Plea for Increased Income Made at Budget Parley
The highlights of the discus-
and to provide better quality edu-
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sions were the appeals that were
sum of $1,887,935 to $2,137,000; cation in Jewish communities.
for Jewish educational
requests for increases in the same
grouping for national agencies address in which he joined in sum-
Charles Rosenzweig, pres-
from $283,163 to $310.500, and an
ident of the Federation of Hebrew
increase in local-capital income tions.
from $391.300 to $1,000,000. The
latter plea, made by the chairman
of the capital needs committee, Charles Angoff's
Irving Ross. was accompanied by
a warning from him that unless Continue in Nove I 'Winter Twilight'
there is a vast increase in avail-
Charles Angoff is unique among them! It's a rather petty com-
able funds for the construction of
plaint he gets off his chest.
urgently needed community build- Jewish writers. He does not spe-
in sex, although his novels
He deals extensively with Jew-
ing programs, Detroit Jewry may
ish personalities, with Yiddish
be faced with a calamity.
man's interest in woman in the
terms, some of which he mis-
It is assumed that vast in-
normal functions of society. His
pronounces, but he does, in the
creases will be needed in allo-
specialty is the Jewish theme. In
process, indicate a vast knowl-
cations for the United Jewish
all his novels we
edge and a very deep interest
Appeal and other overseas funds
have a panoram-
in Jews, Judaism, Jewry, Israel,
and aid to agencies In Israel, and
ic view of Jewish
Zionism, etc., etc.
no specific request was made
history, of cur-
At some points it would have
for that portion of Allied Jewish
been well for him to check on
Campaign allocations which
of the develop-
some of the names to be sure he
totalled $7,114,448 in 1969. Ad-
ments that af-
is right. He groups some of them
vance campaign efforts already
fect, and some-
rather crudely. For example, we
point to the vast increases antici-
read this sentence: He constantly
pated by Jospey and his associ-
world Jewry and
refers to Herzl and misspells his
name as Theodore (with the un-
Federation President Alan E. ican Jewry.
necessary final e). He writes about
Schwartz presided at the confer-
This is the case within his latest the reconstruction of the Ekiezer
ence and gave a brief outline of novel, "Winter Twilight," just is-
the aims of the session in his in- sued by Thomas Yoseloff. It is ben Yehuda story and adds:
troductory rem arks. Federation part of his long series of narra- "There were accounts about such
Assistant Director Samuel Cohen tives about David Polansky. One heroes of Zionism as Dr. Shmarya
analyzed the manual presented to often wonders whether he is him- Levin and Nahum Sokoloff and Dr.
participants for use as a basis for self David, whether David's deep Max Nordau and Pinski. But over
discussions. Cohen pointed out interests in Jewry and in Jewish them all was the story of Dr.
that allocations to UJA from De- life aren't in reality the concerns Theodore Herzl. There was some-
troit campaigns were never less of Angoff and whether the novels thing in his life that appealed
than half of the total monies dis- aren't autobiographical in large especially to the returnees among
the American Jewish intellectuals
Reports for campaign divisions
In "Winter Twilight" we have
All of which is very good; and
were submitted by the following
the continuing story of Angoff's offers some knowledge about Zion-
chairmen: Judge Lawrence Gubow,
chief character in several of his ist history. But there are repeti-
community relations; Dr. Peter G.
latest works, and it is in effect tions and nauseam which are not
Shifrin, health and welfare;
a journalistic narrative for the
necessary. There are misspellings
George M. Zeltzer, education.
years 1946-47. Therefore we are
that are objectionable. The good
The overseas and Israel needs
led into the confines of the
intentions are marred by errors,
were described by Max M. Fisher,
Zionist theme, of the United
often even in facts. So, the good
UJA president, who described the
Nations debates that led to Pal-
Charles Angoff would do better if
financial strain on Israel today. He
estine's partition, of the emer-
he checked and re-read his copy.
stated that the per capita debt in
ence of Jewish statehood.
Nevertheless, we bold him in
Israel is the largest in any country
Angoff glories in his recollec- highest esteem because he is the
in the world, and he pointed to
writer who is dedicated to
Israel's obligations which involve and his latest novel also deals his people.
the citizens in expenditures of 80 with newspapermen, with their
per cent of the nation's income for roles on newspapers and maga-
zines, the conflicts there, the
Nevertheless, he said, there is
strifes and jealousies.
normal continuation of the coun-
His novel is, in fact, more jour-
try's basic activities, in educa-
nalese than anything else. He
tion, in welcoming newcomers.
covers a lot of ground, deals with
lie urged that there should be
intermarriage, synagogues, obser-
an increasing generosity on the
part of American Jews in pro-
He even touches upon the Eng-
viding Israel with assistance in
lish-Jewish press—calling it in a
welcoming new immigrants, in
repeated error—Anglo-Jewish. He
housing them, providing for their
must have had some sad experi-
education and medical needs.
ences with some papers, because
These, he explained, are needs
he refers sadry about stories re-
that must be shared with Israe-
jected by the Jewish papers and
lis who provide for their defense
then relished by non-Jewish maga-
obligations in their entirety. He
zines, and then he proceeds to de-
said that Joint Distribution Com-
scribe how the very papers that
mittee's obligations also are
rejected the stories are chagrined
mounting and that the Jews of
because they were not offered to
this country must assure a UJA
income of $250,000,000 in 1970.
Stories of Israel Printed
On two other occasions during
t h e conference deliberations, in Czech at Prague
Fisher undertook to explain the
PARIS (JTA) — A book of short
priority for funds to Israel and the stories about Israel has been pub-
manner in which allocations are lished in the Czech language in
made. He also reiterated the plat- Prague.
form he presented when he be-
The author, Mendal Mann, who
came president of the Council of
resides here, told the Jewish Tele-
Jewish Federations and Welfare graphic Agency that arrangements
Funds—to give priority to aid to
for publication of his book "The
Israel, to maintain the quality of
House Among The Thorns" were
services given by Jewish agencies
made during the Dubcek regime
prior to the Soviet occupation.
Nevertheless, Prague has now pub-
lished 150,000 copies of a transla-
tion by Camilia Juridokova.
Mann, 53, has written 16 novels.
"The House Among The Thorns"
contains stories about pioneering
in the Negev and Israel's 1948 War
School Teachers 'of Metropolitan
Detroit, expressed concern over
what he said was the failure of the
community, "in all the years of
Jewish educational efforts here,"
to attract a single American boy
and girl into the teaching profes-
sion in the Jewish schools, and he
maintained that with changes in
current methods of conducting the
educational program this is not an
impossibility. To solve the problem
he called for the setting up of a
study commission to review all
existing conditions in Detroit's
schools and to arrive at facts to
I lead to improvements in the school
system. Benjamin M. Laikin,
Rabbi Joshua S. Sperka and other
participants jonied in urging great-
er aid for the day schools.
A plea for consideration of sup-
port of a program to solve the
problem of retarded children was
made by Mrs. Moe Mitteldorf, who
especially pointed to the urgency
of assuring residential care and
sheltered workshops for retarded
She told me to pray every day,
and whatever I asked for I would
get it. But it warn't so. I tried it.
Once I got a fishline, but no hooks.
It warn't any good to me without
hooks. I tried for the hooks three
or four times, but somehow I
couldn't make it work.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
6—Friday, December 26, 1969
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