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August 29, 1975 - Image 23

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-08-29

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, August 29, 1975 23

M OVING?

Black Congresswoman Urges Continued Congress Support for Israel

CHICAGO (JTA) — The
American Jewish commu-
nity must redouble its ef-
forts to retain Congres-
sional support for Israel at
weviouF, levels, an Illinois
Congresswoman said at a
meeting held in the Jewish
Federation offices.
Rep. Cardiss Collins (D-
Ill. ). a black legislator \vho
was a member of a congres-
sional delegation that re-
cently visited Israel and
Egypt, told nearly 100 lead-
ers of 37 major Chicago
Jewish organizations that
the increased activity is
needed to offset possible
erosion in traditional sup-
port.
Speaking at a meeting of
the Public Affairs Commit-
tee (PAC) of the Jewish
United Fund, Rep. Collins,
who serves on the influen-
tial House International
Relations Committee, said

that \vhile she foresaw con-
tinued substantial U.S.
to Israel, appropriations
would he limited to levels
Which the U.S. can afford,
given its current economic
difficulties.
In response to questions,
she said that Israel's peo-
ple, despite a sincere de-
sire for peace, felt the im-
minence of war. Because
of their past wartime ex-
periences, this causes
them great anxieties and a
need for allies and con-
stant assurances of sup-
port.
America's black commu-
nity, she noted, was too con-
cerned with its own eco-
no ► ic problems to become
actively involved in the prob-
lems of Israel or the Ameri-
can Jewish community.
However, the black congres-
sional caucus (of 17) has
given substantial support to

NY Federation Grant Provides
$750,000 for Jewish Education

BY BEN GALLOB

(Copyright 1973, .JTA, Inc.)

A $750,000 grant for Jew-
ish education, which will
provide increased funding
for scholarships for day
schools and supplementary
schools and for renovation
of school buildings in New
York City, has been an-
nounced by the Federation
of Jewish Philanthropies for
the 1975-76 school year.
The grant from the Pro-
gram Development Fund for
Jewish Education (PDF)
represents an increase of
$150,000 over PDF alloca-
tions of $600,000 for those
and related purposes for
each of the prior two school
years, according to Freder-
ick P. Rose, federation pres-
ident.
Rose said the fund, which
is administered by the fed-
eration's Board of Jewish
Education, had "a pivotal
role" in enabling more chil-
dren to obtain a Jewish edu-
cation through scholarship
assistance. Last year, he
said, 1750 scholarships were
provided to 149 yeshivas and
day schools and 300 scholar-
ships to 60 supplementary
schools through an alloca-
tion of $375,000. The alloca-
tion for the coming school
year provides $390,000 for
such scholarship aid.

Chief Rabbi Yossef
on Argentina Tour

BUENOS AIRES (JTA)
— Israeli Sephardic Chief
Rahhi Ovadia Yossef, here
as a guest of the Argentine
Sephardic Coordinating
Conference, told a news con-
ference that while he does
not comment on political
matters he prays for peace
and understanding in the
Middle East.
Ile said he had met with
Jewish leaders had an
audience with Msgr. Juan
Carlos Aramburs, arch-
bishop of Buenos Aires
Whom he invited to visit Is-

rael.

In this world a wheel is
constantly moving around.
—The Talmud

Solomon Litt, PDF
chairman, said $150,000
was allocated last year for
school building renova-
tion. This year, the grant
for such purposes is
$200,000, with the addi-
tional $50,000 allocated for
yeshivas and day schools
with particularly serious
deterioration problems.
The $750,000 grant in-
cludes $10,000 to continue a
uniform testing program
started by the BJE last year
in cooperation with 19 mem-
ber schools of the Yeshiva
High School Principals
Council of Metropolitan
New York. The program
replaced with a single exam-
ination the multiple tests
previously required for high
school admission which,
during the past school year
involved 1151 students from
nearly 100 elementary yesh-
ivas and day schools.
The BJE "Survival
Through Education Drive,"
the first media-based pro-
motional campaign ever
held to increase Jewish
school enrollment, will have
a $50,000 budget for the
next school year, half of
which will come from the
PDF.
Another $25,000 will he
used for the school consoli-
dation prograT started in
1974. With use of PDF
funds, 22 small Jewish
schools were merged into
nine viable units, Rose said.
A pioneer project to create
special Jewish education
classes for learning-disabled
children in the Bronx,
Brooklyn and Queens was
started last year by the BJE
with a $10,000 PDF grant.
The grant has been re-
newed.
Rose also reported that
$90,000 will be spent for
quality 'education projects
to enable Jewish schools to
test innovative programs
to enhance the quality of
the education they pro-
vide.
In addition to the PDF
grant, nearly $1.2 million is
provided to the BJE an-
nually for work with Jewish
schools of all denominations
in the metropolitan area.

measures favoring Israel.
Rep. Collins also said that
African nations have moved
away from a staunch pro-
Arab stance. In her recent
meetings in Africa with
leaders of 11 nations, she
sensed the consensus that
Israel should not be ousted
from the United Nations.

Tennis Tournament
Defers to Jews

NEW YORK — The Anti-
Defamation League of Bnai
Brith said that on behalf of
the U.S. Open Tennis Cham-
pionships it is making ar-
rangements for Jewish con-
tenders and their out-of-
town guests to attend reli-
gious services on the days
the tournament conflicts
with Rosh Hashana.
Robert Kohler, director of
ADL's New York regional
office, said that with the
agreement of William F.
Talbert, chairman and di-
rector of the nation's most
important tennis event, he
has called upon spiritual
leaders of all Jewish congre-
gations near the West Side
Tennis Club in Forest Hills
to welcome "the stranger
among us - and accommo-
date the worshipers.

"Aral) promises of low-
priced oil and economic sup-
port to African nations have
not been kept," she stated.
"The Africans realize that
the Arabs are not their
friends. - But rather than
taking positive stances to-

ward Israel, African nations
are "neutral - at present.
Considered here a staunch
supporter of aid to Israel,
Rep. Collins recently criti-
cized For Administration
moves to sell missiles to Jor-
dan.

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