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July 17, 1987 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-07-17

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Top Leadership Assignments
Given For 1988 AJCampaign

Alterman, Dr. Mark Diem, James M.
August, Janet Levine, Stuart E.
Hertzberg and Dr. Maurice S.
Burton, this year's agency Cam-
paign chairman, will work with board
members of Federation's member
agencies to get them involved in the
fund-raising process. Mondry will
oversee Operation Upgrade, aimed at
increasing previous gifts, and
Rosenfeld and Slatkin will supervise
the new gifts effort.
Broder and Tapper will serve as
Super Sunday chairmen. Alterman
and Dr. Diem are Telethon chairmen,
and August and Levine will chair
worker education and training.

Goldman and Naftaly will head
the cash collection committee, and Dr.
Opperer will chair a Walk for Israel.

Klaus Barbie is led from court after being sentenced this month for war crimes in Lyon,

Raternity Fire Will Not Stall
Fall Semester Housing Plans

Two Local Women To Ride
East European 'Peace Bus'

The group comprises 49 par-
ticipants ranging in age from 13 to 39
and representing eight nations and
A ceremony and press conference 12 faiths. Ansell and Katzman are
at Westminster Abbey will mark the two of four Americans who will make
send-off for Amy Ansell, 23, and Ellen the journey. After describing the
Katzman, 23, of Birmingham who rustic living arrangements of camp-
will depart today on a two-week sites and youth hostels in store for her
"Peace Bus" trip through Eastern daughter, Margie Ansell commented,
Europe. Planned and sponsored by the "Nobody over 23 could live through
Ecumenical Church led by Reverend
Blake, the general itinerary includes
Amy Ansell, who presently
stops in Frankfurt, Prague, Krakow,
Warsaw, Smolensk, Minsk, Moscow, studies social and political science at
Berlin, and the Auschwitz and Cambridge University in England as
Bergen-Belsen concentration camps. the University of Michigan Eugene
The group will meet with young peo- Power Scholar, involved herself in
ple when visiting Christian, Jewish, many Jewish activist groups and
Muslim and Buddhist communities, Ellen Katzman chaired the Allied
secular peace organizations and Jewish Campaign while attending U-
youth groups.


Religious News Service

General chairmen Jane Sherman
and David Hermelin have named
their top leadership for the 1988
Allied Jewish Campaign.
Major gifts chairmen include Paul
Borman, Graham A. Orley, Joseph H.
Orley, Herbert L. Rechter, Morris
Rochlin, Norman A. Pappas, Mark R.
Hauser and Michael W. Maddin.
Jack A. Robinson will head a
council of former Campaign chairmen
who will lend their expertise in all
areas. Of these, David Mondry, Mar-
vin H. Goldman and Robert H. Naf-
taly also have roles on the Campaign
Management Committee.
Other members of the committee
who chair the various Campaign
functions are Lester S. Burton,
Lawrence S. Jackier, Dulcie
Rosenfeld, Robert G. Slatkin, Ruth
Broder, Howard J. Tapper, Irwin M.


Jewish News Intern

Forty University of Michigan
fraternity brothers are expected to
move into the Sigma Alpha Mu house
the first week in September with lit-
tle evidence around to remind them
of a July 5th fire, except perhaps a
twinge of dissatisfied curiosity.
According to Marshall Wallace,
the chapter advisor, the damage caus-
ed by the early morning fire on July
5 was "relatively modest" and he ex-
pects the repairs to be completed long
before classes resume.
The Ann Arbor fire department
arrived at 3:12 a.m. at the unoccupied
house at 800 Lincoln. The flames
were extinguished in less than 15
minutes. The fire chief declined to

reveal any information beyond "we
are treating it as a suspicious fire."
Arson may have been the cause of
the minor blaze, Wallace said. `The
fire was generated in a trash con-
tainer that persons placed in proximi-
ty to the front door." "Spent
fireworks" were discovered in the
The fire was limited to internal
sections of the front exterior wall,
what Wallace described as a 25-foot
section. Wallace chose to downplay
the entire incident. The $35,000 in
damage, primarily due to smoke and
water, will be covered by the fraterni-
ty's insurance policy.
Fraternity president Jeff Wolpov
said that although the majority of
members are Jewish, there was no
evidence that the act resulted from
anti-Semitic motivations.


Leprich Stripped
Of Citizenship

Johann Leprich of Clinton
lbwnship was stripped of his
U.S. citizenship Monday for
concealing his World War II
service in the Nazi S.S.
Death's Head Battalion when
he entered the United States.
U.S. District Judge Barbara
Hackett, who signed the
denaturalization order, term-
ed Leprich's story that he
served in the Hungarian Ar-
my and worked on a
Hungarian farm during the
war "self-serving and incredi-

The Death's Head Battalion
guarded the Mauthausen
death camp where thousands
were "starved, beaten, tor-
tured," according to the U.S.
Justice Department.

Soviet Jews
To Be Flown
Direct to Israel?

Tel Aviv (JTA) — Israel of-
ficials were checking reports
Tuesday that Soviet
authorities will henceforth
allow Jewish emigrants to fly
directly to Israel via
Rumania, bypassing Vienna,

the usual transfer site.
Israeli media were
speculating, meanwhile, that
the current visit by a three-
man Soviet consular mission
to examine the status of
Soviet nationals and Soviet
property in Israel was, in fact,
a test by the Kremlin of Arab
reaction to a possible im-
provement in Soviet-Israel
relations and had far greater
political significance than of-
ficially stated by both
Haim Aharon, head of the
Jewish Agency's Aliyah
Department, said Tuesday
that the Rumanian govern-

ment has agreed to allow
Soviet Jews to travel to Israel
via Bucharest. But it is not
yet known whether Moscow is
ready to change its policy of
direct flights, Aharon told
Voice of Israel Radio.

ABA Considers
Soviet Ties

Phoenix — The American
Bar Association will reassess
its declaration of cooperation
with the Association of Soviet
Lawyers at its annual
meeting Aug. 10 and 11 in

San Francisco, Calif.
According to the Indepen-
dent Task Force on ABA-
Soviet Relations, Inc.,
spokesmen for the ABA at
last year's meeting
acknowledged that the
Association of Soviet Lawyers
is not a professional organiza-
tion, and that it is "similar to
or maybe even worse than
Goebbel's Propaganda
Ministry" in Hitler's

The Independent Task
Force is working toward the
abrogation of the ABA-ASL


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