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April 13, 1979 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-04-13

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16 Friday, April 13, 1919

Edith and Joseph Jackier Named as 1979
Honorees by the Jewish National Fund

Edith and Joseph Jackier
have been named 1979 hon-
orees by the Jewish Na-
tional Fund.
A specially selected proj-
ect bearing their names will
be proclaimed at the annual
dinner to be held at Cong.
Shaarey Zedek June 20.
Carmi M. Slomovitz,
president of the Jewish Na-
tional Fund Council of De-
troit, announcing the selec-
tees for this year's honor,
said they were named for a
special Keren Kayemet l'Is-
rael — JNF — reclamation
project in Israel in recogni-
tion of their joint roles in the
most important causes,
overseas and domestic so-
cial services, for many
He added: "Edith and
Joseph Jackier, each, in
his and in her own right,
have shared in many
services, in behalf of Is-
rael and other overseas
needs, for national
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local causes. They have
earned our gratitude and
JNF is proud to be able to
pay honor to a couple
with a remarkable record
of services in human
Mrs. Jackier has been
active in all phases of the
general and Jewish com-
munity since she and her
husband came here after
their marriage 40 years ago.
She was president of the
Jewish Welfare Federation
Women's Division and of
the Jewish Family Service.
Mrs. Jackier is the past
president of the Sherwood
and 'University Groups of
Hadassah, associate chair-
man of the United Commu-
nity Services Child Care
Committee and a national
board member of the
women's division of the
Council of Jewish Federa-
Her husband is a member
of the JNF board of directors
and was chairman of last
year's JNF dinner honoring
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mi-
lan. He is president of the
United Jewish Charities, a
member of the executive
• committee of Federation
and has been active in ef-

He received the Torch of
Learning Award from the
Hebrew University and the
Israel Bond City of, Peace
Award. The Jewish
Theological Seminary bes-
towed on him its distin-
guished service award. Jac-
kier is president of the
Rabbi Morris Adler Memo-
rial Foundation.
For reservations to the
dinner, call the JNF, 557-

forts on behalf of the Allied
Jewish Campaign.
Jackier was the first
president - of the Jewish
Federation Apartments
and had a key role in the
planning of the senior
citizens project. He is on
the boards of the Jewish
Community Center, Sinai
Hospital, Detroit Chapter
Of the American Society
for Technion and Cong.
Shaarey Zedek.

Syrian Abuse of Jews Told

WASHINGTON (JTA) — those in their 70s and older
A young Syrian Jewish who feel they are too old to
woman, testifying under an start a new life in another
assumed name, told a Con- country.
The witness, who gave
gressional committee last
Past Due Accounts
week that between 75 and the name of Simha Many,
_ 80 percent of the 4,000 Jews _.told the House Middle East
remaining in Syria would Committee that she fled
emigrate to Israel if they from Damascus in March
1978 by walking during the
the opportunity.
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Jews, she testified, would be day in a neighboring coun-
try, which she did not iden-
tify. She then crossed the
border into Israel where she
is now employed as a secre-
tary in Tel Aviv.
In making her escape,
she said she did not even
tell her parents of her
plans to avoid possibility
of detection.
She said she was using an
assumed name to protect
members of her family re-
maining in Syria. Each time
a member of her family es-
caped from Syria, she said,
her father was seized by
police, taken to jail where
he was abused and tortured
before being released with-
out formal charges or trial,
This happened five times
when two uncles and three
brothers and sisters fled in
about eight years; she said.
The most important
suggestion she could give
the committee, she said, is
Our 14K gold anklets will have her sailing along
that the Jewish people
in a breezy fashion look with the daintiest chains and
should be permitted to leave
gold charms that have ever danced about her ankles.
Syria because there is no fu-
Whether you give her the heart, star, or initial,
ture for them in that coun-
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Morris Draper, deputy
assistant secretary of state
for the Middle East, tes-
tified of "notable improve-
ment in the general situa-
tion of the Jewish commu-
nity" in Syria in the past
two years, although Jews
have experienced ups and
downs in treatment. Free-
dom of emigration, how-
ever, remains closed to
them, Draper said.

School Prayer Bill Faces
Kiss of Death in the House

The Senate took action
Monday that sponsors of the
school prayer amendment
say assures its doom when it
reaches the floor of the
amendment, offered by Sen.
Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) was
originally attached to legis-
lation adopted by the Se-
nate last week to establish a
Cabinet level Department
of Education.
Monday, however, the
Democratic leadership
switched the prayer rider to
a measure to speed up the
movement of lower court
cases to the Supreme Court.
The measure was approved
by a vote of 51-40, but
Helms acknowledged that it
was sure to be killed in the
House. The switch was
made in order to save the
Education 'Bill which, if
coupled with the prayer
amendment might also
have been defeated in the
House on. Constitutional
. grounds.
The Helms Amendment
specifically denies the Sup-
reme Court jurisdiction
over any state law that
would permit voluntary
prayer services in public
schools. According to Sen.
Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.)
this "is clearly unconstitu-
tional." Previous efforts to
permit prayers in public
schools have been blocked
by the Supreme Court on
grounds that prayers or
Bible readings in the
classroom violated the es-
tablishment of religion
clause of the First Amend-
The American Jewish
Committee and the
Anti-Defamation League
of Bnai Brith have called
upon the Senate "to re-
consider and reverse" its
vote on the Helms
President Carter said "I
think the government
ought to stay out of the
prayer business andlqt it be
between a person and God,
and not let it be part of a

school program under any
tangible constraints, either
a direct order to a _child to
pray or an embarrassing
situation where the child
would be constrained to

In a letter to members of
the Senate, Justin Finger,
director of ADL's civil
rights division, and Samuel
Rabinove, AJCommittee's
legal director, pointed out
that the amendment is "of
dubious constitutionality,"
and will create a chaotic
situation in which some
state courts might bar
school prayers while others
might permit the practice.
This would be a clear vio-
lation of the Establishment
Clause of the First Amend-
ment, as well as of the Sup-
reme Court mandate
against prayer,in the public
schools, they said.
The letter' noted that
prayer in public schools was
ruled unconstituional by
the U.S. Supreme Court in
1962 as a practice clearly
violating the Establish-
men't Clause of the First
Amendment. The following
year, the Supreme Court
struck down as unconstitu-
tional a program in which
passages from the Bible and
the Lord's Prayer were read
in public schools.
The letter further noted
that previous attempts to
overturn the Supreme
Court decision by amend-
ing- the- Constitution to
allow voluntary recita-
tion of prayers in public
schools "failed largely
because at the hearings
on the proposed amend-
ments, leaders of all
faiths, as well as leading
constitutional lawyers,
testified against them."
Albert Goldstein, chair-
man of the AJCongress
commission on law and so-
cial action, said, "Although
we have no position on the
bill to establish a new
Cabinet level department,
we strongly oppose Sen.
Helms' rider, which would
bar the federal courts from
hearing any case challeng-
ing a practice of 'voluntary'
prayer in the public
schools." •
The Helms amendment,
he said, "is a blatant at-
PARIS — French officials
tempt to circumvent the
and Western diplomats pri-
clear mandate of the Sup-
vately believe that Israeli
reme Court, which has out-
agents destroyed a French
lawed school prayers."
plant -producing a nuclear
reactor for Iraq.
The plant, near Toulon,
was destroyed last Friday
by seven plastic explosives.
and Bradstreet will publish
an Arabic language hand-
claimed responsibility for
book on Israel following the
the bombing.
peace treaty.
The nuclear reactor
Marc Gueron, director of
would have used weapons-
Dun and Bradstreet's Is-
grade uranium and ,
raeli subsidiary, said 2,500
reportedly had lobbied
copies of the Arabic docu-
quietly for two years to
ment had been produced.
block the sale to Iraq.
French officials said that
although the explosives
NEW YORK — Rabbi
were simple, they believed
that sophisticated fuses Rubin R. Dobin has been
were used by someone who named chairman of special
appeared to be very familiar projects by the American
with the plant and the reac- Red Magen David Adorn for

French Suspect
Israel in Bombing
of Iraqi Reactor

Arabic Book on
Israeli Economy

Named to ARMDI


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