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June 21, 1968 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-06-21

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D. C. Poor People's Campaign Draws
Support From Many Jewish Groups

NEW YORK (JTA)—The peace-
ful Poor People's Campaign and
the National Solidarity Day dem-
onstration Wednesday in Washing-
ton were endorsed by Jewish,
Catholic, Protestant, 1 .a b o r and
civic groups representing 5,000,000
New York residents. The partici-
pating organizations chartered hun-
dreds of buses to take members to
the demonstration.
Expressing support for the cam-
paign and the demonstration were,
among others, Rev. William S. Van
Meter of the Protestant Council of
New York City; Father Edward
Dugan of the Catholic Archdiocese
of New York; Rabbi Henry Sieg-
man, executive vice-president of
the §yn
agogue Council of America;
and Richard Cohen, assistant exec-
utive director of the American
Jewish Congress.
The Jewish Community Council
of Greater Washington and the Na-

Temple Beth Jacob
Re-Elects Horwitz

Thomas A. Horwitz, was re-
elected president of Temple Beth
Jacob, Pontiac, at the annual
congregational meeting recently.
Other officers
elected were Dr.
M. Kenneth
Dickstein a n d
Dr. Harold L.
Bienenfeld, vice
presidents : Mrs.
Herman Sten-
buck, secretary;
and Morton
Metzger treas-
urer.
Elected to
Horwitz
three-year terms on the board of
directors were Dr. Melvin Cherno,
Judge Arthur Kollin, and Charles
K. Zamek.
Temple Beth Jacob, oldest Re-
form congregation in Oakland
County, will celebrate 45 years
of service to Oakland County
communities with a series of
concerts, art exhibits and lec-
tures.
Horwitz, president of Michigan
Fluorescent Light Corps, has been
in many civic an _ d fraternal or-
ganizations. He is a past president
and area governor of Toastmasters
Club, Council of Human Relations,
Pontiac Bnai Brith and Pontiac
Zionist Organization. Former vice
president of the Michigan Region
ZOA, he also is former vice presi-
dent of Michigan Bnai Brith and
the Free Press Fresh Air Camp,
past master of Flower Lodge F &
AM: and Monarch of Lalla Reek
Grotto.
Many bronzes he has sculptured
are primarily of religious nature
on Old Testament themes, and
have been exhibited in art gal-
leries throughout the country.

tional Council of Jewish Women
endorsed and supported the move.
Kosher corned beef sandwiches
were distributed to more than 1,000
policemen participating in the
march. A militant Jewish youth
group, "Jews for Urban Justice,"
learned that no provision had been
made for feeding the New York
Negro policemen and firemen who
came to serve as volunteer mar-
shals. The young people canvassed
kosher delicatessens which, upon
learning of the situation, contrib-
uted the makings of the sand-
wiches.
The group, which feels that Jews
should do more to aid the war on
poverty and personally identify
themselves, acted independently.
They assembled early Wednesday
to make and wrap the sandwiches
for distribution in the course of
the demonstration. Jews for Urban
Justice recently generated a con-
troversy here by publicly urging
Jewish merchants, synagogues and
groups to make a greater response
to the needs of the poor.
The Jewish Labor Committee
withdrew its support from the mo-
bilization after Bayard Rustin step-
ped out as coordinator. The Ameri-
can Jewish Committee, following a
special meeting Tuesday, "reaf-
firmed its support" of the mobil-
ization "conditioned upon receipt
and approval of the revised call
for the mobilization, set of 99
points (demands made on the gov-
ernment) and program of mobiliza-
tion."
The . Synagogue Council of Amer-
ica, central coordinating agency
for the six national rabbinic and
congregational bodies of the three
branches of Judaism, "reaffirmed"
its support of the demonstration.
The American Jewish Congress
maintained its full support of the
mobilization and chartered buses
to carry members from New York
to Washington to participate.

Lebanese Kidnap 5 Boys,
but Red Cross Interferes

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Lebanese po-
licemen kidnapped five Israeli high
school boys from Israel territory
June 12, but they were returned
safely the same afternoon following
representations by the International
Red Cross.
The five youngsters, all seventh
graders at Haifa high school, were
part of a group of 12 students
spending a two-week period of na-
tional service at Kibutz Misgav
Am, near the Lebanese border.
They were working in a field
when two Lebanese policemen
seized them at rifle point and
forced them to cross the border
into Lebanon. As soon as the inci-
dent was known, Israeli authorities
approached the International Red
Cross which promptly intervened.

Detroiters Aid Yemenite Settlement

Special to Jewish News
GIVAT YEARIM, Israel — There
are 550 residents in this Yemenite
settlement west of Jerusalem, in
what was previously known as the
Jerusalem Corridor. It started in
1950 with 350 adults and a few chil-
dren. Today there are 340 children
in the group of 550 and the settlers
—seven of whom are of army age
—are developing fruit orchards and
have begun to expand a prosperous
settlement.
This site has a special interest for
Detroiters because of the projects
made possible by a generous gift
from Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ko-
baker and Mr. Kobaker's sister,
Mrs. Joseph (Sally) Handleman.
The settlement's synagogue is
known as the Beth David Syna-
gogue and is in memory of David
Kobaker, who was a well known De-

troiter, the donor's brother, whose
will also provided for a JNF forest
in his memory in Israel.
Primary among the memorials
established by the Kobakers and
Mrs. Handleman are those in tri-
bute to their parents Jacob and
Etka and sister Jeanette.
The Jeanette Kobaker Kinder-
garten is the specific memorial to
the latter.
The Givat Yearim Moshav also
has a Samuel and Dora Kobaker
Playground.
David Gabai, secretary of the

Moshav, speaks with deep appreci-
ation of the Kobaker-Handleman
gift. "Thanks to the Kobaker fam-
ily, we have been provided with
many facilities for which we are
grateful," he said. "Now we hope to
expand the synagogue and cultural
facilities which already have be-
come too small for our needs."

The entire Kobaker project was
developed under the supervision of
the Karen Kayemet Lelsrael (Jew-
ish National Fund), and under the
direction of Hanan Yarden, a pio-
neer Israeli JNF administrator.

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kosher kitchen in Phu Bai. It was set up recently in a small one-
story building which has a corrugated tin roof and screened-in-
sides. Partaking with him of the kosher foods supplied by the
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