Detroit to Celebrate Israel's Birthday
"Out of the Desert," a musical adaptation of a talmudic legend, will highlight the
communitywide celebration of Israel Independence Day 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Temple Israel.
Plans for the program were announced by Dr. Samuel Krohn and Morris Lieberman,
co-chairmen of the joint committee of the Jewish Community Council and Zionist Council
of Detroit, sponsoring groups of the annual Independence Day affair.
Cantors Harold Orbach of Temple Israel and Louis Klein of Cong. Bnai Moshe will
be joined by Annette Chajes, Susan La Croix and Cheryl Bensman in this musical tale
adapted especially for the Independence Day program. The Habonim Dancers are also
Based on the legend, ". . . but a day will come when we shall rise—a mighty host
in Yisroel to dwell," the young pioneers in "Out of the Desert" who fight to free the
Promised Land again for Israel are reflections of biblical figures who were born in the
desert after the Exodus.
The work is an original composition by Julius Chajes with lyrics by Michael
Atzmoni Keen. Chajes, conductor of the Jewish •Center Symphony Orchestra since 1940,
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A Weekly Review
Israel's 19th anniv. ersary is an occasion for celebration
not only by our kinsmen in the Holy Land but by Jews every-
where who have cause to rejoice in Israel's progress and to
join in thanksgiving over the fulfillment of Prophecy and
the opportunities that were created by Israel's emergence to
end the statelessness and the homelessness of hundreds of
thousands of our people.
We join with Jewish communities everywhere in greet-
ing Israel and in the entertainment of the hope that peace
Will come to that embattled area.
Anti - Semitic Displays
in Spain, South Africa
(From JTA News Services to The Jewish News)
The anniversary of Hitler's death last weekend provided the
excuse for anti-Semites in Madrid and Johannesburg to flex their
A memorial mass in Madrid for Hitler, to have marked the
22nd anniversary of his death last weekend, was banned by the
Archbishop of Madrid.
The Most Rev. Casimiro Moreilio issed the ban after a group
reportedly associated with the Spanish Falange Party tried to ar-
range the service at a Madrid church.
The canceled plan was seen as part of a minor revival recently
of pro-Nazi and anti-Semitic sentiments in Spanish groups associated
with the Falange, the only recognized political party in Spain.
However, the Franco regime was known not to be in any way
encouraging such sentiments. The regime has in fact been making
special efforts to protect and encourage Jewish cultural and reli-
gious activities. A new Spanish postage stamp issued this week
portrays the Jewish philosopher, Maimonides, who was born in
Two recent indications of anti-Semitism appeared in the weekly
magazine . ' SP, identified with the Falange, and Falange's Madrid
newspaper, Arriba. S'P declared that "all these ideas about the evils
of Nazism are pure Judaic propaganda."
Arriba published a quotation from the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht
between Britain and Spain, banning either "Jew or Moor" from
living in Gibraltar. The quotation. involving Spain's efforts to abro-
gate the treaty. referred to the fact that one of the ministers of the
Gibraltar government is Jewish.
In Johannesburg, police had to use tear gas last Saturday to
disperse a large and excited crowd which gathered outside a
beerhall where Jewish youths scuffled with neo-Nazis. Several
members of the crowd were injured and some were arrested.
The incident; which took place in a beerhall in Hillbrow, a
Johannesburg suburb, was the second in a week. In the first inci-
dent, a number of German immigrants toasted Hitler's birthday
A number of Jewish youths went later to the beerhall and
remarks were exchanged with the German patrons leading to a
scuffle which police quickly halted. The youths admitted their guilt
and paid their fines, declaring they wanted to show they were
ready to let a salute to Hitler go unchallenged.
In the second incident, another group of Jewish young people
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Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper
Vol. LI, No. 8
17100 W. 7 Mile Rd.—VE 8-9364—Detroit 48235
May 12, 1967
Second Highest Drive
Total Assured for 1967
Allied Campaigners Estimate
Reaching $5,761,000 forYear
Detroit's Allied Jewish Campaign for 1967 promises to result in the second highest
total subscribed in the history of local philanthropic efforts, it was indicated at the vic-
tory dinner held at the Jewish Center Wednesday.
Alfred Deutsch, campaign chairman, and William Avrunin, executive director of the
Jewish Welfare Federation under whose direction the campaigns are held here, announced
that the total accounted for up to the night of the closing dinner was $5,548,600,
and that additional income from a group yet to be contacted is certain to boost the total,
to approximately $5,761,000. This will make 1967 the second best year in fund-raising by
the Detroit Jewish community since 1957 when $5,918.268 was subscribed.
Wednesday's Victory Dinner was marked by enthusiastic acknowledgement by the
drive's leaders and division heads over the attainments resulting from dedicated com-
munity efforts. Especially heartening in this year's drivel is the announcement that 21,689
people thus far have joined the community's ranks as contributors, with many more yet
to be accounted for.
Avrunin pointed to previous experience as the basis for hopes that the $5,761,000
would be reached. At last year's victory dinner, pledges totaling $5,406,000 were an-
nounced, and the campaign went on to a final figure of $5,628,000. The figure announced
Wednesday was the highest ever for a victory dinner.
The number of contributions is expected to surpass 24.000-1.000 more than in
Greatest dollar volume was noted by the mechanical trades division: $1,428,421.
Co-chairmen are Merle Harris and Kaye Frank.
The junior division's president. 'Mrs. Robert G. Portnoy, announced that 750 cards,
including 207 new pledges, have yielded $28.447-128 per cent of the total raised
last year by the young adults.
The women's division has raised its largest total in history-8720.000 from 9,167
women, a 103 per cent increase over 1966. With several hundred cards yet to reach,
Mrs. Arthur H. Rice, chairman, expected even greater results.
Other gains were reported by the following:
Mercantile division, David S. Mondry, chairman: S-147,999-102 per cent of the
1966 goal (with $38,000 expected from as-yet-unsolicited reports).
Services division. Leonard J. Borin. chairman: $266.908-101 per cent of last year.
;Real estate and building trades division. Harold Berry. chairman: S942,578-101 per
cent' of last year.
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Center's Hebrew Ulpan Students
Will Obtain High School Credits
Official confirmation has been received from the North Central Association of Colleges and
Secondary Schools that participants in the Center's Summer Ulpan will be able to obtain high
credit if they successfully complete the seven-week Hebrew conversation course.
In accordance with the formal approval received from G. Sutherland Hayden, chairman of the
Michigan State Committee, students passing the examination will be awarded one Carnegie Unit,
33-day period, students
which is the equivalent of 10 semester hours of high school credit. Thus, in a
will be able to earn one full year's high school language credit.
The Ulpan will be conducted at the Jewish Community Center from July 5 through Aug. 18.
Modern, conversational Hebrew as it is spoken in Israel will be taught, using audio-visual equipment.
will be interspersed with elective periods of swimming, gym, socials, folk dancing, singing and
The program is for high school students who have little or no knowledge of the Hebrew
The fee for the Ulpan is $75 for members of the Center and $100 for non-members. Applications
on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of openings are still available.
will be acepted
DI 1-4200, Ext. 254.
For further information call the Center's Hebrew department,
Y Temple Emanu-El Asked
to Reconsider Its Withdrawal .
From Parent Group, ULTARC
NEW YORK (JTA) — Hope that Temple Emanu-El, the largest
Reform congregation in the world, would reconsider its "hasty" with-
drawal from the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the asso-
ciation of Reform congregations, was expressed Sunday by Irving
Fane, chairman of the UAIIC board of trustees.
Disclosure that a divided temple board had voted, 6 to 4, to
pull the congregation out of the UAIIC for the second time, touched
off a series of exchanges between officials of the temple and the
In disclosing the withdrawal action, Alfred Bachrach, congre-
gation president, said the action was taken in protest about state-
ments on United States participation in the Vietnam war and other
public issues by Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath, UAIIC president. Dr.
Eisendrath has been one of the sharpest criticS- among a group of
Reform rabbis opposing the American role in the war.
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