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April 17, 1970 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-04-17

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Coordinator of Zionist Federation Envisions A Strengthened Movement

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as any liberation move- r than just being friends of Israel,
"Zionism was born not in the ism. It is not an outmoded nation- significant
in history—today--or in the American Jews realize they are
Jewish ghettos of Europe, but on alism but an unparalleled epic of ment
am- Zionists in a deeper sense. Israel is
the battlefield opposing imperial- centuries of resistance that is as past." —Yosef Tekoah, Israel
central to Jewish lives." The fed-
bassador to the UN.
It is this view of a vibrant, eration, hopefully, "will answer a
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS healthy philosophy that is guiding need for Jewish unity. To meet the
12—Friday, April 17, 1970
the founding fathers of the Ameri- challenge, we must accept that we
can Zionist Federation. They are are really Zionists underneath."
establishing what
Emphasizing that the key to the
they hope will be
entire structure is on the commu-
i/ow's tile time ...
a unified, central
nity level, Mann said that the fed-
org6nization cap-
eration's dual concern is to reach
to get your wardrobe
able of acting in
out to newer elements and to
behalf of all Zion-
strengthen existing programs in
ists in important
cSee our finest in custom clotitin
the areas of public affairs, Jewish
areas related to
education, aliya and youth/campus.
Israel and Jewish
"This poses a greater challenge to
education.
Zionist groups than ever before,"
Coordinator o f
he said. "We'll need more leader-
The Finest in Men's Wear
the federation in-
ship effort, more money.
OPEN THURS. & SAT. 'TIL 9
Mann..
terim board, Dan –
"Everything that local commu-
11 MILE & LAHSER
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iel Mann, was in Detroit this week nity councils are doing for Israel is
to meet with Zionist leadership on blessed, but the federation will
the conversion into a local federa- strengthen that work."
tion of the present loosely struc-
He added that fund-raising
tured Zionist Council.
agencies supporting Jewish edu-
Mann, son of the late Professor
cation
and youth programs and
Jacob Mann of the Hebrew Union
advancing Jewish welfare will In
College in Cincinnati, has a long
no way be threatened by the
background within the- Zionist
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efforts of the federation. Its list
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of aims and tasks, in fact, states
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executive director of both Poale
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that
the
federation
will
"further
Zion and the League for Labor
duty stainless steel case, match-
thi efforts" of the United Jewish
ing bracelet
$195
Israel (Histadrut). In 1969, Mann
Appeal, United Israel Appeal,
began working with the commit.
Jewish National Fund and Jew-
tee of Zionist leaders which
ish welfare funds and federa-
drafted the structure and pro-
tions.
The go-together look
CERTIFIED MASTER
gram of the federation.
"Every Zionist group is entering
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It was not an easy task. Some
starts with smart
this
venture
with
some
trepidation,
Zionist groups—notably the Zionist
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Organization of America and Ha- but also a very real excitement,"
most discriminating tastes.
selection. Stripe s,
dassah—feared the loss of their said Mann. "The American Zionist
Federation will not be a cure-all
HARVARD ROW MALL
autonomy.
To
offset
this
fear,
the
plaids, patterns of all
353-3145
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but
a
great
opportunity
to
strength-
interim board is stressing that
sorts, or deep-tone
merger is not the intention, that en Zionist aspirations."
the 13 American Zionist organiza-
solids . . . ready to
tions who met to form the federa-
pair up with shirts,
tion followed, in a sense, the ac-
slacks.
tions of the signers of the Con-
stitution. Instead of a federal gov-
The
ernment, there is a federation, and
instead of state governments, there
are 80 individual Zionist federa-
tions, with their own "states'
Mon., Tues., Wed. Til 6
rights." Another symbolic touch
Thurs., Fri., Sot. Evenings
will be the locale of the first na-
BankAmericord — Master Charge
tional convention next month: Phil-
Michigan Bankord
adelphia.
HARVARD ROW MALL
In seeking a more representative
11 MILE & LAHSER
'leadership in a democratic frame
353-1027
.work, the federation will draw its
membership from a broader base:
not only existing Zionist organiza-
tions, nationally and locally, but
also individuals, institutions such
on display in the mall for the first time in this
as synagogues, and fraternal
groups.
area, exclusive colored pictures of the most
For the first time in 25 years,
delegates chosen by constituent
bodies throughout the country will
sensational exploit of all time —
elect, sometime in 1971, represent-
atives to the next Zionist Congress.
Mann is optimistic that the one-
man, one-vote principle will appeal
to young people. "After all, we've
progressed far beyond giving 18-
year-olds the right to vote; we're
giving 15 - and 16-year-olds the right
to vote," he said.
It is the infusion of youth that
excites the federation organizers.
"I found a lot of young people
who want Zionism but no part of
the Zionist movement as it exist-
ed before," said Mann, He cites
as an example the newly formed
Radical Zionist Alliance, an um-
The pictures will be ow
Pseudo snake pant set
brella organization of Zionist
is an airy little caftan
display through Sun., April 26th
youth groups, that seeks to join
the federation.
top over a pair of
The assumption underlying the
MICHIGAN
creation
of the body, said Mann, is
matching pull -on
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that since the Six-Day War, "rath-

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