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April 21, 1967 - Image 56

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-04-21

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Ethiopian Jew Introduces U.S.-Style Campaigning

By CHARLES WEISS, Jr.
tee created to launch a massive
( A Seven Arts Feature)
attack on illiteracy among Ethio-
. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — One pia's 22,000,000 people. More than
hundred and fifty couples gathered 90 percent cannot read or write.
at a hotel here recently for the
Both the dinner and the cam-
first $100-a-plate fund-raising din-
paign are largely the work of a
ner in Ethiopia's history.
bearded
young Ethiopian Jew,
Each of the diners contributed
100 Ethiopian dollars — roughly Ephraim Isaac. Son of a Yemenite
equivalent to 40 United States dol- silversmith who migrated across
lars—to a unique private commit- the Red Sea from Aden 40 years
ago, Isaac holds American degrees
in music, philosophy, divinity and
the history and philosophy of re-
PASSOVER GREETINGS ligion. His mother is descended
from an Ethiopian ethnic group
PIEDMONT AUTO
closely related to the Falashas.
ELECTRIC SERVICE
Isaac organized the Committee
Motor Tune-Up Specialists
Trucks and Passenger Cars
for Ethiopian Illiteracy while he
E. E. Harrison
was a student at Harvard Univer-
BR 2-1600
19215 Plymouth
sity and president of the Ethiopian
Students Organization in the United
States in 1963-64. Headquarters
were established at Philips Brooke
A Happy Passover
House at Harvard University. The
original sponsors included Sen.
Jacob Javits, the New York Re-
publican, and Dr. Clark Kerr, then
president of the University of Cali-
15421 W. 7 Mile at Greenfield
fornia. Isaac and the committee
BR 3-8913
started with $100 and, by tireless
canvassing of students and local
business people, raised $10,000 in
the first two years.
PASSOVER GREETINGS
The campaign won the enthusi-
astic support of Emperor Haile
Selassie, who became its patron.
The Crown Prince is honorary
256 1 I Dequindre
president. The Minister of Educa-
Madison Heights, Mich.
tion is chairman of the board. Gov-
543-4000
ernment newspapers lauded 31-
year-old Isaac's dedication. Local
radio and television have given the
drive strong backing. A sample
{Visiting you a very Healthy
newspaper headline is: "World's
and Happy Passover
Problems So Awesome, So Over-

Burton's Juvenile Shoes

Tek Industries, Inc.

A-OK
PEST CONTROL
SERVICE, INC.

E. John Klein
Eves. 357-4641
TE 3-3697

LOUIS COHEN
AND SON

SAMUEL BRODY
& SONS

The gains illustrate the immen-
sity of the problem. American
aid and scarce government rev-
enues are being concentrated on
the secondary education needed
to organize the country's eco-
nomic potential. There are only
about 1,400 high school seniors in
the whole country. Half of the
committee's $48,000 budget
comes from the Emperor. The
remainder must be raised pri-
vately. Even when the funds
finally become available, teach-
ers must be hired, books printed,
buildings rented and maintained.

KOSHER MEATS
12939 'West 7 Mile Rd.
DI 1-1607

1 44 1 1 West Eight Mile

341.6000

Detroit 48235

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Passover Greetings

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SPECIFICATIONS
SERVICE CO.

Mr. Sant Zack. Pres.
20030 JAMES COUZENS

342-3616

Best Wishes for a
Happy Passover

KARL GUTMAN
CUSTOM TAILOR

13620 W . Seven Mile Rd.
Detroit

14877 WYOMING
WE 3-9070

20205 St. Marys
Detroit, Michigan 48235
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Happy Passover to Our
Friends and Relatives

Holiday Greetings

10 Mile-Southfield
Service

MORRIS FRIEDMAN
AND SONS

24848 Southfield

Plumbing — Heating Contractors

357-1747

24605 John R, Hazel Pork
LI 4-2454
566-1547

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Passover Greetings

Passover Greetings
From

Artistic Bridal Shop

BESSENGER'S

17340 W. 7 Mile Rd.
Detroit, Mich.
KE 2-0996

Isaac conceived the plan for his
American-style campaign as a
graduate student at the Harvard
University Department of Near
Eastern Languages and Literature.
While he was a Harvard student,
he was organist for Hillel religious
services and a contributor to its
literary magazine. He is now back
in Ethiopia to complete a Ph D
thesis on "The Question of Hebraic
and Jewish Influence on Ethiopian
History and Religion."

23535 Woodward Ferndale
Northland Center, Southfield

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Passover Greetings

Holiday Greetings

COBURN STUDIO

BASIC READY MIX

21400 W. 8 Mile

Weizmann Institute Robot
With Muscles to Be Put
A police string orchestra pro-
vided the music for the banquet.
on Display in Chicago

INTERIOR DECORATORS
Draperies—Furniture
Re-Upholstering--Slip Covers

444-1177

3143 W. McNichols Road
UN 1-7100

Southfield, Mich.

Isaac trained the musicians for the
Man's first robot
CHICAGO
concert.
Passover Greetings
with muscles, developed by Dr.
Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky, head of
the polymer research department
HAPPY HOLIDAY
IUBauman - Roggin
of the Weizmann Institute of Kci-
ence, will be a featured display at
8800 West McNichols
the Federation of American Socie-
Don H. Appel and Ben Roggia
ties for Experimental Biology
Show to be held at the Palmer
Letterpress - Offset
House here Sunday through Thurs-
2545 Waverly
day.
TO 6-8130
GREETINGS
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The machine converts energy
in the same way as human and
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animal muscles do.
Wishing Our Many Friends -
Dr. Katzir-Katchalsky's experi-
A Very Happy Passover
mental machine depends on the
9105 27 Michigan
LU 2-9300
contraction of synthetic polymers,
closely comparable to muscle. Cut
in rubber like bands, these fibers
19118 Livernois at 7 Mile
■ ■
pulse indefinitely when passed
"On the Avenue of Fashion"
A Happy Passover
through baths of salt solution and
water.

Happy Passover To All
Our Friends and Customers



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Carry Out Service

16918 W. Seven Mile

838-8073

IIOLIDAY GREETINGS

M & M
AUTO PARTS CO.

FRIENDSHIP
MATERIALS, INC.

-

KLEIN'S SPORTSWEAR

114

HERMAN JAFFEE
PHOTOGRAPHY

Marjorie Hasard
School of Ballet

Southfield at 13 Mile Rd.

13015 West 7 Mile Rd.
UN 4-2197

646-8484

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

KAR NUT CO.

LLOYD'S

Happy Holiday

ROBIN HOOD'S

SABLE'S, INC.

Where Only the Finest and
Best Foods Are Served

1525 WANDA

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Happy Passover To Our
Friends and Patrons
MIDWEST FIRE

519 E. Jefferson

JACK'S
CARPET CLEANERS

Gross

Our Work Is Guaranteed

Best Wishes and A Happy
Passover

a

Max's Deli
and Restaurant

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13251 Irvine, Oak Park
LI 3-6860

Southfield Rd. at 13 Mile
, , ,,, ennrinnnrrinrinnmnrimnrenr;
647-7037

Passover Greetings

Happy Passover To All

Best 1Vishes on the Passover

Modern Bakery

Juniors
Corned Beef-'N-Rye

MERRILL
PHARMACY

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Party Tray Catering
NEW LOCATION:

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15500 Puritan

Closed Monday

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WO 2-1779

Passover Greetings

NATIONAL COAL
& OIL CO.

Dante's Barber Shop

Monica

WE 3-4444

BR 3-3390

(Corner Greenfield)
Free Delivery

Happy Passover to
Our Friends and Patrons

Dorothy Bennett
Beauty Salon

14744 FENKELL
BRoadway 3-9450

Delicatessen

Dr. McArthur Colton

1111 Griswold, over Kinsel's

22108 Coolidge

LI 5-9327

962-6350

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Happy Passover

HAPPY PASSOVER

9141

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Happy Passover To Our
Customers and Friends

ADJUSTERS, INC.

111

"Complete Office Outfitters
and Decorators"

20176 Livernois
11/2 blocks south of 8 Mile Road
U N 2-9762
Open 24 Hours

JO 4-6990

20720 W. 7 Mile Rd.
KE 5-1626

.•••• ■■•■■•■■■-•

VE 8-6000

13

Specializing in Ladies' and
Children's Haircutting

HARDWARE and PATIO
FURNITURE
15410-30 Fenkell at Greenfield
VE 6-3070
Lloyd Weingarden

Holiday Greetings from

14.1

14395 Schaefer

BENNIE'S
NuWay Barber Shop

Sincere Best Wishes
On the Pastover

Season's Greetings

13735 W. 9 Mile Rd., Oak Park
and
24977 W. 3 Mile Rd., Livonia
7336 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit
Closed Passover Week

CAESAR'S PIZZERIA

POWELL
PRINTING CO.

Best wishes for
The Passover

Best Wishes For A Happy a
a
and Healthy Passover
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MR. and MRS.
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and FAMILY

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Passover Greetings

GLOBE AGENCY
INC.

Mackey do.
Chas. I. Jacobson, David
and Allen Gross

whelming; What To Do? Student
Finds A Way."

In musical English, laced with
Hebrew and Aramaic, Isaac tells
of his dreams of universal literacy
in his native land. To him, illiter-
acy is the equivalent of imprison-
ment and blindness. An illiterate
person "cannot read instructions on
fertilizer and seed packages. He
cannot read instructions on ma-
chinery. He cannot read traffic
signs or public health messages.
He cannot even take a message
over the telephone. For only five
dollars we can teach an Ethiopian
to read and open up to him a whole
new world."

Happy Passover To All

Best Wishes for a
Happy Passover

10705 W. 7 Mile

UN 4 9408

-

Best Wishes to Our Many
Friends and Customers for a
Happy Passover

Sid and Lou Fishman

OLYMPIC
SPORTING GOODS CO.

19129 Livernois

56—Friday, April 21, 1967

Happy Passover to Our
Friends and Patrons

GURWIN'S AUTO
BODY KLINIC

7711 W. 8 Mile Rd.

Call UN 4-8180 — UN 4-8181

For Towing Estimates

Happy Passover to AU Our
Friends and Customers

Katz Delicatessen

13731 W. 9 Mile Rd.
Oak Park, Mich.

AND 25290 GREENFIELD — 391-7200

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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