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February 04, 1977 - Image 56

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-02-04

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56 Friday, February 4, 1977


Masterminded Physics Building on Bar-Ilan University
Campus at Ramat Gan, Israel, Is Defined by Experts

structed physics building
Dr. Eugene Greenfield, a on the Bal-Ilan campus
Hebrew scholar in his had gained acclaim from
own right, does much of heads of the scientific
the translating of articles profession in many lands.
by Bar-Ilan professors for The superb constructive
scientific journals, from values are thus defined
the Hebrew into the ac- by an expert in the fields
cepted English of scien- of physics and architec-
tific magazines. Dr. ture: •
Moses Wieser, father of
One of the important
Prof. Aviezer, died a year features of the research
ago. Mrs. Wieser also center is the fact that it is
lives in Israel in the Bar- so designed as to foster a
Ilan University vicinity.
close interaction between

theoretical - and experi-
mental physicists by hav-
ing them work in close
proximity. This close pro-
ximity forms a bridge be-
tween pure and, applied
science. "In fact," Prof.
Aviezer said, "it was this
very idea that sold the
donor on the importance
of such a research
-There are many special
features, particularly
important for physics re-
search, which have been
incorporated into the de-
: sign of the research
center. The x-ray
laboratory complex in-
cludes special facilities
for remote-control opera-
tion, shielding, cooling,
and power modulation
required for operating
the most powerful x-ray
unit in the world.
temperature laboratory
has been designed to
permit large-scale ex-
perimental systems to be
maintained at a fixed re-
lative humity and at a
The student pictured above is operating a 30 temperature which does
kilowatt x-ray machine, the most powerful commercial not deviate by more than
x-ray machine in the world, located in the department of 1/4 of a degree for periods
physics at Bar-Ilan University.
as long as one month.

(Continued from Page 1)

Change in Leadership Due

Such stringent environ-
mental controls are vital
for many research appli-
A special roof-top
laboiatory has been de-
veloped for safe handling
of highly explosive mate-
rials. The unique design
of this laboratory permits
the carrying out of special
projects which may prove
of considerable impor-
tance to Israel. The
laboratory floors at
ground level have been
constructed in a
floating-concrete, modu-
lar pattern to permit ex-
periments requiring a
vibration-free base,
The general services
available throughout the
six-story research center,
the largest building on
the Bar-Ilan campus,
have been designed to
provide adequately for all
future needs. For exam-
ple, the electrical' power
supply, which is the heart
of a physics laboratory,
includes oversized cables
capable of satisfying even
unusually large power
demands at any laborat-
ory in the building.
A special design allows

Max Targ, then nation-
ally prominent as a
wholesaler of musical in-
struments and record-
ings, first visited Israel,
in 1950, he was con-
fronted by ∎ a problem in
his field of work in which
he had attained excel-
lence and to which he had

become dedicated since ited States, in official
he had come to the United quarters in Washington,
States 34 years earlier, at Targ attained a similar
the age of 18.
role in Israel, by having
- Attending a' concert the Ministry of Education
which featured Leonard as a qualified adminis-
Bernstein, who had al- trator in matters dealing
ready become deeply at- with Israel's musical
tached to the reborn needs and as a great be-
Jewish state, Targ disco- nefactor in that sphere of
vered that the piano activity.
Bernstein was using was
The undertaking was
He became concerned supeivised by Targ for the
over the difficulties Is- past 26 years under the
raelis _confronted by a name of the AMLI
lack of musical instru- Americans for Musical
ments and upon his re- Libraries in Israel. He is
turn to his home city of the president of the AMLI,
Chicago he shipped a into which he has enrolled
Steinway piano to Israel , more than 400 dues-paying
for use by the profession- members.
_ als who were rising in the
An annual dinner in
musical enterprises.
Chicago supplements the
It was the beginning of a necessary funds for the
great enterprise for Israel cause, but the major
that was-masterminded by financing continued on by
Targ and more than
$1,000,000 has been in-
Establishing a close re- vested by him in the last
lationship with the late quarter century to assure
Frank Peleg, who was the support for. Israeli
director of the govern- musicologists and for the
ment department of art equipment of university
and culture, Targ began music departments and
to equip libraries and cul- libraries.
tural centers and to en-
Beneficiaries of AMLI
courage the establish-
ment of musical include music academies,
public schools, kibutzim<
social institutions and
The result is that pre- immigrant settlements,
sently there are Targ- thus making AMLI a-
equipped music centers in synonym for music in Is-
all of Israel universities, rael.
in nine of Israel's major
Currently on his 15th
communities, including
visit in Israel, Targ has
added new strength to his
Already having at- efforts through AMLI.
tained national recogni- But the 26th year of his
tion as a spokesman for movement is marked by
the music industry and problems of succession in
musicologists in the Un- leadership. Unless there


"I am convinced that
AMLI is a continuing
.necessity for the progress
of of Israel's music life
and that it will be as long
as Israel exists. I hope,
therefore, that AMLI will
be perpetuated and its
scope expanded long after
I am gone."
— P. S.

Jewish historical data.
When visitors at Bar-
Ilan are taken to the con-
ference room, where the
global board of directors
holds its quarterly or
more often meetings, the
head chair is pointed to as
that of Phillip Stollman of

This Bar-Ilan University student is experimenting
with the laser equipment in the university's department
of physics.

laboratory in that the
modular construction of
the electrical „system
permits even large-scale
changes with remarkable
ease. This leads to great
savings in cost when
laboratories are re-
adapted to new ex-
Mattityahu .Adler,
Bar-Ilan's director gen-
eral, has many apprecia-
are volunteers to con- tive comments for the De-
tinue his efforts, he be- troiters' role in the uni-
lieves that AMLI may versity's growth. "Build-
have to be liquidated.
ings bearing the names of
Detroiters dot our cam-
In Israel, however, he
has assured perpetuity for pus," he said,. "Scholar-
ships continue to assist us
the cause,' with $100,000
for each, to provide in- in our work. Detroit Jew-
ry's generosity helped es-
comes for their continuity,
for the Tel Aviv Cultural tablish our school which
and Musical Center and now has an enrollment of
7,000. We know how to be
the Hebreiv University
Academy of Music in grateful for such a
Jerusalem. Provisions partnership with a great
also have been made by comipunity."
Targ for support of the
The architect in charge
other university and other was the firm of Aryeh and
musical centers in various Yigal Elchanani, reci-
pient of the Israel Prize
for the design of the Pres-
Dr. Batya Chur- gin, idential Mansion in
daughter of the late Jerusalem.
Phinhas Churgin, found-
Also on the faculty of
ing president of Bar-Ilan
University, who heads Bar-Ilan University is
the Bar-Ilan music de- the husband of a former
partment, expressed the Detroiter. Dr. Yaacov
university's gratitude to Gerald Krakower is the
Targ and voiced-the hope son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs.
that AMLI will be a con- David Cohen who now
also are Israeli residents.
tinuing force in Israel's
Bar-Ilan has a notable
cultural activities.
reputation for faculties in
psychology, English lan-
Describing his life's
work, Targ has written a guage and literature,
law and research in
book entitled "AMLI —
Story of a Dream Come
True." A major wish ex-
pressed by him for the fu
ture is embodied in this
paragraph in his defini-
tive 90-page book:

Americans for Musical Libraries in Israel
Seeking to Continue 26 Years of Services

Special to The Jewish News

for \ the simultaneous
transmission of ultra-
sensitive low-level sig-
nals in the presence oft-he
high-voltage back-
The required flexibility
for research needs is
"built-in" to every

Detroit, chairman of the
global directorial board.
"He can have that job
for life, if he wants it," is
the comment as a mark of
appreciation of his dedi-
cated labors for the uni-
versity. Frieda and Max
Stollman and Zvi Tom-
kiewicz always share in
the university's appreci-
ation for their devoted
pioneering efforts for
* * *
Sorbonne and Bar-Ilan
University have signed
an academic exchange
agreement. Prof.
Raymond Polin, presi-
dent of the Sorbonne
University — Paris IV,
signed the accord at Bar-
Ilan. Prof. Nathaniel
Katzburg, acting rector,
signed on behalf of Bar-
The inter-university
agreement provides,
among other things, for
the annual exchange of
professors and other ex-
pefts in the field of
humanities," the ex-
change of information
and publications, co-
operation in research and
the organization and par-
ticipation in seminars
and sympositims. The
universities,undertook to
promote cultural ties be-
tween the two; countries.
Prof. Polin and Prof.
Janine Chanteur, of
Paris, have been deliver-
ing lectures in philoso y
at Bar-Ilan.

Phillip, Frieda and Max Stollman



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