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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-03-29

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Friday, March 29, 1974-33

Women to Hear
of Experiences
on Israel Mission

Mrs. Albert (Merry) Silber
will report on the American
Jewish Congress convention
mission to Israel at a meet-
ing of the AJC Detroit
women's division noon Mon-
day at the Hunters Ridge
club house.




The Amer i c an Jewish
Congress convention, held in
New York Feb. 16-18, recon-
vened in Jerusalem the
following day.
Mrs. Philip Rader, presi-
dent, and Mrs. Matilda Ru-
bin, program chairman, in-
vite the public to hear Mrs.
Silber, a past president of
American Jewish Congress.
Dessert and coffee will pre-
cede her talk.


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Russian Immigrants Invited
to Lubavitcher Workshop

A program of assistance,
training and education in re-
ligious observance has been
launched by Nshei Chabad-
women's arm of Lubavitch
organization — for Detroit
area immigrants from the
Soviet Union or other East-
ern European countries.
The group is offering help,
both financial and educa-
tional. Services include ar-
r a n g i n g circumcision for
children of any age, estab-
lishing and maintaining a
kosher kitchen, observing
learning about Shabat and
festivals, Hebrew language
and Torah tutoring, acquisi-
tion and installation of mezu-
zot, Bar Mitzva arrange-
ments, tefilin instruction and
philosophical orientation With-
in Judaism. Recently, Luba-
vitch arranged for the brit
milah and naming of a 3-
year-old Russian boy.
The Lubavitch Hasidic
movement originated in
Russia and has many Rus-
sian-born adherents.
This Sunday at 3 p.m.,
Nshei Chabad will host a
special Passover Workshop
and Program for all immi-
grant families at the Luba-

vitcher Center. Laws and
customs of Passover will be
explained and taught to the
adults in Yiddish and Rus-
sian, while the Passover
story and other entertain-
ment in Russian will be pre-
sented to the children. Nshei
women will explain their pro-
gram of kashering homes for
Passover and other services
they have made available for
the immigrant families.
Transportation will be pro_
vided. All those knowing any
immigrant families are asked
to bring the program to their
For information, call the
Lubavitcher Center, 548-2666.

Early Deadline

Because the second day
of Passover will occur on
Monday, April 8, The
Jewish News will have an
early deadline for the is-
sue of Friday, April 12.
All copy must arrive at
The Jewish News office
by noon Friday, April 5.
If late copy is still usable,
it will be held for the fol-
lowing week.

for information call 557-5447 , 255-0727

Local Members Express Dissent
From NCJW Position on DeFunis

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The position taken by the
National Council of Jewish
Women relative to the con-
troversial DeFunis Supreme
Court case has not been ac-
cepted with enthusiasm by
all. members on the local
level. Many complain that
the NCJW's support of af-
firmative action is, in effect.
support of a quota system.
At a recent meeting of the
board of the NCJW Detroit
section, state legislative
chairman Susan Miller ex-
plained the national group's
position on the suit brought
by a student against the
University of Washington
Law School. Marco DeFunis,
a Sephardic Jew, charged
that preferential treatment
for admission to the school
was given to members of
minority groups and that he
was denied equal protection
of the law under the 14th
NCJW, along with the
Union of American Hebrew
Congregations social action
commission and other
groups, supported the law
school's contention that its
admissions policy was an ef-
fort to "undo effects of past
segregation." In opposition
were the Anti-Defamation
League, American Jewish
Congress and American Jew-
ish Committee, among
Mrs. Miller emphasized

that "By resolution, by con-
viction and in practice,
NCJW emphatically rejects
the notion of quotas. But we
do support granting of spe-
cial consideration to mem-
bers of disadvantaged groups.
who meet reasonable quali-
She suggested that the dif-
ference between affirmative
action and a quota is that
the former is a "positive
effort to achieve a goal by
giving preferential treatment
to those minority groups who
have suffered discrimination
in the past" whereas a quota
limits the numbers of any
one minority which can
Mrs. Miller added that
while the national body was
firm in its support of affirm-
ative action, "As individual
sections we may either ap-
prove . . . or take no position
at all . . . As council mem-
bers none of us can •expect
to agree 100 per cent with all
the positions taken by our
organization. But we will all
continue to work for Council
and its programs . . ."

CJFWF Women Confer Here

Women in the top echelon of Jewish philanthropy and
fund-raising in major Midwestern and Canadian commu-
nities were guests of Detroit's Women's Division of the
Jewish Welfare Federation last Wednesday. Seventeen com-
munities were represented by the 63 women who attended
the day-long meeting in the Fred M. Butzel Memorial Build-
ing. The annual meeting of the committee on communal
service was sponsored by the national Council of Jewish
Federations and Welfare Funds. At the speakers' table
during the discussion and evaluation of 1974 campaign
techniques and results were, from left, Mrs. Merle Harris,
1974 chairman of the women's division of the Allied Jewish
Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund, CJF director of women's
communal service Beth Hurwitz, meeting chairman Mrs.
J. A. L. Heppner of Montreal, Mrs. Herbert S. Manning of
Chicago, and Detroit women's division president Mrs.
Morris J. Brandwine, Mrs. Heppner is associate chairman
of CJF Women's Communal Service and Mrs. Manning is
a vice chairman.

omen s Utubs

ZEDAKAH CLUB will meet
noon Monday at the North-
gate Apts. club house. Plans
will be made for the April
24 donor event at the Raleigh
TER, Pioneer Women, will
meet noon Monday at the
Charterhouse Apts. c 1 u b
room. Israel Kaplansky will
give an illustrated lecture on
"The Enjoyment of the
Arts." Refreshments will be
served, and guests are in-

of the Eastern Star, will
meet 7:30 p.m. Monday at
Eureka Temple. For reser-
vations to the April 15
dinner, by April 11. call Jean
Schwartz, 534-4887, or Fay
Herwitz, 548-9248.

FIGHTERS will have a
board meeting noon Monday
at the Raleigh House. Lunch-
eon will be served.
* *
TER, Pioneer Women, will
meet 8 p.m. Monday at the
Whitehall Apts. club house.
Miriam Hoberman will give

a lecture on Israel and show
slides from her recent trip.
Guests and prospective mem-
bers are invited.

* * *

will meet 2 p.m. Sunday at
Hadassah House. Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Kowalsky will
show slides and sneak on
"How American Pioneers
Settle in Israel Today." A
social hour will follow, and
guests are invited.

neer Women, will have its
annual champagne dinner
7:30 p.m. Saturday at the
Labor Zionist Institute. There
also will be a boutique auc-
tion. For reservations, call
Mrs. Jack Koretz, 398 2366.


Couples Set Meeting

Montefiore Lodge, Free
Sons of Israel, will have an
open meeting 8:30 p.m. April
9 at the Whitehall Apts. club
house. A social and games
will follow, and refreshments
will be served. New mem-
ber couples are invited. For
information call Mrs. Roz
Neuman, 863-8486, or Mrs.
Lil Rice, 643-6107.

Cultural Calendar

of Events in Detroit Jewish Community

Mrs. Beame Honored

Week of March 29-April 4

by Yeshiva U. Group

March 31-10 a.m.—Bnai Brith Presidents Brunch, with Dr.
William A. Wexler, guest speaker, at Cong. Beth
Abraham-Hillel. Admission.
—7:30 p.m.—Film "A Day in the Life of Ivan
Denisovich," sponsored by Junior Young Israel
Teens at young Israel Center of Oak-Woods. Ad-
mission. 398-1177.
—7:30 p.m..--Mischa Lefkowitz and Tanya Klempt-
ner, in concert at Cong. Beth Achim. Free tick-
ets. 352-8670.
—8 p.m.—Marcia Freedman: "Jerusalem Update:
the Politics of Israel" at the Jewish Center. Free.
—8 p.m.—"Folk Songs Around the World" with
Farid and Sheila, at Cong. Bnai Moshe Town
Hall. Admission. LI 8-9000. •
April 2-8:15 0.111.
Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum: Jewish-
Christian Relations: the Unfinished Agenda," at
Adat Shalom Synagogue. Free.
3-8:15 p.m.—Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum: "Evangelism:
Future Omens and Portents for Jews" Midrasha
Institute Lecture at United Hebrew Schools Au-
ditorium. Free.

NEW YORK — Mrs. Abra-
ham Beame, wife of the
mayor of New York, was
honored by the Yeshiva Uni-
versity Women's Organiza-
tion at its 46th annual donor
luncheon at the Waldorf-
Astoria Hotel. Mrs. Beanie
was given a plaque for her
many interests in civic and
community life by Max J.
Etra, chairman of the univer-
sity's board of trustees.

For you shall not go out in
haste, nor depart in flight;
for the Lord shall go before
you, and the God of Israel
shall be your rearguard.
—Isaiah 52:12.

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