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November 27, 1970 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-11-27

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34—Friary, Ilineember 27, 1970


Community Relations Authority Urges
Orthodox Aid Isolated Inner-City Jews

NEW YORK (JTA)—An auth-
ority on Jewish community rela-
tions urged the organized Ortho-
dox Jewish community to em-
bark on a program of action for
the rescue of the "pathetic Jews,
often Orthodox," who have been
unable to leave America's deteri-
orating inner cities, isolated physi-
cally and communally from the
Jewish community.
The proposal was made by Dr.
Jerry Hochbaum of New York,
community consultant to the Na-
tional Jewish Community Rela-
tions Advisory Council, speaking at

Histadrut Rally
to Inaugurate

The Israel Histadrut Campaign
will be officially launched at a
rally 8 p.m. Dec. 10 at Cong. Bnai
Zvi Brosh, minister for infor-
mation for the Israel Embassy in
Washington, D.C., will be main
speaker. Louis Levine, president of
the Farband City Committee, will
be in charge of the fund-raising
All volunteers and contributors
who plan to attend are asked to
turn in as many contributions as
possible, including their own.
Also appearing on the program
will be the Israeli singer LaBianca.
There will be no admission
charge, and refreshments will be
served. Seating will be on a first-
come, first-served basis.
The leadership of the campaign
met two weeks ago at a fund-
raising dinner, at which everyone
increased his previous year's
pledge on an average of 25 per

[ Men, Clubs

Bnai Moshe Men's Club will host
its annual paid-up membership
dinner-dance 6:30 p.m., Sunday,
.honoring its im-
mediate past
president, Ben
.Kahn. Kahn, vice
president of Bnai
Moshe, will be
presented with a
plaque for his
many years of
service to the
men's club and
Members are in-

to Get Kashrut Award

Award for Service for contributions
to the enhancement of the Jewish
dietary laws will be presented
Saturday evening to Horowitz
Brothers and Margareten, one of
the nation's oldest producers of
kosher food specialties, according
to an announcement by Rabbi
Joseph Karasick, president of the
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congre-
gations of America, sponsor of the
The award is the sixth to a busi-
ness organization in the 45 - year
history of the Orthodox Union's
kosher certification service, which
designates the awardees.
Horowitz. Margareten, estab-
lished 86 years ago to produce
Passover matzo for the Jewish
community, now supplies more
than 100 products for year-round
and Passover use, all certified
kosher under the rabbinical en-
dorsement and supervision of the
Orthodox Union.
The award, an illuminated scroll,
will be presented at the Saturday
evening banquet session of the
72nd anniversary national biennial
convention of the Orthodox Union,
under way at the Sheration-Park
Hotel, Washington, D.C.

the 47th anniversary convention
of the women's branch of the Un-
ion of Orthodox Jewish Congrega-
tions of America. More than 750
delegates and guests representing
congregations in the United States
and Canada, attended the three-
day convention here.
Dr. Hochbaton said in some
areas, "there are substantial
numbers .1 Jews, mostly invisi-
ble to the more affluent com-
munity which has left them be-
hind," isolated physically be-
cause all of the institutions of
the Jewish community have
"largely abandoned these hard
core inner city areas," and also
isolated communally "without
the benefit of a wide variety of
services—not only those which
government fails to provide in-
ner city residents but also those
needs—religious, social, recrea-
tional—for which the Jewish
community has traditionally as-
sumed responsibility."
Dr. Hochbaum proposed that, in
acting for such abandoned Jews,
Orthodox Jewry should set as a
major objective their relocation
- from the inner city to better
JewNh neighborhoods." He point-
ed out that "funds are available
from the federal government for
building senior citizens housing
under private nonprofit auspices
and so are rent subsidies to assist
in obtaining better individual
In situations where relocations
would be difficult or where the
Jews do not wish to leave because
of ties to homes and neighbor-
hoods, he said Orthodox Jewish
institutions and agencies should
provide whatever services inner
city Jews require, including "shop-
ping assistance, social programs to
minimize their social isolation, re-
ligious activities, etc."
Jewish merchants in the inner
city "who wish to move should be
assisted in transferring their
businesses to different areas, and
where this is difficult or impos-
sible, they should be re-trained
vocationally or assisted in obtain-
ing paid employment." He sugges-
ted also that the merchants who
wish to remain "should be helped
to obtain better police protection
and more adequate insurance than
they are presently receiving."

Camp Staff Seen Lacking
in Jewish Background

MONTREAL (JTA)--Officials of
the Montreal YMHA, seeking to
implement the agency's stated pur-
pose of helping to assure "the crea-
tive survival of the Jewish com-
munity," have repdrted that re-
sistance to specifically Jewish ac-
tivities in the Y's camp program
was "never experienced with camp-
ers, only with staff."
Similar difficulties with staff
members in the year-round pro.
grams of the YM-YWHA and
Neighborhood House Service of
Montreal led the officials to the
conclusion that the purpose could
not be achieved without the addi-
tion to the staff of program spe-
cialists "skilled, knowledgeable
and committed to the transmis-
sion of Jewish culture and tradi-
tion through a Jewish community
center and within its framellark
of operation."
The report appeared in a recent
issue of "Jewish Community Cen-
ter Program Aids," a publication
of the National Jewish Welfare
The directors said they had
learned that such expertise in Jew-
ishness could not be expected of
staff members, particularly the
part-time workers who, they assert-
ed, "generally are too 'hung up'
with their Jewishness to be effec-
tive in helping others to come to
grips with their own identification."
They declared that "more super-
visory time and energy is spent
overcoming resistance to Jewish
programs" among staff members
"than on any other issue."


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