Robert Merrill to Be Balfour Concert Soloist
Robert Merrill, foremost baritone the Metropolitan, he has travelled
of the Metropolitan Opera will ap- throughout the country in solo re-
pear with the Detroit Symphony citals, appeared with great orches-
Orchestra Sunday, Dec. 3, at Ford tras and at summer festivals. He
Auditorium, at the annual Balfour is a frequent performer on the Bell
Concert of the Zionist Organization Telephone Hour, the Ed Sullivan
Show and is a "regular" on the To-
Merrill has won fans in opera, night Show.
through motion pictures, television
Merrill has performed in the
and radio. His records are best- White House for Presidents Roose-
sellers. In addition to singing with velt, Truman, Eisenhower and
Johnson, and for many of the
world's notables. He performed in
Mexico and in Europe.
Dr. Sidney Friedlaender, chair-
man of the Balfour Concert, urges
the Detroit Community to get
tickets for this concert early, due
to the great demand.
Tickets may be obtained at the
office o" the Zionist Organization
The Zionist Organization of De- of Detroit, 18501 W. 10 Mile Road,
troit recently established a scholar- Southfield, phone 353-3636.
ship fund in honor of Philip Slomo-
vitz, editor of The Jewish News, in
recognition of his many years of $1 Million Donated to Weizmann Institute
devoted service to the organization.
NEW YORK—The establishment topes and the laboritories for spec-
This will be known as the Philip of the Erna and Jakob Michael troscopy and nuclear magnetic res-
Slomovitz Scholarship Fund for the Institute of Nuclear Science and onance.
Mollie Goodman Academic High donation of the building for the
School in Israel, and for future department of nuclear physics and
educational scholarships for stu- isotopes, with an amount of $1,000,-
000 was announced by Dewey D.
dents in Israel.
Stone, chairman of the board of
Members of the community de- governors of the Weizmann Insti-
siring to make contributions "in tute of Science at Rehovoth, Israel.
memory of or in ,honor of friends
NEW YORK (JTA)—More than
The gift was made by New York
or family" may send their checks industrialist and philanthropist Ja- 800 Jewish writers and other
to the Zionist Organization of De- kob Michael, in memory of his Jewish cultural leaders adopted a
troit, 18501 W. 10 Mile Rd., South-
wife, the late Erna Sondheimer resolution here, calling on the So-
field 48075, or phone the ZOD of- Michael, who died in 1964.
viet Union to permit revival of
fice 353-3636. -
In the United States, Michael Yiddish culture, demanding that
An acknowledgement will be has established the Erna and RuSsian Jewry be allowed to pur-
made to the contributor and a suit- Jakob Michael Institute for Bio- sue the aims of Judaism and sharp-
able - card will be sent to persons chemical Research at the Einstein ly condemning the USSR's incite-
indicated. These contributions are College of Medicine, the Erna Mi- ments against Israel.
The resolution was adopted at
chael College of Hebraic Studies
Mark Goldsmith, son of Mr. and and the Erna Michael Professor- a meeting convened jointly by the
Mrs. Max Goldsmith, 1967 graduate ship in Jewish Philosophy—all at World Congress of Jewish Culture,
of the Hillel Day School, was the Yeshiva University in New York the Yiddish PEN Center and the
Yiddish Writers Union of New
recipient of this year's scholarship City.
The Erna and Jakob Michael In- York. The meeting was held in
to the Mollie Goodman Academic
commemoration of the deaths of
High School in Israel and recently
left for Israel with the first group Weizmann Institute is a complex Soviet Jewish writers and other
of teen-agers from the U. S. to at- encompassing the departments of intellectuals during the Stalin
physics, nuclear physics and iso- purges 15 years ago.
tend this school.
Fund Set Up
by the ZOD
800 Jewish Writers
Call for Cultural
Freedom in Russia
Friday, October 6, '1967-11
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
One Labor Party Goes Kaput as Rafi
Nixes Deal With Mapai, Ahdut Avoda
TEL AVIV (JTA) — The long-
pending formation of a unified
labor party, merging Mapai, Ahdut
Avoda and the Ben-Gurion-headed
Israel Workers Party (Rafi), has
The Raft executive committee,
meeting here, adopted a resolution
declaring that "under present con-
ditions there is no room for con-
tinuation of the merger talks."
In another resolution, the Rafi
leaders favored continued support
of the present "national union gov-
ernment," calling for continuing
Rafi participation in the govern-
ment "in view of the grave situa-
tion and tasks ahead."
The Rafi decision to end labor
unity talks apparently was trig-
gered by a "clarification" issued
by Mapai's leadership, stating that,
after the proposed merger, the
three former separate par ties
would maintain in the Knesset
(Parliament) the same ratio of
members they hold now in the
Currently, the ratio includes 36
members from Mapai, 10 from
Rafi and nine from Ahdut Avoda.
In the opinion of the Rafi leaders,
such a formula amounts to per-
petuation of the present three-
party system "under a different
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