22—Friday, September 29, 1967
Bnai Brith's World Council
Pressing for Arms to Israel
migrant culture of largely Euro-
pean coloration to a rooted Jewish
community, with institutions and
activities indigenous to the Latin
Dr. Wexler viewed Latin Ameri-
can Jewry as being in "a painful
process of maturing." He stressed
his view that Jewish youth pro-
grams must "not depend on im-
ports from abroad, but must be
Latin American sponsored, Latin
American styled, and rooted in
Latin American surroundings."
Discussions were also held by the
Council on plans for wide expan-
sion of Bnai Brith youth activities
in Latin American countries which
now have only six, widely-scattered
chapters with a total membership
of 400 Jewish youngsters.
In Buenos Aires, the leader of
the Argentine Jewish representa-
tional conference of Jewish or-
ganizations in Cordoba Tuesday
that the Jewish community must
develop maximum unity in order
to meet effectively developments
in the country.
Dr. Max Isaac Goldenberg, presi-
dent of DAIA, Argentine Jewish
representative boiy, said the pres-
ent government was seeking a
solution to Argentina's political
difficulties, and he reminded the
delegates that Fascist tendencies
vice president of Bnai Brith,
recommended a change in em- still prevailed in some Argentine
He denounced the Com-
phasis from past efforts of seek-
munists as being openly and strong-
ing resettlement of adults and
their families to the creation of
Dr. Leon Perez told the asembly
"special conditions which would
that in the June war in the Middle
persuade Jewish youth in West-
East and the aftermath, it was the
ern countries to spend a year or
Peronist elements in Argentina
longer in Israel either as stu-
that favored the Arabs and high
dents or working visitors. Given
an intimate experience of Israeli military and church circles which
life and an economy there that supported Israel. He warned that
measures must be taken to coun-
can absorb them, Rabbi Kauf-
man declared, "a worthwhile
teract a rightest campaign to con-
proportion" would resettle in
vict the Jews of dual loyalty.
Israel permanently. The larger
Speakers in the debate that fol-
number returning to their ori-
lowed stressed the need to improve
ginal homes, he said, "will be relations between the Jewish and
a strengthening influence on
Arab communities in Argentina.
In Santiago, Chile better rela-
Ambassador Jacob Doron of Is- tions between Catholics and Jews
rael told the council that the col- was the theme of the first Synod
lapse• of the Arab embargo on oil
of the Roman Catholic Church
to the western countries and the
to take place in Latin America
failure of : their economic boycott
since the Ecumenical Council in
against Israel demonstrated that
Rome, A commission
the only way to deal with the
high officials of the church and
Arabs was to "stand firm against
representatives of the Chilean
their threats, boycotts and bland- Jewish community was establish-
ed to consider revision of Catho-
The envoy assailed King Hus-
lic school textbooks and to stress
sein of Jordan, accusing him of the positive role of Israel.
playing a double game ingsom-
After the adoption of a resolution
plaining that Israel would'', not ,
allow refugees to return to the calling for the formation of the
West Bank while, at the same
time, he failed to keep arrange- carried front-page headlines mark-
ments made for their return and ing the event as a gain in Catholic-
incited those who did to "make Jewish relations. The government
themselves as obstructive to Is- newspaper, La Nacion, called for
increased public information,
rael as possible."
He said that world opinion, par- church sermons and textbook revi-
ticularly among religious leaders sion to sustain these relations "on
who recognized the possibility of a newer and higher plateau."
High church officials at the
agreed arrangements for control of
the holy places "is beginning to synod included Raul Silva Cardinal
understand the all-round advan- Henriquez, Archbishop of Santiago,
tage and, indeed, necessity of and a number of foreign delegates.
The need for parish level im-
maintaining the unity of Jeru-
plementation of the Vatican's
A proposal to establish Ilillel new ecumenical policies on Jews
Foundations at leading Latin Am-
was stressed by delegates from
erican universities as a step to- countries with large Catholic
ward 'reversing what he called
populations, at the closing ses-
"growing indifference to Jewish
identity" on the part of college- '
Jewish leaders at the meeting re-
age youth, was made here Sunday ported marked improvements in
night by Dr. William Wexler in- Roman Catholic - Jewish relations
ternational president of Bnai Brith,
result of the Vatican Council's
and was adopted by the Interna- Declaration on Jews.
They agreed that the action of
Noting that the first Latin Ameri- the Ecumenical Council, Vatican
can Hillel Foundation was opened II, two years ago in denying that
here this month at the University the Jews today were responsible
of Venezuela, Dr. Wexler urged the for the cricifixion of Jesus, has
inititaion of similar campus pro- eliminated a major source of anti-
grams at universities in Mexico Semitism.
City, Buenos Aires and Lima.
The Bnai Brith council declared
Approving Dr. Wexler's proposal, that Jews "must be more vigilant,
the council discussed also plans for on their side, in combating ancient
developing in Lating America a stereotypes of Christian churches
corps of trained, native-born lead- which have lost their relevance in
ers, rabbis and Jewish education this new day."
and community workers to effect
Benjamin R. Epstein, director of
the Latin .American Jewish com- ADL, said "doors once. locked,
munity's "transition from the im- once knocked on timidly, are open-
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CARACAS, Venezuela — The
International Council of Bnai Brith
in resolutions adopted Monday,
urged the free nations of the world
to make arms, particularly air-
craft, available to Israel as a de-
terrent to further outbreaks of
hostilities in the Middle East.
Representatives of Bnai Brith
constituencies in 45 countries
warned that the failure of the
Western nations to offset the re-
arming of the "still- intrasigent
Arabs," could only give encourage-
ment to Arab leaders seeking a
fourth round against Israel.
The council also called on the
Bnai Brith units t3 appeal to their
governments to support the prin-
ciple of direct negotiations be-
tween Israel and the Arab states
and urged the Bnai Brith member-
ship to encourage emigration to
Israel, along with "integrated in-
vestment programs in Israel pro-
viding both capital and techni-
Council members were not overly
optimistic that the Western coun-
tries would produce the 100,000
immigrants annually Israeli lead-
ers seek from them, but foresaw
a "marked increase" over the rate
of past years.
Rabbi Jay Kaufman, executive
Bnai Brith Expands
Its Lecture Series
WASHINGTON — Bnai Brith is
expanding its program to bring
Jewish scholars from abroad to
lecture in the United States and
Six speakers from Israel, Brit-
ain and France will tour scores of
cities in 1967-68, lecturing on sub-
jects ranging from Jewish litera-
ture to archaeology to political
trends in the Middle East.
The 1967-68 lecturers are:
Emanuel Litvinoff, editor of
Jews in Eastern Europe (London)
and director of the Contemporary
Jewish Library; Michael Salomon,
former editor-in-chief of L'Arche,
magazine on Jewish life published
in Paris; Dr. Avraham Biran, lead-
ing Israeli archaeologist and di-
rector of Israel's Department of
Antiquities and Museums; Chaim
Bermant, British author of four
novels on Jewish life; Chaim Ra-
phael, head of the information di-
vision of Her Majesty's Treasury
and former Cowley Lecturer in
Hebrew Literature at Oxford Uni-
versity; and Avraham Avi-Hai,
public affairs secretary to Israel
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol.
Hillel Book Fund Honors
Rabbi Pekarsky's Memory
District 6 Chief Due
at Workshops Here
to Robert Loring Cohen
Hillel Sets Up Program
at Georgetown University
Dr. and Mrs. Harold E. Bremer
of Haverford Rd., Franklin, an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Cynthia Ann to Robert
Loring Cohen, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Nathan W. Cohen, of W. Nine Mile
Rd., Oak Park.
Miss Bremer attended Albion
College, where she affiliated with
Delta Zeta Sorority, and was grad-
uated from Wayne State University.
Her fiance, a member of Phi Epsi-
lon Pi Fraternity, received degrees
from Wayne State University.
A December wedding is planned.
Leaders of metropolitan Detroit
Bnai Brith lodges will gather for
dinner at the Sheraton-Cadillac
Hotel 6:30 p.m. Monday, to hear
guest speaker Paul 0. Liebert of
Grand Rapids, president of District
6, Bnai Brith, and to hold their
23rd annual seminar workshops.
These are designed to indoctri-
nate lodge officers and committee
chairmen with the responsibilities,
objectives and programs for the
coming year. Included are com-
mittee on Adult Jewish Education,
Allied Jewish Campaign, Anti-
Defamation League, blood bank,
Tillie], insurance, Israel Bonds and
Jewish National Fund, youth or-
ganization, community and veterans
service, credit union, fund raising,
press and publicity, membership
Liebert was elected District
president at the annual convention
in Detroit last June. Liebert's
career in Bnai Brith dates back to
his boyhood in Grand Rapids, hav-
ing been successively president of
AZA, young men's organization,
Julius Houseman Lodge, and Michi-
gan Bnai Brith Council.
Arthur Schott is president of the
metropolitan Detroit Bnai Brith
Council, and Herman Kasoff is
Bnai Brith Hillel Foundations has
established a counselorship to pro-
vide religious, cultural and coun-
seling services for Jewish students
at Georgetown University—Jesuit-
operated school in Washington.
Georgetown is the sixth Catho-
lic-affiliated university among the
265 schools at which Hillel is ac-
tive. Others are St. Louis Univer-
sity, Marquette University, St.
Bernadine of Sienna College in
Loudonville, N.Y., and Our Lady
of the Lake College and St. Mary's
College—both in San Antonio.
Approximately 630 of George-
town's 7,500 students are Jewish.
Rabbi Saul Kraft, recently
named Hillel director at American
University, will serve as Hillel
counselor at Georgetown.
WASHINGTON — The Maurice
Pekarsky Memorial Book Fund
distributes volumes in the field of
Hebrew and Yiddish literature to
Bnai Brith Hillel Foundations' li-
braries throughout the United
States, Canada, and overseas. The
Israel has 700,000 acres of field
fund, which honors the late Rabbi
Maurice M. Pekarsky, a Hillel di- crops under cultivation, about 20
rector who died in 1963, was origi- per cent of which is irrigated
nally established in 1966 by a gift farmland.
from an anonymous benefactor.
Rabbi Benjamin M. Kahn, Hil-
Music the Stein-Way
lel's national director, said that
the fund was established in re-
sponse to a growing campus in-
terest in Hebrew and Yiddish.
A committee of scholars is as-
sisting in the selection of the books
to be purchased and distributed.
The Bnai Brith Hillel Founda-
tions' national office, 1640 Rhode
Island, N.W., Washington, D.C.
20036, which administers the fund,
accepts contributions for expand-
ing its operation.
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Branch 2 Meeting Set
Philip Goldstein, chairman of
Branch Two, Labor Zionist Organi-
1 zation, announces that the first
meeting of the year will be held
7:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Colman Reisman,
21721 Kenosha, Oak Park.
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Morgenthau Editor Cited
for Lodge Newsletter
Phil Rothschild, editor of the
Henry Morgenthau Lodge Bnai
Brith Newsletter, was named first
place winner in the 15th annual
district 6 bulletin contest.
Rothschild will receive a bulletin
plaque from the district at the
council seminar workshop Oct. 2
at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel.
This is the second consecutive
year in which Rothschild took first
prize in the district and the third
first prize in the eight years he
has edited the newsletter.
ing wider and are swinging out,
as well as in."
There were similar observations
from Bnai Brith leaders from
A delegation from the conven-
tion, headed by Dr. William A.
Wexler, president of Bnai Brith,
met Wednesday with Raul Leoni,
president of Venezuela, who said
that Venezuela "will seek to up-
hold peace in the Middle East."
The president said Israel should
be recognized as a state, and its
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