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June 30, 1967 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-06-30

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Reproduction of Cha gall Judah Hebrew U. Students Stay On, Aid War Effort
Window, Only One Damaged,
Displayed in Garelick Exhibit

This is the Chagall Window depicting the Tribe of Judah—
the only one of the Chagall Windows in the Hadassah Chapel in
Jerusalem that was damaged during the Arab attack on the Hebrew
University buildings and lladassah Hospital. The painting of the
Tribe of Judah is one of the reproductions of Chagall Windows on
display at the Garelick Gallery on Livernois and was sold this week.
The Chagall exhibition at Carelick's will continue through July 4.
Community-wide interest has been aroused by the Chagall exhibit.
More than 100 Chagall paintings are shown in the exhibit, marking
the world famous artist Marc Chagall's 80th birthday.

Parolee Leopold Attends
Church Convention

JERUSALEM — Stories on what officers jumped into a car with
individual American students at him and rushed to the site. Soon
the Hebrew University of Jerusa- after, a detonation expert from the
lem did during Israel's six-day Army arrived, but he would not
war are now becoming known as examine the shell for fear that it
should blow up and said that it
campus life begins to return to
was too late to detonate it safely.
normal and the students compare
As nobody else was available
notes on their activities during the
for the job as "bomb watcher,"
emergency period.
Jerry complied with Haga's re-
One of the most unusual tasks
quest to guard the unexploded
was performed by Jerry Unterman,
shell all night.
21. a Fair Lawn, N.J., resident and
Jerry, who is a distant_ relative
a biblical studies major, who came
to Israel last summer as one of the of Israel Chief Rabbi (Ashkenazi)
Unterman, had volunteered
136 participants in the American
Student Program (ASP) sponsored for a task in the civil defence set-
by the American Friends of the up of the campus — his teacher,
Prof. Shemaryahu Talmon, head of
Hebrew University.
the department of Bible, was res-
Jerry, who during the emer-
ponsible for all civilian problems
gency was in charge of student
arising at the University.
volunteers for civil defence on
the campus, accidentally dis-
Elaine Eisner, 21, of Highland
covered a Jordanian-fired shell
Park, Ill., a petite blonde who is
which had landed close to the
studying Judaica at the Hebrew
campus synagogue. When sap-
University under the auspices of
pers finally dentonated the shell
the American Student Program,
behind protective sandsack walls,
experienced the war at a kibutz
the air pressure only shattered
as well as at the university cam-
a few windows in the synagogue.
pus. When the crisis began, she
It was a combination of curiosity
decided to stay "until things were
and know-how which made Jerry
settled—otherwise it would be
discover the shell. June 6, the
like walking out on your family
second day of the Jordanian shell-
in trouble."
ing of Jerusalem and the campus
Together with some 20 Ameri-
area, Jerry was passing by the can students she went to kibutz
synagogue when he observed an Negba. about 18 miles from the
impression on the asphalt road in- Gaza strip. to replace the drafted
dicating that a metal object had farm workers. "We picked apples,
hit the ground and bounced off, dug trenches, raked dry under-
leaving a pointed scratch approxi- brush, blacked out windows and
mately two feet long, two inches did all kinds of odd kibutz jobs,"
wide and one inch deep. The she said.
thought of the scratch having been
On June 1, all the American
made by a shell immediately flash-
students, including those who
ed through his mind and, though
were at kibutzim and those who
somewhat apprehensive, he follow-
ed the direction of the mark and
there was the shell, a "big monster
with a bent nose, pointing towards
the synagogue."
At that point I got scared," said
Jerry. He immediately reported
his find to the Haga (Civil De-
fence) headquarters on the cam-
pus—"I think I set a record for
the '4-mile run"—and two Haga

Friday, June 30, 1967-17



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Planned in Mossy

Nathan Leopold, paroled in
1958 after serving 3;1 years of a
life sentence for the 1924 murder- NEW YORK (JTA) — The Jew- of these apartment projects report-
of a 14-year old Chicago boy, at- ish communities in the United ed 100 per cent occupancy, some
tended the Church of the Breth- States have turned increasingly to of the cities reporting long waiting
in Eugene, planning of more apartments and lists.
ren's world conference
housing projects for elderly per-
Since the first of these proj-
ects was established in 1960,
Leopold and a friend, Richard sons, most of them occupying
under the auspices of the Home
Loeb, were defended at their trial separate buildings, according to a
for Jewish Aged, in Philadelphia,
by Clarence Darrow, who saved survey by the Council of Jewish
projects of this type have been
them from execution and won them Federations and Welfare Funds.
developed under Jewish com-
life imprisonment. After his parole, As of last fall, the survey show-
munal auspices in San Francis-
Leopold was granted a pardon. ed, about 1.000 older Jewish per-
co, Cleveland, Syracuse, New
and went to work
York City and Pittsburgh. The
Service Commission in Puerto Rico. apartMents in specially designed
Philadelphia facility, called York
Despite his work with the Bre- housing projects for the elderly,
House North, opened a second
thren Church, Leopold is still a operated under Jewish communal
building in 1965. The latest of
member of the Jewish faith. auspices in six cities. Every one
the projects opened last year,
was Riverview Apartments in
Pittsburgh, under the auspices of
the local United Jewish Federa-
The other projects were Pine-
crest, under the auspices of the
Jewish Welfare Federation of San
Francisco; Council Gardens, Cleve-
land, sponsored by the National
Council of Jewish- Women; Kaplan
Annex. Syracuse, under the aus-
pices of the Jewish Home of Cen-
tral New York; and Kissena Apart-
ments, in New York City. under
the auspices of United Help. Inc.
Other housing projects for the
elderly under Jewish auspices.
under construction or planned as
of the end of 1966 were the fol-
lowing: Daniel L. Podell House.
sponsord by and adjacent to the
Educational Alliance in New York,
and 11-story building of 50 apart-
ments: the Daughters of Miriam
Home, Clifton, N.J., a seven-story
project of 120 apartment; Kittay
House, sponsored by the Jewish
Home and Hospital for the Aged.
in New York, planned for 294
59 9
apartments in a 12-story building:
and Kissena II, in New York City,
a 19-story building in New York's
"And how about some of you 'cats' coming
suburb of Flushing. containing 288
services tonight ... we're having a


had remained in Jerusalem,
at a general meeting on the cam-
pus, attended by practically all
the 136 ASP students. Each in-
dividual had to make a personal
decision. Everybody decided to
(Out of a total of 906 overseas
students at the University-50
per cent of whom are Americans
—900 remained in Israel, and
among the handful who left were
only two Americans.)
After the meeting, Elaine re-
turned to her kibutz, and a few
days later, on June 5, war broke


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