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April 04, 1969 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-04-04

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20—Friday, April 4,1969


Flint News

Flint IAA Campaign Passes
Midway Point With 8500,000

Pictured at the annual Flint United Jewish Appeal campaign
dinner March 27 at the University Club, are (from left) Dr. Leon
Rosky, associate chairman; guest speaker Yehudah Hellman and
entertainer, Yaffa Yarkoni; Michael Pelavin, general chairman; and
Louis Kasle, dinner chairman.

Megdell Reminds Pesch -Observers: Help Oppresse

In a Passover message to the

have to join with family and

community, Joseph Megdell, presi- friends for the seder in secret,
dent of the Flint Jewish Com- if at all. I think of the brave
people in Israel's Beit Shan
munity Council, said:
"Among the peaks of the Jew- Valley whose once-famed flow-
ish calendar year is surely the er gardens will not blossom this
advent of the 3,000-year-old Fes-
tival of Passover. This is the time
when the memory of our people
stirs us to feel first-hand the
many acts in the Passover drama
of freedom—emancipation, exodus
.. and wandering in the wilder-
April 6—Tween Bowling Program,
Town and Country Lanes,
"Even in the midst of this
3 p.m.
warmest and most intimate of
Friendship Club
family occasions, the thoughts of
Passover Program, 7:30
many will reach to others far
Beth Israel
away. It is in keeping with the
7—Hadassah Board Meeting,
Passover tradition to be concerned
12:30 p.m.
with those who cannot observe
1O—JWVA Board Meeting,
Passover according to the ancient
ritual, who cannot honor it in a
—Cong. Beth Israel Board
manner they would wish:- For all
8 p.m.
too many Jews, to be a slave in
11—Joint Service of Com-
Egypt is not a matter of past his-
tory, but a fact of today's exis-
Ghetto Memorial Service,
p.m., Cong. Beth
"I think of the tens of thou-
sands of our fellow Jews who
• • •
are still slaves unto Pharoab
in lands of persecution; who
Bnai Brith Women will hold a
"Go-Go Dinner-Dance" 9 p.m.


Passover because they have
been uprooted.
"In their place now are deep
underground shelters where the
children of the settlements sleep

every night, relatively safe from
the constant artillery barrages. I
think of the young men who will
spend their Passover this year by
the Suez Canal, not knowing when
death and destruction will rain

from the skies again.
"On behalf of the officers and
staff of the Flint Jewish Com-
munity Council, I urge you, too,
to think of these people this Pass-
over and to accept your respon-
sibility to them. In doing so, your
own holiday will become even
more meaningful."

Comings ...
... Goings

Yehudah Hellman addresses a gathering ne teen-a gers at Cong.
Beth Israel prior to his appearance at the annual campaign dinner.

Flint's annual United Jewish
Appeal campaign dinner March
27 at the University Club, brought
increased pledges from the 100
guests, raising Flint's total cam-
paign past the half-million mark.
Louis Kasle, dinner chairman,
pointed out that Israel has no
friends she can depend upon ex-
cept the Jews of the world, and
in particular, American Jews.
Until the Israeli people can win
the peace, they will be so over-
burdened maintaining their de-
fenses against another war, that
they will be unable to meet the
spiraling social needs within their
borders, he said.
Michael Pelavin, general chair-
man of the Flint UJA campaign,
called for a record outpouring of
support for the current drive so
that a record allocation can be
made to the 1969 Emergency
Fund, and so that vital programs
carried on locally can be continu-
Israel's greatest social problem
is her immigrants from backward
Afro-Asian countries, who need
special training to be brought into
the mainstream of westernized
Israeli life, he said, adding that
the nation can be only as strong
as its weakest social link. Pelavin
noted that most immigrant-assist-
ance programs were begun by the
UJA, but that the Israelis over the
years had participated with a con-
tribution of $2 for every $1 raised
abroad. Now the UJA alone must
assume this entire enormous hu-
manitarian burden, he said.

Guest speaker, Yehuda Hell-
man, executive director of the
Conference of Presidents of Ma-
jor American Jewish Organiza-
tions, reported that not since the
Six-Day War have the Israelis
been faced with such bold
threats to their survival, have
they been pushed so close to
the brink of war by neighbors
still crying for their total anni-
hilation. In the face of this con-

tinning crisis, he said, the Is-
raelis have no choice but to pay
the terribly high costs of de-
fense. They are already the
most heavily taxed people in the
The evening concluded on a
lighter note with the renditions of

Yaffa Yarkoni, Israeli vocalist.

Youth on
the Move

Gail Scho, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ira Scho, has been accepted
into the National Honor Society at
Northwestern Community High
School. Gail is a junior.
* • *
Jeffrey Cossman, a senior at the
University of Michigan, has been
awarded a continuing grant in re-
search from the U-M medical
school. Jeffrey, son of Mr. and

Mrs. Samuel Cossman, received
a grant from the National Science
Foundation last year, doing re-
search in anthropology in South
Africa, East Africa and Israel. He
accompanied his professor, Dr. C.
Loring Brace, on this three-month


Yetta (Simen) Berebitsky

Yetta (Simen) Berebitsky, 433
Chalmers, died March 20 at age

Mrs. Berebitsky was born in Rus-
sia, the daughter of Theodore and
Sarah Finkelstein, and had been a
resident of Flint for the last 32

Surviving are three sons, Jack
H. Simon of Chicago, Irving L.
Simen and Theodore S. Simen of
Los Angeles; three daughters,

Mrs. Ruth Shuster, Mrs. Dorothy
Wolfson and Mrs. Maribelle Wolf-
son, both of Chicago; one sister,
16 grandchildren and 16 great-
grandchildren. Interment Chicago.

activates In Society

Mrs. Edward Rosenfeld hosted a tea at her home on E. Court Street
to introduce Judith Lea Sonshine of Detroit, fiancee of Mrs. Rosen-
feld's son, Martin. Among the guests were Miss Sonshine's mother,
Mrs. Louis Sonshine, and her grandmother, Mrs. Joseph Sonshine,
both of Detroit; and her aunt, Mrs. Jack Blauer of' Oak Park. The
couple plans to marry Aug. 3.

"You Know I Can't Hear You
When the Water's Running," hit
Broadway comedy by Robert And-
erson, will be given two profes-
sional performances 8:30 p.m.
May 16 and 17 by the Flint Drama
Guild, of which Mrs. Benjamin E.
Kaufman is president. David Rae
Smith, New York actor who ap-
peared at the Musical Tent in
1968, will appear as leading man
in the play at Whiting Auditorium.
• • *
Drs. Harvey V. Ring, president
of the Genesee County Osteopathic
Association, and Milton J. Rosen-
baum are among the five osteo-
paths who made local history last
week as the first of their profes-
sion allowed to practice at a
medical hospital in Genesee
County. Action admitting them to
the medical staff of Genesee
Memorial Hospital was taken by
the Board of County Institutions,
chester hospitals. Approval of their
membership applications had been
recommended by the credentials
committee of the hospital's medic-
al staff, which must pass on all
physicians' applications.

Eban Book in Braille

by Foreign Minister Abba Eban,
"My People" will be issued in
Braille by the Jewish Braille In-

stitute in New York. It will be
transcribed by Mrs. William
Davidson and contains 12 volumes.
Eban has waived his rights to
share in any profits from the sale
of the Braille edition.

April 12 at the Grand Blanc Golf
Club. Featured will be two bands,
go-go girls, late supper buffet and
entertainment. For reservations,
contact Mrs. Harry Karsh, 694-
5113; or Mrs. Ted Goldberg, 732-
7693. "






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