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June 11, 1982 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-06-11

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, June 11, 1982 15

Boris Smolar's

`Between You
. and Me'

Editor-in-Chief
Emeritus, JTA



Block's

ALL :roi.

(Copyright 1982, JTA, Inc.)

THE GRADUATION SEASON: Graduation and
I summer vacations for students in the more than 3,000
American colleges and universities are now going on. But
many of the Jewish — as well as non-Jewish — students
find themselves in financial difficulties unable to find
summer jobs; even part-time jobs.
There are about 12 million students registered in U.S.
colleges and univereities, but the number of Jews among
them can only be estimated. It cannot be established
qtly because many institutions of higher learning do not
wire from the applicants to state their religion.
At present it is estimated that there are 400,000
Jewish students in all schools of higher learning in the
country. The Bnai Brith Hillel Foundations, which serve
- Jewish students with religious, and cultural programs, and
conduct social activities for Jewish students, function on
more than 300 campuses. They do good work in imbuing
Jewishness among the students which they reach, but they
do not reach all the Jewish students. Seasoned veterans of
the college scene estimate that no more than 20 percent of
- the Jewish students get involved with Hillel or other
Jewish campus activities. Vitrually 80 percent or 90 per-
cent of all Jewish youth attend college.
The Council ofJewish Federations is deeply interested
in helping the Hillel Foundations, which were established
by Bnai Brith in 1923. Jewish federations are today al-
locating about $5 million a year for strengthening Jewish
activities among students and faculty members of the col-
leges and universities. There are more than 25,000 Jewish
professors and other faculty members in the institutions of
higher learning in the United States. A large proportion of
them, while not denying their Jewishness, are quite in-
different to Jewish life and problems. The number of those
who wish to know more of their Jewish roots is however,
growing with every year. There is today even an Associa-
tion of Religious Jewish Professors.
Much of the strengthening of Jewish feelings among
Jewish students has been contributed by the introduction
of courses ofJewish knowledge in many universities. There
- are today more than 300 colleges and universities conduct-
ing such courses. In about 40 universities there are courses
in Yiddish language and literature, with proper academic
credits.
ALLOCATIONS BY FEDERATIONS: The turn to
Jewish interests started in 1969, when a group of 200
Jewish students came to Boston to demonstrate there in
front of the hotel where the Council of Jewish Federations
was holding its annual General Assembly. The demon-
strators pressed the federation leaders for student partici-
pation in community decision-making and for financing
student programs.
The CJF Assembly was only too glad to face this kind of
a demonstration. They welcomed the demands of the
demonstrators. The demonstrators were invited to partici-
pate in discussions at the Assembly, and to have their
spokesman address the Assembly. A number of Jewish
federations then initiated a variety of actions to involve
students in their activities. The CJF placed students on six
of its national committees, and began to bring students
from different communities to its quarterly board meet-
ings.
In today's financial arrangements, federations con-
tribute 51 percent of the Hillel Foundation budgets, na-
tional Bnai Brith provides about 30 percent and the bal-
ance comes from dues, fees, parents and local friends of
• Hillel.
Ten years ago, Bnai Brith met 54 percent of the Hillel
budget and the federations 28 percent. Confronted With a
major fiscal difficulty, Bnai Brith cut in 1980 several
hundred thousand dollars from its support of Hillel. Now,
Bnai Brith is committed to consult with the CJF in advance
of any contemplated reductions.

Vacations Abroad Cut Israel Income

JERUSALEM (ZINS) —
In 1981, 550,000 Israelis
, their vacations
( road and spent some
'4)600 million in hard cur-
rencies. This was an in-
crease in travel abroad of 25
percent over the previous
year and an increased
spending of 17 percent.
A spokesman for the
Ministry of Tourism, who
reported those figures, also
announced that tourists vis-
iting Israel in 1981 spent
$850 million. Out of every

dollar spent by tourists in
Israel 70 cents found its
way out of the country via
Israelis traveling abroad.
The ministry also re-
ported that Israel's 26,000
tourist hotel rooms had an
occupancy rate of only 52
percent in 1981. However,
the ministry is confident
that tourism will continue
to grow and that new hotels
are needed. Plans are to in-
crease the number of hotel
rooms from 26,000 to 40,000
during the next five years.

Clothes

SALE

Store wide reductions

C YO?

4
DAYS
ONLY

Starting Today
Friday, Saturday,
Sunday and
Monday.

TO

I ,

OFF

Now is the time to take advantage
of drastically reduced prices for
Father's Day and all your summer needs.

SUITS and SPORT OUTFITS, Everything Reduced

Lou Myles

Reg. $495 to $595 . . . .NOW

Rubin Bros.

Reg. $395 to $495 ....NOW $ 279

Le Baron
Lanvin & Adolfo
Oleg Cassini

Reg. $495 to $550 . NOW

$329

$329

Reg. $295 to $395 .NOW $ 249

Reg. $250 to $350 ... .NOW $ 1179

Special Purchase: Slacks, Blazers, Shirts,
Ties, Sweaters - DRASTIC REDUCTIONS

Imported
Hopsack Linen

Oriani

BLAZERS

SLACKS

Reg. $175

Reg. $5. k

3 colors,
limited quantity.

Imported

The Luxurious Touch
and Feel of Cashmere

Values to $95

Reg. $40

100% SILK SWEATERS
10 magnificent
SHIRTS
colors.

Special Buy
6 colors.

NOW $ 89 NOW $29 NOW $ 39 NOW $ 29

Imported TIES, all colors and patterns, Values to $30 . .

Block's Shoe Salon - PAIR
1 ST 1096 OFF

All Shoes on Sale

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 SALE

3

30% OFF

PAIRS EACH PAIR

.3 FOR $15

2 20% OFF
PAIRS EACH PAIR

4 40% OFF
PAIRS EACH PAIR

Block's Clothes

ALTERATIONS At Cost.
MASTER CARD, VISA,
AMERICAN EXPRESS Only.

in the Orchard Mall on Orchard Lake Road just 1/2 block north of Maple Road
851-9080

Open Tues.,.Wed., Sat. 10 to 6; Mon. , Thurs., Fri. 10 to 9; and Sun. 12 to 5

V.....•11. MO,"

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