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March 02, 1979 - Image 54

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-03-02

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Friday, March 2, 1919

Israeli Contestant Selected
for Eurovision Song Contest

JERUSALEM — "Hal- Binyanei Haooma (Conven-
lelujah" won Gali Atar,i the tion Center), and broadcast
top spot in this year's Israel live throughout Israel, was
Song Festival, and made so popular that the streets of
both she and the three Jerusalem were nearly des-
musicians backing her up, erted the Saturday night of
who call themselves Milk the contest, with most Is-
and Honey, this year's Is- raelis glued to their TV sets.
Last year, -after the Is-
raeli entry in the Eurovi-
sion Song Contest. The con- raeli entry to the Eurovi-
test will be held in Israel on sion contest won that
March 31, before a Euro- prestigious song competi-
pean television audience of tion, crowds of joyful Is-
raelis flocked to Ben-Gurion
500 million people.
Gali Atari, who was born Airport to greet the win-
in Rehovot and grey,' up in ners.
Tel Aviv, has two sisters Dropsie Names
who are also in•show busi-
ness, and a father who is a Archeologist
working hazzan (cantor). • PHILADELPHIA — Dr.
Gali has starred in a Amnon Ben-Tor, who was
number of films, and in chairman of the Depart-
1978 she was awarded Is- ment of Archeology at He-
rael's "most promising ac- brew University in
tress of the year" prize.
Jerusalem, has been ap-
This year's annual Israel pointed Visiting Associate
Song Festival, which was Professor of Biblical Arche-
held at Jerusalem's ology at Dropsie University.

the gift

Detroit Round Table Leader Alfred A. May
Fought Discrimination, Was Friend to lsrae

Ecumenical tributes and
expressions of communal
appreciation for services he
had rendered for more than
30 years were expressed at
final rites for Alfred A. May
at Temple Beth El Tuesday.
Mr.' May, who died Feb.
25 at age 73, was the cur-
rent president of the Detroit
Round Table of the National
Conference of Christians
and Jews. Rabbi Richard
Hertz delivered the eulogy
at the funeral services.
Mr. May wore many hats
as an activist in major civic
and. Jewish movements. As
president of the Detroit
Round Table he acquired
national recognition for his
efforts to create the best re-
lations between the Chris-
tian and Jewish com-
Mr. May's history in the
NCCJ goes back to the


1950s when he was
elected a vice president
of the Detroit Round
Table (1957). He was
elected president in 1959,
when he was joined by
three co-chairmen,
Edgar A. Guest, Hon.
Joseph A. Moynihan and

Harry Levi Dies,
Jabotinsky Peer

NEW YORK — Harry
Levi, a founding member of
the Zionist Revisionist
movement with Vladimir
Jabotinsky and an activist
on behalf of Soviet Jews,
died Feb. 24 at age 72.
Mr. Levi was involved in
many diplomatic missions
for the organization and Is-
rael to the League of Na-
tions in Geneva and The
British Foreign Office and
to Communist countries. He
also was a member of the
General Council of the
World Zionist Organiza-

Student Wins
Mizrachi Women
Science Award

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NEW YORK — Sarah
Zigdon, a student at Kfar
Batya, in Raanana, recently
won first prize among Is-
rael's agricultural-science
oriented youth for her re-
search in the field of fungus
penetration in maize seeds.
This marks the second
year in a row that top hon-
ors went to a student of Kfar
Batya, one of nine Israeli
educational institutions es-
tablished and maintained
by American Mizrachi
Women. More than 1,000
students at the AMW in-
stallation receive agricul-
tural, vocational and aca-
demic instruction.

Zip Code

Chicago Medical School
Alumni Association is spon-
soring a postgraduate
seminar in Israel May 7-20.
The seminar will feature
discussions on surgery, fam-
ily practice, internal
medicine, psychiatry,
trauma and oncology. There
will also be professional
tours including visits to
hospitals and kibutz clinics.
For information, write
the Conventions Depart-
ment, Israel Government
Tourism Administration,
350 Fifth Ave., New York

Nate S. Shapero. He had
held thepresidency of the
Detroit , Round Table
since 1959.
Since the 1960s, Mr. May
had been a member of the
national board of trustees of
the NCCJ and served sev-
eral terms as a member of
the national finance com-
Mr. May brought the first
person of Arabic descent,
Fuad Hussan, onto the
board of the Detroit Round
Charles Benham, execu-
tive director of the. Detroit
Round Table, who worked
closely with Mr. May, said
"Alfred May has been a pil-
lar of the NCCJ program to
build understanding and
cooperation among Protes-
tants, Catholics and Jews
and he will be greatly mis-

Israel Programs
Made Available

The Israel Information
Foundation (ISIF) is mak-
ing available a group of ex-
perts to community organ-
izations with programs de-
signed to promote a better
understanding of Israel's
foreign and domestic af-
According to Yeshayahu
Har-El, director of ISIF,
programs provided by the
group include lectures,
seminars, panel dis-
cussions, entertainment
performances, audio-visual
presentations and 'publica-
tions. They cover a wide
range of topics from Israel's
culture, economy, society
and governmental services
to Israel's history, politics,
foreign relations and Arab-
Israeli matters. ISIF speak-
ers are professors, doctoral
candidates and post doc-
toral students.
The programs offered are
available to all organiza-
tions. Some require a fee,
while others are available
at no cost. For information,
contact Yeshayahu Har-El,
Midwest Regional Director,
Israel Information Founda-
tion, 8936 Skokie Blvd.,
Skokie, Ill. 60077.

Hebrew College
Summer Institute

BOSTON — Hebrew Col-
lege of Brookline, Mass.,
will have Summer Institute
course offerings June 13-
July 27. Classes are given in
Courses in Hebrew lan-
guage, the Bible, rabbincs
and codes, have been de-
signed to enhance the
Judaic and pedagogic skills
of teachers in Jewish
schools. Content has been
selected on the basis of its
prevalence in the curricula
of Jewish schools. A number
of ulpan courses are also
For information, write
the Summer Institute, He-
brew College, 43 Hawes St.,
Brookline, Mass.. 02146.

Wise men lay up knowl-

He was deeply devote
to the cause of Israel and
her industrial develop-
ment and was especially
active in the establis
ment of Ford Motor Co.
agencies in Israel.
In his early career he w
associated with the FBI an
served closely with John
Bugas who later joined the
Ford Motor Co. In that
capacity, as Bugas' associ
ate he established a friend-
ship to Henry For-' and
was instrumen
strengthening For otor
Co. assembly arrangements
in Israel.
Mr. May's interest in Is-
rael also included his deep
involvement in the Allied
Jewish Campaign; th
Jewish National Fund an
numerous Zionist

He was a Wayne County
public administrator,
former chairman of the first
Republican District, a
three-time delegate to th
National Republican Con-
vention and former general
counsel to the Michigan
selective service board di.
Mr. May also was a di-
rector of the Michigan
Health Maintenanc
Organization, a former
trustee of Kirkwood
General Hospital, a
former counsel to Ford
Motor Co., a member of
the Society of Former
Agents of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation,
a director of the Police
' Historical Society and a
member of the Anti-
Defamation League of
Bnai Brith. He also was
director of Sheller Globe
During World War II h
served in the Army Ai
Corps intelligence as chief
investigator for Michigan,
Ohio, Canada and Alaska.
He also handled special as
signments throughout the
country related to sabotage,
espionage and war fraua
In the .1950s he was a
member and for a time
chairman of the City Loy-
alty Investigating Commit-
tee, which probed reports of
disloyalty and subversion
, among city employes.
Mr. May was associated
with his son in the law firm
of May and May. He was a
member of the state and
federal bar associations.
Nationally re nized
for leadership i
publican Party, - . Ma
participated in several
, 'Presidential nominating
, conventions.
Mr. May held member-
ship in Temple Beth El,
Franklin Hills Country
Club, Standard City Club,
Rena-issance Club, the
Hundred Club and Mosaic
Lodge of the Masons.
He is surviviedby his wife,
Sylvia; a son, Alan A.; a
daughter, Mrs. Nancy Al-
pert of Santa Clara, Calif.; a
sister, Mrs. Henrietta Wolf
of Washington, D.C.; and
two granddaughters.

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