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January 17, 1969 - Image 33

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-01-17

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William Haber Shows Faith in Israel
for Her Ability to Survive Crises;
Platt Re-Elected ORT Chapter Head

Addressing the annual meeting
Six-Day War was manpower, and
of the Detroit Men's ORT Chapter,
ORT helped prepare it."
Sunday, at a brunch at the Jewish
He emphasized how crucial ORT
Center, Prof. William Haber, presi- is to Israel's existence for its cul-
dent of American ORT, expressed tural needs.
an optimistic note that Israel will
Reviewing the world situation,
Dr. Haber pointed out that the ref-
ugee problem never ended, that
"every time we think of stabiliza-
tion we are confronted by new
It was reported that ORT chap-
ters are being set up in other
Michigan cities, and one is in the
process of formation in East Lans-
ing under the direction of Prof.
Dan Krueger who was among the
guests at Sunday's meeting.
Senator Javitz to Address
ORT National Conference
NEW YORK — Sen. Jacob K.
Javits will be the guest of honor at
the 46th annual American ORT
Federation national conference,
Jan. 26, it has been announced by
Dr. William Haber, the organiza-
weather the present storm and that tion's president. The conference
in the course of time, based on the will be held at the Waldorf-Astoria
firmness of Israel's position, the in New York.
Sen. Javits has been associated
crises will blow over.
Dr. Haber's faith in Israel was with the American ORT Federa-
outlined after he had reviewed the tion for 20 years, Dr. Haber stated.
many problems that confront the He is chairman of the organiza-
small state and the dangers that tion's national advisory committee
and a member of the national
lurk in many quarters.
The annual meeting was pre- board of directors.
ceded by a, business meeting at
Harry Platt, president of Detroit
which the president of the chap- Men's ORT; Samuel Simmer; and
ter, Harry H. Platt, reported on Richard Stricharz have been ap-
the year's accomplishments and pointed delegates to the conference.
announced that the goal of 1,000 Platt will report to a national orga-
members has just about been nization workshop session, of which
attained, nearly 300 new asso- he is co-chairman, on Detroit
ciates having been enrolled in Men's ORT's achievements for
1968 -under the chairmanship of ORT and plans for the local men's
Ed Levy. Platt stated that the group for 1969. Platt is a member
Detroit ORT Men's Chapter thus of the board of directors of the
becomes the largest men's ORT American ORT Federation and of
the executive committee of the
group in the world.
Newly-elected members of the board of directors.
board chosen at the meeting, for
terms of one to three years, are:
Moray Katzen, Dr. Murray Shek-
ter, Milton Lucow, Stanley T
Burkoff, Dr. Harvey Firestone,
Samuel S. Simmer, Jerome C. ILIARY will sponsor a hospital
Hirsch, Edward C. Levy Sr. and party 1 p.m. Sunday at the Ann
Richard Strichartz.
Arbor Veterans Hospital, President
Martin L. Butzel, Alfred L. Mrs. Norman Pasmanter an-
Deutsch, William H. Frank, Dr. nounces. Veteran patients will be
Harold W. Jaffe, Lawrence L visited and individual bags of fruit
Levi and Max D. Schuster were will be distributed. Strolling music-
re-elected board members. Others ians, members of the Jewish Cen-
whose terms do not expire are: ter Adult-Youth Hospitality Group,
Harry B. Aronow, Herbert A. Aron- will entertain the patients. Sheri
son, Louis Berry, Harold L. Frank, Lipson is chairman of the group
Leo I. Franklin, Earl R. Gilman, which consists of an accordianist,
Rabbi Richard C. Hertz, Judge guitarist and vocalists. Mrs. Mau-
Theodore Levin, Sidney M. Shevitz, rice Shepherd is hospital party
Abe Shiffman, Philip Slomovitz, chairman for the auxiliary, and
Judge John M. Wise and Paul members of the committee who
will accompany include Mr. and
At a board meeting that fol- Mrs. William Sniderman, Mr. and
lowed the annual meeting, Platt Mrs. Sidney Lantz and Maurice
was re-elected president. Judge Shepherd.
• • •
Lawrence Gubow, Malcolm S.
Lowenstein and Samuel Green-
berg were chosen vice presi- ILIARY's annual membership
dents; Jerome C. Hirsch, secre- drive will be in the form of a
tary; and David K. Gage, treas- smorgasbord dinner and dance
7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Work-
Judge Gubow, who introduced men's Circle Center. Dues may be
Prof. Haber, and Dr. Haber joined paid at the door. New members
in praising Platt for his untiring are welcome. For information, call
efforts in building the strong ORT Betty Katzman, LI 7-7879, or Alvin
Braunstein, BR 2-3081.
• • s
Dr. Haber described the activi-
ties of ORT, told of the expansion
of the program of instituting voca- 135 will meet 1 p.m. Thursday at
tional training courses not only in the Labor Zionist Institute.
Israel, Iran and France, but also in
Latin America and in Bombay, and
he spoke of the ORT accomplish- Joseph Schwartzberg
ments in Israel as being extremely First Jewish Doctor to
vital to the training of technicians,
engineers and mechanics who are Head Providence Staff
equipped to provide for the needs
The election of Dr. Joseph A.
that are urgent in self-protection, Schwartzberg as president of the
in the army and in civilian affairs. medical staff of Providence Hospi-
He told of the skills attain_ed by tal was announced by Sister Irene,
youngsters who hail from under- administrator.
developed countries but who are
Serving Dr. -Schwartzberg in his
given training necessary to make administration are Dr. Bruce K:
them important adjuncts in the ad- Lemon, vice president; Dr. Nor-
man W. Brey, secretary; and Dr.
vanced Israeli society.
"There are 25,000 students in Thomas James, treasurer.
Dr. Schwartzberg is the first per-
ORT schools in Israel who are
creating technology," Dr. Haber son of the Jewish faith to serve in
Weapon in the. this capacity.


Friday, January 17, 1969—n
Exaggerated, Fein Trude Weiss Rosmarin, Author
Says in Talk Here and Lecturer, to Speak Here

Although the issue of Negro anti-
Semitism is high on the agenda
of Jewish communal concerns, at
least one "urbanologist" feels the
Jewish response has been "exag-
gerated from very slender evi-
"As yet, it is the random excess
of an occasional scoundrel," Dr.
Leonard Fein told his audience at
Cong. Shaarey Zedek Tuesday
night. Dr. Fein, who discussed
"Jews and the Urban Crisis" as
part of a Shaarey Zedek series, is
director of the National Institute
of Urban Politics and Planning at
the Massachusetts Institute of
Maintaining that most Negroes
continue to believe Jews are
more humane than other whites,
Dr. Fein nevertheless acknow-
ledged an increase in anti-Jew-
ish feeling among some blacks.
What disturbs him most, he said,
was not that there is some Negro
anti - Semitism ("We've always
known anti-Semitism . . . The
number of Negro anti-Semites is
a drop in the bucket compared to
white anti-Semitism"), but that
the Jewish reaction has been "so
He suggested that Jews feel in-
sulted, after working hard for
civil rights causes; that they're
generally sensitive to manifesta-
tions of bigotry, based on experi-
ence; that they may be expressing
a "deeply felt and enduring big-
otry" of their own.
But what particularly troubles
him, said Dr. Fein, is the possi-
bility that "We're relieved to find
an issue like anti-Semitism to
rally around . . . We're not used
to surviving in freedom."
Not "outside attack" but "in-
ternal erosion" should be the
Jewish community's primary
concern, said Dr. Fein. In his
talk as well as his comments
during the question-answer per-
iod, he stressed the importance
of Jewish education.
Dr. Fein urged that the Jewish
community "separate out the ide-
ological implications of Negro co-
hesiveness from obscene anti-
Semitism" and urged that they act
"not as whites, but• as Jews. There
ought to be a special relationship
based upon common purpose: to
teach America what pluralism is
all about."
"If the Negroes lose," said Dr.
Fein, "so do we."
He later commented, in response
to a question, that "In case after
case, it is clear that the radical
Jewish students who were march-
ing with signs saying 'Study Swa-
hili' are now asking for courses
in Jewish studies ... At Berkeley,
attendance at Hillel has quadrup-
led. The fact that Negroes are as-
serting their identity, he said, is
having its effect on young Jews
as well. Maybe the college crisis
with Jewish students will be clear-
ed up by the crisis with the black
* *
Elie Wiesel, prize-winning author
on the Holocaust, will speak on
"After Auschwitz: Can We Be-
lieve?" 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at
Shaarey Zedek.

Men's Clubs 1

will hold its annual bridge and
games night 8 p.m. Feb. 1, in the
temple's social hall. A duplicate
bridge tournament will be played,
under the direction of Life Master
Lou Cohen. Prizes will be award-
ed. Tim Mitteldorf, chairman, an-
nounced that kibitzers and friends
are invited. Refreshments will be
served. There is no admission
charge for paid-up members. For
reservations, call the temple of-
fice, UN 3-7769.
s • s
TERNITY, Detroit Graduate Chap-
ter, will hold its annual election of
officers 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at
Blazo's Restaurant, Oak Park.

Dr. Trude Weiss Rosmarin will
speak on "Can Modern Jews Live
by Jewish Law?" as part of a con-
- timing series on
"Living in Times
of Tension," 9
p.m. Tuesday at
Adas Shalom Syn-
Dr. Rosmarin,
author and lec-
turer, has been
editor of The
Jewish Spectator
since 1936. She
has contributed to
numerous publi-
Dr. Rosmarin cations and is a
contributing editor of Judaism.
Among her books are: "Judaism
and Christianity," "Highlights of
Jewish History" and "New Light

A filmstrip, "More Than Love,"
prepared for senior high school
classes by the March of Dimes,
emphasizes that preparation for
parenthood begins with sound
health habits among teen-agers.

on the Bible." She served as co-
chairman of the Zionist Organiza-
tion of America education com-
mittee and taught Jewish literature
at the New School for Social Re-
She has traveled and lectured in
Europe, South Africa and IsraeL
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