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September 25, 1970 - Image 55

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-09-25

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Wife of Israeli President Is Honored

Mrs. Rebel Shasar (left), we of Israeli President Zalman
Shazar, and an active feminist al her We, chats with Mrs. Milton
S. Jacobson, of New York, national }milked of the Maack' Wom-
en's Organization of America, renewing the presentation to Isriel's
First Lady of the organizatioa's Silver Medallion Award. The cere-
mony in the presidential residence in Jerusalem cited Mrs. Shazar
"not only as First Lady, but as a woman who has been first in
many fields of endeavor." Mrs. Shazar has been an author, educator,
journalist, humanitarian activist and women's rights leader since
Israel's pioneering years before World War L

Federations Urged to Sponsor
Local Cultural Planning Project

Servicemen on 4 Continents Get JWB Help

NEW YORK — Jewish members
of the U.S. armed forces at duty
stations on four continents and the
high seas will observe Rosh Hash-
ana and Yom Kippur at services
conducted through arrangements
made by the National Jewish Wel-
fare Board, it was announced by
Rabbi Edward T. Sandrow, chair-
man of JWB's commission ont.Iew-
ish chaplaincy, who is spiritual
leader of Temple Beth El, Cedar-
hurst, N.Y.
The deployment by plane, ship,
truck, jeep and helicopter of tons
of High Holy Day supplies for Jew-
ish servicemen in Vietnam and at
more than 700 other overseas and
domestic military posts and re-
mote weather and radar stations
got under way months ago. Ship-
ments to Jewish chaplains from
JWB's commission on Jewish chap-
laincy included prayer books, skull
caps, prayer shawls, rams' horns,
kosher foods and inspirational lit-
All of the overseas chaplains
have also been provided with a
cassette, newly-produced by the
chaplaincy commission, which is
devoted to Rosh fleabane and
Yom Kippur messages and mu-
sical themes tape-recorded by
Rabbi Ronald B. Sobel, Rev. Dr.
Nathan A. Perilman, Cantor
Arthur Wolfson and the choir of
Temple Emanu-El, New York
City. This material is intended
for use at overseas installations

through the American Forces
Radio Network.
In a Rosh Hashana message to
American Jewry, the four Jewish
chaplains in Vietnam — Sanford
Dresin, Sheldon Lewis, Edward R.
Kraus and Frederick Wenger —
voiced Judaism's ancient plea for
peace and good will among the
nations and people of the world
and expressed thanks for religious
and morale services provided to
Jewish personnel in Vietnam by
the American Jewish community
through JWB.
Chaplain Kalman L. Levitan,
who is assigned to Wright Patter-
son Air Force Base, Dayton, 0.,
is on a special mission to conduct
Holy Day services for Jewish mili-
tary personnel in Taiwan. At a
gift to the Taiwan Jewish com-
munity, Chaplain Levitaii is bring-
ing a new Torah Scroll presented
by the JWB Central Nassau, N.Y.,
Armed Forces and Veterans Serv-
ice Committee in honor of their
chairman, Mrs. Norman Acker-
Chaplain Joshua I.. Goldberg
who, on his retirement from ac-
tive duty, was district chaplain
of the U.S. Navy's Third Naval
District and staff chaplain of
the Eastern Sea Frontier, New
York, will officiate at High Holy
Day services in Naples, Italy,
for Jewish men with the U.S.
Sixth Fleet in the Mediter-

Dr. Paul Steinberg, dean of He-
brew Union College-Jewish Insti-
tute of Religion in New York, is
to conduct services for GIs in the
The JWB Women's Organiza-
tions' Services has sent thousands
of holiday gifts for distribution to
servicemen by Jewish chaplains
in Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Jap-
an, Okinawa, Germany, Italy,
Greece, Turkey, Great ,Britian
Spain, Hawaii, the Philippines, the
Azores, Bermuda, Goose Bay (Lab-
rador), Panama, Iceland, Green-
land, Alaska and at all installa-
tions and VA hospitals in the con-
tinental United States. The
women's group has also sent
sweets for Rosh Hashana celebra-
tions and refreshments for break-
the-fast meals after Yom Kippur.
High Holy Day gifts and tradi-
tional Jewish foods were sent to the
USO clubs in Vietnam for the Jew-
ish men using those facilities dur-
ing the holiday period. Special
plans have been made by JWB
Women's Organizations' volunteers
to cheer patients in VA facilities.
Gift packages will be given to
many hospitalized Jewish veterans.
Cooperating in holiday arrange-
ments with the chaplains are local
JWB Armed Forces and Veteran
Services Committees, Jeviish Com-
munity Centers affiliated -with
JWB, synagogues and other local
Jewish organizations.

zations and the local federations."
Rabbi Silver said the National
NEW YORK—A recommendation
that Jewish federations througout Foundation for Jewish Culture
conducting a number of sur-
the United States take the leader-
ship in the organization of local veys of cultural operations in
United States—two of which
cultural planning committees, com-
have already been completed—
parable to social welfare planning
and libraries. Others
committees that they now have,
was made by Rabbi Daniel Jeremy will cover the fields of scholar-
and publications.
Silver, of Cleveland, president of
Rabbi Silver further said that
the National Foundation for Jewish
Culture, on the occasion of the 10th in its 10 year history, the founda-
Yet another reason for coming
One of Mrs. Pike's main reasons
JERUSALEM—Mrs. Diane Pike,
tion has awarded $394,000 in grants
anniversary of the foundation.
to Israel, Mrs. Pike said, was more
"There is a growing interest to pre-doctoral students and schol- of Santa Barbara, Calif., widow of for coming to Israel was to com- personal. She explained that Is-
among the organized Jewish com- ars. "But we have hardly met a Bishop James Pike, who died on plete—together with her brother— raelis supported and helped her
munities in the development of an fraction of the established needs," an excursion in the Judean Desert a book on the historical Jesus, when her husband disappeared,
exciting and meaningful Jewish he lamented. "This year, for in- last summer, has taken up studies which she and her late husband and added that she feels "a close
cultural life," Rabbi Silver said. stance, our Academic Advisory at the Hebrew University of Jeru- had worked an for some time and identity with Israel because of
which is to be published by
"Our communities recognize that Council, of which Prof. Salo Baron salem.
everybody being so kind to me, my
philanthropy and social service do of Columbia and Prof. Harry Wolf-
She joined a class in Hebrew for
husband's love for the land and
At the Hebrew University she the nation and because of his hav-
not exhaust their local responsi- son of Harvard are co-chairmen, latecomers at the university's
bilites and that they must range was able to make grants to only ulpan (intensive Hebrew language wants to learn Hebrew, as she ing died here."
themselves alongside the syna- one out of every 10 applicants. We course) for overseas students, and believes she will bring a num-
Mrs. Pike plans to study at the
ber of Americans to Israel on a
gogues, the centers of advanced have made over 200 grants to during part of the 1970-71 academic
Jewish studies and a wide variety graduate American Jewish schol- year plans to study such subjects fairly regular basis under the Hebrew University until spring, by
auspices of the Bishop Pike which time she will return to
of libraries, archives, publishing ars. This aid has paid dividends as the history of the Second Tem-
houses and other cultural projects, in two ways. Completed books and ple period and biblical history. Foundation, and she "would like Santa Barbara to conduct study
to feed the soul of today's Jew manuscripts awaiting publication Taking the same courses is her to speak the language of the programs on the origin of Chris-
with an intellectual diet which will is one aspect; the other is that brother, Scott Kennedy, 21, of San people in Israel and not feel just tionity from a historical perspec-
sustain his loyalty and command recipients of foundation aid are Jose, Calif., a history major at like a tourist."
now teaching Judaica in more than the University of California at
his respect.
"In dealing with survival," be
The foundation is currently spon- Santa Cruz.
said, "we must meet the chal-
Mrs. Pike, who holds an MA in
lenge of our youth through the soring a major national survey of
English from Columbia University
stimulation of a vigorous re- college Judaica programs.
(From the files of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Calling attention to the fact that and earlier studied at Stanford
sponse to a revolutioiary and
40 Years Ago This Week: 1930
exciting age. Meeting the shift- there are more than 80 colleges University, was last a university
Morris Waldman, American Jewish Committee secretary, said: "It
ing patterns of welfare respond- and universities offering at least student when she attended lectures
is very improbable that the German people as a whole will allow the
bUities give us a_wonderfnl op- five courses each in Judaica, Rabbi
portunity to invest in the Ufe- Silver predicted that the numbers School of Religion in Berkeley, country to be overwhelmed by the present wave of supernationalism
giving creations which feed the will continue to increase. He ex- where they met the first time in which has been made possible only by the general economic de-
mind and spirit. To be success- pressed concern, however, whether summer 1966.
ful, there must be coordination there will be enough competently
Her visit to Israel now was
The Jewish Agency asked Britain for police, tax and labor reform
and planning. Each conumnuly trained scholars to meet this ex- almost on the anniversary of in Palestine, pins Agency regulation of immigration, state lands for
ought to inventory its resources panding need and stressed the the dramatic events in early Sep- Jews, Arab-Jewish good will measures, and more aid to the economy,
and draw up a program of many years required to prepare tember last year, when Bishop health and Jewish education.
cultural stimulation. The very a first-rate scholar for this field.
and Mrs. Pike were stranded
Rabbi Silver believes that more during an automobile tour of the
The talking and singing parts of "The Jewish Mother," the first
first step is to organize local
funds must be made available for Judean Desert east . of Bethlehem. Yiddish talkie shown in Tel Aviv, were cut after AdisnIptions by_
cultural planning committees."
of Hebrew.
Rabbi Silver opened a pamphlet
Diane Pike went ahead to get
on his desk, "Survey Report on tions, for local cultural endeavors help and eventually reached the
Interior Minister Joseph Wirth said Germany timid not "permit
National Jewish Cidtural Serv-
Dead Sea after a night-long gruel- itself to "be driven along with the anti-Semitic flow," adding: "Ag-
ices," issued in 1959, and read cultural organizations that stimu- ing hike through the mountainous gressive anti-Semitism which would lead to injustice or even outrages
from it: "We are only now passing late cultural progress and are the wilderness. A rescue team went does not east. The government can guarantee the peace of the
out of what might be called, cul- basic instruments for the perpetua-
country . . . We are able to ensure it."
turally speaking, the 'frontier' tion of our scholarly tradition. He out to look for the bishop in an
Daniel Guggenheim, mining magnate, financier and philanthropist,
operation lasting several days, but
period of Jewish life in America. concludes:
died in New York at 74.
"Though young, the American
An immigrant people, abruptly
arrived in the raw bedlam of the
10 Years Ago This Week: 1960
great cities of America, had no excellent writing, fine scholarship searchers found him.
Soviet Ambassador Mikhail Bodrov wished Israel "happiness,
Mrs. Pike is in Israel for the
more time or energy for culture and some brilliant liturgical music.
and said he hoped the nation would "continue
"We need to bridge the interest second time since those days.
than the pioneers who pushed out
making its 'contribution toward world peace."
gap between the Jewish cultural
In January, she and her brother
to the natural wilderness."
President Gamal Abdel Nasser, after conferring with President
"This report, prepared by the renaissance and the larger Jewish Scott led a party of 30 Americans, Eisenhbwer in New York, said: "I am looking forward to strengthening
Council of Jewish Federations and community which is generally un- including Bishop Pike's 85-year-old the good relations between the United States and the UAR." In the
Welfare Funds was the genesis of aware of its existence. While rec- mother, Diane Pike's parents, as General Assembly he scored the Jewish National Home Mandate as an
our foundation," Rabbi Silver said. ognizing the urgency and signifi- well as other relatives, friends and "imperialist conspiracy" and demanded "the restoration of the full
"Today, 10 years later, we're still cance of philanthropic fund rais- members of the Bishop Pike Foun-
only at the beginning in our efforts ing, the foundation hopes to play dation. According to Mrs. Pike, rights of the people of Palestine."
Israeli Foreign Minister Golds Meir said in New York: "We say
to serve as a focus for a national a role in the expansion of the this is an organization initiated by
cultural effort that will develop the interests of Jewish community her late husband and her to help to Mr. Nasser that he should sit down with us and start immediate
. . . This would be a concrete contribution . . . It will be
deeply satisfying diversity of the
those who are disenchanted with
accumulated Jewish heritage. We embrace young scholars, sponsor institutional religion but are still a pleasure for us to speak with him about peace."
public prosecutor said after an 11-month investigation
concerned with the question of
seek to be, as the Council of Jew-
ish Federations and Welfare Funds serious Jewish ladellectual jour- faith in their lives and look for that there was "no evidence" that Dr. Theodor Oberlaender, who quit
the Adenauer cabinet on charges of Nazism, was guilty in a 1941
conceived us, the central cultural
some kind of direction.
address for the American Jewish sion and derekommot, ot.a philos-
The organization also helps massacre of Polish Jews.
Czech President Antonin Novotny told the Genera Assembly that
conunuatty. This, the core of our ophy for Jewish living _that will clergy who leave their church
day-to-day offset is to work with satisfy the needs of American post and take secular employment, "high offices in the state apparatus of the German Federal Republic
both the natkmal cultural organi- Jews, both young and old"
occupied by a number of former Nazis who perpetrated serious
publishes a monthly magazine and
crimes but escaped just mmislament."
TIE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS organizes trips to Israel.

Bishop Pike's Widow Studies at Hebrew U.

This Week in History

56—hider, Sapheisr 2S, 1970

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