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January 28, 1972 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1972-01-28

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Recalled by. Late Senator Lehman-

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The historic meeting which led
to the founding of the American
ORT Federation developed as a
result of this note from European
ORT leader Leonty Bramson to
the late Sen. Herbert H. Lehman.


01IT Marks 50 Years of Humanitarianism- :

BY sEssEss..i., LEHMAN
(This is_ the skit, aunty-Craw
year of the American ORT Fed-
eration. The bite ' Sen. Herbert
H. Lehman was honorary presi-
dent of the World -ORT Union in
1955; - when he wrote this account
of American ORT's founding.)
In spring 1922 an urgent appeal
from Drs. LeO Bramson and Aron
Syngalowski, leaders of the Eur-
opean- ORT (Organization for Re-
habilitation through Training) came
to me al chairman of the Joint
Distribution Committee's recon-
struction committee, pleading for
support of ORT's training programs
in Eastern European lands.


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the Imperative need to retrain Soon the miracle which started ittlist r4
. 7.,„ 0
thousands ...of ' Jewish
' - tradesmen in Landsberg spread to other
for farms and factories, ORT camps. By the end of 1946 nearly
courses ,..becaine miracle of every Jewish center proudly boast.
ed its ORT training program: - By
Meanwhile, the steady stream of 1947, nearly 10,000 DPs were train-
tool* and machinery sent to East- ing to be machinists, carpenters
ern 'Europe from the United States and tailors.
and 'other lands became an im-
ORT training has become a prov-
portant factor in bridging the gap en path to a secure and indepent1-.
from idleness to self-support.
ent life. Moreover, the knowledge
It was my privilege to cooperate and special skills provided by ORT
► ;,--lan19th)
cloieW with ORT on- both sides of for hundreds of thousands are to-
the Atlantic; and as I gained more day strengthening the ecopomic
intimate knowledge of -its expand
Mg training provams, I became life of Israel, the United States,
-15600 W. 10 -Milo - at Greenfield
deeply. impressed, not only- with and other lands which gave them
the,soundnesa of the ORT idea but haven.

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Bodega is...

New York Sirloin Steak
and casual clothes

The Mosaic Code

The Hebrew commonwealth was
based upon the individual—a com-
monwealth whose ideal it .was
that every man should sit under
his owp vine and fig-tree, with
none to vex him or make him
afraid; a commonwealth in which
none shobld be condemned to
ceaseless toil; in which for even
the bond-slave there should be
hopei in which for even- the beast
of burden there should be rest. It
is not the protection of property,
but the protection -of humanity,
that is the aim of the Mosaic code.
Its Sabbath day and Sabbath year
secure, even to the lowliest, rest
and leisure. With the blasts of the
jubilee trumpets - the slave .geeii
free, and a_re-division of the land
secures again to .the poorest hii
fair share in the bounty of the
common Creator.'The reaper. must
leave something for the gleaner;-
even. the ox cannot be muzzled as
he treadeth out the corn. -'Every-
where, in everything, the dominant
idea is that of our homely phrase,
"Live and let live.',.
—Henry George on "Moses."

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Filet Mignon

and your favorite cocktail

Roast Prime Rib of Beef

The late Senator Herbert N. Lehntil - (1100;
president of the World ORT Union accents a stienOra' am kin -IBBI
birthday in 1958.. The menora, made by stadenis of the ORT Muni
in Straabourg, France, is presented by Dr. William Haber, president
of the American ORT )Federation. The beginpings of ORT in Amer-
ica—the American ORT Federation is celebrating its 50th anniversary
year—date from a meeting between Lehman and European ORT
leaders Dr. Leo Bramson and Dr. Aron Syngalowski.
At the. time of this history- also- With the high quality of its
making petition JDC, which had service. I have -•seldom_ Seen men
been organized by the American so deVoted, so single in their pur-
Jewish community to bring succor pose, as were the leaders-of °RT.:-
to tens of thousands of tragic ,Jews • Among my cherished memories
trapped helplessly in the path of is a visit made to the United States
Only $15,000 cash-- plut Minimum two contending armies, had been in' 1926 by Dr. Bramson and Dr.
existence only seven years.
Syngalowski, seeking additional
working capital puts you in a fully
The emergency needs of war funds for ORT support. The ORT
equipped, highly profitable mini-theatre.
executive - officers appeared at a
We find your site, guarantee your lease,
supervise installation, arrange finan- the peace had disclosed widespread meeting-`4 if JDC's .reConstruetibii
suffering, with 175,000 Jews of committee and -told their story. A
cing, train you, and supply your films.
Eastern Europe homeless, desti- few days later a check for $100,-
Glen Ford, Agnes Moorehead and
Debbie Reynolds are on our Motion tute and dependent. Food, clothing, 000—borrowed funds—was sent to
medicines and the rebuilding of reinforce ORT S_ industrial and
Picture Advisory Board and company
shattered communities were vital agricultural programs.
You get a complete "turn-key," fully for their survival. But just as
• Again in 1945; as director-general
automated, 2 person operation that necessary was the need for eco-
of UNRRA, I witnes s ed" still
fits into an existing store in a neighbor- nomic help—retraining for produc-
stirring demonstration of
hood shopping center.
tive living.
the devoted efforts of ORT's per-
Or you can make a minimum invest-

ment of as little as $4,000 and become
was heartening to see the grow-
It was only a few months after'
a part owner of one of our own theatres.
war's end. The inhuman comm.
Locations still available in Wayne, Ma-
life. War-wrecked training
tration- camps of the Hitler era
camb, Washfenaw and Livingston
schools were rebuilt and re-
bade only recently been- super-
equipped. New installations were
For more information; phone or write
ceded by the more humane but
established in Poland, Latvia
still_ uncomfortable, ri P-caniPS..
and Estonia, in communities
weak . and half-starved vie--
UNITED GENERAL THEATRES where Jewish artisans had never
Urns of the Hitler- eras were only
29551 Grooaeold
to -revive. '
tiouthilold training or proper tools.
559-0003 or
Out of the rubble and confusion
. 542-1221
In Russia, too, where the after- of:Aut:early
Ore tante
math of revolution underscored an Incredible ,pOstwar
request: the Jewish


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