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November 07, 1980 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-11-07

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

18 Friday, November 7, 1980

Jews in Japan Open Center Israel Tours by U.S. Jews

TOKYO (JTA) — The
Jewish community of Ja-

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pan, consisting of about 110
families, recently dedicated
its new communal center
and synagogue in Tokyo.
The inaugural festivities
included a ribbon-cutting
ceremony presided over by
Walter Citron, president of
the community, the instal-
lation of Rabbi Jonathan
Maltzman as spiritual
leader and a dinner-dance
attended by the entire
community and Japanese
notables. It received exten-
sive coverage in the
Japanese press.
The center occupies a
three-story complex which
contains the synagogue, a
religious school for children
4-13, the largest Judaica
collection in the Far East
and social and athletic
facilities. It was financed by
the sale of land purchased
by the Jewish community
29 years ago. It occupies the
portion of that land which
was retained.
The synagogue is the
second Jewish house of
worship in Japan — a
small synagogue exists in
Kobe — and due to the
heterogeneous nature of
the Jewish community, it
will be neither Reform,
Conservative nor Or-
thodox. Maltzman is a
graduate of the Jewish
Theological Seminary of
America, the rabbinical
training school of Con-
servative Judaism in the
U.S.
About half the members
of the community are
American citizens, one-
third are Israelis and the
rest represent other
nationalities.
Most of them are
businessmen engaged in
foreign trade, banking, fi-
nance, transportation and
insurance. There are also
doctors, journalists,
graduate students and
musicians.

If you meet a lion, roar; if
you meet a donkey, bray.

Showing Two-Year Decline

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
There is a definite and
downward trend in Jewish
tourism figures from the
United States to Israel over
the past two years, a senior
Israeli official revealed last
week.
Amnon Altman, head of
Israel's Tourism Authority,
put part of the blame on
American Jewish organiza-
tions which, he said, were
"not stressing Israel as a
tourism destination" for
their members.
Nor were the major
Jewish organizations hold-
ing a sufficient or satisfac-
tory number of their as-
semblies and conferences in
Israel, Altman asserted. He
said there were some excep-
tions, but overall he could
say that these organizations
seemed not to attach
enough "consciousness" to
the need to encourage
American Jews to visit Is-
rael.
In addition, Altman
said, Jewish tourism
from the U.S. to Israel
suffered from the general

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Premier Menahem Begin
said this week that when he
meets with President Car-
ter in Washington next
Thursday the stalled West
Bank-Gaza autonomy talks
will be on the agenda. "Au-
tonomy will certainly be one
of the topics but the meeting
will cover all developments
in the area," Begin told re-
porters.
The U.S. has sent a dip-
lomatic team to Israel and
Egypt this week with a re-
vised interim proposal for
Palestinian autonomy. The
delegation is headed by
James Leonard, deputy to
Special Ambassador Sol
Linowitz. It spent a day-

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ATLANTA (JTA) — The
Jewish community here has
rallied to aid in the search
for four missing black chil-
dren and in efforts to find
the person or persons re-
sponsible for the deaths of
11 others, The Southern Is-
raelite reported.
A number of Jewish indi-
viduals have already been
involved in these efforts and
Max Rittenbaum, president
of the Atlanta Jewish Fed-
eration, has called for a
community-wide commit-
ment.
"Our compassion and
sympathy go out to the
families of these children
and we are determined to
help get to the bottom of this
tragedy," Rittenbaum said.
The federation's Commu-
nity Relations Committee
has contacted youth groups
of Atlanta's synagogues and
temples and various other
Jewish youth organiza-
tions.
"They have all ex-
pressed a desire and
willingness to cooperate

Begin Will See President,
Visit Detroit on Thursday

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decline in Israel's public
standing in the U.S. "I am
not breaking any new
ground by pointing this
out," Altman told report-
ers. "It has been widely
reported in our own
press." Israel's political
image problems were di-
rectly linked to the
tourism statistics, he
said.
A third important factor
was economic, Altman ob-
served. American tourism
to Europe (general tourism)
was down because of gen-
eral economic reasons —
and Jewish tourism to Is-
rael was bound to be af-
fected in the same way.
The statistics show that
Jewish tourism accounts for
55 percent of the total vol-
ume of American tourism to
Israel. But the rate of de-
cline these past two years
has been marked and
steady, Altman said.
Israel for its part would
instruct its tourism officials
in the U.S. to redouble their
efforts to "sell" Israel pack-
ages, he said.

Atlanta Jews Aid in Search
for Killer, Missing Blacks

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children to prevent any
further crimes and in
searching for any leads to
solve these mysterious
disappearances," ac-
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chairman of the commit-
tee.

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Following his Thurs-
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Federations General As-
sembly at the Detroit
Plaza Hotel.
Begin will leave for the
U.S. on Sunday for a 10-day
visit. On Monday he will be
given the Herzl Award by
the Zionist Organization of
America at a dinner at the
Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Pre-
vious winners of the award
are David Ben-Gurion,
Golda Meir and Winston
Churchill.
He will attend the
Jabotinsky Centennial
Dinner Tuesday evening in
New York. Begin is also
scheduled to appear on the
ABC-TV "Meet the Press"
program on Nov. 16 and ad-
dress a luncheon of Ameri-
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