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June 17, 1977 - Image 53

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-06-17

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Senator Warns of Oil Dependence,
Defends President on Middle East

(JTA)—Sen. Thomas McIn-
tyre, (D-NH) a member of
the Armed Services com-
mittee, said that unless the
United States moves with
even greater speed and de-
termination to achieve a
measure of energy inde-
pendence which will insure
foreign policy independ-
ence, the United States'
energy vulnerability could
upon Middle East
y to the detriment of
tile state of Israel.
Sen. McIntyre spoke at
the keynote session of the
68th annual convention of
Bnai Zion, the American Zi-
onist fraternal order. He
said that "To date I am
pleased to say there has
been no evidence • of any
weakening of our com-
mitment to Israel among
our nation's leaders."
Moreover, he stressed his
■ • opinion that President Car-
ter remained "unswerving
in insistence upon preserva-
tion of Israel's national
security and right to a full
and total peace."
Acknowledging that Car-
ter "has a delicate line to
walk," to forestall another
outbreak of war in the
Middle East or imposition
of another oil embargo that
would cut off the lifeline to
the West, he said "these
must be achieved by mak-
ing it unmistakenly clear
that Israel's right to exist
and be secure within defen-
sible boundaries remains
die moral imperative of our
Middle East policy."
Referring to election re-
sults in Israel, McIntyre
said that while they in-
troduced a note of uncer-
tainty, "perhaps the new
leadership will have more
freedom to negotiate simply
because their credentials,
public image and con-
stituency are so nation-
alistic they will be im-
pervious to charges of weak-
ness or expediency."
Rabbi William Berkowitz,
of Congregation Bnai Jesh-

urun in New York was re-
elected to a second one-
year term as president of
Bnai Zion.
Rabbi Berkowitz warned
that "backroom diplomacy
won't work" in the search
for a solution of the Arab-
Israeli conflict. He said
"The decisions about the
Middle East and the ideas
for peace have to come
from Jerusalem, Cairo and
Damascus, not from Wash-
ington, corporate oil board-
rooms or anywhere else." —
Berkowitz contended that
talk of territories being a
barrier to peace is "a false
smokescreen designed to
hide the inner Arab agenda

of destruction" of Israel.
Referring to the concern
in the Jewish community
over recent statements on
the Middle East by Presi-
dent Carter and members
of his administration, Berk-
owitz observed "How ironic
that many of the average
Jews who voted for Presi-
dent Carter should now be
concerned about how he
seems to be handling the
Mideast. We will not stand
idly by and watch a Wash-
ington whitewash. Erosion
of support for Israel in
Washington could lead to
erosion of support for Wash-
ington in America—by the
Jewish community," Berk-
owitz warned.

British Jewry Participates
in Silver Jubliee Celebration

LONDON (JTA)—A kosh-
er street party in the
middle class London suburb
of Kenton and the massed
bands of Jewish Lads Bri-
gade at the Tower of Lon-
don were two of the hun-
dreds of events in British,
Jewry's spirited celebration
of the silver jubilee of
Queen Elizabeth II in which
the whole of Britain is now
Thanksgiving services in
virtually every synagogue
in the nation, concerts and
choirs, fancy dress and
fund-raising drives com-
pleted the picture of a com-
munity intent on showing
that its affection for the
British monarch is no less
deep and sincere than that
of her non-Jewish subjects.
By all accounts, the Jewish
communities in the com-
monwealth countries are
celebrating with equal fer-
Gratitude and personal af-
fection have been the domi-
nant themes in the address-
es from synagogue pulpits.
Looking back over the first
25 years of Queen Eliza-
beth's reign, British Jews
have realized that their

Egypt Violating Suez Accord
Israel Complains to UNEF

TEL AVIV (JTA)—De- ful and sound.
Nevertheless, Israel has
Peres met with Gen. Ensio complained three times in
Siilasvuo, commander of recent days to the United
the United Nations forces, Nations Emergency Force
to discuss Israel's corn- (UNEF) in Sinai about
plaints that Egypt is violat- Egyptian violations. The
ing the Sinai dis- complaints followed reports
engagement agreements. _ by UNEF observers that ad-
Peres said after the meet- ditional Egyptian troops
in' hat he had no in- were deployed in the Egyp-
tian limited forces zone. Is-
_Jns that the Egyp-
tians were reverting to a rael said the troops were in
war option. But, he added, excess of the number al-
it was safer to exaggerate lowed under the agree-
the situation than to under- ments and that Egypt has
also installed SAM-'7
estimate it. He said Israel
wanted to let Egypt know it ground-to-air missiles in
Sinai in violation of the
will not ignore violations.
' Earlier in the day, Pre-
Israel refused to allow
mier Yitzhak Rabin visited Egypt to bring anti-aircraft
Israeli units in Sinai accom- missiles to the east side of
panied by Chief of Staff the Suez Canal as props in
Gen. Mordechai Gur. He a movie about the Yom Kip-
said that the Egyptians pur War. The guns were
were generally observing banned as part of the 1975
the Sinai agreements but pact.
there were violations that
Siilasvuo, who just re-
must be corrected. He said turned from a meeting with
the disengagement pact en- the Egyptian War Minister
tered into by Israel and in Cairo, confirmed the Is-
Egypt in 1975 was still use- raeli complaint.

community has been living
in a "golden age." They
have enjoyed prosperity,
peace and equality unri-
valed in any previous peri-
od'of Jewish life in these is-
Although the Queen is
only a constitutional head
of state, Jewish graditude
for this period of happiness
is focused on her and her
husband, Prince Philip, for
the warm friendship which
both have shown to the com-
Prince Phillip in particu-
lar has established an in-
stant rapport with Jewish
audiences. He has shown
that he admires their tradi-
tions of communal service
and that he relishes their
spicy humor. This contin-
uing interest in its affairs
has been a source of deep
reassorance to the commu-
The community itself re-
ciprocates the concern
shown to it by the throne. It
,is no mere coincidence that
Jewish Members of Parlia-
ment have been among the
most vociferous opponents
of the growing separatist
tendencies in Scotland and
Wales, expressing fears
that devolution may lead to
the destruction of Her Maj-
esty's United Kingdom of
Great Britairpand Northern
Although some Jews in
Scotland and Wales support
local nationalist aspira-
tions, by and large they re-
gard themselves primarily
as citizens of Britain and
link their own future here
with the kingdom's preser-


Dutch to Delete
Jew Designation
in Police Files

The Minister of Interior
will delete the term "Jew"
from investigation forms
currently in use by the na-
tional police, it was an-
nounced Sunday.
He acted in response to
protests from various
groups, including The Neth-
erlands Zionist Organiza-
tion. Other controversial de-
scriptions of the personal
appearance of subjects of
police investigation will
also be removed.

Friday, June 17, 1977 53

Jeffrey Borin Elected Junior Division Head

Jeffrey N. Borin was
elected president of the Jew-
ish Welfare Federation's
Junior Division at its an-
nual meeting.


Schreiber Head
of Akiva PTA

Rita Schreiber was elect-
ed president of the Akiva
Hebrew Day School PTA at
a general meeting in the
home of Dr. and Mrs. Lary
Berkower. Sandra Singal
was elected chairman of
the board.

Other officers are:

Gail Adler, Janice Berkower, Pear-
lena Bodzin, Tamy Chelst, Rosa Chess-
ler, Sharon Dach, Paula Finkelstein,
Fayga Greenbaum, Penny Greenstein,
Sheila Guyer, Leah Kar, Miriam Kel-
man, Cherna Kowalsky, Shirley Low-
enthal, Carol Lowenberg, Astrid.Meis-
ler, Stephanie Merzon, Joanne Paho-
lak, Esther Posner, 'Andree Prostak,
Marsha Rosenbloom, Elaine Sabbota,
Roselynn Schlussel, Toby Schlussel,
Myra Selesny, Esther Starr, Bina Wag-
ner and Judy Zwas.

Past presidents and for-
mer chairmen of the board
who were designated as hon-
orary board members in-
clude Phyllis Koenigsberg,
Shifra Zwick, Bracha Ku-
pinsky and Judy Teller.

LZA and Habonim
Join for Auction

The Labor Zionist Al-
liance and the Chay Com-
mission of Habonim will
sponsor an art auction 8:30
p.m. Saturday at the Labor
Zionist Institute. A cham-
pagne reception will be
held at 7:30.
Among the works by Jew-
ish and Israeli artists to be
displayed are lithographs,
etchings, serigraphs, paint-
ings and woodcuts. A spe-
cial collection of sculpture
and ceramics also will be
auctioned off.
Alex Blumenberg is chair-
man. Proceeds will benefit
youth activities and the
Labor Zionist Alliance Spe-
cial Fund. Tickets and pur-
chases are tax deductible.
For tickets and informa-
tion, call the Labor Zionist
Alliance, 851-1606, or Blu-
menberg, 557-2318.

Assad Praised

Israeli press is giving Syr-
ian President Assad high
marks for his "hutzpa" in
standing up to Jimmy Car-
ter and compelling the
American President to
meet him at his hotel in
Geneva, instead of coming
to Washington, as Charter
had originally requested.

Eric C. Oppenhvim is the
B. Weinman.
division's new executive
The division's officers
committee chairman. Jona-
also serve on the board.
than M. Jaffa, William S.
For information about the
Rubenfaer and Ellen
Junior Division call Lilian
Bernstein at 965-3939.
Schmier will serve as vice
Women to Perform
David S. Aronow, Ben-
jamin F. Brody, Gary L.
in 'Fiddler' Play
Fried, Thomas M. Kukes
and Ellen and Marc G.
The Women's Orthodox
Whitefield were chosen
League will present "Fid-
members-at-large of the ex- dler on the Roof" with an
ecutive committee.
all-female cast
for a
Re-elected to the board of
"ladies only" audience 7:30
directors were Peter M.
p.m. Sunday in the LaMed
Alter, David Handleman II,
Auditorium of the United
Barbara Hillman, Brian J.
Hebrew Schools main build-
Kott, E. Steven Robinson,
Richard F. Roth, Carol Ru-
Mirel Simcha will portray
benfaer, Suzanne Rubin,
Tevye and Ruchie Weisberg
Kenneth J. Safran, Linda
the role of Golda. Directors
Schmier, Neil J. Sosin,
are Naomi Roberg, Ms.
Cherie Sternberg and
Simcha and Lynda Zen-
Wendy L. Sternberg.
New board members are
Refreshments will be
Denise •Goldman, Richard
served, and there will be a
Ludwig, Michael B. Per- bake sale during inter-
lman, Beth L. Rosen, Ben- mission. There is an admis-
jamin F. Rosenthal, Jona- sion charge, and tickets
tha.n R. Roth, Caryl L. will be available at the
Scheuer, Charles L. Schiff,
Robert H. Schwartz, Sue
For information, call
Singer, Gary S. Smuckler,
Malka Fine, 967-4462, or
Linda Stillwater and Susan Surie Lowey, 542-5193.

JNF Kepe Forest Established

Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Kepes of Oak Park have es-
tablished the "Louis and
Matilda Kepes Family For-
est" of 10,000 trees in Israel
through the Jewish Nation-
al Fund. The forest, which
is located at Kiryat
Shmona, was planted on the
occasion of their 57th wed-
ding anniversary.

and was honored by being
made a life member of the
board of the congregation.
He is a 32nd degree
Mason, a member of Mo-
saic Lodge, of Moslem
Temple and Crescent
Shrine Club. He is a life
member of the Zionist Or-•
ganization of ' America and
of the Children's Asthmatic
Research Institute in Den-
ver (CARIB), Bnai Brith
and other organizations.
Mrs. Kepes is a life mem-
ber of the Women of Jewish
National Fund. She is a
past president of the Hebr-
ew Ladies Aid Society, a
life member of Hadassah
Mr. and Mrs. Kepes•
and the Zionist Organiza-
Kepes came to Detroit in tion. She is a member of
1912 and has been a mem- the Sinai Hospital Guild,
ber of Cong. Bnai Moshe Bnai Moshe Sisterhood,
for 58 years. He has served Bnai Brith, ORT, Order of
as president of the Bnai Eastern' Star, Children's
Moshe Men's Club, chair- Asthmatic Institute, Jewish
man of the house corn- Home for the Aged,
mittee and of the cemetery Brandeis University Women
commission for many years and other groups.

Mildred Jeffrey to Address
AJCongress Frenkel Meeting

"Women — Impact for
Change of Public Policy"
will be the subject of a talk
by Mildred Jeffrey at the
second annual Rose Fren-
kel meeting of the Ameri-
can Jewish Congress 1 p.m.
Thursday at Cong. Shaarey
Zedek in the Rose Frenkel

Ms. Jeffrey, an expert
on the concerns of women
and a mem-
ber of the
Wayne State
Board of Gov-
turned from
a three-week
study of
child care and the status of
women in Israel, Sweden
and France. She was ap-
pointed by President Carter
as a member of the Nation-
al Commission on Women's

Year. She was the first di-
rector of the Women's De-
partment when it was set
up by the International
Union UAW during World
War II and later was direc-
tor of community relations
and as coordinator of con-
sumer affairs for the UAW.
She chaired the Democrat-
ic Task Force of the Nation-
al Women's Political
Caucus and spearheaded
the efforts of the caucus to
secure appointments of
women in top policy posi-
tions in the Carter adminis-
The meeting is sponsored
by the Rose Frenkel Memo-
rial Fund of the American
Jewish Congress, estab-
lished by Mrs. Frenkel's
daughter, Mrs. William
(Sheila Ellman.)
Friends are invited Ad-
mission is free. For reserva-
tions, by Tuesday, call the
AJCongress, 357-2766.

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