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May 23, 1969 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-05-23

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Hebrew University's High Educational Goals
Outlined at Dinner Here by President Harman

Israel's educational aims . as
exemplified in the Hebrew Univer-
sity, and Detroiters' part in sup-
port of the university, combined
to highlight the dinner at Cong.
Shaarey Zedek. Tuesday evening. ;
given by American Friends of He-
brew University to mark the estab-
lishment of the Abraham and
Molly Borman Residence Plaza on
Mount Scopus.
With Hebrew University Presi-
dent Avraham Harman and Sam-
uel Rothberg, chairman of the
university's board of governors, as ,
guest speakers; Joseph Jackier as
toastmaster and supplementary
addresses by President Robben W.
Fleming and Dean William Haber
of the University of Michigan, the
event served to link Detroit Jewry I
with Israel's cultural endeavors.

raising the standards of human
existence. Harman told the audi-
ence of about 200. He reported on
the large number of students who
have come to Jerusalem from
many lands.
Reminding the audience, with
great emotion, of the destruction
by the Nazis of the Jewish cultural
institutions and the publishing
houses in 30.000 communities in
Europe, from the smallest to that
of Warsaw whose Jewish popula-
tion has been reduced from the ori-
ginal 500,000 to the present 4.000.
Harman pointed to the redemption
taking place in Jerusalem now and
the resumption of educational
duties by the Hebrew University.

Harman made it known that
in addition to Prof. William
Ilaber of the University of Mich-
igan, Mrs. Emma Schaver is the
other person from Michigan who
has been elected a member of
the board of governors of the He-
brew University.
He took occasion, in addition to

the Harry S. Truman International
Center for the Advancement of
Peace which was inaugurated at
the Truman Library Auditorium of
Independence, Mo.. Jan. 29, 1966,
with Chief Justice Warren and
former Presidents Harry S. Tru-
man and Lyndon B. Johnson par-

To Confer Doctorates

"They are not militaristic."
Harman emphasized. They resent
patriotic talk. They live in the
hope and a striving for peace. But
they regard the battle for survival
as a necessity. They know it is a
task that must be performed in the
nation's defense."
He explained how students often
are called upon to serve in the re-
serves. for the people's protection,
how students and faculty serve in
the army side by side, with stu-
dents often emerging as command-
ing officers over faculty members.

"The aim of the students is to
attain human excellence," Har-
man declared, indicating the
seriousness that motivates their

The Senate of the Hebrew Uni-
versity voted to confer honorary
degrees of doctor of laws honoris
causa upon Chief Justice Earl
Warren, Nathaniel L. Goldstein
and Lady de Rothschild, it was
announced by Avraham Harman,
president of the Hebrew Univer-
sity. The ceremony is planned by
Mrs. Schaver's contributions, the the summer convocation in July.
Earlier this year Chief Justice
assistance given by Charles Fein-
berg in creating a large library Warren became chairman of the
complex, Abraham Shiffman's aid international board of overseers of
in setting up special high school
departments and the Hebrew Univ- To Employ More Arabs
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel will
ersity's share with the University
of Michigan in acquiring the li- employ more Arab workers from
brary of Philip Slomovitz. He also the Gaza Strip, Minister of Labor
commended the efforts of Albert Yosef Almogi reported to the
Elazar in formulating the program Knesset. Among them, he said,
of sending United Hebrew Schools will be 1,000 skilled building work-
students for a summer of study at ers. Additional training center be-
ing established in the Gaza Strip
the university in Jerusalem.
Harman recalled having been will teach skills to some 2,500
here a few weeks ago for a major Arab workers in the coming year,
event to assist in inaugurating the he said.
Allied Jewish Campaign, and he
brought the gratitude of the people
of Israel to Detroit Jewry for the
assistance given towards the set-
tlement of new immigrants and the
aid to provide them with housing.
education and health facilities.

Harman joined with the others
on the program in paying honor to
the Bormans for having establish-
President Fleming of the Univ-
ed a residence hall on the Mount
ersity of Michigan, in his brief
Scopus campus, thereby to a de-
described the great
gree solving the serious problem of
sense of history that is drawing
housing which has contributed to-
him to the Middle East as he,
wards limiting the number of He-
together with Mrs. Fleming and
brew University students to the
Dr. and Mrs. Haber, were to
present 13,500.
leave the next night fok a two-
Rothberg supplemented the ma-
week visit in Israel. On the need
jor address with the presentation
for a greater sense of communi-
of a report on the financial status
cation, he commended Israel's
of the university, the struggle in
sense of devotion.
the aim to elevate the cultural
Dr. Haber, who introduced Presi-
needs in Israel, the limited avail-
able dormitory rooms and the ur- dent Harman, described his experi-
gency to establish more residence ences in Israel, stating that no
halls halls like the one that is be- matter what the danger is of being
blown up, life goes on in Israel and
ing financed by the Bormans.
Pleading for help to solve this those dedicating themselves to edu-
urgent problem, Rothberg ex- cational tasks carry on their work
plained that a residence ball like without heeding any other factors.
the one to be partly financed by He paid a great tribute to Harman
the Bormans costs about $500,000 ' as one of the prime movers in
and that the government co- efforts to uphold Israel's high role
operates by providing half of that in culture and in advancing univer-
sum. He added to his plea the sity ideals.
Jackier paid high tribute to Bor-
information that similar dormi-
tories are being set up at a cost man for the gifts to the university.

of $50,000 in the areas where the
Hebrew University has extension
courses and that such a dormi-
tory can be established with a
contribution of $25,000, the Israel
government providing the other
similar sum in order to fill the
great need of housing students.

The Torch of Learning Award
was presented to the Bormans by
Harman and Rothberg. Borman
in a few chosen words, expressed
thanks for the honors he and his
wife received. "God bless Amer-
ica," he said. "America made it
possible that this should happen
to me."
Cantor J. H. Sonenklar led in the

The great tasks exemplified by
the university are part of "pushing
back the desert," of establishing singing of the national anthems.
Rabbi Irwin Groner gave the invo-
cation and the benediction.
Boston's Project Equality
President Harman, Rothberg and
BOSTON (JTA)—The 17th local Dr. Haber were guests of President
Project Equality has been organ- and Mrs. Fleming at lunch, in Ann
ized here with participation of the Arbor, Tuesday.
Jewish Community Council of
A gracious act was performed
Metropolitan Boston. Robert E. when the group, gathering after
Segal, executive director of the the lunch given by the Flemings,
community council, was named visited two venerable Ann Arbor
secretary of Massachusetts Project citizens, Tom Cooke, 81, and Osias
Equality in which nine Christian Zwerdling, 91, to express to them
religious bodies are participating. their appreciation for their life-
order out of chaos that was forced time of labors for America and
through the ages by neglect, of for Jewry.

8 Friday, May 23, 1969


stein Chair in that specialty.

Lady de Rothschild, distinguish-
ed in her own right, is the wife
of Baron James de Rothschild.

She is the recipient of many inter-

Goldstein. thrice-elected attorney national honors and is a mag-
general of the state of New York, nanimous devotee and benefactress
serves as president of the Ameri- of the Hebrew University.
can Friends of the Hebrew Univer- .9
sity and deputy chairman of the
Harry S. Truman International
Center for the Advancement of
Peace. was the recipient of the
New featuring a selection of
S. Y. Agnon Gold Medal Award of
beautiful sport jackets and
the Hebrew University and Madden
Memorial Award of New York Uni-
versity and holds honorary degrees
of doctor of laws from Syracuse
Fine Clothing — Accessories
University, Hobart and William
Smith Colleges. Yeshiva University
and NFU Law School. The Nathan-
iel L. Goldstein Manuscript Collec-
tion has been established in his
honor by Syracuse University. The ,ri rans-ir


Abraham Borman (right) with
Presidents Avraham Ilarman of
the Hebrew University and Rob-
ben W. Fleming of the Univer-
sity of Michigan.

President Harman, in his ana-
lysis of the functions, of the
university in Jerusalem, describ-
ed the earnestness of students
who in the main commence their
studies at age 21 after they have
served in the armed forces. Men honoring the Bormans, to make
serve three years and women note of the many gifts to the He-
brew University by Detroiters:
20 months.

Albert Einstein College of Medi-
cine, where Goldstein is a visiting
professor in forensic medicine has
established a Nathaniel L. Gold-

boner idols

Because they have


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