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April 12, 1968 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-04-12

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Dora Ehrlich Thrills Campaign Report Meeting

Friday, April 12, 1968-5


Orthodox Rabbis Attack `Free' Advice to Students

binical Alliance of America, an
organization of Orthodox rabbis,
called Tuesday on the Jewish ad-
visory board of Columbia Univer-
sity to "disassociate" itself from
advice given Jewish students by
Rabbi A, Bruce Goldman, Jewish
adviser to the student body, who
reported that he encouraged
"meaningful" premarital sex re-
lations among students.

letter called Rabbi Goldinan's ad-
vice "a direct contravention of the
teachings of Judaism" and charged
that he was encouraging "prom-
iscuity and free love."

In a letter signed by Rabbi
David Weinberger, the Alliance
urged the board to ask Rabbi
Goldman "to desist from such
preachments to our college stu-
dents" and asserted that "we will
feel compelled to urge all Jewish
students at Columbia to refuse to
visit with Rabbi Goldman." The

A special thrill was provided attendees of the Allied Jewish Campaign•Israel Emergency Fund report
meeting last Friday by a brief address delivered by the community's First Lady, Dora Ehrlich. Her mere
presence was occasion for rejoicing and her deeply moving words, commending young leadership, served
as an inspiration. Mrs. Ehrlich is shown in the front row with Mrs. Henry Wineman, both seated in the
center, with Mrs. Jerome Hauser, president of the Jewish Welfare Federation women's division, on their
right, Mrs. Arthur H. Rice, chairman of the campaign women's division, on their left. Many of the com-
munity's prominent women are in this photo.

Jewish Benefit Groups
Hurt by Acculturation

always been in a class by itself.
Its programs and fund-raising
campaigns have rated national
attention and have made it the
outstanding women's division in
the country," he said. .
The campaign total reported is
$7,681,000 from 14,518 gifts.
William Avrunin, executive vice-
president of Federation, said that
the present pace must be main-
tained to reach the remaining 10,-
000 contributors by the May 8
victory dinner. He urged contin-
uous effort in order to raise the
vast sums required to assure dig-
nity and security for Jews in Israel
and throughout the world.
Mrs. Arthur H. Rice, chairman
of the women's division, praised
her "team" which has helped raise
an all-time high of $913,957 thus
far in the present campaign. She
presented yellow rose nosegays to
all women workers present.
Since the women's division was
founded in 1946 it has raised more

ish sick benefit associations organ-
ized by immigrants or tradesmen
to help later Jewish newcomers to
Canada and the more recently-
established landsmanshaften are
suffering from the impact of the
acculturation of Canadian Jews, it
was reported here this week.
Max Mirochnick, a leader in
such groups, has reported that at-
tempts to revive interest in the
Jewish sick benefit organizations
have not been successful. Some of
the organizations which have been
in existence since the early 1900s
are slowly being weakened through
Marking the 25th anniversary of
attrition in their older membership the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the
and inability to recruit younger Congress for Jewish Culture has
members, it was indicated. issued an impressive brochure
Mirochnick is president of the Bas- dealing with the basic facts relat-
sarabier Hebrew Sick Benefit As- ing to the historic event, reminis-
sociation and also president of the cences of survivors and tributes
United Organization which brought to the heroes.
together 13 years ago, 18 Jewish
Bilingual, published in English
sick benefit groups and some and in Yiddish, the data incorpo-
other older Jewish clubs.
rated in this volume are supple-
The immigrants and tradesmen mented with a list of publications
banded together because of their on the Holocaust and contain
social ties to their country of the famous song by Hirsh Glik,
origin but their purpose in organ- "Zog Nit Kenmol."
Commencing with a statement
izing was to provide such welfare
benefits to members as medical by the Congress for Jewish Cul-
services, cemetery and burial costs,
ture, "A Summons to Remem-
ber," among the contents of this
free loans and sickness compensa-
pamphlet is an excerpt from
tion to fellow Jews. They devel-
"The Ghetto Fights," by Marek
oped vigorous memberships and
Edelman, . containing . recollec-
maintained their strength by pro-
tions of the actual events. The
viding not only welfare benefits
author, now reportedly practic-
but also social companionship for
ing medicine in Poland, was a
their members. Because they did
commandant of the heroic Jew-
not exclude persons not from their
ish Fighters Organization and
particular country of origin, they
writes about personal experi-
were able to enroll Jews from
ences in the ghetto fight.
other areas and even native Cana-
Notable among the contents is
dian Jews. These organizations be-.
came integral parts of the local the essay "Cultural Activities in
Jewish communities in Canada the Ghetto" by Emanuel Ringel-
and participated in providing serv- blum, whose memoirs that were
ices and welfare to other Jews in rescued provided basic facts about
the great struggle against the
The sick benefit societies in Nazis. Ringelblum, who perished
Montreal include the King George as a Nazi victim, had been arch-
Sick Benefit Society, the Indepen- ivist of the Warsaw Ghetto.
An essay "A Day of Remem-
dent Hebrew Sick Benefit Associa-
tion, the Russian Polish Hebrew brance" by Hyman Bass, executive
Sick Society, and the Yishitzer director of Congress for Jewish
Young Men's Sick Benefit Asso- Culture; the stirring poem, "I'll
ciation. Find My Self-Belief" by Jacob

than $13,000,000 for local, overseas
and Israel social welfare pro-
Jospey also paid tribute to the
young men and young women of
the junior division which has
raised $34,515 for 158 per cent
of the amount that it raised in
the regular Allied Jewish Cam-
paign last year.
The third report meeting of the
campaign will be held 10:15 a.m.
April 21 at the Jewish Center. The
meeting will honor the profession-
al, metropolitan, services and food
The synagogues and school sec-
tion of the campaign has set aside
the week of April 28 to May 5
for solicitations from pupils in
schools. Rabbi James I. Gordon
is chairman of the section, with
Howard S. Danzig and Cantor Har-
old Orbach as vice chairmen.
Rabbi Hayim Donin, Isadore J.
Gildstein and Irving I. Katz serve
as advisors.

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Wishes His Many Friends and Customers
A Happy Passover

Cite Women's Division, Juniors at Campaign
Report Meeting; Gifts from 14,518 Announced

Leaders in the 1968 Allied Jewish
Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund
met Friday to make their second
official progress report and to pay
tribute to the women's division.
At the luncheon meeting in the
Fred M. Butzel Memorial Building,
Co-Chairman M ax we 11 Jospey
lauded the hard work, enthusiasm
and outstanding results of the
women's division's efforts.
"Our Women's Division has







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Enjoy The Passover Holiday,
But First Pay Your
1968 Pledge to The

Allied Jewish Campaign


Israel Emergency Fund

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Commemorated in Brochure

Glatstein; H. Leivick's essay
"Holocaust, Heroism, Holiness";
and proclamations about the War-
saw Ghetto observances by Gov-
ernor Rockefeller and former
Mayor Wagner of New York com-
plete the contents of this work.


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