Louis Berry-- Horiored With Butzel Award
Three decades - -of dedicated labors for the Jewish community will be honored Thursday when Louis Berry will be
awarded the Fred M. Butzel Award at the annual dinner meeting of the Jewish Welfare Federation of Detroit.
Active in a score of -areas for Jewish communal causes, in congregational circles, in support of Israel and in the
advancement of the Zionist cause, Berry gained national status in the ranks of Jewish leadership.
At Thursday's annual meeting, the report of the past year's activities and analyses of plans for the future will be
presented by Alan E. Schwartz, Federation president, and his associates.
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October 8, 1971
lis Fear Erosion of U.S. Policy
uez, Shift to Egyptian Position
NEW-'YORK (JTA)—Dr. Louis
ilakelstain---reiigned as chancellor
of the Jewish Theological Seminary
of America and preskleht of its
effective nest June 30,
after 30 years as the chief execu-
tive of Conservative center.
' lrelstein served as presi-
dent of the 'Seminary from 1940 to
1951; after which he became than-
JERUSALEM (JTA)—No official comment was available here on U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers' speech
before the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. But authoritative Israeli circles are predicting a continuing
erosion of the American position on an interim Suez settlement and mounting pressure on Israel for further concessions.
The draft rather than-the substance of Rogers' remarks has strengthened the view in these circles that the U.S.
is shifting perceptibly toward the Egyptian position which is that Egyptian troops must occupy areas east of the canal
evacuated by Israel and that an interim agreement be considered a prelude to total Israeli withdrairal from the Sinai.
According to unconfirmed reports reachtug here, Rogers later told Israel Foreign Minister Abbe Eban that Israel's
long-standing request for the resumption of Phantom jet deliveries on a two-a-month basis was still "under study." In
diplomatic parlance that amounted to a rebuff and strengthened the feeling here that the U.S. is withholding Phantoms
and other military equipment to extract further concessions from Israel.
At a background briefing Wednesday, foreign ministry officials said the central issue remains that Israel still
seeks an interim Suez settlement but has no intention of entering into a discussion of "number" with the U.S., such as
how many miles Israel should withdraw, how many - Egyptians should be allowed across the canal and for how many
months the cease Ere should be extended:- Officials 'SIM that if negotiations with the -Egyptians are to be held they must
cover three cardinal points: free navigation of the waterway, problems- of the cease fire and strategic questions that
might arise from reopening the canal.
The Israelis feel that Rogers envisages a compromise under which Egyptian troops would be allowed to cross
the canal. Rogers made no such proposal in his speech. He did say that "The question of an Egyptian military presence
east of the banal is one on which the parties hold opposite views. But here too the possibilities of some compromise
are not negative."
At another point in his speech, Rogers said "The reopening and operation of the Suez Canal would require
Egyptian personnel east of the canaL" Israel isamendable to permitting Egyptian technicians and other civilians to
cross the canal to restore it to use.
According to some sources, the U.S. is now trying to convince Israel to permit the Egyptians to land a "symbolic"
military force on the east bank of the waterway. A figure of 750 men has been mentioned.
Israeli officials also take issue with Rogers' contention that an indefinite cease fire is unrealistic. Israel opposes
any arrangement that carries the threat of renewed . shooting. Israel in fact views an interim agreement mainly as a
measure to- tranquilize the Suez area.
Rogers on the other hand appears to see it -primarily as paving the way for further
Israeli withdrawals whether or not Israeli security is affected, circles here said. A cabinet
minister told the• Jewish Telegraphic Agency that Israel. will not yield more concessions
without a very serious struggle, even against the U.S.
Also included in Rogers' six-point Mid East peace plan was a call for availability of
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The the reopened canal for use by all nations; continuation of the cease fire; discussions on
House of Representatives, which pull-backs from present cease-fire lines and arrangements to police any "interim agree-
suspended business on both days
of Rosh Hashes*, also suspended
RogerS - did not refer to Ebair's five-point proposal last Thursday to the General
business on Yom Kippur out of
respect for the- holiday and the Assembly, which included direct talks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mabmoud Riad.
State Department officials offered guarded confirmation Tuesday of reports that
religious obligations of its Jewish
members. Of the 435 House mem- the U.S. was discussing security safeguards with Israel should an interim agreement with
bers, 12 are Jewish. The Senate,
Egypt to reopen the Suez Canal break down. But an Israeli Embassy official denied that
with two Jewish members, con- any such assurances were under discussion.
on Yom Kippur
tenor. He Served as provost from
1937 to 1940..
'The grriy=bitarded Jewish leader
cited his age—lie will be 77 next
June, 14—as the reason for his
resignation. He explained that "It
__iaxeCessary-and' proper for the tinued -in session.
professional leadership of the Semi-
nary and the Conservative move-
ment to be in younger and stronger
He would not speculate on his
COPENHAGEN (JTA)—The . Bulgarfan Jewish community which numbered - 7,000 10 years ago
snocessor, who will be named by has dwindled _to 5,000 and will probably stay at that figure since Jews are free to emigrate and all
the board of directors from rec-. -those who wanted to leave -have already done so, according to Itzhak- Mosskuna, the 67-year-old
ominendatians- - by - a committee president of the jesiiiii- coriarininity" in -gofia. ' -
r0Pregentall the board, the lac-
Mosskuna 'discussed the stagnation of Jewish life in that Balkan Communist country in a special
-, ulty, the students, the- Rabbinical
interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency's Copenhagen correspondent who visited Sofia last week.
_ Atsembly, and_ the United Syria- He said that some 3,000 Jews live in the capital but no more than 200 attended services on Rosh
gogue, the -- latter including the Hashana.
National Women's League. But
Bulgaria's chief rabbi died eight' years ago and has not been replaced. Most Bulgarian Jews
_Seminary - souhces said there was have no organized links either with Judaism or with Israel, said Mosskuna, who has two brothers in
a "stating conseasus" for either Israel and is a distant relative of the Israeli minister of health, Victor Sbemtov. He told the JTA that
Rabbi.. Bernard Mandelbaum, 49, the salaries of Jewish communal functionaries are paid by the state, which also pays for the upkeep
piesident of the institution, or' of the synagogue and for publication of a hi-weekly Jewish community bulletin in Bulgarian with an
Rabbi Gerson-D. Cohen, 47, pro- English supplement. -
. . - .felsor of Jewish history. Dr. Fink-
The functionaries include Mosskuna, a cantor and the community's secretary. A year book is
elstein said_ he- would serve past published- which deals with community affairs and Bulgarian national problems. The JTA correspondent
next June-if no successor is named found the -Central Synagogue at No 1 Washington St. in the heart of Sofia in a state of near decay.
The roof is leaking and the walls are badly inneed of painting. The roof is being repaired at govern-
'Dr.- Finkelstein told JTA that ment expense, aticording to Mosskuna. The Jewish community's lack of interest in Jewish matters was
sticcessor, - being - considerably symbolized, he said, by the fact that only one or two minyanim (quorums for worship) were held daily
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Bulgarian Community Dwindling, Synagogue Decaying Park Renamed
for Babi Yar
NEW YORK (JTA) —City Hall
Park was renamed Babi Yar Park
in a gesture by the City of New
York to honor the memory of the
Jews who perished in the Babi
Yar massacre 30 years ago. The
anniversary of the massacre of
the Jews by Nazi machinegunners
in a ravine outside Kiev on Sept.
29, 1941, coincides with Yom Kippur
Dedication ceremonies at City
Hall Park were attended by city
officials and leaders of the National
and Greater New York conferences
on Soviet Jewry. Mayor John V.
Lindsay's proclamation temporar-
ily renaming the park was read
by Deputy Mayor Timothy Costello.