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HAIFA, (JTA) —
By BORIS SMOLAR
(Copyright, 1966, JTA, Inc.)
CONVENTION SEASON: This is the season of Jewish conven-
tions. A number of significant conventions are taking place this week,
and were preceded by others last week.
The two most important gatherings are taking place this week in
_Washington. One is the 60th annual meeting of the American Jewish
Committee. The other is the national conference of the Jewish com-
munal workers. There were the conventions of American Jewish Con-
gress, National Jewish Welfare Board, YIVO Institute of Jewish Re-
search, Workmen's Circle and other organizations.
The newly-elected AJCongress president, Rabbi Arthur Lelyweld,
will have to embark on a program in which the fight for Negro rights
should not overshadow Jewish commitments and values, if he wants
to bring the organization to the height of the days when the Ameri-
can Jewish Congress was led by the late Dr. Stephen S. Wise and Louis
Lipsky, its founders. A little more emphasis on "Jewish" would do no
harm to the American Jewish Congress. It could only give more mean-
ing to its existence.
ENVIABLE RECORD: The American Jewish Committee is coming
to its 60th annual convention in Washington with a wide program
which takes cognizance of two main tasks. One of these tasks which
American Jewry faces today is to overcome the remaining obstacles
to equality for Jews in this country and, since equality is indivisible,
for all others in our society. The second task is to preserve the iden-
tity of American Jews as Jews.
Established 60 years ago — following the notorious pogrom in
Kishinev, Czarist Russia—to protect Jews everywhere, the American
Jewish Committee has established quite an enviable record for itself.
From a group of selected individuals it became a mass-organization
with branches and members all over the country. It watches over
Jewish interests in this country and abroad. Its reputation is high in
U.S. Government circles as well as in foreign lands.
It was to Louis Marshall, the late president of the American
Jewish Committee, that Henry Ford publicly apologized for introducing
political anti-Semitism in this country by publishing the Dearborn
Independent, the first anti-Semitic magazine in this country, and by
disseminating the notorious forgery called "The Elders of Zion." The
publication of the magazine was discontinued by Ford and the "Pro-
tocols" were withdrawn and destrpyed. This is only one of the high
achievements of the American Jewish Committee in its 60 years of
fighting anti-Semitism. Other achievements are too numerous to be
counted in this space.
Israeli Jews were convicted in Dis-
trict Court here of spying for
Egypt. They are Gideon Goldstein,
20, of Acre; Isaac Fishman, 18,
and Yoel Reizmann, 16, both of
Haifa. All three, now awaiting sen-
tence, were arrested last February,
but the case was not made public
until after their conviction today.
According to the charges, Gold
stein infiltrated into the Egypt-
held Gaza Strip, where he met
Egyptian agents. The later offered
him 500 Israeli pounds (about
$167) per month for furnishing in-
formation about Israeli army move-
ments. The two others were acused
of having been recruited for spying
activities by members of Egypt's
The youths had allegedly collect-
ed information about army move-
ments for two months, then tried to
sneak across the Gaza Strip border
to pass on the data they had ac-
cumulated. They turned back, how-
ver, when they were spotted by
members of the United Nations
Emergency Force guarding the
frontier. They then returned to
their homes and, later, Goldstein
and Fishmann smuggled themselves
as stowaways onto a Norwegian
ship bound for Italy.
U.S. Senate to Get Bill Prohibiting
Businessmen From Bowing to Arabs
ben of persons with strong ties
with Israel and our labor move-
ment. I wish you success in your
deliberations and you should suc-
ceed to transmit to your younger
generations your great idealism and
in such a way to strengthen more
and considerably enlarge the ties
between you and Israel."
The Yiddish language is get-
ting a broader community base,
a report to the quadrennial con-
vention revealed. Jewish commu-
nity centers throughout the coun-
try, in cooperation with the
Workmen's Circle, are organiz-
ing Yiddish language courses
and other cultural activities.
The delegates attending the con-
vention heard a report from Zal-
men Yefroiken, educational dire
for of the. organization, that Yid,.
dish schools are expanding in the
United States and are getting their
biggest assistance from Jewish wel-
fare funds across the country who
are helping to subsidize and encour-
`Shop on Main Street,'
age Jewish secular schools.
`Let My People Go' Win There are 52 Yiddish schools
owned-and operated by the Work-
men's Circle in the United States
NEW YORK — A Czechoslovak and Canada. Twenty-seven of these
film relating to anti-Semitism and are located in New York City alone,
a TV documentary which summa with 3,000 pupils in attendance.
rizes the age-old struggle of the
Jewish people for a homeland in
Israel took honors at the 16th
annual Awards Luncheon of the
National Council on Jewish Audio-
Visual Materials, Thursday at the
New York Hilton Hotel.
The council, which is sponsored
by the American Association for
Jewish Education, presented cita-
tions for "The I:. on Main
Street," the Czechoslovak screen
play starring Ida Kaminska and
Josef Kroner, which won an Oscar;
and for "Let My People Go," the
hour-long television film produced
and written by Marshall Flaum
and sponsored by the Xerox Corp.
"The Last Chapter," the graphic
and stirring tale of Polish Jewry,
also received one of the seven
Himan Brown, producer of films
and documentaries and for the
past 15 years of the annual Han-
ukah Festival sponsored by the
Israel Bond Organization, was
KIA1VIESHA LAKE (JTA)—Sen-
ator Walter F. Mondale, Minnesota
Democrat, told 1,000 delegates to
the Workmen's Circle quadrennial
national convention here that he
found it "offensive" to have Amer-
ican businessmen filling out forms
sent by the Arab boycott commit-
tee to determine their business re-
lationships with Israel.
He announced he was going to
introduce a measure which would
prohibit any American businessman
from filing such information.
President Johnson sent a mes-
sage to the convention in which he
praised the Workmen's Circle for
making "invaluable contributions to
the social and economic progress
of our society."
Israel's Premier Levi Eshkol, in
a cable to the convention, said:
"Your important organization has
among the American and Canadian
Jewish people a considerable num-
THE BEST IN
SALES AND SERVICE
BERLIN, (JTA)—Three former
officers of one of the Nazi com-
mando units received prison terms
in a West Berlin court this week
ranging from five years at hard
labor to life, for participating in
the murder of JeWs and Gypsies
in German-occupied Russia. In an-
JEWS IN THE GREAT SOCIETY: The national conference of nouncing the verdicts, the jury
Jewish communal workers, which opens on May 14 in Washington, foreman criticized the defense wit-
will seek to give some answers to the troubling questions that perplex nesses because their evidence was
the Jewish social worker; a•-frd---67-feif esuoference will not "objective."
NTelieils, 60, fo - er
12‘2,7t,:cipants new insights into the problems, prospects aw&1 commander of the unit, whic:ri was
perspectives that face the Jewish community in the unfolding of
set up "to exterminate / inferior
the Great Society.
(William Avrunin, executive director of the Jewish Welfare Fed- races," received the ,Ijitfe term.
eration of Detroit, is slated for the presidency of the communal work- Heinz Tandennann, 53,/received a
term of six years in /prison; and
Karl Rath, 57, was even five years
in prison. Oswaya Schaefer, 57,
was acquitted for lack of evidence.
Defense attavtios said they would
TORONTO (JTA) — John Beat- Beattie. The hearing in a magis appeal the:qhree sentences.
One-half the world laughs at
tie, self-styled neo-Nazi leader, trate's office here was the last in The lisle sentence was imposed on
other half. — French proverb. 855 Oakland, Pontiac — LI 9 6161
was acquitted of two charges of
unlawful assembly and trying to
create an unlawful assembly after May, almost a year ago. Beattie ers and participated in other kill-
cross-examining the Jewish mayor had previously been found guilty ings. The Tandermann sentence
of Toronto and a Jewish alderman. and fined for creating a aisturb- was considered light because he
assembly in had been charged with ordering
The charges had been brought ance and for unlawful -
the shooting of 1,100 Jews. The
against the neo-Nazi by Samuel connection with the Allan Gardens
Kaplan, who had previously been disturbance, at which he ha jury held that it had not been prov-
ed. he had acted on his own initia-
acquitted of charges of assaulting planned to speak.
Magistrate Opper, in acquitting tive, and found him guilty of being
Beattie, held that the prosecution an accessory. The jury foreman
(For 16 Years)
had failed to establish that there said that acquittal was the verdict
was an intent on Beattie's part to for Schaefer because, while there
WITH FULL GUARANTY OF DELIVERY
incite a riot and tumultuous Toe- was "grave suspicion" against
We Feature the Finest Selection of
havior, or that Beattie and his neo- him, there was not enough evi-
NEW YORK (JTA)—Thousands Nazi associates were assembled in dente to convict.
Material for Suits, Dresses, Etc.
of Jewish children from Hebrew one place during -the riot, when
day schools and afternoon schools enraged anti Nails charged the NY Immigrant Aid Agency
in the New York area participated neo-Nazis.
Sunday in a parade in Brooklyn,
Settles 4,500 Jews in '65
sponsored by the Lubavitcher U.
NEW YORK—More than 4,500
Denver Gets $400,000
Henry Tobet and Alex Korda, Proprietors
movement's National Council of
Jewish newcomers to the United
VI 3 4130
Mesibos Shabbos, to mark the
States were helped to settle in
DENVER (JTA) — A Chair in
bration of Lag b'Omer, which com-
Studies is planned at the New York City in 1965 by the New
memorates the struggle by fol- Hebraic
University of Denver in honor York Association for New Ameri-
lowers of Rabbi Akiva against the
cans, a beneficiary agency of the
Roman conquerors of Palestine, of Rabbi Charles E. H. Kauvar, a United Jewish Appeal, it was an-
Hebraic scholar who served as nounced by Martin Kleinbard, pres-
some 2,000 years ago.
The Lag b'Omer parade was rabbi of Beth Ha Medrosh Hagadol ident, at the agency's annual meet-
held simultaneonsly with the pa- Synagogue here for 50 years. He ing. Kleinbard was re-elected to a
rade of some 10,000 Jewish young- created a course in rabbinic litera- third term as president of NYANA.
sters on Fifth Avenue, marking ture at the university in 1922 and
In his report to the board of di-
taught it continuously for 41 years. rectors, Kleinbard said that the
Israel's 18th anniversary.
An endowment of $400,000 to newcomers came from 30 different
support the Rabbi Charles E. Hillel countries, including a number from
Kauver Professorship of Hebraic Eastern Europe arriving to rejoin
Studies and an additional $100,000 relatives. The average cost of re-
for library acquisitions and stu- settling a family of four, he said,
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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ers, firms and foundations. Dr. total financial help from NYANA.
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Edward Lindell, dean of the uni- Many families, he pointed out, are
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ences, said that a leading Hebraic after arrival.
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The agency settled 600 families
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