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May 18, 1973 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-05-18

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Progress Reported in Bringing Wilkes-Barre Jewry Back to Life
WILKES-BARRE—A mon- man needs—the report under- sumed activities. There is an tial weeks in which a num-

umental rehabilitation job, in
terms of lives, business and
institutions, made possible by
the unprecedented financial
support and response of
Jewish federations across the
country, is enabling this bat-
tered Pennsylvania Jewish
community to return to a
semblance of normalcy, fol-
lowing the devastation of
storm Agnes last June.
A progress report was is-
sued by the Council of Jew-
ish Federations and Welfare
Funds.
The storm hit the Jewish
community severely: 1,300 of
1,600 Jewish families were
evacuated from their badly
damaged or destroyed
homes; most of the 800 to
900 Jewish businesses were
damaged or destroyed.
Responding quickly, Jew-
ish federations of America
committed $2,250,305 to pro-
vide critically needed assist-
ance not available from gov-
ernment or general resourc-
es. This fund, and the financ-
ing plan guiding it, was es-
tablished for a two-year pro-
gram of rehabilitation, the
report notes, and is being ad-
ministred by the Jewish Fed-
eration of Wilkes-Barre un-
der the guidance of a CJF
committee chaired by Judge
Nochem S. Winnet of Phil-
adelphia.
As of May 1, CJF trans-
mitted $882,378 during the
first months of the two-year
assisbantce program. (De-
troit's United Jewish Chari-
ties sent a two-year grant
of $85,000 for restoration
of Jewish institutions and
continuation of communal
services.)
In focusing on primary
areas of rehabilitation—res-
toration of Jewish institutions
and programs, aid for busi-
ness and industry, and hu-

scores the work being done
by the community's Jewish
federation which was recon-
stituted following the 'initial
weeks of shock and disrup-
tion" and has since been ad-
ministering the relief and
rehabilitation program.
Citing the progress in re-
habilitating Wilkes - Barre's
damaged and destroyed Jew-
ish institutions, CJF report
states that $1,905,091 will be
needed to restore them.
The report said "All of the
Jewish institutions have re-

even greater pressure on the
institutions for services of
various kinds, because of the
limitations of the temporary
housing arrangements, where
families are cramped into
small quarters, scattered and
distant from friends, com-
pelled to adjust to new modes
of travel and living."
The CJF report emphasizes
the fact that the Wilkes-
Barre Federation "has com-
pletely recast its counseling
service to employ permanent
trained staff, after the ini-

ber of communities available
their casework staff mem-
bers on a rotating loan basis"
to cope with the personal
problems resulting from the
damage of storm Agnes.
Detroit's Jewish Family
and Children's Service sent
staff member Ruth Getz.
The most serious problem
continues to be housing, with
65 per cent of the homes not
yet completely habitable.
There are aggravated prob-
lams for the elderly, the j
handicaped, the sick.

10—Friday, May 18, 1973

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Two Spy Ring
Members Get
7-Year Terms

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Yehez-
kel Cohen and David Kupfer,
members of a Syrian-direct-
ed Arab-Jewish spy ring,
were each sentenced to seven
years imprisonment by a
Haifa district court.
Four Arabs tried with
them received sentences of
6-10 years.
Cohen and Kupfer were
the second pair of Jews to
receive prison terms in con-
nection with the spy ring's
activities.
Both confessed to acts aim-
ed at overthrowing the Israeli
government by force.
They were allegedly re-
cruited into the spy ring by
Ehud Adiv and Dan Vered
who were sentenced last
month to prison terms of 17
and 10 years respectively.
Ha g o p Anteryessian, a
young photographer from the
Armenian quarter of East
Jerusalem, was sentenced to
seven years' imprisonment
for spying and maintaining
contact with the enemy.
Anteryessian was found
guilty of meeting two Soviet
agents in Beirut last summer
and carrying out their in-
structions to collect informa-
tion about political affairs in
Israel.
He was also ordered to
watch the Armenian Patri-
arch in Jerusalem and report
any contacts th latter might
have with Defense Minister
Moshe Day an or other Israeli
ministers.

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