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November 08, 1968 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-11-08

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6—Friday, November 8, 1968


Israel Bond Dinner Nets $500,000 in. Sales;
Sonenklar Honored, Israel's Status Outlined

Netting a total of $500,000 in
Israel Bond sales, the dinner held
Oct. 31 at the Shaarey Zedek had
several distinguishing features. It
served to honor Cantor J. H.
Sonenklar for his 38 years' service
with the congregation; it gave an
audience of more than 600 an op-
portunity to hear first hand reports
on happenings in the Middle East
and it provided a platform for the
attendance to acclaim the word
that was broadcast of the halt in
the bombing in North Vietnam that
At the "Bond With Israel Dinner" at Cong. Shaarey Zedek, are was ordered by President Johnson.
Hyman Safran's announcement,
(from left) front Phillip Stollman, Cantor Jacob H. Sonenklar, Ambas-
sador Shabtai Rosene and Louis Berry; second row, Hyman Safran, shortly after the news was broad-
Rabbi Irwin Groner, Samuel C. Kovan and Robert Brody.
cast that the President had de-
cided to halt the bombing brought
cheers from
rom the

Lindsay Outraged at Fire-Bombing
of Yeshiva; Orders Top-Priority Probe

NEW YORK (JTA)—A fire-bomb
attack that severely damaged a
Brooklyn yeshiva last week was de-
nounced by Mayor John V. Lindsay
as "a deliberate act of outrage."
The mayor asked Police Commis-
sioner Howard R. Leary to give
top priority to an investigation of
the incident and to report to him
within two weeks.
Mayor Lindsay and four aides
visited the fire-blackened premises
of Yeshiva Tora and Mesivta Nov.
1, accompanied by Rabbi Chaim
U. Lipschitz, vice president of the
school, who said the institution
also had been attacked on Hal-
loween last year and that there
had been other incidents during
the year which he regarded as
The yeshiva is located in the
Parkville section of Brooklyn, an
all-white neighborhood. Four
youths, three of them 14 years
old, and the other 15, were
charged with juvenile delinquency
for alleged participation in the
the attack and were released in

the custody of their parents
pending an appearance in family
Police said more than a dozen
youths, all whites, hurled rocks,
eggs and fire bombs in a 10-minute
attack on the yeshiva last Thurs-
day, which was Halloween. Rabbi
Lipschitz said he believed as many
as 50 youngsters were involved.
The mayor and his party also
visited the All Ezer Yeshiva in an
adjacent neighborhood which was
severely damaged Oct. 13 by its
second fire this year.
After surveying the damage,
Mayor Lindsay said that if a probe
indicates arson, he would see to it
that the police take prompt action.
Rabbi Saul Wolf, who showed the
mayor through the burned out in-
terior, estimated the damage at
$180,000. He said an insurance
company was offering only $60,000
in settlement. Mayor Lindsay sug-
gested that he and some private
persons might be able to raise
funds to rebuild the school.

Trial of Students Stirs New Fears
of 'Anti-Zionist' Campaign in Poland

LONDON (JTA) — Polish Jews
are fearful of a new "anti-Zionist"
campaign—a euphemism for offi-
cially inspired anti-Semitism—as a
result of the trial slated to begin
this month of 26 university stu-
dents and lecturers who were ar-
rested in last March's student
demonstrations. Sixteen of the stu-
dents are Jews accused of a "Zion-
ist conspiracy" to overthrow the
Warsaw regime.
According to Lajos Lederer, writ-
ing in the Sunday Observer, the
proceedings will amount to a
"show trial" intending to link the
accused with anti-Communist and
so - called counter - revolutionary
forces abroad. Most of the defend-
ants are alleged to have signed
confessions already providing "ir-
refutable evidence" of connections

with student organizations in West
Germany, with Israel and with
the Joint Distribution Committee,
Lederer wrote.
(According to reports from
Prague last week, Czechoslo-
vakian authorities are being
forced by the Soviet Union to
prepare "show trials" of liber-
als and Jews to prove the exist-
ence of a "Zionist conspiracy"
and thereby justify last August's
Soviet-led invasion and occupa-
tion of Czechoslovakia.)

The trial, coming after a purge
of Jewish intellectuals and party
officials, is bound to force Poland's
remaining Jews to leave the coun-
try, Lederer said, adding that
passport applications by Polish
Jews have increased to more than
10,000 in the past two weeks.

At the same time, the gathered
were informed by the guest speak-
er, Shabtai Rosenne, Israel's depu-
ty ambassador to the United Na-
tions, that Israel had retaliated
deep in Egyptian territory for the
attack the previous Saturday on
Israeli forces at the Suez. Rosenne
substituted for Ambassador Itzhak
Rabin, who was detained in Wash-
ington on "affairs of state" just
as he had returned from an ur-
gent conference with top govern-
ment officials in Jerusalem.
The honors extended to Cantor
Sonenklar were extended by
Safran, who was the toastmaster;
Rabbi Irwin Groner, who deliv-
ered one of the principal ad-
dresses of the evening, and pre-
sented Sonenklar with a scroll
from the synagogue; Louis
Berry, who introduced Rosenne;
Cantor Simon Bermanis, who
spoke in behalf of the Cantors'
Association which was organized
40 years ago by Cantor Sonen-
klar and of which Sonenklar
served as president for 25 years;
Robert Brody, chairman of the
Detroit Israel Bond Committee,
who announced the total of
$500,000 subscribed at the event;
Shaarey Zedek, President Samuel
C. Kovan; Abraham Salzberg,
who is in charge of the daily
minyan at Sharrey Zedek, and
Phillip Stollman, who presented
Sonenklar with a plaque in be-
half of Israel Bonds.
Sonenklar's address in response

attacking all Jews and he charged cooperative efforts in support
that this stems from Arab propa- Israel and he pleaded for Detroit
Banda. He said the next few weeks Jews "to be ready for surprises,
should help to prove that there are pressures and demands for all our
chances of bringing the Middle courage and resources we can
East closer to an agreement. The muster."
Egyptian attack of the preceding Llama Shetzer led the gathering
Saturday "cast a long shadow over in the singing ofolfBethdesefeetvrnheeeartaialobunerdeasilsrehanaeeensl ; e-
thews. Rabbi Gerald Teller gave
prospects," he said
He said Israel retained hope in t he invocation.
the Jarring mission but declared wh en eSone nkl ar
s in g in g
that "until some satisfactory

solution is reached we'll stay selections, he was accompanied on
where we are. If we are forced the piano by Dan Frohman. A
to remain in an uncomfortable message from Ambassador Rabin
posture of an occupant we'll stay was read by Safran. •
in that position. After 20 years
of Arab truculence it's time we
should call the tune. It's better
that disturbances should take
place in Jenin and Hebron and
Kantara rather than in our
Rosenne's appeal to American
Jewry was for continuation of the



German Jewry Fearful
for Kin in Arab Lands

BONN (JTA) — The Central
Council of Jews in Germany has
cabled the United Nations Human
Rights Commission on the plight
of Jews in Egypt, Syria and Iraq.
Its message said, "As survivors of
Nazi persecution, we feel compell-
ed and justified to bring to your
attention the sufferings of these
people and the violation of their
essential rights."

to the encomia was filled with
scholarly evaluations of the role
of the cantor in a Jewish commu-
nit. He was deeply moved by the
honors accorded him and showed
his emotions in the selections he
sang when he led in the benshen,
prior to the portion of the dinner
during which he was honored, and
at the conclusion of his address
when the entire audience stood to
have him pronounce upon it in
Hebrew the three-fold priestly
Admonishing his audience of the
grimness of the existing situation,
Ambassador Rosenne referred to
the growth of anti-Semitism which
uses Zionism as an excuse for



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