16—Friday, June 21, 1968
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
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Issue Study of Americans' Motives for Settling in Israel
What motivates American Jews' Isaacs' book that emphasizes the values but who have given priority
desires to go to Israel and to settle conflict:
to their Jewishness and interpreted
I there? Is it ideological, Zionist-
"Some of those whose children this to mean a full and unqualified
I inspired, due to a pioneering urge? are growing up are going through commitment to take part in creat-
ing the new nation of Jews. This
Harold R. Isaacs, in "American the trying experience of seeing a
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Jews in Israel," published by John gulf open up between them. American transmutes the pull of
Day Co. (200 Madison, NY16), of- 'There's a cultural gap between his Americanism into an effort to
fers an analysis that is without my daughter and myself,' said build these values into the Israel
question the most thorough yet one father. 'My books are in he wants to help create. Like the
Michael S. Leib, 2415 Winde-
More graduates this week:
made on this interesting subject. English, my culture is American. American devoted to the building
mere, has been named to the dean's
Michigan State University—Rob-
Actually, there are less than I read Time. My horizons are - of an open society in America, he
10,000 American Jews in Israel. broader. But my daughter is an has to rely on faith and the strength
list for scholastic achievement at ert S. Kippelman.
University of Michigan—Michele In the report to delegates to the Israeli. She reads Hebrew. I can't of his conviction to help him con-
W. Goldstein, master's degree in 27th World Zionist Congress (Jeru- talk with her about a good He- front all the obstacles that appear
Larry Fink, son of Mr. and Mrs. library science; Gayle E. Mallon, salem, June 9-19, 1968), it was brew novel or a bad Hebrew in his path. But on the American
James Fink, was recently elected bachelor's degree; Edward Adler, shown that, in spite of the publicity novel. She's in the Hebrew cur-- Jew in Israel who has not been
able to cast his die quite so far,
student council president for 1968- bachelor's degree in cellular biol- given to a so-called volunteer ture as we are not. I'm sorry I
these pulls lie like tight reins. If
69 at Flint Northern High School ° gY•
after the Six-Day War, there were with her. My wife is better rooted they do not draw him all the way
and has been chosen by his princi-
Dr. Gerald S. Reznick, chairman only 7,215 from the entire world— in Hebrew. But my daughter can back to America, they do keep him
pal to attend "The Seminar for
Tomorrow's Leaders" at Huron of Flint General Hospital's intern- the largest number, 1,940 from talk these things over much bet- from breaking out of that semi-
Camp on Lake Huron, Bayfield, . resident training committee, pre- England, 860 from France, 801
ter with her house nurse who is limbo in which he remains sus-
from South Africa and Rhodesia a Sabra."
. pended between his two identities
Ont., sponsored by Rotary Inter- : sented. an
even while he stays on in Israel
, tern Dr. Allan L. Rubin at the an- and 707 from the United States.
national. Upon his return, he
Thus, the largest Jewish commu-
Isaacs' is a thought-provoking and bequeathes the solution to his
leave for Evanston, Ill., to partici- 1 . nual intern banquet recently.
nity in the world, the U. S.,
pate in the National Summer High
fourth in the number of volunteers f further study and for serious dis-
' "American Jews in Israel" is a
School Institute in Speech at North-
who went to aid Israel in a time , cussion. In this able result of his
research, Isaacs explains that most significant work, vital to the
western University. He is one of
of great crisis.
250 students selected from the en- ,
Isaacs' important study indi- Americans find their choices for current urge for a greater aliya
tire United States to attend. Larry I
cates that there, indeed, were participation in Israel's fulfillment to Israel and strongly related
will be a senior at Flint Northern ! LEWIN - HIRSCH: Sheryl Lee those who were moved by the difficult to make because "from the entire American-Israeli part-
. Hirsch and Steven David Lewin ex-i
the smallness of Israel, the Ameri- nership.
High School in the fall.
changed marriage vows in a core-1 prophetic, by the Zionist idea.
can is pulled back by the bigness
mony performed by Rabbi Victor ! But they are a minority. Most of America . . He is pulled from
Stan Levy, 19, son of Mr. and Weissberg in Chicago recently. Mr. ' came for "personal and idiosyn-
cratic reasons," and by far the Israel's chosen limitedness by
Mrs. Dan Levy. is leaving June 30 and Mrs. Irvin Hirsch of Haw-
number of migrants of America's chosen diversity." He
to spend a year with the junior thorne Dr. and Mr. and Mrs. Mar-
or so "have been adds:
year program at Tel Aviv Univer-: tin Lewin of Chicago are the cou-
"More numerous are the Ameri-
sity. plc's parents. The bride chose a middle - class American Jews
costume suit of moonlight silk whose dissatisfactions with their cans who readily declare their
linen. Medalions of the same fabric lives in America have been much powerful attachment to American
detailed the coat, and jeweled but- I vaguer" than that of other groups
tons marked the pockets. She car- i who settled out of experiences
ried orchids on a Bible. Attending during the Holocaust and for
To do computerized Insur-
their sister were Harriet Kay other causes of persecutions.
ance planning with business
An established fact is that Amer-
Hirsch and Mrs. Scott Allan Blech
and professional clients. In-
' of Columbia, Mo. The bridegroom lean Jews did not have to go to
tensive training program
A Flint chapter of the statewide was assisted by his brother, Martin Israel, that it was voluntary, that
begins August 5.
Citizens to Advance Public Educa- Lewin. Among those present were it was marked by great earnest-
tion has been formed with Dr. Ber- the bride's grandmother. Mrs. ness. Of course, there also is the
For free aptitude test to
tram H. Marx as co-chairman. Samuel Davis. and her uncles and contributing religious factor.
see if you qualify, Call
Based on interviews with more
Serving on the steering committee aunts, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence
MAURICE A. BETMAN, C.L.U.
is Leonard tleizlish. CAPE coor- Hirsch and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert than 50 American Jews now in
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Youth on the Move
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dinated efforts this spring against Da. is. all of Flint. The newlyweds ! Israel, the Isaacs study reveals the
a bill introduced in the Legislature will make their home . in Chicago problems that are faced by them,
which would have provided state. after honeymooning in Puerto Rico. ' the question of citizenship, the
aid to parents of students in non- AM Lewin attended the Ameri_ housing and employment difficul-
public schools. The bill, one of the can Institute for Foreign Trade, i ties, the obstacles to adjustment
more controversial introduced dur. Glendale, Ariz., and was graduated i since Israelis differentiate between
ing the session, never came out of from the University of Miami, Israeli and Jew.
As one of those interrogated
Coral Gables. The bride studied at
Flint Junior College and the Uni- said, "in America we are Jews,
in Israel we become Americans."
Mrs. Irving E. Nack is a new versity of Miami.
In Israel they are Anglo-Saxons.
board member of the Flint Insti-
Nevertheless, the voluntary mo-
tute of Arts Founders Society.
WJRT-TV Plans Series
tivation of American Jews' settle-
on Racial Unrest in Flint ment in the Land of Israel is
Murray E. Moss has been elected
Mindful of last summer's poten- major in their distinction.
vice president of the Independent tial civil disorder and the continu-
Isaacs' survey points to another
Insurance Agents of Genesee Coun- ing problems of racial tensions in problem—the rejection by Israelis
ty. Inc. the community, WJRT-TV is plan- (this was, of course, before the
ning a series of half-hour television Six-Day War—and the conditions
are said to be changing somewhat)
. programs, "Tell It Like It. Is."
of Diaspora Judaism, assuming "a
WJR.T-TV Community Affairs Tele- form of Zionist anti-Semitism."
vision Committee, composed of Because of.it, Isaacs writes, "Amer-
various community leaders, has ican Jews seeking some greater
been formed to suggest topics, 'Jewish' homogeniety in Israel find
June 23—Willowood Duplicate
Bridge, 8:30 p.m.
guests and source materials. Serv- themselves instead meeting a far
June 24—Temple Beth El Board of ing on this committee is Joseph greater heterogeneity among Jews
Trustees Meeting. 8:30 p.m.
Megdell. president of the Flint Jew- than most of them have ever
thought to find."
ish Community Council.
June 26—Council Calendar Corn-
Indeed, the problems of Ameri-
mittee Meeting, 10 a.m., Coun-
cans who settled in Israel are im-
Cong. Beth Israel Elects
mense. Here is a quotation from
June 26—Willowood Bridge Lecture
M urray Moss President
Murray Moss was elected presi- Argentine Jews Protest
June 26—Willowood Twilight Golf
,dent at the annual meeting of Cong.
June 27—Council Board of Gover- Beth Israel.
to Govt. Against Vandals
nors Meeting. 8:30 p.m., Cong.
Vice presidents are Dr. Leon Who Ruined Cemetery
Rosky and Dr. Sam Gotlib; secre-
BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — The
tary, James Fink; financial secre-
central Jewish representative or-
tary, Malcolm Isaacs; chairman of
in Argentina, the DAIA,
board, Syd O s h e r; chairman, ganization
protested to Dr. Guillermo Borda,
To Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Griffel, board of ed:ication, Jack Shaprow; the minister of the interior, against
and board members, Mrs. Irving
a son, David Jeremy.
the desecration of a Jewish ceme-
Bernstein, R. J. Mittleman, Sam
Blum, Mrs: Harry Weisberger, Dr. tery.
The DAIA protest, signed by Dr.
Milton Siegel and Dr. Soll Gaynor. Isaac Goldenberg, president, and
Jose Kestelman, acting secretary,
Friendship Club Picnic
was accompanied by photographs
All senior citizens are invited to of the vandalized cemetery show-
And Promptly Stop Itching,
attend the Senior Friendship Club ing swastikas painted on tomb-
Relieve Pain In Most Cases.
picnic noon June 30 at Forest Park. stones and on the cemetery walls.
The letter also drew the minis-
Advisor Dr. Evelyn Golden will
Science has found a medication
install the new officers. Lunch will ter's attention to the fact that he
with the ability, in most cases—
be provided, and there will be en- had not replied to an earlier com-
to relieve pain, itching and shrink
munication describing Nazi activi-
hemorrhoids. In case after case
ties here including distribution of
doctors proved, while gently re-
quantities of anti-Jewish hate liter-
lieving pain, actual reduction took
ature and the painting of anti-
place. The secret is Preparation
Jewish slogans on buildings.
H`®. It also soothes irritated tis-
Gary Schafer, son of Mr. and
The DATA leaders asked the
sues and helps prevent further
Mrs. Wayne Schafer, will be called minister to receive a delegation
infection. Just ask for Prepara-
to the Tora as Bar Mitzva Satur- from its organization to discuss the
tion H Ointment or Suppositories.
day at Cong. Beth Israel.
situation. " ' ' •
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