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June 09, 1967 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-06-09

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JNF Dinner Honors Berry; Occasion Utilized to Encourage Emergency Fund

Adhering to a policy of gearing for having provided the funds raise the funds here," he said with
assurance.
Tribute to Berry was paid by
wards emergency aid for Israel, economic security for Gadot.
the Jewish National Fund dinner This settlement, together with Leonard N. Simons, the dinner
chairman,
and Rabbi Irwin Groner,
held Tuesday evening at the Gonen, another embattled area,
Shaarey Zedek in honor of Louis have been adopted as the projects who made the presentation of a
Megila to the honoree.
Berry was transformed into ap- of the Detroit JNF Auxiliary.
A JNF Forest in Israel will be
peals for the special fund being
Endorsing the efforts for
gathered to provide immediate
emergency aid to Israel, stress- planted in honor of the Louis
economic assistance to the em-
ing the vital issues involved Berry Family.
battled Jewish State.
in the present struggle for Is-
Paul Zuckerman, 'who has been
rael's security, Dr. Haber de-
plored "the moral cynicism of
named chairman of the Israel
the world, including our coun-
Emergency Fund; Hyman Safran,
try, England, France," in
president of the Jewish Welfare
treating the serious problem
By JESSE SILVER
Federation, and Dr. William
(Co-author of "Encyclopedia of
affecting the threats to Israel.
Haber, dean of the University of
Jews in Sports")
He
emphasized
Israel's
just
de-
Michigan College of Literature,
Don Rubell of New York won
mand for freedom of the seas, the Eastern indoor tennis cham-
Science and the Arts, the guest
for passage through Aqaba.
speaker, joined in urging the fus-
pionship, 6-3, 6-2, and Marilyn
ing of all forces in support of
Criticizing "self-righteous ac- Aschner of New York easily re-
Israel's seriously affected condi- tion" on the part of officials in tained her Eastern women's indoor
tions created by the war situation. Washington, Dr. Haber urged de- title, 6-3, 6-0 . . . Steve Siegel of
Safran announced the inau- fensive action for Israel and Miami-Dade North took the Golden
guration of the drive for emer- pledged for strong support for Gate Junior College singles title
gency funds to supplement the the emergency fund-raising ac- at Naples, Florida ... Len Schloss
income from the Allied Jewish tivities just instituted.
of Tennessee lost in the final of
Campaign, payments to which
Describing the reactions of Is- the Southern Indoor, 8-6, 6-1.
were urged as an immediate raelis in the current crisis, he told
Mike Belkin of Canada surprised
need. Zuckerman supplemented how 1,800 students in one ORT Russia's top ranked player to win
his appeal by reporting on the school were mobilized to assist in the Sicilian tennis tournament, 7-5,
negotiations that had been con- gathering crops, in filling the gap 6-4, 6-4, at Palermo . . . Young
ducted in the last few days to in rural communities whence most Sidney Gordon helped South Africa
mobilize the American Jewish of the young men had been called win the Coffee Bowl team matches
community. He reported that to the front.
at San Jose, Costa Rica.
more than $2,000,000 had been
In other Davis Cup competition
"Israel's agony is our agony,"
raised here promptly upon the he said, "and it is inseparable. "He Patrick Landau led Monaco to vic-
issuance of the plea for funds told of the prompt response to the tory over Turkey. Torgen and Jor-
and that at the first such meet- emergency call in Ann Arbor and gen Ulrich at Denmark combined
ing in New York 44 men pledged he called on all Jews to help re- to whip Finland, while Poland
$9,500,000.
lieve Israel of its burdens. "The handled Israel easily at Warsaw.
In an effort to strengthen the
Zuckerman pointed out that the single purpose is national sur-
game of tennis in Israel an Ameri-
$60,000,000 raised by the United vival," he added.
can professional, Jim Edgar Jr. of
Jewish Appeal for aid to new-
"This is 1948 with a vengeance Cedar Brook, N.J. is currently giv-
comers to Israel is never adequate,
because there is only so much ing lessons throughout the coun-
that Israel supplements that sum
the
Israelis can take," Dr. Haber try. The tour is sponsored by the
with a $200,000,000 subsidy, and
said.
United States State Department,
that the UJA :has been informed
Pointing to Israel's major the Israeli Lawn Tennis Associa-
that Israel is no longer able to
achievements
and
to
the
aid
given
tion and the United States Com-
provide such sums for the needed
welfare programs. These monies in integrating newcomers and in mittee Sports for Israel. Israel
now will have to be raised by providing educational and voca- has 7,000 tennis players and 155
American Jews, Zuckerman said. tional opportunities for the youth, courts.
Neither the United States nor
Dr. Milton Aron, national ex- he said there are 25,000 students
ecutive director of the JNF, who in ORT schools in Israel and that Israel was up among the leaders
of
the
Israel
provides
75
per
cent
in
the Swaythling Cup World team
was a guest at the dinner, told
of JNF's role in providing security cost of conducting the schools, table tennis matches in Stockholm.
funds
coming
from
municipalities,
The
U.S. placed 18th and Israel
on the boarders, reported on the
bombing of Gadot in the Galil and the Israel labor and educa- 23rd out of a-field of 51 nations.
and paid tribute to the Women's tion ministries. These subsidies Sol Schiff of New York was the
Auxiliary of the JNF of Detroit now may be cut off, "But we'll non-playing captain of the U.S.
side, which also included Erwin
Klein, Hollywood, Calif.; Dick
Miles, New York- Bob Gusikoff,
New York, while Leah Neuberger
of New York was a member of
the women's squad which also
placed 18th.
In the United States-Israel match

all Jewish community efforts to- that helped attain military and

In his response, Berry reaf-
Though thou shouldst bray a fool
firmed faith in the Jewish tasks in a mortar among wheat with a
ahead and a renewal of dedication pestle, yet will not his foolish-
to the causes he is serving.
ness depart from him.
Participants in the dinner pro-
— Prov. xxvii, 22
gram also included Judge Burton
R. Shifman, chairman of the De
troit JNF Council, and Cantors
Jacob H. Sonenklar and Reuven
Frankel.

Jews in Sports

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Friday, June 9, 1967-19
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

the Americans won 5-0. The U.S.
did better than the 23rd spot they
had at the last world champion-
ship in 1965. Israel was coached
by Jeff Ingber, a former British
Maccabiah Games representative.
The Israel squad defeated Belgium,
Portugal, Switzerland and Ireland.
Victor Landau of CCNY won the
men's singles and doubles titles
at the intercollegiate table tennis
championship in Columbus, Ohio.
Landau was chosen the tourney's
Most Valuable Player.

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