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September 05, 1975 - Image 39

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-09-05

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Survey Finds Jewish Women Engage
Less in Pre-Marital Sex Than Peers

formation provided by some
11)0,000 American women,
responding to a national
survey by Redbook maga-
zine on female sexuality,
indicates that Jewish
Nvomen engage in less pre-
marital or extra-marital sex
than do Catholic or Protes-
tant women but that very
substantial numbers of Jew-
ish women do engage in
such activities.
The results of the survey,
released last month, were
obtained from responses to
a questionnaire published in
the October 1974 issue of the
magazine. The women re-
sponding were mainly be-
tween the ages of 20 and 34.
The study was described by
the magazine as one of the
_largest ever conducted on
the sexual practices of mar-
ried young, middle-class
The study showed that
73.1 percent of the Jewish
women reported they had
had pre-marital sex, com-
pared with 78.6 percent of
Catholic women and 80.5
percent of Protestant

After marriage, 26 per-
cent of Jewish women said
they engaged in extra-
marital sex, while 26.7
percent of the Catholic

wives and 31.1 percent of
the Protestant wives said
they did.

The number of Jewish
women reporting both pre-
marital and extra-marital
sex- also was the lowest
among the three groups —
17 percent, compared with
19.4 percent of Catholic
women and 23.7 percent of
Protestant women. The per-
centage of Jewish women
answering the question-
naire was 3.7, roughly com-
parable to the Jewish pro-
portion of the total
American population.
The data on ages and reli-
gious backgrounds of the
respondents was based on
replies from all women an-
swering the questionnaire,
which also indicated that 95
percent were white. The
data on sexual behavior was
based on an analysis of a
subsample of 18,349 replies
made by a professional sta-
tistical organization.

The study also showed
that of the three religious
groups, Jews had the larg-
est positive response when
asked how they would rate
their marriage. Of those
answering, 76.6 percent of
the Jewish women said
their marriage was good
or very good, while 75.1
percent of the Catholics
and 74.9 percent of the

Goldie Adler to Narrate
Fashion Show for Bonds

Goldie Adler, a past recip-
ient of the Israel Bonds
Eleanor Roosevelt Humani-
ties Award and leader of the
Israel Bonds campaign since
its inception, will be com-
mentator of the All-Israel
Fashion Show to be held
Sept. 24 at Cong. Shaarey
Organizers of the fashion
show include Mesdames
David Pollack, women's di-
vision chairman; Morris
Starkman, luncheon chair-
man; Samuel Hamburger,
diamond trustee chairman:
Nathan L. Fink, golden
sponsor chairman; Pearl
Nosan, sponsor chairman;
Sidney Schwartz, sponsor
The committee consists

Mesdames Norman Allan,
Leonard Baruch, Irving Belinsky,
Aaron Berg. Louis Berry, Robert
Burk, Allen Charlupski, Albert
Colman, Henry Dorfman. Elmer
P. Ellias. Paul Feldman, Walter I.
Field. Leonard Fink, Arnold E.
Frank, Sidney Friedlaender, Har-
old Glen, Irwin Green, David Her-
melin, Norma Hudosh, Maxwell
.Jospey, Rachel Kurtzman, Sidney
Z. Leib. Maurice J. Lezell, Max
Lichter, .John Mames, Louis Mil-
grom, Albert Newman, George C.
Parzen, Manuel Pastor, Lloyd J.
Paul, Terry Podolsky, Felix Ro-

Early Deadline

Because of Yom Kip-
pur, The Jewish News
will have an early dead-
line of noon Friday, Sept.
12, for publicity to ap-
pear in the issue of Sept.

Protestants said the same.
Despite their high ap-
praisal of their marriage,

Jewish women said they
were the least happy of the
three groups. Only 52.2 per-
cent of the Jews said that
they were happy most of the
time, compared with 53.7
percent of the Catholics and
57.6 percent of the Protes-
The study was designed to
see how cultural changes
have affected the sexual
practices of married women
of all ages since the land-
mark report by Dr. Albert
Kinsey 22 years ago. The
data has been donated to the
Institute for Sex Research,
Inc., founded by Dr. Kinsey
at Indiana University.


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You Just Got A Raise!

If you were discharged after January, 1955, you may still be eligible for V.A.
educational benefits. If you qualify Marygrove College has a program for you and
you do not need a high school diploma to enroll.

Attending Marygrove's Career Prep Program for 12 hours per week at night and
on weekends will qualify you for full time educational benefits. The Career Prep
Program will prepare you for entrance to the program of your choice.

You can't lose . . . The financial benefits far exceed the costs. For example, a
married man with a child will receive approximately $1,440.00 per semester TAX
FREE while in the program. After tuition and fees he still has over $1,000 left.


Fall Semester begins September 12, 1975 — Register NOW! Call or mail the
following to:


Continuing Education
Marygrove College
8425 West McNichols Road
Detroit, Michigan 48221
Tel. (313) 862-8000

senzweig, Victor Ross, Julius
Schaumberg, Morris L. Schaver,
I. William Sherr, Franklin Siden,
I. Walter Silver, Milton F. Sim-
mons, Philip Slomovitz, Myron
Spalter. Max Stollman, Lawrence
Wayne, Alvin Weisberg and
Harvey L. Weisberg.

The fashion show will in-
clude a come-early-browse-
and-shop special feature of
Israel arts and crafts. For
reservations or information,
call the Israel Bond office,

Chairman Named
for ORT Parley

Henry S. Pressman, of Riv-

erdale, N.Y. was named
chairman of the forthcom-
ing 2:3rd Biennial National
Convention of Women's
American ORT, to be held
Oct. 26-30 in New York City.
It is expected that 2,000
delegates, representing- the
125,000 memhers, of Wom-
en's American ORT in 1,000
chapters from coast to coast
will attend the convention.


am interested in (check one):



A program to prepare me for college

A regular college program


❑ Yes




can attend classes on (check three of the following for full time equivalency):

6:00-9:45 pm

8:00-11:45 am

1 :00-4:45 pm

❑ No

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