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September 25, 1970 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-09-25

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Role of Federation in Enrichment
of Jewish Life Outlined in Annual
Report; Safran Gets Butzel Award

Presentation of the Butz el
Award to Hyman Safran and a
review of current activities and
plans for the future featured the
annual meeting of the Jewish Wel-
fare Federation Thursday evening,
at the Shaarey Zedek.
Max M. Fisher made the pre-
sentation of the Fred M. Butzel
Award for Communal Leadership
to Safran, the immediate past pres-
ident of Federation.
In his annual report as president
of Federation, Alan E. Schwartz
"Beyond its concern with the
survival needs of Jews in many
parts of the world, the Jewish
community of Detroit has given
increasing attention to programs
for the enrichment of Jewish
life. Events overseas necessi-
tated our making an emergency
mid-year allocation to help the
Resettlement Service absorb the
largest influx of displaced per-
sons and refugees that Detroit
has seen in recent years. Never-
theless, we have reached a point
where enhancing the quality of
Jewish life is a principal con-

cern for Federation and its do-
mestic agencies."
Schwartz stated that the dra-
matic development of the year was
the superb teamwork that went
into the formation and operation
of the 1970 Allied Jewish Cam-
paign-Israel Emergency F u n d.
Worker and contributor alike were
inspired and generous. They sur-
prised even the most seasoned
campaigners. By the time the cam-
paign was over Detroit Jewry had
raised over $11,600,000 of which
almost eighth million was ear-
marked for overseas and Israel.
The many varied local activities
of the Federation have been for
the benefit of all age groups, from
the dedication of the new United
Hebrew Schools Campus to the
ground-breaking for the Federa-
tion Apartments for senior citizens.
Special arrangements we r e
made to present a special filmed
message from Prime Minister
Golds Meir at the eouclulson of
the meeting. The film recorded
her inspiring address to Amer-.
ican Jewish leader in New York


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Bnai David Cites Shifman Brothers

William Avrunin, executive vice-
president of Federation, gave a re-
port on the progress during the
past year and discussed some of
the future challenges in the years

The business meeting included
the election of nine members-at-
large to the Federation board of
governors. Louis Berry, Arnold
Faudman and Stanley D. Frankel
were elected to the board. Re-
elected were Avern L. Cohn, Sam-
uel Frankel, Joseph H. Jackier„
Max J. Pincus, Mrs.' Arthur H.
Rice and Erwin S. Simon.

The Bnai David leadership reception dinner realized a total of
$140,015 in Israel Bond subscriptions. Seated (from left) are Daniel
Pinkas, Israeli journalist, guest speaker; Simon, Mendel and Joseph
Shifman, the three Bnal David Men of the Year; standing, Harry
Koltonow, testimonial dinner chairman; Cantor Hyman J. Adler;
Max Sosin, president of the congregation; Irving Belinsky; Bala&
Hayim Donin; and Jerome Sobie. The leadership reception was held
in advance of the dinner honoring the three Shifman brothers.

Irwin I. Cohn was -chaiman of
the nominating committee with
Irwin Green, Max M. Shaye, Mrs.
Max Stollman and George M. Zelt-
zer serving as committee mem-
NEW YORK (JTA) — A 31-year-
Reflecting the special rela- old Hasidic rabbi and municipal
tionship with Detroit's United
caseworker has praised the Ameri-
Foundation, whose 1970 alloca-
can Jewish Congress for its as-
tion to five Federation agencies
sistance in gaining him a transfer
totalled approximately $500,000,
to another area after he was sub-
Jacques Cousin, executive vice- jected to anti-Semitic taunts for
president of the United Fund,
three months in his assigned area.
was welcomed during the pro-
City last Sunday.
Rabbi Howard Scheiner, a mem-
ber of the city's social services
In introducing him, Schwartz department for 31/2 years, was
said, "The Torch Drive plays a transferred Sept. 8 to the Bay
simply irreplaceable role not only Ridge center of Brooklyn, his origi-
in making Detroit a better place nal choice, ,after complaining of
to live but also in making it pos- taunts by undesirables while work-
NEW YORK (JTA)—The first
The marchers then walked past
Jewish immigrants to America the site of the first synagogue, sible for five important Federa- ing at the Wyckoff center in the
came here because they had been now a parking lot, and under the tion agencies to maintain their largely black and Puerto Rican
Bedford-Stuyvesant and Williams-
sidetracked by hijackers 316 years Brooklyn Bridge to Chatham high quality service."
ago, a group of 200 New York Jews Square where there is still a part
Rabbi Irwin Groner of the host burg sections of Brooklyn.
were told here by Rabbi Avram of the first Jewish cemetery in synagogue, Cong: -Shaarey Zedek,
"I feel that words alone cannot
Goodman, president of the Ameri- this country.
convey my expressions of grati-
delivered the invocation.
can Jewish Historical Society.
The 200 New York Jews made
a walking tour of Jewish historical
sites, in lower Manhattan, starting
in Peter Minuit Plaza at the
southern tip of Manhattan.
A flag pole and a plaque mark
the site there of the landing of
23 Jews. in 1654, the first to
come to New Amsterdam. Rabbi
Goodman described the hijack-
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ing in a brief discourse to the
walkers before they started their
tour. He said that the 23 Jews,
seeking to escape Portuguese
oppression in Recite, Brazil, set
sail for what they hoped would
be a friendlier haven in Dutch-
held Curacao.
Their boat was hijacked on the
high seas but they were saved by
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the St. Charles, a French ship,
which dropped them off, destitute,
in New Amsterdam.
The newcomers were as poorly
received by the Dutch as they
had been in Brazil, Rabbi. Good-
Beet or Plain
man recounted, adding that they
were barred from maintaining
synagogues, retail stores or fur
businesses and denied welfare aid.
But, he said, under the leadership
of Asser Levy; one of their num-
ber, they eventually achieved first-
class citizenship.

Rabbi Caseworker Moved After Taunts

1st Jewish Migrants to New World
Were Hijack Victims, Historian Says

tude to you and the American Jew-
ish Congress for your intervention
on my behalf to rectify a potenti-
ally dangerous situation that would
only have a negative outcome,"
Rabbi Scheiner wrote to Herman
Brown, director of AJCongress
Metropolitan Council.
Rabbi Scheiner told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that although
be wore a business suit and a hat
when visiting clients of the Wyck-
off center, the drug addicts and
alcoholics in the area "can tell
who 'the Jew' is." He said it was
"very, very difficult for a Hasidic
person with a beard to walk into
a ghetto neighborhood." The area
covered by the Bay Ridge center,
where he is now situated, includes
500 Hasidic families on welfare,
according to the AJCongress.

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8 Arrested After Clash
at Anti-Zionist Rally

TORONTO (JTA) — Eight men
were arrested here Sunday on a
variety of charges following a
clash between 30 members of the
Communist Party of Canada, a
Maoist group, who demonstrated
at city hail against "Zionist
• criminals" and King Hussein of
One member waved a claw ham-
mer during a march by the Maoists
to the nearby United States con-
sulate. At the same time, John
Beattie, self-proclaimed Canadian
neo-Nazi leader, denounced Zion-
ism in a speech at Allen Park,
attended by an audience of 75,
including a number of newsmen.
Because of a recently-adopted
Canadian anti-bigotry law, the
new-Nast omitted his customary
attacks on "international Jewry"
and confined his denunciations to
- Zionism.

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