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April 09, 1971 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-04-09

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Mrs. Levi Eshkol Sparks UJA. Campaign

With Mrs. Levi Eshkol at the annual campaign dinner of the
1971 Flint United Jewish Appeal are (from left) standing: Louis
Kasle, special gifts chairman; Joseph Megdell, campaign coordina-
tor; and Dr. Jack Stanzler, associate chairman; and seated: Michael
Pelavin, initial gifts chairman; and Dr. Ira Marder, associate


At the women's division luncheon of the 1971 Flint United Jew-
ish Appeal are (from left) standing: Murray Moss, general chairman;
Mesdames B. Morris Pelavin; Sol Schafer, chairman; Simon Indi-
aner, associate chairman; and William Bailies, honorary chairman;
and seated: Mesdames Levi Eshkol, speaker; Charles Dodge, chair-
man; Leon Rosky, chairman; and Robert Gutterman, associate

Chairmen of the men's and wom-
en's divisions of the Flint United
Jekvish Appeal Campaign feel a
significant "charge to the cam-
paign atmosphere" as a result of
Mrs. Levi Eshkol's appearance at
the annual campaign dinner March
28, and the women's division lunch-
eon March 29.
Associate chairman Dr. Jack
Stanzler stated at the men's din-
ner, "The people of Israel are the
most heavily taxed people in the
world, and are faced with the
enormous cost of defending them-
selves against enemies bent on
annihilating them. Because their
costs are so high, the Israelis have
little money left to continue to help
us maintain essential humanitar-
ian programs. Therefore, we must
give as we have never given be-
fore. We must meet our full re-
sponsibility for the programs estab-
lished by the UJA in Israel, or
these programs will simply cease
to exist."
Mrs. Eshkol outlined the cur-
rent conditions in Israel and
asked that Flint Jewry under-
stand and accept the challenge
presented to them.
At the conclusion of Mrs. Esh-
kol's remarks at the women's divi-
sion luncheon, Mrs. Sol Schafer
stated that "some women mistak-
enly believe that because their
husbands give, there is little that
they as women can do. There is a
place for women here. They are
desperately needed, not only for
the money they can give, but also
for their time and efforts. In our
past campaigns, the women of this
community have done a splendid
job in rallying support for UJA.
We hope that this 1971 campaign
will engender even greater


Friday, April 9, 1971-15

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Flint Communal Calendar

Moe Mitteldorf will discuss the
creation of a Jewish residential
care facility. Guests will be Harry
Berlin, president of the Parents'
Association for Jewish Residential
Care, Mrs. Berlin and Mrs. Wil-
liam Granat, representatives of
the organization. Teens are invited.

April 10-17—Passover
13—Senior Friendship Club
Passover Luncheon, 12:30
p.m., Temple Beth El
—Beth Israel Board of
Education Meeting, 8:30
147–Young Leadership Meet-
ing, 8 p.m., Temple Beth

Ralph Farber, Doctor

Temple Beth El Sisterhood will
have Passover dessert and pro-
gram 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The film
"Barbara and Yetta," depicting
the plight of mentally retarded
children, will be shown, and Mrs.

Dr. Ralph Farber, 36, a former
Flint physician, died March 28 in
Hollywood, Fla. Dr. Farber leaves
his wife, Gloria; two daughters,
Helene and Melissa; his mother,
Rose Jaffe; and a brother, all of

Grand Rapids News Notes

April 9—Passover Family Seder, a smaller share. As a group, they
are raising the balance through
Temple Emanuel
• 11—Temple Religious School the IFTY (Israel Fund for Temple
Youth) Class of '71 fund-raising
Spring Recess
13 Ahavas Israel Sisterhood effort.
Board Meeting
Cong. Ahavas Israel will be
16—Emanuel Family Service
17—Emanuel Variety Show, presented with a work of art
"Magic Carpet" dedicated to the memory of the
Six Million on April 25. A com-
To help finance a trip to Israel mittee has been appointed to pre-
for members of the Temple Eman, pare a program for the
uel confirmation class, there will
Dora Rosenzweig was awarded
be a benefit performance of "Magic
Carpet" 8:30 p.m. April 17 at a $50 cash prize for a batik,
the temple. ,Comedienne and singer "Genesis II," in the 10th annual
Mrs. Ida- Schneider will be the Christian Art Show in Peace
headliner. For tickets, call Eve Lutheran Church, Sparta, Mich.
entries were juried.
Jourdan, 243-8614, or Beulah Was- More than 282
serman, 243-3761.
Members of a group who recent-
Thirteen students of Temple
ly visited Israel for 15 days parti-
Emanuel and their college - age
cipated in a program, "Israeli
adviser will spend five weeks in
Pilgrims' Talk Show," Wednesday
Israel, beginning July 11. The
trip includes three weeks of tour- at a Hadassah luncheon in the
ing and learning and two weeks home of Mrs. Leonard * Singer.
on a kibutz.
The Ahavas Israel Adult Study
Many of the confirmands who Group, which meets Saturday after-
are going will be student teach- noons, is studying Saadya Gaon's
ers in religious school next year. "Book of Doctrines and Beliefs,"
To finance the trip, each parent as edited by Alexander Altmann.
is contributing a portion of the An additional three or four par-
cost depending on his financial ticipants are invited to join the
ability, and those who can carry group, which next meets 3:30 p.m.
the total burden are doing so to April 17. Morris Kleiman is chair-
help those who can only contribute man.

There is no Mobil "boycott'

There never was.

The purpose of this message is to
deny recent reports—false reports—al-
leging that Mobil is involved in a world-
wide boycott of Jewish products.
These reports deeply trouble Mobil
employees, dealers, shareholders,
business associates, customers, and
suppliers. We are taking this opportu-
nity to make it clear that such allega-
tions are erroneous.
Here are the facts:
Last year. a London-based marine
subsidiary of our company that handles
the provisioning of part of our foreign-
flag fleet sent a letter to ships' sup-
pliers. Several of our vessels had been
fined for carrying, as ships' stores,
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under the laws of one of the countries
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the policy-making level, inadvertently
violated Mobil's completely open pur-
chasing policy. The intent of the letter
was widely misinterpreted, leading the
press to mistakenly report that Mobil
was engaged in a worldwide boycott of

Jewish products. This, understandably,
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chasing policy provides, as it always
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We notified 24 major American-Jew-
ish organizations of our action through
a letter from a member of our manage-
ment to a representative of the Presi-
dents Conference of those organiza-
We have tried in other ways to cor-
rect the misstatement of our position.
We have held meetings with represen-
tatives of leading Jewish organizations.
'We have called on newspaper editors.
VVe are writing and speaking to every-
one who has expressed his concern
to us. •
We at Mobil sincerely regret the mis-
understanding caused by the letter
from London.
We repeat: There is no Mobil boy-
cott. There never was.

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