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November 16, 1990 - Image 43

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-11-16

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COMMUNITY

Bonds Dinner Honoring Hermelin
At Shaarey Zedek Is Sold Out

Gov. Mario Cuomo congratulates Yeshiva honoree Norman Allan while
Mickey Shapiro, the dinner's co-chairman, watches.

Gov. Mario Cuomo Urges
More Support For Israel

SUSAN GRANT

Staff Writer

A

merican leaders must
not forsake Israel, the
country's strongest
ally in the Middle East, urg-
ed New York Gov. Mario
Cuomo.
"Recently in this country,
a feeling has been growing,
even among some Jews, that
it is not easy to be a friend to
Israel," said Mr. Cuomo,
speaking to 1,800 people at
the Nov. 11 Yeshiva Beth
Yehudah dinner at the
Westin Hotel. Mr. Cuomo's
message capped off the
dinner which honored
Yeshiva contributor, Nor-
man Allan, who helped es-
tablish the Sally Allan
Alexander Beth Jacob
School for Girls.
"This is a moment of peril
for Israel and a moment of
peril for the United States,"
said the recently re-elected
governor, who has been a
strong supporter of Israel.
"While some people want
to cut foreign aid to Israel,
our aid to Israel should be
generous," he said. "It is an
investment in our own wel-
fare."
"Israel's survival is essen-
tial to all Americans, not
just Jewish Americans," Mr.
Cuomo said. "It is in our self-
interest to support Israel."
The latest Palestinian
challenge comes at a time
when American leaders feel
they must protect a fragile
coalition of Syria and other
Arab nations even at the ex-
pense of Israel, Mr. Cuomo
said. He criticized the
United States for its reaction
to the shooting of more than

Reservations are closed for
the State of Israel Bonds In-
ternational Dinner Nov. 19 at
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
honoring David Hermelin.
In advance of the dinner,
Mr. Hermelin ha -4 been
honored at tribute receptions
in several U.S. and Canadian
cities; here in Metro Detroit
a Shaarey Zedek reception
held in the home of Marlene
and Paul Borman, co-hosted
by the Bormans and SuSu
and Robert Sosnick, saw a
record $19.4 million in Israel
Bonds pledged in tribute to
Mr. Hermelin.
At the International Din-
ner, Mr. Hermelin will be the
recipient of Israel's Golda
Meir Leadership Award,
created by Israel in 1979 and
presented "to persons of
preeminent infuence in the
free world on behalf of
strengthening Israel's
economic and social pro-
gress."

20 Palestinians at the Tem-
ple Mount last month.
For the first time, the
United States sponsored a
condemnation of Israel
which passed without a pro-
test, said Mr. Cuomo, who is
angry the United Nations
condemned Israel, but look-
ed the other way when
Syrian troops massacred the
Lebanese.
Mr. Cuomo also condemn-
ed American leaders for
helping Iraqi President
Suddam Hussein build his
country's chemical and
biological weapons.
"We helped make a trap
and now we're forced to step
into it," Mr. Cuomo said.
He urged American
leaders not to weaken the
strong diplomatic bond the
United States has estab-
lished with Israel.
"We should be helping
Israel to survive," he said.
Yet, American leaders don't
think twice about dictating
to Israel about resolving the
crisis with Palestinians.
"We should not dictate to
Israel. She knows best," Mr.
Cuomo said. "We can en-
courage it, but we can not
dictate it to her. She would
not accept it. Israel would
not take any advice which
would threaten her survival.
And she should not."
The United States should
also support a united
Jerusalem, which has
always been Israel's capital,
said Mr. Cuomo, as the
crowd applauded.
Mr. Cuomo also urged peo-
ple to fight against the ris-
ing tide of anti-Semitism
sweeping through portions
of Europe. "It's up to us to
fight anti-Semitism." ❑

Mr. Hermelin, who in his
four years as Bond's interna-
tional campaign chairman
has traveled throughout the
world on behalf of Israel,
serves the Jewish people and
the general community in
numerous other key
volunteer roles.
He is president of the
American ORT Federation,
vice president of the World
ORT Union, chairman of
Operation Independence and
national vice chairman of the
United Jewish Appeal.
He is the president of the
Jewish Home for Aged, vice
president of the Jewish
Welfare Federation of Detroit,
chairman of the board of the
Michigan Cancer Foundation,
director-at-large of the United
Synagogue of America and a
member of the Advisory
Council and co-chair of the
Detroit Major Gifts Commit-
tee for the University of
Michigan.

Israel Cancer Unit,
Hanoar Set Fund-Raiser

The Friends of the Israel
Cancer Association and the
Hanoar Chapter, will hold a
fund-raising dinner on Nov.
25 at Congregation Beth
Achim. Cocktails will begin
at 5:50 p.m. with dinner to
follow. Music will be provided
by Mac Pitt. The attire is
Black Tie Optional.
Suzy Eban, wife of Abba
Eban, will be the speaker.
Mrs. Eban is the Interna-
tional president of the
organization.
Funds here have been used

to establish a room at Ichilov
Hospital, and at Belinson
Hospital; a project has been
undertaken to purchase a
Gamma Camera Cancer
Detector. The Hanoar
Chapter is involved with a
hospice in Givatayim.
Others working on the din-
ner include Mary Papo,
secretary; Zoltan Rubin, ad
book chairman along with
Faye Rosemberg; and ticket
chairman Alex Greenberger.
For reservations, call Mr.
Greenberger, 646-0983.

Cash Campaign
For Israel Bonds

An Israel Bond cash cam-
paign to convert all Israel
Bond commitments into pro-
ceeds Israel needs to provide
housing and jobs for Soviet
and other immigrants has
been announced by Sheldon
Goldman, chairman of
Detroit's Israel Bonds cash
collection effort.
Mr. Goldman pointed to
reports of a serious lag in
housing for Soviet Jews.
Every Israel Bond dollar this
year and next will be used to
help the absorption of
newcomers, now arriving at
the rate of up to 1,000 a night.
An intensive push will con-
tinue until Dec. 31. Phone
banks will be set up every
Sunday with the participa-
tion of the Israel Bond Corn-
mittee and other Bond
volunteers.

AJCommittee
Plans Anniversary

JNF Women
Host Donor Event

The Women of Jewish Na-
tional Fund will hold their
61st Annual Donor Event
noon Nov. 20 at Congregation
Shaarey Zedek. This will be
the beginning of a three-year
commitment to raise
$250,000, the cost to build a
recreation area in the Inter-
national Peace Park in Ezuz,
in the Negev.
Cantor Harold Orbach will
present a musical program
entitled, "The Fiddler Comes
to America," accompanied by
Howard Volk, violinist; Zina
Shaykhet, pianist and Evelyn
Orbach, narrator.

David Hermelin

Sandy Schore will give the
invocation. For information,
call JNF, 557-6644.

Cantor Orbach

The Detroit Chapter of the
American Jewish Committee
will celebrate its 45th an-
niversary of working on
behalf of improving human
relations, 8 p.m. Nov. 28 at
the home of Drs. Sharon and
Kenneth Wolf. The chapter's
past presidents will be
honored for their service to
AJC and the Detroit
community.
The evening will be
highlighted by a visit from
David A. Harris, National
AJC's new executive vice
president. Mr. Harris will
discuss AJC's 1990 agendas.
For ticket information, call
the AJC, 965-3353.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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