attended memorial
services here for the late Moshe
Sharett at the Park Avenue Syna-
gogue, Monday evening, under
joint auspices of the American
Zionist Council and the American
Section of the Jewish Agency for
Israel. The memorial marks the
end of the traditional "Shloshim,"
the 30-day mourning period. Simi-
lar memorial services will be held
throughout the country.
Meetings have been scheduled
throughout the country by the
American Zionist Council and its
local affiliates in Philadelphia,
Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago and
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