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June 10, 1966 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-06-10

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Notables to Honor Jerusalem Mayor Saturday

The Israel Hai anniversary din-
ner, Saturday evening in honor of
Teddy Kollek, mayor of Jerusal-
em, starts at 8:45 p.m., at the
Shaarey Zedek Synagogue.
David Safran, general chairman



of the Detroit Israel Bond Commit-
tee and dinner chairman, an-
nounced the event will honor the
memory of Mina Elizabeth Barg-
man, first Israel Bond Women's
Division chairman.
Louis Berry, Israel Bond vice
chairman, will introduce Mayor
Kollek. Phillip Stollman, Israel
Bond steering committee chair-
man, will give- the tribute and
make the posthumous presenta-
tion of a plaque honoring the
memory of Mina Bargman. Mrs.
William Reveno, sister of Mrs.
Bargman, will respond. Joseph
Holtzman, Israel Bond vice chair-
man will make the Israel Bond
Rabbi Irving Schnipper of Cong.
Beth Moses will give the invoca-
tion and Rabbi Leo Y. Goldman of
Cong. Shaarey Shomayim will give
the benediction.
Eric Rosenow and his Contin-
entals will provide dinner music.
The singing of national anthems
will be lead by Mrs. Esther Bar-

Bar-Ilan University Gets
N. Y. Charter of Recognition

Bar-Ilan • University of Ramat
Gan, Israel, has been granted an
Absolute Charter of Recognition by
the Board of Regents of the State
of New York, it was announced by
Dr. -Joseph H. Lookstein, acting
president, and Phillip Stollman of
Detroit, national chairman.
Established on American aca-
demic procedures and traditions in
1955 on a 45-acre campus in Israel,
Bar-Ilan University is a co-educa-
tional institution with 2208 students,
including 105 from the United
States. It combines studies in tra-
ditional Jewish values with modern
secular areas of inquiry.
With the issuance of the charter,
Bar-Ilan's bachelor's and master's
degrees in all subjects and doc-
toral degrees in Judaic studies are
formally recognized throughout the
United States.
Dr. Lookstein and Stollman
hailed the Board of Regents action
as "a milestone in our development
as a major institution of higher

As a consequence of the charter,
American students at Bar-Ilan re-
ceive _full credit upon returning to
or entering into a United States in-
stitution of higher learning.
Of Bar-Ilan's 2208 students, 679
major in the social sciences, 561
in languages and literature, 532 in
natural sciences and mathematics,
269 in Jewish studies. More than
160 are engaged in post-graduate
study. A little more than 10 per-
cent, 243, are from 21 countries,
lead by 105 from the United States.
Bar-Ilan is one of the region's
leading centers in the study of
psychology and education. It con-
tains Israel's only academic pro-
gram of study in criminology.

In obtaining bachelor's degrees
at. Bar-Ilan, studies in the Talmud,
Bible, Jewish history and litera-
ture are added to the credits gen-
erally required for corresponding
degrees in American institutions of
higher education.
Bar-Ilan University, which had
-been operating under a New York
State provisional charter for the
past two years, is the fifth function-
ing higher educational institution
overseas to receive an absolute
charter in 103 years. The others
are American University of -Beirut
(1863), Robert College of Istanbul
(1864), Athens College (1926) and
Beirut College for Women (1955).
The Catholic University of Puerto
Rico also operates under a state
charter obtained in 1959.
Upon the death of Dr.. Churgin,
the first president of Bar-Ilan, in
1957, Dr. Lookstein assumed the
post of acting president. Dr. Look-
stein is a professor and trustee of
Yeshiva University, principal of
the Ramaz School and coordinator
of the World Council on Jewish
"As America's only chartered in-
stitution of higher education in
Israel, Bar-Ilan University is a
striking example of United States
concern for that country's develop-
ment, a bridge of friendship be-
tween our two peoples," - he said.
American Jews, under the leader-
abip of Mr. Stollman, have con-
tributed more than $7 million
since 1955 to the thiiversity.
To help meet the need for higher
educational facilities, Bar-Ilan
has undertaken a $10 million devel-
opment program to piovide for an
enrollment of 4000 students within
five years.

cus, accompanied by Mrs. Norman

Civic honors will be paid to the
mayor of Jerusalem by Governor
George Romney, Mayor Jerome P.
Cavanagh and former Governor G.
Mennen Williams who will greet
Mayor Kollek.
Mayor Kollek will receive the
keys to the City of Detroit and
the City of Southfield and the De-
troit Common Council will present
him with a resolution signed by
all the nine councilmen. Leaders ,
in the fields of government, reli-
gion, business, education and la-
bor, will participate in the cele-

For dinner reservations, call the
Israel Bond office, DI 1-5707.

appointed to head the new commu-
nity relations department of the
Elsea Realty and Investment Co.,
announces Staunton M. Elsea,

U.S. To Give $1,000,000 to Hadassah

House Foreign Affairs Committee
has adopted an amendment to the
foreign aid bill to provide $1,000,-
000 in Israeli pounds for Hadassah
medical needs in Israel.
The amendment was offered by
Rep. Leonard Farbstein, New
York Democrat and member of the
committee, after the administra-
tion denied the Hadassah request.
Mrs. Mortimer Jacobson, nation-
al Hadassah president, testified
May 11 before the committee to ask
backing for the amendment. She
did this after the U.S. Agency for
International Development rejected
Hadassah's application for in-
clusion under a provision benefit-
ing American institutions assisting
medical and educational programs.
It was noted by members of the
committee that the administration
aided institutions in Arab nations
under this provision, Section 214,
but denied the Hadassah request.
Chairman Thomas Morgan, Penn-

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey
receives a copy of the Absolute Charter of recognition granted to
Bar Ilan University by the Board of Regents of . the- State. of New
York. The presentation was made by Edward Adams, left; Mattitayu
Adler, right, director-general here on a visit, and Harold N. Blond,
director of development.

sylvania Democrat, stated that he
had favorably noted the Hadassah
activities abroad and would vote
for the amendment. The vote took
place in executive session.



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