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March 18, 1966 - Image 33

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-03-18

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U.S. Hails Israel's Cancer Research

LETTER BOX

Stephanie Wolf to Wed Honor 2 of Bay City
Harvey Zack in Fall at Grand Rapids Fete



Urges Empty Chair
at Passover Seder Table
for Soviet Jewry

Editor, The Jewish News:

The Damon Runyon Memorial Fund for Cancer Research has made
available a grant to Dr. Ernest Winocour of the Biological Depart-
ment of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Meyer Weisgal, head of
the institute is shown presenting to Dr. Winocour the Damon l'unyon
check for research in tumor cells.

`Origin of Yiddish Theater' at Institute

The Sholem Aleichem Theater sisted by the Sholem Aleichem
League will appear in a repeat Choral Group, under the direction
performance of "The Origin of of Mrs. Rose Mash.
the Yiddish Theater," directed and
For tickets, call the Institute,
narrated by
342-7440.
Maishe H.• a a r,
Sholem
them Ins t i tute
cultural director,
8:30 p.m. _March
27 -at the Insti-
t u t e.
Ainci
pr pa
I*
Top spokesmen from the Jewish
performer will
community's central communal or-
be Leo Mogul,
ganizations will join with Rabbi
T h e perform-
Mordecai Halpern to discuss "The
ance, presented
Role of Jewish Leadership" at the
for the first time
Leadership Con-

'Leadership Role'
Conference Topic

two years ago,
consists of eight
scenes in song
and dance. It
includes those
elements upon
which the re-
nowned Yiddish
theater was
Magill
based.
The Theater League will be as-

Criterion Club Sets
`Ferndale Follies'

The Criterion Club for single
adults will stage its annual variety
show 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the
Oak Park Community Center.
President Lillian Jane Rubin
announces that the production
"Ferndale Follies," features a cast
from the Patti O'Dae Theatrical
Troupe of Lincoln Park.
Popular dancing, social mixers
and refreshments will be served
by club hostesses.
The public is invited. For infor-
mation, call Sally Sidran, 864-8641.



He who is sated with food disdains

the honeycomb;
But to the hungry man every
bitter thing is sweet.
— Proverbs

ference 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, at the
Jewish Center.
The meeting is
the third, and
final session of a
special Leader-
ship Training In-
stitute sponsored
by the Jewish
Community Coun-
cil. Rabbi Halpern
Participating in t h e program
with Rabbi Halpern are Hyman
Safran, president of the Jewish
Welfare Federation; and Dr. Sam-
uel Krohn, president of the Jewish
Community Council. Hubert J. Sid.
low, chairman of council's internal
relations committee, will serve as
moderator of the program.
The - tri-session institute was de-
signed to explore the purposes,
criteria and responsibilities of ef-
fective communal leadership.
The meeting will deal with cur-
rent challenges and the role of
Jewish leadership in meeting these
challenges. Rabbi Halpern, who
will lead the discussion, has been
spiritual leader • of Cong. Beth
Shalom since 1955. He is a gradu-
ate of the Jewish Theological Sem-
inary and author of several arti-
cles on Jewish contemporary life
which have appeared in national
journals.

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As in the past, we wish to ask
all who observe the Passover to
set an extra place and chair at
the Seder table to symbolize the
absence of Russian Jewry who are
denied the liberty of emigrating
and voicing our demand to the
Soviet Government*: LET MY
PEOPLE GO:
This vacant chair has become
known as "Kess Al-Domee for
Russian Jewry," from the Hebrew
words of Psalm 83 v. 2. "0 God
keep not Thou silence; Hold not
Thy peace and be not still 0 God."
The practice was observed on a
nationwide scale last year in Israel
and throughout the free world.
We should, accordingly, be grate-
ful if you would, through the
columns of your paper, kindly
bring our suggestion to the atten-
tion of your readers who will be
seated at the Seder table on April
4 and 5. • It is our desire that
they remember the plight of their
less fortunate brethren and make
it a tradition, each year, to set
this extra place until the Gates of
the USSR are opened for the
Exodus of Soviet Jewry.
The spiritual extinction of mil-
lions of Soviet Jews will be in-
evitable within a decade unless
responsible leaders of all faiths,
who are free to speak out, demand
their Exodus now. We, therefore,
issue a clarion call to rabbis the
world over to make this the topic
of sermons, appropriately on shab-
bat Hagadol (the Sabbath before
Passover), and that they, with the
vigilant shepherds- of all religious
groups, raise this demand at all
fitting times and places, so that
none may remain ignorant or in-
different to the plight of Soviet
Jewry.
This appeal has been sent to
over 5,000 Jewish Communities
and their leaders throughout the
free world, and we hope that your
publication of our request will con-
tinue to stir public opinion and
further our cause.
Very truly yours,
for MAOZ Society far
Help to Soviet Jewry
P.O. Box 10028,
Tel Aviv, Israel.
S.B. B eit-Zvi
Avraham Abba Cohen


MISS STEPHANIE WOLFF

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wolff of
Sorrento Ave. announce the en-
gagement of their daughter Steph-
anie Lee to Harvey James Zack,
son of Mr. and Mrs. David P. Zack
of Wildemere Ave.
Miss Wolff attends Wayne State
University. Her fiance is a
graduate of Ferris State College,
where he was affiliated with Sigma
Alpha Mu Fraternity.
A September wedding is planned.

17th Century Diplomat
Israel Conigliani, a 17th Century
Venetian Jewish physician, served
as Venice's diplomatic envoy in
Turkey in 1682. He was credited
with foiling a plot to destroy the
Venetian fleet when he managed
to warn his- government of the
danger of the plot.

Dr. Jossef J. Kratzenstein -and
Attorney T. George Sternberg of
Bay City will be guests of honor
at a Grand Rapids reception in
behalf of the Jewish Theological
Seminary's 80th Anniversary, to
be held 3:30 p.m. March 30, in the
home of Rabbi Erwin M. Halpern
of Ahavas Israel Congregation.
Dr. Kratzenstein was born in
Germany, studied in Muenster,
Zurich and Jerusalem, and receiv-
ed his PhD degree from the Uni-
versity of Zurich, Switzerland. He
was ordained rabbi in Berlin and
is the spiritual leader of Temple
Israel, Bay City Jewish Commun-
ity Association. His most recently
published work is "The Age of
Idolism," which was reviewed in
The Jewish News last week. He
has lectured at the University of
Maryland and Central Michigan
University.
Sternberg is an honorary trus-
tee of Bay City Temple Israel, and
has served as Michigan region
president of United Synagogue.

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Great-Granddaughter
of Heine Genuine Article?

Editor, The Jewish News:
The story about Heinrich Heine's
great-granddaughter, who asked
the Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court to
convert her. to Judaism ("Purely
Commentary" March 11, based on
a story in Yediot Achronot of Tel
Aviv) is truly sensational and in-
teresting.
But, according to A. R. Malachi,
noted Hebrew bibliographer, in Bit-
zaron — The Hebrew Monthly of
America — Heinrich Heine had no
children.
Sincerely,
LOUIS PANUSH
• • •
(Editor's Note: No record
exists of Heinrich Heine's ever
having had children, yet the
rabbinate in Israel tok seri-
ously the claim of the young
lady who expressed the desire
to become a Jewess, claiming
to be Heine's great-granddaugh-
ter. Several sensational claims
to famous parenthood have oc-
curred in the past. About 30
years ago, there was the much-
publicized story about a man
who claimed to be related to
Theodor Herzl. It proved un-
true. More recent was a story
emanating from Paris that
Hitler's daughter was marrying
a Jew. JTA's Paris correspond-
ent checked and found it to be
a fake. (See story elsewhere.)

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, March 18, 1966-33

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