42 Friday, November 26, 1976
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Abraham Regelson, Israeli
Poet, to Speak Here Dec. 1-2
He will speak Wednes-
world renowned Hebrew day evening to the high
poet and translator, will school students of the
speak here Wednesday Greater Detroit Jewish
and Thursday at sessions schools. On Thursday
of Hebrew teachers and evening he will address
students, it was an- the Midrasha assembly
nounced this week.
and the faculty of the Un-
Regelson is coming to ited Hebrew Schools and
the United States from the Shaarey Zedek
Israel, where he has been teacher's group. Both lec-
making his home with his tures will be delivered at
family, at N'vei Ephraim the Shaarey Zedek.
--.Monasson, to receive the
1976 New York Univer-
Regelson was the
sity Newman Literary translator into Hebrew of
His lectures here are People's Epic" and other
being sponsored under works by the Detroit poet.
the auspices of Congrega- During his stay here, Re-
tion Shaarey Zedek Cul- gelson will be the house
guest of Mr. and Mrs.
JNF Plans Annual
Author of a score of
books in Hebrew, trans-
lator of many works from
The annual meeting of English,
will be National
held at 8:15
c, --2 Tn.
at the Zionist
it was his
announced by Mark E. from the Irish.
Schlussel, president of
the Greater Detroit JNF
Admitted to Bar
A complete slate of offi-
Howard L. Shifman, a
cers and members of the recent cum laude reci-
Board of Directors will be pient of the Juris Doctor
chosen. Reports will be degree, has been admit-
presented. Refreshments ted to the State Bar. He is
will be served. For infor- a law clerk for Court of
mation, call the JNF of- Appeals Judge Nathan J.
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JEWISH LEADERSHIP: I like to attend the Gen-
eral Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations
and Welfare Funds. Its five-day sessions reflect all
that is going on in Jewish communal life, but I am also
attracted by the composition of its 2,000 delegates.
From year to year the number of younger people
sent by the hundreds ofJewish communities and their
agencies to the Assembly keeps on growing. Years ago
I used to know some 90 percent of the delegates.
Gradually I came to know less and less of them. New
faces began to appear. Young faces. Young leadership.
They brought with them freshness, vigor and — what
is most important — assurance of Jewish continuity.
At the General Assembly in Philadelphia I was
especially impressed with the fact that among the
multitude of delegates there were less grey-haired
persons and more men and women of the younger gen-
eration. The transformation process in the composi-
tion of communal leadership was very much visible.
Who says that the Jewish community in this country is
in danger of losing continuity? A look at the younger
activists participating in the CJF Assembly — and the
fact that many of them are coming in more and more
into the ranks of top community leadership — is the
best guarantee of Jewish continuity.
CHANGE AND CONTINUITY: The Council of
Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, which has to
its credit marvelous achievements in Jewish com-
munal life, had foreseen some 20 years ago that a
generation ofJewish leadership would soon be passing
from the scene and that other men and women have to
be attracted to accept the mantle of responsibility.
With foresight and •vision it led the communities to
establish Young Leadership Awards in order to de-
velop young leaders — trained, committed, equipped
to meet challenges that lay ahead.
At the Assembly in Philadelphia, the 20th
anniversary of Leadership Awards was marked by in-
troducing 120 winners this year. There had been
about 2,000 award winners from 1956 until this year.
A survey of the past winners shows that more than 50
of them went on to be presidents of their Federations.
Another 188 have served either as general campaign
chairmen or as presidents of local agencies. Fully 85
percent of all award winners have been active on
boards of directors with more than 400 serving as offi-
NOVEL APPROACHES: At the Assembly sessions
in Philadelphia — there were five sessions on leader-
ship development — the participating young leaders
addressed themselves to various problems faced by
the Jewish communities, including the problem of en-
hancing the commitment of young people who are
flowing into Jewish communal life in great numbers.
Novel approaches were devised at the Assembly in
an effort to highlight to the young leaders themselves
some of the extra dimensions required to be effective.
At the same time, Jerold C. Hoffberger, CJFWF presi-
dent, addressing the 2,000 delegates at the opening
session of the Assembly, emphasized that one of the
five major areas which Federation leaders must al-
ways keep in mind is the continuation of providing
more opportunities and meaningful involvement for
young people, by placing them — commensurate with
capabilities — on Federations and agency boards and
committees. Also by sponsoring new programs that
young people can relate to and participate in.
The role of the Jewish woman in communal lead-
ership was similarly emphasized at the Assembly be-
fore the large number of women delegates. The As-
sembly applauded communities where women are par-
ticipating in the highest policy-making and decision-
making bodies in the Federations, on boards of com-
munal agencies, and in the campaign structure. The
Assembly called attention to the fact that the poten-
tials for the involvement of women are far greater
than have been realized.
Facts collected by the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions and Welfare Funds established that one of every
20 Federation presidents is a woman. So is one of six
vice presidents, one of six members of executive com-
mittees, one of five board members, one of four mem-
bers of allocations and planning committees, and one
of three chairmen of these committees.
Jewish News in Time Capsule
The special Jewish
News Bicentennial issue
of July 2, 1976, will be in-
cluded with the papers
and memorabilia to be
sealed in the state of
Michigan's official time
The capsule will be
placed in the Michigan
History museum in Lans-
ing and will be opened
July 4, 2076.
Daniel Menoza (1764-
1836), the British Jewish
champion, is considered
to be the father of scien-
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