THE DETROIT JEWISH MEWS
14—Friday, March 24, 1972
Editor•in•Chlef Emeritus, JTA
(Copyright 1972, JTA Inc.)
INSIDE JDC: It is stimulating to attend a meeting of the adminis-
trative committee of the Joint Distribution Committee—the highest
policy-making body of the relief organization—and to listen to discus-
sions there. They reflect Jewish needs all over the world.
It is from these discussions that one gets a picture of how Jews
live now in certain overseas countries. The JDC provides relief to
needy Jews in more than 25 countries. They are scattered in Eastern
Europe, Western Europe, North Africa, South America and such
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remote lands as Iran and India. JDC relief reaches even Jewt - in
China, mostly in Shanghai, through Hong Kong. Spain and Portugal.
Romania and Yugoslavia are among the countries where aid is being
given by JDC to needy Jews. Israel is naturally the major item in
the JDC global budget.
JDC INNOVATIONS: The JDC administrative committee .meet-
ings are always presided over ; by the. JDC chairman. The new chair-
veland, affectionately called
man now is Edward Ginsberg of - Cle
"Eddie," He is no newcomer to the JDC. As former national chair-
man of the United-Jewish' Appeal„ he is well acquainted with all
phases of the work of the JDC which- is one of the two major-Partners
in the UJA—the other partner- being the- United Israel .Appeal:-
Establishing for himself a record in the UJA as an energetic, hard-
working chairman who .during his term of - chairmanship raised: more
funds for UJA than , any_.of his predecessor's', Ginsberg is -- treparing to
embark on a program of introducing innovations also in the JDC. Actu-
ally, his election to JDd chairmanship is in itself an innovation. He is
the-first JDC chairman - who ii not a New Yorker: It hai leen the.tradi-,
tion of the JDC to have as its top leader 'a national figure who resides
in New York. This .was due to a great extent to the fact that the JDC
chairman. traditionally spends 'a good part of his day -in- the JDC
headquarters in New York to be an courant with the daily reports
that reach the JDC and on the spot to make urgent decisions when
Ginsberg. although residing in Cleveland, had during his chair-
manship of the UJA, spent a good deal of his valuable time not only
in New York directing the UJA activities but also all over the United
States where he stimulated the giving of larger gifts to the UJA. He
also made frequent trips to Israel in the interests of the UJA.' He
intends to do the same as chairman of the JDC with the sane vigor
as. he expended for the UJA. He even would like to see the. JDC in
NEW JDC PROBLEMS: Mr. Ginsberg has taken over leadership
of the JDC just at.a time when the relief organization is facing two
new particular problems. One in the recent devaluation of the-Amer,-
ican dollar which affects currencies in countries accounting for roughl'
half of the JDC's global budget and requires additional hinds. The
other is the critical financial situation. of the Jewish eommlinity.in-
Argentina where the Jewish school system is facing a desperite,fight
for its existence.
With regard to the - first problem, a re-estimation of the J4C
income for 1972 from the UJA is now being made. Some budgetary
changes may also prove necessary for the JDC-operated -fblalben
program in Israel because of the rising wages and prices there.
As to the needs, of the Argentine Jewish community,. which has
never asked for any aid from the JDC and is now appealing for such
aid for the first time in its history, the JDC administrative committee
has allocated a certain sum. It also - decided to send Samuel Haber,
executive vice chairman of the JDC, to Buenos Aires to look into the
situation. Losing no time, Mr. Haber left for Argentina soon after the
k to New York during th y:
decision was taken. He is due to return hac
Passover week with a full report.
languagelessons,,sraall bUsineps •
There is war going on right now
or human dignity.A wiefor:lo,s; to:become self-supportidg
ehomithWeit youth who are:
the 20% at the peoplabritunel who , „the educationally
deprived and lack
live below the poverty
the heoicappea, the
the 56,000 families who lbw 3 or
aged, Ole sick
more per worn /
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school age ph'e need soft:Airships
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. deprivation, • , •
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ejOend 80% of their tax
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the,110,006hiniorants who will come ,Ohannsi our resourottatolight the
" war on human needs.
A61972, who need Job training, •
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