Brodkey appointed to Supreme Court the University of Iowa where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; Order of Artus, a honorary economics fraternity; and the Order of the Coif, honorary legal scholastic fraternity. At the University of Iowa Law School he served for two years on the board of Student .Editors of the Iowa Law ' Review.
By virture of his recent appointment to the Supreme Court o( Nebraska, Judge Donald Brodkey became the first Jew in the history of Nebraska to serve as a judgt in three judicial areas. In 1967, Brodkey left private practice to seek election as a Municipal Judge. He won that election and served as a Judge in the Municipal Court of Omaha until 1960 when hf was elected District Judge of the Fourth Judicial District of the State of Nebraska, the position he now holds. The appointment to the Supreme Court made by Governor J. J. Exon last week, will be effective as soon as Judge Brodkey completes his present assignment as District Judge on April 1. Judge Biodkey and his wife will move to Lincoln where the Nebraska Supreme Court meets Mrs. Brodkey is also a practicing attorney, presently serving on the staff
Judge Donald Brodhey on the Legal Aid Society. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Judge Brodkey made his home in Avon, South Dakota from the age of six until completing his jCreshman year at the University of South Dakota. H^ is a graduate of
Black Poitical Convention Urges Support for Arabs The National Black Political Convention meeting in Little Rock. Arkansas last weekend adopted a resolution condemning all Black Congresimen who voted Cor the n.2billion in the US. aid to Israel while "ignoring African Arab Nations. The language of the Resolution appeared to be a victory against the harderline Black militants who had
fought for a much stronger Resolution assucing Israel of being the "major instrument" of a U.S. dictated word strategy of monoply to increase proflts and exploit all people." Only three of the 16 Black Congressmen voted against aid to Israel, John Conyera of Michigan; Parren Mitchell of Maryland and Ronald V. Dellums of California.
Brodkey moved to omaha in 1933 following his graduation from law school. His local activities Include membership on the Board of Trustees of Goodwill Industries and the Omaha Home for Boys; Past President of Henry Monsky Lodge of B'nai B'rith, Order of the Coif of Nebraska, Omaha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and a former nnember of the Temple Israel Board. Nationally, Judge Brodkey has served as delegate to the National Conference of State Trial Judges from the Nebraska District Court Judges Association during the annual conventions of the American Bar Association, and as a member of the National Program Committee of the National Conference. Judge and Mrs. Brodkey are the parents of three chiMren. Their son Bruce is a practicing attorney in Omaha; their daughter Amy is a third year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and their youngest, Frank Is a third year mathematics major at Cornell University,
AJ Congress Raps Bar Assoc. For Support of Racial Quotas NEW YORK, (JTA) - The American Jewish Congress took sharp issue last week with a report by the civil rights committee of the New York Bar Association supporting voluntary racial quotas by employers, college admissions officers and bousing developers. Voicing "profound concern" over the report "emanating from such a prestigious ' source," the AJCongress contended that the quota plan would be counter-productive because it would turn private citizens into "racial Robin Hoods" engaged "In the same kind of discrimination against innocent individuals which' created the situation they seek to remedy." The Bar Association's report declared that "voluntary programs using quotas for ameliorative purpoMS to correct the effects Of subsUnlial prior discrimination are legally permiulble in such areas as empktymmt, education and housing." The AJCongress' reply
described the report as support for "do-it-yourself quotas — that is quotas instituted for private parties or institutions on their own initiative and not as part of a remedial order impoaed by a
court or administrative agency." It called the Bar Association recommendations an "ill conceived proposal, justified neither by the cases nor by wise demands of social policy."
'Book of the Dead' Distributed in Israel TEL AVIV, (JTA) — Israelis who are used to queing up for every thing from bus tickets to a concert, stood in long, mostly silent lines last week ouUide post offices all over the counU7 waiting to receive a booklet, just published, that contains the names df the more than 2S0O Israeli soldiers, sailors and airmen who died in the Yom Kippur War. It is called "The Book of the Dead" Knesset Speaker Israel Yesheyahu referred to it as "the book of pain, heroism and dedication" — and Is the first complete list of Israel's war dead. Although the number of casualties was published some time ago, the dimensions of the tragedy suffered by so many Israelis families was brought home more forcefully by the publication of the actual names. Grownups and school children wept openly as they approached tables draped In black to be handed (he bookleU by members of the Aasoclation of Bereaved Parent*. Wilhin one hour the booUeU were all distributed and tens o( thouaaods were still lining up to get the booklet. "We shall eoaUnue to print the booklet until everyone who would like to have one wUl get It," a senior army officer uld.
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Dayan, Kissinger to Discuss Disengagement with Syria JERUSALEM, (JTA) - The Cabinet has selected Defense Minister Moshe Dayan to go to Washington for talks with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger on a disengagement with Syria. The announcement said,"The Cabinet approved the trip of the Defense Minister for talks with the Secretary of Slate on the issue of separation of forces on the Syrian front." No date was set for his departure. Cabinet Secretary Michael Amon said the timing of his trip remained to be decided between Washington and Jerusalem. Some officials here bdlcated that Dayan might not go to Waihlngton until Klitlnger returns from his visit to Moscow later this
month. Sources here said that Dayan would bring to Kisahiger Israel's proposals for troop separation in the Syrian territory Israel captured durbig the Yom Kippur War. They said that Israel will insist on full reciprocity of concessions by both sides and would favor a buffer zone manned by the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) similar to the one separating the two sides on the Egyptian front. ••rsei is reported to have rejected absolutely a Syrian demand that dhengagement hiclude Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights town of Kuneitra captured by Israel In the 1967 Six-Day War.
Omahan Finds Israel In Urgent Need of Cash Omaha — Leo Meyerson returned to Omaha from Israel last week with an urgent plea "that all t>hilanthropies pledges be paid as quickly as possible. The economic situation in Israel is critical," Meyerson said, "with defense costs eating up B4 cents out of every Israeli tax dollar." Mr. Meyerson was among the 4S Americans participating in a UJA Factfinding Mission in Israel which focused on the needs for the immediate flow of cash. During the intense S day visit, the American leaders met with top government and military officials who spoke of the pressing needs in Israel as the result of the Yom Kippur War. Moshe RIvlin, Director General of the Jewish Agency explained that "the need for
cash is urgent, primarily for relief from the pressures of post-war immigrant absortion and welfare aid to Israeli citizens." According to Rivlin over 15,000 immigrants have come to Israel since the Yom Kippur War. 40,(X)0 new immigrants are expected this year. This has necessitated a tremendous increase in the normally heavy absorption budget. Rivlin said, "The entire functioning of many human needs programs in Israel depend on the cash flow from American Jewry . " Explaining the soaring cost of living as a result of the war, Rivlin noted that the cash received by Israel now will do far more than it will in six months from now. Mr. Meyerson said that a national UJA effort is being directed for the collection
$250,000,000 by June 30. He stressed that this was not a campaign for additional funds, but an effort to redeem pledges for critically needed cash. Meyerson said that the goal for Omaha in this Cash Collection effort is $1,000,000 by June 30. He noted that collections of gifts made in the record 1974 irampaign in Omaha which to-date stands at $3,084,242 has also been outstanding In that nearly half the pledges have already been paid. "We are appealing to those who have not yet paid their 1974 pledges, as well as those who have not completed payment of prior year pledges. The need for cash in Israel is urgent, and as many pledges as possible must be converted to cash before June 30.
Omahan Leo Meyerson greeted by Moshe RIvUn In Israel
Kissinger Charged with • Two-Faced Diplomacy' JERUSALEM, (JTA) — A pitimiiMi^AiMrieaii poUticai •cientist accuied S«creUry of SUt« HovfA. KiwiflCer of twofaced diplomacy and warned here last week that the VS. ia moving from a position o( unqualified siqjport for Israel to one increasingly aimed at regaining its influence in the Arab World. Chicago U. Prof. Hani Morgenthau. who has frequently expreaaed the view that the U S. was giving up more than it gets for the sake of detente with the Soviet Union, characterized Kissinger as "a man of many faces" like Homer's Odvsaeus. He said Kissinger is able to transform himself in every capital Into a frioid of that country. But there is danger in such diplomacy "that it may collapse should the various countriea 'ever compare notes," Prof. Morgenthau said.
JDC Ships 575,000 lbs. of Passover Items Overseas The Joint Distribution Committee has arranged for the shipment of more than 10,000 matzo packages to Jews in the Soviet Union in time for Passover, it was reported this week by Edward Ginsberg, JDC Chairman. In addition, the JDC has shipped $75,000 pounds of matzos and matzo meal and 41,200 bottles of wine to Jewish communities in Europe and North Africa, he said. "Passover assistance has always been an integral part of JDC's traditional program ol aid to cultural and religious institutions," Mr. Ginsberg said. "Our package program to Jews in the Soviet Union tabes on added urgency this year in the light of developments there. The Pasaover
supplies will not only help our p«»l>le in distant lands observe the Passover holiday in dignity, they will also remind them that we are with them in spirit." The bulk of the Paasover supplies, 442,000 lbs of matzos and matzo meal and 40,000 bottles of sacramental wine, was shipped to Rumania, Mr Ginsberg said. Other countries in Europe which received Passover supplies were Portugal, Spain, Yugoslavia, lUly and Greece. In North Africa Pasaover shipments went to Tunisia and to Melilla in Spanish Morocco. STREETRENAMED ENCINO. Calif. (JTA) Odessa Street, at the crossing of Moorpark, was recently renamed Mendele Mocher Sfarim. Congressman Barry Goldwater and other officials hosted the event. Mendele Mocher Sfarim, a prominent Russian Jewish writer, is buried in the Odessa Jewish cemetery.
You naturally want everything to be just perfect. This is a time when only the best will do. At your nearby Hinky Dinky, you'll find proctically everything vou need for your family's favorite dishes and recipes, the finest troditional foods and delicocies... a lorger selection than you'll find in most other stores.
Everything is conveniently arranged in a special department in ten Hinky Dinky stores. All our Passover foods ore prepared under strict rabbinical supervision, bearing the (U) seol of Kashruth of the Union Orthodox Jewish Congreaation of America. You'll even find Jaffa Oranges imported direct from Israel.
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[Questions, Answers i About the New JCC
Q. May I bring guest* to the new Jewish Community Center 'i aod will they be alknnd to participate in Center activities?
iQ. WIU anyone bcsidea Health Club membcrt be able to use that fadUty? I A. Center members who do not belong to the Health Club I will be able to use that particular facility for an additional fee of ' tO.OO (includes massage) or $4.00 (without massage) three I times a year. A non-member of the Center who is a guest of a Health Club member, may use the facility a maximum of three times a year for an addttianal fee of $10.00 a visit (includes . massage) or 18.00 (without massage.). Q. May I earoU my children hi the pre-aciMMl if I do not buy a Center membersUpT A. After ntembers have all been given the opportunity to •nroll their children in the pre-school and then, if adequate , ipace is available, non-members who are interested wUl be able to enroll their children. The fee for non-members will be 4iigher than memiien' fees for pre-school enrollment. A brochure covering pre-school programs (or this coming (all will be in the mail soon. :
Q. When wiD the Indoor and outdoor pools be opened?
A. The Indoor swimnUttg pool will be opened about May IS. Swimming classes arc scheduled to begin shortly thereafter. All phases ct bistruetion from Infant to advanced swimming, from springboard to scuba diving and swimnastics (water exercises) will be included in the swimming program. Construction plsns call for the outdoor pool to be opened between ^ June IS and June 30. q. May babysittara or my liv«-in help accompany my ; chlldm to the Center while they are using the facilities? A. Yes, babysitter* and live-bi help will be allowed to chaparaoe email children of member families at the Center at no extra charge to the family.
Home Hospitality is ^Offered fforHolidays
Albert Seeks County Seat Omiha — Michael L. Albert plctared above has filed as a Repoblican candidate for Coooty Commissioner. The ewaer of Michael Albert, lac. a food brskerage ftrni, Mr. Albert Is a gradaate of the UalversHy of PcBBiylvaala's WharlMi Schoel af FiMace with a degree la PeUUcal Science. Mr. Albert, hia wife aad three chlUrea Uve at UU Cedar Mreet.
WASHINGTON, (JTA) Sixteen leaders of American Jewish Organizations met with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger in his office last week for 90 minutes in what was officially described later by the participants as "an offthe-record" discussion. A short statement, drafted immediately after the meeting by three of the participants said: "The meeting dealt with the status of Syrian negotiations, continued economic and military support to Israel and other matters of Importance to the Jewish community." Rabbi larael Miller, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of MajerAmerican Jewish Organizations, and Max Fisher, chairman of the
Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency, described the meeting as friendly, positive, comprehensive and frank. There was a full exchange of information and views. "The meeting was a follow-up to a similar discussion held in the Secretary's office at the end of December" the statement said. "The Secretary agreed that it would be desirable to meet again in the near future." The drafters of the statement were Rabbi Miller, Fisher, and Leonard Garment, assistant to the President who represented the White House and was one of the three government officials attending the meeting. The others were Kissinger and Under-Secretary of State
for PoliUcal Affairs Joseph J. Siaco. None of those attending would discuss any phase of the iecsion and referred to ttie statement for news of the meeting. Ttie issues of Soviet Jewish emigration and the JacksonMills-Vanik legialation, which Kissinger strongly opposed recently before the Senate Finance Committee, were conspicuously absent from the statement. It also was noted the National Conference on Soviet Jewry wa* not represented at the meeting. However, while the Soviet emigration issue was not mentioned in the statement it may have been included in the discussion in "other matter*" which the statement reported.
First Jew Takes Office as Deputy Attorney General
'IMerdiant of Venice' Broedcast Assailed
WASHINGTON, (JTA) L«urenee H. Silberman, who at 34 was the youngest Undersecretwy of Labor in VS. Mstory, U now, at 38, believed to be the second youngest person ever named Deputy Attorney General, the second ranking official in the U.S. Department of Justice. Silberman, who is a member of the American Jewish Committee and sits on Its national advisory panel, was sworn into office March 13 by Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist. The only younger Deputy Attorney General was Ramsay Clark who was 37 when he took that office. Silberman is also the first Jew to attain Attorney General rank. The late Simon Sobeloff, of Baltimore, served
A broadly representative body of Jewish organizations deplored the broadcast Saturday night of "The Merchant of Venice" over ABC-TV. The production "perpetuates the anti-Semitic theme of Shakespeare's play and its negative stereotype of the Jew," said the Jewish Broadcasting and Film Committee of the National Jewish Community Relation* Advisory Council. The Jewish film committee, like the council of which It is a part, embraces nine national Jewish organizations and ninety-five Jewish councils in cities throughout the United States. The national organization* are: American Jewish Com-
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Silberman was bom in York, Pa. and graduated from Dartmouth and Harvard Law School. His career in government began when he was named to the National Labor Relations Board in 1M7 by President Johnson. Two years later. President Nixon appointed him Undersecretary in the Department of Labor. He left the government early in 1973 to enter private law practice in Waahington. Nixon nominated him to the Justice Department on Jan. 31 and tiie Senate confirmed his nomination a month later. Silberman lives with his wife and three children in Bethesda, Md.
mittee; American Jewish Congress, B'nai B'rilh — Anti-Defamation League; Jewish Labor Committee; Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.; National CouncU of Jewish Women; Union of American Hebrew Congregations; Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America; United Synagogue of America. In a statement, the film committee disavowed any wish to censor ABC or challenge its right to present the play. "We would have hoped that ABC-TV, relying on their own sense of sound social policy, would have refrained from presenting this production on nationwide television."
r* OMAHA - Home hospiUlity is again being offered this ' year for persons who will be alone for the Passover seder f holidays. I For the past three yean "Operation Elijah" has served to I bring together those who wish to offer home hospitality for the , , holiday* and those young couples, students and elderly who will • be alone for either Passover seder. Anyone wishing to offer home hospitality or desiring this service is asked to call Mollie Delman, Director, Older Adult Activities of the JCC or PesrI Yager, Director of the Jewish I Family Service Department of the Jewish Federation at 334' 8200.
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Editor's note: With the membcnhip drive (or the Jewish Community Center in full swing, many questions are being uked about membership lees and programs. These weeldy columns will attempt to answer those queatioas. You can send YOUR questions for the column to the Jewish Press, 3a South lS2nd St. or to Ray Somberg, chairman of the JOC Membership Committee.
I A. The general guest pass policy stipulates that a member I may bring a guest to the Center for use of all its facilities except ^'for the Health Club. A non-member may have three guest [ passes during a program year. Members will be charged tl.OO I for guests through senior-high-school age and $3.00 for adults. Local guests, however, will not be able to use the swimming , pools, the handball courts or the tennis courts on weeiiends.
This Passover, at your Seder table, ask the FIFTH QUGSTION
Freedom of the Pulpit
Wolf Cifan went to police court in 18S6 to report that a ' fellow Jew by the name of ) Gniber "had traduced hii : character by telling it about town that he (Cahn) had " amoked cigarettes in the Jewish Sabbath" and that a fight had subiequently taken ~ place during which Gniber had been injured. Cahn pleaded guilty and was fined t5 and coats.
The Congregation of Israel dedicated the first synagogue building in Nebraska at 23rd and Harney in 1184. The building was of Moorish architecture, of brick and frame, with three pairs of stained glass windows on each side and a seating capacity of 300. Freeda Siegei was married to Dr. William Raduziner in the first ceremony performed by Rabbi Abraham Bengis under the auspices of the
One of the hazards of a newpaper job is that the constant exposure to bad news can reinilt in a kind of numbness — an unconscious desregard for the people who make the news. I've become so accustomed to stories about the plight of Soviet Jewry that in recent weeks I realized, I've thought only of the numbers rather than the people. The realization hit me this week during a brief visit with Mrs. Leonard Goldstein. Shirley has been deeply interested in Soviet Jewry for several years, and during a visit (p Russia last December made contact with a number of Jewish activists, including the world famous physicist. Dr. Benjamin Levichx, whose son Yevgeny, was picked up by the Soviet Police last May and sent to Siberia. Shirley shared with me some correspondence she had received from Dr. Levich and some of the other people she met. The following excerpts are from those letters. FrMn Dr. Lcvtck: "It was good indeed to have received your very nice letter. I always remember our short meeting with a great pleasure. Our life has not been lately changed in
conservative synagogue. The Congregation of Chevra B'nai Israel was formally incorporated in ItlO. Trustees were listed as S. RavHz, H. Preldel, and M. Seiner. Officers were Jacob KaUeman, M. Blank, ElUiu Block, and A. Ferer. There were 110 charter members. The Nebraska Clothing Company was founded by three Jews — Morris Levy, Herman Cohn, and M. Slrasburger, in I8S6. When Morris Levy died in 1923 it was said that he was "one of the richest men in Omaha" and^that "no individual or charitable organization applying to him for aid went away empty handed." Morris Levy was a member of the Omaha School Board and was very active in the affairs of the Jewish community.
any way except for ever increasing both hope and fear for Evgeny safely coming back. Unfortunately we have now little opportunity to being in telephone contact with our friends." (The phones of many Jewish activists have been disconnected by th^ government.) From a yoaag weasan •anted Gallna who has applied for an exit visa aloag with her basbaad and imall cbUd. and wb« has suffered tlie usual conieqneaees •! loss of job, phone, etc. Galina wrote to ShMty expreising her Utaaki for a book which Shirley had seat, "Today I got the book. Thanks a lot Shirley, its even difficult to express my feelings. It's charming, beautiful and just what I needed because when I was reading it I felt fresh strength coming to me. I must tell you that from my experience in communication with people from other countries, always distinquish Americans as the most optimistically minded people and your book (American Greetings) proved this to me once again ... I recollect so often what you told me about Omaha. That little book of Nebraska that
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March, 1974, marks the centennial of the birth of Stephen Samuel Wise. Rabbi, orator, communal leader, Zionist spokesman, Seminary founder-president, Stephen Wise was by any standard one of the most dynamic religious leaders America hu ever known. Everything that Wise did is memorable, l>ut perhaps nothing that he accomplished for American Jewish life was more memorable or more important than a letter he published in 190« "on the freedom of the Jewish pulpit." Wise was already one of America's outstanding young rabbis in December, 1905, when New York City's eminent Congregation EmanuEl approached him about election to its pulpit. At the time Wise was serving a congregation in Portland, Oregon. He was interested in returning to New York, but wanted assurances that his pulpit was "not to be muzzled." He was told, however, that "the pulpit should always be subject to and under the
you gave me. 1 read and reread and 1 know it by heart. It is as if you are just the same people as we are and at the same time, people from another world, interesting and mysterious . . . There is nothing I can tell ya6 abofit myself. The situatio(i hasn't changed in any wa^. I just wail annd hope and every minute I dream ... I wotild be happy to hear your vok:e, but now I have no telephone number where you could call to because all the telephones of our friends don't work . . . My letter must be clumsy, but I am overfilled with feelings. I wish I eould speak to you again. If you have the Ume and spirit, please write to me. I'd love to get a letter from you." As I read the letters, I was shocked by how unemotional I had been reading new about Soviet Jews. The (aceleu thousands in the news stories became individuals again with hopes and dreams like mine; with fears and terrors which I, thank goodness, have been spared. Things were put back into perspective for me. The plea to help Soviet Jews was moved from a standard request for funds, to an image of young girl reading a book from America; exchanging letters with a Jewish American friend who cared about her plight. Soviet Jews are people in - trouble, countng on us to care and to continue our efforts in behalf of their freedom. Perhaps all of us need to stop and put individuals into the faceless numbers we read about in news stories.
control of the board of trustees." Wise responded by telling the New York congregation flatly that "no self-respecting minister of religion .. . could consider a call" to such a pulpit. Not content with merely rejecting the preferred pulpit, Wise went on to write a lengthy exposition of his views. It was published at Portland, Oregon, In 1906 as Ai Ope* Letter To The Members Of Temple EmamiEl ol New York an the Freedom af the Jewish Pulpit. Nothing, Wise decUred, was a greater disservice to religion than "that attitude of the pulpit which never provokes dissent because it is cautious rather than courageous, peace-loving rather than prophetic, timeserving rather than rightserving." What was the rabbi's proper role? Wise asked. Was he to speak for or to the congregation? To Wise, the answer was clear: "The chief office of the minister ... is not to represent the views of the congregation, but to proclaim the truth as he sees it." The rabbi. Wise insisted, is "not the message bearer of the congregation, but the bearer of a message to the congregation." That the rabbi might "sometimes stumble into error" was no argument against the freedom of the pulpit, since "his views are not supposed to have a bhiding force upon the congregation." The rabbi had to be free. Wise asserted — free to quicken ';the minds of his hearers by the vitality and independence of his utterances ... A free pulpit, worthily filled, must command respect and influence; a pulpit that Is not free, howsoever Tilled, is sure to be without potency and honor" ahd "can never powerfully plead for truth and righteousness.."
Jewish Quiz Box QUESTION: Why is the Kaddish always recited in a standing position? ANSWER: The Kaddish is a form of prayer sanctifying and exalting the Divine Being. This type of prayer requires the posture of standhig as a symbol of respect when one thinks of the Almighty.
QUESTION: Why is it rarely that wr (re a Jewish wedding performed en a Friday? ANSWER: The Talmud asks that Jewish weddings not be held on Friday. One reason given is that it might lead to a violation of the Sabbath. Another reason given is that It might detract from the necessary honor Jews are required to pay to the Sabbath.
letters t€> tliof-'clitc^r ANSWERS WANTED Previously, in the Press, I noted my disappointment that our Rabbis had voted against a proposal for a joint use educational building adJohilng the new Center. In a recent issue of the "Temple Tidings," Rabbi Brooks chose to interpret my remarks as an insult to the Rabbinate. I sincerely regret that he so misconstrued my letter. The particular wording in my letter meant only that sometimes synagogues appear to place more emphasis on self perpetuation than on function and in particular education, find it difficult to cooperate. Attitudes appropriate to the business world are not necessarily appropriate to education. It is my understanding that both Beth El Synagogue and Beth Israel Synagogue are contemplating building a new school in the western part of our city. A proposal was made to all that a single building, to be used ladependently by each Syaagogoe, be constructed at the new Center site for the following reasons: 1. One facility is cheaper to build than two separate buiUhigs. 2. The cost of maintenance for one buiUing is more economical. 3. The new Center has many advantageous educational facilities that would not have to be duplicated in separate bulMings — such as library, auditorium, lounges, etc. A proposal to study the feasibility of this was rejected by the Education Committee by a vote of six to five. It is my understanding the Temple Synagogue school facilities are adequate at this time; therefore, there was no need for them to accept or
reject this proposal. However, three of the six votes against the proposal were cast by Temple participants. Now I would like to h^r the reasons why the other three voted against it. In any event, the real issue is not my choice of words, but the particular reasons why the Rabbis voted against this proposal. I think the public shoidd know, why the Rabbis felt tills proposal unfeasible. And in this regard, I would be more interested in hearing from the Rabbis from Beth El and Beth Israel, inasmuch as those synagogues would have been active participants in the joint structure. It is my understanding (hat the Temple would not have participated in that It deemed iu present facilities adequate for the foreseeable future. Perhaps, after the Jewish community of Omaha has heard all the pros and cons, we can better decide how and where we wish to spend our money. Dorothy C. Riekes THANKS May I express to all of you my best thanks for your hospitality and kindness shown to me and to my wife during our visit in your community. This warm reception and the marvelous people I met in your community I will never forget. They are a symbol of Jewish^ unity and brotherhood' May God bless your noble activity on behalf of Israel and Judaism. With Torah blessings Dr. Moses Rosen, Chief Rabbi and PresMeat of The Federation of Jewish CommuaiUes ia Ratimsnbi
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ChHdran't Sunmar Programs ToM OMAHA - Frank Goldberg, Chairman of the JCC Day Camp Committee, announces that the Day Camping program will join with the Health k Physical E^ducation Department in allday summer indoor-outdoor recreation land program for boys and girls from ages 5 through 8 years of age. A brochure including infornution and an application will be mailed to the community by April 1st. Kiddie Kamp summer activities for pre-schoolers ages two-and-a-half throi|gh S years of age will be announced shortly.
Pictured above are membcrt of the Columbuf Boyehoir performlag "I Never Saw Another Bulterfly" under the dlrectfaw of DonaM Hanion. The Omaha Premier performance of thii coilectioa of children'! writing! from Tereiin coaccntratloa camp. U tpoBwred by Beth El and wUI be held at (he Joalyn WiatbenpMNi Hall, April 2 at ( p.m.
Senior Citizen Scene By Bertie Laur Thania again to Annetta Brown (or writing thia column last week. As always, she did a very good Job. - W« art happy to welcome Sigmind Heaael back, be 4* looking well. Mr. Irving ForbM ii~ at Methodist Hospital. Anne Seller is convalescing at home. Mike Morris is sUU at St. Joaeph's, get well soon. Leonard Pinkovitz is now at home. We wish all our friends a speedy recovery. Next Monday. March ZS. will be ov big laacbeMi. It wUI be a chicken dlnaer with all the trimmlngt, all for tlM. OUT cooks are Rate Paska and MoUie Delman. Rabbi Brooks will be the guest speaker. Those bringing guests are asked to call MoUie at 3344200 for reservations. Betty Welssman, our Preskient has appointed the
following as new Board members: Blanche Kaiman, Bessie Silverman and Anne Slone. Those requiring tickets (or the Opera, April S, should call MoUie for reduced price ticteU. Memben iteed iii silent prayer in memory of our departed member, Esther Lewis, Our deepest sympathy to the family. April 1st. the Social Settlement Senior Citlieas will honor Sam Grtcnbcrg at Senkir of the Month. It will be a pot luck luncheon starting at 11 a.m. at 49th and Q SU. in South Omaha. It would be nice for some of our members to attend. There will be a "This is Your Life" program. Donations this week were received from: Mrs. Dora Joffe ot Champaign, lU. in memory of Gladys Winer; Mr. Sigmund HesacI in honor of the birthdays of Bertie Lazar, Rose Poska, and Leo Ostravlch: Mr. and Mrs. Berg in honor of their Mother's birthday; and a generous donation from Bernice Kaiman to the club for her birthday. Happy birthday, Bemice. We welcome Ida Potash as a new member, we are happy to have you join us. W^ welcome Rose Perlmutter back from her trip to Colorado. OB
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Campus Notes SIGMA ALPHA MV NEBRASKA V The Sammies participated in Friday Aening services, March is, here in Lincoln. Members of the house ate at •Jewish families homes prior to the services. As part of Greek Week at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, the Sammies participated in a Canned Food Drive on Wednesday, March 13. The formal for the Sammies has been annoiwced to be heU on April 20, at the Howard-Johnson's Motor Inn, in Omaha. All parents and alums are wekome to attend. TOP GRADES David Finkle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Finkle, a Pre-Med Student attending the University of Southern California, received straight A's — 4.0 average this quarter. HILLEL DNO The Hillel group will hold a Brunch, Sunday, March 24 at 11:30 a.m. at HoUie Cooper's, 4306 No. 56 St. RSVP 451-5667.
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Israeli Visitors Find Midwest Jewish Teens Knowledgeable Onuha — "How does the kibbutz tackle the generation gap?" "Is the existance of the kibbutz essential to life in Israel today?" "How does an urban Israeli view kibbutizim?" "Why do some Israelis leave to live in the USA?" These were some of the questions which Dafna Popovici and Joseph Lichtenstein found themselves answering this week in Omaha. The two Israeli high schoolers are on a 7 week tour of the United States. They are participating in a program jointly sponsored by the American Zionist Organization and the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs whkh will bring 60 Israeli' teenagers to speak to youth all over the United States. Dafna and JoasI will have been to Chicago, Lincoln, Omaha, Sioux City and Des Moines by the time they leave the United States. The youthful ambassadors are speaking to junior and senior high scWl groups and Jewish youth groups as well as some adult organizations. In Chicago, they spoke at a predominantly Black school and at Central High School, in Omaha, to a minority studies clau. "We have not met any proArab groups," Dafna said, "of course, we were only invited to places where we would be received sympathetically. But we found the kids mostly very unknowledgable about Israel. "They were interested in our lives, our food, music and entertainment. It was a revelation to some that people could live and feel the same way as they did in another part of., the world. After a while, the conversations wouU come round to things
like army service and our relations to the Arabs." It was another story when they spoke about the Jewish youth Ihey had met in the mid-west. "They know a lot about Israel and oar problems, and their quettiont have been good and interesting. We especially enjoy meeting Jewish teenagers," Jossi Said. Did the two Israelis feel that they had accomplished what they had set out to do?
"Yes," they both said, "we do'. Perhaps some day, when they are at college and come across the very strong Arab propaganda prevalent on Campuses, these kids will remember that they once met two Israelis who were not Imperialistic or militaristic!" Dafna added that this was a wonderful experience for the Israelis. "It is good to see the outside and to meet the people. It also helps us appreciate our own values."
Bluff News The New slate of Officers for Council Bluffs Chapter Hadassah was announced at the Wednesday meeting. They are: Flora Telpner President, Ester Gallner Vice Pres. in Charge of program. Doris Nachman Vice Pres. Alice Mashbein, Treasurer, Sara Sacks Financial Sec, Toby Richards, Corresponding Sec. and Reva Suvlaksy, Recording SeC; The B'nai Israel Synagogue hai announced officers for.. 1>74 and 75. Pres. Sol Suvalsky; Vice Pres. Sam Eveloff; Rec. Sec. Sam Colick; Fin. Sec. Aaron Perlla; Treasurer, Les Krasne; Trustees: — David Goodman, Ben Cohen, Ben Passer, Richard Gorden, Uoyd Krasne, Dave Gallner and Max Harris. Sheldon "Shelly" Gallner 24, 520 Oakland Ave., announced Monday his first book. "Pro Sports — Contracts and Con Games," will be coming off the press in September. The book, which
lets players and sports fans in on how contracts are negotiated, is being published by Charles Scriber's Sons of New York. Shelly will graduate this spring from the University of Iowa School of Law at Iowa City. He is a 1967 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School and graduated from the American University School of Government in Washington, D.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Gallner of this city. •I
RUMMAGE Th« J*wlth Day School li In iM«d of your rummago for a fund^titolng aaU, March 31. H you hava any to donate, plho— call thbweok.
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Engagement ToU OMAHA - Mr. and Mrs. Sy Schneider announce the engagement of their daughter Marilyn to Steve Sanders of .Omaha.
^ The bride elect is a recent "graduate of Nursing School. An early October wedding is planned.
Gallnersto Receive Gershon Award Sande-Friedman Nuptials At Council Bluffs Meeting, March 31 'Held March 10 in N.Y. Council Bluffs - Mr. and Mrs. David Gallner of Council Bluffs will receive the Ben J Gershon Memorial Award at the annual meeting of the Council Bluffs Jewish Welfare Federation on Sunday, March 31, 1»74. The
dinner meeting at 6 p.m. wiU be held at the B'nai Israel Synagogue. 614 Mynster Street The award will be presented by Abe Kalelman, a past recipient of the Award and a Past PrrsidrnI of the Pederatlon. The award Is presented each year to Ihtae lodivlduab who have made outilanding contributions lo the philanthropic and social welfare of the Jewish commvniiy. Featured speaker at the
Rabbi Robert Kaiser and Howard Fisher attended the MOVTYKalUh in St. Louis, February 21st-2Sth, where the subject "Tke Jews hi the Eyes of the CbrisUan" was the theme.
Plans are^ing made for the joint Omaha-Lincoln Temple Youth participation and youth group attendance at the Sioux City Intercity and Spring Conclave in Kansas City. The Annual Meeting of the South Street Temple has been scheduled for Friday evening, :il>y tttth/ The South Street Temple Sisterhood will sponsor Family Night, Tuesday evening, March 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Temple. Prizes, games and supper will be featured. Reservations should be made by calling Mrs. Nancy Sandi, 423-8904 and Mrs. ROB Dubinsky, 488-5602. Renay Kushner, dataller of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Kushner, will celebrate her Bht Mitzvah, Friday March S at 8:00p.m. and Saturday, JMarch 30 at 9:30 a.m. at Tifereth Israel Synagogue. All friends and relatives are eordially Invited to services and the Oneg on Friday tvening and Kiddush on laturday.
Personals Mr, •nrf Mrs. Imon %timmfr and children thcnk oil their fri«ndt for their vtiita, donattont and oth#r • xpr«»>lons of lympofhy and condolence on the lots of their molh«r ond grondmother, Mrs. Rebacco Shopiro.
Two Israeli teenagers attended School in Lincoln. Dafna Popovici, 16, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Yale Gotsdiner, and Joseph Lichenstein, 17, stayed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Rosenberg. Visits have been arranged by the American Zionist Federation with the hope that these young Israelis can present a picture of Israeli life today and can learn more about American young people.
IYAD Calendar All Jewish Young Adults planning to go on the YAD trip to Kansas City, March 30 — 31 are urged to send their bus fare in as soon as possible. Checks for. $9.50 deposit for the bus per person should be sent to: Gary Colick, 683 N. S9th St. Omaha, Neb. 68132. I $9.50 for accommodations may be paid later.)
Omaha — The Jewish Cohnmunity Center Nursery School will open September, 1974 and will offer an educational facility quite different from any other in Omaha. In outlining the projected programs. Bob Litvak, Center Children's Director pointedout some of the unique features of the school. "There will be," he said, "work-ply periods where the child will develop large and small muscles'using blocks, sliding and climbing aparatus, opportunities for dramatic play; chances for creative expression through art, music and dance; outdoor play area
and use of the Center's athletic facilities. "The program wUI also introdace the childrrn to Jewish cultnre and tradition in an informal manner throvgh songs stories, dance crafts and games and the celebration of Jewish holidays and the Sabbath." The children will be under the supervision and guidance of highly qualified teachers, Mr. litvak stressed. "The School will be a place where children will grow, develop socially, emotionally and intellectually," he said. The JCC Nursery School will be located at the New Center, 333 So. 132nd St.
Omaha — An Orientation for new volunteers to the ..ijOV£program willheheid Sunday, March 24 at 11 a.m. at the Dr. Philip Sher Home, 4801 No. 52nd St.
Honor attendants for the couple were Terry Feiertag, Chicago, brother-in-law of the groom and Mrs. Harvey Sande, Berkeley, California, sister-in-law of the bride. Following a wedding trip to Guadeloupe, thf newlyweds will mike their home in New York City at 137 Riverside Drive.
Newcomers to Omaha Arriving in Omaha just over two weeks ago, Mr. and Mrs. Stan Singer are making their home at 1015 No. 90th St., Apt. 2. Mr. and Mrs. Singer halt
Former Omahan Widowed by Crash Omaha — Funeral services were held Sunday. March 18 1974 for Robert Jones, 31, whq was one of the 36 persons killed last Wednesday In the crash of a plane carrying the cast and film crew from the ABC-TV series, "Prswal Man." Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Sar«h and • three children. Mrs. Jones Is the daughter of former Omahans, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Milder,
from Denver and are delighted with living In Omaha. "Denver is really so big," Mrs. Singer said, "we like a smaller town, and the people here have been so kind and friendly." Mr. Singer has taken the position of Sales Coordinator for the firm of Western Wine and Liquor Company. The Singers have two children, Shelley, 13, a student at Westbrook Jr. High School and Jeff, U, who attends Underwood Hills school.
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Omaha — Miss Marilyn Sande became the bride of Richard Friedman, Sunday, March 10, 1974. Rabbi Sidney H Brooks officiated at the noon ceremony in the Chapel of the House of Living Judaism in New York. A reception folkiwed at the Plaza Hotel. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sande of Bronxville, New York. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Herman Friedman and the late Herman Friedman of Omaha.
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A PRESSing Question By Judy Rabbi and Dttralby Hackenberg
This is a question on behalf of Des Moines senior citizens and college students who live in Des Moines but do not have family here. Blany of these do not have funds to contribute to the Jewish Welfare Federation but are still vitally interested in news and community activities that are going on. Why should they be denied the right to receive the Jewish Press which is our only source of all-around Bess Booth Eveiya Mfaitscr
Do you know members of the Jewish Welfare Federation that are not receiving the Jewish I>ress? If you do, please phone the names and addresses in to the Jewish Welfare Federation 244-3144. Many thanks. ihey don't give a certain amount to All-In-One. Some are on pension and short of lands. 80 sindy that. Shirley Barsky.
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receives the Jewish Press is apparent from our readers questions and a recent action of the Federation. We contacted Dr. Ferman who gave us the following information: On November 23, 1973, at a meeting of the Executive Committee, this resolution was passed. "Be it resolved that contributors, members of the Federation, Newcomers, a select group of Metro l/eadera and college students away from Des Moines receive subscriptions to the Jewish Press." It may be noted that a member of the Federation is defined as one who contributes $1 or more. We also learned that each subscription costs our Federation r.SO, and that $<,400 00 has been budgeted for this purpose. Recognizing the importance of reaching and including every member of our Jewish Community, The Federation, in the March 1st edition of the Press ran the following:
Des MolMs — This past week the brochure entitled "What's More Important (ban People" was mailed to all members of the Jewish Welfare Federation of Des Moines. "Hie brochim, irith an intn^ by S(«n Eogmwi. -Aft of Mareh !S^ there hat "Chairman of the 1974 Local Needs Campaign, outlines in pic- been no response to this ad. ture and verse the tasks being performed by the Jewish According to Fred Lorfoer, Welfare Federation and the various agencies. It notes among Vice-President in charge of other things that the Federation budget subsidizes the Bureau College Youth and Faculty, of Jewish Education on the average of $290 per student per year "All a stadent has to do Is call and that the subsidy to the Iowa Jewish Home averages out to the Jewish WeUare of nce and $1,850 per bed. re^aest to be put on the There is a description of the current programs of the malUag list. Senior citlieni 'agencies and on the last page a "pie" indicating the overall are aSaally members of the expenditures in percentages and absolute dollars. The last page Jewsih WeUare Federation focuses on the special allocation of up to $11,000 for the ab- by prevlont coatrlbatlon. sorption of two Soviet Jewish Refugee families in Des Moines. Shoald they not be, then nay Those who have not received the brochure are asked to small 'affordable' concontact the Federation office. , Irlbatlon could make them eligible to get the Jewlsfc PreM." We further learned that a subscription is provided for the Drake Jewish Student Center. Finally, for those who have Des Moines — In Mr. Schrank presented an requested the Press, but have preparation for our Ruuian orientation concerning the not yet received it, Dr. ' Jewish newcomers, Marvin purpoces of United Hias and Ferman has this to say, Schrank from United Hias < past experiences of other "Omaha in their disarray and visited Des Moines. The communities involved with confusion of moving has not Jewish Family Services resettlement of the Russian made the new plates for Board members and Jewi, sending the Press, although Chairpersons involved in names from here have been Current migration of relocation of these families sent repeatedly. Russian Jews seems to be met with Mr. Schrank in an occuring from within the m day conference. heartland of Russia. Many We Invite comments, highly educated and opinions and questions to be assimilated Russians are now sent to: involved in the current Dorothy Hockenberg, exodus. 3SI1 St. Johns Rd., Those present again voiced Des Moioes, Iowa, Wll eagerness for the Des Moines or OEMFMBIDS: Jewish Community to provkle Judy Rubin, a new honne for those who Don't be without meai M28 Woodland, seek refuge. during the energy crisis. Des Moines, Iowa, S0S12.
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Teens Invited to 'Goffee House' Des Moines - All tth-lJth graders are invited to the "Finjan" Coffee House, to be held at the Jewish Community Center from 7:3010:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24th. The social is being sponsored by the Des Moines Jewish Youth Council in cooperation with S.Y.O. Music wUl be provided by the "Double Rainbow," and (alefel will be served akMg with other refreshments. Admission is only $1.00 per person. The appearance of two "surprise" teen guests wUl highlight the event.
Braille Service Awards Presented Des Moines — At the March nth meeting of Tifereth Israel's Women's League awards were presented through the National Braille Association to three members of Tifereth Israel's Braille Group. Mrs. Sara Lazere and Mrs. Ruth Engman received Meritorious Awards for contributing 2S00 hours of braille transcription. Mrs. Mary Ann Rosenbaum received the Noteworthy Award for 500 hours of braille transcription.
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BatMftzvah Des Moines — Evelyn Bergh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warner Bergh, will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah at the Services, Friday evening, March 29at 8p.m. at Tifereth Israel Synagogue. An Oneg Shabbat in honor of Evelyn will be tendered by her parents in the ClubJtiouse Auditorium immediately following services. The announcement is in lieu of personal invitations. The entire community Is invited.
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Des Moines — Election of officers was held at the February 28 meeting of the Board of Governors of the Des Moines Jewish Welfare Federation. The board also approved the appointments of Commission Presidents, Commission members and Committee members. The following were approved. FEDERA'nON OFFICERS Harlan Hockenberg, President; Marvin Pomerantz, 1st VicePresident: Gary Rubin, 2nd Vice-President; Kay Bucksbaum, Vice-President; Fred U>rber, Vice-President; Jim Marcovis, Treasurer; Evelyn Mintzer, Secretary. (X)MMI88ION HEADS On recommendation by the President the Board approved the following as Presidents of the various Commissions: Bureau of Jewish Education — David Belin; Community RaUtions Commission — Robert Mannheimer; Iowa Jewish Home — Syd Tabach; Jewish Community Center — Martin Waldinger; JewUh FamUy Servkws — Martin Pklgeon; Women's Federation — Lois Copple. COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN Dsvid Bear — Chairman Koshruth Committee; Marvin Pomerantz — Chairman Budget Committee; Jim Marcovis — Chairman Collection Committee; Sheldon Rabinowitz — Chairman Federation Investment Committee; Harry Pomerantz — Chairman Israel Investment Committee; Marvin Pomerantz — Chairman Personnel Committee; Steve Blank — Chairman Young Leadership Committee; June Daniels — Chair Person Soviet Jewry Committee;
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Roselind Rabinowitt * Barbara Leiser — Co-ChabPersons Israel Task Force. EXECU'nVE COMMITTEE The President appointed the following as members of the Executive Committee: Marvin Pomerantz, Gary Rubin, Fred Lorber, Kay Bucksbaum, Evelyn Mintzer, Jim Marcovis, Rabbi Marshall Berg, Rabbi Barry Cytron, Rabbi Jay GoUbury, David Belin, Syd Tabach, Martin Waldinger, Martin Pidgeon, Robert Mannheimer, Stjdney Rubin, Mose Waldinger, Kenneth Sandler, Richard Levitt. STEERING COMMITTEE Richard Levitt was appointed Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Community Action Committee and Marvin Pomerantz Co-Chairman. Members of the Steering Committee are: Martin Pidgeon, Martin Waldinger. David Belin, Martin SKtibiium, Dr Gerald sT Ferman, Jo Ann Brown, Harlan Hockenberg, Robert Mannheimer, Jim Marcovis, Syd Tabach, Gerald Engman, Ben Schwartz. A list of Commission members and Community Action Committee will appear in next week's Jewish Preu.
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AC Discusses Precepts On March t4Ui, the Community Action Committee dltcuued the "Precepti for Improving the Quality of Jewish Ule in Des Moinet" lubmitted by the Steering Committee. The Precept! reflect the viewi of a majority of the member* of the Steering Committee concerning the direction to follow (or the improvement of Jewiah life in Oea Moine*. Below is a statement of the Precepts. A motion prefen^ by David Belin and an amendment to that inotion by Dr. Burton Leiser: I Providing the community with highly qualified professionals is an overriding priority. II The quality of Jewish life for all age groups is substantially enriched by phyaically interfacing the facilities of the Federation and Its agencies with the three primary centers of
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Brandals Wdfileini'" Plan Art Auction Des Moines — The Greater Des Moines Chapter of Brandeis Unive'rslty Women's Committee is sponsoring an Art Auction at Tifereth Israel Synagogue on Saturday, March aoth. The Auction will begin at 8.30 p.m. with a preview beginningat7:30to8.'30p.m. There will be refreshments and a drawing for door prizes at midnight. On display will be authentic graphics, water colors and oili by Picasso, Dall, Chagall, Calder, Baskin, Shahn, Matisse, Miro, Vasarely, and many, many others. Admission tl .SO per person. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
viability of a dynamic Jewish community and that through diversity common goals can creatively be defined and achieved. Motion presented by David Belin: Be it resolved that the overriding priority to improve the quality of Jewish life in Des Moines is to provide the community with highly qualified professionals and first rate programs. B. Be it further resolved that there are physical needs for the Jewish community of Des Moines including retirement type units and extended care beds to meet the growing needs on these services, a recreationeducational complex encompassing among other things a gym, youth lounge, classrooms, a library, an auditorium and meeting rooms. C. Be it further resolved that the Steering Committee be directed to concurrently develop alternative recommendations including: 1. Centralized ra(]iMies using the Bookey lanTand possible adjacent property and 2 Interfacing newly constructed physical —facilities with the thws congregations.
Seconded by Ron Daniels. Amendment presented by Dr. Burton Leiser to replace Section C of David Belin's motion: (This was presented in the spirit of further clarifying the above section.) Be it further resolved that the Steering Committee submit a report to the Community Action Committee including the following;' U An Inventory of what we now have in the way of facilities. 2) An evaluation of each existing facility, Its
appropriateness for present and projected programs and Its likely longevity. 3) An inventory of present and projected programs and the suitability of available facilities for each such program. 4) A list of priorities for spending of community funds on various projected programs such as a day school, library or what have you and an estimate of the facility needs with costs for such programs. 5) A list of priorities for construction of facilities where adequate facilities do not now exist or where present facilities are expected to become inadequate in the near future. 6) A list of options or alternative solutions for fulfilling the facility needs of the community. Amendment accepted by
Des Moines BBYO Plans Beau-Sweetheart Dance Des Moines — The Des Moines BBYO BeauSweetheart Dance will be heM Saturday. March 30, from 9 to 12 p.m. at the Normandy Terrace Apartments. Live entertainment will be provided by "Mourning Glory." A coketail party from 8 to 9 p.m. will precede the dance at'^'the Kreamer home 222 S3rd Street. Overall dance chairmen are Linda Bear and Laurie Winick. Members of their committee include: Marci
Kneeter, Lynne Carson and Jody Weiss. Sweetheart candidates are Lynne Carson, Jody Weiss and Laurie Winick. Candidates for Beau are Mike C^olieb, Sam Kreamer and Steve Zohn. Bob Carpenter serves as BBVO advisor. Tickets at ts for couples, $3 single are available from Sam Kreamer, 222 S3rd Street, Des Moines; Lynne Caraon, 4112 Muskogee, Des Moines, or from Larry Katz at the Omaha JCC.
Des Moines JCC The Jewish Community 'Center Thursday Oub will meet on Thursday March 28th. The Golden Age Club will meet this Sunday at the
Employment applications are now being accepted st the Jewish Community Center from High School students. College students, and young David Belin. adults interested in an enjoyable and rewarding Seder Manned summer experience at Camp AtVetsHbtp/iiJ Shalom and Camp K'Ton. Application for eipployment Des Moines — On April 1st, forms may be picked up at the Rabbi Marshall Berg, . .Center.rOr may b« obtained by Chapliln UT Kiioxville writing to : Dave Rabinovitz, Veterans Hospital and Mrs. Jewish (immunity Center, Phillip Epstein, B'nai B'rith 954 Cummins Parkway,, Des Women's President will Moines, Iowa. S0312 conduct a Seder Service for the Jewish patient's there. B'nai B'rith women will provide the food and necessary Items for the Seder Ubie. , The Protestant and Catholic Chaplains are also being invited to the Seder. Rabbi Berg and Mrs. Meyer Mintzer regularly visit the Knoxville hospital on a monthly basis. Mrs. Mintier is in Israel with her family during the Passover Holidays.
Jewish Community Center. SUNDAY FUNDAY "Sunday Funday" for children in grades 1, 2 -and 3 will meet again on March 24. The session begins at 12:15. For only $1.00, participants will get a hot dog lunch and will participate in a "taffy pull", ending at 2:00 p.m. The (in^i session of the program will be March 31. SPRING BOWLING LEAGUE The Center's bowling league begins this Sunday, March 24. This year, the league is being held at Val Lanes, 63rd St. at Ashworth Road: All itioee In grades :f 8 who have registered, should be at the bowling alley promptly at 1:30 p.m. for qualifying.
ELEGANT 1, 2,3, and 4 bedroom apartments available now. From IIM
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Jewish life (the congregations). A. The facility needs of the retirement population include retirement type units and extended care beds to meet the growing demands on these services. B. The facility needs for the young include a recreational-educational complex encompasaing, among other thing»>^ a gym, youth lounge, claurooms and a library. C. Facility needs for adults include, among other things, an auditorium, meeting rooms and a community library. Ill In order to maximally utilize the present facilities available to the Jewish community and responsibly construct those new facilities needed it is essential to carefully study the viability over time of the present sites of the three primary congregations. IV These Precepts recognize the constructive and creative role that independent congregations, representing different religious approaches, contribute to the
Monday, March M 7:30 Jewish Community Center Board Meeting home of Marty Waldinger Tueulsy, March M 12:30 Temple B'nai Jeshurun Sisterhood meeting Thursday, March a 8:00 Board of Governors meeting Tifereth Israel Synagogue Friday. March » Executive Directors Federation Officers Commission Presidents Luncheon Meeting. 12:00 Hawkeye Room Des Moines Club Bat Mitzvah Tifereth Israel Synagogue Saturday. March 30 Brandeis Art Invest Bar Mitzvah Beth El Jacob Synagogue Phil Rosenbaum
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£Letivitios Omaha Bethlsraal SERVICEii: FrWUy: Traditional Evening Service* (Kabalat Shabbat) 7:30 pjn. Late Friday evening Family lervices will be e«nducted by Rabbi laaac ; Nadoff and Cantor Edward Befiiovits at 8:15 p.m. SatanUy: Morning Service: 8:45 a.m. conducted by Rabbi Isaac Nadoff and Cantor Edward BerlEoviU. Talmud CUM wiU be conducted by Rabbi Isaac Nadoff at 7 p.m. followed at 7:30p.m. by Mincha, Sbolaih Sudos and Maariv. StuMlay: / Morning Service: 9 a.m., followed by breakfast and the Rabbi's class on the Book of Genetia. ' DaUy: Services at 7 a.m. and 7:10 p.m. i f ;^ r r L
March M in the Social Hall. The program will include: 9:lSa.m. — a presentation by Mr. Sapir; 9:40 a.m. — a general discussion; 10:15 a.m. — Sunday School parents visit classes. Pai|:^ts of Talmud Torah students are invited to remain in the Social Hall (or further discuuion. On Monday, March 2S. parents of Talmud Torah students are invited to visit classes at Beth Israel from 4 — 5 p.m. Private conferences with teachers will be hekl from 5 — 6 p.m. The same program will take place at the West Branch, Tuesday, Harch 26; Wednesday, March 27, Bet Class at Beth Urae) and Thursday, March 31, Bet daas at the West Branch. rNOT TORAH The next session of Beth Israel Sisterhood's B'not Torah will be on Tuesday, March 26, in the Synagogue Social HaU. Coffee is at 12:10, the class is at 1:00. Rabbi Isaac Nadoff wfD continue his dlscuaakw of "GbaU af JndslsM."
.JYO L.TA_ The anmat Leadertkip Training Seminar of lUdwett Region SYO wa< held in.. -'t>ieana/ni., March 14-17. A ' delegation of 8 SYO'eri represented the Omaha Kadimah Chapter. The theme SERVICES: Friday: Df the event was "Judaism Sabbath Eve Services in the Through the Ages." Sanctuary at 8:15 p.m. Rabbi Myer S. Kripiw will MODEL SEDER Passover Model Seder (or deliver the sermon, the entire Religious School "OB the Wlagi ef Batwill take place Sunday, terfUes," iiha>reparalion for the Columbus Boychoir . March 31 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The Model Seder this year presentation of "I Never Saw : will be dedicated to Jew* in Another Butterfly." the Soviet Union. The Gimel Cantor Chaim Najman and and Oaled classes will the Beth El Synagogue Choir :' present a Model Seder play. will conduct the musical Parents, relatives and service. L friends are invited to attend. Salarday: i Ciasaea will meet at 9:30 Morning Service 10 a.m. F'STW. on this Sunday. MIncha-Maariv Service 7:15 p.m. ^"OPEN HOUSE Saaday: I The ReUgious School wiU Morning Service 9 a.m. I hold an open hoilse Suoday, Dally: 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Sabbath Candle Lighting raiDAY.MARCH 22, JtMPM. nnOAY. MARCH M. 7t25 PJM.
Benediction for Kirailing Sabbath Lights: Borukh Atoh Adonay Eloheinu Melekh Haolam, •-Asher Kideshono Bemitzvotav Vetzivano Lehadlik NerShelShobbot. (Blessed art Thou. 0 Lord, Oir God, King of the Universe, Who sanctifies us by His Commandments and has commanded us to icindle the Sabbath lights.) «r,This Service Presented as a Courtesy by
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BAR MI'rZVAHS DAVID RIPS, son of Mr. aid Mrs. SbeMM Rip*. wUI become a Bar Mitzvah at the servic'es, Friday evening March 22 and Saturday morning, March 23. The Bar MiUvah of DAVID G0LD8CHLAGER. son of Cd. and Mre. Cari G«Mschlsger. will be celebrated Sunday Morning, March 24. SISTERHOOD STUDY GROUP The Sisterhood Study Group 00 Bask Judaism will meet with Cantor Chaim Najman Wednesday, March 27 at 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. in the Beth El youth lounge. The topic ia ••Marallty aad the Natare •! Gaad." Two final meetings will be held April 24 and May 8. No sitter service will be provided unless reservations are made with Myra Oberman, 558-4780. MEN^CLUB The fourth and final in a aeries of luncheon and~ discussion meetings ••iMlghlf inia Jndai*a." sponsored by the Beth El Men's Club, wUI be held Tuesday, March 28th at 12 noon in Beth El Synagogue Social Hall. Sabiii Myer 8. Kripi« wiU develop hi* topic "Tb* Coacarna of Jewiab Sebolan." IkaanraUoii* at 81.71 may' be made by calling the ayaagegne oOIce, HMm.
Omaha Tamplo taraal SERVICES: Friday: Sabbath evening services 8:15 p.m. Rabbi Barry L Weinstein will speak on "What Daei the Sabbath Represeat Today?" Musical portions of the service will be by the TerapkChoir under the direction of Miss Ida Gitlin. A coffee hour will be held. Satarday. It a.m.
BAT MrrzvAH The Bat Mitzvah of LOURI BETH FELLHAN dai«hler of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fellmaa, will be celebrated at the services Saturday morntaig, March 23.
Omaha B'nai Jacob SERVK'KK: Saturday: Morning Services: 8:45 a.m. Sanday: Morning Services: 8 a.m. SELLING CHOMETZ The selling of Chomelx before Passover will be assisted Sunday mornings, March 24 and March 31 from 8:10 - 9 ajn.
Council Bluffs B'nai Israel SERVICES: Salarday: 9 a.m. Saaday: 9 a.m. Bath services will be caadaeted by Mr. Sam Sacks.
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Beth O Jacob SERVICES: Friday: 8:15 p.m. Satarday: Morning Service 9 a.m. Kiddush and Jr. Congregation, 11 a.m. Torah Study with Rabbi, 5:30 p.m. Mincha and Shalosb Seudoa, 6:45 p.m.
DasMoinas THarelh Israel SERVICES: Friday: 8 p.m. Rabbi Barry Cytron and Cantor Pinchas Spiro will officiate. Saturday: Morning Service 9:30 a.m. Torah Study Lesson, 10:15 a.m. Mishna Study Group 5 p.m. Haftorah Chanting group 5 p.m. Mincha, Maariv 5:45 p.m. Saaday Maraiag 8:10 a.m.
BAT MITZVAH Carol Ann Swartz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Swartz, wiU celebrate her Bat Mitzvah Friday evening, March 22,8:00p.m. atTifereth Israel Synagogue. An OnagShabbat tai honor •f Carol win be taodered by bar parents In the Clutiboua* Auditorium immediately following services. This announcement is ia lieu of perMNial invitations. ' The entire community is eordiaUy invited to attend.
DeelMolnas Templa B'nai Jaafwrun SERVICES; Friday: 8 p.m.
SUNDAY HOURS 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. PHASBIOFSHUKEtrrS PASSOVat STOCK-UP SALE
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March 16, 1974
Omaha Organizations B'NAI B'RITN WOMEN C0RNHU8KER CHAPTER On March 2S at I p.m., Installation of officers will be held at Isl Federal Saving and Loan (Mth off Dodge). Mrs. Marvin Abramson is Installation chairman. Mrs. David Cooper, Installing Officer, will install the following officers: Mmes. Herman Barron, President; ' Harold Franklin, Program Vice-President; John , Anderson, Fund-raising Vice President; Arnold Weinlroub, Membership Vice President; Edward Smith, Financial Secretary; Michael Shukeft, Treasurer; Saul Kaiman, Dues Secretary; Sam Paper, Corresponding Secretary; Feed Marcus, Recording Secretary. Chairmen are: Mmea. Allan Goodman, Fundraising co<;hairman; Victor Hilfeld, Jionor Cards; Ira CkibUarb, Gifts of Love; Arnold Sterenberg, BulleUn; Elliot Brown, BBYO; Ben Kaiman, ADL; Paul Cohen, Regular Meeting Arranger; Norman Wine, Board Meeting Arranger; Martin Kolnick, Cultural Committee; ' Seymour Steinberg, Dolls for Democracy; Al Jacoby, Older Adults; Larry Rittmaster and "Sieve DIoogoff, Operation Stork; Miss Roaie F^lman, Blood Bank. All members and Mends are invited to attend.
Reservations may be made with Mra. Jacob Brookstein, 3»l-7524; Mrs. Harold Epstein, m^iri; or Mrs. Irving Kass, 333-«M6. OMAHA PIONEER WOMEN Omaha Pioneer Women will hold a pre-Seder Passover Meeting, Tuesday, March 26 at I p.m. at the home of RasalieK. Grad, 1019 No. 90th St. The program will feature "A Modern Haggadah." Program chairman is Helen Manheimer. Reservations should be made by calling 397-19S1. JEWISH WAR VETERANS Iz Lewis, Veterans Administration Service Officer of the Epstein Moiigan Poet No. 280, Jewish War Veterans of the USA received an Appointment as a National Memorial Officer for this area. He requests the cooperation of the families of Jewish War Veterans who have died and whose graves do not have a Jewish War Veterans Plaque Marker to please notify him at MM Ufayette St., SS3-3107, or Abe S. Miller, 3B2S No. 4»th St., 4»I*SSM as to the location of the grave and the cemetery. It is the hope of members of the Epstein Morgan Post to have a JWV grave marker on each grave of Jewish men who served their country in time o( war.
OMAHA CHAPTER OF HADA88AH The Omaha Chapter of Hadassah wUI boU a lun- HADASSAH ONEO cheon meeting Wednesday, 8HABBAT Hadassah will sponsor an March rall2:np.m. at Beth Oneg Shabbal at the Dr. Sher Unci synagogue. Mrs. Ervin Simon, a recent Home Saturday, March 30 at 2 visitor to Soviet Ruuta, will p.m. The Wassermao farallly tell her "first-hand" eiand friends will entertain perienciM in meeting relatives of her parents, with musical instruments and seeing many of the sights of ventriloquist acts. Mrs. Joe Sokolof la chairMoscow and Leningrad, and man. learning about the life of Soviet Jewry. She will illustrate her Ulk with sUde* HADASSAH taken by herself and her Mrs. J. MUton Margolin k daughter, Julie, who ac- Mrs. Leonard Lewis, cocompanied her. chairman of the Jewish Cantor Edward Berinvito National Fund Project have of Beth Israel synagogue will announced that the JNF entertain with a group of envelopes were sent the end IsraeU folk songs. He will of February. They urge accompany himself with the , recipients to return envelopes with contributions imguitar. Members re asked to bring mediately. Volunteers who wlU visit their filled Ufe Saving banks to be turned in during the home to clear Bine B«nes, busineM meeting. A report of include Mmes: J. M. the slate of officers for 1974-75 Margolin, Leonard Lewis, Joe will be presented by the Bernstein, Lawrence Epstein, Morris Erman, Nathan nominating committee.
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Gimple, Maynard Greenberg, Jack Kaufman, Sam Manvitz, Abe Marcus, Max Piatt, Meyer Rubin, Maurice Schwartz, Harry Smith and Phineous Wintroub. The Blue Box symbolizes the connection of Jews to the land of Israel. Many families have made it a custom to put a coin in the BLUE BOX every day.^me tradiUonally place a few coins in the Box before the lighting of the Sabbath candles. Contributors who give $10, $18, $36 or over, are elgible for a number of prizes, including a trip to Israel. Blue Boxes are available by calling Ann Margolin — S534668. _ CAREER WOMEN CHAPTER HADASSAH Career Women of the Omaha Chapter of Hadassah will meet on Sunday Marcl^ 24th. at 2 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Ron (Barbara) Winder, the Martinique Apts. Mrs. Sam Katzman will review the book "Balm In GUead" written by Marlin Levin. Our Slate for tkte coming year will be presented. A refreshment hour will be held. OMAHA CHAPTER OF AMERICAN WOMEN'S ORt New members to ORT will be welcomed at a 12:15 p.m. luncheon to be served at the home of Barb HurwiU, 1011 No. 129th Circle, March 28, ORT Day. ORT Day is a national event and ail new people in the community are invited to attend. A program will be presented. Reservations should be made by calling Suzie Mogil, 331-7641. OMAHA CHAPTER OF HADASSAH At the "Flaaace for Womea" Special Interest Group meeting of Hadasaah to be held Wednesday, March 27 at 9:30 a.m. at the Omaha National Bank, 17th and Famam, Bruce Smith, Trust Officer of O.N.B. will discuss "Wills, TrnsU aad the Woaaa." Free parking is available in Brandeis parking garage downtown. Reservations may be made by calling Gwen Pred, 398-4531. Mrs. Robert E. Wagner is chairman for this group.
Dr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Jaffe of Houston, Tex. announce the birth of a son, Robert Michael, bom March 6, 1974. They also have two daughters, Tracy Anne and Deborah Elise. Grandparents are Or. and Mrs,, J. Lewis Yager of Omaha and Dr. Jack Jaffe of Cleveland, Ohio. Greatgrandmother is Mrs. Celia Dansky. Lt. and Mrs. Steven C. Perils announce the birth of a daughter, Jennifer Aimee, born March 10, 1974 in Chicago, III. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Herb Goldberg of Morton Grove, III. and Mr. and Mrs. Aaron E. Perils of Council Bluffs, la.
ESTHER LEWIS Funeral services were held Friday, March 15, 1974 for Esther Lewis, 60, of 4801 No. 52nd St. Interment was at Golden Hill Cemetery. Survivors are: husband, Michael; sisters, HenrietU, Detroit, Mich., and Rose, Hollywood, Fla.; brother, Ed Waxnian, Detroit, Micti.
News Briefs ISRAEUS WOUNDED Tel Aviv, (JTA) - Three Israeli soldiers were wounded by Syrian artillery fu-e on March 14, the third successive day of shooting on the northern front. A military spokesman said the Syrians opened fire on Israeli positions in the Mazraat Bet Jan area, Tel Shams and other points. Israeli gunners returned the fire. The shooting was described as sporadic and lasted 90 minutes. It ended by mid-<lay. Golan Heights settlers who took to their bomb shelters in the morning emerged in the afternoon and resumed their daily routine. NAMES DISCLOSED New York, (JTA) - The names of four Jewish women murdered in Damascus were disckised last week by the Israeli Consulate here. They are Eva Saad and Tony, Lora and Farah Zeybak, sisters. The names were received from relatives of the murder victims in Europe whose identity is withheld for security reasons.
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The Center Youth Department staff, the Center Youth Committee, the Senior High Center Youth Board, and the Junior High Center Youth Board, have been planning an exciting variety of programs and activities that will soon become available in our new Onter. All phases of the Arts, Jewish education and idenUflcation, counseling, socials, intercities, community service, and much more will be offered. Much of our on-going activities will be centered in our two spacious teen lounges and gamerooms, one for 7th and 8th graders, and one for 9th through twelfth graders. The lounges will be open daily and weekends, and will offer a place to meet friends, have fun, relax, listen to music, dance, play pingpong, pool, chess, etc. Each of these areas will be staffed by qualified, experienced attendants who will work with our youth membership in areas of programming, planning and counseling. If you have suggestions for any or want to help on the planning committees, Just give me a call • 334-8200. All you have to do to be put to work is volunteer! ..SPEOAL COMMITTEES OF INTEREST: One of the
Youth Department's special areas of emphasis is the area of Chemical Dependency Awareness. Chaired by Sherry Weinberg, the Chemical Dependency Awareness Sub-Committee is comprised of professionals in several fields including social work, education, psychology, medicine, pharmachology, law, and education, and by concerned members of our adult and youth communities. Still in the beginning stages of its work, this committee will eventually develop an inhouse Chemical Dependency educational and counseling program for teens and parents. REVIVE THE "TEEN FORUM": About a year ago, a new feature debuted in the press: the TEEN FORUM. In the short time it ran, several excellent articles were submitted on varied topics by teens who had something to say ... and said it. This feature has been absent too long. Help us revive the TEEN FORUM. TheTEEN FORUM is your voice. Let's hear it! Address your contributions to Teen Forum, c-o Jewiah Press, 333 So. 132nd Street, Onnaha, Nebraska, 88154.
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'H's 'S^ Up Tune'for JCC SoftballPrograms The 1974 JCC Softball leaion will open officially with practice and league organization for J unior High School. Senior High School and Adult Members of the New Jewish Community Center. * Below you will find the getMral information for each softball league. JUNIOR HIGH BOYS TWI-LITE SOFTBALL LEAGt'E (7th, 8th k Mh grade) Monday evenings League Fee: $4.00 Available to current Center Members Only. Weekly games in organized Softball League. Teams will be selected from a player pool draft, player captains selected, coaches assigned and equal participation and competitian assured. Games will t>e played at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. r,
The Plight of the Panovs NEW YORK (JTA) - The plight of the famed Soviet ballet star, Valery Panov, and his wife, Galina, a ballerina, was dramatized last week on the occasion of his 3Sth birthday, at a party at Plaza Square in New York. Several hundred people, including celebrities from the world of arts, gathered in the square to proclaim their solidarity with the two beleaguered artists.
-JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS rOWDER-Pt'FF SOFTBALL LEAGUE (7th, 8Ui li 9th Grade) Monday evenings. League Fee: $4.00. Games will be played at <:1S p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Girls will enjoy playing weekly games in this organized Softball league. Captains will be chosen and teams selected from a player pool, coaches assigned and equal participation will be aa8u>ed. SENIOR HI HOUSE SOFTBALL LEAGUE (Mh-IZth Grade Boys) Games will be played from 6:15 p.m. totilSp.m. League Fee: $4.00. Use Center Diamonds for weekly games in organized Softball League. Available to all Center Members Only. Teams wll be developed with members selected from a player pool to permit equal competition and participation, equal competition and participation. JCC SENIOR HI SCHOOL BOYS CLUB SOFTBALL LEAGUE (Mh-12th Grade Boys) 10:00-11:00 a.m. Weekly games in organized Softball League. Official Gub entry league. Open to all A.Z.A.. BBYO and Synagogue Youth Groups, League Fee: $4.00. SENIOR HI GIRLS "KITTEN" SOFTBALL LEAGUE (Mli-IZt|) Grade) l«:M-ll:W a.m. Swiday msmtngi, HsvelM playing "Kiltea" Softball esch week in rrgualr organised league. Teami will be devekiped with members selected from a -.playeTrpaai. BBYO. Syugsgae VMrtkGrwips and Club Groups nay enter as a team. MIDGET SOFTBALL LEAGUE (4th, Stb * Mh Grade) 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. League Fee: $3.00. Exciting weekly games will be played. Fundamentals and techniques of the game will be taught such as: fielding, hitting, running and throwing. Evenly picked teams will be chosen from a player pool to asMire equal participation and competition. OLYMPIC SOFTBALL LEAGUE (7tli, SIh A Mh Grade) «:00 5:00 p m. Fee: $3.00. Exciting weekly games will be played. Teams will be developed with members selected from a player pool to permit equal participation and competition. MEN'S SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE - (II * Up) Available to current Canter Members Only League Fee: $10.00. Games will be played on Sunday mornings starting at 10:00 a.m. Have fun playing with your friends in this weekly recreatonal league. Form your own team or members will be placed OD a team selected by a player pool: COED ADULT SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE — (!• ift Up) Weekly games will be played at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Available to current New Center members only. Fee: $7.50 per couple. Spend an evening outdoors playing and enjoying the Bewest and popular "Kitten" softball game. Fun and participation will be streMed. Form your own team or teams will ke organized. Now is the time to sign up so that the necessary plan* can be made. Pill out and return the tear-off below to Chuck Arnold, 83 South 132nd Street 6S1S4. 1974 SPRING AND SUMMER SOFTBALL PROGRAMS NAME.. FHONE :ADDRESS
KTY BUSINESS PHONE Piuck, please sign me up for the following softball program:
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Clive Barnes, theater and dance critic of the New York Times and a member of the Committee for Valery and
Galina Panov, said that for two years Panov has been "persecuted, harassed and Jailed." Panov. he contimied, is forced to practice his dancing in his small two-room apartment. "This is inhumanity," Barnes said, adding that Panov is like "a man in a zoo." Barnes said he had appealed to the Nixon Administration on behalf of Panov but that there was "no response because of the policy of detente." Sen. Henry M. Jackson (0. Wash.), the sponsor of the Jackson amendment, sent a statement applauding the
gathering and called for continued efforts to help "this brave couple." Noting that the Soviet Union continues to deny the Panovs their fundamental right "to emigrate to a nation which would welcome them." Meanwhile, in Washington, a plea to the Soviet government to allow Valery and Galina Panov to eihigrate to Israel was issued by eight Congresswomen led by Elizabeth Holtzman (D.NY). The plea. In the form of a joint letter to Soviet Communist Party Secretary Leonid E. Brezhnev, stated that "as .
members of the U.S. Congress and as women we urge the Soviet Government to grant immediate permission to Galina Panov to emigrate with her husband." Valery Panov has been told that he may leave the USSR but that Galina, who is not Jewish, cannot accompany him. The Congresswomen'• letter stated: "We deplore th^s effort by the Soviet government to separate the Panov family. We must protest the unjust decision that a husband must leave the country and his wife must remain."
Hadassah Holds Vigil for Sylva New York, . . . The Geneva Conventions protect prisoners of war. What body or law protects Sylva Zalmanson from the brutality of her own government? Imprisoned by the Soviet Union in 1970 because she wants to live as a Jew in Israel, Sylva — with a history of tuberculosis and rheumatic fever — is wasting away in a Strict Ragima Labor Camp. The' only woman so imprisoned, Sylva has been sent to a eamp where she is surrounded by Nazi calloborators from World War II. Her case is so appalling that it has been taken up by Amnesty International freedom loving people throughout the world, all seeking clemency for her. In a vigil held by Hadassah on Sylva Zaimanson's behalf at the Isaiah Wall, in the shadow of the United Nations Rose E. Matzkin, national president of Hadassah, said that this appeal was humanitarian, not political. "Sylva Zalmanson has
never spoken against the Soviet Union, nor participated in its political life. Her only 'crime' is that she has sought to go to Israel where she can live as a conscientious observant Jew. "We are appealing to people of goi>d will and government leaders to speak up for Sylva and join in urging the Soviet Union to free her and let her go to Israel. She has already served four years of a ten-year sentence. At 30 years she -is a pbysicaUy broken women — she has tuberculosis, ulcers and is losing her hearing. She has not seen por heard from her husband Edward Kuznetsov nor her brothers Vulf and Israel Zalmanson since her imprisonment." Sylva Zalmanson was bom on Octover 25, 1944 in Siberia where her family had fled from the Nazis during World War n. They later returned to • Riga, their native city. After graduating from the Riga Polytechnical Institute in 1967 as a mechanical engineer, Sylva worked in a Riga
factory. In 1970 she married Edward Kuznetsov. Beginning in 1962, she sought in vain to obtain permission to emigrate to Israel, because she believed that there was no way for her to live as a Jew in the Soviet Union. On June 15, 1970, after many frustrating and fruitless applications for an exit visa, ^Iva, along with ten other Jews, including her husband and two brothers were arrested. They were "
accused of "anti-Soviet activity," a catch-ell charge that assure* conviction without evidence or fact. In the notorious Lenigrad Trial of December. 1970. E^lward was given the death sentence, which was commuted, after a world-wide protest, to IS years. Sylva and Israel were sentenced to 10 and 8 years, respectively. Shortly thereafter, VuU waatried by a military courtmartial and received a tenyeer term, -•.— ^'
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