Judah Shapiro Heads. New Labor Zionist
Alliance; Says Max:Yees :Statement
on Day Schools Was Too Long in Coming
8—Friday, December 31, 1971
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Israeli Envoy, Wife Killed in_ Anto -Accident
NEW YORK (JTA)—Representa- Dothan, 58, - the - Israeli ambassa.
Lives of the Israeli diplomatic dor to the Dominican Republic,
colony went to Kennedy Interns- and his wife, Rachel, who were
tional Airport Monday afternoon to killed last Saturday in an automo-
pay final respects to Alexander bile accident in Saito Domingo.
'41EVet, YORK (JTA)—The forma- heads the Council of Jewish fed-
The alliance closed its meetings
tion last weekend of the Labor erations and Welfare Funds, has Sunday by passing resolutions.
Zionist Alliance was 'hailed by its recently endorsed support% of-
The affiance encouraged Hebrew,
first4tee:Sident, Dr. Judah. Shapiro; -Jewish.day schools. His deehtili- - . Yiddish and Jewish studies courses
as representing . "the transfer of don_ must be welcomed and ft: in public high schools and colleges;
leitdersitip ;teem the, generation of may hopefully lead to expanded asserted that "the influence of the
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support". far - Jewfalt,; ellotittleak. -- total Labor Zionism movement
That allfut Z+ ► aF, formed ;when "What is shocking-;1.1itYiever,7 must be used to urge broad-based
three Independent Anfietfean' Labor' Dr. Shapira 'Said; thaf j)ecip/e 'of institutions of Jewish learning"
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Zionist group's'Imited" -iti" one or- Tar greatet understanding . of Jew- and recommended at - least one
ganization. The groups are Far- ish life than Mr. Fisher have urged year's study in Israel.
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hand, Labor Zionist Order; Poale such support long before, and for
Jewish education, the alliance
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Zion, the United Labor Zionist Or- many years, with no responsive-
added, should be the top com-
ganization of America; and the ness from the sources of Jewish
munity priority of American
American Habonim Association.
communal support which Mr. Fish- Jewry and it urged "construc-
Jacob Katzman, national sec- er represents." This demonstrates , tive efforts on behalf of the Jew-
retary of Farband, who was he continued, "that Jewish finan- ish poor of _thej7; .S. who have
named executive vice president cial resources are at the beck and- long been oterirooked in the gen-
and national secretary of the
call of the rich, but are unrespon-
eral attack on poverty?'
a Ilia n c e, said the unifica- sive to the analyses and appeals
Internationally,' it called on
For the Look of today
tion facilitates improved Labor of the Jewish pedagogues and in-
Zionist programing, avoids du- teEectuals." He added that "while
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plication of membership, con- Mr. Fisher was making up his East balance of power in view of
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solidates human resources as mind about Jewish education, a the "new and dangerous arms im-
well as lay and professional generation of young people have balance" created by the Soviet
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leadership and streamlines the grown up without adequate pro- Union; supported the attempts to
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"help Israel narrow the gap be-
efforts of the Labor Zionist pro- grams."
Dr. Shapiro accused the Jew- tween its human needs and its
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Dr. Shapiro assailed "the errors
ish leadership of neglecting the available resources;" recommend-
for a perty of 4 or more
of Jewish community leadership"
Jewish poor in America. For a ed increased aliya; called for
and strengthened ef-
in America which "has mistaken-
quarter of a century, he said, "continued
forts in responsible militant ac-
ly identified its own affluence with
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they have "polished the image tion,
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Jews." He stated that American ish community.
urged "civilized mankind" to
Jewish leadership "has been de-
"Suddenly, in 1971, we are being and
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"What makes the matter desper- they were engaged in philanthropic
ately serious," he said, "is that activity which would have pro-
there is no genuine concern with vided for the poor and reduced
Jewish communal continuity, but their numbers. Now, it becomes
only with this year's campaign and obvious that they also neglected
He cited as an example the
He noted that "We claim close
financially starved plight of Jew- to 6,000,000 Jews in the U.S.A.
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tlemen like Max Fisher who ing on the millions."
JDC Allocates $1 Million to Aid
145 Yeshivot in Israel in 1972
NEW YORK—Continuing its tra-
ditional support of religious in-
stitutions in Israel, the Joint Dis-
tribution Committee has budgeted
close to $1,000,000 to provide finan-
cial aid to 145 yeshivot and special
research and scholarship programs
Samuel L. Haber, JDC executive
of about 550,000. He emphasized
the importance of providing reli-
gious and educational facilities for
this greatly expanded Jewish com-
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vice chairman, said the 145 yeshi-
vot, which receive monthly sub-
sidies amounting to between 10
and 15 per cent of their operat-
ing budgets, have a total enroll-
ment of close to 20,000 students.
Another 30 yeshivot receive spe-
cial holiday grants twice a year.
In 1971, Haber reported, 65 of
the religious institutions received
special appropriations for the im-
provement of kitchen and dormi-
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yeshivot and to the students.
Some 800 refugee rabbis were
aided during 1971, including wel-
fare assistance to over 500 of
them. Another 214 scholars were
assisted in various research and
publication projects and teach-
ers' training, fellowships and
scholarships. In all, more than
29,000 students, scholars and
their dependents were aided by
JDC during 1971.
JDC receives funds for aid to
religious institutions and other
health, welfare and educational
programs from the campaigns of
United Jewish Appeal.
Haber cited special needs in
France, where successive waves
of immigration in recent years,
mainly from North Africa, tripled
the population to its current figure
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