Campaign Sabbath Marked in Area Congregations
According to Federation President Joel Taubef,
Federation-Campaign Sabbath is a cooperative venture
with area temples and synagogues. It is important, he said,
because it "brings together two aspects ofJewish life which
are both concerned with its strength and quality now and
for our children." Campaign Chairman Jack Robinson
added, "We want to make everyone in the community
aware of the ways in which their commitment helps Feder-
ation and the Campaign respond to many kinds of Jewish
Members of area congregations will learn more about
the role of the Jewish Welfare Federation and its Allied
Jewish Campaign next weekend, Jan. 13-14, as the fifth
annual Federation-Campaign Sabbath takes place.
The special Sabbath precedes the Campaign's
community-wide Super Sunday telephone appeal on Jan.
15. The phone drive helps raise funds to maintain human
services through 60 local, national and overseas be-
Tauber will address the congregation of Temple
Israel at Friday night services Jan. 13. Robinson will
speak at Cong. Shaarey Zedek Saturday morning.
Also speaking Friday night are Avern Cohn, chairman
of Federation's Executive Committee, at Temple Beth El;
and Women's Division President Ellen Labes at Temple
Beth Jacob in Pontiac. Others participating that night are
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Budget Is. Facing Major Cuts
to Fix Ailing Israel Economy
Options in Lebanon
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Premier Yitzhak Shamir met
with senior policy-makers and military officers on Wed-
nesday to discuss the Israel Defense Force situation in
Lebanon. Informed sources said there was little prospect of
an imminent, large-scale pullback but that Israel is review-
ing its options,in the face of the situation in Beirut and the
ongoing terrorist attacks on IDF soldiers in south Lebanon.
The consultation at Shamir's office was attended by
Defense Minister Moshe Arens, Chief of Staff Gen. Moshe
Levy, the coordinator of policy in Lebanon Uri Lubrani and
other senior officials. Informed sources described the meet-
ing as part of a process of deliberation rather than presag-
ing a dramatic change of policy or change of deployment.
There have been reports in recent days that the army
may pull out of Sidon and take up a more southerly line.
Some non-combatants already have been withdrawn from
Sidon. But a senior defense source told reporters Sunday
that there were no plans to abandon Sidon or the Awali
River line north of the town.
The defense source said Israel's sole condition for
eventual withdrawal from Lebanon was security for
Galilee. He said the army would pull out — possibly
if the Lebanese army or local armed ele-
ments proved capable of taking responsibility for se-
curity in the south and prevent a return in force of the
Palestine Liberation Organization.
The source spoke of efforts to encourage and help local
Shiite militias to establish themselves. But relations be-
tween Israel and the Shiites have been soured by the recent
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel's Ministerial Economic Committee set a deadline of today for all
ministries to submit proposed cuts in their budgets to achieve a nine percent overall reduction of govern-
The nine percent figure, agreed to by the committee at a meeting late Tuesday, will approximate —
and possibly slightly exceed — the 60 billion shekel ($600 million) cut in expenditures recommended by
Finance Minister Yigal Cohen-Orgad. That is regarded as the absolute minimum necessary to meet the
current economic crisis.
Political observers saw the committee's decision as something of a setback for the Finance Minister
inasmuch as each ministry will decide where to retrench Without direct involvement of the Treasury.
Although the Cabinet ostensibly is in full agreement that spending must be reduced by at
least 60 billion shekels and the nine percent slash was approved without dissent, some ministers
were reported to be privately skeptical of Cohen-Orgad's chances to achieve his goal. Health
Minister Eliezer Shostak and Deputy Minister of Welfare Benzion Rubin have already stated
publicly that their ministries cannot absorb the proposed reductions.
The toughest battle is expected over the defense budget. Defense Minister Moshe Arens has been
quoted as telling a Knesset committee that he
would reject any motion of cutting the develop-
ment budget for the Lavie, Israel's second gen-
eration fighter-bomber. He noted that there are
already some 1,500 persons working on the
NEW YORK (JTA) — Stepped-up harassment of Jews
The Ministerial Economic Committee met
and an "onslaught" of anti-Semitic propaganda using
Tuesday in an atmosphere of urgency. Foreign
Czarist and neo-Nazi themes marked the year 1983 for
currency reserves stood at a dangerous low of
Jews in the Soviet Union, it was reported by the National
$2.8 billion and inflation continued to soar. The
Conference on Soviet Jewry.
The NCSJ said only 97 Jews were allowed to leave the
Treasury reported Tuesday that it printed 28
Soviet Union in December, bringing the 1983 total to 1,315
billion shekels ($280 million) in new money last
persons, the lowest figure since records began being kept in
The looming economic crisis and ways to
Morris Abram, NCSJ chairman, said in releasing a
government expenditures were the sub-
year-end report that 1983 — which coincided with the first
jects of Cabinet meetings last Friday and again
year in power of Soviet President Yuri Andropov — was
on Sunday. Various ideas were floated but so
1983 Was Dismal
for Soviet Jewry
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Colorful JWB Poster Depicts
Coming Jewish Music Season
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MAY 7, 1984
Jewish Music Council 15t, 26th St.
e New York, New York 10010- n
NEW YORK — A joyous Jewish Music Season poster inaugurates this year's 11-
week celebration of Jewish music, sponsored by JWB's Jewish Music Council. Jewish
Music Season lasts from Jan. 14 to May 7‘t"..he dates from Shabat Shirah (Sabbath of Song)
to Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day).
Ma_ny Detroit area congregations will sponsor special musical programs during this
According to Leonard Kaplan, chairman of the JWB Jewish Music Council, We are
holding Jewish Music Season as a way of highlighting the richness and diversity of
Jewish music and the important role it plays in Jewish life from the haunting melodies of
cantorial music to the spirited tunes of Israeli folk music."
"Traditionally, Jewish music and cultural programming," according to Arthur Rot-
man, JWB executive vice president, "have been among the principal Jewish enrichment
success stories in our North American Jewish community centers."
The JWB Jewish Music Council is mailing Jewish Music Season promotional flyers
to Jewish community centers, synagogues and libraries nationwide. The flyers include
information about the colorful poster as well as a list of Jewish music publications. The
poster is part of a kit which includes a list ofJewish music in such categories as cantorial,
Israeli, folk, dance, children's and instrumental. The kits are available from the JWB
Jewish Music Council. There is a charge.