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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-02-21

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32—Friday, February 21, 1969

I

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

News Brevities

The MOSCOW STATE SYM-
PHONY, which made its first tour
of the U.S. eight years ago, comes
to the Masonic Auditorium, 2:20
p.m. March 16, as part of the U.S.
State Department's cultural ex-
change program. The first tour,
which included nine sold-out per-
formances at New York's Carnegie
Hall, was climaxed with a perform-
ance in Manhattan's Madison
Square Garden.
• * *
FERRANTE and TEICHER, the
comes to the Ma-
team,
two-piano
sonic Auditorium March 8.
* • *
"THE SEASONS CHANGE," the
American Civil Liberties Union's
filmed response to Chicago Mayor
Richard Daly will be shown 8 p.m.
Wednesday, at Lessenger School,
Oak Park. Announcement of the
viewing was made by Robert Beat-
ty, Oak Park Citizens Committee
for Human Relations. The film is a
documentary of the police-demon-
strator confrontations in Chicago
at the time of the 1968 Democratic
National Convention. Refreshments
will be served and the public is
invited. Glenford S. Leonard, pub-
lic safety director, Southeastern
Michigan Council of Governments,
will discuss the role of the police
in the community, to be followed
by a panel discussion.
s s •
The newly designated DETROIT
WOMEN'S TRAFFIC CLUB re-
turned Sally Fields to its board of
directors at its recent meeting. She
_ was installing officer for the fourth
time. Lois Meyer of Delta Airlines
is president of the organization.
* s •
The NATIONAL BALLET which
comes to the Masonic Auditorium,
8:20 p.m., March 15, is unique in
the dance world in that it was
founded, not as a touring company,
but as the resident company of
the nation's capital, Washington,
D.C. Frederic Franklin, the fam-
ed dancer-choreographer who is
now artistic director of the Na-
tional Ballet, planned the company
as an organic part of the cultural

and community life of the Capital
Most of the ballet's 30-week season
is spent in Washington, perform-
ing, practicing and preparing new
works. The remaining time is de-
voted to tours throughout the coun-
try.
* s *
DETROIT WOMEN'S SYM-
PHONY ORCHESTRA will present
ROMA RIDDELL, Canadian-born
soprano, in concert 8:30 p.m.
March 4 at the Rackham Memorial
Auditorium. Mrs. Riddell, who
holds an artist's diploma from the
Royal Conservatory of Music, To-
ronto, has performed with both the
Toronto Opera Festival Co. and
the Canadian Broadcasting Cor-
poration Opera Co. Nathan Gordon
will conduct.
* * •
MORRIS AND SYLVIA HOCH-
BERG, husband-wife duo, will
make their first appearance to-
gether as conductor and soloist in
a concert of Johann Strauss and
George Gershwin's music 8:30 p.m.
Friday at the Wayne State Univer-
sity Community Arts Auditorium.
The public is invited at no charge
to the concert sponsored by WSU's
music department. Dr. Hochberg,
associate professor of music at
Wayne, will conduct the Univer-
sity Orchestra while his wife will
be the featured pianist for Gersh-
win's "Concerto in F for Piano and
Orchestra."
* * •
The Little Gallery will show new
drawings by GLEN MICHAELS 11
a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday
through March.

`Vaad Harabonim Month'

The Hebrew month of Adar has
been declared "Vaad Harabonim
Month" in conjunction with the
annual dinner or-;the Vaad, Coun-
cil of Orthodox' Rabbis, March 16
at the Statler-Hilton Hotel.
Rabbi Leizer Levin, president of
the council, made the announce-
ment and asked Orthodox leaders
to discuss the role of the Vaad
from their pulpits on the Sabbath.

`Spiritual Genocide' Designation
Given by Katsh to USSR Prejudices

Dr. Abraham I. Katsh, president
of Dropsie College of Philadelphia,
former head of the department of
Semitics at New York University,
stated in his address at Temple
Beth El Sunday night that Russian
prejudices against Jews represent-
ed "spiritual genocide."
Addressing the final lecture in the
Bargman Series, Dr. Katsh said
that Soviet leaders reject charges
of anti-Semitism because to them
anti-Semitism means pogroms, and
there are no pogroms in Russia.
But he outlined a series of griev-
ances indicating that there are no
newspapers, no theater, that syna-
gogues have been closed and that
therefore are no centers for cul-
tural and spiritual identity for Rus-
sian Jews.

The eminent scholar, who is
among the few who are permitted
to make microfilms of the Jewish
scholarly treasures in Moscow—
especially the Baron Guinzburg
Collection—said that the situation
would have been altered if Rus-
sian Jewry had the same rights
as the other 108 nationality
groups in the USSR which have
territorial status. But while Jews
are listed as a nationality and

which they could demand recog-
nition of their rights to teaching
and studying Hebrew and Yid-
dish, publishing newspapers, con-
ducting theaters, etc. But there is
no area whence to make such
demands, he said.

Dr. Katsh also emphasized that
from the synagogue there stemmed
a unity, an inspiration, which is
lacking with the abandonment of
houses of learning and prayer. He
said that when a church is closed
another is available nearby. But
when a synagogue is closed it is
turned into a clubroom or a stable
and that's the end.
He referred to an incident of a
Jew from Kharkov who spoke of
Moscow as a "Yiddishe medine"—
"a Jewish kingdom"—only because
there is a synagogue in Moscow.
Dr. Katsh, who illustrated his lec-
ture with many slides he took in
Russia, said protests against pre-
judice in Russia contribute to-
wards the inner feeling of unity
among American Jews with those
in the USSR. He suggested there
could be changes in approaching
the matter of protesting.

Miss KaufmanEngaged
to Roger Hillman of N.J.

MISS JOANNE KAUFMAN

Mrs. Jack H. Kaufman of James
St., Oak Park, announces the en-
gagement of her daughter Joanne
Leslie to Roger L. Ilillman, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hillman, of
Maplewood, N.J.
The bride-elect, daughter of the
late Mr. Kaufman, is a senior at
the University of Michigan. Mr.
Hillman was graduated from Tufts
University and is completing his
senior year at the U. of M. school
of law.
An August wedding is planned.

'69 Forecast: Emigres From West to Hit 8,500

regions to acquaint them with new

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire

to The Jewish News)
developments in Israel and the
JERUSALEM—An official of the division of functions between the
de-

Jewish Agency's immigration
partment predicted Monday that
the United States, Canada and
Great Britain would account for
some 8,500 new immigrants to
Israel in 1969, half again as many
as they sent last year.
According to Yehuda Dominitz,
the total immigration would be at
least 35,000, and perhaps higher.
He said the Latin American coun-
tries would provide about 1,500
persons, South Africa not more
than 500-600, and some 2,000 would
come from the Scandinavian and
Benelux countries. He noted that
Australia sends a steady 100-200
families to Israel every year.
The forecast was made at a
conference of Jewish Agency
emissaries in charge of various

agency's immigration department
and the new ministry of immigrant
absorption. Emissaries were advis-
ed to tell new immigrants to settle
on their own if they possessed the
necessary means. _

The basis of action is lack of im-
agination. It is the last resource of
those who know not how to dream._
—Oscar Wilde.

Paul Himelhoch Named
Executive Director of
Hillel Day School

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NEW YORK — A plea to all assistant at the United Hebrew
Americans to contribute toward the Schools of Detroit.
creation of racial and religious
harmony in the nation has been
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Israeli Draft Dodgers
Granted Govt. Amnesty

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM—An amnesty has
been granted to Israelis at home or
living abroad who have not re-
ported for military service as re-
quired by law.
A special ministerial committee
studying the matter said Tuesday
that Israelis abroad have until
Aug. 27 to report, and those at
home until April 23, 1969.
Citizens reporting by these dead-
lines will not be subject to prosecu-
tion. The amnesty was aimed at
Israelis living in foreign countries
who feared returning home because
they had not fulfilled their military
obligations. Under Israeli law,
Israeli citizenship is retained by
Israeli nationals even if they have
accepted another nationality and
passed it on to their children.

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