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May 29, 1981 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-05-29

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PLO Recruiting

Budget Cuts Hit Settlement

— funded by Keren
Hayesod campaigns the
United Jewish Appeal
world over, and by the
–\\
MOSHAV EIDAN — United Jewish Appeal/
From the hills surrounding Federation campaigns in
Jericho, the topography the United States, includ-
drops sharply to the Arava,‘ ing Detroit's Allied Jewish
Campaign — have delayed
Israel's southern plains.
The rutted, one-lane road occupancy.
that winds past the Dead
Sea Works makes an abrupt
In addition, the prolonged
left turn into a landscape of wait in temporary housing
rock and sand and silence. A caused a crisis in commit-
few kilometers ahead a ment among members of the
crudely painted white group-. Only half of the
---ow points the way to families originally re-
hay Eidan.
cruited for Moshav Eidan
The scene is ghostly. A remain in the Arava. The
chain-link fence topped others have moved into Is-
with barbed wire surrounds rael's cities or left the coun-
squat houses — clearly a try.
The settlers of Moshav
triumph of function of
esthetics — each with a liv- Eidan are not idle while
ing room, kitchen, and two they wait to establish them-
bedrooms compressed into selves in their new home.
72 square meters (700 While living at Mercaz
square feet). A kindergar- Sapir, the regional center
ten, social hall, and store for the Arava, the families
stand next to a planned receive intensive agricul-
medical and dental clinic. tural training from gov-
Nearby is the site for a ernment experts and vete-
rans of the moshav experi-
swimming pool.
There are no people. ence, and study Hebrew in
Only the wind and an Ulpan.
At the same time, an ab-
footsteps disturb the si-
lence. Moshav Eidan is a sorption committee is
settlement without actively seeking new
families and screening
settlers.
Thirty young families applicants to replace the
from the United States and "drop-outs" from Moshav
Canada _were scheduled to Eidan, and a planning
establish a community here committee struggles over
in June 1979. But deep cuts priorities and the details of
in the Jewish Agency's implementing future goals.
rural settlement program An agricultural study group

By MARGERY
GREENFIELD

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lessons learned in the fields.

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Entries Sought for Smolar Award
Jewish Journalism Competition

NEW YORK (JTA) —
The Council of Jewish Fed-
erations is inviting entries
for the 1981 Smolar Awards
for Excellence in North
American Jewish Jour-
according to Marvin
lland of Rhode Island,
Lriairman of the CJF Smolar
Award Committee.
The awards honor out-
standing achievements by
journalists whose articles
appear in Jewish newspap-
ers and magazines pub-
lished in the United States

and Canada.
Categories for the 1981
awards are: human inter-
est, opinion, public affairs
and magazine. Entries must
be post-marked no later
than June 15 to qualify.
Entry forms are available
from the CJF, 575
Lexington Avenue, New
York, N.Y. 10022.
The 1981 awards will be
presented at the CJF Gen-
eral Assembly which will be
held in St. Louis, Nov.
10-15.

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Friday, May 29, 1981

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