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October 01, 1976 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-10-01

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Boris Smolar's.

'Between You
... and Me'

Editor-in-Chief
Emeritui, JTA

(Copyright 1976. JTA, Inc.)

CJFWF ALERT: The Council of Jewish Fed-
erations and Welfare Funds, the central national
instrument of about 800 Jewish communities in
this country and Canada, alerted this week its
affiliated communities to the fact that the $500
million they raised in 1976 — although a signific-
ant achievement — will not be enough to meet,
-ging the new Jewish year, the responsibilities
for human needs in the U.S. and in Is-
rael.
Reports presented at the four-day CJFWF
board meeting— held in New York Sept. 16-19 —
indicated that the $500-million is not enough to
keep pace with inflation in financing existing
services. Nor is it enough to carry out planned
innovative programs in the fields of Jewish edu-
cation and of enhancing Jewish identity and
commitment — fields which are considered the
springboard for all the communal efforts of
American Jewry.
SPECIAL PROBLEMS: A major problem is
the setting of new priorities in the allocation of
funds for local and national programs. Some
programs — like improving Jewish education
and work among college youth — have become a
prime necessity requiring higher priority in the
budget of the communities. A change in
priorities is necessitated also because some
agencies are suffering from drastic reductions in
financial aid they have been receiving from fed-
eral, state and municipal funds.
At present the larger proportion of the funds
raised by the Jewish communities in their an-
nual campaigns goes for human needs in Israel,
through the United Jewish Appeal, under an
existing leadership agreement. The prevailing
opinion is that the communities must retain the
existing proportion in the allocations between
the overseas and local services, and that any
other action would be a breach of good faith.
A CJFWF leaders see it, the solution of the
problem of increased funds for local needs lies in
getting increased contributions. Suggestions are
being made that the proceeds of fund-raising
drives be divided among local, domestic and
overseas needs in the same proportion as during
the last years, while the increase in funds raised
to be allocated on a 50-50 basis.
A SENSITIVE ISSUE: A sensitive issue now
brewing — which will come more to the surface
during the new Jewish year — invokes aid to
Soviet Jews who leave Russia to emigrate to Is-
rael. Many of them change their minds as they
cross the Soviet frontier to the free world. They
remain as refugees in Vienna and in Rome, in the
hope of securing entrance to the United States
and Canada.
Their strategy has an effect on Soviet Jews
who have already been absorbed by Israel. Some
of the latter emulate their example by finding
their way back from Israel to Rome where they
similarly apply for U.S. visas.
The Soviet Jews congregated in Rome are
creating a burden for the Joint Distribution
Committee and the HIAS. They receive the
-necessary aid from the two organizations, but
:hile those who have not reached Israel are
i iven freedom of choice as to their final destina-
tion, a question is now being raised by some
Jewish leaders whether Jews from the Soviet
Union who have already been brought to Israel
— and helped to settle there on funds coming
from the American Jewish community — should
again be helped in Rome by American Jewish
organizations for a second emigration.
There Are today about 15,000 Soviet Jewish
immigrants in this country. They are absorbed
by Jewish communities in more than 130 cities —
a large part of them in New York. More than
6,000 Soviet Jews are expected to be arriving in
the U.S. during 1976, before the year is over. It
costs approximately $4,000 per family unit and it
takes from three to four months on the average
to absorb a family of four into the community.
During that time, the organized local com-
munities provide the newcomers with housing,
food, financial assistance, educational and voca-
tional guidance and other services.

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Prayer Seen Offensive to Jews
Cut From Episcopal Liturgy

NEW YORK (JTA) —
The American Jewish
Committee hailed the de-
cision of the Episcopal
Church to remove from
its revised Book of Com-
mon Prayer a hymn that
has been considered of-
fensive to Jews.
The decision to delete
the offending passages
was finalized by the
House of Bishops at the
Episcopal Church gov-
erning convention.
In a telegram to Bishop
John Allin, presiding
bishop of the Episcopal
Church, Rabbi Marc H.
Tanenbaum, AJCommit-
tee's national director of
interreligious affairs, and
Rabbi A. James Rudin,
assistant director of the
committee's department
of interreligious affairs,
called the deletion an
"historic act of respect for
Judaism and friendship
for the Jewish people."
The controversial hymn,
known as the "Impro-
peria" or "Reproaches,"
consisted of two early
medieval poems that ac-
cused the Jewish people of
ingratitude for their de-
liverance from Egypt and
held them collectively re-
sponsible for the crucifix-
ion.
It had appeared as part
of the Good Friday liturgy
in an experimental ver-
sion of the book; titled
"The Draft Proposed
Book of Common Prayer,"
of which 50,000 copies
were published last Feb-
ruary.
In May, responding to
numerous objections
from scholars, liturgists
and individuals within
the Episcopal Church, as
well as from Roman
Catholic, Protestant. and
Jewish leaders, the
Church's Standing
Liturgical Commission
withdrew the Reproaches
from the recommended
text, and set up a commit-
tee to suggest alternative
material.
In their telegram,

Friday, October 1, 1976 11

ATLAS ALARM
SYSTEMS

Tanenbaum and Rudin re-
ferred to the fact that the
AJComrnittee had
supplied research infor-
mation, first to Vatican
Council II, and later to the
Episcipal Church, in an ef-
fort to secure the deletion
of the Reproaches from
both Catholic and Episci-
pal liturgies.
Archbishop John R.
Quinn, chairman of the
Catholic Bishops' Com-
mittee on the liturgy, has
stated that the subject of
the Reproaches in
Catholic liturgy will be
discussed by his commit-
-
tee this fall, Tanenbaum
reported. In preparation
for that meeting, he ad-
ded, the Archbishop has
circulated an AJCommit-
tee study citing negative
references to Jews and
Judaism in Catholic
liturgy.

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WIN A SUKKAH

The holiday of Sukkot is a special holiday to all of us. The many symbols of •
the holiday help us to maintain the links with our past that we need so
desperately in these troubled times. It is necessary to continue the building
of Sucuot in our community. The N.C.S.Y. group in this area is sponsoring a
raffle. The winner will receive a Sukkah. N.C.S.Y. will build it for the winner
and Sponsor a Kiddush in the Sukkah. The cost of this raffle, which is tax
deductible, is one dollar. We urge all those that feel as we do, that this is a
worthy cause, to send in the form below.

N.C.S.Y.17071 W. 10 Mile Rd.Southfield, Michigan 48075

Dear N.C.S.Y.,
I agree with this project please send me
dollar(s).

raffle(s) enclosed is my check for

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Israel's Nurses
End Their Strike

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Is-
rael's
two-week-old
nurses' strike ended on
Rosh Hashana eve with a
clear-cut victory for the
nurses who were prom-
ised additional com-
pensation. The gov-
ernment claimed, how=
ever, that wage limits
have not been violated.
Nurses were back on
duty at hospitals and
clines last week, but
physicians are persisting
in their work slowdown
with the result that
health services have not
entirely returned to nor-
mal.
Under a three-year ag-
reement reached with the
government, hospital
nurses will receive an ad-
ditional IL 9,000 (about
$1,123) in the first year,
IL 9,600 the second and
IL 11,400 in the third
year.
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