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June 27, 1969 - Image 32

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-06-27

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Contender Insists ZOA Will Reject
Amendment Favoring Torczyner

NEW YORK (JTA)—A contender that the recommendation for an
for the presidency of the Zionist amendment was carried by 29.11,
Organization of America (ZOA) and that "It is quite obvious that
says he "feels confident" that the at least 10 members abstained
organization's 72nd national con- from voting."
vention will reject a proposed con-
Asked to comment, Torczyner
stitutional amendment that would said that the ZOA's constitution
qualify Jacques Torczyner to seek does not provide for a national
fifth and sixth consecutive terms executive committee quorum. The
as president.
committee has some 200 members,
Rabbi 1. Usher Kirshblum of he said, and there are never more
Kew Gardens Hills, N. Y., a ZOA than 60-80 at any meeting.
national vice president, decried
Rabbi Kirshblum contends that
in a statement the vote taken
by ZOA's national executive com- before the Miami Beach session,
he
had asked Torczyner to call
mittee, during the recent Pan
American Zionist conference in 1 a special national executive com-
Miami Beach, to amend the con- mittee meeting "in the East in
order to afford a maximum num-
stitution.
The Long Island rabbi, whose ber of members the opportunity
to attend. That request was denied.
candidacy is being backed by a
Apparently the president was in-
number of ZOA members, claims i terested
in having a small, rather
that "Not even a legal quorum
participated in the vote" of the than a large attendance."
Torczyner denies that asser-
executive committee. He said that '
a quorum consists of 50 members, ! lion. He says he was never ap-
1 proached by Rabbi Kirshblum.
Moreover, he says, even if the
Symbolic Burial of Ashes
meeting had been held else-
where, the committee would
Commemorates Martyrs
have
approved the constitutional
JERUSALEM (JTA)— Two urns
containing human ashes, the sym- change, because his re-election
bolie remnants of the 86,000 Jews is supported by an "overwhelm-
of Vilna and thousands of other ing majority" of the committee.

Jews from Latvia who were slain The committee's vote. alleged
by the Nazis during World War II, Rabbi Kirshblum. was designed
were laid to rest recently at the • "to suit the personal ambitions
Yad Vashem, the martyrs and of our president." Replied Torczy-
heroes memorial shrine here. The ner: "I have no ambitions. I do
urns were brought to Israel from not want to stay on as president,
Russia by the Yiddish folk singer, but I have been urged by about
Mrs. Nehemia Lifshitz, who kindled 125 committee members to do so
the eternal light at memorial serv_ because of the critical times in
ices attended by the survivors and which we live."
The constitution presently reads
relatives of the Jews of Vilna and
that a president who has served
Latvia.
for four consecutive terms shall
be eligible to succeed him-
Registration Under way not
self further without the lapse of
for 2nd Session at Center at least one full term. A term is
Registration for second session one year. The committee voted
summer programs at the Jewish in Miami Beach to recommend
Center will remain open until 10 that the August convention change
days prior to the onset of the the basic law so that while the
period, July 19. Although limited, four-term restriction still exists,
many of the programs have open- "the incumbent president shall be
ings available. For information or eligible to succeed himself for not
brochure, call the group services more than two further consecutive
division, DI 1 - 4200.
one-year terms."

In ZOA Prexy Race

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, June 27, 1969-33

U.S. Jewry's Roots in Eastern Europe
to Be Brought Out in YIVO Project

NEW YORK — American Jews
cannot fully understand themselves
without a basic knowledge of the
Jewish life and culture of Eastern
Europe, it is the contention of Mor-
rish Laub, chairman of the com-
mittee on the Jewish culture of
Eastern Europe, YIVO Institute for
Jewish Research.
Laub, director of social action of

erally into the adult Jewish educa-
tion programs already in existence.
A brochure about the develop-
ment and achievements of Yiddish
literature is being prepared; in-
formal meetings wtih key people in
the public information media are
being arranged; and a nationwide
survey is being planned to deter-
mine those activities already being
conducted nationally and locally in
the committee's field of 'interest
and to seek information and advice
as to how the committee may best
serve the American Jewish coin-
munity.

the United Synagogues, said that
in order to make this knowledge

Rabbi JOSEPH S. SHBUBOW
of Boston is being backed for the
presidency of the Zionist Organi-

zation of America by a group of
New England Zionists who have
formed a campaign committee in
his behalf. He will oppose the
current president, Jacques Tor-
czyner, for whom the path Is
being opened for another term by
a special resolution recommend-
ed to the ZOA convention to be
held in Los Angeles in August by
the 20A national executive com-
mittee; and another candidate,
Rabbi I. Usher Kirshblum of New
York.

Softball, Barbecue Set
by Young Adult Group

and understanding more readily
accessible to American Jews. YIVO
established the committee which
reffects every ideological and or-
ganizational group.
The committee will seek to foster
Laziness: Unwarranted repose of
the formal and informal study of manner in a person of low degree.
the Jewish culture of Eastern Eu-
— Ambrose Bierce.
rope, including Yiddish language
i and literature, on all educational
levels, he said.
It also will stimulate and en-
courage the publication of books
and program materials and make
Direct Color
available to editors and publish-
Candids
ers of newspapers, magazines and
books as well as to producers of
Weddings
and
films and television and radio
programs reliable information
Bar Nlitzvas
and guidance which may help in
Merrillwood Bldg. Mali
the avoidance of errors of fact
251 Merrill, cor. Woodward'
and judgment.
Birmingham
A conference of writers, scholars
647-5730
and educators will be held at the
, end of this year to make recom-

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Young men and women age 19- are being scheduled with leaders of
26 are invited to a softball game the various rabbinical groups and
and barbecue 2 p.m. Sunday at the other organizations and institutions

home of Marsha Peitz, 18973 Hub- in order to introduce Yiddish and

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