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April 22, 1966 - Image 40

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-04-22

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Address by Israel Consut Theater Group
to Highlight Israel Anniversary Program

The Aviv Theater, highly ac-
claimed group of singers and
dancers who have appeared on
Broadway. and national television,
will highlight the citywide cele-
bration of Israel's independence,
8:15 p.m. Sunday at Temple Israel.
The anniversary celebration is
presented annually under the aus-
pices of the joint comittee of the
Jewish Community Council and
Zionist Council. Dr. Samuel Krohn
and Morris Liberman serve as co-
chairmen of the joint committee.
Adding to the gaiety of this
occasion will be the traditional
presentation of colors by repre-
sentatives from the Jewish War
Veterans and choral selections by
youth participants.
Rabbi James I. Gordon of
Young Israel Center of Oak-Woods
will deliver the invocation.
Guest speaker will be • Chaim
Salamon, consul for economic
affairs and director of the Gov-
ernment of Israel Investment
In a lively and -colorful pro-
gram, the Aviv Theater captures
the exuberance and vitality of


modern Israel by a careful blend-
ing of dance, song and narration.
The dancers in Aviv are all high-
ly trained . professionals and the

Know-How Weizmann Institute Way


(Copyright, 1966, JTA, Inc.)

Not so long back, the American
atomic physicist, Dr. Robert Op-
penheimer was in Israel attending
a meeting of the Weizmann Insti-
One of the listeners approached
the American scientist. "Dr. Op=
penheimer," he said, "this is a
wonderful institution but don't
you think that it
is a little too big
a n undertaking
for so small a
country as Is-
"H-m," said Dr.
Oppenheimer, "I
see your point.
Yes, I'agree the
country s h o u ld
be enlarged."
If the
scientific institu-
tion has grown
so great, much of
the credit is due_
to a few indi-
viduals and
Sir Isaac Wolfson among th es e
there stands out Sir Isaac Wolfson,
the British industrialist, as told,
in an interview with him which
appeared in Maariv, the Hebrew
daily. -
Many years back, says Wolfson,
Dr. Weizmann approached him
personally, asking him for a dona-
tion for the Sieff Scientific Insti-
tute with which he was then asso-
ciated. "How much do you think a
man like me should contribute?"
asked Sir Isaac.
"Five hundred pounds," replied
Dr. Weirnann. Wolfson thereupon
wrote a check for 500 pounds and
handed it to Dr. Weizmann.
A few years later, Weizmann
and Wolfson met in New York and
again Dr. Weizmann asked for a

Stamps Mark Israel Observances

Stamps depicting the War of Independence Memorial (left) and
Independence Day festivities have been issued by Israel's Ministry
of Posts. Total price of the stamps is 1.72 pounds (57 cents),
but the minimum order must be $1. For orders, write the Ministry
of Posts, Philatelic Service, Jerusalem, Israel.

Appoint Israeli to High NYC Post;
Hitch Seen in Naming Noncitizen

NEW YORK — The legality of
Mayor John Lindsay's appoint-
ment of a 31-year-old Israeli as
deputy city administrator is under
review for a possible violation of a
state law against noncitizens hold-
ing a civil office.
Mayor Lindsay has defended his
appointment of Dr. N a chm an
Bench to the $20,000-a-year post,
but the corporation counsel must
make the final ruling. The question
that arises is, does a deputy city
administrator fall into the rank of
civil officer even though he does
not carry full sovereign authority?
A Haifa-born citizen of Israel,
Dr. Bench is regarded by Lindsay
"as one of the brightest of the
young people- who are revolution-
izing the entire field of manage-
ment through the use of the latest

insights and tools developed by
He added that Dr. Bench will
"bring the scientific point of
view to the administration"
while applying computers and
systems analysis to the problem
of running city departments.
Dr. Bench, who came from Is-
rael six years ago for graduate
study, graduated' from the Tech-
nion, Israel Institute of Technol-
ogy-, and served formerly in the
Israeli Air Force.
He received his doctorate at
New York University, where he
studied under Timothy Costello.
The latter, now deputy mayor, had
recommended the computer expert
about three weeks ago, and Dr.
Bench would serve under him. He
is scheduled to take over the post
May 1.

"How much should I give?"
again asked Wolfson.
"Ten thousand pounds," was the
Again Wolfson complied, hand-
ing Weizmann a check for that
It was about this time, continues
Wolfson, that Meyer Weisgal be-
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In many -corners of the world, Jews
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sitting down and studying Hebrew.
a coin. A physician was called but are
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Toronto Votes to Bar Hate Groups in Parks

TORONTO (JTA)—The Toronto
City Parks and Recreation Commit-
tee voted to bar from city parks
any meetings conducted by hate
groups. It also rejected an applica-
tion by John Beattie, self-styled
Canadian Nazi leader, for a permit
to hold an open-air meeting in Allan
Gardens, one of the principal parks
By a vote of 5-2, the committee
approved a recent City Council
resolution, declaring it a violation
of the law for any speaker in a
public park to "use language or
conduct likely to stir up hatred
against religious, racial or national
and ethnic groups." The commit-
tee also recommended that the City

music is a mixture of folk -melo-
dies from contemporary Israel,
Hassidic sources from Eastern
Europe and the exotic traditions
of the Middle East. Frances Aleni-
k o f f, director - choreographer of
Aviv and its principal dancer, has
appeared with the .group on
Broadway in the Josephine Baker
Show and on the NBC-TV "Today"
program. In addition to their
Broadway appearances, the Aviv
Theater has toured the United
States, Canada and South Amer-
ica, appearing at music festivals
and on major television networks.
In making their announce-
ment of the Sunday affair, Dr.
Krohn and Lieberman also re
ferred to the youth celebration
of Israel Independence Day
which will be held Saturday
evening at the Jewish Center. ,
A number of-local Jewish youth
organizations have united in de-
veloping a special program fea-
turing dance, dramatic and
choral presentations as well as a
unique "Israeli Social." (See
Youth Page.)
Calling attention to the signi-
ficance of this 18th or "Hai year"
anniversary celebration, Krohn
and Lieberman said "the Detroit
celebration expresses our com-
munity's pride and support in the
establishment and growth of the
State of Israel."
Tickets for the program are
available from the Jewish Com-
munity Council, WO 2-6710. Tick-
ets will also be available at the
doer on Sunday evening.

Parks Commissioner need not ob-
tain City Council approval for re-
jecting a meeting application "if
he believes that the issuance of
such a permit may lead to a dis-
turbance in the park."
The committee held a series of
public hearings on the issue. The
banning of hate meetings in public
parks was advocated strongly by
the Canadian Jewish Congress,
which was represented at the hear-
ings by Louis Herman, Louis Ron-
son, , Myer Sharzer and Ben Kay-
fetz. Controller William Archer
also favored the ban.

40—Friday, April 22, 1966

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is simple and easily understood, and it
contains a list (dictionary) of difficult
words in 10 languages printed in the
body of the newspaper. It presents all
the news briefly and in • an easy style.
The weekly "Omer" contains eight
pages, in which popular and current
political articles and cartoons appear.
Two pages are devoted to cultural sub-
jects, literature, art, and theater. There
one can find reviews of new books, the
theater and exhibitions, as well as
on the eekly
portion of the Bible, etc. Another page
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in Hebrew entitled "Behind the News,"

contains impressions, Israeli anecdotes,
and easy conversation on a current sub- '

ject. On the other pages, one can find a
review of all the important events
which occurred during that week in I T

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Israel in the various spheres of life.
The weekly also contains mews about 1 4 n1 ,r35 111)1..
what is happening in the World Hebrew
Movement. Thus the weekly will be a
bridge not only between Hebrew speak-
ing- people throughout the world, and
between Israel and the Diaspora, but
also a bridge between each other.
Translation of Hebrew column
published by the Brit Ivrit
Olamit with the assistance of
•thilry rvizith s pizT
the Memorial Foundation for
Jewish Culture, Jerusalem.


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