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November 08, 1968 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-11-08

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JDC Funds Depleted; Urgent Need Outlined

GENEVA — Thousands of Jews
throughout the world went without
the help they needed in 1968 as a
result of the series of crises touch-
ed off by the Six-Day War in
Israel, Samuel L. Haber, executive
vice-chairman of the Joint Distri-
bution Committee, said here.

"Emergencies such as the migra-
tion of over 2,000 Jews from Poland
following a renewed outbreak of
anti-Semitism and the flight of
4,000 Jews from Czechoslovakia
after the Soviet invasion have
forced us to divert funds from on-
going programs," Haber stated.
"As a result, services which bring
life-saving and life-giving help to
children, the aged, the sick, the
desperately poor and handicapped,
have had to be postponed, curtail-
ed or eliminated."

The JDC leader made his state-
ment after three days of discus-
sums at the annual JDC overseas
conference which ended Nov. 1.
The meeting brought together the
directors of JDC programs in
Europe, Israel, North Africa and
Iran, American communal leaders
and representatives of cooperating
agencies to review developments
in 1968 and plan the budget for the
coming year.
Haber listed specific groups of
people hurt by the diversion or ab-
sence of funds earmarked for var-
ious JDC operations in 1968, in-
cluding:

In North Africa and Iran: two
thousands aged, sick and handi-
capped Moroccan Jews received
cash relief grants inadequate to
maintain them at even a minimum
standard of health and decency.
Needed: an additional $144,000.
Twenty-eight thousand kinder-
garten and school children fed in
school canteens in M o r o c c o,
Tunisia and Iran received a diet
deficient in quantity as well as in
the amount of protective foods.
In Romania: In addition to 4,500
now receiving cash assistance an-
other 4,500 aged, sick and indigent
Jews needing relief could not re-
ceive even a minimum grant of $10
a month. Needed: at least $500,000
more; 350 elderly Jews in two pro-
vincial towns in Romania have no
kosher canteens to give them at

Lord Rothschild is an honorary
fellow of the Weizmann Institute
and a member of its board of
governors. The Rothschild family
has made numerous gifts to ad-
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Japanese Hail a United Jerusalem

least one hot meal a day. In
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ninety- ing in English, "Congratulations
Bucharest 400 to 500 are completely
bedridden, without any home, help two Japanese Christian pilgrims on the United Jerusalem," the pil-
paraded
through East Jerusalem grims are members of a sect call-
or nursing care.
last week with a banner proclaim- ed "Lovers of the Bible."
Six thousand people received
only four food packages a year in-
stead of the six they require. Addi-
tional cost: $82,500.
In France: Five thousand Jews,
of whom half are newcomers from
North Africa, receive only 60c a
day toward food requirements.
46130–has a better idea
Needed for an adequate level of
Because
they have
relief: $500,000.
In Israel: Thousands of non-aged
chronically ill patients, including
many victims of strokes, traffic
at
accidents, muscular and other
crippling diseases suffer from the
deferral of an $85,000 remabilita-
tion program.

R D

IRV KATIE

McDonald Ford

Berry to Head Detroit Attendees
at Weizmann Institute's Dinner;
Lord Rothschild Guest Speaker

With Lord Roschild, distinguish-
ed biophysicist and research ad-
ministrator, as guest speaker, the
annual dinner of the Weizmann In-
stitute of Science will be held Nov.
19 at Americana Hotel, New York.
Robert I. Wishnick is dinner
chairman.
Louis Berry, who for many years
headed the Detroit group that has
been active in behalf of the Weiz-
mann Institute, will lead the De-
troit delegation to the dinner.
Reservations for the event can
be made by calling Berry.
The 23rd such event in the 24
year history of the internationally
recognized Weizmann Institute, the
dinner will bring together many of
America's most noted scientists
and lay leaders. Some 1,500 per-
sons are expected to attend. -
Coming to New York to parti-
cipate in the dinner is the insti-
tute's president, Meyer W. WeisgaL
Daniel Barenboim, Israeli pian-
ist and conductor, and his wife
Jacqueline Du Pre, cellist, both
world famous musicians, will pre-
sent a musical program.

Friday, November 8, 1968-7

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at the suggestion of Dr. Chaim
Weizmann, British Foreign Secre-
tary Arthur Balfour addressed the
famous letter, now known as the
Balfour Declaration, viewing "with

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Missile Warhead

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