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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-06-08

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Friday, June 8, 1919 19

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Jimmy Carter Deserves Credit
as Well as Criticism: Bookbinder

Hyman Bookbinder, the
American Jewish Commit-
tee's Washington represen-
tative for the past 12 years,
is emphasizing the need for
balance in Jewish commu-
nity criticism of the Carter
Administration.
Speaking to the annual
dinner of the Detroit Chap-
ter of the AJCommittee,
and in a Jewish News inter-
view, Bookbinder em-
phasized that "Carter de-
serves better in the Jewish
community than he is get-
ting."
Bookbinder said the Car-
ter Administration "has
gotten us to where we are"
in the Middle East and on
human rights issues. He
added that "Jewish influ-
ence can be reduced to nil"
when any Administration
feels it is receiving no credit
"even when it does right."
He said the Carter Ad-
ministration can be
criticized for several mis-
takes it has made, includ-
ing the 1977 U.S.-Russian
statement on the Middle
Est, the sale of U.S. jets
to Saudi Arabia and its
penchant to "publicly
scold Israel" when there
is a disagreement be-
tween the two countries.
He cited this week's criti-
cism of Israel's split Cabinet
decision approving more
settlements on the West
Bank. He said the outspo-
ken criticism was harmful
as the West Bank autonomy
negotiations were begin-
ning between Israel and
Egypt.
But Bookbinder said
American Jews must
cherish and nurture the his-
toric relationship between
itself and the American
government. Citing the re-
cent Holocaust memorial
ceremonies in Washington,
Bookbinder pointed out that
all top-level members of the

Cross-Culture
Tots' Program

CLEVELAND (JTA) —
The Jewish Day Nursery
has developed a cross-
cultural program to help
both Soviet Jewish and
American Jewish children.
The school's staff ar-
ranged for all parents to
tape-record stories to be
played to their children if
they became lonely. An aide
who speaks English, Rus-
sian and Yiddish helped
prepare children and par-
ents for a tonsilectomy,
birth of a sibling and first
visits to a dentist.
The Russian children also
taught the American chil-
dren Russian words, showed
toys from the Soviet Union
and shared favorite foods.

Wins Position

NEW YORK — Sylvia
Deutsch, executive director
of the American Jewish
Congress' New York Met-
ropolitan Council since
1972, has been appointed
national director of field op-
erations and membership
for the AJCongress.

Administration partici-
pated.
"We have to protect this
relationship and encourage
it," he said.
•Bookbinder, said Con-
gress is ahead of the
American people in its,
support. He said the
courage of Congress was
evident in the heavy
votes favoring the $4.8
billion aid p-ackage for
Israel and Egypt, passed
at the same time as some
domestic programs were
being cut.
"We have to persuade the,
American people that not
only is this package morally
right, it is also a prudent in-
vestment in the national
interest. If we don't, in time
even the strong support in
Congress will erode."

He said that during his
many years in Washington
the American Jewish com-
munity has consistently
had access to the White
House, no matter which
President or party was in
power. "Despite ups and
downs," he said, "this has
been the consistent picture.
"But no Administration
has been more open or de-
manded constant contact as
the Carter Administra-
tion," he said, adding that
most Jewish representa-
tives have access to Carter,
Vice President Mondale,
Zbigniew Brzezinski,
Hamilton Jordan and the
State Department.
He found no fault with
the "Administration's
basic attitude toward our
agenda" although there

I

WE'RE LOOKING

have been some mis-
takes.
At the AJCommittee De-
troit Chapter dinner,
Harold Gales was elected
president. Other officers
are: vice presidents, Robert
Amberg, Maurice Binkow,
Beatrice Rowe and Irving
Tukel; secretary, Irwin
Shaw; and treasurer, Marge
Alpern.
Dr. Allan Berlin, Richard
Kux and Albert Lieberman
were re-elected to the
executive board for three
years. Newly-elected execu-
tive board members are:
Jack Alspector, Prof. Ber-
nard Klein, Brian Kott,
Harriet Saperstein and
Sidney Winer.
Elected to the advisory
committee were Eugene
Driker, State Sen. Doug
Ross and A. Alfred, Taub-
man.

FOR HOLDERS OF

ISRAEL BONDS

MATURING

ISRAEL

IN 1979

WANTS TO

THANK YOU

BY GIVING YOU

A PREMIUM IN

ADVANCE

INTEREST

If you are the registered owner of a State of Israel Savings

Schools to Meet
for Annual Picnic

Bond maturing ANY TIME IN 1979, you will receive credit for the

full maturity value of your Bonds NOW— provided that you

The Yeshivath Beth
Yehudah PTA and the PTA
of the Sally Allan Alexan-
der Beth Jacob School for
Girls will hold their annual
picnic 11 a.m. Sunday at
Oak Park Major Park.
Refreshments will be
sold. There will be activities
for children and adults. Fdr
information, call Mrs. Leib
Bakst, 559-7135.
The Beth Yehuda Schools
PTA will hold a .goods and
services auction- June 24 in
the yeshiva building. There
will be prizes, sales and a
guest auctioneer. For in-
formation, call the chair-
man, Abe Schwartz, 399-
9140.

REINVEST the entire proceeds in a new Bond of the next higher

level.

You helped Israel in a time of great crisis.

?our investment dollars are needed even more urgently for

the challenges of today.

For further information and a prospectus. Please contact

Greater Metropolitan Detroit Committee

STATE OF ISRAEL BONDS

24123 Greenfield Road, Southfield 48075
Telephone: 557-2900

Bernard L. and Rosalyn J. Maas
Recreation Area

CAMP TAMARACK at

BRIGHTON and ORTONVILLE, Michigan

COMMUNITY VISITING DAY

Sunday, June 17, 1979
1:00 - 4:00 P.M.

- Bring a picnic lunch and.enjoy a day at Camp Tamarack with your entire faMily. (Both
Brighton,and Ortonville can be seen in one day.) Staff will be available to answer
questions, and registration materials provided for those interested. (Bus tours are
offered at the Ortonville site).

DIRECTIONS TO ORTONVILLE AND BRIGHTON

Ortonville



From Detroit, drive north on 1-75 to the Fenton Exit, follow Grange Hall
Road east, past Sheriff's Department, to Barron Road. Turn left on Barron
Road from 1-1/2 miles to Perryville Road. Turn right on Perryville Road for Y2
mile to camp entrance. Or take Northwestern Highway to Telegraph Road
(US 24). Turn right on Telegraph and continue on US 24 to US 10 (Dixie
Hwy.). Turn left and proceed on US 10 for approximately 17 miles to Grange
Hall Road (at Sheriff's Department). Turn right on Grange Hall Road and
proceed for 3 miles to Barron Road. Turn left (north) 1-1/2 miles to Perryville
Road. Be sure to make a right turn onto Perryville Road and proceed 1/2 mile
to camp entrance.

Brighton

Take the Lodge Freeway to the Lansing exit (696) to 1-96. Follow 1-96 west
for about 23 miles. Take the US-23 NORTH exit and follow US-23 north for 8
miles. Take the M-59 exit (marked PONTIAC-HARTLAND). Follow M-59
west (left from exit ramp) for a very short distance, until you come to a blinking
light. This is the old US-23, which is parallel to the new US-23 expressway.
Turn left on US-23 (which is almost like a service drive of the expressway)
and go about 2 miles. Then, turn right (west) onto the Camp road. You may
also take Northwestern Highway to 1-696; 1-696 to 1-96, then following the
above directions, taking 1-96 north to US-23, and so on.

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