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November 19, 1965 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-11-19

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Issues Aired by Federations

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gave the annual Herbert R. Abeles
Memorial Address, declared that
Jewish young people want to find
meaning in their Judaism.
He said he found it continually
reassuring to discover a rise of
appreciation and fondness for
being a Jew on the part of many
young people.
Gordon Zacks of Columbus, 0.,
chairman of the CJFWF national
committee on leadership develop_
ment, said Jewish Federations
must find ways • of encouraging
greater commitment among tal-
ented young men and women.
One of the most significant as-
pects of the Assembly was dis-
cussions on how Medicare will of
qr feet Jewish institutions. Dr. Mor-
ris Hinenburg, consultant of medi-
cal care and services to the aged
of the Federation of Jewish Phil-
anthropies of New York, said Jew-
ish hospitals can expect an in-
creased patient load. But he said
that no one is sure of its extent.


tending their reception and as-
sistance programs."

The General Assembly, in its
resolution on the fate of Soviet
Jewry, called on Soviet author-
ities to end the deprivations im-
posed on the Jews of their coun-
try. "Despite indications of con-
cern by the Soviet Government
about anti-Semitism, and some
token concessions, the basic pat-
tern of discriminations remains,
namely, the denial of the rights
which are available to other reli-
gious and nationality groups in
the Soviet Union," the resoluton


"We appeal to our governments
to do everything possible, through
the United Nations and other ap-
propriate channels, beyond the ac-
tions already taken, to halt this
religious and cultural genocide,"
the resolution added. "We call up_
on all people of good will to make
known their concern to the Soviet
Union. We commend our Jewish
national and community organiza-
At a session on Jewish educa-
tions for their cooperative actions,
tion, William Avrunin, executive
and urge their continued and
director of the Jewish Welfare
strengthened c o 11 a boration for
Federation of Detroit, declared
these vital purposes."
that Jewish education has been
In a resolution on overseas
deprived of communal planning
needs, the Assembly emphasized
tools and, perhaps more import-
that urgency of needs in Israel
ant, communal leadership and
and other Jewish communities
communal goals.
abroad will continue in 1966 and
These are essential in order to beyond. Many more people press
improve Jewish education, he said. for resettlement, the resolution
Jewish federations should at- noted. Many who are already re-
tempt to provide a Jewish educa- settled are still burdened with so-
tion program at post-elementary cial and educational problems that
levels for graduates of all Jewish require massive and skilled help.
schools, Avrunin said. Other Jew-
Four "high priority" tasks
ish educational services should
face the Jewish communities of
have a high priority claim on corn-
the United States and Canada
munity funds. Among them are
during the coming year, Fisher,
teacher recruitment and training,
general chairman of the United
in-service training and other en-
Jewish Appeal, declared.
richment programs, he added.
He listed the tasks as a stepped-
Other Jewish educational ser-
up program to help Israel absorb
vices, Avrunin asserted, should 200,000 immigrants from Asian
have a high-priority claim on com- and African countries who are
munity funds. Among them, he
now settled in 21 development
said, are teacher equipment and towns in Israel; large-scale aid
training, in_service training and to help an anticipated 52,000
other enrichment programs. "The immigrants; increased aid for some
communal school," he sad "has 400,000 distressed Jews in Europe
a priority for federation support,
and various Moslem countries; and
in fact, for deficit financing, be- an intensified fund-raising effort
cause, like other federation agen- to make up the loss of $17,500,000
cies, it serves a communal objec- no longer received each year from
tive; its administration and board West German reparations by three
are integral parts of the federa- UJA beneficiaries — the Jewish
tion structure; it shares with the Agency, the Joint Distribution Com-
federation leadership the details mittee and United Hias Service.
of its hopes and plans to raise the
He said the relationship be-
level of Jewish education."
tween the CJFWF and the UJA
Manheim Shapiro, director of in meeting Jewish overseas
the department of national Jewish
needs had produced more than
communal affairs of the American
S1,500,000,000 in 20 years.
Jewish Committee, said "Jewish
Through this "greatest, volun-
education must be brought out of tary, life-saving effort ever under-
the shtetl and into the 20th Cen- taken by a given national or re-
c, tury." He called for a massive re- ligious group," he said, 1,735,000,
vamping of Jewish education.
Jews "from places of despair"
With regard to Jewish immi-
were settled in free lands, includ-
gration into the United States,
ing 1,373,000 in Palestine and
the General Assembly com-
Israel; the greatest non-govern-
mended the United States Con-
mental program of relief and as-
gress and the Administration for
sistance the world has ever known
"enactment of the long-sought
was implemented; shattered Jew-
legislation, revising the immi-
ish communities were helped to-
gration laws of the United
ward rebuilding in Europe, where
States to eliminate the national
feasible; and new dimensions were
origins quota system." The As-
provided to hundreds of thousands
sembly recommended that the
of Jews in backward lands in
Jewish community and national
North Africa and Asia, through
agencies in the United States
welfare and education activities.
"make the most of the new op-
Fisher reported that "it appears
portunities to resettle the addi-
that, in 1965, UJA will receive
tional immigrants who will be
$62,000,000 from the community
able to c o m e- to the United
funds and the UJA of Greater New
States, by continuing and ex-
York." That sum, he said, would
represent an increase of about
$2,000,000 over the sums raised
each year by the UJA for the last
four years.
Dr. Astorre Mayer of Milan,
chairman of the European Stand-
ing Conference of Jewish Commun-
For the first time science has found
ity Services, gave a report on both
a new healing substance with the as-
the achievements and needs of the
tonishing ability to shrink hemor-
rhoids and to relieve pain — without
Jewish communities in Europe.
surgery. In case after case, while
He revealed that some of the
gently relieving pain, actual reduc-
Jewish communities behind the
tion (shrinkage) took place. Most
amazing of all — results were so thor-
Iron Curtain have indicated that
ough that sufferers made astonishing
they would like to participate in
statements like "Piles have ceased to
the Standing Conference.
be a problem!" The secret is a new
healing substance (Bio-Dyne®)— dis-
Sol Silver of San Francisco,
covery of a world-famous research
former Detroiter, was one of the
institute. This substance is now avail-

Shrinks Hemorrhoids
Without Surgery

Stops Itch—Relieves Pain

able in suppository or ointment form
called Preparation BO. At all drug


30—Friday, November 19, 1965

Unusual Lithuanian Novel Tells
of Nazi Rejuvenated as Loyal Jew

conference speakers. He delivered
a paper on "Education for Lead-
In 1934, Ignas Seinius wrote an
unusual novel, "The Rejuvenation
A special Jewish Telegraphic
of Siegfried Im.merselbe." It was
Agency-Xerox news center was
translated from the Lithuanian
in operation at the assembly,
by Albinas Baranauskas and has
bringing the latest information
just been published for Manylands
of worldwide Jewish develop.
Books by Benn Hall Associates
ments to the 1,000 delegates and
(757 3rd, N.Y. 17).
The story is unusual from many
guests attending the five-day
points of view. It commences by
JTA news bulletins, transmitted introducing Siegfried Imrnerselbe
on an hourly schedule from JTA as a vile anti-Semite, as a propaga-
headquarters in New York by spe- tor of the Nazi racist views, as a
cial teletype to the JTA -Xerox hater of Jews and as an advocate
news center at Assembly head- of their extremination.
But he takes hormones on the
quarters in the Queen Elizabeth
Hotel here, were reproduced on advice and under the guidance of
professors and he is rejuvenated.
a high-speed Xerox machine, and
In his rejuvenation he assumes a
distributed to the delegates and Jewish role.
guests. The news tapes were dis-
Then he meets the daughter of
played on a JTA wallboard news- a very rich American and he falls
paper frame, which speedily be- in love with the Jewess, Salome
came a center of interest for hun_ Moselblum. He calls her Princess
dreds of delegates. The special of Israel. He affirms a love for
service to the participants in the Jewishness. He repudiates his for-
General Assembly was arranged mer views.
as a public service by the JTA in
But Salome's father rejects him,
cooperation with Xerox of Cana- refuses to grant permission for
da, Ltd.
their marriage, and he is down-
cast. He meets another Jewess,
Else, whom he eventually marries.
Man of Many Nations
But he is an unhappy man. He
becomes world famous. He gains
to Teach in Israel
strength. When a former pupil,
Students at the Hebrew Univer- a rabid Nazi, attacks him, he man-
sity in Jerusalem will soon be
studying Italian literature under
the tutelage of a one man, multi-
national educational force, Howard
Dr. Needier, a native of Man-
chester, England, was raised in
Denver, and received his educa-
tion at Yale, Columbia and Ox-
ford universities.
In addition to his expertise in
Italian literature, Dr. Needier can
call upon his knowledge of Rus-
sian literature, physics and mathe-
matics to make his lectures more
interesting. If he's caught in a real
tight spot he can always ask his
wife Willa, a graduate of Barnard
College in New York, about one
of the finer points of English
Howard and Willa Needler and
their infant son, Mark, recently
arrived in Israel from their home
in New Haven, Conn. They are
presently enrolled in an Ulpan-
Hebrew Language Laboratory
which, in addition to giving them
a working knowledge of Hebrew
will give them an insight into the
practical aspects of living in Is-
rael. As soon as the five month
Ulpan course is complete,
Needler plans to teach Italian
literature at the Hebrew Univer-
sity, Willa will set up house in
their new apartment and Mark
will be registered in one of Israel's
numerous kindergartens.

ages to overcome him, to beat
hirri down. His rejuvenation also
is physical. But towards the end,
when the Nazis promulgate a law
that • anyone who has been re-
juvenated forfeits his rights as
a citizen of Germany, he feels
that he had lost that recognition,

In the course of his love affair,
he had told Salome how devoted
he was to the Jews, but the girl's
father would not accept him.
We have in this novel two
extremes: .the vilest type of Nazi
ideology quoted in the beginning,
and the repudiation after the re-
juvenation. It's an interesting tale
and it receives warmest com-
mendations in an introduction by
the well known Jewish writer,
Charles Angoff of Fairleigh Dick-
inson University, Rutherford, N.J.

Israeli on Broadway

Rouben Ter-Arutunian, Israel's
gift to Broadway, who bowed in
this country with the stage
settings to Paul Muni's "Tonight
at the Grand," has contributed the
flamboyant production and cos-
tume designs to Martin Ransohoff's
otherwise dubious film, "The
Loved One," Ter-Arutunian's first
Hollywood assignment.

Christian Agencies Join
Hias to Help U.S. Settle
Refugees from Cuba

U.S. secretary of health, educa-
tion and welfare, John W. Gardner
and his top staff met with lead-
ers of the National Catholic Wel-
fare Conference, Church World
Service, United Hias Service and
the International Rescue Commit-
tee with regard to the resettlement
of recently arrived Cuban refugees
and those expected to come to
this country as a result of the
agreement between the United
States and Cuban governments.
The secretary stressed the neces-
sity for cooperating on a national
basis, so that as many Cuban
refugees as possible may be re-
settled in communities through-
out the country.

Among the 40 members of May-
or Cavanagh's newly shaped De-
troit Community Cultural Council
NEDERLANDER. The council will
guide Cultural Center develop-
ments, a multimillion-dollar pro-

Can't blame a little girl for snitching cookies! Especially
when her mother bakes with Gas. Things taste better,
have a flavor all their own because there's no stale air in
a Gas oven. Fresh air circulates all the time. Incidentally,
Gas ranges look as beautiful as they act. See them now
at your favorite dealer or Gas Company showrooms,

Be In good taste • cools with Gas


It is always the impossible that
happens. — French proverb.

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