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(*kir - Record of Allied
Annual Detroit conference
Sunday at Jewish Center
to review movement for
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Jews in Israel
Jewish. Campaign Leadership
uhf i eH igh
School to Have
Course in Hebrew
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Story on Page 5
Board of Education
to introduce Hebrew
language studies to
start in September
Story on Page 3
Dr. Ralph Bunche:
Winner Who Might
Peace in the
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ises in Zio -nism Over ZOA
Protestant Churches Oppose
NEW YORK (JTA)--Tlie Zionist Organization of America has withdrawn as a con
stituent member of the American Zionist Federation, Herman Weisman, president o
-the ZOA, announced Monday. _
The decision to terminate 'the ZOA's association with the Federation and its
CHARLOTTE, N.C. arm — The National Council of Churches,
involvement in Federation activities and affairs was formally adopted in a resolution
passed Sunday by the national executive committee, the ZOA's highest governing body
members, received a report here opposing the
internationaliiition-Of Jerusalern-and- favoringAncreased Palestinian
at an all-day meeting at the New York Hilton, Weisman said.
participation in the control of the city. The reporrivii -iffesented-to----
a meeting of the executive committee of the 250-membe r
"overw e ming consensus" of ZOA leadership from around the coun-
try that 'the-e-ongloite'ratv-upprogreit-of-the-Federation
dilutes. the idealistic and prac-
Originally, it was proposed as a resolution but then it was de-
cided to make it a report which the NCC general board commissioned
for study and debate by local chapters, pending a determination of
policy at the next triennial convention of the NCC.11 Dallas; Tex., in
mber. The general board held a five-day midwinter meeting here.
The report said that "while we believe. that Jerusalem should be
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tical role of Zionism and weakens its force and character on the American scene,
Federation. was formed 'in May 1970 as a territorial federation of American
The ZOA had been a member since the Federation's inception.
The resolution states that the ZOA decided to withdraw after determining that the
Federation is "committed" to conducting "a wide spectrum of Zionist activities" which
"compete with, disrupt and supplant" important ongoing Zionist activities" traditionally
conducted by the ZOA. Among such programs, the ZOA
cited public affairs, aliya and community relations.
The policies pursued by the Federation, the resolution
declares, "are undermining and, in time, will completely
eliminate this desirable independence and individuality of
existing Zionist organizations, causing irreparable -damage
to the Zionist movement in America."
The resolution also notes that the Federation, "after
expending substantial sums and great effort" to attract per-
sons previously unaffiliated with the Zionist movement, had
enrolled only 79 such members over the past 20 months.
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Home for Aged Plans Expansion,
13_esumption of New Admissions
Milton R. Mahler, president of the Jewish Home for Aged,
announces that plans to double the capacity of the recently acquired
Jewish Home for the Aged branch on Lahser Rd. are now under way.
Preliminary architectural plans calling for more than 100 beds
and related facilities are already being drawn, although the exact
starting date for construction has yet to be
The urgency of these additional facili-
ties was established' as a priority in a
special joint committee of the Rome and
the Jewish Welfare Federation. The de-
tailed recommendations have been sub-
mitted for a final approval. Favorable
action to expedite the project is antici-
Mahler also announced the reopen-
ing of admissions to the Home, toward
which the admissions committee is now
meeting to consider. people on the wait-
, ing lists, and new applications, All
admissions had stopped during the Milton K. Mahler
transition period when the Petoskey facility was being closed,
and the Lahser Rd. facility was being activated.
The admissions committee is giving priority to applications for
Rattle the grager, put on your mask for the masquerade, rejoice — it's Purim time.
When we read the Megila on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, we will reconstruct
anew an historic occasion ". . . these days should be kept and remembered throughout
every generation . . . " (Book of Esther, 9:28).
readmission to the Home, from those residents who were relocated
to other institutions during the phase-out of Petoskey. Nine such
residents have already been readmitted.
Mahler notes the expectation that additional former residents,
who are physically and mentally suited for return to the Home, will
be admitted as soon as space is available.
The main office of the Hcrne is now located at Borman Hall,
19190 W. Seven Mile.
The new Lahser Rd. facility in Southfield is known as Meyer
L. Prentis Manor.