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May 07, 1971 - Image 39

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-05-07

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Russian Twins, in U.S. Two Years, Admitted to Yeshiva U. Medical School

NEW YORK—A pair of 23-year-
, old Russian twin . brothers, who
couldn't speak English when they
arrived in the U.S. two years ago,
are celebrating their new-found
academic and cultural freedom
with twin bachelor's degrees from
Yeshiva University prior to en-
tering the Albert Einstein College
of Medicine in August.

\ The brothers, Gabriel and Silim
Goldberger, who live -with their
family in the Flatbush section of
Brooklyn, emigrated from Riga,
Latvia in spring 1969. Since that
time, with the aid of the New York
Association for New Americans,
Yeshiva University, faculty and
'" - -ds, they're gone through a
course on Americanization.
Expelled from the university
in Riga after school officials
learned they wished to emigrate,
the pair "waited five years for
permission to leave the coun-
try. Month after month we'd
visit the interior ministry, whose
only reply was 'you ask, we de-
"Soviet policy towards its Jew-
ish population actually hasn't

changed," they said, "it is the
Jews who have changed."
They contrast the current pe-
riod with that of the 1950s, when
the government sent their father
to jail. "He had been elected to
head the city's Jewish commu-
nity," they said, "and was soon
approached by the KGB (secret
police) who demanded that he turn
informer against his brethren. He
refused, and was sent to jail for
eight months."
The brothers, who have friends
among the "Leningrad 11," those
Jews convicted of the attempted
hijacking of a Soviet airliner, said
the prisoners "were in their rights
in trying to take over the airplane,
just as they would have the right
to escape from a concentration
camp. They might have broken the
law, but the Russians had broken
the law before them."
The Goldberger brothers work-
ed during the summer for New
York's Urban Corps in a hos-
pital and laboratory, their fath-
er is a supervisor of kashrut,
and their 24-year-old sister, a
pianist, is preparing to gradu-
ate from Manhattan School of

USSR Claiming D ecline in Number
of Those Declaring Selves Jewish

MOSCOW—An unexpected decline
in the number of people declaring
themselves to be Jewish showed
up in the 1970 census results for
j.alnic groups, it was announced
y the Soviet Union. The Russian
claim is that there are 2,150,000
Since the last census in 1959,
ere has been a 5 per cent drop-
onsidered an unusual discrepancy

Music. Their mother is a work-
ing housewife.
The brothers, who have chosen
careers in immunology, feel that
what is most important about the
recent international atmosphere is
the new sense of identity that has
arisen between American and

Soviet Jewry. "American Jewish
youth need Soviet Jewish youth
just as much as the Soviet Jews
need them. It has caused Amer-
ican Jews to care more about Jews
in Russia and throughout the
world, and to care more about
themselves as Jews as well."

Charge Surveillance by U.S. Army
Includes Jewish Activist Group

Jewish Student Movement on the
campus of Northwestern Univer-
sity has been under surveillance
by U.S. Army intelligence agents.
The JSM was mentioned along with
various other campus groups en-
gaged in political or anti-Vietnam
war activities by John O'Brien,
a former army intelligence case
officer of Region I, 113th Mili-
tary Intelligence Group in Evans-

O'Brien's disclosures were the
basis of articles in the Daily
Northwestern, a campus newspa-
per and in various newspapers
in Chicago and other cities. He
was quoted as saying that the
intelligence surveillance covered
all types of anti-war or politically
oriented activities on the North-
western campus and in private
residences. "We monitored any
organization that had anything at
all to do with politics," O'Brien
said according to a Daily North-
western article by Baran Rosen.
"This included a very small
YSA (Young Socialist Alliance, a
Trotskyist youth group) move-
ment, SMC (Student Mobilization
Committee, an anti-war coali-
tion), the Daily Northwestern Jew-
ish Student Movement, Young
Americans for Freedom, and Ev-
anston groups like Businessmen
to End the War in Vietnam and
North Shore Coalition to End the
War in Vietnam," Rosen re-
Jack N. Porter, founder of the
Jewish Student Movement at
Northwestern, said his group felt

"honored" to be under surveil-
lance. "I had known for some
time that the military intelligence
or the FBI had files on me for
various leftist activities and I also
knew that local 'subversive' squads
(Ted Squads') had been intrigued
by an ad I took out in the Chi-
cago Sentinel and Wisconsin Jew-
ish Chronicle concerning support
of the Jewish Defense League's
action vis-a-vis Soviet Jewry," Por-
ter wrote in an open letter to other
campus groups. He said he had
information from a Jewish friend
who was a member of the Mil-
waukee police force that local
police agents in Chicago, -Milwau-
kee and New York infiltrated the

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Friday, May 7, 1971-39

Israel Assn. for Aged
to Aid Worker Training

NEW YORK—A four-year grant
of 200,000 pounds ($57,140) has been
made by the Association for the
Planning and Development of Ser-
vices for Aged in Israel to the Tel
Aviv University School of Social
Work to help relieve the shortage
of professionally trained manpower
in care of the aged, it was an-
nounced by Samuel L. Haber,
executive vice chairman of the
Joint Distribution Committee.
The association was formed in
1969 on the initiative of Malben,
the JDC health and welfare pro-
gram maintained in Israel with
United Jewish Appeal funds.
It is in the process of building a
network of regional institutions for
the aged, which will house mostly
infirm and nursing cases, and also
serve as community centers for
the well aged who continue to live
at home.



since even Soviet estimates put
the number of Jews at 3,000,000.
The census report, published in
Izvestia, notes particularly pro-
nounced reduction in the reported
Jewish population in the Russian
and Ukrainian republics. It was
believed to reflect a strong trend
toward assimilation, according to
Theodore Shabad in the New York
For An
Jews are classified as an eth-
group in the Soviet Union, on
Orthodox Leader 'Seeks nic
the same basis as Ukrainians,
June 21st to July 23rd
Georgians, Latvians and other
Aoratorium on Israel's minorities.
Same interpreted the
Dorothy S. Orent, Reading Specialist
upsurge of applications by Jews
Religious Problems
MIAMI BEACH (JTA) — The for emigration as reflecting a
renewed sense of national iden-
lead of the largest Orthodox rab-
)inic body in this country issued tity. Thus, Shabad writes, spe-
cialists on Soviet Jewry expected
kn appeal to the Israeli govern-
Reading Bug
dent to declare a moratorium on the 1970 census to show a sub-
Intensive Instruction for All Needs
stantial increase from the Jew-
III inner conflicts with the reli- ish
population of 2,268,000 re- Afro-Asian Children
dous community and chief rab-
ported in 1959.
in Majority in Israel
23650 Woodward (Between 9-10 Mile Rds.)
Analyzing the census figures,
TEL AVIV (ZINS) — Of all
Speaking before more than 500 Shabad suggested that many Jews,
lelegates assembled here for the particularly in the Russian and students enrolled in Israel's ele-
5th annual convention of the Rab- Ukrainian republics, identified mentary schools, 61 percent, are
, inical Council of America, Rabbi
themselves as ethnic Russians from the so-called Oriental com-
And enjoy a new experience in selecting wallcoverings
3ernard L. Berzon also issued a rather than as Jews. Ethnic affilia- munity, children of Afro-Asian or-
yarning that the modern Ameri- tion was accepted on the basis of
a n college campus poses "a threat an oral declaration without docu-
)f frightening proportions" to Jew- mentary preof and entered on each migrated from countries in Asia
and Africa.
sh survival.
official iden tit y card, Shabad
If the student population were
Rabbi Berzon, president of the
RCA, called upon the Orthodox viet Jews live in Russia and the evenly divided throughout all
schools in the country, each class
Newish community to establish
In contrast, there was relative would have 60 percent of children
10 colleges in major cities under
the auspices of Yeshiva Univer- stability or increases in number from this group. But the actual
among Jews in Byelorussia and situation is far different. Because
sity to counter "the campus en-
vironment with its emphasis on Moldavia, republics where Jews Oriental families are concentrated
agnosticism, self-autonomy, sex- have retained greater ethnic iden- in certain towns and sections, the
actual distribution of children is
ual permissiveness, drugs and tity.
such that in some schools they
experimentation with e x o t i c
represent the overwhelming ma-
Newfoundland Passes
jority of the student body, while
stated that this environment
in othrwr schools they are only a
eri and hostile to the tradi- Anti-Bias Legislation
TORONTO (JTA) — Canada's s m a 11 fraction of the student
ons and moral values which the
wish student received in his easternmost province, Newfound- population.
land, has enacted a human rights
me atmosphere."
law banning racial and religious 10-Year Jewish Calendar
Rabbi Berzon asserted that "lib- discrimination in employment and
Sent to School Officials
arts colleges exercise a gen- public accommodations.
rally destruCtive influence on the
The antibias legislation will also
eligious convictions and identity ban discrimination based on sex, year calendar of Jewish holy days,
Jewish students."
but this section of the law does prepared byt he community rela-
go into effect until Sept. 1. tions committee of the Los Angeles
Referring to the recent state-
is not yet covered in this Federation Council, is being sent
lent of Israel Defense Minister act.
to school officials and other ad-
[oshe Dayan that he would urge
The first antidiscrimination law ministrations throughout Los An-
Al marriage in Israel, Rabbi
.erzon stated that Israeli govern- in Canada was passed in Ontario geles County. The calendar will
tent officials must realize that in 1951, outlawing racial bias in serve the officials as a planning
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years of religious prayer and active in initiating the campaign and help them interpret the reason
lat its concept was kept alive for that legislation 20 years ago for school absences on those days
y the pious Jews who adhere to was the Canadian Jewish Congress. of Jewish students, teachers and
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