NY Schools Chief Goes on Aliya;
to Run Textile, Fa shion College
By HENRY W. LEVY
Among the 8.000 Americans go-
ing on aliya this year are Dr.
and Mrs. Nathan Brown.
For the past year acting super-
intendent of. the New York City
Public School System, Dr. Brown,
59, has been named president of
the new Shenkar College of Tex-
tiles and Fashion in Ramat Gan,
a suburb of Tel Aviv.
An expert in the manufacture
and merchandising of fashion
goods he devoted most of his
teaching and administrative career
to New York's High School of
Fashion Industries, of which he
was principal for many years. He
a Iso administered the Fashion
Institute of Technology.
The new Shenker College in Is-
rael, which he will head, is a
project of the Council of Econom-
ic Development in Israel, an inter-
national group of business execu-
tives who are also engaged in in-
vestments and marketing in Israel.
It will be supported by a tax on
the Israel textile-fashion industry.
The new college, which opens
Isaac B. Singer Receives
National Book Award
NEW YORK (JTA) — Isaac
Bashevis Singer, the Yiddish
novelist, was one of the seven
winners of the 1970 National Book
Award here in the 21st annual
salute of the publishing industry
to outstanding writers.
steadily wider acceptance among
Singer, who has been winning
America] readers for his trans-
lated writings, received the $1,000
cash prize for "A Day of Pleasure"
in the children's literature competi-
The poet Robert Lowell de-.
plored the fact that Ezra Pound
had never received one of the
annual awards. Lowell received
the prize awarded to Elizabeth
Bishop for her "Complete Poems"
because she was unable to be
Kenneth Rexroth, a member of
the poetry pine', took issue with
the poet, telling the audience of
1,500 guests, that he would not be
associated "with an anti-Semitic
There are exceptions to all rules,
but it seldom answers to follow the
advice of an opponent.
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8 Developing Lands
to Gain as 18 MDs
Emerge From Israel
this fall, will be involved in four
major teaching areas: textile de-
sign and art, apparel design, pro-
duction management and market-
ing and merchandising.
The goal is the improvement of
Israel's textile industry to assure
the maximum expansion of exports
that are aital to the Israel econ-
Three Americans, previously as-
sociated with Dr. Brown, will ac-
company him to Israel as mem-
bers. of the faculty. Erna Kopp,
Fashion Institute of Technology
professor-emeritus of apparel de-
sign; Warren Teixeira, of the
Rhode Island School of Design;
and Thomas Edman, professor of
textiles at the Philadelphia College
of Textiles. Profs. Kopp and Teix-
eira will spend the full year at
Shenker College, and Professor
Edman will be in Israel for eight
weeks next summer. Other Amer-
icans are being recruited.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
You ought to
JERUSALEM — Eight develop.
ing countries on four continents
will receive better medical care
because 18 graduates of the six-
year medical course at the Hebrew
University - Hadassah Medical
School in Jerusalem will return to
their native lands to heal the sick.
This, the third group of medical
students, constitutes the next to
last class of foreign students in
the medical school training pro-
gram which is run jointly with the
World Health Organization and
the Israel Foreign Ministry's in-
ternational cooperative division.
Since the program was insti-
tuted, 16 medical schools have
been opened in the home coun-
tries of the students involved,
reducing the need for training
abroad, according to Dr. Zvi
Oster, assistant dean of the med-
,Friday, March 27, 1970-13
for personal loans
with a personal touch
The most recent graduates are
from Cameroon — 1; Ghana — 4;
Liberia — 1: Mauritius — 4; Ni-
geria — 1; Uganda — 1; Nepal —
Holt, Rinehart Prints
1 and Cyprus-4. The lone female
student, Mrs. Oluvemisi Adelaja
NEW YORK (JTA) — A radical- Fasawe, f r o m Nigeria, married
ized version of the traditional Pass- one of the interns at Hadassah
over Hagada that draws parallels Hospital. a fellow Nigerian, whom
betwen the Biblical liberation of she met in Israel.
the Jews from Egyptian slavery
and the present day struggle for NY Federation Rebuffs
peace, freedom and civil rights,
will be published March 23 by Holt, Jewish Defense League
Rinehart and Winston.
NEW YORK (JTA) — Members
The volume, titled "The Free- of the Jewish Defense League
dom Seder: A New Hagadah for
staged a sit-in in the office of the
Passover," was written by Arthur
president of the Federation of
I. Waskow, a member of the board Je .wish Philanthropies of New
of the National Jewish Organizing York Monday morning to support
Project and a member of Jews for
demands that the federation al-
Urban Justice, a Washington-based
locate more funds for Jewish edu-
group committed to ending racism.
cation. provide funds to finance
In addition to telling the story
the league's "safety patrols," as-
the Jewish exodus from Egypt, the
sist institutions threatened- by
new Hagdah contains excerpts
from the writings and speeches of violence and arrange for "popular"
Eldridge Cleaver, Martin Luther election of federation officials.
Later, the sit-in was strength-
King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln. A. J.
ened by pickets outside the build-
Muste, Ghandi, Hannah Arendt,
ing. A federation spokesman said
Henry David Thoreau, Martin Bu- the organization would' not be
ber and Thomas Jefferson. Accord-
pressured into negotiating with the
ing to Waskow, his Hagadah is
He pointed out that the
"unusual for a radical book in that league.
federation now allocates in excess
it stands within the religious tradi-
of 51.500,000 for Jewish education
tion, praises God, and works
and that there were channels pro-
through ritual and ceremony. On
the other hand, it is unusual for a vided for application to kderation
religious book in that it is openly
He said that the federation re-
and joyfully radical."
jected the demand for funds for
the league's "safety patrols" tak-
Dropsie to Host Leading ing the position that security was
the function of the civic authori-
Israeli Lawyer, Sponsor
ties. The federation had no im-
Memorial to Agnon
PHILADELPHIA — Dr. Nahum mediate plans to have the demon-
Rakower, adviser on Hebrew law strators ejected from its offices.
in the Israeli Ministry of Justice
and a member of the staff at the Brandeis Trains Students'
Hebrew University School of Law, in Jewish Agency Careers'
will come to Dropsie University
WALTHAM (JTA) — Brandeis
March 23-25 to initiate the Judge
Abraham Liebrman Professorship University has announced it is
a special program to
in Jewish and American Law and
provide graduate training to stu-
Dr. Rakower will deliver his dents interested in professional
lectures on "Aspects of Individual careers in Jewish welfare organ-
Rights in Jewish Law".
With the first class, to be admit-
A memorial tribute commem-
orating the late S. Y. Agnon, ted in September, the program
be conducted at two Brandeis
renowned Israeli Hebrew author
schools, the Florence .Heller Grad-
and Nobel Laureate in literature
who died last month, will be uate School for Advanced Studies
"n Social Welfare and the Philip
held 3 p.m. Sunday at Dropsie
W. Lown Graduate Center for Con-
University, in conjunction with
the Israeli Consulate.
The eulogy will be delivered by
Moshe Yegar, consul general of
Israel. Chairing the program will
be Dr. Abraham I. Katsh, presi- E
dent of Dropsie University, who s
was a personal friend of Agnon. m
In 1963, when Dr. Katsh was di-
rector of the Institute of Hebrew
• Ni rk*
Studies at New York University,
he presented the noted writer with
the university's literary prize at
ceremonies in Jerusalem.
A Fish Story
As a gag, the late Max Asnas,
voluble proprietor of Broadway's
f amous Stage delicatessen.
was offered a bit part in a
movie. He promptly made a deal
with the head of a prestigious
acting school. The head of the
same taught him how to act and
Asnas taught the head how to
make gefilte fish.
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