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August 13, 1993 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-08-13

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Strange Sites
On Calendar

Happy Birthday To You:
Bill, Herb, Lyndon and Ben



elebrating birthdays enacted a series of anti-
this month: four formi- Semitic laws, Harrison
presidents added his protest to that of
named Clinton, Hoover, the U.S. Congress. In his
Johnson and Harrison.
remarks he said, "The
Born Aug. 10, 1874, Hebrew is never a beggar;
Herbert Hoover showed he always kept the law (and)
extraordinary concern and lives by toil, often under
friendliness to Jews. As a severe and oppressive civil
food and relief administrator restrictions."
after World War I,
Born Aug. 27,
he vigorously
1908, Lyndon
protested pogroms
Johnson had many
in Poland. In 1932,
Jewish friends and
he became the sec
advisers, some of
ond president to
whom he appointed
appoint a Jew -- /1(
to various govern-
Benjamin Cardozo
ment posts. His
-- to the U.S.`
secretary of health,
Supreme Court.
education and wel
During and follow-
fare was former
ing his administra-
University of
tion (1929-33)
Michigan Professor
Hoover spoke out
Wilbur J. Cohen.
strongly in support
In 1965, Johnson
of Zionism, and in
the 1930s he was
America's first
among the public
Jewish ambas-
figures who con-
sador to the United
demned Nazi Germany's Nations, Arthur Goldberg,
persecution of Jews. In That same year he named
1939, he endorsed a plan to Abe Fortas to the U.S.
admit 20,000 German Supreme Court.
Jewish refugee children
Bill Clinton was born in
beyond the legal quota.
1946 and celebrates his
Benjamin Harrison, born birthday on the 19th of this
Aug. 20, 1833, was the first month. Last year, as a presi
U.S. president to accept a dential candidate, Mr
national petition from Clinton
American Jews. The 1891 went: "I
petition urged the convening in 1981.
of an international confer- stops w
ence to "consider the expec
Israelite claim to Palestine e
as their national home." It tha
was endorsed by many this
prominent AmpAcans,
including William I'VteXinley,
J. Pierpont Morgan and sta..
John D. Rockefeller. When
in the 1890s Czarist Russia Ca


Precarious Future Predicted
For Jewish Philanthropy

recently at the
ebrew University of
Jerusalem predicts a threat-
ening picture for the future
of American Jewish philan-
In "Patterns of American
Jewish Philanthropy," Dr.
2 Gary Tobin of Brandeis
University noted that the
proportion of total donations
made to Jewish causes by

major Jewish givers has
declined dramatically in
recent years.
Previously, the figure was
about 70-80 percent, he
said. Today it is between 30
and 40 percent, and few
donors have a clear-cut plan
for their philanthropy.
The average giving level
does not exceed 1 percent of
gross earnings.

ust when you thought
you had seen every-
A new "Jewish Home
Calendar," available at sev-
eral stores throughout
metro Detroit, features a
picture of the Church of the
Nativity (Israel's largest) on
the cover.
The photo also appears on
the inside — above a calen-
dar for the month of
It's published by CBD,
with no further information


This Is Too Cute


o, you're looking for a
business card that's a
little different — some-
thing that will catch the
client's eye? How about this.
Ike Engelbaum, of Home
Health Care of America,
offers this treasure: On one
side, his card identifies him
as "sales and marketing
consultant, pharmacist, lec-
turer, and very nice boy
according to his mother."
The back lists "Important
Phone Numbers of the
World," including those for
Bill Clinton, Elizabeth II,
Francois Mitterand and,
yes, Ike Engelbaum.


of the world


President. USA, Washington


Queen of England, London


President, Engelbaum, Inc.


President, France, Pans

Rush To Israel

You know he hates animal-rights activists. You know he has a problem with ardent
feminists. But did you know radio and TV talk show host Rush Limbaugh has roots
in Israel?
Mr. Limbaugh just returned from a trip to Israel, where he planted a tree in the
Jewish National Fund's Hadassah Forest in Jerusalem.
New Yorkers Rabbi Nathan Segal and Nachman Segal, both close friends of Mr.
Limbaugh, have been trying for years to get the outspoken host — who has 20
million listeners — to visit Israel.
Mr. Limbaugh's father, a biblical scholar, studied Israel and dreamed of one day
visiting the country. Before finally convincing Rush to make the trip, the Segals
planted a tree in his father's memory at a JNF forest
Mr. Limbaugh said the trip has given him a deeper understanding of Israel. "I've met
people who have shaped events for the good of civilization, people motivated by
goodness and passion," he said.
Shown with Mr. Limbaugh at the JNF forest Is Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice
chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.





Eger Family
Sets Reunion

world gathering of the
Eger Family
ssociation will be
held in autumn 1993 in
The group is composed of
persons descended from
Rabbi Akiva Eger ("The
Younger") (1761-1837),
rabbi of Posen, Germany,
eminent scholar and com-
munity leader.
For information, write
Akiva Eger, Kibbutz Netzer-
Sereni, PO Beer Yaakov
70395, Israel.


flood re e


Send checks to CJF/Mid-
west Flood Relief Fund, 730
Broadway, New York, NY
The Association of
Hebrew Free Loans is plan-
ning interest-free loans for

make checks to
e ross St. Louis
Disaster Fund, UAHC
Midwest Council, 10425 Old
Olive Street Rd., Suite 205,
St. Louis, MO 63141.

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