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January 23, 1970 - Image 35

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-01-23

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Lubavitch Meeting Set This Weekend for All Collegians
tn.

A college and university faculty
council has been organized to co-
ordinate Lubavitch Chabad stu-
dent activities, in particular the
seminar being held this weekend
at the Lubavitcher Center in Oak
Park.
Members of the committee are
Meyer Wolf, Michigan State Uni-
versity (linguistics); Larry Geffen,
Eastern Michigan University (ed-
ucation); and Yaakov Getz, Uni-
versity of Windsor (experimental
psychology).

Coordinator of the faculty coun-
cil is Rabbi Yitzchok A. Mann of
the Detroit Lubavitch Youth Or-
ganization.
For the past year, Rabbi Mann
has arranged programs and lec-
tures for Jewish students on col-
lege campuses throughout Michi-
gan. The weekend seminar, "An
Encounter With Chabad " will of-
fer the students active participa-
tion in a Shabat of Hasidic living.
Topics to be discussed will be

of Chabad Lubvitch Hasidism—
its intellectual approach, histori-
cal setting, and its relevance
and applicability to the modern
world.
No prior background or com-
mitment is required to participate
in the weekend, which is open to

all college students, men and wom-
en, at no charge. Arrangements
will be made to house all partici-
pants with local Hasidic families.
Students from Wayne State,
geared towards various concepts
Michigan State, University of Mich-
igan, Eastern Michigan, Oakland
and Windsor universities will
participate in the sessions, to be
held 8:30 p.m. today and 2:30
p.m. Saturday. The weekend will
ish student organizations on each conclude with a melave malka in
East Lansing at 8 p.m. Saturday,
campus.
The Association Reporter, in Cong. Shaarey Zedek. Other
sessions
will be held at the Luba-
which will include articles on
campus groups and summaries vitch Center.
Guest lecturers include Rabbis
of Jewish current events, is be-
ing edited by Ronald Loeb, edi- David M. Lieberman, Yitzchak M.
tor of the Center News. Joel Ver- Kagan and Jacob N. Kranz.
For information, call Rabbi
bin of the Center staff is gather-
Mann, 398-2611.
ing information for the newslet-

,

Collegians From Michigan Campuses
Form Association of Jewish Students

Students from campuses through-
out Michigan have organized a
loosely federated Michigan Asso-
ciation of Jewish College Students
to take up mutual concerns and
meet on a social basis during hol-
iday vacations.
Reporters from the various
schools will submit articles to a
newsletter, Association Reporter,
which is to be mailed to all inter-
ested students.
Representatives to date are from
Michigan State, Wayne State and
Eastern Michigan universities,
University of Michigan and Oak-
land University.
There is no membership fee,
and any student may belong to
the association, one of whose aims
is to support and strengthen Jew-

Most Diaspora Youth
Lack Commitment to
Judaism, Parley Told

TEL AVIV (JTA) — A gloomy
picture of the lack of commitment
by most Jewish youth in the
diaspora to their Jewishness was
presented here at the world execu-
tive meeting of the World Jewish
Congress.
The assessment by educators
and religious leaders was borne
out by representatives of Jewish
youth groups abroad who described
the situation in their respective
countries.
According to Rabbi Irving
Greenberg. of New York, Jewish
youth in the diaspora is torn be-
tween the urge to remain Jew
at the risk of "being different"
from the rest of society and a
desire to assimilate with his sur-
roundings.
Mordechai Bar-On, head of the
Jewish Agency's youth depart-
ment, said the fault lay with Jew-
ish education which put the great-
est emphasis on the primary
grades while neglecting "the dan-
gerous ages of 16 and above, open
to the influences of the environ-
ments."

Speaking of the Jewish in-
volvement of youth in Latin
America, Danni Neuman, of
Uruguay said, "If I was to de-
scribe it by colors, I -would say
it is dark gray or even black."
According to Neuman, Jewish
youngsters in Latin America
seek material success and are
encouraged by their parents who
wish to see them well off and
lay aside Jewishness.
Mark Rosenstein, of the North

American Jewish Youth Council,
spoke of large numbers of Jewish
college and university youth who
join anti-Israel and anti-Jewish
groups on the campus. He said he
saw "light," however, in the Zion-
ist youth movements "whose goal
is aliya."
Dr. Nahum Goldmann, presi-
dent of the World Jewish Congress
suggested that a special center be
established through the Memorial
Fund for Jewish Culture at which
intellectuals, youth leaders and
teachers could hold dialogues on
the problem.

Singles to Swing, Sway

The M&M Jewish Singles (age
25-40) will hold a "Winter Swing
and Sway" dance 9 p.m. Feb. 1
at the Holiday Inn, Oak Park.
Fredie Sheyer and his Shy-Cats

will provide. the dance ...

ter. Deadline for the second is-
sue is Jan. 30.

Campus contacts, who can place
students on the mailing list, are
as follows: Albert Portnoy and Gary
Siegel, Wayne State University;
Sheldon Freilich at U-M; Marlene
Lasky and Henry Freilich, Oak-
land University; and Joanne Col-
lins and Marshall Mermen, East-
ern. Interested students also may
phone or write the Group Services
Division of the Jewish Center,
18100 Meyers, DI 14200.
The next event for all associa-
tion students will be a vacation
brunch 10:30 a.m. March 29 at the
Jewish Center.

Eisendrath Relates Fear
That Dr. King's Dream
Turned Into a Nightmare

NEW YORK (JTA) — A leader
of American Reform Judaism said
that he had "a nightmare that
the dream of Martin Luther King
was a vanishing vision."
Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath,
president of the Union of Ameri-
can Hebrew Congregations, spoke
at special memorial services
marking the birthday of the late
Negro civil rights leader. He said
his remarks were inspired by Dr.
King's renowned "I Have A
Dream" speech which he delivered
at the march on Washington in
1963.
The services were held at the
House of Living Judaism, UAHC
headquarters, on the occasion of
Martin Luther King Jr. Day in
New York.

"I have a nightmare of an
America whose areas of division
are not designed by nature's ma-
jestic mountains and coursing
rivers but by the inhumanity of
man that separates white from
black, affluent from the poor,
old from the young," Dr. Eisen-
drath declared.

"I have a nightmare of an Am-
erica more distressed by tranquil-
ity disturbed than by justice de-
nied; by an America that hears
not the pathetic cries of the hun-
gry, the pained, the homeless ...
I have a nightmare of an Ameri-
ca where an elected leader would
stifle the voice of public dissent
and curb the critical expression
of a press whose freedom was
guaranteed by our founding fathers
. . Of an America whose con-
science becomes paralyzed before
the sight and sound of unconscion-
able wars . . . in which industrial
greed for riches from Arabian oil
supersedes concern for the tiny
democracy of Israel, struggling
valiantly to survive.
"I have a nightmare," Dr. Ei-
sendrath said, "of a world that
has defiled the dreams of dream-
ers who sought to inspire brother
to embrace brother; to inspire the
strong to assist the weak; to im-
bue in all men a desire to link
arms with all others, no matter
the shade of their skin, the origin
of their birth, the religion of their
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Ruins of 70 CE
Dug in Old City

JERUSALEM—The ruins Of a
building destroyed by the Romans
in 70 CE were discovered last Fri-
day by archeologist Prof. Nahum
Avigad of Hebrew University, who
said this was the first evidence of
the destruction that accompanied
the razing of the Second Temple.
The ruins, uncovered in the Jew-
ish Quarter of the Old City of
Jerusalem, included two rooms,
both of which apparently had been
used as workshops—one with two
ovens, finely carved stone jars
and other objects that had been
delicately carved.

Prof. Avigad said the room
must have been used as a pharm-
acy, which handled everything
from cosmetics to more common
products. He said evidence of
intense heat was everywhere.

Friday, January 23, 1970-35

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

`Free' Jewish University at U-M Now 4;
to Graduate 1st Class This Coming June

NEW YORK (JTA)—Free Jew-
ish universities have been estab-
lished by student groups at the
University of Michigan, Iowa Uni-
versity and San Fernando College,
according to the American Zionist
Youth Foundation. The oldest of
the student-organized course pro-
grams is at the University of
Michigan, which will have its first
graduating exercise in June.
Started four years ago, the
Michigan program now has 20
classes with 400 students. The Bet
Midrash courses have been ap-
proved by the Uni--ersity Accredit-
ing Association of the Midwest and
some courses receive university
credit, according to an AZYF
spokesman.

Jewish activist groups continued
to flourish. New publications cited

are the Jewish Radical at Berke-
ley, and newspapers at Hofstra

PEC Share Exchange

.

New York—Directors of PEC
Israel Economic Corp. have recom-
mended to the company's stock-
holders to accept an offer made
by IDB Bankholding Corp. Ltd.
for the exchange of their shares
at -the rate of one redeemable
convertible preference share and
one ordinary share of the Bank-
Graduates receive an associate
holding Corp. for each share of
degree in Hebrew. The students
PEC common stock.
meet at the campus Hillel House
The formation of the Bankhold-
and in classrooms provided by
ing Corp. in Israel last June was
the university. Attendance initiated by several of the direc-
ranges from two to four hours
tors of Israel Discount Bank, the
a week by participants who take
second largest commercial bank
the courses in addition to their in Israel, and several of the direc-
regular undergraduate courses.
tors of PEC, one of the largest
The free university at Iowa Uni- American companies operating in
versity, which was started last
September, now has 100 students
The exchange offer was made
for six classes, which are held at under a prospectus dated Jan. 6,
the Hillel House. The San Fernan- and will expire Feb. 27.
do program was started last sum-
mer. Classes for the 50 under-
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The spokesman said that the class-
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Teachers for the courses are all
members of the faculties of the
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the spokesman said. Students at-
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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The second room appeared to be
a woodworking workshop but also
contained a stone mold for casting
coins. Many coins were being found
in the rooms, which led to the pre-
cise dating of the find.
The building is only 500 to 600
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Music on El Al
Moves to Hebrew

Literary Yiddish, Jewish Musicol-
ogy and Jewish Art.
The AZYF also reported that
"underground" c i m p u s news-
papers published by independent

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El Al Opens New
Route to Ethiopia
El Al opened a new page in its
history with its first flight, on Jan.
8, to Addis Ababa, capitol of Ethi-
opia.
With a scheduled flight of three
hours and 20 minutes, the state of
Israel is again connected with the
land of the Queen of Sheba.
Many travel agents have already
visited Ethiopia and have pre-
pared varied popular tours, includ-
ing Safaris.

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