14—Friday, September 2, 1966
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Yemenites File Complaint: Claim 215 Children Stolen
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Several hun-
dred parents of Yemenite origin
called on the government and
"other involved institutions" to re-
and Rabbi David Ben Chaim the turn to them 215 children they
claimed were "stolen" from them
spiritual leader of the interesting when they arrived in Israel.
synagogue. The building, an impos-
ing structure, is surrounded by
Dr. Schwartz Foresees
spacious and well-cared-for lawns.
In the Ark of the Law, ancient Peak Figure for Bonds
Torahs, their silver cases intri-
JERUSALEM (JTA) — On the
cately decorated with Persian and eve of the launching of the fall
Indian designs illustrating the campaign for Israel Bonds, Dr.
Bible, are priceless treasures. One Joseph J. Schwartz, executive vice
of the communal leaders is Law- president of the Israel Bond Or-
rence Kidoori, whose forbears ar- ganization, conferred Monday with
rived in the colony some 80 years Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and
previously under the tutelage of Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir on
the Sassoon family of China.
current economic problems and the
At Bangkok, Thailand, there is need for the expansion of Israel's
no Jewish house of worship. The export trade.
10 Jewish families resident there
In addition to discussing the
utilize the palatial residence of role of Israel Bonds
the Israeli ambassador to the coun-
various development projects in-
try as a gathering place. No serv-
cluding harbor expansion, irriga-
ices take place.
tion and plans for increasing em-
ployment opportunities for new
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settlers in development towns, Dr.
MEXICO CITY (JTA) — The Schwartz reported on the progress
two Jewish schools here, Yavneh of the Israel Bond campaign in the
and Tarbut, celebrated their res- first eight months of 1966, and the
pective quarter-century anniver- prospects for the balance of the
saries here Monday. Both were year.
founded in 1914. Yavneh, which is
In 1965, the sale of $91,300,000
a religious school, is headed by represented the highest figure
Zelik Shifmanovich, as director. ever realized in the 15-year history
The director of Tarbut, which is of the Israel Bond campaign.
Zionist and emphasizes Hebrew
studies, is Jacob Blumer.
Classified Ads Get Quick Results
New Jersey AJCongress Leader Views
Status of Communities in Orient
"Judaism in the Orient is in a
moribund state, if not dead al-
ready," a New Jersey Jewish com-
munal leader stated," returning
from a 30-day tour of six Far
Sam Brown, New Jersey direc-
tor for the American Jewish Con-
gress, said there is but one area
where Jewish in-
fluence has pen-
etrated the Far
E a s t: "Surpris-
ingly," he s a i d,
"it is the gastro-
nomic al sector,
itexp•aining that if
any inroads in
the Orient, espe-
World War II, it
has been on the
side of food, not
He related that
opened in Tokyo„
another in a busy
mecca for American tourists in
Hong Kong, and a similar eating
establishment owned by a Chinese
proprietor in Honolulu, Hawaii, is
Brown, who served as leader
of an American Jewish Congress
group who visited Hawaii, Japan,
Hong Kong, Singapore, Formosa
and Thailand, said there are few
Jews in the Orient. Contrary to
newspaper reports, there has
been no surge of Jewish conver-
sion by Japanese nationals
either, Brown reports after ques-
tioning a number of Japanese cir-
Tokyo, now regarded as the
world's largest city, with a popula-
tion of over 10,000,000, has a Jew-
ish center, Brown said, which is
located in what used to be the
residence of a local Japanese aris-
tocrat. The Center includes a syna-
gogue, a club for "card-playing,"
a dining hall, and an area reserved
for a Hebrew school.
In Taipeh, Formosa, Brown en-
countered a touch of anti-Semitism.
Informed by a prominent resident
business man that the Chinese are
"better business men than other
nationals, shrewd, clever, adapt-
able, except for the Jews," Brown
"Have you ever met a Jew? The
answer was no.
Brown inquired as to how he
had received Ms knowledge about
Jews. This time the answer was:
"Oh, I have read about them."
It was a peculiar feeling, Brown
indicated, "hearing anti-Semitic
canards in a land where there
are no Jews."
In Hong Kong, the bridge from
China, Brown noticed a feature
story in the English language daily,
"China Morning News." It was
about recent Watts riots in Los
Angeles. The story quoted without
question a statement by Negro resi-,
dents critical of "Jewish unscrupu-
The two synagogues in Singapore
have a key benefactress in aris-
tocratic, per s o n a b l e, wealthy
Jewess, Lady Lee Nissim, who de-
plores the decline of one group
which used to number 200 con-
gregants and is now down to 20.
The Center's Hebrew School is
closing for the lack of students
and its teacher, an American, is
leaving for his home in California.
In the past, Singapore's Jews com-
prised Arab-Jewish refugees and
Europeans, many of whom have
since moved to Israel, Australia and
Another Singapore Jewish lead-
er is David Marshall,. former chief
minister under British rule. He
typifies the past, is a proud Jew
and a prototype of the British colo-
nial of a generation ago. Unfor-
tunately, Brawn said, it is diffi-
cult to corral a minyan at the
Singapore Center for services.
In Hong Kong, Brown found a
thriving potpourri of humanity
HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES
BETH ABRAHAM SYNAGOGUE
The Yemenite Jews, who have Welfare denied any knowledge of
grouped themselves into a "Par- such an affair.
ents Association," declared at a
The Yemenites charged that the
public meeting that they had children, mainly newborn infants,
"documentary and other evidence" were taken from their parents on
to prove that at least 215 children the pretense they were ill and sent
were taken from Yemenite parents to hospitals or nurseries. A spokes-
"without their knowledge and man for the parents asserted that
against their will." They claimed "they were never returned to us
that the children were placed in and we were told they had died in
institutions or adopted by some the hospital. The bodies were not
families. The Ministry of Social returned."
Shomrey Emunah Synagogue
High Holiday Services at the airconditioned
Sanctuary—Schaefer corner Clarita
AUXILIARY SERVICES will also be held at the
Air Conditioned Labor Zionist Auditorium
19161 Schaefer Highway
Rabbi Sholem Flam and Rabbi Shaiall Zachariash of Toledo, Ohio
will conduct services.
Tickets for EITHER location available at the Synagogue
beginning, Sunday, August 28th
Evenings 7:30-9 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-Noon
- For Information Mr. L. Laufer, Ticket Chairman, UN 4-4355
Mr. I. LEVIN, Pres., DI 1-9061
Congregation Bnai Jacob
Now accepting reservations for
HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES
in our beautiful Synagogue
SEVEN MILE ROAD WEST AT GREENLAWN
Desirable Seats for SOCIAL HALL SERVICES.
Limited space still available in Main Sanctuary.
Officiating in Main Sanctuary — Rabbi Israel I .Halpern,. Cantor
Shabtai Ackerman, choir directed by Israel Fuchs. In Nusbaum Hall,
Rabbi Martin J. Tatelbaum, Cantor Edward Feigelman.
Public Selichot Services Saturday, Sept 10, at 11:45 p.m.
No Tickets Required.
OFFICE HOURS: Daily 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Evenings 7:00-8:45 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
For Information Call Synagogue Office
and for Auxiliary Services in
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SEATING COMMITTEE AT SYNAGOGUE
DAILY 7-9 P.M.
SUNDAY 9-12 A.M.
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at 20470 Hubbell. For Information, Call 864-9896.
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