Direction of Community Charted at Assembly
Fourteen Flint Jewish leaders
led by Alfred Klein, president of
the Jewish Community Council,
participated at the 39th general
assembly of the Council of Jew-
ish Federations and Welfare
Funds (CJFWF) at the Muehle-
bach Hotel, Kansas City, Nov. 11-
The five-day assembly brought
together representatives from 225
Jewish federations and welfare
funds serving the social welfare
needs of more than 800 communi-
ties here and in Canada.
According to Klein, the prim-
ary areas of concern, taken up by
leaders and delegates in Kansas
City, included the continuing and
mounting social, educational,
health and welfare problems be-
setting Israel in the light of the
current Middle East situation and
its implication for federation
campaigns in 1971.
Jewish community and reports
and project proposals for the
strengthening of Jewish identity
and commitment were discussed.
Friday, November 20, 1970=9
Attending from Flint were Dr.
Scores of workshops and dis-
cussion groups were devoted to
federation endowment fund pro-
grams, the impact of current tax
legislation on philanthropic giving.
the priorities of Jewish education
the evolving relationships and lat-
est developments in the federa-
tion-united fund relationships, ur-
ban affairs and public welfare
with emphasis on the inner-city
population, the problems of drug
abuse with focus on vital program:
that can be offered by the Jewish
hospital, the role of the commun-
ity worker and family agency
within a community's network of
services and the uses of federa-
tion-sponsored television series in
energizing public relations plan-
ning and programing.
Federation programs to deal
Other subjects dealt with the
with such key Issues in Ameri- development of young leadership,
ca as reappraisal of essential Jewish family and child service
domestic services, joint involve- agencies, women in communal
ment of youth and faculty in the service, Jewish cultural develop-
ment and health planning.
!Michael Pelavin, chairman of
he CJFWF committee of small
'ities and vice president of the
'lint Jewish Community Council.
reported that five sessio is were
devoted exclusively to the prob-
lems peculiar to small cities.
Young Leaders Return From Israel
Back from a fact-finding young
leadership mission to Israel, Dr.
Jack Stanzler commented: "It is
difficult to imagine the courage
and determination of pioneer set-
tlers without actually seeing the
situation first hand. As the UJA
mission inspected Israel's "hot
line," we were renewed in our
determination to support the peo-
ple of Israel in their human
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Suber and Hy Bergman, executive
director of the Flint Jewish Com-
munity Council. These delegates
will report on the conference at
the next board of governors meet-
ing Dec. 22.
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the human needs of the people of
Israel," said Dr. Shapiro, who
noted that 50,000 new immigrants
are expected in Israel in 1971,"
and the Jewish Agency will need
a budget of $600,000,000 just to
maintain present humanitarian
and social services." He pointed
out that housing and education
needs, especially those of higher
education, could not be more cri-
needs. We will not let them down." tical than they are at the moment.
Dr. Stanzler, Michael Pelavin
Dr. Leon Rosky, Dr. Eli Shapiro
and Frank Kasle toured the occu-
pied territories, met with military
and political figures and visited
kibutzim, immigration centers and
"At Kibutxim Tirat Zvi and
Kfar Rupin in the Belt Shean
Valley on Israel's eastern bor- both vice president of the North
der, we observed the children's East Lakes Council, Union of
shelters used every night since American Hebrew Congregations,
the Six-Day War and the con- and a member of the national
crete roofs added to all build- board of trustees of the UAHC.
ings, new trenches and property Covitz, past president of Flint's
and field damage from frequent Temple Beth El, is first vice pre-
sident of the Flint Jewish Com-
"We met with kibutz members munity Council.
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who described periodic rocket at-
tacks and the planting of mines at
Mrs. Gordon Suber, chairman
night. They emphasized the ab- of Americanism, Jewish War Vet-
sence of panic among kibutz fami- erans Auxiliary, presented six
lies—reflected in the fact that no American flags to newly formed
one has left the kibutzim during scout troops.
the more than three-year period of
almost constant terrorist harrass-
Pelavin said Israeli Finance
Minister Pinhas Saint- discussed
with them the economic situa-
tion that the people of Israel
face as a result of the over-
whelming defense burden. "He
made it clear that American
Jewry would have to meet in
full its traditional responsibility
for the human needs of the peo-
ple of Israel in view of this
heavy burden which the Is-
raelis themselves must carry."
"We took an intensive look at
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