Jewish Agency Executive Approves Plan , U.S. Makes Diabetes Research
for Reducing Number of Departments to Eight Grant to the Weizmann Institute
JERUSALEM (JTA)—A plan for ternal relations. including contact
the reorganization of the Jewish with Jewish communities abroad.
Agency, proposed by chairman
The same committee which
Aryeh L. Pincus, was approved worked out the reorganization plan
here Monday at a plenary session was assigned the task of working
of the agency executive, with only out the details.
one vote in opposition.
The decisions were brought be-
The sole negative vote was cast fore a session Tuesday of the
by Alapam member Z. Lourie, Agency-Israel government coordi-
who wanted action taken at this nating board, because many of the
time in principle only.
agency's activities, such as those
The plan was worked out by an in housing and agricultural settle-
\—interparty committee of nine ment for immigrants, are carried
mcy members, under Pincus' on jointly with the government. The
'rirmanship. It calls for reduc- coordinating board session met with
,—,..4 the number of agency depart- the cabinet.
ments from 12 to eight.
In debate prior to the voting,
The plenary left only one Mrs. Rose Halprin, of the Amer-
question unresolved. That was ican section of the agency, urged
whether there should be separate that a special division for immi-
departments for general and gration from the West be estab-
Tora education, as at present, lished in a new department.
or one department of education.
American members of the
The matter will be decided by -
agency met with the interparty
the Jerusalem executive. If it
committee in continuing sessions
favors the status quo on educa-
of the plenary to discuss proce-
tion, there will be nine depart-
dures to implement the new plan
in the United States.
The plan calls for an aliya and
In summarizing discussions be-
absorption department, which will fore the vote, Pincus stressed the
include the function of the eco- need for uniting the aliya and ab-
\ nomic department, the Profes- sorption departments not only for
(' sional and Technical Workers reasons of economy but also be-
Aliya and joint offices of the cause the extent of immigration
agency and the government.
to Israel now largely depends on
A treasurers' department will the effectiveness of absorption of
supervise staff' matters and cam- the newcomers.
panics in which the Jewish Agency He said that a single department
is a partner. The third department dealing with both immigration and
) will handle agricultural settlement, absorption was in the interest of
and a fourth will handle the effective aliya.
Keren Hayesod, the Foundation
Pincus presented to the execu-
tive Wednesday the Agency's
The fifth will deal with youth draft budget.
and hehalutz (pioneering in Is-
Although no details were dis-
rael). Another department will closed, it was believed that the new
deal with education and culture, budget was based on the depart-
with the question of one or two mental reorganization plan ap-
education departments left for lat- proved at the current session.
er. A department on organization
The plan provides for additional
will include information and- ex- financial retrenchment.
REHOVOT, Israel — The U.S.
Earlier, the joint Israel govern-
ment-agency coordinating commit- Public Health Service has awarded
tee met under the chairmanship of a grant of 168,000 pounds ($56,000)
Premier Eshkol to consider ways for a period of three years to Prof.
to encourage and increase immi- Ernst Simon of the biodynamics de-
at the Weizmann Institute
gration from western countries. partment
o Science for continuation of his
Pincus informed Eshkol about the of
research on "Insulin blockade as
agency's reorganization decisions. a tool in endocrine physiology."
Debate followed on the proposals
Prof. Simon has been studying
submitted previously by the agency.
These proposals dealt with both diabetes for some years. In col-
the Agency's and the government's laboration with Dr. Peretz Kraicer
functions in the important fields he has found a substance in plants
of customs, schooling, national in- which causes temporary diabetes
surance and labor. The coordinat- in laboratory animals. Using this
ing body decided to turn the pro- compound. the only one of its
posals over to a subcommittee for kind known, they have been able
elaboration. The subcommittee will to study the changes in the body
begin meetings next week.
The plenary heard a plea against
Diabetes is caused by a lack of
cutting budget allocations for the a hormone, insulin. The com-
Agency's Youth and Hechalutz De- pound studied at the Weizmann
partment from a delegation of Institute causes diabetes by shut-
Halutzic world youth organizations. ting off the supply of this hor-
Members of the delegation sub- mone. This enables the investi-
mitted data to show that their gators to learn how the hormone
activities in other countries ac- is secreted. This knowledge could
tually fostered immigration, par- contribute to understanding of
ticularly to Israeli collectives. The what goes wrong in the body when
delegation consisted of secretaries diabetes appears.
of Habonim, Hashomer Hatzair,
Prof. Simon, born in Ber-
Dror, Bnai Akiba and Hanoar Hati- lin in 1902, was dismissed from
zoni. Pincus promised their views his scientific post in the Kaiser
would be given serious considera- Wilhelm Institute of Biochemistry
tion during the Agency's budget under the Hitlerite Nuremberg
laws in June 1933. He was as-
Responsibility of Educating Laymen
Described to Communal Workers
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
WASHINGTON — Declaring that
"strengthening of Jewish identifi-
cation is the raison d'etre for Jew-
ish communal service," Graenum
Berger, consultant on centers and
camps for the New York Federa-
tion of Jewish Philanthropies, told
Jewish communal workers here
Wednesday that the continuity of
Jewish life depends upon the suc-
cess of Jewish welfare, education-
al and religious organizations in
educating the Jewish layman to
greater "Jewish knowledge, Jew-
ish belonging and Jewish behav-
Speaking before the opening ses-
sion of the International Confer-
ence of Jewish Communal Service,
meeting here in connection with
the Biennial International Confer-
ence of Social Work, Berger told
\, his fellow Jewish communal work-
that the problem of educating
Jewish layman Jewishly "is a
major problem confronting the
Jewish community in the future,
and this, not so incidentally, is the
first task of the professional work-
ing in the Jewish field."
As America's Jewish commun-
al workers met to plan a pro-
grant for the International Con-
ference of Jewish Communal
Service, to be held in Jerusa-
lem in August 1967, Berger pre-
sented a "bleak" picture of the
Illinois Guard Keeps
Nazis, KKK Out of Cicero
CHICAGO (JTA) Members of
the American Nazi Party and the
Ku Klux Klan, some of them car-
rying swastika emblems, were pre-
vented by National Guardsmen
from entering Cicero, Ill., Sunday.
They had tried to sneak into
the Chicago suburb from the ad-
joining suburb of Berwyn, during
a march by civil rights demonstra-
Both groups had been ordered
to keep out of Cicero after they
were charged with seeking to in-
flame an already tense situation
between white residents and civil
lack of strength of Jewish life
in the world today.
"Somehow," he said, "we have
failed to communicate diligently
to our children the reason why the
Jewish people must continue." He
added: "Jews are gradually be-
coming indistinguishable from our
neighbors in that we are losing
the distinctive f e a t u r es which
made us a light unto the nations."
Berger attacked the viewpoint
long held by many Jewish social
service practitioners: That the
main reason for Jewish social wel-
fare organizations is "merely a
rendering of service to those who
come to our doors for assistance."
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Rabbinate to Probe
of 'Lost' Children
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The
Council of Isarel's Chief Rabbinate
said it would examine a charge by
a group of Yemenite parents that
a number of their children "dis-
appeared" soon after the Yemen-
ites arrived in Israel when the
state was established.
The Association of Yemenite
Parents, which had threatened to
picket the inauguration of the new
home of Israel's parliament, sub-
mitted to the council extensive
material purporting to prove that
250 children had disappeared.
The parents had charged that
the children were taken as infants
from the immigrant camps where
the newcomers were temporarily
settled on arrival. They claimed
that they had been told later that
the children had died in hospitals
but said that no bodies were ever
returned or death certificates pro-
The association said that a num•
ber of the Yemenite parents had
received army draft notices for
long-lost children who would now
be of army age. The coincidence
of several such reports by Yemen-
ite parents led to formation of the
association to investigate the
sociated as a biochemist with Dr.
Chaim Weizmann's research activi-
ties in a Paris laboratory from
December 1933 until Dr. Weiz-
mann invited him to join the
Daniel Sieff Research Institute,
the parent unit of the Weizmann
Institute of Science. He began
working in close association with
Dr. Weizmann on fermentation
mechanisms at the Rehovot re-
search center on Jan. 1. 1935. nine
months after the Sieff Institute
had officially opened. Dr. Simon
was promoted to the rank of as-
sociate professor in April 1960.
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