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March 18, 1977 - Image 23

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-03-18

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Boris Smolar's

'Between You
. . . and Me'

ADL Survey Says Missionary

Efforts Towards Jews Failed

Friar March 18, 1977 23


JNF Projects Draw Interest

JERUSALEM (JTA) — rently in Israel, visiting
D. the development and af-
The findings were dis-
Michaelides, director of forestation projects of the
two-month survey by the closed by Theodore H. the
Cyprus Afforestation Jewish National. Fund.
Freedman, director of the
Bnai Brith's Anti-
A group of Cypriots will
and Otto
Defamation League of ADL's program division
shortly visit Israel to
Freiherr von Grotthuss,
at a program committee
Emeritus, JTA
learn Israeli afforesta-
German afforestation
religious cults seeking meeting at which promi-
(Copyright 1977, JTA, Inc.)
adviser to the Cypriot tion methods,
converts among Ameri- nent -members of the government,
are cur- Michaelides said.
COMMUNITY PRIORITIES: Fifteen major con- can Jewish youth found Christian clergy were
cerns of the American Jewish community were
Freedman said that the
evaluated by activists of the Jewish federations at a "dismally" in their mis- press has blown up mis-
session dealing with community priorities.
Nat Kameny, chairman sionary efforts among
The "priorities" issue — especially the demand for
the ADL's national young Jews out of propor-
a higher priority forJewish education in allocations by
committee tion and cited a series of
the federations — is developing into a major issue in program
headlines in newspapers
organized Jewish communal life. The complaint is which is concerned with in the New York area and
growing that with the need to strengthen Jewish iden-
other cities. He said that
tity and continuity — to counteract assimilation, in-, matters in the U.S. and some of those reports
ermarriage and increasing alienation of the youth abroad, said the findings suggested a major prob-
om Jewish values —Jewish education is not provided show that "while conver- lem facing the Jewish
sion attempts among
- uy some federations with proper financial support:
The federations are governed by consensus. There Jewish youth are obvi- community. But others
"state that evangelical ef-
ously, a matter of consid-
relationship of unified communal fund-raising, cen-
forts are annoying at best
erable concern, Christian
tral budgeting and community planning, raise and al-
but are not of any con-
locate over $450 million each year. These funds go for evangelicals constitute
no real threat to Jewish sequence and do not rep-
Various national, local and overseas purposes. The al-
resent a threat to the
locations are decided upon on the basis of the needs, survival."
J e wish community."
services and expenditures of the agencies and institu-
He. said that approxi-
Schayes to Coach
tions which the federations support.
mately 400 question-
The federations are boverned by consensus. There Maccabiah Team
naires were mailed out in
Seven Layer Cake
is no power of compulsion. The only force in allocating
January to rabbis in vari-
Heavenly pastry layers with smooth
their funds is, fundamentally, the force of persuasion.
ous communities and to
mocha creme filling. Cover with
Major decisions are not made by a majority of votes. Schayes will coach the
bittersweet chocolate.
On critical issues there must be very substantial ag- U.S. basketball team in
been received. The data
12 oz. parve $3.75
reement to act. This process may be time-consuming in the Maccabiah games in
received so far, he said,
the formulation of actions, but it assures the quickest Israel this July. Schayes,
showed that "the
From our candy kitchens come the
and most productive result of action, once initiated.
a former NBA player and
evangelicals have failed."
Bartonet to Miniatures, Nut and Fruit
JEWISH CONCERNS: Against this background —
Assortment, TV Munch, Seder Mints,
and with consideration of the changes in American when he retired after
Almond Kisses and dozens more,
Jewish life — the federation leaders discussed at their playing in 1,035 games in
including novelties for the youngsters.
15 years, having scored
session the current community priorities.
And Barton's own bakery brings you
The session was intended primarily fOr the orien- 19,115 points, shot 8,216
Assorted Cookies, Honey Cake, Nut
tation of young community leaders whose vital role free throws and made
and Fruit Pound Cake, Petit Fours,
Macaroons, Mandel Brodt and more.
has been heightened during recent years. There were 6,933 of them.
Schayes, who played for
Visit the Barton's nearest you. It's a
Slow-Pop & Rock
38 points of community concerns on the list but only 15
New York University,
of them — rated 0 to 5 — were evaluated.
Delicious chocolate
• The top priority concern of the American will be assisted by Howie
in three flavors: Coconut, French Truffle
Jewish community today is to provide financial sup- Landa, basketball coach
Instruction in
and Marzipan. Box of 24 $3.50 *-
port to Israel. Last year Israel received $275 million at Mercer County Com-
Israeli Folk Dancing
munity College, Trenton,
from the federations through the United Jewish Ap-
our specialty is making
The name Barton's is your guarantee Continental Chocolate Shops
N.J. Landa was named
your party a success
it's Kosher for Passover. ©
• The second major obligation is to provide social three times as national
Call "Gingi" Ben-Zeev
and welfare services to Jews in need in this country. coach of the year in junior
Executive Offices . 80 Dekalb Ave.. B rooklyn. New York 11201
547-3944 or 541-6254
This includes health service, care of the aged, child- college basketball.
care, family and other services: .
• Supporting Jewish education and culture was
similarly classified by the participants as a second
major concern.,It was given equality with community
concern for social and welfare services.
• The third place in community. priorities was
given by the participants to providing aid to,Jewish
communities in other countries, in addition to Israel.
The Joint Distribution Committee usually receives $35
million a year in federation money for its activities
• The need to. increase participation in Jewish
community activities was recognized by the partici-
pants as the fourth priority, while the fifth place was
given to defense against anti-Semitism and discrimi-
Other community concerns evaluated at the ses-
sion included: support of Jewish religious institutions
and activities; promotion of unity among American
Jews; promotion of harmonious relationships between
Jews and non-Jews; promotion of Jewish interest in
American society; support for the extension of civil
perks. Maxim 'tastes like fresh perked coffee
rights and social justice in American society, and to
because it starts with fresh : perked Coffee—then freeze-dried
help finance social and recreation activities.

Tr Ivaltitiop




Maxim tastes so close to
ground you'd swear


Argentina Praised for Hate Sheet Ban
. .

— The DAIA (organiza-
tion of Argentinian Jews)
_expressed great satisfac•
ion with the go•vern-
, LUent's decree banning
the distribution, circula-
tion and 'sale of all publi-'
cations of Ediciones Odal,
the leading disseminator
of Nazi and anti-Semitic
literature in Argentina.
The decree, No.. 258,
was promulgated in
January, but published in
the Official Gazette on
March 3. Dr. Nehemias
Resnizky, president of
the DAIA, said at its ple-
nary meeting that the
new ruling has estab-
lished a legal precedent
and was• stronger • than

last. September's ban on
the pro-Nazi publishing
house, Editorial Milicia.
Odal was, in fact, the suc-
cessor to Editorial

Resnizky said the word-
ing of the latest decree
will enable it to be ex-
tended to similar future
attempts to publish
anti-Semitic and Nazi lit-

JNF Plants Trees
for Quake Victims

The Jewish National
Fund has pledged to plant
trees in Israel in memory
of the Romanian ear-
thquake victims.- •

into big dark chunks of real perked coffee. That's the
magic of Maxim—tasteS SQ close to ground you'd
swear it was fresh perked. -

for Passover!
by Rabbi
Bernard Levy

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