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May 18, 1973 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-05-18

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JDC

Establishes Two New Israel Child Centers

JERUSALE M — Tw o
new child devel opment cen-
ters in Israel, one at Assaf
Harofe Hospita . 1 and the other
at Ashkelon clospital, raise

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to seven the contry-wide net-
work which Malben, the Joint
Distribution Committee pro-
gram in Israel, Las helped to
create over the past 15 years,
it was reported by Edward
Ginsberg, JDC Chairman.
The other centers are lo-
cated in Beersheba, Jerus-
alem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and the
Chaim Sheba Medical Center
in Tel Hashomer.
Ginsberg said that the
opening of the two new cen-
ters for the care and treat-
ment of children suffering
from mental and physical
disabilities 'helped to fill "one
of the country's most serious
unmet needs." He pointed
out that about 15 per cent of
the children in Israel are
born with actual or potential
handicaps.
The Assaf Harofe center
will serve children in the:
Lamle - Lod area, which ha ;
2 high percentage of new Ar_
r ivals in low income families ,
an i.' ; , sections of Rishori l e _
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born each year in both areas,
most of them in Assaf Harofe
Hospital. The center is thus
in a strategic position to de-
tect deficiencies at birth and
to follow up on infants who
are likely to develop handi-
caps later on.
The center's staff has in-
structed the doctors and nur-
ses at mother and child clin-
ics in special techniques to
diagnose various defects. The
center expects to be able to
treat 20 to 25 children per
month.
The child development cen-
ter in the Ashkelon Hospital
serves an area which has
previously been almost totally
neglected.
As at ',.he Assaf Harofe cen-
ter, th,2 Ashkelon staff has
alreaisty begun to instruct
doh-'tors and nurses in the
area's mother and child clin-
ics in the techniques to iden-
tify infants with actual or
potential mental and physical
deficiencies.

Old-Timers Slate
Installation Dinner

Dr. Arthur Gilbert will be
installed as president of the
Hannah Schloss Old-Timers
at the annual installation and
dinner-dance 6:30 p.m. Sun-
day at Temple Israel.
Other elected officers are
Meyer Waterstone and Alfred
Klunover, vice presidents;
Irving Small, secretary; and
Edgar Schlussel, treasurer.
Harry Pliskow, past presi-
dent, will be installing offi-
cer.
President Barney Barnett
invites guests. For reserva-
tions, call Mrs. Samuel Bank,
general chairman, 399-5982.

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, May 18, 1973-13

Leaves JWB

Emanuel Berlatsky, who is
retiring from the field of
Jewish communal service
after more than 45 years,
will be honored May 26, at
the Hotel Warwick, Philadel-
phia. A veteran social work-
er, Berlatsky has been on
the staff of the National
Jewish Welfare Board since
1941 and has been an inspira-
tion for a full generation of
professional Jewish Commun-
ity Center workers. Prior to
coming to JWB', he held pro-
fessional Jewish communal
positions in Detroit, Cleve-
land, 0., Youngstown, 0.,
and Winnipeg., Man.

Italy Premier
Denies Laxity
With Fascists

Sammy Davis Jr., Tells
Why Ile liecame a Jew

NEW YORK—"The proph-
etic heritage of the Jewish
people, with its majestic
teachings of universal ideal-
ism, has apparently created
in the Jew a will to live
which no disaster could
crush. I wanted to be a part
of this people. I didn't want
to stay on the outside look-
ing in any longer, as I had to
do all my life. I wanted to
get on the inside, feel my
Judaism and participate in
it."
These were the words of
black entertainer Sammy
Davis Jr., in a message read
at the 30th anniversary cele-
bration of United Israel
World Union at Cong. Rodeph
Sholom here.
Davis, whose message was
read by World Union founder
David Horowitz, was out of
the country at the time.
Harry Leventhal was hon-
ored at the dinner for his
dedication "to the Hebraic
faith and humanitarian caus-
es." Rev. John Stanley
Grauel, Methodist minister
who served on the refugee
ship Exodus, was one of the
speakers.
Another message was read
from Dr. Max Nussbaum of
Temple Israel of Hollywood,
who converted Davis to Ju-
daism.
The entertainer said that

ROME (JTA) — Italian
Premier Guilio Andreotti re-
jected accusations that his
government has been lax in
preventing a resurgence of
fascism.
Andreotti was replying to
questions in Parliament at
the end of one of the most
violent sessions in recent
years. Neo-fascist and left-
wing deputies insulted each
other, punched each other
and hurled objects across the
chambers as ushers strug-
gled to restore order.
Andreotti also rejected
communist accusations that
his government manages to
survive only because of the
tacit support of the neo-
fascist Italian Social Move-
ment (MSI) which is now
Italy's fourth largest political
movement with 56 deputies
in the House and 26 senators.
The MSI came under par-
liamentary attack following
.1 rally last month in Milan
in which some of its leaders
were involved and in which
young policeman was
killed.
Although the MSI has dis-
claimed any link with two
right-wingers arrested in
connection with the killing,
Andreotti said: "When (MSI)
senators and deputies are
in the front ranks of a
banned march which result-
ed in the killing of a police-
man, they may not be guilty
on a penal basis, but they
are certainly guilty politic-
ally."
Andreotti had been asked
`o outlaw the party on the
basis of a 1956 law that bans
the resurrection of fascism
•der any guise.
T h e premier, however,
3a id only that his gov-
ernment is "ready to adopt
urgent measures directly if
this proved necessary and
advisable."

the main motivation for his
decision to become a Jew was
"the prophetic ideals of so-
cial justice and human broth-
erhood, beyond race and
creed" that Judaism repre-
sents. He added:
"For many years I have
seen an affinity between the
Jews and the Negro. The
Jews have been oppressed
for 3,000 years and the Ne-
groes for 300, but the rest
was very much the same.
"I have read the history of
the Jews rather thoroughly,
and what I found was quite
familiar to me: oppressed
and enslaved for centuries,
despised and rejected;
searching for a home, for
equality and human dignity,
and suffering the loneliness
of being unwanted—but sur-
viving even the destruction of
their homes and the burning
of their temples; hanging on
to the faith and enduring the
scorn, the intolerance, the
abuses against them be-
cause they were `different';
time and again losing eves y-
thing, but never their belief
in themselves and in their
right to have rights, asking
for nothing but to be left
alone — and I found myself
saying to the author — it
was 'A History of the Jews'
by Abram Sachar — 'I know
exactly how you feel'."

Arabs Discuss Middle East Peace
With Israeli Communist Leaders

ROME (JTA) — The number of left-wing Third
Bologna Conference f o r World, trade union and peace
Peace and Justice in the organizations.
Middle East ended Sunday
Toubi accused both the
with an appeal to Israel to U.S. and Israel of joint res-
withdraw from the occupied ponsibility for the failure to
territories.
apply Resolution 242. He was
In a final communique, the supported by Knesset mem-
conference called on all na- ber Uri Avneri, who said
tions to work for a peaceful the rebirth of the Israeli
solution in the Middle East people "cannot and must not
on the basis of the United rest on the ruins of another
Nations Security Council's people."
Resolution 242.
The final document alleg-
The conference was held ed that Israel is colonizing
over the weekend under occupied territories a n d
the auspices of the Com- adopting measures tending
munist-controlled Emilia Ro- toward permanent demo-
magna Regional Administra- graphic and territorial chang-
tion which has its headquar- es in the area and appealed
ters in Bologna.
to "parliamentarians and
For the first time since governments of all nations"
the '1967 war, Arab• and Is- to seek a political solution
raeli delegates together dis- to the conflict implementing
cussed the Middle East UN resolutions.
problem.
In another measure, the
Delegations representing
conference
sent a telegram
Israeli opposition forces sat
in the same room with repre- to Yassir Arafat, PLO lead-
sentatives from Egypt, Syria, er, expressing its "solidar-
Iraq, Morocco and Jordan. ity with the Palestine people
in the face of attacks by the
But one disappointment Lebanese Army."
for the organizers was the
A special commission pro-
absence of any representa-
posed
that the Bologna con-
tives of the Palestine Lib-
eration Organization because ference set up some kind of
of recent events in Lebanon. permanent secretariat t o
Israeli Communist Tawfik carry forward its work and
Toubi agreed with some of the formation of national
his Arab co-delegates that committees to propagandize
"small b u t courageous" the need for peace in the
forces in Israel are firmly Middle East. Although the
opposed to what he called conference was non-govern-
the "expansionist and op- mental, organizers said sev-
pressive" policy of the Israeli eral governments and UN
government. He said the Is- Secretary G e n er a 1 Kurt
raeli opposition had come to Waldheim had expressed
Bologna not only in search their interest in being in-
of solidarity but also to join formed about its results.
Meanwhile, Arabs, Com-
a common fight for peace.
Other delegations come munist, Socialist, and Chris-
from the Soviet Union and tian delegates to a pro-Pal-
Soviet-bloc countries; North estinian conference in Brus-
Korea; ' North Vietnam and sels agreed that the only
the Vietnamese Liberation solution to the Mid East
Adjust to your surround- Front; the United States and problem is the formation of
ings — learn to take life a: Canada; several European a single Palestinian nation—
it comes. and African countries and a including Israel.

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