1966 Allied Campaign Formula to Assure
Increased Education Support and Israel Aid
arnpaign Leaders Predict rim
ecord High for Coming Year
Representatives of all affiliated agencies of the Jewish Welfare
Federation and of beneficiary movements included in the Allied
Jewish Campaign, meeting in the 17th annual budgeting conference,
at. the Jewish Center last Sunday, reviewed the status of supported
agencies, those at home and abroad, and a selected steering commit-
tee thereupon developed a formula for the 1966 drive.
According to the new formula, the income from the next
drive, up to the sum of $5,200,000, will be allocated on the same basis
as was applied to the $5,100,000 income from the 1965 campaign-
54.6 per cent for Israel and overseas needs and 45.4 per cent for
domestic, local and national, needs.
The formula was arrived at, in a three-hour session of the steer-
ing committee conducted under the chairmanship
of Judge Theodore Levin.
Appeals for increased support for Israel, in
the present critical year of its existence, when
reparations funds no longer will be available, were
mingled with urgent admonitions for emphasis on
the priority of educational efforts in communal
The arrived-at formula further provides that
all sums in excess of $5,2000,000 that may be
raised in the 1966 drive are to be divided on the
•' basis of 90 per cent for Israel and 10 per cent for
There was an expression of confidence that the coming year
will witness another upsurge in giving, and the enthusiasm that
was manifested by Sol Eisenberg, one of the chairmen of the Allied
JeWish Campaign, seemed to echo the belief that once again a local
fund-raising effort will approach the six-million-dollar mark. This
sentiment was shared by Eisenberg's co-chairman, Irwin Green; the
former chairman, Paul Zuckerman; Phillip Stollman, member of
the Jewish Agency, Inc., and others.
The selected steering committee under the chairmanship of
Judge Levin included A. Arnold Agree, William Avrunin, Harold
Berry, Paul Broder, Jacob A. Citrin, Samuel Cohen, Lawrence
Crohn, Dr. Norman Drachler, Sol Eisenberg, Irwin Green, Ronald
A. Greenberg, Samuel J. Greenberg, Lewis S. Grossman, Mrs. I.
Jerome Hauser, Mrs. Benjamin E. Jaffe, Mrs.. Benjamin Jones, Nor-
man D. Katz, Fred Keidan, George Keil, Louis LaMed, Milton J.
Miller, Jack 0. Lefton, Isaac Litwak, Dr. Irving Posner, Mrs. Arthur
H. Rice, Alan E. Schwartz, Hyman Safran, Max Shaye, Erwin S.
Simon, Abe Shiffman, Philip Slomovitz, Phillip Stollman, Louis
Tabashnick, George M. Zeltzer and Paul Zuckerman.
The budgeting conference concerned itself with the experiences
of - the past years and with the rising needs for services locally, as
well as the critical situation that faces Israel at a time when respon-
sibilities for new waves of immigration are mounting and the in-
come, with the cutting off of reparations funds, is declining. The
increasing needs were outlined, in a report on overseas agencies'
programs for the coming year, by Hyman Safran. (An analysis of
the United Jewish Appeal's approaching responsibilities appears in
column, Between You and Me, by Boris Smolar, on Page 2).
- At the same time, the need for increased efforts to assure
survivalism in Jewish planning for the future was emphasized by
7 –,---- 'several of the reporting committees, especially by Alan Schwartz,
who gave an account of the activities and future needs of the health
and _welfare division; Dr. Norman Drachler, who reported for the
education division, and others.
Jack Lefton presided at the budgeting, session. Louis Grossman
reported for the community relations division, and Samuel Cohen
outlined the over-all community program.
Paul Zuckerman, as chairman of the cash collection camnaign,
appealed for prompt payments of outstanding pledges. William
Avrunin spoke briefly to express gratitude for the generosity with
which the community responds to Federation appeals and the de-
votion of campaign workers. Eisenberg, as campaign co-chairman,
joined in an expression of gratitude for the community's role in a
great humanitarian effort.
William Frank, president of United Community Services. com-
mended Detroit Jewry for its splendid programing through the
Federation. Pointing out that Jewish agencies receive $859.000
from United Community Services. he said he came to the budgeting
conference to exnress his satisfaction with the partnership and to
learn how evnellently the Jewish community's work is conducted.
A notable innovation at the budgeting conference was the
participation in it, for the first time, of representatives of the
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Authors of Formula
For '66 Allied Jewish
Membership of this Steering Committee
chosen at Jewish Welfare Federation annual
budgeting conference on Sunday is listed
in accompanying report on the conference.
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Erhard Gives Assurances
n Reparations, but Bonn
Official Justifies Deferment
Chancellor Ludwig Erhard of Germany on Monday assured a Bnai Brith
delegation in Washington that "a special German position toward Jews and Israel
would continue" and that he would reveal his response to points raised by the
delegation in a subsequent statement.
At the very same time, however, attempts were made
by German officials in, Bonn to justify the deferments.
The rejection of criticisms was made by Dr. Rolf Dahl-
gruen, German minister of finance, on Friday, when the
Bundesrat, the upper house of the Bonn parliament,
approved the earlier action to defer payments by the
JTA reports that the Bnai Brith delegation which met
with Erhard at Blair House, where White House guests
are housed, com-
NY Center Fire
that the German
Takes 12 Lives
ment was "reveal-
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
ing and reassuring."
YONKERS — Yonkers fire depart-
Members of the Bnai Brith delegation
ment officials opened an investigation
which spent more than an hour with Erhard
to determine the cause of a flash fire
included Dr. William Wexler, president of
which swept through the Yonkers
Brith; Rabbi Jay Kaufman, vice-presi-
Jewish Community Center Monday
dent, and Maurice Weinstein, chairman of the
night killing nine children age 7-11
organization's international council.
and three adults.
Dr. Wexler reminded Erhard that, on
Passersby, policemen and firemen
May 12, 1965, he wrote to Prime Minister
who raced to the scene carried chil-
dren in their arms from the center.
Levi Eshkol of Israel that "the attitude of the
Many children, dragging their coats
German government in the past has proved
and screaming for help, fled to safety
that we are aware of the special German posi-
by running down smoke-clogged stairs.
tion towards the Jewish people all over the
Others moved along on ledges four
world, including Israel." He then said: "We
stories above the ground before reach-
would like to express to you our sense of dis-
ing ladders to the ground.
may and grave concern over what seems to
Two adults who went into the brick
happening in Germany today in its rela-
building to rescue children were ad-
tions with the Jewish people throughout the
mitted to the hospital. Two children
world and in Israel."
with burns also were hospitalized. The
children had been seated in a music
The Bnai Brith president said also: "Your
room on the fourth floor waiting for
Final Indemnification Law promised immedi-
lessons to begin when smoke began
ate payment to many claimants who had been
to filter into the room. Most of the
waiting for over 20 years. Yet, only 10 days
victims apparently died from smoke
ago, the enactment of your budgetary law
imposed restrictions on those payments. Your
Police Chief William Folsen said
government's failure to recognize the com-
the fire was the worst in Yonkers
pelling nature of indemnification payments
history. Leonard Rubenfeld, West-
has rocked the confidence of the entire Jewish
chester County district attorney, be-
gan an investigation after touring
world. It has created new uncertainty about
the charred building, which serves
both as a Jewish and non-Jewish
Dr. Wexler said Nazi victims had con-
veyed their "real fear that the recent action
Three sets of brothers and sisters
by your government will set a pattern and
were among the victims. One of the
possible precedent to divest them of rights
adults killed was Mrs. Lucille Sacks,
to which they are entitled and for which they
who had come to pick up her daugh-
ter Sandra after her music lessons.
have waited so long." The German chancellor
Mrs. Sacks managed to bring her
was told that he had created "the foundations
child to safety but died after she re-
for normality of the position between the
entered the building, apparently try-
German people and the Jewish people. It
ing to save two neighbor children.
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