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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
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Jewish Education Only Antidote to Missionizing, Groner Says
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— Jews have nothing to fear
from Christian conversion
movements such as Key 73
and Jews for Jesus groups
if the Jewish community
"makes Jewish knowledge a
basic rather than a peripher-
al interest of the Jewish corn-
munity," 'according to Rabbi
Irwin Groner of Cong. Shaar-
ey Zedek, Detroit.
Speaking at the 'banquet at
which one of his congregants,
I. Murray Jacobs, was in-
stalled as the new president
of the National Federation
of Jewish Men's Clubs, Rabbi
Groner condemned Jews who
allow their children to termi-
nate their religious training
at age 13 following Bar
or Bat Mitzva.
Many Jewish youngsters,
including those converted to
Christianity annually, "hun-
ger for a spiritual experience
but have seldom encountered
authentic Judaism." Rabbi
Groner told the 1,000 dele-
gates attending the 44th an-
nual convention. "With their
religion terminated at the age
of 13 they are without guid-
ance and counsel in their
quest for a personal meaning
Speaking at the same ses-
sion, Jacobs pledged that a
"traveling leadership acade-
my" will visit Jewish com-
munities across the country.
He said he felt that "lack
of . real leadership, know-
ledge and techniques is one
of the greatest handicaps the
leaderships of local Jewish
community groups have."
The 60-year-old • president
said the leadership academy
would serve to provide the
expertise and know-how now
missing on local levels.
"Leadership training should
not be limited only to young
people. Our adults need it
also, perhaps more so," he
was the presentation of the
1973 citation and award for
distinguished service to
American Jewry to Elie
The National Federation of
Men's Clubs urged "a greater
role in Jewish religious life
and ritual so as to provide
women with more equal op- deavor or for admission to
portunities for religious ful- educational instutions on any
basis other than merit."
A resolution endorsing "the
aspirations and drive of
womanhood to have full civil
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was adopted at the closing
session of the convention.
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COMMUNAL AFFAIRS: I am often asked: Who actually
decides on the budgets of the national Jewish agencies
which involve the spending of millions of dollars?
The answer is: The annual budget of each agency is
set by the board of directors of the agency. However, it is
later scrutinized at the Large City Budgeting Conference
(LCBC), an instrumentality of the larger Jewish communi-
ties designed to review budgets of national groups and in-
stitutions seeking allocations from the Jewish Federations
and Welfare Funds.
Established in 1948, LCBC is a consultation and action
body engaged in the review of the budgets of 26 national
agencies operating in the fields of education, culture, com-
munity relations and communial services. The members of
the LCBC are 26 of the largest Jewish communities in the
United States—excluding New York City—who raise and
allocate about 68 per cent of the total funds raised and
allocated in this country.
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and Chicago. Some of them also conduct supplementary
PARIS (JTA) — Jewish Agency correspondent in Co-
campaigns in the communities among their members and
organizations in France were penhagen, Elie Kohen, was
under a police guard last slightly injured when he was
REALISTIC BUDGETS: The LCBC emphasis on realistic week following information attacked by several Pales-
budgets is considered one of its major achievements. The received by police head- tinian left-wing demonstrat-
organized communities have complete confidence in the quarters here of possible ors. He was covering a pro-
LCBC recommendations. They know that the figures in terrorist attacks.
Palestinian demonstration in
the recommendations represent not campaign goals but
Jacques Paolini, deputy front of the Israeli Embassy
actual operating needs of each agency.
head of the Paris police, told in Copenhagen.
In addition to recommending minimum operating levels the Jewish Telegraphic Agen-
The police did not inter-
for each of the national agencies, the LCBC leaders also cy: "We clamp down this vene to rescue Kohen who
give consideration to priority needs for additional funds. sort of exceptional protection was assaulted by some 10
However, each agency is asked to define specifically wI4 whenever we have reason to people and had his camera
things it would do first with limited amounts of addition• believe that something is stolen.
funds that might be forthcoming. In this way LCBC shots being planned."
About 150 people, mostly
its concern not only for what is now being done, but foir
The Jewish institutions leftwing Dones and a number
unmet needs as well.
under special police protec- of Arab students, participat-
Although only the larger communities are represented tion include the Fonds Social
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on the LCBC, its work has been of benefit to smaller com- Juif Unife (FSJU), the ed in the demonstration.
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munities as well. Its findings and conclusions are made United Jewish Appeal and There were no other inci-
available to all communities through the services of the the Jewish Telegraphic Agen- dents.
Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. Pre- cy European Bureau.
Sudan to Postpone Trial
pared by Daniel Ignatoff, director of the LCBC, these re-
of Three in Embassy Slaying
ports are taken as guidelines by every Jewish community.
are apparently not believed
Among the national organizations and agencies that to be in danger as no spe- sources said in Cairo that
present their yearly budgets to the LCBC for analysis is cial precautions were taken President Gaafar al-Nuneiry
the American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Con- on their premises.
of the Sudan has decided to
gress, Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Labor Committee,
postpone indefinitely t h e
French leftist organiza- trial of the eight Palestinian
National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council,
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Jewish War Veterans, Synagogue Council of America, Na- tions called for two demon- guerrillas who killed three
tional Jewish Welfare Board, American Association for strations Saturday in sup- diplomats, two Americans
Jewish Education, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, United Hias port of the Palestinian cause and a Belgian, while holding,
Service, Joint Cultural Appeal, Yivo Institute of Jewish "wherever it is in danger." the Saudi Embassy in Khar-
Research and National Foundation for Jewish Culture.
One demonstration will toum last March 2.
gather by the graveside
After the slayings, Nu-
MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT: One of the latest major achieve- of Mahmoud el Hamshari,
ments of the LCBC is the establishment of the Joint Cul- the Palestinian representa- meiry and other officials had
tural Appeal, a collective instrument of nine participating tive who died several months publicly pledged an early
national Jewish cultural agencies. The Appeal is now ad- ago after a bomb exploded trial. They said the guerril-
ministered by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture in his home, and the other las would be charged with
of which the young and energetic Rabbi Daniel Jeremy plans to march through the murder.
Now, the officials are
Silver, of Cleveland, is president.
streets of the city.
saying that the Israelis' raid
Some of the agencies that have joined in launching
Among those calling for on Beirut has made it im-
the Joint Cultural Appeal have been in existence as inde-
pendent operations for as long as 85 years. The JCA now the demonstration are the possible to convict the eight
" serves as a unified approach for them to the Jewish Wel- Trotskyist movements, anti- guerrillas. They may be con-
Directed by Hal Youngblood
fare Funds for community share of the funding of their Vietnam organizations and fined for a lengthy period
May 22, 23, 24, 26, 27
Writers Jean Paul-Sartre and
The State Department has
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Jean Genet have announced served notice that no new
that they will be present at ambassador will be sent to
JCC Members & Students $2.00
Khartoum unless the slayers
TEL AVIV — The Tel Aviv medicine, cardiac research
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
Special security measures are brought to trial and
School of Medicine, recently and prosthetic valve develop- will be taken at the Le punished.
18100 Meyers at Curtis, Detroit
renamed the Sackler School ment.
Bourget air show, which
of Medicine, is affiliated with
Meir Hospital at Kfar Sa- opens here Wednesday, to
many hospitals and at least ba was converted from a protect the Israeli pavilion,
15 medical research insti- tuberculosis hospital to a gen- French officials said.
tutes. The school and its af- eral teaching facility. The
Israel will present for the
filiates provide more than hospital focuses on chest dis- first time abroad its surface-
4,000 beds for clinical teach- ease, internal medicine, ob- to-surface Gabriel missile
stetrics and gynecology. Pul- and the two Israeli-made air-
One affiliate, Tel Hasho- monary disease and bron- planes, the Arava and the
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mer Hospital, is famous for chial and asthmatic disorders Commodore jet. French of-
ficials fear that the presence
its research center for en- are researched at Meir.
vironmental health. Neighbor-
At least one mental hospi- of the "Gabriel" at the show
ing Beilinson Hospital is tal is associated with the Tel might provoke Palestinian
known for its research in Aviv school and a rehabili- terrorists to attack the Is-
immunology, auto-immunity, tation hospital is slated to raeli pavilion.
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