THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, November 3, 1918 41
Are the Soviets Preparing to Cut Off Emigration?
By BORIS SMOLAR
The rumor conincides with
information from Moscow
that not a single Jew was
Leaders of Jewish organ- admitted this academic sea-
izations are now perturbed son to the Moscow Univer-
over a rumor that the Krem- sity, indicating that a
lin contemplates stopping tougher policy against Jews
Jewish emigration from the is in the making by the
Soviet Union in January. Soviet government.
Nobody knows the Krem-
lin's motivations for its ups
and downs in permitting
Jewish emigration. This
year the number of Jews
allowed to leave Russia is
larger than in any of the last
five years. There are now
more than 2,500 Jews corn-
ing out of Russia every
month since the beginning
of the year.
In Israel, the rumor about
a possible stoppage of
Jewish emigration from
(Editor-in-chief emeritus, JTA)
(Copyright 1978, JTA, Inc.)
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Red Garter Band
Russia does, however, not further resettlement. The constitute a little more
discourage the sending of assistance is limited to than one percent in the
affidavits to relatives in the resettlement, documen- Soviet student body.
Soviet Union for emigra- tation and transportation
It is feared that under the
tion. Some 13,000 such af- to those who secure per-.
fidavits were issued last manent resettlement op- present Soviet policy the
month as compared with portunities after leaving proportion of Jewish stu-
dents could approach zero in
8,000 affidavits monthly in Israel.
Will Make Your
six years. As the number of
the past. The drop-out rate
Party A Success
of Jews who come out of
Russia on affidavits from Is- Jewish leadership is about universities declines, Jews
rael, but do not proceed to the rumor of a possible stop- will obviously disappear
Israel when they cross the page of Jewish emigration from the postgraduate
These people love us:
Soviet border into the free by the Soviet authorities, work._
•Jerry Lewis Telethon
world, is now reaching they are equally worried
The Soviet year book on
about the discrimination
about 55 percent.
• Walter Mondale
the Moscow government is education reveals that in
In the United States now shamelessly accelerat- 1975, there were 385,000
and Canada, prepara
• Carol Channing
ing against admission of Jewish employes with a
tions are being made by Jews into schools of higher specialized higher educa-
tion among a total of
• Shirley Eder .
Jewish communities for learning.
9,447,000 employes in that
the largest absorption in
The non-admission this category, and that 180,700
1979 of Soviet Jews
stranded in Italy as year of a single Jewish Jewish employees with a
So Will You!
"drop-outs." There are student into the Moscow specialized secondary edu-
call for details
about 150 Jewish com- University is the climax cation were among
munities which receive of a policy started in 1968 13,320,000 of the total work
the immigrants and ab- to reduce the number of force of this class.
sorb them successfully Jewish students. Since
within three to four then, the number of
months. The U.S. Consu- Jewish university stu-
lates in Italy have been dents in the Soviet Union
instructed recently from has declined by more
Washington to speed up than 40 percent.Accord-
the process of issuing ing to Soviet official fig-
U.S. visas to the several ures published in Mos-
thousand stranded cow there were 111,900
Soviet Jews there, but the Jewish students enrolled
impact of the speeding up in 1968 in Soviet univer-
process will only be felt in sities. In 1970 their
number dropped to
In addition, there are 105,800; in 1972 it plum-
12,000 entry visas approved meted to 88,000; in 1974 to
in Washington for issuance 76,200; in 1975 to 66,900.
Learn — Ask About
to Soviet emigrants during Today, Jewish students
the next 12 months outside
Opportunities — Earnings
of the existing immigration Chaplain Sues
quota. Today there are
BANGOR, Maine --
Security — Training
about 25,000 Jewish new- Bangor Rabbi Alan M.
comers from the Soviet Kalinsky has sued the U.S.
Union in this country.
Air Force for requiring him
The Jewish community in to shave his beard while
WHEN: 7:30 P.M. Wednesday, November 8.
this country is currently serving as chaplain at Lor-
WHERE: Troy Hilton Inn
spending over $20 milion ing Air Force Base.
Maple (15 Mile) and Stephenson Highway.
annually in funds from Fed-
Rabbi Kalinsky had won
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President Carter has in-
cluded in his budget for
1979 the sum of $20 million
as a block grant for the re-
settlement in the U.S. of
Jewish and other refugees
on Orchard Lake Rd. near 15 Mile
from the Soviet Union. Of
Help Will Be Needed
this sum $15 million would
be for Jewish immigrants.
The State Department will
administer the distribution
of the grants to voluntary
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The U.S. government
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Low Fat or Skim
Soviet Jews in Israel. A
program to this effect
was initiated in 1972 by
the U.S. Congress. Of
$155 million spent by the
U.S. under this program
until 1977 about $121 mil-
lion went to resettle
105,000 Soviet Jews in Is-
rael through the Jewish
Agency and $10 million
who left Israel as "yor-
dim" to resettle in other
countries receive U.S. as-
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