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November 28, 1969 - Image 34

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-11-28

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Congressmen Respon d to Knesset Plea for Soviet Jewry

retary general of Histadrut, made
of the 18 families from Soviet
problem of Soviet anti-Semitism"
the request of Heinz Vetter, chair-
in the case of the Georgian fami-
Rep. Leonard Farbstein, New man of the German Trade Unions,
( lies. The families appealed of Is-
which is sending a delegation to
rael to submit their names and re-
. quest to the UN. They complained the hearings in a speech he gave the Soviet Union.
Becker asked Vetter to do all in
that their applications for emigra- to a rally near the Soviet Mission
, lion permits have been denied by to the United Nations sponsored his power on behalf of Soviet Jews
want to leave Russia. Vetter
Soviet officials.
promised to do what he could.
The Congressmen's letter asked Jewry.
Eighteen students chained to- I
Becker was received by Gustav
the U.S. delegation to the UN to
and each bearing a card Heinemann, president of the Fed-
, refer the matter for action to UN
Human Rights Commission. They with a name of one of the 18 Geor- eral Republic, and attended a re-
also asked for inclusion of the item gian families pasted a copy of ception in his honor given by the
on the commission's agenda and their petition to the mission door Israeli ambassador, Asher Ben
for the U.S. to voice publicly con- The original petition has been sub- Nathan.
cern over Soviet anti-Semitism in mitted to the UN Human Rights
the course of the General Assem- Commission by Israeli UN envoy
Yosef Tekoah, who also asked
bly's debate on human rights.
Introducing a rising young mu- Houk, was given a warm welcome
' Secretary General U Thant to use
The impassioned rhetoric that his "good offices" on behalf of the
sician as guest conductor of the at the concert, and Leonard Rose
Detroit Symphony Orchestra and thrilled the large audience with resounded through the Knesset was Georgians' appeal.
one of the country's outstanding his rendition of Max Bruch's "Kol capped by Premier Golda Meir,
The rally also heard speeches
cellists as guest star, the 37th an- Nidre" and Ernest Bloch's "She- who pledged that the Israel gov- by Congressmen Edward I. Koch
nual Balfour celebration of the lomo," both played with the or- ernment and people would do and Allard Lowenstein who ex-
everything in their power to enable
Zionist Organization of Detroit chestra.
pressed support for efforts to gain
Zaliouk, an attorney whose first Soviet Jews to emigrate to Israel. full freedom and rights for behalf
again drew a near-record attend-
She described the letter re-
ance in Fort Auditorium Sunday love is music and who has aban-
of Soviet Jews. Nancy Waldman, a
ceived from the 18 Jewish fami-
doned the law for the podium, has
student at the Juillard School,
Imported Crystals,
lies as "a manifest indication of
The Haifa musician, Yuval Za- directed in London, where he will
sang a Jewish resistance song re-
Oil Paintings, Boutiques
the way Jews in the Soviet Union
be in action again next week, as
cently smuggled out of Russia. It's
feel" and of "historic signifi-
well as in Israel. His father, who
title was "Otpusti Narod Moy"—
has been befriended by Valter
"Let My People Go."
Mrs. Meir said the appeal of the
Poole of the Detroit Symphony, 1
In Cleveland, a delegation pro-
who helped organize the Haifa Georgian Jews was grounded on testing Soviet anti-Semitism pre-
Symphony, is a noted violinist many international conventions
sented a petition to the Osipov
and treaties that have been signed
Paul Rosenberg, Chicago indus I who has turned to the parctice of
Balalaika orchestra prior to its
by the Soviet government. She
trialist and communal leader, has law.
appearance. In presenting the peti-
The annual concert featured an vowed that the Knesset discussion tion to h orchestra'
been named re-
impressive program which com- "would not be the end of the strug- Joseph Sutovsky, the Cleveland
cipient of the
with "Fanfare to Israel" gle." The Knesset resolved the ; Jews pointed out that Russia re-
mid-c ontin ent
by one of Israel's leading com- same thing and crushed an oppos- ' fuses to permit citizens to leave
and his Orchestra
leadership award :
posers, Paul Ben-Haim. Leonard ing resolution introduced by the their country and become "re-
of the Union of:
Bernstein's "Overture to 'Candide" pro-Moscow N e w Communist united with members of their fam-
Orthodox Jewish
Personalized to Suit Your Party
and Modest afoussorgsky's "Pic- Party.
Congregations ofk
. an intolerable condition."
After the session, airs. Meir re- ily .
lures at an Exhibition" were well
America. The
; ceived a delegation of immigrants !
presentation of;
land as "fine artists and sensi-
Brief messages of greeting and from the Georgian Republic, some I live human beings," the petition-
the a w a rd will
of explanatory comments on the of them relatives of the families
highlight the Sat-
ers' complaint said that the Rus-
role of Zionist in the present cri- who signed the appeal. The immi- ' sian government suppresses all
urday evening-
tical Middle East period were de- grants said that they continue to
banquet of t h e
phases of Jewish cultural life,
UOJCA mid-con-
livered by the ZOD president, receive letters from their kin who
schools and basic freedoms such
and national
Louis Panush, and the chairman said h
as "speaking out."
leadership con-
of the concert committee, Dr. Sid-
In Bonn, an Israeli trade union
ference in the
ney Friedlaender. Both appealed taining exit permits.
leader asked his West German
Israeli newspapers Nov. 19 pub- counterpart to intervene in behalf
tinent Conclave
for enrollments of new members
Hote I, Chicago.
in the Zionist movement and told lished what was purported to be of Soviet Jews when he visits Mos-
• • •
of plans to negate Arab anti-Israel an "open letter" from a Jewish cow shortly. Aharon Becker, sec-
DAVID R. KRATZE, attorney, ' propaganda and to enlighten the girl in Moscow to Premier Alexei
34•111•111.1 ■ 01 ■ 14
was appointed to the Southfield American communities on Israel's Kosygin demanding permission to
emigrate to Israel. They identified
Mayor's Advisory Council by May- status and Zionist objectives.
Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. SPECIALS
the writer as Tina Brodetzkaya,
or Norman Feder, and also has
published a photograph showing
accepted a position as assistant Lester Miller Becomes
a girl in her early 20s and gave
city attorney for Southfield.
Set ....
Second 20-Gallon Club
her home address. The letter said
• • •
MOSES BERLIN, director of Red Cross Blood Donor
to Israel from her earliest student
Incl. Set ......
planning for the William Beau-
An Oak Park man was honored
ing a prominent role in the UOJCA by the American Red Cross Mon- days.
Incl. Cut
The letter will be circulated by
midcontinent conclave and national day morning when he donated his
- • • • and set
leadership conference of the Union 160th pint of blood at the Red Israel to all free nations and
of Orthodox Jewish Congregations, Cross Blood Center, 153 E. Eliza- among delegations to the United
Nations. Israel also will circulate
at Ambassador Hotel, Chicago. beth.
13701 W. 11 Mile, Oak Park
to all free nations the letter from
through Sunday. Berlin will con-
Lester Miller, 57, of 21991 Ridge- the 18 Jewish families. Mrs. Meir
duct a session this morning on: dale, Oak Park, joined the ex-
L .-------,.........
"The Synagogue Program for the clusive 20-gallon club on that day
Student and College Graduate." and received a certificate of ap- brought to Israel by a "tourist"
The keynote speaker of the con- preciation for his accomplishment but gave no further details.
clave is Dr. Immanuel Jakobovits, from J. Ralph Jenkins, administra-
ort•a.pfee^effn'hol""ft, ..
Ambassador Charles Yost, the
chief rabbi of the British Com- tive director of the Southeastern U.S. representative to the UN, was
Michigan Red Cross Regional asked by a Jewish group Tuesday
• • •
Blood Center. He is only the sec- to intervene on behalf of a young
Dr. ABRAHAM F. CITRON will ond person on record to donate Jew in Moscow who was fired from
speak at Madonna College on "So- this amount of blood in this area. his job because he had requested
cial Prejudice" as part of a lecture
Miller, owner of the Al Miller permission to emigrate to Israel.
series on community and social Company in Oak Park, gave his Leaders of the American Jewish
issues, 7 p.m., Tuesday at the col- first pint of blood during the early Conference on Soviet Jewry pre-
lege's science lecture hall. Dr. days of World War II at the very sented Yost with a letter from the
Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 1-4 p.m. -
Citron is presently the associate same blood center he gave his young man's mother, a bed-ridden
Gary B. Moss, MA., B.S. — Shelly Moss, B.S.
professor of education in the de- 160th pint. What started out as invalid, appealing to the UN for
partment of educational sociology a patriotic gesture has since de- help. They asked the American
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at Wayne State University.
veloped into a civic responsibility diplomat to intercede with the

on his part. Most of Miller's blood Soviet Union to let the Jew, a
DAVID BURMAN, assistant vice donations have been credited to writer, go to Israel.
president of Metropolitan Federal Bnai Brith, while some have been
According to the Jewish group,
4230 Middlebelt Rd.
West Bloomfield Township
Savings, has been named manager credited to his Masonic Lodge, the letter was written by Elizaveta
of the main office, announced patient replacements and open Isakovna Kapshitzer, who said that
•N Roger C. Richards, president.
her son Vitold has been unable to
heart surgery blood banks.
We Make Our Own Glasses
He Is married and the father earn a living for the past two years
of two sons and a daughter. All following his expulsion from his
Center's Cagers Lose
of the family are regular Red trade union.
by a Hair to Bible College Cross blood donors.
His offense was to ask the Soviet
government for permission to go to
The Detroit Jewish Center var-
Israel — which was denied — and
sity basketball squad went down to Hanuka Party, Meeting
work has been denied him unless
defeat 80-86 at the hands of the
Detroit Bible . .College varsity team Set by Montefiore Lodge he "repents." The group said that
in a pre-season exhibition game
Montefiore Lodge will hold a he and his mother must subsist on
• Immediate Repair
Nov. 17.
combined meeting and Hanuka the woman's meager pension.
• Reasonably Priced .
The chairman of the House of
The Center cagers were cited by party 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at White-
Representatives' European sub-
coach Barry Bershad, who men- hall community club house.
committee told 1,000 persons
tioned, in -particular, Mark Cole-
Hostesses for the evening will be
demonstrating against Soviet
man, 18 points, Rick Ehrlich, 17, Mesdames Max Neuman, chair-
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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Jewry and will focus on the case
34 — Friday, November 28, 1969

The Israel Knesset has called on
the parliaments of the world to
use their influence to obtain free-
dom for Soviet Jews who want to
emigrate to Israel. The appeal was
contained in a resolution adopted
at a special session of the Knesset
devoted to the condition of Jews
in the Soviet Union. It was the first
special session held by the newly
convened seventh Knesset.
In response, 58 Congressmen
joined in a bipartisan appeal to
Secretary of State William P.

Rogers for United States support
of the Israeli request that the UN
Human Rights Commission take up
the case of 18 Jewish families in
the Soviet Georgian Republic who
have appealed for permission to
emigrate to Israel.
In a letter transmitted to Rep.
Jonathan Bingham, New York
Democrat, the Congressmen urged
that the U.S. "join and support"
Israel's effort "to focus interna-
tional attention and opinion within
the framework of the UN on the

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