nTHE!DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
40 Friday, March 12, 1976
Council Assembly to Hear Brussels II Leader
The Jewish. Community
Council will hold a Delegate
Assembly 8- p.m. Thursday
at Cong. Bnai Moshe. Stan-
ley H. Lowell, chairman of
the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry, will-review
the work of last month's
three day "Brussels II" In-
ternational Conference on
Soviet Jewry, held in Bel-
Lowell was one of the
leaders of the American
delegation in Belgium. He is
Deputy Mayor of New York
City, senior vice president of
the American Jewish Con-
gress, member of the Board
of the United Jewish Ap-
peal, and advisor to the New
York Board of Rabbis.
The nominating commit-
tee's slate of candidates
for election as Council offi-
cers and executive com-
mittee members will be.
announced at the assem-
bly, consideration of five
amendments to the Coun-
cil's constitution, and
presentation of execu-
tive Director Alvin L.
Kushner's quarterly re-
port of Council activities
will also be heard.
The Delegate Assembly
program is open to repre-
sentatives of Council's con-
stituent organizations in the
In other Community
Council news, Joseph L.
Bale-and . Marian Shifman,
chairmen of the Jewish
Community Council's Com-
mittee on International
Concerns reported last week
that metropolitan area Con-
gressmen were urged by tel-
egram-on March 2 to press
for passage of the entire
amount of funds requested
for Israel as called for in
provisions of the Foreign
Aid, Authorization and the
Foreign Aid Appropriations
Also, Harvey L. Weis-
for Yiddish Show
- Music For All Occasions
LI 5 1 1244
Tickets are still available
for the seventh annual Yid-
dish Musical Revue to be
held 7:45 p.m. Sunday at the
Oak Park High School. The
concert will be presented by
Workmen's Circle in cooper-
ation with the Labor Zionist
The revue, "Lebn Zol
Columbus" (Long Live Co=
lumbus) celebrates the
100th anniversary of the
Yiddish theater and the
American Bicentennial. The
performing troupe will he
appearing in more than 50
cities throughout the United
States, Canada and Mexico.
For tickets, call Work-
men's Circle, 537-5440, or
Weddings • Bar Mitzvas
and His Continentals
13721 W. 11 Mile Rd.
CANDIDS • PORTRAITS • MOVIES
dick stein inc.
from one to any number of musicians
Let the Professionals Perform
"music the stein way"
berg, chairman of the Jew-
ish - Community Council's
Broadcast Committee, an-
nounced that "The Secret
Seder", an original televi-
sion drama about the mean-
ing of Passover azd Jewish
identity, has been named
best religoius affiairs pro-
gram in 1975 by the Na-
tional Association of Televi-
sion Program Executives.
"The Secret Seder" was
produced by Evelyn Orbach,
broadcast associate of the
Jewish Community Council,
and first aired last March.
Written by Hal Youngblood
and directed by Monty Sals-
bury, the play concerns the
experiences of two adoles-
cent girls in a French board-
ing school during the Sec-
ond World War who
struggle to maintain their
secret identities as Jews.
Local Doctor Is Seeking Help
for Israel Development Town
Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Bur-
man of Southfield have be-
gun a campaign to help the
people of Yerukam, an Is-
raeli development town of
nearly 9,000 in the Negev.
The Burmans Would also
like to establish a sister
community program be-
tween American communi-
ties and Israeli development
towns, to provide funding,
manpower, technical and
The Burmans are seeking
help and advice in establish-
ing these two projects.
They will assume re-
sponsibility for collecting,
packing and shipping
to Yerukam, near Dimona,
which has many new im-
families and a four-season
Persons who wish to offer
advice, assistance, or contri-
butions of-clothing or funds
can contact Dr. Burman at
his office, 14400 W. McNi-
chols (341-3450), or at home,
25025 Sherwood Circle,
Clothing and linens can
be new or used, but must be
practical and in serviceable
Retarded Association Urges
Support for New Legislation
• • • and Me'
(COpyright 1976, JTA, Inc.)
JEWISH KNOWLEDGE: Take 10 average American
Jewish community leaders and ask each of them 10 ques-
tions concerning important developments in various periods
of Jewish history. How many will know the answers?
None of them is to be blamed for his lack of knowledge.
All are warmhearted Jews dedicated to Jewish causes. They
contribute valuable time and money generously to these
causes. They stand in front of American Jewry in support-
ing Israel and in the fight for the rights of Soviet Jewry.
However, they are very much behind in knowledge of the
Jewish past and of the rich Jewish heritage._
They are a product of a generation in which the par
neglected to implant solid Jewish education in their
dren. They are therefore little aware of the spiritua
cultural values Judaism gave to humanity since ancient
The dedication of a large proportion of American Jews
today to Jewishness finds its expression primarily in con-
tributing to Jewish causes. Philanthropy has always been
one of the pillars of Judaism.
Phi-lanthrophy is, however, only one of the major ex-
, pressions of the spirit of Judaism. It is Jewish knowledge
that serves actually as a fundamental link between the Jew-
ish past and present and which helps to strengthen Jewish
continuity. It is through Jewish knowledge that Jewish con-
sciousness is cemented. Increased Jewish knowledge brings
with it a greater understanding of Jewish heritage and of
the fundamental values which Judaism gave to the world.
A LEADER'S VIEWS: The question of how to
strengthen Jewish knowledge among our present_genera-
tion of Jews in America — youth and adults — is very
much now on the minds of those Jewish leaders who have
The president of the Asso- homes receiving specific lo- a deep interest in Jewish continuity; they would like to see
ciation for the Jewish Re- cal, state or federal - subsi- -.more intensive activities in the field of Jewish education.
tarded, Morton Collins, has dies.
Robert H. Arnow, president of the American Associa-
'issued an appeal for a cam-
The retarded person tion for Jewish Education, who is also very active in the
paign of support for a bill in would automatically begin United Jewish Appeal and is chairman of the board of the
the U.S. House of Repre- receiving SSI payments Jewish Telegraphic Agency, is one of these leaders. His in-
sentatives that would again if he loses his job, and terest in Jewish philanthrophic causes is strong, but he con-
broaden Supplementary Se- claims processing would be
Jewish education of prime importance since he be-
curity Income (SSI) benefits speeded up under the bill, siders
lieves that Jewish knowledge is the fundament of Jewish
to the retarded.
according to Rep. Brodhead. continuity in this country.
Collins described the bill
Under H.R. 10851, spon- as a vital, piece of legislation,
Arnow is of the opinion that the Jewish federations do
sored by Rep. William Brod- and asked for a letter writ- not provide sufficient funds for Jewish educational needs.
head (D-Mich.), retarded ing campaign to spur. House He would like to see a higher priority given to Jewish educa-
persons would be able to passage of the bill. Copies of tion in communal allocations. In memorandum to the
keep their SSI benefits if the bill can be obtained by larger communities, he spelled out an imaginative and ex-
they live with their imme- calling Rep. Brodhead's lo- tensive series of services that could be rendered by the
diate family or live in cal office, 557-1400.
American Association for Jewish Education if funds were
available. He expressed disappointment over the fact while
rhetorically the Jewish community endorses and applauds
Histadrut Plans Annual - Parley the
AAJE planning, it has not yet been moved to supply
more than a fraction of what is concededly the legitimate
The Israel Histadrut 1976: The United States and requirements of this national agency which is the central
Campaign of Metropolitan Israel"
coordination body for national ideological and educational
Detroit will hold its annual
organizations in furtherance of Jewish education in Amer-
Histadrut family seminar
Reservations are limited ica.
and conference May 28-30 at to 100 persons. There will be
the Walter and Mae buzz sessions and arrange-
It is estimated that Jewish education in this country,
Reuther Educational Center ments are being made for meager as it is, reaches the cost of about $250 million a
at Black Lake, Onaway, sightseeing and a trip to year. The Jewish federations throughout the country con-
Mich. A full recreational Mackinac Island. A full rec- tribute at present about $23 million for education pro-
and educational program reational and educational grams; the remainder comes_ from tuition and other
will be offered.
program will be offered. sources.
Top national and Israeli Reservations will be ac-
representatives will again cepted on a first-come-first
THE EDUCATION FRONTS: Jewish education is
be featured as speakers. served baSis. Interested per- now being conducted in this country on three fronts: The
This year one of the topics sons may call the Histadrut Jewish school system with some 425,000 children en-,
will be "Labor in Politics office, 851-0606.
rolled including 75,000 in all-day schools which are mostly
Orthodox; the campus programs for Jewish college stu-
German Exhibits Photos in Israel
dents; and the adult Jewish education courses sponsored by
synagogue groups and the larger Jewish organizations.
BONN — "Contacts in abs living together, light/
Arnow advocates the starting of Jewish education
Jerusalem" is the title of the shadow effects, contrast childhood and continuing it through the adolescent
photographic exhibition by and harmony. Similar exhi- adult years. .
Ernst Vogt of West Ger- bitions by Vogt will be
many which was recently shown in Bremen, Frank-
At present he is especially interested in introducing
opened in the Beth Ha'am furt and other German ci- and strengthening Jewish study programs on the secondary
cultural center, having been ties.
public school level. It is estimated that there are about
jointly organized by the
Vogt, who is engaged in 400,000 Jewish youths attending secondary public schools,
Martin Buber Adult Educa- civic education and is an a large proportion of them drop-outs from the Jewish school
tion Center and the cultural amateur photographer, system after Bar Mitzva. The American Association for
department of the Jerusa- tries to keep the German Jewish Education is now seeking to reach them through in-
lem city administration.
public informed about Is- troducing in their schools some Jewish subjects in some
Vogt exhibited 70 black rael. He has written a book form of ethnic studies. The Jewish drop-outs after Bar
and white photographs on the position of the new Mitzva constitute the greatest problem in Jewish education,
which present Jerusalem left vis-a-vis Israel which
since their Jewish education is very meager and evaporates
from various angles: old and will soon appear in Ger- during their high school years soon after they leave their
new buildings„Jews and Ar- many.