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March 24, 1967 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-03-24

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Messages to Jewish News From Many

The Jewish News acknowledges': After all the "big shots" have
with gratitude the editorial salutes,' sent you their greetings on the
on its 25th anniversary in the occasion of the 25th anniversary of
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, of The Detroit Jewish News, it is my
Milwaukee, published by Irving G. great pleasure as a small fry in
Rhodes, former Detroiter, and the the American Jewish community
Southern Israelite, of Atlanta, Ga., to take this means to express to
whose publisher is Adolph Rosen- you my personal felicitations and
berg, president of American Jewish good wishes on this auspicious
Press Association. occasion.
We wish to express sincere
Throughout the many years
thanks to the many well wishers since we first worked together in
for written and telephonic greet- the same building at 111 Fifth
ings; 'to Messrs. and Mesdames Avenue, you have on many occa-
Milton Winston and Philip Cutler sions proved your real friendship
and the organizations they repre- for me, and whenever I had the
sent, including JNF, ZOD, Sisters opportunity of meeting you either
of Zion Mizrachi, Ladies of Ye- at a convention or at some other
shivoth Beth Ychudah; to asias function in New York, it was a
Zwerdling and the organizations simha break in my chores.
May you and your lovely wife
l'e represents in Ann Arbor.
and the many others who have contine to enjoy many more years
happiness and derive nachos
written, telegraphed, /telephoned
and made contributions to several from your eminent public service.
causes in our honor. ERNEST E. BARBARASH

Public Relations
The advent of the twenty-fifth
Zionist Organization
anniversary of the publication of I
of America
• s •
The Jewish. News marks a high
point in your career. The Jewish
No wonder The Jewish News of
News, under your direction, has March 17 was ample. A silver an-
won a place of leadership in the niversary carries weight. It may
Nan of Jewish journalism in this well represent a third of a per-
country. You have succeeded in son's life span. Mention was made
making The Jewish News an organ o f, your 45 years in the newspaper
of communication that stands for business. Now there's a figure that
integrity, reasonableness, and ef- brings back memories.
ficiency, and that clearly and
Like Blanche Hart and the Han-
unequivocally reflects a Jewish as nah Schloss Building with Scout
well as American point of view. I Troop 23 whose alumni are the
I congratulate heartily; and trust Old Timer Melanie Friedenberg
that the years ahead will be with Campfire Girls and the Dra-
signalized by continuing progress matic Club (both of which I be-
and success.
longed to). Later the Jewish Wom-
en at their 89 Rowena headquar-
Professor Emeritus,
ters, forerunner of the Jewish Corn-
Wayne State University munity Center.,

In behalf of the AssoCiation of
Hebrew Teachers of Metropolitan
Detroit, I wish to exteud our warm-
est congratulations On the 25th
anniversary of The 4ewish News.
We as Hebrew teacher's have in the
past few years experienced the
impact of your worthy newspaper.
The peaceful and historic agree-
ment between the United Hebrew
Schools and Hebrew Teachers As-
sociation is in no small measure
due to the existence of The Jewish
News. In a very enlightened and
dynamic manner The Jewish News
mirrors and thus promotes a very
constructive inter-relationship be-
tween the various institutions and
groups in our community. The
Jewish News represents the ideal
platform needed in a viable Jewish
Similarly, your penetrating cov-
erage and analysis of events per-
taining to the Jewish community
the world over serve as a power-
ful and very necessary link be-
tween the Jewish communities.
May The Jewish News continue
to grow from strength to strength.
Ilerbew Teachers Association
• • •
The Jewish News has been a
most cohesive force for good in
the Detroit Jewish Community,
and as such it has grown in im-
portance and in stature from year
to year. Today it is a giant among
the English Jewish weeklies of
the country.
However, any newspaper or any
other institution, only reflects the
character, personality and intellect
of a man. Its prime mover. It is
in acknowledgement of this fact
that I salute you, on this auspicious
• • •
There is no question that The
Jewish News has become part of
the Jewish household in terms of
keeping informed on the problems
and the successes of Jewry, lo-
cally, nationally, and interna-
tionally. .
Keep up the standards that you
have set for yourself. Let us hope
that we will all be around to cele-
brate another 25 years of The
Jewish News.
President, United
Hebrew Schools

20—Friday, March 24, 1967

You and your entire staff
should take great pride in the
splendid issue published March
17 to denote your 25 years of
service to the Jewish commu- ,
I found it most interesting
and informative; excellent from
an editorial and production
My congratulations to your
Best regards,
Executive Secretary
Michigan Press Association

Allow me please to join in ex-
tending my sincere personal good
wishes and tribute to you upon
your outstanding achievements in
presenting broad interest of Jew-
ish life.
I find The Detroit Jewish News
not only one of the great English-
Jewish weeklies in the nation, hut
the most interesting in editorials
and in world Jewish affairs.
I wish to emphasize that reading
the English Jewish News every
week became of a habit to me, and
am always looking forward to re-
ceive The Jewish News every Fri-
My best wishes for your con-
tinued success,
2566 Park, Detroit
* • •
Yasher koach on the 25th Anni-
versary of The Jewish News.
Before I began to dictate this
letter I tried to think of what else
had happended in 1942 that was
of more than ephemeral signifi-
cance. All I could think of was
the Biltmore Zionist Conference,
the anouncement of plans for the
the American Jewish Conference,
and the sinking of the Struma.
Back in 1942 these events over-
shadowed the birth of The Jewish
News, but in the long perspective
of Jewish history I have a hunch
that the birth of the journalistic
newcomer of 1942 will loom
Director, Public Information
National Jewish
Welfare Board
• • •
I want to take this opportunity
to congratulate you and yotir son,
Carmi, on the 25th anniversary of
The Detroit Jewish News.
Your paper is one of the great
Anglo-Jewish papers 'in the coun-
try. As an editor and publisher
you are outstanding.

People in NI any Quarter

Have just heard that you are
celebrating the 25th anniversary of
The Jewish News, and I want to
add my congratulations and best
wishes to the many you will un-
doubtedly be receiving. It hardly
seems 25 years since you started
The News, but I don't suppose
there is any disputing the fact,
and, after all, our association goes
back even further.
I know it sounds a little formal
from an old friend, but I can't
resist saying that you are turning
out one of the very top papers in
the English-Jewish field, and that
your leadership in the field of
English-Jewish journalism has been
an inspiration and 'guide to all of
us in the field through these many
In the quarter century since you
lish-Jewish press has made mag-
lish-Jewish press had made mag-
nificent progress. Yearly, it achi-
eves greater acceptance and recog-
nition in the community as an im-
portant communal force. There is
no doubt in my mind that the Eng-
lish-Jewish press has played an im-
portant role in strengthening the
patter_n of Jewish life in America.
Most assuredly, it is a mighty force
in the continuing battle for Jew-
ish survival against the assimila-
tive forces in an open society.
I look forward with happy an-
ticipation to joining you on the oc-
casion of your 50th anniversary.
With cordial best wishes, I am,
Sincerely yours,
Public Relations Director
Jewish Agency
American Section
• • •
We, the Detroit Chapter of Had-
assah, besides congratulating you,
wish to share your joy in the suc-
cess and the achievement of 25
years of genuine service to our
You and your newspaper have
been such good friends to Hadas-
sah, generous with space and al-
ways displaying your interest and
loyalty to our activities.
How can we express our appre-
ciation? We offer the heartfelt best
wishes of our many members that
there be many, many more years
of active participation in the life
of our community for you, your
family and The Jewish News.
Detroit Chapter of Hadassah
• * •
Please accept my warmest con-
gratulations on the superb silver
anniversary issue of The Jewish
News. Detroit is lucky to have the
top man in the country in Jewish
journalism and we are all very
proud of you. May you go from
strength to strength in the years
to come.
Executive Secretary
Temple Beth El

con gratula tioa!
Twenty-five years' of local and
international history have been re-
ported flawlessly through the
pages of The Jewish News. Your
valuable commentaries, editorial-s,
and reviews have helped further
Judaic and American culture.
As the ethnographer of our
times, your contributions consti-
tute the living history of a people.
Our fads, fables, and foibles are
duly recorded along with our
aspirations and achievements.
Long may you continue to en-
lighten us. Even 'til one hundred
and twenty. Then. Carmi can take
up the call. Maseltov!
Chairman, Department of
Sociology and Anthropology,
Wayne State University



Among the many congratulatory
letters and notes of praise which
you have received on the occasion -
of the 25th anniversary of The Jew-
ish News, this little note of thanks
and encouragement may not be
very significant.
I think you know how I feel
about the importance of the serv-
ice which your paper is rendering
to Detroit's Jewish community and
to every worthy cause which de-
pends on your paper for commu-
nication with the public.
Personally, I am a great admirer
of yours and I havg not waited for
the 25th anniversiiry to tell you
this. It is my sincere hope and
wish that you • will carry on this
noble work for many inure years
to come.
Executive Director
Israel Histadrut Campaign
• •
My attention has been called to
the fact that The Detroit Jewish
News is now celebrating its 25th
anniversary and I hasten to send
you both my own and the American
Technion Society's heartiest con-
Few English-language J e wish
newspapers enjoy the deservedly
high reputation of your newspaper.
It is a tribune of information, a
guiding light and an important
component in the Jewish commu-
nity structure.
The fact that you are a Founder
of the Technion makes us all very
pleased and very proud.
American Society for
Israel Institute of Technology
1000 Fifth Ave., New York
• • *
On behalf of Greek Line we wish
to congratulate you upon the.25th
anniversary of your dynamic, popu-
lar and extremely well-liked publi-
cation. We are proud to know that
The Jewish News is our paper, a
voice of our community.
Robert Leibovitz,
Vice President
Paul Manz,
Midwestern Manager

Remember the old, magnificent
Shaarey Zedek Synagogue on Wil-
lis Avenue? Long before Mary
Caplan affiliated with the Jewish
Center and took Jewish women out
of their kitchens, she formed a
group of teen-agers who perhaps
were floundering in their adoles-
cence. We held our meetings at
the synagogue. She promised us
a "leader" by the name of Phillip
He was not too long out of col-
lege, slim, unmarried, studious
looking, and very inspiring. "Don't
be, just a social club" he advised.
"Grow — by doing." He named us
the Young Judean Literary Club.
Do you remember, Mr. Slomovitz?
At your suggestion, we wrote week-
ly essays which we read at meet-
ings and discussed. The group
turned out to be a credit to the
community. Perhaps you were more
or less responsible.
Years later I married my first
hfazel Tov and Yasher Koakh —
husband at the Shaarey Zedek on
Willis. )3r. Kirschbaum had just may you grow from strength to
returned from study in Europe and strength.
was our usher. You'd be surprised
With best wishes and kindest
how many of the babies he de- regards.
livered are subscribers to The Jew-
ish News:- Our most honored guest
Flint, Mich.
Was Fred Butzel. Many Happy Re-
19167 Ohio
• • •
Heartiest Greetings!
Mary joins me in sending you and
Anna loving congratulations on the
quarter-century of excellent serv-
ice. Your Purely Commentary col-
umn in this current News is typical
for the good and great-minded ex-
pressions to be found weekly in
The Jewish News. Your A Reaf-
firmation offers worthy study -in
conscious ideality. I love its refer-
ences to "The Editor's Wife and
his childresq"
The choice testimonials provide
Among the historic events which occurred in 1942, the year of the founding of The Detroit Jewish
personal satisfaction for each of News, was the adoption of the "Biltmore Platform" which was formulated in May of that year at the
your grateful readers.
emergency conference held in New York, at which 600 delegates unanimously adopted the program
Phil, in self honor there is honor
presented by David Ben-Gurion in support of a Jewish State. In this historic photograph, Dr. Chaim
for everyone. it is most pleasing
Weizmann is shown at the lecturn, with Ben-Gurion at his left. B-G inspired the assembly to vote the
and invigorating to enjoy good
declaration as the postwar aim of American Zionism. Other conference leaders were (from left): Rabbi
taste, good nature, good conduct— Israel Goldstein, Judge Louis Levinthal, David Wertheim, Arthur Lurie, Louis Lipsky, Meyer W. Weisgal,
each provided regularly by The
Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, Mrs. Tamara de Sola Pool and Rabbi Abbi Dille' Silver.
Detroit Jewish News.
On his visit to the United States, Ben-Gurion returned to the Biltmore Hotel ballroom where, in an
With love from staff to staff and
wartime speech, he had formulated — and energized American Jews to support — the far-
home to home.
reaching declaration for • "Jewish Commonwealth" in Palestine. The Israeli leader, accompanied by Mrs,
With best regards,
Ben-Gurion, ended his four-day stay in New York by addressing a Bnai Brith dinner which commemo-
rated the adoption of his Biltmore Platform. The objectives of the Biltmore Platform also became
University Professor
a rallying point for non-Zionist groups in America persuaded by Ben-Gurion's unyielding insistence that
Wayne State University
nothing short of "a Jewish Commonwealth integrated in the structure of the new democratic world"
was an acceptable postwar solution for righting "an age-old wrong" against the Jewish peoplr

Historic Photograph of Notable 1942 Event

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