THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
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ISRAEL INSTITUTEAF TECHNOLOGY
EDUCATING ISRAEL'S FUTURE
No university in history has played so vital a role in creating
Settlers in early Palestine found that much of the land was swamp or,
worse still, bone-dry desert. Practical skills and imagination were needed
to reclaim the land, build homes, roads and bridges - the. infrastructure of
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology opened in 1924. From its
inception, the school's intended purpose was to "combine science
with practical work," a role the Technion has fulfilled with
increased sophistication and success.
"A country, with poor soil and lacking in essential raw material, can
win the difficult battle for survival only by developing the
intelligence and expert knowledge of her young people . . . I have seen
with great satisfaction how well the Technion fulfills this important
Since independence, the Technion has been indispensable to Israel's
agricultural and industrial development, economic growth and national
security. Its engineers, scientists, and architects have literally built the
modern State of Israel.
While Israel's priorities have changed; the need for applied technology is
more essential than ever. The expansion of science-based industries is
vital because it can ensure productivity in a land of scarce resources. But
Israel must have many more engineers in order to fulfill its industrial
The Technion is more than a university. It is a vital national
resource through which Israel can educate the thousands of bright
men and women needed for its future. The Technion has never
been more crucial to Israel than it is today. Its scientists and
engineers represent a new hope: by using brainpower, science
based industries will be able to compete in the world's
marketplaces so that Israel will achieve economic independence.
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And The Soviets
think that she did not under-
Today (April 11), I read the stand how long it would take' me
article by George Blackwood to get my visa. .I have just re-
about me in The Jewish News ceived a notification (Iz-
and thought that I should follow weshchenie) which I must send
up (tomorrow I am leaving for to the Soviet consulate for a
Bern so I must follow up by let- visa. She actually wants me to
personally deliver the notifica-
First, I am going to be
granted a private visitor's visa. tion to the consulate because
she is afraid that it might be
This is a rarely-granted visa
lost in the mail and that I won't
which allows me to stay in Mos- be able to get another one (this
cow for up to 30 days and to
is a typical example of her fear
stay at Svetlana's apartment. To
apply, I had to send visa appli- of things going wrong).
I will probably aim to come so
cations to Svetlana. She then
submitted a formal application that I will be there on her
(similar to her application for an birthday, June 3.
Rep. Broomfield called me on
exit visa) with OVIR. This was
morning to tell me that
done on Oct. 18 and we waited.
On April 2, when I told Svet- "
lana of the denial of my visa, I He fell hi love with her. He
urged her to check on this visa learned while still in the Soviet
application. The office was Union that my visa had been
closed until Monday. On Mon- denied. When he learned that I
day (April 8), she called and was had received the visitor's visa,
told that permission had been he called to congratulate me.
Also, while only five of the
granted and that two weeks
previously they had sent her a couples are Jewish, six of the
postcard to notify her (she had Soviet spouses and eight of the
not received any postcard). I American spouses are Jewish.
Finally, while I intentionally
don't know whether this story
was true or they were respond- play down my Jewishness while
ing to Representative Broom- dealing with general audiences
field, Senator Hart or something (especially since my problem is
largely unconnected with being
I talked to Svetlana tonight Jewish), I do think it is worth
and she was in a wonderful mentioning in your paper that
mood. She said that she was Svetlana has become observant
"just glad that I was coming" since we were -married. She is
and didn't want to think about now pushing me to keep kosher.
anything else. She had been In addition, she largely observes
worried that I would never be Shabbat and insists that I not
able to return to the Soviet call on Shabbat. Neither of us
would, have married someone
She wanted me to come im- who was not Jewish.
mediately to the Soviet Union. I
Week Of Activities Set
For Israel Independence
Israel's 38th birthday will be
marked by a week of local
events in May to be sponsored
by the Jewish Community
Council in cooperation with the
Jewish Welfare Federation and
the Detroit Zionist Federation.
Theme for the activities is "Let's
In order to honor Israel's
war-dead before celebrating the
state's independence, a Yom
Hazikaron ceremony has been
coordinated by the Israeli Com-
munity of Detroit. It will take
place 7:30 p.m. May 12, at Cong.
Shaarey Zedek. Mira Eisenberg
and Benny Schwarz are the
On May 14, the observance of
Israel Independence Day kicks
off with a noon celebration at
Kennedy Square in downtown
Detroit. The program features
entertainment with Israeli and
international folkdancers, a
sing-a-long led by Stuart Rogoff,
and an address by City Council
members Mel Ravitz and Bar-
bara Rose Collins.
The celebration continues on
May 18 with a family fun day at
the Maple-Drake Jewish Com-
munity Center. Opening at 1
p.m. will be an Israeli products
fair featuring Tnuva Cheese,
Farmer Jack's Israeli food dis-
play, Bank HaPoalim, El Al, Is-
raeli stamps and coins, and Ain
Several organizations are as-
sembling a display area entitled
"A Walk Through Israel," which
will feature work, study, and
Tee-shirts with a design by
Benny Schwaii, will be sold by
the Avalon Group.
At 1:30 p.m., a formal pro-
gram will be chaired by Lawr-
ence Jackier. Keynote,speaker is
Sen. Donald Riegle.
A special feature of the day
will be an Israel knowledge quiz
(Yediat Yisrael) in which 14
area Jewish schools will partici-
pate. Judges include Jane
Sherman and Donald Fox.
Yediat Yisrael -chairmen are
Amitai R.udaysky and Batia
Eizikovics. - - •