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June 13, 1969 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-06-13

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Report
Community Council Aid to Urban Projects Outlined in Season-End
tions as "deplorable" and is

In a season-end report to the sequently reviewed by other Coun- effort three years ago, has expand-
ed into a nationwide operation in-
executive committee of the
e Jewish cil committees.
Funding, in most instances, was corporating more than 300 religi-
Community Council of Metropoli-
tan Detroit,
Lawrence
Gu- I made available through endow- ous jurisdictions. The project seeks
bow,
council Judge
president,
summariz-
em-
ed urban and inner-city projects to ment funds of the United Jewish to establish a climate of equal em-
Charities upon recommendation of Ploy ment opportunity among busi-
which the Council will give finan- the Jewish Community Foundation. nesses which supply goods and
cial and other support during the Suburban action centers, which services to religious institutions
and agencies. Nearly 100 Jewish
season ahead.
will receive Council support dur-
The Council's program in this ing the year, aim at informing 1 institutions and organizations in
area was initially developed by the the white community about the ; Detroit participate, with Council
urban affairs subcommittee, chair- nature of urban issues and en- helping to fund and coordinate the
Project.
ed by Mrs. Julian Krolik, and sub -
couraging greater citizen parti-

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cipation in activities related to
a wide range of urban problems. Community Is Asked
Experiment May Be Key
The centers were developed at
to Determining Unborn
the - initiative of the Interfaith to Back Field Workers
Action Council.
in Table Grape Strike
Baby With Tay-Sachs
As an extension of the Center for The Jewish Community Council
NEW YORK — The fatal Tay-
Sachs disease, a condition that be- Urban Studies at Wayne State. a has called upon its affiliated or-
falls babies whose parents are of program in studies in religion and ganizations to support the efforts
East European Jewish descent, is urban culture has been created of agricultural workers in their
the subject of research under way with ;Council support to bring the drive to organize for collective bar-
by a team of Washington area spe- resources of the university to bear gaining with California table grape
cialists. upon, contemporary problems of g rowers.
religion and urban society, and to
The action was taken at the last
The researchers:—Drs. Roscoe 0. provide training opportunities for
Brady, Edwin Kolodny and B. \V. religious leadership in the dyna- meeting of the Council's executive
committee and endorses the activi-
Uhlendorf of the National Institutes mics,of urban culture.
ties of the United Farm Workers
of Health, and Dr. Cecil Jacobson
A third funding o eration re re-
Organizing
Committee (UFWOC)
of George Washington University sents
L
the second annual renewal of
—are looking for a newly pregnant a four-year, S50,000 commitment under the leadership of Cesar
Chavez.
woman from a family that carries to HEOC to meet the direct finan
the rare genetic disorder. Having cial needs of inner city high school
Specifically. the Council has ask-
already delivered one Tay-Sachs graduates enrolling in Wayne ed each of its affiliates to request
baby. she will have the opportunity State. The HEOC plan will aid that their membership refrain
to participate in an experiment students, for whom no scholarship froM buying California table
during her second pregnancy.
help ; is otherwise available, in grapes, and that they write to Con-
For the woman who already completing their education for pro- gressional representatives urging
has had one Tay-Sachs baby, the fessions or careers.
an extension of the National Labor
odds are one in four that her next
Relations Act to include agricul-
Besides the scholarship grants.
baby also will be afflicted; the
tural workers.
the services of the cultural, em-
odds thus favor the next child
ployment, health and referral re-
While the activities of the
being normal. However, some
sources of Jewish community
l'FWOC under Chavez have been
couples prefer to stop having
agencies will remain available
directed toward the California
children rather than face a sec-
to scholarship students for assist-
table grape and wine industries.
ond, similar tragedy.
ance in noneducation problems.
the results of their efforts, if
Among
the
agencies
which
have
I
The researchers believe they can
successful, will have a direct-
already provided services arc
determine, during pregnancy,
impact on the very sizable farm
Shiffman Clinic of Sinai hospi-
whether an unborn baby is, in tact,
labor force employed in the state
tal, ; Jewish Vocational Service
afflicted with Tay-Sachs. If their
of Michigan, said the Council
and Community Workshop and
test showed that the woman was
statement. Testimony taken at
the Jewish Family and Children's
carrying a sick fetus, she might
recent public hearings on the
Service.
seek a therapeutic abortion (legal
working and living conditions of
in only some states), then quickly
The Projett Equality program,
the migrant labor force in Mich-
try again for an unaffected baby.
treated in getroit as an interfaith igan have described these condi-

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
8—Friday, June 13, 1969

Nothing is more terrible than
ignorance in action.—Goethe.

some cases worse that the con-
ditions imposed on urban slum

dwellers.

Chavez and the UFWOC have re-
ceived the support of a number of
rabbinical groups, including the
California Board of Rabbis, partly
because Chavez himself has emer-
ged as a practitioner in support of
peaceful and nonviolent tactics to
achieve significant social change.

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