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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-08-13

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6 Friday, August 13, 1982

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Special Israel Emergency Fund Merged With..1 983 AJCampaign

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(Continued from Page 1) ernors. He serves on the
Symphony Orchestra, De- boards of the Detroit Serv-
troit Institute of Arts and ice Group and Sinai Hospi-
tal.
Detroit Zoo.
Marion Handleman has
She also has served on
boards of Women's Ameri- been named chairman of
can ORT and Cong. Shaarey Advance Gifts and Dolores
Zedek Sisterhood and held Farber is chairman of Spe-
volunteer positions with cial Gifts of the Jewish Wel-
National Council of Jewish fare Federation Women's
Women, Hadassah and Is- Division. They will head a
combined section meeting
rael Bonds.
Goldman and Mondry at 10 a.m. Thursday at the
served on the 1982 major home of Suzy Honigman in
Birmingham.
gifts pacesetter section.
The gathering marks the
Goldman, who recently
kickoff
of fund-raising for
returned from a UJA
the
Women's
Division as
fact-fining mission to
part of the accelerated 1983
Lebanon and Israel, is a Allied
Jewish Campaign
member of the Jewish
special Israel Emer-
Welfare Federation and
Board of Governors. He gency Fund. The Advance
also serves on the boards Gifts and Special Gifts sec-
tions are open to 1983 Cam-
of Sinai Hospital and paign
contributors of $7,500
Jewish Home for Aged.
and
$3,600,
respectively.
Goldman is president of
Mrs. Handleman is a
Temple Beth El.
Mondry, a former Cam- board member of the
paign associate and vice Women's Division and
chairman, is a member of has played an active role
Federation's Board of Gov- in the National Council of
Jewish Women, Sinai

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Guild and the United
Foundation. She was in-
strumental in developing
the women's health club
of the Jewish Community
Center.
Mrs. Farber is a former
vice chariaman of the di-
` vision's Koach section and
was associate chairman of
Special Gifts. She currently
is Campaign cash mobiliza-
tion co-chairman for the di-
vision. A board member of
the Jewish Community
Center, Mrs. Farber has
held a number of leadership
positions in Bnai Brith
Women.
Barbara Berry is associ-
ate chairman of Advance
Gifts and Doreen Hermelin
is briefing chairman. Vice
chairmen are Belle Kukes,
Babs Lowenstein; Dulcie
Rosenfeld, Marianne
Schwartz and Shelby
Tauber.
Diane F. Klein is associ-
ate chairman of Special
Gifts and Reva Stocker is
briefing chairman. Vice
chairmen are Tillie
Brandwine, use Doner,
Beth Feldman, Estelle
Robinson and Sally Sober-
man.
Jane Sherman is
president of the Women's
Division. Marlene Bor-
man is Campaign chair-
man and Linda Lee is
Campaign briefing
chairman. Susie Citrin
and Ellen Labes are
briefing associate chair-
men.
Many Holocaust sur-
vivors and recent Russian
immigrants have been re-
sponding to the Detroit
community's appeal for the
special Israel Emergency
Fund.
Following a July 18 sol-
idarity gathering which
raised $60,000 for the Is-
rael Emergency Fund from
members of eight Holocaust
survivors organizations, the
Jewish Welfare Federation
office has been receiving
about 10 envelopes a day in
contributions from this
group. Organizations spon-

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soring the emergency Jerold C. Hoffberger,
fund-raising meeting were
chairman of the United
Shaarit Haplaytah, Work-
Israel Appeal; and Henry
men's Circle, United Social Taub, president of the
Club, Radomer Society, American Jewish Joint
Jabotinsky Society, Albert
Distribution Committee.
Einstein Lodge and Chapter
The UJA national chair-
of Bnai Brith and Friends of man said that the special
the Israel Cancer Founda-
fund will be the American
tion of Michigan.
Jewish community's share
In addition, a number of of the cost of the programs
recent immigrants have
and services which tradi-
joined with the community tionally have been the
in response to Israel's un-
humanitarian responsibil-
precedented needs during
ity of the Jewish Agency but
the war in Lebanon, said
which the Agency could no
Joel D. Tauber, chairman of longer fund when UJA/
the 1983 Allied Jewish community campaigns
Campaign - Israel Emer- failed to provide adequate
gency Fund.
support; Because of the
Although some of the drain on the Israeli
economy resulting from
new contributors are
"Operation Peace for the
themselves in need or un-
Galilee," the people of Israel
employed, Tauber said
they are giving as gener- ._can no longer sustain
these programs, and the
ously as they are able.
Agency must reassume the
Along with their dollars
have come several poig- financial burden of provid-
ing them.
nant letters, expressing
Loup said the Agency, the
the solidarity they feel
principal beneficiary of
with the people of Israel.
A note written in Russian funds allocated from UJA/
community campaigns, will
translates:
bear additional costs for
"Dear Friends, . . . Now
services to new immigrants,
we are not working (so) we
will mail you just $5. Pm
sorry that it's not so much. -
That is from my son and
from me."
Tauber stated that the re-
By RABBI MARC
sponse of the survivors and
TANENBAUM
immigrants has been a spur
(Seven Arts Features)
to the current effort to assist
Extra Shahata of Egypt
Israel under the special
deserves a medal from
campaign that began Aug. 1
world Jewry.
to provide human services
When Gamal Nasser was
that cannot be supported by
president of Egypt, he shut
the government during the
down the ancient and ven-
current emergency.
erated Ben Ezra Synagogue
Contributions to the Is-
in Cairo and forbade anyone
rael Emergency Fund may
to enter it. During that
be sent to the Jewish Wel-
bleak and fanatic anti-
fare Federation office, 163
Israel period in Egypt,
Madison, Detroit 48226. For
Shahata became a self-
information, call the office
appointed shames (sexton),
965-3939.
and managed surreptiti-
* * *
ously to care for the precious
Torah scrolls and the his-
Detroit Effort
toric Geniza (hidden collec-
Is Part of
tion of sacred documents)
National Campaign
located in the upper attic of
NEW YORK — The na-
the synagogue.
tional officers of the United
Under President Sadat,
Jewish Appeal have ap-
Ben Ezra Synagogue was
proved a special fund cam-
reopened and it is now vis-
paign for 1983 to help the
ited mainly by Jewish
Jewish Agency maintain
tourists.
social service, welfare and
Last month, when I vis-
educational programs
ited the synagogue in Old
endangered by the enor-
Cairo, Shahata guided
mous human cost of Israel's -me through the awesome
response to the threat of ter-
treasures of the holy
rorism.
place. First, he showed
Current estimates project
me the underground
a $200 million total cost for
canal which is believed to
the programs to be sus-
be the spot in the Nile
tained by the special fund.
River where Pharaoh's
At an emergency session
daughter had the infant
called by UJA National
Chairman Robert E. Loup
Detroiters Meet
after returning from meet-
Begin, Officials
ings of the Jewish Agency
Board of Governors in
NEW YORK — A 30-
Jerusalem, the officers
member delegation from
endorsed a resolution cal- United Zionists - Re-
ling on American Jewish
visionists, Herut U.S.A., in-
communities to move im-
cluding three Detroiters,
mediately to implement a
met with Israeli officials
separate special fund-
and visited Lebanon last
raising campaign in addi-
week.
tion to their 1983 regular
The group met with
and Project Renewal cam-
Prime Minister Menahem
paigns.
Begin, Finance Minister
The UJA campaign Yoram Aridor and Eco-
leadership was joined in nomic Minister Yaacov
the action by Detroiter Merridor, and included De-
Martin E. Citrin, troiters Sol Lachman and
president of the Council • Mr. and Mrs. Arnold
of Jewish Federations; Aronoff.

development of rural set-
tlements, health care, youth
programs, special educa-
tional and vocational serv-
ices, aid to the elderly and
the handicapped and assis-
tance to disadvantaged stu-
dents seeking higher educa-
tion.
The resolution urges
communities to establish
guidelines for their cam-
paigns that include pro-
visions for accepting gifts
to Ette Special Fund only
from donors who first
match or increase their
1982 gifts during the 1983
campaign. Loup said this
step was taken because
the officers recognize',
the need to increase g
ing to the regular cam-
paign to protect the in-
tegrity of established
needs locally, nationally
and overseas.
Communities are urged
to strive for substantial in-
creases in pledges for Proj-
ect Renewal, the worldwide
social and cultural rehabili-
tation program for residents
of Israel's distressed immig-
rant neighborhoods.

Dedicated Shames Saves
Ancient Cairo Synagogue

Moses lifted from the
churning waters. Tradi-
tion holds that Moses
later prayed here before
he led the Israelites out of
Egypt.
It is also believed that the
Prophet Jeremiah fled here
in the Sixth Century BCE
from Babylonia to pray. In
this place too is the fabulous
Geniza of sacred manu-
scripts that the late Prof.
Solomon Schechter un-
raveled to enrich the world
of Jewish scholarship.
Shahata is a simple, pious
Jew who has sacrificed his
life to preserve the
synagogue's hallowed
memories and literary trea-
sures for generations to
come.

Symposium Set
on Dutch Jewry

TEL AVIV — The Dutch
Jewish community's contri-
butions to Jewish history,
religion, -culture, economy
and sociology will be exam-
ined at a symposium on the
history of the Jews in the
Netherlands, to be held in
Israel Nov. 28-Dec. 3.

The biennial event is
being co-sponsored by Tel
Aviv University, Hebrew
University, the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and the
Ministry of Education and
Culture.
A special concert will
be held featuring Jewish
liturgical compositions
by Sephardi and
Ashkenazi composers ir -
the Netherlands.
The Beth Hatefutsoth
Museum, located on the
campus of Tel Aviv Univer- -
sity, will display an exhibi-
tion on Dutch Jewry in the
17th and 18th Centuries,
prepared by the Joods His-
torisch Museum of Amster-
dam.

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