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January 14, 1983 - Image 61

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-01-14

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Cultural Talks

French official delegation is
in Jerusalem this week
negotiating a new two-year
cultural protocol within the
framework of the 1959 cul-
tural accord between the
two countries.

Singers and Dancers Will Highlight
Communal Tu b'Shevat Celebration

Erev Chapter of Young
Women of the Jewish Na-
tional Fund will host the
Shekinah Singers and Galai
HaRuach Dance Group at
its community-wide Tu
b'Shevat celebration to be
held 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at Cong.
Beth Achim.
The celebration will be
the culmination of Jewish
National Fund Sabbath and
will offer live entertain-
ment and refreshments.
Pam David, president of
Erev Chapter, invites the
Singing will be provided
by the Shekinah Singers of
Janesville, Wis., a group of
young Christians who sing
Hebrew folk songs. The
Galai HaRuach Dance
Group, a local Israel dance
ensemble, will perform tra-
ditional Jewish dances.
Erev Chapter is the eve-
ning component of Young
Women of JNF, of which
Donna Sklar is president.
Admission will be gained
with the purchase of one
tree in Israel. For informa-
tion or reservations, call the
JNF, 557-6644.

JNF Holds First
Israel Assembly

The Jewish National
Fund of America has an-
nounced that for the first
time in its history it will
hold its biennial National
Assembly in Israel. The as-
sembly will be held March 7
to 14.
The week-long conference
will feature working ses-
sions, tours of JNF projects
in the Negev and Arava and

The Shekinah Singers of Janesville, Wis., a
group of young Christians who sing a variety of He-
brew songs, will appear for the Erev Chapter's
community-wide Tu b'Shevat observance Jan. 29 at
Cong. Beth Achim.

Friday, January 14, 1983 61

Federation Junior Division
to Hear ADL's Lobenthal

Michigan regional director
of the Anti-Defamation
League of Bnai Brith, will
discuss "Being Jewish in a
Non-Jewish World: Facing
the Challenge" at the next
program of the Lilian
Bernstein Lecture Series
presented by the Jewish
Welfare Federation Junior
The meeting will begin at
8 p.m. Jan. 27 in LaMed
Auditorium of United He-
brew Schools.
Lobenthal has been with
the Michigan ADL since
1964. A recent recipient of
the ADL's Milton Senn

Award, the highest honor
given to an ADL profes-
sional, he is also an author,
radio commentator and a
sociology professor.

James A. Safi-an is
president of Junior Di-
vision. Phillip Handle-
man is chairman and
Susan Edelman and
Marc Schwartz are co-
chairmen of the lecture
There is a nominal fee for
the meeting, which includes
a reception following the
program. For information,
call Sandra Feuer at Feder-
ation, 965-3939.

Yiddish Books' Preservation
Aim of Institute Book Drive

The Galai HaRuach Dance Group rehearses for
the communal Tu b'Shevat celebration. Pictured are,
from left: Shelly Jackier, Helga Gold, Rachel Jacobs,
Belle Greenbaum and`Faye Knoll.
* *
meetings with top Israeli and cocktail parties. Low-
cost tour extensions are
Cost of the National As- available for those people
sembly tour package in- staying on for the
cludes round-trip air fare Jerusalem Soviet Jewry
from New York, hotels, all Conference. For informa-
touring, full Israeli break- tion, contact Ed Rosenthal
fasts, daily luncheons, ex- at the JNF office in Detroit,
cept Shabat, four dinners 557-6644.

* * *

Sholem Aleichem Insti-
tute is participating in a
drive to collect Yiddish
books so that they can be re-
stored and made available
to teachers, students and
university libraries.
Bette Schein, president of
the secular organization
and spokesman for the Na-
tional Yiddish Book Ex-
change, said 'efforts to col-
lect Yiddish books began
nationally in June 1980,
with the founding of the Na-
tional Yiddish Book Ex-
change — a non-profit
agency dedicated to the
preservation and dissemi-
nation of Yiddish literature.
Administered by faculty
members from Amherst,

Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke
and Smith Colleges and the
University of Massachu-
setts, the exchange has re-
trieved more than 100,000
rare and out-of-print Yid-
dish volumes in its first two
years of operation.
Books may be brought to
the area drop-off point, lo-
cated at 17600 W. Eight
Mile, Office 1A, between 10
and 11:30 a.m. or at syna-
gogues or temples. Books
should be packed in small
boxes or bags, no more than
a dozen to a box or bag.
Pick-up service is also
available. For information,
call the Sholein Aleichem
Institute office, 553-7040; or
Mrs. Schein 355-1657.

Israel Prepared to Agree
to an Extension of UNIFIL

JERUSALEM (JTA) — filtrating the areas it con-
Israel is prepared to agree to trols after nine Katyusha
a two-month extension of rocket-launchers were dis-
U.S.-Arab Group the mandate of the United covered in southern Leba-
WASHINGTON — Gray Nations Interim Force in non in the zone patrolled by_
and Company has dropped Lebanon (UNIFIL), which UNIFIL's Ghanian contin-
the National Association of is scheduled to expire today. gent.
Most of the countries con-
Arab Americans as a client
The army disclosed that
following a disagreement tributing contingents to
over how to use Israel's in- UNIFIL also want a two- five of the launchers were
vasion of Lebanon to build month extension, in view of aimed at Kiryat Shmona,
American support for the the uncertain situation in the Israeli border town serv-
Lebanon. Lebanon itself ing as a site for negotiations
Arab cause.
would have preferred a between Israel, Lebanon
According to officials of six-month extension.
and the United States, and
the Washington-based pub-
Last week Israel accused four of the launchers were
lic relations firm, the asso- UNIFIL of laxity in pre- aimed at an Israeli military
ciation rejected most of venting terrorists from in- base on the Lebanese coast.
their advice and insisted on
an anti-Israel campaign
that could not be reconciled
NEW YORK — A ship- Rashidye, El Bas and the
with the company's policy of
not doing anything in ment of nine tons of emer- Burg el Shamali camps to
foreign affairs that goes gency food supplies has a total of 4,000 families.
against official U.S. policy. been sent to 500 south
The JDC has received
Lebanon Druze families.
$350,553 in cash donations
In recent weeks, the in the U.S. and Israel for
Arms Control
American Jewish Joint Dis- Lebanese relief, and dona-
tribution Committee has tions of blankets, medicine
Director Quits
completed delivery of 1,550 and other supplies valued at
WASHINGTON — tons of cement to UNRWA $700,000.
Eugene Rostow, director of in Tyre and Sidon for distri-
the U.S. Arms Control and bution to Palestinian refu-
Gruber Released
Disarmament Agency, res- gees. Also completed was
LONDON — United
igned Wednesday.
kerosene heaters.
Press International corre-
The cement was provided spondent Ruth Gruber was
Richard Starr, a key
assistant who headed talks by JDC, the Public Commit- released Wednesday 23
on troop reductions in tee of Jerusalem which in- hours after being detained
Europe, also resigned. The cludes Jews, Muslims and by Polish police for alleged
Rostow resignation came Christians, and the "activities against the laws
about as the result of per- Jerusalem Post Newspaper of the Polish People's Re-
sonality clashes between Fund.
him, the White House and
In addition, boots and
the Pentagon, friends of warm clothing were dis-
An accuser may not act as
Rostow said.
tributed in Ein el Hilwe, a defender.

Prag Woodland Established PR Firm Drops

A 2,500-tree woodland
honoring her late husband
and son has been purchased
by Mrs. Sophie Prag of
Southfield through the
Jewish National Fund. The
project will be located in Is-
rael's American Indepen-
dence Park.
The Prag Memorial
Woodland honors the
memories of Albert Prag,
Mrs. Prag's husband, and
their son, Fredric.

Eban Worried

a recent Newsweek inter-
view, former Israeli Foreign
Minister Abba Eban said
that he was worried by dif-
ferences between the
American and Israeli gov-
ernments. He said the U.S.
should "avoid coercive or
punitive measures" because
they often tend to backfire.

Iranian Threat

recent radio interview, Ira-
nian President Siyad Ali
Khomeini vowed that his
country would destroy Is-
rael, which he described as a
"hound of the United
He said Iran will liberate
Palestine for all Moslems.

Lebanon Relief Continues



JWV Women
Night of Games
Set Saturday

Department of Michigan
Ladies Auxiliary, Jewish
War Veterans, will have
games night for single
women members of JWV at
7:30 p.m. Saturday in the
Jewish War Veterans
Memorial Home.
A variety of games will be
played, including mah
jongg and Rummikub.
Refreshments will be
served. For information,
call the JWV Memorial
Home, 559-5680.

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