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December 20, 1968 - Image 25

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-12-20

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Barbara Richman Wed Quebec Revamping Education System
to Jonathan P. Schmidt to Do Away With Religious Criteria

By MICHAEL M. SOLOMON

(Copyright 196S, JTA Inc.)

MONTREAL — The century - old
separation of schools according to
the religion of the pupils is soon to
come to an end. A bill recently in-
troduced in the Quebec legislature
will eliminate the obsolete system
created by the province in 1867 and
replace it by a new one which will
combine Catholic, Protestant and
Jewish schools in one common ad-
ministration.
The Canadian Jewish Congress
for a long time has been on record
for the new educational system
and recently submitted a brief to
the Quebec government support-
ing the proposed bills as consistent
with the recommendations of the
royal commission of inquiry on

schools based on language cri-
teria and not on religion.

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Protestant minority.
Jewish pupils by agreement with
the Protestant school boards have
been considered as Protestants in
matters of education. However, in
spite of the fact that Jewish chil-
dren attend Protestant schools and
Jewish school taxes support, di-
rectly or indirectly, the Protestant
schools, during a whole century
Jews were denied the right either
to vote, or be elected on the vari-
ous boards of these Protestant
provincial schools.
This strange situation had been
challenged all through the years by
the Canadian Jewish Congress as
totally undemocratic and as a
classic example of taxation without
representation. During the last Lib-
eral administration, as a compro-
mise, Jews were granted the privi-
lege of appointing representatives
to the greater board of the Mon-
treal Protestant schools only.
However, the bill passed by the
provincial parliament still deprived
Jews of representation on other
levels of school administration, due
to the stiff opposition of lower
echelon-Protestant boards.
As the whole system of education
is undergoing at present a thor-
ough re-examination and the Union
Nationale government, which suc-
ceeded the Liberals, intends to
adopt the recommendations of the
royal commission on education, we
might see in the foreseeable future
the united school system In which
Catholics, Protestants and Jews
are going to speak with one voice.

It is the intention of the provin-
cial government to Introduce first
a transitory system whereby the
confessional schools will be re-
placed by French and English

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JERUSALEM (ZINS) — Israel is prises in Venezuela, such as eme-

prepared to invest $10,000,000 ning factories to preserve meat,
in Venezuela to facilitate her fruit, fish, milk and other products.
exports to that country. According The equipment for the factories,

The Jewish community in Mon-
treal has a special educational to the projected plan, Israel will machinery and parts will be =IOW
problem to solve: The Jewish day build various processing enter- factured in Israel.
schools. These schools are attended
by 4,000 children, the equivalent of
25 per cent of the school-age Jew-
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ish children population. It is the
unanimous view of the Jewish
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community that the Jewish day
schools, although technically pri-
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vate schools, are performing a
public function and as such ought
to be supported by the Quebec gov-
ernment.
SUNDAY ! MONDAY !
At present, the Jewish day
schools enjoy a semi-official status,
TUESDAY ! AND
being considered as associate
schools within the framework of
CHRISTMAS DAY ! (Wednesday)
Protestant schools. They get from
the Protestant school board of
greater Montreal $300 for every
child in kindergarten and elemen-
tary grades. Jewish children at-

MRS. JONATHAN SCHMIDT
education.
The royal commission recom-
Barbara Richman, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Richman of mended (among other matters)
Midway Rd., Southfield, became that a united school system be tending high schools receive $350
the bride of Jonathan Paul Schmidt made up by law of both English per annum in government grants.
and French schools and also that
in an evening ceremony at Cong.
the French language educational
Bnai David. The bridegroom is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Saul Schmidt institutions welcome new Cana- Probus Club Plans
dians who desire a French edu-
of Hilton Rd., Southfield.
Rabbis Aaron Brander and M. cation for themselves.
Annual Awards to
The overwhelming Catholic ma-
Robert Syme and Cantor Hyman
Adler united the couple, after which jority of Quebec has its own
on WSU Faculty
they left on a honeymoon trip to Catholic schools, and so has the

Las Vegas.
The bride wore a sheath of
French chiffon velvet, with a jacket
effect and long train. A crown of
pearls and crystals held her water-
fall veil. She carried roses on her
Bible.
Matron of honor was Mrs. Judi
Friedman, and maid of honor was
the bridegroom's sister, Toby
Schmidt. Bridesmaids were Rosie
Shiffman, Gaye Schmidt, Judy
Richman and Sharel Greenberg.
Julie Schmidt was flower girl.
Best man was Eugene Chover.
Ronald Kief, Gary Paul, Alan Kal-
ter and Richard Berk were ushers.

Friday, December 20, 1963-25

THE DETROIT JEWISH HEWS

Probus Club, a service group
composed of Jewish business and
professional men, is offering its
awards for academic achievement
at Wayne State University for the
seventh consecutive year.
Two Probus Awards will be

given, each a $500 grant without
restrictions. One will be for a
faculty member in the natural
sciences and related professions
and another for a representative
of the humanities, including social
sciences and allied fields.
Final selection will be made by
a committee of seven judges, four
from the Probus Club and three
from the Detroit community.
Criteria for the selection of win-
ners will include their academic
and professional background and

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The club, in granting the
awards, also is hoping to en-
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nizing their accomplishments
and potential in fields contribut-
ing to civic welfare.
Each college, school and/or de-
partment of the university will
have an opportunity to submit its
nominee to the office of Dr. Win-
fred A. Harbison, vice president
for academic administration, 1186
Mackenzie Hall. Deadline for nom-
inations is Jan. 17. Awards will be
made at the annual Probus Award
Dinner in March.
WSU recipients of the awards
last year were Dr. Reuben M.
Baron, associate professor of psy-
chology, and Dr. Leonard 0. Roel-
lig, associate professor of physics.

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Edward G. Robinson
Honored at Bond Event

NEW YORK (JTA) — More
than 20,000 people filled Madison
Square Garden Monday night for
the first performance of the an-
nual Hanuka Festival for Israel
Bonds. The festival celebrated the
75th birthday of Edward G. Robin-
son, the actor, who appeared on
the program.
A message of greeting from
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, read
to the gathering praised Robinson
for his participation in the bond
drive for more than 15 years.
In his message, Eshkol said:
"We in Israel are certain that with
the continued support and parti-
cipation of Jews everywhere, our
small nation shall be a beacon of
freedom and hope in a troubled
world." The festival will be repeat-
ed Jan.1.

Laughter
Nothing, no experience good or
bad, no belief, no cause, is in itself
momentous enough to monopolize
the whole of life to the exclusion of
laughter.
—Alfred North Whitehead.

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