34—Friday, Jane 26, 1970
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Yeshiva Graduates Number 106;
16 of the Coeds Off to Israel
Yeshivath Beth Yehuda, together with its Beth Jacob girls divi
sion, graduated 106 students at McGregor Memorial Audtiorium Tues
Dean David Lieberman, In his address to the graduates, noted
that the 350 day schools in America are staffed almost entirely by
products of day schools. "I hope that many of you will be among those
who will help preserve Judaism in America," he said to the grad-
Hillel Abrams, president of the school, said, "We are extremely
proud of our 25 high school graduates, several of whom have achieved
Phi Beta Kappa status.
Among the recipients were Devorah Wasserman, Aviva Carmen,
Miriam Hirsch, Marsha Fein, Chana Poss and Naomi Greenbaum.
In addition, 16 of the Beth Jacob graduates are spending a
year in Israel at the Beth Jacob Teacher's Seminary and other
institutions of higher learning. The remainder are divided between
Stern College of Yeshiva University, Wayne State University or
other local colleges.
Four alumni of Yeshivath Beth Yehuda were graduated Phi Beta
Kappa from Wayne State University. They are Jackie Blumenkopf,
Thomas Hershkovics, Rochel Sauerhaft and Ziporah Kahona.
25 Catholic and Protestant Leaders
Urge Nixon to Sell Jets to Israel
NEW YORK (JTA)—Twenty-five . Catholic and Protestant leaders
have written to President Nixon, Secretary of State William P. Rogers
and United States Senators and Congressmen to urge that Washington
permit the sale of the U.S. jet aircraft sought by Israel.
The messages were coordinated by the Institute of Judaeo-Christian
Studies at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.
Thirteen of the Christian leaders signed a letter stating that they
"feel morally impelled to urge you to make unmistakably clear to the
Soviet Union that America will not sit by feebly while Russia unilater-
ally alters the regional balance of power, thereby encouraging Arab
military advancement, threatening the security of Israel and risking
great power confrontations."
They said that "A firm stand at this critical moment will be the
strongest assurance against a further slide into a more dangerous
The 13 included Msgr. John M. Osterreicher, Fr. Edward A. Flan-
nery and Sister Rose Thering of Seton Hall; Prof. A. Roy Eckardt of
Lehigh University; and representatives of the National Council of
Churches, Temple University and the Catholic Theological Union.
Msgr. Osterreicber, director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian
Studies, said in a separate telegram to Secretary Rogers that "Our
continued inactivity would have disastrous consequences for Israel
and, indeed, the entire Middle East."
He said he had been "disappointed and disturbed" at the U.S.
"failure" to vote against the Security Council resolution condemning
Israel's raid into Lebanon but not mentioning Arab terrorism. (U.S.
Ambassador Charles W. Yost abstained on that vote).
"After the murderous ambush of an Israeli school bus by Arab
terrorists," Msgr. Osterreicher continued, "I am indignant and deeply
hurt because U.S. seeming indifference encouraged murderers . . . I
implore you ... to move the President to act and act now."
Similar pleas were sent by seven members of the Georgia Council of
Churches and five ministers of the United Church of Christ in Georgia.
The Rev. William H. Harter of the Middle East Committee of the
National Council of Churches, one of the signers of the 13-signature
letter, sent a separate letter to President Nixon stating: "I see no hope
for concord unless Israel is given the weapons and material needed
to counter aggression and unless we, as the most powerful nation in
the world, plant ourselves firmly in Russia's path. It is a Christian
moral reponsibility of the highest and most pressing order to ensure
the safe existence of Israel and of the Jewish people, and to foil Soviet
chicanery which is victimizing both Jews and Arabs in the region."
$400,000 Gift Aids Technion
Computer Plan in Haifa
A major advance in the com-
puter science program at the
Technion—Israel Institute of Tech-
nology will be made possible by a
gift of $400,000 from Henry and
Joseph Taub of New Jersey to the
American Tecbnion Society.
Jacob Walter Ullmann, national
president of the society, said the
gift will enable the construction of
an enlarged computer facility at
Technion City, in Haifa, Israel. The
new facility will be named "The
Taub Computer Center." Joseph
and Henry Taub, brothers, founded
'Automatic Data Processing, of
Clifton, N.J. They helped build it
into a leading firm in the computer
software field. Henry is the firm's
board chairman, and Joseph is
Computer science has developed
rapidly at the Technion in the past
few years. A course in the subject
is required of all students. The
Technion now offers students open
access to its small computer units,
and it is in the process of acquir-
ing a new unit. The Technion has
a student enrollment of 6,350, and
a faculty of more than 1,000 mem-
bers. Its 17 academic faculties and
departments cover a broad range
of engineering and scientific fields.
AVI MARK KRIECHMAN, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Kriechman,
of Wildhern La., Southfield, was
awarded the Michigan Competitive
Scholarship to the University of
Michigan. He also received the Re-
gents-Alumni Scholarship and PTA
Area Medical Scholarship and a
Gold Key Scholastic Writing
Award. He was valedictorian of
the first graduation class of South-
field-Lathrup High School and com-
poser of its alma mater. He will
be participating in a science pro-
gram at the Weizmann Institute in
Israel this summer.
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RHODA WEISS, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Weiss, 19459
St. Francis, Livonia, has been
named to Delphi at Michigan State
University which honors t h e
twelve outstanding women at
SHARON RUTH LANDAU,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Landau of Gardner Ave., Oak Park,
was one of 500 girls in Michigan
chosen to attend the American Le-
gion Woman's Auxiliary Girls State
at Eastern Michigan University.
The girls are assigned to cities to
work in politics. Sharon is going
into the 12th grade at Oak Park
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MARK M. JACKSON, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Gerald F. Jackson, 2200
Berkley, Berkley, was selected by
the American language and edu-
cational center of Michigan State
University to participate in its
humanities study course in Dan-
don, England, this summer term.
Temple Beth Jacob Youth
Elect Jeffrey Stern Head
At a recent meeting of the Tem-
ple Beth Jacob Youth Group, Jef-
frey Stern was elected president
for the coming year. Other officers
are vice presidents Jeffrey Lip-
shaw, Don Alpiner and Heidi Coff-
man; secretary, Amy Coffman;
treasurer, Tom Cinoman and state
board member, Joe Kahn.
Train in Germany
BONN (ZINS)—Close by the Ger-
man capital, in a wooded area, a
training camp for Arab terrorists
is operating, according to a re-
port published in the May 18 issue
of the popular West German week-
ly Der Spiegel. The camp contains
22 Jordanians, 12 Egyptians, three
Iraqi and three Germans, all of
whom belong to a terrorist libera-
tion organization whose headquar-
ters are located in Amman, the
Jordanian capital. The story gives
specific details on the types of
sabotage weapons used in training
and even identifies, by name, the
commander of the camp, one Ah-
med Ahtum Rahim.
Unique Acre Citadels
Acre, with 3,500 years of record- alleys feeling the Eastern rhythms
ed history, is one of the oldest of the city. Acre's bazaar, winding
cities in the world. Sieged 17 times and noisy, is a "must" for brows-
during the course of her long and ing and (further evidence that
turbulent past, Acre (Biblibal is a city of the past) bargaining.
Thrown into the bargains
"Akko") has known many masters,
among them the Phoenecians, Per- found in the Bazaar at Acre are
sians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, El Al summer fares to Israel,
Crusaders, Turks and, during the lowest ever in the airline's history.
period of the Mandate, the British.
Once an important seaport, Acre
is situated on a peninsula that juts
out into Haifa Bay and is sur-
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rounded by crenellated sea walls.
Within the walls the Old City is
virtually a living museum filled
with signposts of the past.
One of the most famous buildings
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is the Citadel, erected during the
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Turkish reign at the end of the
18th century on 13th century foun-
dations. The building was used by
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ground resistance movement, and
anyone familiar with the novel or
the film "Exodus" will recall the
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heroic jailbreak from the Acre
central prison in 1947. There are
tablets in the execution chamber,
now a small museum, recording
the names of resistance fighters
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who were hanged. The huge struc-
ture presently serves as a tem-
porary hospital for mental patients.
The city's most exotic building
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is the 200-year-old Mosque of el-
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Jezzar. Erected by the Ottoman
governor Ahmed Jezzar Pasha,
the mosque, graceful and white,
brings to mind pages from the
Two more historic sites have
recently been restored and opened
the the public. Burg-e-Sultan is a
fortified watchtower which sepa-
rated the Venetian quarter of Old
Acre from the 13th century ship-
yard. The panoramic view from the
roof takes in the old harbor, the
sea-wall, the Crusader arsenal and
the mountains of Carmel and
Galilee. Another relic, on the
grounds below, is a cannon cap-
tured from the French during
Napoleon's brief siege of the city.
Then there is the Hammam cl-
Pasha, a 19th century bathhouse
that was operational until just 20
years ago. Now a gem of a munici-
as always fine
pal museum, the Hammam is
filled with Oriental objects from
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Acre's past, medieval ceramics,
architectural fragments and tab-
leaux showing the village life and
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costumes of the Druze and Arab
peoples of Acre.
Signs point the way to the two
sites, which are open daily from
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. An admission
ticket costing IL 1 (28 cents) per-
mits entrance to both, and the
Khan el-Umdan commercial center
Perhaps the most exciting part
of a visit to Acre is to wander
through the streets and narrow
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Beth Moses USY Ready
to Play Baseball Sunday
Beth Moses Senior USY will hold
a chapter baseball game at 12:30
p.m. Sunday at Henry Ford High
Old and new members are in-
vited. For information call Allan
Goldberg, KE 7-9413.
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Volunteers Give Crisis Help
PARAMUS, N.J. (JTA)—Thirty
Jewish volunteers have been en-
listed by the Paramus Jewish cen-
ter to work in a "help in crisis"
program. The men, women and
teenagers will call local hospitals
on their assigned day to determine
whether any local resident has
been admitted. The volunteer will
then call the home of the patient
to determine whether the family
needs any help. The staff of the
Jewish Welfare Council of Hacken-
sack will provide casework serv-
ices and orientation of volunteers.
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