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September 14, 1973 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-09-14

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UJA Monies to Israel Education Fund
Cover Wide Scope in Aid to Schools

Concerts of Israel

cal music lovers will receive
a treat this fall. The Bank
Leumi Trust Company here
has arranged to bring in
tapes of Israel Philharmonic
concerts and will present
them on a two-hour weekly
concert to be broadcast on
WQXR-AM and FM Wednes-
day nights.



By MURRAY ZUCKOFF system essential to their alem which was named in
honor of the people in Den-
growth and strength.
JTA News Editor
(Copyright 1973, JTA, Inc.)
The IEF's construction mark for their heroic rescue
NEW YORK— Philip Zin- and scholarship program was of almost the entire Danish
man, president of the Israel based on a recommendation Jewish population in 1943,
Education Fund who is also by Zalman Aranne, Israel's donated and paid for three
a national chairman of the minister of education and kindergarten schools—one in
United Jewish Appeal and a culture in 1964 and validated Jerusalem, one in Kiryat
If a man does not plow in
member of its board of di- by a 1964 educator's mission Gat and one in Beersheba— the summer, what will he eat
rectors and a member of the which included specialists
in the winter?
board of the Jewish Agency, from the New York and tion to a comprehansive
—Midrash Mishle
related the scope of the California educational sys-
IEF's multiform activities tems and the Educational
Friday, Sept. 14, 1973-17
during an interview in his Facilities Laboratory of the THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
office at the national UJA Ford Foundation.
headquarters in New York.
The mission, at the invita-
"We've come a long way 1:- - n of the UJA spent two
since we started in 1964. The intensive weeks in Israel in
schools built with money March 1964, studying the
donated to the IEF are pro- country's major educational
Aicing enough youngsters needs, particularly in the
with training to provide in- area of secondary schooling.
dustry with skilled and semi- Armed with a series of re-
skilled workers, Zinman said. commendations offerd by
Despite the highly success- Aranne, the UJA decided to
ful development and role of assume the responsibility for
the IEF comprehensive high raising the funds to help
schools, youth centers, com- meet Israel's burdgeoning
munity centers, libraries, pre-kindergarten and trade
sports facilities and pre- school needs and established
kindergarten schools, 'there the IEF in September 1964.
is still a long road ahead in
In many areas in Israel,
terms of providing additional
in development
and up-to-date education fa-
cilities for all and teachers towns and disadvantaged
qualified for higher teaching localities, the IEF educa-
ranks and new educational tional and educational re-
lated facilities comprise the
methods," he said.
communal life of the area,
Providing facilities is a a configuration that provides
complex matter and a full- an almost total mode of ex-
time job, especially so be- istance for the residents and
cause the IEF has only three the constant stream of new
top people in its entire opera- olim.
tion. Ambassador Y a k o v
In addition to providing
Avnon, an Israeli, is current-
ly on leave from Israel's educational opportunities and
foreign ministry to spend a fulfillments, and providing
year in the U.S. as the IEF's the basis for life-style, in-
executive director; Eliezer tegration, cultural develop-
Shavit, executive director of ment, the IEF also engages
the IEF in Israel; and Zin- in a great deal of experimen-
tation to meet continuing and
man, the lay leader.
The practical basis for the
Zinman noted that the IEF
IEF operation is, of course,
money. Where does the this year launched a series of
money come from? How does educational innovations to
the IEF operate? Who and help alleviate the tremendous
what determines the kind of shortage of property accred-
educational and educational ited or certified teachers.
related facilities that will be
Specifically, the task of
built and where they are go- building the first teacher's
ing to be placed?
college, to be located in Tel
The entire IEF operation Aviv, was undertaken by the
"is conditioned and controlled women's division of the UJA
by the fact that we are an of Greater New York at the
official part of the UJA," cost of $1,000,000. The col-
Zinman said. "All gifts are lege, Zinman said, provides
made to our fund through a three-year course.
the UJA. We do not solicit
Zinman said: "The wom-
a gift until the person has en's division pledged $3,000,-
made his annual contribution 000 for three years' programs
to the UJA campaign. The and selected the teachers'
gift to the IEF has to be college for 1973. In 1974 it
over and above the regular will be for an administra-
contribution to the UJA and tor's and senior teachers'
we will accept no less than college in Jerusalem. This
$100,000 payable over a will enable teachers to go on
period of up to five years. to higher teaching ranks and
The only exception to this administration and give them
$100,000 minimum, Zinman the opportunity to obtain cert-
said, is for individual women ification for newer teaching
who are either divorced or methods."
seperated from their hus-
Zinman, was a donor to the
bands or widows. They can reading library at the Tru-
make a minimum contribu- man Center of the Hebrew
tioon of $35,000 for a pre- University on Mt. Scopus, one
kindergarten school.
of the original 10 donors to
All contributions, he added the Denmark School in Jerus-
must be made in the form of
a written pledge. Before the
IEF campaign was launched Orthodox Calls Supreme
The plaids are big, the checks are bold and the
in 1964 the UJA received tax Court School-aid Ruling
solids are superb . . . Eagle, Stanley Blacker,
exempt status for the pro- `Time Bomb for Religious'
Hammonton Park, Grenider are just a few of the
NEW YORK — The June
ject from the Internal Rev-
decision of the U.S. Supreme
enue Service.
names you'll find in sizes to fit the long, short and
The IEF, Zinman related, Court on non-public school
tall. Our old world tailors will put their skilled
was established by the UJA aid includes a "hardly de-
fingers to work and have your selection ready in
leadership to enlist the aid tected time-bomb which
of American Jews in over- could spell the death knell to
time for the holidays.
coming a serious shortage any legislation on any issue
of facilities and teachers in raised by minority religious
Greenfield at 101/2 Mile Roads
the middle years of education groups to protect their
in Israel. Its aim was to pro- rights," was charged by
vide the people of Israel Rabbi Moshe Sherer, exceu-
with a cornerstone for the tive president of Agudath
Shifman's and most major credit cards honored
viable modern high school Israel of America.




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