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October 28, 1977 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-10-28

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Smolar Award Winners Listed

NEW YORK — Winners
of the 1977 Smolar Awards,
given each year by the
Council of Jewish Feder-
ations for excellence in the
field of Jewish journalism,
have been announced by
Saul Viener, chairman of
the CJF Smolar Award
Formal presentation of
the awards will be made at
the CJF General Assembly
to be held Nov. 9-13 in
Dallas. The Smolar Award
`s named in honor of Boris
molar, editor-in-chief eme-
ritus of the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency.
The award for "Best
News Coverage" went to
editor Gary Rosenblatt for
three articles in the Balti-

more Jewish Times dealing
with intermarriage; an
analysis of various Jewish
agencies and their respec-
tive areas of responsibility,
and a summary of "The
Year in Review".
Sheldon Kirshner of the
Canadian Jewish News in
Toronto won in editorial
writing. The articles sub-
mitted by Kirshner deal
with former Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin's
decision to dissolve the coa-
lition governemnt and call
for new elections; an eval-
uation of former Secretary
of State Henry Kissinger's
achievements in the Middle
East, and a third analyzing
the outcome of the civil war
in Lebanon.

"Best columns" winner is
Earl Rabb of the San Fran-
cisco Jewish Bulletin. His
winning columns dealt with
a survivor of the Holocaust;
the principle of law in Jew-
ish tradition; and the mass
media and anti-Semitism.

A special Rosh Hashana
issue on the theme, "The
Jewish Family", resulted in
the winning of a Smolar
Award for excellence in the '
area of feature material by
the staff of the Omaha Jew-
ish Press. The special 88-
page edition focused on var-
ious Omaha Jewish families
— both young and old — and
told the story of their lives
and their feelings about
their religion.

Friday, October 28, 1977

We are pleased to announce
the merger of

Blumberg Brothers Co.
Hermelin. Colburn & Colburn

The new agency will be known as



3001 West Big Beaver Road
Suite 302
Troy. Michigan 48084

Phone: 313/643-4800

Louis C. Blumberg, Consultant
Irving Hermelin, Consultant
Sheldon A. Goldman, Associate Partner
Edward Lumberg, ASsociate

Leslie E. Colburn
Sherwood Colburn
David B. Hermelin
Robert A. Steinberg
Harry S. Colburn,

October 31, 1977

A Call To All Men and Women Zionists

Finance Minister

Prime Minister

Foreign Minister -

Defense Minister

Israel Has Chosen New Leaders—Reinforce This Choice


Your Voice at the 29th World Zionist Congress

On May 17, 1977 the people of Israel made a
revolutionary choice by electing a Likud gov-,
ernment headed by Menahem Begin, Simcha
Erlich, Moshe Dayan, and Ezer Weizman.
Thus, the activist Zionism that ZOA has repre-
sented since the days of Louis D. Brandeis,
Stephen Wise and Abba Hillel Silver, which
led to the foundation of the State of Israel, is
vindicated once again. Our historic General
Zionist faith in liberal democracy and the prin-
ciples of free enterprise has triumphed in
In December, 1977 members of all Zionist
groups in the United States will have an op-
portunity to participate in elections to the 29th
_World Zionist Congress, an assembly equiva-
lent to a parliament of the Jewish people.
Israel's new government needs responsive
leadership in the World Zionist Organization.
A vote for ZOA will assure this result.
We solicit your vote and that of every man and
woman Zionist in America because:
ZOA is the major Zionist action grouping in
this country that for many years, through
its grassroots membership strength, has
been able to effectively put Israel's case
before the American public and govern-
ZOA provided Menahem Begin, long before
his selection as Israel's Prime Minister,
major platforms in the U.S. when others
were either too timid or non-existent.
Likud leaders Simcha Erlich, present
Finance Minister, Arik Sharon, now
Minister of Agriculture, Leon Dultzin


Treasurer of the Jewish Agency, and
Ezer Weizman, now Defense Minister,
toured the U.S. many times under ZOA
auspices during the past five years.
Immediately after the May 17 Knesset
elections Ezer Weizman wrote: "The

ZOA was the only organization that
stood firmly behind us... the ZOA was
on the spot at the right time."

ZOA does what Israel urgently needs. Of all
Zionist groupings, ZOA is best equipped
to wage the battle for Israel in America.
ZOA has an active national public affairs
program, 20 regional organizations, the
dynamic youth movement Masada, major
projects in Israel, and an 80-year tradi-
tion going back to 1897, when modern
Zionism came into being under the
leadership of Theodor Herzl.
ZOA promotes pride in Jewish identity based
on knowledge and self-awareness, thus
combatting negative assimilationist
ZOA has led the struggle over the years in
the United States against repeated
efforts to press Israel into surrendering
its vital security positions.

We have repeatedly mobilized public opinion
and warned successive Administrations in
Washington that a policy of appeasement
toward the Arabs is a disservice to American
interests in the Middle East.

We were first in alerting the Jewish com-
munity about ominous implications of the
energy crisis and have steadfastly projected


is your Zionist duty to vote.

programs and supported the idea of "energy

ZOA stands for a progressive society in Israel

concerned for the welfare of all Israelis,
for the centrality of Israel and the unity
of the Jewish people.
ZOA presents a centrist platform that stands
for democracy in Jewish life, expresses
the point of view not only of the hus-
bands and wives who are ZOA members,
but of almost all men and women Zionists
not identified with the "left" or the "right':
who are the mainstream of the American
Jewish community.
ZOA throughout its history, has encompassed
within its ranks American Jews of all
affiliations—Reform, Orthodox, Con-
servative—who have united in Zionist
achievement under our majestic banner.
Let us not lend our efforts to new frag-
mentation of the Zionist community
along religious lines.

Do not waste your vote on fringe groups
that spring to life only when World Zion-
ist Congress elections are held.

VOTE ZOA— SLATE 3 —your slate—led by
distinguished, courageous and experienced
Zionist leaders who represent a cross-section
of American Zionism.
Early inDecember, you will receive secret
ballots from the American Arbitration Asso-
ciation. Husbands, wives and children over
18 will each receive separate ballots.



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