Israel Independence Day Message
By ALFRED E. KLEIN
President, Flint Jewish Community Council
Twenty-two years ago, a momentous drama in
the history of the Jewish people was enacted.
Twenty-two years ago, a link was forged, rejoining
the links of a broken chain of nationhood that
extended back through 5.000 years of recorded
history. Twenty-two years ago the modern state of
Israel was born.
I remember so vividly the anticipation and the
elation we all felt, during those days leading up to
May 14, 1948. We prayed that the Arab nations
would accept the decision of the United Nations, as
they had pledged to do when they signed the UN
Charter. We prayed for peace and friendship, and
Israel's people girded themselves for defense.
It was well they did so. Immediately following
the declaration of nation-hood by David Ben-
Gurion in that historic session in Tel Aviv, the
dam broke. Arab armies attacked the new-born
state of Israel from every direction. Severely
underarmed, the men, women and children of
Israel fought with every weapon available to
protect their homes and preserve their nation.
Jews from every country in the world rallied to
their aid, sending food, clothing, other necessities
and money. Because of this great united effort, the
Jewish nation in Israel survived.
The War of Independence really hasn't ended.
Every day, young Israeli men and women stand at
lonely outposts along the Suez Canal, the Golan
Heights and along the Jordan River. They are
guarding Israel's independence. Every time a man,
woman or child is killed or injured by a terrorist
bullet or bomb, he is making a payment in blood
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for Israel's independence.
And we who are safe from those bullets and
bombs also must pay our share so that independ-
ence has meaning. We were partners with the
pioneers during the long years of the British man-
date. We were in the DP camps, on board the
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refugee ships, and stood on the docks of Haifa as;
the new immigrants poured into the promised land
of Israel. We were with Israel's brave citizens as Classified Ads Get Quick Results
they cleared rocks and drained swamps under the
ominous Syrian guns. We were, and still are, with
the homeless, the uprooted and displaced for whom
our efforts have made the dream of Israel a reality..
Independence is not a point on the road which
one passes and forgets. Independence is a condition
of freedom which must be preserved and main-
tained. We, the Jews living outside of Israel who
are committed to giving our needy brethren there
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the fullest measure of aid, must never forget—as
they cannot—that for each immigrant Independence
Day is the day of his arrival in Israel.
Through organized Jewish communities—their
fund-raising drives, educational programs and in
recent years, the Israel Emergency Fund—the
American Jewish community has responded to
the needs of the people of Israel, even as they
struggle to preserve their independnce and reap
the fruits of it, and these efforts have made us
better American Jews.
Let us use this day, commemorating the 22nd
anniversary of Israel's birth, to reaffirm our deter-
mination that our historic identification with
Israel's people will never falter, and that the chain
of Jewish unity re-established in 1948 will never
again he broken.
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Commemoration Day to Be Marked
The Michigan Region of Hadas-
sah will hold its ninth annual con-
ference in Flint Tuesday and Wed-
nesday, with sessions and dining
at the Country Squire.
Guest speaker will be former na-
tional President Mrs. Charlotte
Jacobson, who will discuss "U.S. '
Foreign Policy Toward Israel and
the Middle East," at the 8 p.m..
plenary session Tuesday.
Mrs. Murray Shernoff, nation-
al adviser to Hadassah, will pre-
sent "Hadassah's Challenges,
1970-71" at the awards luncheon
Forum to Probe:
Can. Judaism Survive
"Can Judaism Survive the Col-
lege Experience?" will be the topic
for discussion June 7 at Temple
Beth El, under the sponsorship of
the University of Michigan and the
Flint Jewish Community Council's
commission on Jewish education
and community relations commit-
The registration fee, including
buffet supper, may be sent to the
Flint Jewish Community Council,
912 Sill Building, Flint 48502.
Other activities will include
group discussions, fund-raising
session, banquet, reception, a pro- May 17—Temple Beth El Annua
gram breakfast session, model l
Dinner Meeting, 6:30
book review and Zionist affairs
session. Husbands are invited to
the Tuesday champagne hour ,
ebration, 8:30 p.m., Tem-
banquet and reception.
ple Beth El
May 18-20—Hadassah Regional
May 20—Council Executive Com-
The intermediate boys basket-
p.m., Alfred Klein's of-
ball team (age 12 to 15), coached
by Carl Rittman, won first place
in the North East District tourna- May 21—Beth Israel Board of Ed-
ucation, 8 p.m.
ment. They then placed third in
Youth on The Move
the state championship games in
Lansing. The team consisted of Beth Israel Nursery
Joel Kaufman, Jeff Himelhoch,
Mike Pines, John Pines, Andy Taking Names for Fall
Krause, Max Engelman, Keith
Cong. Beth Israel Nursery
Sidell, Ted Himelhoch, Mike Suber School announces registration is
and Stewart Bombel.
under way for the school year be-
All As were recorded for the
third marking period in the Flint
Public Schools, as follows: High
school — Deborah Arenson, Max-
ine Tulpan,' Sandor Shoichet, War-
ren Siegel and Karen Bernstein;
and junior high — Lynn Aaronson,
Marci Gottlieb, Jamie Steinberg,
Laurie White, Steve Portney, Eric
Sorscher, Kathy Thal, Barbara
Weston and Scott Collett • • • ••• •
Mayor Donald Cronin has pro-
claimed Monday as Israel's 22nd
Anniversary Day in Flint in a
statement saluting the Jewish
state's "continuous growth and de-
velopment . . . a living testimonial
to the faith which American poli-
cies have demonstrated toward
this young nation."
The proclamation points out that
"Israel has expressed time and
again her desire to achieve a just
and lasting peace with her Arab
neighbors so that together they can
develop the region for the benefit
of all the peoples of the Middle
Mayor Cronin paid tribute to
Israel's adherence to democratic
principles and its efforts to bring
"the political, economic and so-
cial benefits of 20th Century liv-
ing to this small corner of the
He stated that "the young state
has served as a ready refuge and
provided a new lease on life for
Jews who have suffered persecu-
tion and oppression in lands less
fortunate than ours" and called
attention to its "efforts to reach
a state of economic viability, at the
same time sharing its technical
knowledge and extending its as-
sistance to other nations."
Dr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Elford
announce the engagement of their
daughter Maura Anne to David M.
Levine, son of Mrs. Harry Paull
of Southfield and the late Samuel
J. Levine. The bride-elect will
graduate from Michigan State Uni-
-versity in July. Her fiance is a
graduate of MSU. An August•wed-
ding is planned.
ginning in October. Now in its 18th
year, under the guidance of Mrs.
Saul Katz and Mrs. Victor Meer-
son, the school meets standards
required by the state of Michigan
to be a licensed nursery school.
Children age 3 to 5 are eligible.
The group will meet three days a
week from 9 to 11:45 a.m.
Jeffrey Kaplan, son of Mr. and
For information, call Mrs. Katz, Mrs. Gilbert Kaplan, will be called
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or. Beth- Israel,- 333-6386. • • • - • 23 at Cong. Beth Israel. •
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Entertainment, singing and of the Flint Jewish Community event consists of Herman Acker,
Mrs. Eva Fisher, Israel Sendler,
dancing will be featured at the Council.
Ehud Lador, Israeli consul for Dr. Evelyn Golden, Mrs. Edward
celebration of Israel's 22nd anni-
versary of independence 8 p.m. cultural affairs for the Midwest, Powers, Alfred Klein, Mrs. Wil-
Monday at Temple Beth El, under will be guest speaker, and the Is- liam Bernard, Dr. Jack Stanzler
and Mrs. Franklin Kasle.
the sponsorship of the senior citi- rael Ensemble will perform.
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